Autumn Leaves Picture Poem Sheets -Yrs 1-3

Autumn Leaves Picture Poem Sheets -Yrs 1-3

Your young writers and emergent writers will feel as free as the sailing autumn leaves as they write on these leaf pictures. Three worksheets: Leaf colour similes, Autumn leaves can be (with guidance sheet) and a simpler version for younger children. The activities will support literacy and your autumn focus simultaneously, also offering scope for colouring.
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Flying Away - bird migration poetry sheet + guide

Flying Away - bird migration poetry sheet + guide

This simple illustrated poetry frame celebrates the beauty of birds in flight and the wonders of bird migration. The theme will inspire your children’s imagination and ignite their poetic powers, spurred on by the sketches and line-starters. They’ll love thinking up similes to describe how the birds look and other aspects of them, and also thinking up their own developments and rounding-off line. The accompanying Guide Sheet offers suggestions for each line, in case handy for reading out as examples or prompting for, while encouraging independent thinking and word choices. Recommended for KS2.
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Seasons Information Sheet - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Seasons Information Sheet - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Make Your Own Information Sheet - Interactive Activity - Seasons Create your own information sheet by writing headings, footers, and main body text, as well as adding in pictures. Different page layout options are a useful feature for pupil differentiation, as higher-ability pupils can be encouraged to extend the length of their work. This is a great activity for pupils to work on independently in order to practise writing informatively.
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Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Early Reader - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Early Reader - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons - Interactive Explanation Book This is an interactive storybook about the Seasons. This text is aimed at early reader level, which is ideal for younger students, lower-ability learners or pupils with SEN. This interactive also has full audio support. It is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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Weather Reporter Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Weather Reporter Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Weather Reporter Interactive Activity This is an interactive activity for pupils to produce their own weather reports. Pupils choose the area of the UK and the weather conditions, then press the play button to hear it read out by the on-screen weather reporter. This is a great resource for modelling the format of a TV weather report. It can be extended by asking pupils to plan their own weather report and produce a script.
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What's the weather today? - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

What's the weather today? - Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - What’s the weather today? Interactive Activity This interactive activity allows you to create a scene showing what the weather is like that day. Set the weather conditions, then choose appropriate clothes for the children and an adjective to describe it. This is a great whole-class starter activity.
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Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons - Interactive Explanation Book This is an interactive explanation book about the seasons. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This interactive has full audio support, minimal direct speech and shorter sentences. A great resource for whole class reading or individual practice, useful for sparking discussion about the seasons.
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Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Reading Level B  - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Interactive Explanation Book - Reading Level B - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Interactive Explanation Book This is an interactive explanation book for the seasons. This text is aimed at reading level B, suitable for pupils who are comfortable reading text and more complex sentences independently. This interactive also has full audio support. It is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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Josh's Favourite Toy Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

Josh's Favourite Toy Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Josh’s Favourite Toy Interactive Storybook - Reading Level A This is an interactive storybook for the Tes elements original story ‘Josh’s Favourite Toy’. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This interactive has full audio support, minimal direct speech and shorter sentences. This is a great resource for whole-class reading or individual practice.
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Josh's Favourite Toy Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

Josh's Favourite Toy Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Josh’s Favourite Toy Text and Images - Reading Level A Explore text and images for the Tes elements original story ‘Josh’s Favourite Toy’. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the story or write their own versions.
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Josh's Favourite Toy Text and Images - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

Josh's Favourite Toy Text and Images - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Josh’s Favourite Toy Text and Images - Early Reader Level Explore text and images for the Tes elements original story of ‘Josh’s Favourite Toy’. This text is pitched at early reader level, making it ideal for younger students, lower-ability learners or pupils with SEN. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the story or write their own versions.
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Story Starter - Autumn - KS1 Literacy

