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Under the Sea - Graded Picture-Poem Frames - EY/KS1+

Under the Sea - Graded Picture-Poem Frames - EY/KS1+

Children can dream up any under-sea creature, treasure, relic, mystery, beauty or blight they like, to list and describe in these 3, ability-graded, creative-writing sheets. Writing inside the fascinating picture will draw them right into the ocean world, prompting adventurous, experimental language to express their knowledge and thoughts. Will embellish any related projects or events.
katewilliams_poetry
Under The Sea Picture-Poem Frame R/Yr1

Under The Sea Picture-Poem Frame R/Yr1

This richly illustrated creative writing sheet will engage your Reception and Year 1 emergent writers, triggering ideas about what could be under the sea, and encouraging adventurous descriptive language. Warm your class to the subject first, building ideas of what could be under the sea, and words for describing those items, including fish - the only given item here. Fish might be various colours and patterns (stripy, spotty), fast or slow, darting, dashing or twitching, scaly, shiny, twinkly, shimmering, or even quiet, peaceful, friendly or gentle.
katewilliams_poetry
The Environment/ Saving Our Planet / Nature Conservation Handouts (SAVE 60%)

The Environment/ Saving Our Planet / Nature Conservation Handouts (SAVE 60%)

This bundle includes different Reading Comprehension Worksheets suitable for higher intermediate advanced ESL learners. The texts explore a number of environmental issues including air and water pollution, genetic engineering, climate change and nuclear radiation. After carefully reading each informational text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises, crosswords, word search exercises, definitions matching exercises and engage in in-depth classroom discussions on topics relevant to each text. The vocabulary used in the texts is rather advanced and can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. Full answer keys are included.
MariaPht
Under the Sea - picture-poem frame, Y1-2

Under the Sea - picture-poem frame, Y1-2

This engagingly illustrated under-the-sea writing frame will prompt your Yr 2s and confident Yr1s to write down their ideas about that fascinating world, with fish and treasure to describe, and a line for extra contributions. The wavy line below that can also be written on, and the many under-water items around it will fire all sorts of creative possibilities. The sheet is a simpler version of my Under the Sea writing frame for Ys 2-4, also available here.
katewilliams_poetry
A Splosh of Seaside Poetry Frames (4), Yrs 2-4

A Splosh of Seaside Poetry Frames (4), Yrs 2-4

Sea monsters, under-sea mysteries and marvels, stormy and calm seas all feature in these vibrantly-illustrated, child-friendly poetry frame sheets. Guidance or examples are provided for teachers as appropriate, i.e. not for the Sea Monster one as it’s very straight forward. Great for end-of- term creativity and fun combined. Supports seaside school trips and studies too. Bundle saves 50% cost of individual sheets.
katewilliams_poetry
Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4

Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4

This intriguingly illustrated sheet sets children dreaming, and the simple line starters prompt them to think up words for their thoughts. Extra-keen writers can add further description about the sea - and anything else related - on the wavy lines below. An example version, showing just one of the infinite ways the poem could be written, is supplied on a separate sheet. Prepare your class by studying and discussing sea flora and fauna, treasure and detritus, mythical creatures and characters, and sounds, shapes and colours, too. Consider caves, sand and rocks, the rusty remains of ancient shipwrecks, picnic items washed away, bubbles, echoes - all sorts! Build up banks of describing words, imagery, action words and onomatopoeias as you go, but informally, keeping the atmosphere as free as the sea. Alliteration might crop up (e.g. shimmery and shiny) but don’t force it. Let individual creativity flow!
katewilliams_poetry
Sea Monster writing sheet: Y2-4, hand-illustrated.

Sea Monster writing sheet: Y2-4, hand-illustrated.

This lively-looking writing frame invites imaginative and adventurous input, with description, imagery and action. Children will love describing the sea monster, and how he moves over the waves. As for his favourite food - who knows? Prepare the way with some warm-up discussion, acting out - with sounds and voices, and perhaps picture-sketching. Show pictures of the sea and discuss that too, building word ideas for the first line - ‘In the _, _, _ sea…’ A great end-of-term activity for a hot summer’s day.
katewilliams_poetry
I love the sea, Yr 2 writing sheet, 2 levels.

I love the sea, Yr 2 writing sheet, 2 levels.

