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Colourful Dragon Rhymes - for all ages

Colourful Dragon Rhymes - for all ages

Ideal end-of-term fun for classes of all ages, with scope for physical movement and multi-arts development. Once there was a dragon dressed in red. He liked to stay all day in… - but you can guess the last word, and so can the children, although some may prefer to offer alternatives with other rhyming words. Red is just one example of the numerous colours featuring in these crazy dragon verses, which lend themselves to being enacted, and even sung to a made-up tune, as well as chanted and clapped. Follow on with dragon sketches or try my dragon’s menu for easy, crazy writing fun.
katewilliams_poetry
Our Favourite Rhymes

Our Favourite Rhymes

Seven PowerPoints (showing 14 nursery rhymes in total) supporting Aspect 4 of Phase 1 Letters and Sounds.
jbrigg
Nature's Songs

Nature's Songs

Children observe animals in nature, identifying and naming what they see. They then listen to and/or create songs based on what they have observed. This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning. This activity is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, children are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
TheTeachersFriend
Song Bundle Cards and Characters

Song Bundle Cards and Characters

Song Bundle Cards and Characters This resource includes 10x song cards and charactes to be cut out, laminated and velcro stuck on the back in order to use on a felt board. It also includes a song title to be cut out, laminated and stuck on a paddle pop stick in order to choose or show what song will be sung next. This song bundle includes: 3 Jellyfish 5 Little Ducks 5 Cheeky Monkeys Jumping on the Bed 5 Cheeky Monkeys Swinging in a Tree 5 Fat Sausages 5 Grey Elephants Baa Baa Black Sheep 5 Green and Speckled Frogs Hey Diddle, Diddle Mary had a Little Lamb
CherryBlossomCreations
Mary had a Little Lamb Song Card and Characters

Mary had a Little Lamb Song Card and Characters

This resource includes a song card and characters to be cut out, laminated and velcro stuck on the back in order to use on a felt board. It also includes a song title to be cut out, laminated and stuck on a paddle pop stick in order to choose or show what song will be sung next
CherryBlossomCreations
Hey Diddle, Diddle Song Cards and Characters

Hey Diddle, Diddle Song Cards and Characters

This resource includes a song card and characters to be cut out, laminated and velcro stuck on the back in order to use on a felt board. It also includes a song title to be cut out, laminated and stuck on a paddle pop stick in order to choose or show what song will be sung next
CherryBlossomCreations
Five Green and Speckled Frog Song Card and Characters

Five Green and Speckled Frog Song Card and Characters

This resource includes a song card and characters to be cut out, laminated and velcro stuck on the back in order to use on a felt board. It also includes a song title to be cut out, laminated and stuck on a paddle pop stick in order to choose or show what song will be sung next
CherryBlossomCreations
Baa Baa Black Sheep Song Card and Characters

Baa Baa Black Sheep Song Card and Characters

This resource includes a song card and characters to be cut out, laminated and velcro stuck on the back in order to use on a felt board. It also includes a song title to be cut out, laminated and stuck on a paddle pop stick in order to choose or show what song will be sung next
CherryBlossomCreations
Five Little Ducks Song Cards and Characters

Five Little Ducks Song Cards and Characters

This resource includes a song card and characters to be cut out, laminated and velcro stuck on the back in order to use on a felt board. It also includes a song title to be cut out, laminated and stuck on a paddle pop stick in order to choose or show what song will be sung next
CherryBlossomCreations
Five Grey Elephants Song Card and Characters

Five Grey Elephants Song Card and Characters

This resource includes a song card and characters to be cut out, laminated and velcro stuck on the back in order to use on a felt board. It also includes a song title to be cut out, laminated and stuck on a paddle pop stick in order to choose or show what song will be sung next
CherryBlossomCreations
5 Fat Sausages Song Card and Characters

5 Fat Sausages Song Card and Characters

This resource includes a song card and characters to be cut out, laminated and velcro stuck on the back in order to use on a felt board. It also includes a song title to be cut out, laminated and stuck on a paddle pop stick in order to choose or show what song will be sung next
CherryBlossomCreations
Five Cheeky Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

Five Cheeky Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

This resource includes a song card and characters to be cut out, laminated and velcro stuck on the back in order to use on a felt board. It also includes a song title to be cut out, laminated and stuck on a paddle pop stick in order to choose or show what song will be sung next
CherryBlossomCreations
A bundle of Father's Day activiies

A bundle of Father's Day activiies

This bundle contains six resources which are all related to Dads and would be especially useful on the days leading up to Father’s Day, but could be used at other times as well. There are funny poems, quizzes and creative activities included which should provide inspiration when thinking about fathers and father figures. Suitable for ages 7 to 12 years.
jlimb
Fun Bundle of Riddles, Rhymes + Recipe Poems to Write, Y3-6