Story Starter - Autumn - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Story Starter - Autumn Season This is a story starter for pupils to use as a springboard for their own story. This story starter is set in the Autumn. Read it aloud to pupils and then discuss as a class what might happen next. This story can be written during a whole-class activity or ask pupils to complete the story independently.
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Story Starter - Winter - KS1 Literacy

Story Starter - Winter - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Story Starter - Winter Season This is a story starter for pupils to use as a springboard for their own story. This story starter is set in the Winter. Read it aloud to pupils and then discuss as a class what might happen next. This story can be written during a whole-class activity or ask pupils to complete the story independently.
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Weather Words Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

Weather Words Interactive Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Weather Words Interactive Activity This interactive activity has a range of different weather scenes. Pupils can add words from the word bank, complete with audio, to describe the scene. Alternatively, they can write and add their own vocabulary labels. As a whole-class activity, brainstorm key words and vocabulary to describe a scene. Pupils can then be use this to write their own setting descriptions.
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Make Your Own Information Poster: Seasons - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

Make Your Own Information Poster: Seasons - Interactive Activity - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Make Your Own Information Poster: Seasons - Interactive Activity Create your own information poster by selecting headings, footers, pictures and descriptive texts. The different page layout options are a useful feature for pupil differentiation, as higher ability pupils can be encouraged to extend the length of their work. This is a great activity for students to work on independently to practise writing informatively.
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News Article Planning Grid - KS2 Literacy

News Article Planning Grid - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - News Article Planning Grid This is a handy grid to help pupils plan out their own news report. Each section has prompts to guide them, as well as tips on language, tone and content. Pupils can use this grid to form their own script. They can then present their news report to the rest of the class.
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Seasons Storyboard Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Storyboard Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Storyboard Worksheet This worksheet consists of a storyboard for the four seasons, however there is no text or dialogue. Pupils are tasked with writing an explanation to support each image. Encourage pupils to explore adding description and different sentence structure, as they explain the seasons in their own words. This is a great exercise for pupils to work on independently or in small groups. This can also form the basis for writing a longer piece of text.
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Weather Report Activity - KS1 Literacy

Weather Report Activity - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Weather Report Activity This planning worksheet provides a template for planning a weather report. Students complete the plan and then can write up their notes into a script. Pupils can then present their weather report to the class! This is a great way to scaffold writing a script, starting with a plan and building up to present to the class.
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Seasons Information Sheet - KS2 Literacy

Seasons Information Sheet - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Seasons Information Sheet This information sheet provides detail on the science of the seasons. You can use this information sheet to inspire a lesson on explanation writing or for using comparing and contrasting to another text.
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Weather Adjectives - KS1 Literacy

Weather Adjectives - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Weather Adjectives This document lists different adjectives for describing the weather. These can be used as a vocabulary mat to support pupils during a creative writing task or printed out and used for display.
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Newspaper Template: Seasons and Weather - KS2 Literacy

Newspaper Template: Seasons and Weather - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Newspaper Template - Journalistic Writing This is a blank newspaper template based on seasons and weather, with some headlines as writing prompts. Pupils can use this template to write their own news report on what they think happened. This is a great activity to develop pupils creative skills, as well as their ability to structure writing and include reported speech.
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Seasons Writing Frame Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Writing Frame Worksheet - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Writing Frame Worksheet This worksheet consists of a storyboard for seasons, however there is no text or dialogue. Pupils are tasked with writing the story, using the images as prompts. Encourage pupils to explore adding description and dialogue, as they describe the seasons in their own words. This is a great exercise for pupils to work on independently or in small groups. It can also form the basis for writing a longer piece of text.
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Weather and Seasons Research Grid - KS2 Literacy

