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Crooked Steeple Resources produces educational resources and publications. Specialisms include special educational needs and modern foreign languages.

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Crooked Steeple Resources produces educational resources and publications. Specialisms include special educational needs and modern foreign languages.
SENCO Survival Kit - audits, checklists and booklets for staff (whole school approach to SEN)
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SENCO Survival Kit - audits, checklists and booklets for staff (whole school approach to SEN)

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This is a SENCO survival kit to help to implement a whole school approach to SEN. Included is: A staff SEND audit (along with descriptions) for you to audit your staff training needs and confidence in working with students with SEND. A quality first teaching SEND for you to use on learning walks / observations to identify good practice and areas for development. Two booklets for staff - one on supporting students with dyslexia / literacy difficulties, and one on supporting students with speech, language and communication needs. Focus is on quality first teaching in the mainstream classroom. A powerpoint about dyslexia to deliver to staff. A powerpoint about SLCN to deliver to staff. Suitable for primary, secondary and FE. The author is a senior advisory teacher, trainer and writer in the field of SLCN.
Staff CPD Session - SEN - social, emotional and mental wellbeing
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Staff CPD Session - SEN - social, emotional and mental wellbeing

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This is a detailed powerpoint presentation for a staff CPD session - suitable for primary, secondary and FE. Audience: teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, leaders. Discusses what is meant by social, emotional and mental health, explores risk and resilience factors. Activity on how to identify pupils with difficulties. Links with SEN and particular difficulties for this group. Facts and figures included on why this is a current issue. Discusses what schools can do to support this group and improve wellbeing. Video links included. Links to useful organisations and websites.
Im Eiscafe
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Im Eiscafe

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Powerpoint introducing food and drink you can buy in a cafe with lots of games and activities using menus. Builds up to creating a conversation / role play.
Word Types - Presentation and Worksheet - KS2 SATS SPAG - KS3/4 revision
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Word Types - Presentation and Worksheet - KS2 SATS SPAG - KS3/4 revision

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This is a powerpoint presentation on word types - nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs and adverbs. Each word type is introduced with examples and there are activities for the whole class (group work or activities with a learning partner). There is then a worksheet for pupils to work through with a section on each word type. An answer sheet is also provided. This is designed for KS2 pupils as part of the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) curriculum. It can be used as a revision lesson as well as to introduce the topic. It would also be suitable as a revision activity for Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4 pupils, including those with SEN. Everything within this resource is self-explanatory and answers provided so this would also be suitable to leave as cover work for a non-specialist to deliver. If all activities are completed there is enough work for two lessons. If pupils are being introduced to the topic for the first time, this resource can also be split up into individual sections (e.g. work on nouns for lesson, work on verbs for another).
Teaching Assistant's Survival Kit - BUMPER PACK OF USEFUL RESOURCES!
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Teaching Assistant's Survival Kit - BUMPER PACK OF USEFUL RESOURCES!

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This is the Teaching Assistant’s Survival Kit - a bumper bundle of resources and information useful for all teaching assistants, new and experienced, primary and secondary. This kit contains 21 different resources. Begin by reading the powerpoint ‘Teaching Assistant’s Survival Kit Overview and Instructions’ which outlines how to use each resource. Kit contains: Overview and Instructions Powerpoint. Task Management Boards Storyboards. Various Essay Planning Templates. Pupil Writing Checklist. Maths Mat or useful Maths facts. Ten Games to practise topic-specific and general vocabulary. Narrative bookmarks to aid reading comprehension. Times Tables fortune tellers - an activity pupils of all ages love. Working in a group powerpoint, discussion and poster - useful when delivering interventions or doing any group work. Plenary Dice - prompts to lead discussions about learning. Phonics / Visual letter recognition games - snap and pelmanism. Information booklet about how to support pre-reading skills. Information booklet about supporting reading skills. Information booklet about supporting spelling, punctuation and grammar. Learning Self-Audit Profile to support students’ independence. Blank wordsearch grid. Information Sheet and activity for students about revision and examination technique. Oral Presentations planning sheets and self-evaulations for students. Goal Setting Template to support students to work towards goals.
German - Resources on months, dates and birthdays
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German - Resources on months, dates and birthdays

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Bundle of resources on German months and dates. Powerpoint introducing the months including lots of games and activities. Worksheet on spelling months of year in German. Blank template to create own calendar of the months. Anagrams game. Powerpoint introducing the numbers 13 - 31 and how to use ordinal / cardinal numbers. How to write dates in German. Powerpoint on how to ask and answer - Wann hast du Geburtstag?
German: Weather, Countries and Holidays: revision activities and games
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German: Weather, Countries and Holidays: revision activities and games

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This are the activities from a lesson I taught on revising the names of countries, weather phrases and holidays. The powerpoint is a brief revision outline and includes a reminder about the correct use of prepositions as well as a class points game. Students generally love this game: divide the class into two or three teams and each team takes a turn in giving a weather phrase in German. They then clink on the symbol which disappears to reveal the points behind it. This can be differentiated (e.g. double the points if a whole sentence / including the name of a country / different tense is used). Also a match up activity to revise weather phrases - two sets of translations included as I had two students up at the board playing against each other - first to match correctly. The large names of the countries on the next document can be printed onto coloured card or laminated and then students come to the board and use bluetak to stick the name on to the correct country - display the blank outline map which is contained on the powerpoint. Alternatively print the blank map for students to label in German. There is also a word loop which can be used a number of ways. One way is simply to print and cut out for each student / pair / group to put together (like dominoes, cut along each row so each domino has a German and English phrase which don't match). Students will then end up with a circle of 'dominoes' with each German phrase next to the correct English translation. Can also be used as a word loop - give each student a domino and they read out the German. The student who has the English translation has to then read out the English. They then read their German phrase and it continues until back to the beginning. Great for listening and attention skills!
Directions in German - game
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Directions in German - game

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Give each partner a different sheet. They have to ask questions and listen to the directions their partner gives to see if they can mark the places in the correct position on their map.
SEN lesson on Food hygiene and Microorganisms
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SEN lesson on Food hygiene and Microorganisms

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Lesson on how to prepare and store food in order to prevent food poisoning. Powerpoint to introsuce lesson. Group work - each find out about a topic and then teach the rest of the group. Millionaire quiz to finish. Did this over two lessons with a group of pupils with SEN.
German Holidays and Festivals
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German Holidays and Festivals

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Powerpoint that introduces festivals and bank holidays in German - lots of activities such as disappearing and matching games. Allows discussion of German celebrations such as Tag der deutschen Einheit. I also printed some slides and got the pupils to match the dates to the festivals.
Practical activities to improve wellbeing (Ages 7 - 18, mainstream, includes SEN)
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Practical activities to improve wellbeing (Ages 7 - 18, mainstream, includes SEN)

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This is a practical guide to improve wellbeing in pupils. It comprises over 60 pages of activities suitable for use with ages 7 - 18. All activities are based on findings of the positive psychology (the ‘scientific study of happiness’). There are activities for use in whole class settings, in small group interventions and when working one-to-one with students. Activites are all fully inclusive of pupils with special educational needs. There is also a guide to adult communication and advice for how to promote wellbeing in everyday classroom contexts. Topics that the activities cover include: recognising and using character strengths; improving happiness; developing hope and optimism; enjoyment and savouring; gratitude; improving resilience; developing a growth mindset; wellbeing; meaning and purpose. This guide can be used to develop a whole-school approach to wellbeing or as a basis for small group interventions. It can also be dipped in to and activities incorporated into everyday teaching. This is an ideal resource for anybody looking for practical ways to improve wellbeing levels in students.