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Welcome to my store and thanks for stopping by! I've been teaching in out-of-school settings for over 15 years. From helping children understand wriggling pythons as a zoo education officer (dream job!), to using historical objects as keys to unlock our past, my teaching experience has been far from typical. I'm currently a schools manager for a museum and art gallery, working with hundreds of children of all ages each year.

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Welcome to my store and thanks for stopping by! I've been teaching in out-of-school settings for over 15 years. From helping children understand wriggling pythons as a zoo education officer (dream job!), to using historical objects as keys to unlock our past, my teaching experience has been far from typical. I'm currently a schools manager for a museum and art gallery, working with hundreds of children of all ages each year.
How a fossil is formed folding craft KS2
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How a fossil is formed folding craft KS2

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Teach the stages of fossilisation with this folding ammonite craft. Ammonites were pre-historic sea creatures with tentacles and a spiral shell. Their fossils can be found all over the world in many different types of sedimentary rock! There are 2 templates to choose from for this foldable: Colour the images, cut out and fold Colour the images, cut out the words and sequence them, glue the words in place, cut and fold. When closed, you’ll just see the large fossil ammonite but when opened, the fossilisation process will be revealed! You can see a finished example on my Facebook page here. Instructions for pupils are provided (including a picture showing how to fold) as well as some questions for a whole class discussion. Some suggested answers are provided for this. This activity is suitable for lower KS2.
Fossil Identification Activity KS2
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Fossil Identification Activity KS2

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Your class can become palaeontologists! This activity consists of 15 full colour photos of different fossils with labels to match (pictures can be printed with or without a background). Fossils include ammonites, a mosasaur tooth, megalodon tooth, shells, coral and a plesiosaur backbone. There are 2 sets of labels to choose from (1 set requiring some internet research, the other more descriptive to allow pupils to try to identify without needing to go online). There are instructions and answers included.
All about me self portrait style foldables
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All about me self portrait style foldables

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Get to know your pupils with this all about me foldable craft. Ideal for the start of a new school year or for a myself/ourselves/Me topic. You could use these in the classroom for a back to school activity, or send home for pupils to complete as a transition activity over the summer. There are 12 templates so children can pick one that best matches their hair style. They then draw eyes, eyebrows, skin/hair colour and lips, creating a self portrait! The inside prompts them to add some information about themselves - name, age, favourite colours, something that makes them smile and something they are good at. Finally, they can cut out the design, and fold (instructions are included for this). Bring the 2 sides of the face together, then gently pull apart to reveal the inside (like a concertina). Minimal prep is needed - just print templates onto A4 card and have coloured pencils in skin/hair/eye tones and scissors available. Glue/tape are not required. This resource is a 16 page PDF and is not editable. Here are some other About Me resources you might like: Outer space themed all about me foldable Dinosaur themed about me foldable Vertical about me foldable
Tokyo 2020 (2021) summer Olympics PowerPoint and activities
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Tokyo 2020 (2021) summer Olympics PowerPoint and activities

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2021 sees Tokyo host the summer Olympic games in Japan. Create excitement with this resource pack, designed for KS2 pupils. Tokyo 2021 PowerPoint (also provided as a pdf). Contains facts about this year’s Olympics and Paralympics including new sports, what the medals are made of and how many countries are taking part. It ends with whole class Olympic themed quiz questions. Activity sheets ready to print on A4 paper Pick Me! Suggest a new Olympic sport and write a letter campaigning for its inclusion in the 2024 Games Create an Olympian profile Design a kit for an Olympic runner Design a kit for an Olympic cyclist Create a Games motto Design a medal
Food chain foldables KS1
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Food chain foldables KS1

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A science craft activity which can be differentiated if required. This resource has templates for food chains in 3 habitats - a woodland, ocean and a rainforest. For each one, there are 3 options included: Colour the pre-designed template, with animals and plants already included and fold. Pupils draw their own food chain on a black and white template and fold. Pupils draw their own food chain on a coloured template, and fold. Once folded, children can hide their food chain by bringing the 2 halves of the template together, then gently pull apart to reveal the inside. There is minimal prep required. Print the designs you plan to use on A4 paper or card. Pupils need coloured pencils and scissors but no glue or tape is needed. Instructions for how to fold are included (you may wish to make an example beforehand for those who might find folding tricky).
Fill a cup with kindness activity
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Fill a cup with kindness activity

