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Stir this lesson slowly then boil your answers

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Activities in this lesson include learning about bossy/imperative verbs, adverbs, fronted adverbials and recipes/instructions. Activities also include writing a recipe and writing a spell for Cinderella.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on collaboration with a five-minute activity based on this extract.   


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Cinderella lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for Stir this lesson slowly then boil your answers

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this reource. This is what it said:

    “Stir this lesson slowly then boil your answers” – Get Creative with Cinderella: Cook Up some Magic

    I’ve discovered a brilliant KS2 resource that seamlessly integrates teaching key English skills with developing essential thinking and learning abilities – saving you timetable space. It’s a lesson plan inspired by Cinderella’s fairy godmother and her magical recipes.

    🚀 Why this Cinderella lesson works

    🌟 Teaches features of instructions and recipes
    🌟 Covers grammar points like imperative verbs, adverbs and fronted adverbials
    🌟 Develops 4 key evidence-based learning skills: collaboration, thinking skills, metacognition and peer teaching
    🌟 Includes a 5 minute CPD activity on the benefits of collaborative learning

    The lesson starts by explaining the difference between instructions and recipes, recapping grammar points like imperative verbs. A collaborative thinking skills activity then gets students evaluating recipes and answering higher order questions.

    The fun really begins when students write their own magical recipe for Cinderella to use to transform her horrible sisters! This creative writing task is underpinned by prior grammar teaching. Finally, students self-reflect on what they found easy or tricky about writing instructions.

    I would give this complete, ready to use lesson 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for fully integrating the English curriculum with research-backed learning strategies. The fairy tale context engages students in applying new grammar and writing skills.

    I highly recommend this resource for a time-saving way to cover multiple objectives meaningfully.

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Stir this lesson slowly then boil your answers - Cinderella KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
Stir this lesson slowly then boil your answers