Weather and Seasons Research Grid - KS2 Literacy

KS2 Literacy - Weather and Seasons Research Grid This research grid segments the seasons and asks pupils to research the different seasons to complete the grid. Pupils can write notes or questions into the grid before using information sources to expand their notes. As an extension, pupils can pick one of the seasons they researched and create an explanation text for it. This is a great tool to scaffold writing of a topic, from researching to writing up a final text.
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Seasons Explanation Book - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Explanation Book - Early Reader Level - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Explanation Book - Early Reader Level This is an explanation book for the seasons with colourful illustrations. This text is pitched at early reader level, making it ideal for younger students, lower-ability learners or pupils with SEN. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading, as well as sparking speaking discussions.
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Seasons Explanation Book - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Explanation Book - Reading Level A - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Explanation Book - Reading Level A This is an explanation book for the seasons with colourful illustrations. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently. This is a great resource for whole class reading or individual practice.
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Seasons Explanation Book - Reading Level B - KS1 Literacy

Seasons Explanation Book - Reading Level B - KS1 Literacy

KS1 Literacy - Seasons Explanation Book - Reading Level B This is an explanation book for the seasons, with colourful illustrations. This text is aimed at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This is a great resource for whole class reading or individual practice.
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Seasons booklet activity

Seasons booklet activity

This is a fun interactive activity. The front page allows children to add the months of the year in the correct order. They can then decorate each of the four sections f the tree to show the corresponding season. Inside the booklet is an opportunity for children to write the name of each season and there is space to allow children to draw the types of clothes they might need for each season. The booklets are designed to be printed double sided on A3 paper. Most printers allow you to reduce to A4 when if desired.
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Growth Mindset - Trick or “Three” Halloween Mini-Book

Growth Mindset - Trick or “Three” Halloween Mini-Book

This interactive and coloring mini-book will help your students to move from a fixed to a growth mindset, they will become aware about their own abilities, attitudes, challenges and responsibilities for learning. Students will learn about growth mindset, they will acknowledge the progress they are actually making and reinforce their confidence in relation between effort and success. This interactive mini-book is a FANTASTIC opportunity to introduce and promote growth mindset into the classroom in October and Halloween celebration; children will understand what growth mindset implies. With your purchase, you’ll receive: A Growth mindset -Trick or “Three” Halloween Mini-Book in black and white 12 half pages. A Halloween award/certificate placed at the end of the mini-book in color and black and white “just one half page in color”. The certificate is given to the children who complete the mini-book. Enjoy the benefits of fostering a growth mindset culture in your classroom!
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Autumn Leaf Picture-Poem Sheet, Yr1

Autumn Leaf Picture-Poem Sheet, Yr1

It’s fun to write your ideas on a picture, and this giant autumn leaf (+ caterpillar) will bring the topic alive for your emergent writers. Examine autumn leaves together first, feeling, smelling, twirling and flying them, and enact their movements too, building descriptive ideas, and simile possibilities for ‘as colourful as…’, then let them write freely on these sheets. They can use the straight lines supplied, and/or other places and angles. Colouring should be AROUND their precious words, of course!
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Leaf  Colour Similes in a Picture - Yrs2-3

Leaf Colour Similes in a Picture - Yrs2-3

Autumn leaves can be as red as juicy cherries or poisonous berries, but your children might think up completely different similes to write and colour round on the leaf. There are other colours to find comparisons for, too, and children will enjoy turning the sheet around to write along the differently angled leaves. There’s a line down the middle for description as well, and some creepy-crawlies to bring the picture alive. Older children can use the sheet as a starting point for extended similes and independent description or free-style verse.
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8 Inspirational Colour Sketches

8 Inspirational Colour Sketches

These 8 lively, colourful pictures offer inspiration for story-writing, poetry-crafting, newspaper report inventing, and enhancement of the topics they reflect, which include: wild woods, migrating birds, ocean, sunset, jungle, wild animals (British and tropical), dragons, magic carpet rides, transport, myths and more. NB: I sketched and coloured the pictures by hand, adjusting them slightly with basic computer software, so expect spontaneity rather than professional artwork or machine neatness. I use them for all primary classes.
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Autumn leaves can be - poem on a leaf sheet + guide