Fun Bundle of Riddles, Rhymes + Recipe Poems to Write, Y3-6

A bundle of irresistibly fun poem frames - riddles, rhymes, recipes - for Yrs 3-6, stretching literacy skills and creativity without the children even noticing! But will you be able to persuade them to stop for break? Watch your reluctant writers dashing down their crazy ideas to share with the class! Tried and tested. Contents: 3 Riddle poems - What sea/jungle/woodland creature am I?, 1 Recipe poem (easy + harder versions + guide), 2 Rhyming Couplet sheets. Save nearly half cost of individual items.
katewilliams_poetry
Seaside Poetry Comprehension Bundle - Year 2

Seaside Poetry Comprehension Bundle - Year 2

A collection of three enjoyable poetry comprehension activities for year 2, all with the theme of the seaside. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions. The following poems are included: S…S…S…seaside The Beach A trip to the sea The perfect way to bring the seaside into your classroom this term! PDF file format. Please note: These comprehensions are also available in a larger summer bundle.
blossomingminds
Letter Yy Collection

Letter Yy Collection

Teach the letter Yy with ABCmouse.com! In this collection, you will find: • A color version of the instructional routine for the letter Yy with direct hyperlinks to ABCmouse activities • A printer-friendly black and white version of the instructional routine for the letter Yy • Letter Pairs Coloring Printable: Yy • Uppercase Letter Tracing Printable: Y • Lowercase Letter Tracing Printable: y • The ABCmouse Letter Y Music Video ABCmouse makes teaching the alphabet easier than ever with free songs, books, puzzles, games, and Printables. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/teachers to create a FREE classroom account and access the activities included in the instructional routine, plus hundreds of additional resources for teaching letters and sounds. If you already have a classroom account, log in on your device to be linked directly to each activity below and start teaching the letter Yy with ABCmouse!
ABCmouseforTeachers
Summer Poetry Comprehension Bundle - Year 2

Summer Poetry Comprehension Bundle - Year 2

A collection of six enjoyable poetry comprehension activities for year 2, all with the theme of summer. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions. The following poems are included: Holiday Postcards S…S…S…seaside Barbecue Day The Beach A trip to the sea Water The perfect way to bring summer into your classroom this term! PDF file format. Please note: Poetry units are also available through the Blossoming Minds shop, using these poems as the focus.
blossomingminds
Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet - Year 2

Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet - Year 2

This resource is a seaside poetry comprehension activity for year 2. The children read a descriptive, repetitive poem describing the sights and sounds of the seaside, before answering comprehension question. The resource includes 3 differentiated levels of booklet, making them suitable for a whole range of abilities in your class. The middle ability booklet is laid out in a similar way to the KS1 SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short verses to read and 3-4 questions per page. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘where’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are included. A great way to bring the seaside into your classroom this summer! PDF file format.
blossomingminds
Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension - A trip to the sea

Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension - A trip to the sea

This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 2. The poem tells the story about a disastrous trip to the beach, before a funny event turns the day around. The resource includes 3 differentiated levels of booklet, making them suitable for a whole range of abilities in your class. The middle ability booklet is laid out in a similar way to the KS1 SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short verses to read and 3-4 questions per page. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘where’ and ‘which’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are included. A great way to bring the seaside into your classroom this summer! PDF file format.
blossomingminds
Silly Soup - Letters and Sounds Phase 1

Silly Soup - Letters and Sounds Phase 1

A PowerPoint that supports Letters and Sounds Phase 1: Aspect 5. The children have to decide what ‘ingredients’ go into the soup and discard the ones that do not begin with the appropriate letter sound. Visit www.knightowl.education for more EYFS and KS1 resources.
jbrigg
Roly Poly - Letters and Sounds Phase 1

Roly Poly - Letters and Sounds Phase 1

A PowerPoint that supports Letters and Sounds Phase 1 Aspect 3: General sound discrimination - body percussion. Visit www.knightowl.education for more EYFS and KS1 resources.
jbrigg
Rhyming Soup -  Letters and Sounds Phase 1

Rhyming Soup - Letters and Sounds Phase 1

A PowerPoint that support Phase 1 Letters and Sounds Aspect 4: Rhythm and Rhyme. The children chant the rhyme and decide which items go into the rhyming soup. Visit www.knightowl.education for more EYFS and KS1 resources.
jbrigg
Our Favourite Rhymes 7

Our Favourite Rhymes 7

A PowerPoint to support Phase 1 Letters and Sounds Aspect 4: Rhythm and Rhyme. There are two rhymes - Two Little Dicky Birds and Little Bo Peep. Visit www.knightowl.education for more EYFS and KS1 resources.
jbrigg
Our Favourite Rhymes 6

Our Favourite Rhymes 6

A PowerPoint to support Phase 1 Letters and Sounds Aspect 4: Rhythm and Rhyme. There are two rhymes - Polly put the kettle on and Pussy cat, pussy cat, Where have you been? Visit www.knightowl.education for more EYFS and KS1 resources.
jbrigg
A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

Seaside literacy activities of all sorts are wrapped up in this exciting bundle, stretching phonics, reading and writing skills, plus developing creative expression, rhyme, rhythm and poetic skills, at KS1 + EY levels. Contents: 3 phonics/reading activities - picture-based; 3 poem/creative writing frames (one with 3 graded versions), 3 seaside rhymes to clap, act, build and even sing; guidance notes as applicable. Great price too!
katewilliams_poetry
Our Favourite Rhymes 5