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Set your class the challenge of completing 7 days of kindness! Ideal for a World Kindness Day activity, or for a school kindness week or month. Print an activity sheet for each student on letter sized paper. Each stripe on their cup represents a day of the week. For each of the next 7 days they will try to complete an act of kindness. For each one, they can colour in a stripe on their cup (starting at the bottom), and write what they did. By the end of the week, they will have a rainbow striped cup of kindness, ideal for creating a whole class display. Encourage more than one kind act a day - they can just add their favourite to the cup! This resource is a 2-page PDF file (activity sheet and teaching guidelines).
Sunflower life cycle foldable
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Sunflower life cycle foldable

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Re-cap the stages of a sunflower’s life cycle with this fun folding craft. Print the black and white template onto A4 paper or card for pupils to colour and cut out. There a 4 similar templates so you can choose one to be suit your children’s needs. This activity could be used to support a lesson on seasonal change, plants, summer/autumn or life cycles. The finished foldable makes a great interactive addition to science books! Simple instructions with pictures are provided to help with folding. Once complete, the 2 halves of the sunflower are brought together, then gently pulled apart to reveal the life cycle stages inside. A colour version of the foldable is also provided if required (e.g. to make a quick example before you do the activity with pupils). This resource is an 8 page PDF and is not editable.
Rocks Classroom Display Pack KS2
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Rocks Classroom Display Pack KS2

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Introduce a rocks topic to your class with these bright and colourful display materials. This display pack includes: 8 rock example photos (granite, chalk, sandstone, flint, marble, pumice, limestone, slate). This is a pdf file. Select ‘shrink to fit’ when printing if the images are cut off by the printer. 3 rock type description cards (sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, igneous rock). Pdf cut-out letters with rock design for display title - R, O, C, K, S Rock Cycle Poster. This pdf can be printed actual size (A3) or shrink to fit (A4) Rocks frame for additions to your display - This is a Microsoft Word file. Type your text into the frame, print and trim. Clip art for rock cycle poster and description cards from https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Painted-Crow
Healthy eating printables
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Healthy eating printables

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Teaching children about healthy eating is vital for their physical and mental wellbeing. This set of 3 printables is designed to be used to support a healthy eating/myself topic at key stage 1. My one day food diary This activity sheet is designed for children to keep a record of everything they eat in a day. Once complete, they cut out the template and fold to create a mouth that closes, then opens to reveal their food diary inside. Keeping my mouth healthy This activity sheet uses the same design as above. Use as an opportunity to discuss good oral health. Children colour and cut the template, then fold to create a mouth. Healthy food choices worksheet Children identify which foods we should eat most, some and least of.
Mary Anning PowerPoint KS2
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Mary Anning PowerPoint KS2

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Mary Anning was one of the world’s greatest fossil hunters. Despite her humble background, she was a pioneer, although she didn’t receive the credit for her achievements that she deserved. Introduce your class to this remarkable British paleontologist with this 15 slide PowerPoint detailing her life and major discoveries including ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and winged reptiles! This presentation would complement a rocks and fossils unit, or support learning about women in science. This resource is a PowerPoint. A PDF of the presentation is also included for those without access to Microsoft Office. I also offer a Fossils as Evidence PowerPoint in my shop, suitable for KS2. Find it here
Consonant digraphs foldable activity - ch, th and sh beginning sounds
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Consonant digraphs foldable activity - ch, th and sh beginning sounds

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A fun phonics activity for early readers at home or school. This resource looks at 3 consonant digraphs - sh, ch and th (as the initial sound). For each sound, there is a template that children can use to make their foldable. Firstly they will colour the letters and pictures. Next they’ll cut out the 4 words and match them to each picture before sticking them down. Pupils will then cut around the outside of the template before folding along the vertical lines. The foldable can then be closed to show just the letters, then carefully opened to reveal what’s inside. Some children may require extra adult support with the cutting or folding. This resource is 6 pages and contains 3 different templates, written instructions and a picture showing how to fold.
What Can Fossils Tell Us PowerPoint KS2
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What Can Fossils Tell Us PowerPoint KS2