Autumn leaves can be - poem on a leaf sheet + guide

Let creative writing flow like autumn leaves on this curvy leaf picture, with the informal prompts to unlock their imaginations and most expressive vocabulary. The guidance sheet supplies ideas to elicit for each phrase starter, with a recommended warm-up plan below. I use this sheet with Yr 2 upwards, for complete poems and (for older) poetry launch pads, letting children spread their ideas freely over and around the picture, bypassing any starter-phrases they’re less keen on and developing those that catch their imagination. This approach stimulates creativity, builds confidence and nurtures a love of writing, I find. They can then colour around the words. PLEASE NOTE: I drew the sheet by hand and hand-wrote the wavy starter lines, so please don’t expect computer tidiness. The lines are grainy in places, but clear nevertheless. In my experience, children love this sheet.
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Cone Game Summer fun

Cone Game Summer fun

Printout and play this summer fun cone game. Fun game for people of all ages and abilities. You will need to print and cut the pieces needed but once done you will be able to enjoy this game. It will work for two or more people you just need to print out extra pieces for each person playing. Change the game make it longer or shorter. Choose and discuss your ice cream likes and dislikes.
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SEASONS POEMS

SEASONS POEMS

This pack includes 11 original poems about spring and autumn. Autumn: This is a pack of six poems - spanning both key stages - using autumn as the stimulus. Autumn - a rhyming poem about the transition from autumn to winter Yes, Yes, Yes It Is! - a non-rhyming question and answer poem about autumn Friend or Foe? - a rhyming poem about Halloween which can be written in three different ways Crackle! Spit! - a rhyming poem with a pattern, about Bonfire Night. There are two accompanying dance lessons for K.S.1 with this poem Bonfire Night - a non-rhyming poem which can be written in a straightforward way, or as calligrams We Dare You To! - a rhyming poem about the dangers of playing with fireworks, and also the issue of wanting to fit in. This has an accompanying Y5/6 drama lesson The pack includes general activities to do with the poems, as well as specific activities for the individual poems. There is a 40 slide PPT presentation to support the activities. Spring: This is a pack of five poems about Spring. Each poem is accompanied by a full lesson. Lesson 1. Umbrella Chant - a choral chant, performance poem Lesson 2. Spring Acrostic - a non-rhyming acrostic poem (includes a framework) Lesson 3. A Tale of Spring - a rhyming list poem (includes a framework) Lesson 4. Golden One - a non-rhyming descriptive poem (includes a format) Lesson 5. Yes, Yes, Yes It Is! - a non-rhyming question and answer poem (includes a framework) All lessons are supported with power point slides and resources
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DANCE FOR KS1

DANCE FOR KS1

Five packs of dance lessons for KS1 (23 lessons in total). Fairy Tales (three lessons for Y1) Minibeasts (five lessons for Y1/2) The jungle & the Rainforest (five lessons for Y2) Toys (five lessons for KS1) Weather (five lessons for KS1) These five packs would sort out your KS1 dance curriculum for a whole term! Lessons are very detailed and resource sheets are included. Music recommendations are made where required.
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Migrating Birds in Ocean Sunset - display picture

Migrating Birds in Ocean Sunset - display picture

This scenic picture of setting sun on sea with birds in flight will enhance many topics: seasons, migrating birds, flight, ocean, times of day, colour, moods, emotions and more, also inspiring creative writing or other artistic expression. I painted it to support my sea and birds poetry workshops, and use it frequently.
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Wild Woods at Twilight - Imagination Trigger

Wild Woods at Twilight - Imagination Trigger

Woods are fascinating places, especially at twilight, when it starts to twitch with furtive activity and colours fade and blend mysteriously. Your children may spot an owl, a robin, a fox, a hedgehog, a rabbit and two squirrels amongst the moonlit branches of this wintry wood. The hand-drawn scene will inspire ideas and language for writing, also guiding artwork, promoting an appreciation of the natural world, celebrating leaf colour, illustrating the concepts of evening, night skies, autumn and winter, and providing discussion spurs for your class.
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Weather Instruments - Display Posters, Informational Text, Worksheets, Cut/Paste, Display Letterings