Our Favourite Rhymes 5

A PowerPoint to support Phase 1 Letters and Sounds Aspect 4: Rhythm and Rhyme. There are two rhymes - Row, row, row your boat and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive. Visit www.knightowl.education for more EYFS and KS1 resources.
jbrigg
Our Favourite Rhymes 4

Our Favourite Rhymes 4

A PowerPoint to support Phase 1 Letters and Sounds Aspect 4: Rhythm and Rhyme. There are two rhymes - Baa, Baa Black Sheep and Incey Wincey Spider. Visit www.knightowl.education for more EYFS and KS1 resources.
jbrigg
Our Favourite Rhymes 3

Our Favourite Rhymes 3

A PowerPoint to support Phase 1 Letters and Sounds Aspect 4: Rhythm and Rhyme. There are two rhymes - Jack and Jill and Little Miss Muffet. Visit www.knightowl.education for more EYFS and KS1 resources.
jbrigg
Summer poetry comprehension - Year 2 - Summer Postcards

Summer poetry comprehension - Year 2 - Summer Postcards

This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 2, based around a poem called ‘Summer Postcards.’ The poem tells the story of one boy’s wild adventures on the run with an elephant over the summer holidays, so would make a perfect activity before or after a long break. The resource includes 3 differentiated levels of booklet, which use different layouts and slightly altered content and questions to make them suitable for a whole range of abilities. The middle ability booklet is laid out in a similar way to the KS1 SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short verses to read and 3-4 questions per page. There are a range of ‘who,’ ‘what,’ ‘how,’ ‘where’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are included. A Blossoming Minds original poem. PDF file format.
blossomingminds
Summer poetry unit and comprehensions - year 2

Summer poetry unit and comprehensions - year 2

A pack containing a summer poetry unit and two accompanying comprehensions to use with year 2 during the summer term. Included are: A five day summer poetry unit with a detailed plan for each day and accompanying resources. A comprehension on the ‘beach’ poem from the 5 day unit, differentiated 3 ways. A comprehension on the ‘water’ poem from the 5 day unit, differentiated 3 ways. A perfect way to bring summer into your classroom this term! PDF file format and Microsoft PowerPoint format.
blossomingminds
KS1 Summer Poetry Unit

KS1 Summer Poetry Unit

An enjoyable five day poetry unit to use with KS1 during the summer term. During the unit, children have the opportunity to read, study and learn two poems; one about water and one about the beach. They take a seasonal walk on day 3, in which they gather vocabulary, before spending two days writing their own poetry. All activities are engaging and interactive and allow children to work as a whole class, in groups, pairs and individually. As well as gaining experience of poetry, they also spend time learning about verbs. Everything you need to teach the unit is included in the price. You will find: A detailed plan for each day, including a starter, an introduction, a main activity and a plenary, Curriculum objectives covered for year 1 and 2, A list of resources needed, A simple PowerPoint containing 2 poems and pictures for the activities, Poems to learn by heart, Writing templates. All resources are in PDF file format or Microsoft PowerPoint format.
blossomingminds
Street Song

Street Song

This song with sound effects was written for a reception class to perform after their walk into their local town. The children created actions and selected sound sources to accompany the song then composed a piece of music in Rondo form painting a musical picture of their journey. The song would be suitable for the whole of K.S.1 and could be the starting point for many other activities.
sallykee
Letter Xx Collection

Letter Xx Collection

Teach the letter Xx with ABCmouse.com! In this collection, you will find: • A color version of the instructional routine for the letter Xx with direct hyperlinks to ABCmouse activities • A printer-friendly black and white version of the instructional routine for the letter Xx • Letter Pairs Coloring Printable: Xx • Uppercase Letter Tracing Printable: X • Lowercase Letter Tracing Printable: x • The ABCmouse Letter X Music Video ABCmouse makes teaching the alphabet easier than ever with free songs, books, puzzles, games, and Printables. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/teachers to create a FREE classroom account and access the activities included in the instructional routine, plus hundreds of additional resources for teaching letters and sounds. If you already have a classroom account, log in on your device to be linked directly to each activity below and start teaching the letter Xx with ABCmouse!
ABCmouseforTeachers
Letter Ww Collection

Letter Ww Collection

Teach the letter Ww with ABCmouse.com! In this collection, you will find: • A color version of the instructional routine for the letter Ww with direct hyperlinks to ABCmouse activities • A printer-friendly black and white version of the instructional routine for the letter Ww • Letter Pairs Coloring Printable: Ww • Uppercase Letter Tracing Printable: W • Lowercase Letter Tracing Printable: w • The ABCmouse Letter W Music Video ABCmouse makes teaching the alphabet easier than ever with free songs, books, puzzles, games, and Printables. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/teachers to create a FREE classroom account and access the activities included in the instructional routine, plus hundreds of additional resources for teaching letters and sounds. If you already have a classroom account, log in on your device to be linked directly to each activity below and start teaching the letter Ww with ABCmouse!
ABCmouseforTeachers