Able KS1 children will enjoy stretching their creative writing skills with either the simpler or harder version of this seaside writing frame. The easier one includes a simile (The sea is as sparkly as - ); the harder one lets the child choose their simile (as - as -), inviting another one for a sandcastle, and more description all through. (Children at lower writing levels will enjoy my easier resource, ‘I love the sea’, also provided at 2 levels.) A great addition to seaside studies.
katewilliams_poetry
My shell is - writing sheet, 4 differentiated grades, Rec-Y2

My shell is - writing sheet, 4 differentiated grades, Rec-Y2

The real-life shell image and attractive sheet will inspire children to think up words to say and write about it. The 4 graded variations are: (1) My shell is. (2) My shell is [- and -]. It is [-]. (3) + It is as curly as [-]. (4) + extra word gaps + It lives by the [- -] sea. Supports language and linguistics, creative writing, poetic concepts, handwriting, phonics, reading and spelling, also stimulating the imagination and promoting understanding of the natural world. A great resource for seaside topics. Prompt ideas: twisty, curly, stripy, hard, pink, pretty, snappy, delicate, whirly, hollow, humming, singing, wet, shiny, light, smooth. Curly as hair, pasta twists, ribbon, a wave, a swiss roll, a pancake. It lives by the spashy, blue, fresh, wavy, smooth, beautiful sea.
katewilliams_poetry
I love the sea - writing frame, 2 grades, EY/KS1

I love the sea - writing frame, 2 grades, EY/KS1

The inspiring sea-and-sand photo on this sheet will motivate young children to think up describing words to write (or have a go at) below. There’s a simpler and harder version, the harder one also inviting words for the sand, with gaps for two ideas for each.
katewilliams_poetry
The Dangers of Water Pollution - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

The Dangers of Water Pollution - Reading Comprehension - Informational Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for beginner to proficient ESL learners. The text explores the effects of water pollution on the flaura and fauna as well as on human health, its applications as well as its possible adverse effects and benefits. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, True or False exercises, an in class discussion, a fill in the gaps exercise and a fun crossword. This worksheet can also be used for IGCSE, TOEFL vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. A full answer key is included.
MariaPht
Phonics with Shells, KS1

Phonics with Shells, KS1

Seaside shells are fascinating and beautiful, inviting interesting descriptions and a taste of the sea. This picture-backed word display is attractive to study, giving children a refreshing feel of the beach as they sound out the ten words: wet, twisty, curly, stripy, sunny, shiny, hollow, gold, sandy, curvy. Best suited to Y1 and children just above or below.
katewilliams_poetry
Yr 1 Phonics in the Sea

Yr 1 Phonics in the Sea

Ten splashy describing words for young children to sound out, all about the sea, on a picture of it! The big, bright, highlighted words are appealing to look at and straight forward to sound out. They are: wet, cool, fun, wavy, splashy, sandy, bubbly, shallow, calm, fresh. A handy resource for practice and quick assessment, suitable for emergent readers from Early Years to Year 2. Also supports seaside and related topics.
katewilliams_poetry
The Beach. Narrative story planning templates (3) with learning objective and success criteria. Year

The Beach. Narrative story planning templates (3) with learning objective and success criteria. Year

The Beach. Narrative story planning templates (3) with learning objective and success criteria. Year2/3 and LA Y4,5 and 6. Template 1: ‘Mystery on the beach’. Learning objective:To select appropriate and effective vocabulary. Template 2: ‘Trapped on the beach’. Learning objective: To vary my sentences for clarity, purpose and effect. Template 3: ‘The beach cave’. Learning objective: To be able to select appropriate and effective vocabulary. Each plan includes a planning stimulus starting point (dilemma, point of interest, mystery) and key questions to generate ideas and description. Can be used as part of cross curricular topics : The beach, Seaside, Sea, Adventures or as part of English narrative writing. I used this with Year 2 and 3 pupils but could also be useful with LA Y4/5/6.
newromantic
Yr 1 Phonics Fun x 6!

Yr 1 Phonics Fun x 6!