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Why are mammoth bones found in the North Sea? How can a chipped tooth reveal what a giant shark ate? Find out how fossils can unlock the secrets of ancient creatures with this informative 25 slide PowerPoint presentation. Full of high quality images and questions to get your pupils thinking about what fossils can and can’t tell us about the past. Curriculum link Evolution and inheritance - statutory requirements Pupils should be taught to: recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago A pdf of the same presentation is also included for buyers without PowerPoint. Please note, this resource is not editable.
French Christmas cards to print and colour
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French Christmas cards to print and colour

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Joyeux Noël! These cute French Christmas card templates are ready to print on A4 card. Colour, fold and add a personal greeting inside. There are 6 designs in this set. There’s also an English set available here
Insect Adaptations PowerPoint KS2
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Insect Adaptations PowerPoint KS2

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Discover the wonderful world of insect adaptations with this 22 slide PowerPoint presentation. This resource gives pupils the opportunity to identify adaptations on a variety of insects from around the world including the atlas moth, hissing cockroach, thorn bug and stag beetle. At the end, pupils are set the challenge of designing their own insect for a named habitat, outlining its adaptations to survive there. This resource links to the upper KS2 science curriculum where pupils should ‘identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways’. Please note, this resource is not editable. Copyright Wonder at the World. Not for resale.
Plants classroom display pack KS1
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Plants classroom display pack KS1

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Create a vibrant plants display in your classroom with this comprehensive pack of printable posters. Ideal for early years/KS1 science. This resource includes: Title lettering - P,L,A,N,T,S with leaf design. Print onto A4, cut and mount. 9 A4 colourful posters showing photographs of the parts of a plant (leaves, flowers, seeds, stem, roots, trunk, branches, fruit, buds). Additional display printables - sunflower life cycle, deciduous trees, evergreen trees, why plants are awesome and what do plants need. These are designed either to print on A4 and mount, or to print, cut and mount.
Microhabitats activity bundle KS1
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Microhabitats activity bundle KS1

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Who lives where? Garden microhabitat activity An activity where children arrange minibeasts into the garden micro-habitats they would live in. This resource includes: A3 garden print out with microhabitat labels A3 garden print out without labels (micro-habitat labels for children to add included as a separate A4 PDF) 13 garden minibeasts in full colour on A4 sheet Minibeast identification sheet Guidance notes on how the resource could be used, including follow up questions to explore together. **Microhabitat foldable craft ** A fun craft activity for younger pupils, designed to get them thinking about microhabitats and the animals that live there. This resource is a 6 page PDF. It looks at 3 microhabitats; a rockpool, under leaves and a flower bed. There are 2 templates for each microhabitat so they can either colour the animals already included or research and draw their own. Print on A4 paper or card. Once they have coloured a template, children can cut it out and fold using the instructions provided. Some children may need assistance with this part and it’s a good idea to have a pre-made example. Once folded, they can then ‘hide’ the animals away by closing the template, and then pull it gently apart to reveal what’s inside. A video clip is included to demonstrate.
Plant life cycle foldable craft bundle
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Plant life cycle foldable craft bundle

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These foldable crafts are ideal for science work books, and to support life cycle, plants or seasonal changes units. This resource contains PDF templates for 4 different plants - pumpkin, apple, bean plant and sunflower. For each plant you’ll find at least 2 options (e.g. pupils colour, cut and fold the template, or sequence the life cycle stages before cutting and folding). Please note, the templates are not editable. Instructions for students are provided including guidance for how to fold.
Animated Google Classroom headers
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Animated Google Classroom headers

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Add these animated headers (gif. files) to the Google Classroom banner area in the same way you would add an image file. Please note that Google Classroom adds a filter over headers so they look darker/muted when uploaded. Animated banners are not compatible with the Google Classroom app. There are 4 animated headers in this set, 3 of which can be seen on the cover.
French Valentines colour by numbers (French colours)
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French Valentines colour by numbers (French colours)

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A French Valentines themed colour by numbers. 9 colours are needed to complete the picture (vert, rouge, bleu, noir, gris, jaune, rose, marron, violet). This is a 1 page pdf file (2 of the same picture per page to print and cut in half).
Science display board title
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Science display board title

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Start an eye-catching science or STEM display with these themed classroom display letters. This resource contains the letters S,C,I,E,N,C,E, each with a science design and chunky black outline. Either use the pdf file to print and go, or re-size using the png files which are high resolution and can be inserted into other documents. Ideal for British Science week or a general STEM display. Please note, both the pdf and png files are contained within a zip file.