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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.
Staff CPD pack: Meeting the needs of dyslexic students
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Staff CPD pack: Meeting the needs of dyslexic students

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Presentation for use in staff CPD sessions which includes a brief introduction to dyslexia and twenty easy-to-implement classroom strategies (quality first teaching) to enable dyslexic students to access the curriculum. Also included a PDF booklet with the same strategies which can be given out to staff as handouts. Suitable for teachers and teaching assistants at KS2,3, 4 and 5. Great as a whole-school or departmental refresher session on dyslexia. The author is a senior advisory teacher, trainer and writer in the field of special educational needs.
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.
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.
Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication
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Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication

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Enough SEN CPD to last all year! A presentation on supporting dyslexic students in the mainstream classroom - with a booklet for staff containing the same information. A presentation on supporting students with speech, language and communication needs - again with booklet for staff containing the information. A presentation on supporting students with social, emotional and mental health needs. A presentation on social communication skills - along with two activities. Suitable for primary, secondary and FE. Teachers, school leaders and teaching assistants. The author is a senior advisory teacher, writer and trainer in the field of SEN.
Spanish - telling the time - board games - speaking and listening
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Spanish - telling the time - board games - speaking and listening

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This resource contains six differentiated board games on the topic of telling the time in Spanish. The games are: o’clock times, half hour intervals, quarter hour intervals, mixed times, twenty-four hour clock, analogue clock faces. All instructions are included as well as ways of supporting and extending the tasks. Simply print the board(s) you wish to play with. Laminate or print on to card for durability. Print onto A3 or larger if required. A dice template is also provided. Pupils play in groups of 2 - 4 and take it in turns to move around the board asking and answering questions in Spanish. (Que hora es? Son las tres y media). A help sheet is provided. A fun way to practise speaking and listening skills as well as the time vocabulary.
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).
Spanish - The Weather / El Tiempo - Board Game - Speaking and Listening
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Spanish - The Weather / El Tiempo - Board Game - Speaking and Listening

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This is a board game and powerpoint to teach and practise ‘the weather’ in Spanish. Pupils can play in groups of 2 -4. Simply print slide 4 for each group - this is the playing board. Laminate or print on to card for increased durability. Each group will also need a dice - a template in provided on slide 5 which can be printed, cut out and assembled. Players take it in turns to ask and answer questions about the weather in Spanish. This is a great way to practise speaking and listening skills as well as weather phrases. There are full instructions included, as well as help sheets for pupils, and ideas of how the game can be extended. The powerpoint also includes slides introduce each of the weather phrases - along with the board game, this could be the main part of a lesson.
SPANISH Places in town powerpoint
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SPANISH Places in town powerpoint

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Powerpoint introducing Spanish vocabulary for places in town (bank, supermarket, town hall, sports centre etc). Slides for indtroducing the vocabulary along with slides including several games and activities including beat the teacher and a team points game (can be made harder by asking for a full sentence).
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.
SEN English Filling In A Form
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SEN English Filling In A Form

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Smartboard activity used with SEN clss on filling in a form - introduced words, adding our own visuals, then used it to play games such as hit the board and noughts and crosses to aid quickly recognising sight vocabulary.
GERMAN Present tense verbs - powerpoint, worksheet and test
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GERMAN Present tense verbs - powerpoint, worksheet and test

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Powerpoint introducing how verb ending change in the present tense in German - includes activities and a battleships game. Discusses regular and irregular verbs. Worksheet about the present tense in German. Test on present tense verbs endings which can be done the following lesson (set learning for homework?)
Colour by numbers
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Colour by numbers

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COlour by numbers sheets in French and German - pupils read the colour in target language and colour in the flags. Extension - write the name of the country in target language.
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.
Speech, language and communication needs - whole school / staff CPD / parents pack
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Speech, language and communication needs - whole school / staff CPD / parents pack

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Resources for developing a whole-school approach to speech, language and communication needs. A powerpoint for staff CPD about: what are speech, language and communication needs, what difficulties may children face, how to identify these needs, universal strategies for the classroom. Handouts for staff including the information from the powerpoint presentation. A booklet to send home to parents including easy to implement strategies to support their child's language and communication. The author is a senior advisory teacher for speech, language and communication needs.
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.
Asdan Challenge - Create a Menu
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Asdan Challenge - Create a Menu

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Three examples of different menus which we discussed as a class ( where we would find each one, what information is needed on each one) before pupils created their own for the Asdan challenge (Module 4).