These six sheets of big, bright words on exciting topics and atmospheric backgrounds will enthuse your Yr 1 children, and older and younger, while providing excellent phonics practice and monitoring opportunities. Topics featured: woodland animals, seaside, castle, mini-beasts, house, garden.
katewilliams_poetry
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
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
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; 5 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
World Ocean Day - Zero Plastic Lunch for 8th June

World Ocean Day - Zero Plastic Lunch for 8th June

This assembly is aimed at 5-9 age range but could be used throughout the primary School Age range. It briefly considers world plastic pollution and then goes on to look at the impact of every day single use plastics on the world. It encourages pupils, adults and schools to take small steps to “make a difference”. IMPORTANT The license for using this assembly in your own class is £3, but if you wish to use this resource for a whole school assembly you will need to purchase the school license. If you like this assembly and are looking for others for throughout the school year, you will find it more economical to purchase themes from Mirrorassemblies.co.uk where your school can subscribe to any number of themes for periods from one term to 5 years. This will allow you access to all new assembly materials added to that theme or those themes instantly. Mirror Assemblies also provide ready-made assemblies including scripts presentations and linked music in the form of a presentation which encourages thought and reflection as a warm-up for the main part of the assembly. For more information go to mirrorassemblies.co.uk
MirrorAssemblies
Ice cream activity.

Ice cream activity.

Interesting ice cream activities and worksheets. Help people with colouring, spelling, letters and cutting, use these sheets and ideas using ice creams as a topic to help build skills and engage with people. Can be fun and help people learn at the same time. Work on letters and writing or cutting and sticking skills as they cut out the ice cream to stick on the cone image. Also mixing colours to help build on knowledge of primary and secondary colours with a ice cream twist.
ianhjoy
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
Beach/Seaside Poetry Unit of Work - Two Week Planning and Resources KS1/LKS2

Beach/Seaside Poetry Unit of Work - Two Week Planning and Resources KS1/LKS2

Two weeks of detailed and engaging planning and resources based around beach/seaside poetry. This was planned and delivered for a Year 2 class but could easily be adapted to suit Year 1 or LKS2. All IWB flipcharts, worksheets, resources and planning included! Objectives covered: To identify different types of poems and poetic devices. To identify and explore poetic devices. To demonstrate an understanding of a poem. To perform a poem using expression, volume and intonation. To give opinions on a shape poem. To gather language for a shape poem. To draft a shape poem using poetic devices. To edit and improve a shape poem using poetic devices. To write a shape poem using poetic devices. This unit was planned and taught alongside a beach/seaside Topic unit - please see my other resources for more.
aliceeliza
Summer Poetry Comprehension - Year 2 - Water Theme

Summer Poetry Comprehension - Year 2 - Water Theme

This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 2. The poem explores the different places you find water in the summer, such as the garden and the beach. 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 ‘what,’ ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are included. A great way to bring the summer into your classroom this summer! PDF file format.
blossomingminds
Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet

Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet

This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 2. The poem explores the different sights and sounds of the beach, using repetition of verbs and adverbs to describe the setting. 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 ‘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
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
Yr 1 Phonics - Seaside Word Games

Yr 1 Phonics - Seaside Word Games

This bunch of attractive beach games (3) will lure young readers of all levels to sound out the given words, in their zest to identify the seaside items they represent. Two comprise words on seaside backdrops; the other (Under the Sea) provides both words and pictures for a matching challenge. Handy for practice and monitoring of phonics and reading; also as embellishments of seaside or ocean topics. Suitable for KS1 and advanced EY.
katewilliams_poetry
Yr 1 Phonics Under the Sea

Yr 1 Phonics Under the Sea

This simple game spurs children to read or sound out the 7 words, so they can link them (by pen, pencil or finger) to the correct picture representation below. Some of the words also feature in my ‘Seaside Findings’ phonics game; using both in quick succession will reinforce learning. Suitable for all KS1 and Reception/EY. Able children can add further words and pictures, or write a follow-on sentence about something they have found at the seaside. Younger children can identify initial letters and their phonics, guessing words they can’t yet read, with the help of the pictures. This resource also supports seaside and ocean studies.
katewilliams_poetry
Yr 1 Phonics fun - Seaside Findings

Yr 1 Phonics fun - Seaside Findings

Bring words alive for your class with this seaside phonics activity. The atmospheric backdrop and big, red print will fire enthusiasm for reading or sounding-out the ten words. Use with one-to-one or small-group support for phonics practice and quick testing. The resource also offers an enhancement for sea or beach-related topics across EY and KS1.
katewilliams_poetry
Yr 1 Reading fun - Beach Bag Items