Weather Instruments - Display Posters, Informational Text, Worksheets, Cut/Paste, Display Letterings

Teacher’s notes/guide (2 pages) A great addition to your weather unit activities. The product contains: • Letterings that spell ‘WEATHER INSTRUMENTS’ • 17 Posters with photos and description for wall display • 9 Factsheet Posters with clipart weather instruments • 9 Worksheets • 9 Blank writing slips for students to complete • 9 cut and glue match up weather activity LO: To learn weather instruments and what they are used for. Includes lesson starter. Letterings that spell ‘WEATHER INSTRUMENTS’ Seasonal lettering designs and plain white lettering that spell out weather instruments in upper case. Just print, laminate and cut around letters and attach to your wall display. 17 posters for display show photographs of each instrument and some facts. The posters are also on PowerPoint so that you can read them through with your class. Weather instruments: Anemometer Atmometer Barometer Wind vane Wind sock Hygrometer Thermometer Sling psychrometer Weather balloon Weather satellite Rain gauge Snow gauge Pilot Balloon Weather map Weather radar Stevenson screen These factsheet posters will help students complete their independent activities. 9 Factsheets clipart weather instruments These can be used as flashcards and/or you can also put a selection on students’ desks to complete their independent activities. <strong>The main weather instruments are: Anemometer, Barometer, Wind vane, Wind sock, Hygrometer, Thermometer, Weather balloon, Weather satellite and Rain gauge.</strong> Independent work 9 Worksheets: The more able students can complete the whole page worksheets. They write one or more facts about the instrument shown. Their writing should contain a lot more detail which they can obtain from the factsheets. Activity 1 - Cut out lined strips with picture of weather instrument: For students who can write one or two sentences about the weather instrument. Write the instrument and a sentence about it. Activity 2 – Read and match, cut and glue activity: Each strip of paper has a picture of a weather instrument and on a separate bit of paper is a description of an instrument. Students read the description of an instrument and then glue it to the correct picture on the strip of paper. Please see Preview Pane. Thank you for visiting my shop:-)
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The Water Cycle: Worksheets and Cut and Paste Activities and Jigsaw Puzzles (Colour/b&w)

The Water Cycle: Worksheets and Cut and Paste Activities and Jigsaw Puzzles (Colour/b&w)

This resource comprises 5 worksheets on the water cycle and a missing jigsaw activity. The worksheets are also on PowerPoint and PDF format. These are additional worksheets you can give out during the lesson, use as assessment on the water cycle or as homework.  Two worksheets require students to write about the water cycle in their own words.  Three worksheets entail cut and paste activities. The simpler activities are cutting out the word strips and glue them onto the correct blank space to show the water cycle process.  The other cut and paste activity requires students to write the title in their workbooks or on a separate sheet of paper. Then they write about each word, cut out the strip and glue it into their workbooks. Some students may only be able to complete 4 strips. Let them choose a word to write about. Once the students have written something about each word, they can draw a picture for each strip.  There is a jigsaw puzzle to complete. It has 4 pieces missing with which students complete the puzzle picture of the water cycle. When this is completed, student cut out and stick the labels into the correct spaces on the completed puzzle. A finished puzzle is included to how the puzzle should look. NB: The picture was drawn on the computer and coloured in by hand.  Missing Jigsaw Puzzle pieces (b/w) – Print off the page with just one puzzle piece in place. Students complete the whole puzzle by cutting out the rest of the puzzles (8 pieces) and sticking them in place to complete the water cycle picture. Then as above, cut out the words and glue beneath the correct picture, e.g. precipitation would go beneath the rain cloud. Students can then colour in. Hope you enjoy using these resources.
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