Yr 1 Reading fun - Beach Bag Items

These ten beach items are enjoyable to read, being bright red, on a beautiful seaside photo backdrop. A simple aid for reading and phonics practice, and for quick assessments. Best for one-to-one or small-group sounding-out activities with adult support. Follow-on idea - provide plain paper and crayons and suggest the children draw their favourite items from the list.
katewilliams_poetry
Season TEACCH Bundle - Independent Autism and SEND Activities

Season TEACCH Bundle - Independent Autism and SEND Activities

Save 25% with this Seasonal Bundle. Activities and tasks for your pupils with Autism! Includes early reading, writing and maths activities to help achieve those early targets and build on working independently! These are the individual resources included: Spring TEACCH Tasks £3 Summer TEACCH Tasks £3 Autumn TEACCH Tasks £3 Winter TEACCH Tasks £3 When using TEACCH tasks the task that is to be completed should be placed on the left hand side of the desk/workstation. The pupil then completes this task and places it on the right when completed. Having a clear visual for the pupil to identify where the finished tasks go is preferable. This clear structure allows the pupils to focus on the task they are completing and not be distracted by the work process. It is important to remember that when completing these tasks it is also about creating and building independence as well as success at the task, this is why the consistent work approach (working from left to right is so important) When using these tasks I would recommend using them for at least 4-6 weeks. For some children it may take up to a term for them to master the skill and be able to complete this independently.
theautismplayground
Summer TEACCH Tasks - Independent Maths and Reading activities for pupils with Autism and SEND

Summer TEACCH Tasks - Independent Maths and Reading activities for pupils with Autism and SEND

Summer TEACCH Tasks contains 11 activities for you to help your pupils with Autism or SEND meet their targets. The activities include a mix of early reading and early maths tasks: Colour matching at two levels to help provide challenge and easy differentiation Sorting ‘one’ and 'lots’ Matching numerals to quantity 1-10 and 11-20 Summer scene picture match Ice cream cone - Alphabet and upper and lower case letter match Summer shape match (4 cards) This resource is also available as part of a Season Bundle - save 25% When using TEACHH tasks the task that is to be completed should be placed on the left hand side of the desk/workstation. The pupil then completes this task and places it on the right when completed. Having a clear visual for the pupil to identify where the finished tasks go is preferable. This clear structure allows the pupils to focus on the task they are completing and not be distracted by the work process. It is important to remember that when completing these tasks it is also about creating and building independence as well as success at the task, this is why the consistent work approach (working from left to right is so important) When using these tasks I would recommend using them for at least 4-6 weeks. For some children it may take up to a term for them to master the skill and be able to complete this independently. This product is also available as part of Seasons bundle! Check out my store for more Autism specific resources! Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch!
theautismplayground
Discovery Through A DOG's WORLD  >BIG Elementary Reader > Activities & Discussions

Discovery Through A DOG's WORLD >BIG Elementary Reader > Activities & Discussions

Discover Through A DOG’s WORLD Includes: A Picture Book of One Puppy Dog’s DISCOVERIES A Variety of Environment Themes & Adventures LARGE Type Fonts for EASY Reading Chapter Associated Ideas, Discussions & Activities Printable 8.5 x 11 Format Perfect for Introducing DISCOVERY Themes! This book uses Toby the dog to help understand the concept of discovery. His tales can be read as a cohesive story, and the suggested questions and activities can be introduced at will. The topic of discovery is a key ingredient for life. This is an essential message to foster in young minds for discovery leads to great inventions. Enjoy Toby’s journey! Perfect for classrooms, home schooling, and other venues.
PattyAnnsPetProject
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - a novel study unit

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - a novel study unit

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch . A novel study unit This book provides the base for a host of activities all across the curriculum. Students will explore new vocabulary, quotation marks and sequence. They will demonstrate an understanding of pattern in a very interesting manner, and use measurement to further their understanding of this concept. There are research topics and fun experiments. The expectations are clearly stated for each area of the curriculum that is covered in this topic. There is a Reflection handout plus a Rubric to check each student’s understanding and progress.
chicadee
7 KS1 WRITING/COLOURING FRAMES - mixed themes

7 KS1 WRITING/COLOURING FRAMES - mixed themes

This assorted pack of picture-poem activities include graded versions for some + guidance notes for all. Themes: Shells, Sea, Stars, Aliens, Castles, Ladybirds, Butterflies. My own designs, hand-drawn, home-produced, successfully used in my poetry sessions.
katewilliams_poetry