End of Term Summer Quiz

End of Term Summer Quiz

A nice little quiz for younger students at the end of a busy term. 10 questions with a summer theme. Each one presented on a separate slide with a visual. Answers included of course! We hope that you enjoy the holidays when they finally arrive!
StartEducation
End of Term game. What is it Visual Quiz

End of Term game. What is it Visual Quiz

It’s nearly the end of another busy school year. Give students a treat with this fun visual quiz. All they have to do is guess what the object is from a zoomed in section. All the objects have a summer theme. All complete photos are included of course so that the mystery objects can be revealed. We hope you enjoy the holiday when it finally arrives!
StartEducation
Coast and Sea pledge cards

Coast and Sea pledge cards

Ideal for using when studying plastic pollution in the sea, these pledge cards are designed to be filled in by learners, with a pledge of how to help protect the ocean and coasts. They can be printed on different coloured card and can be used collectively to display footprints.
SWCoastPathExplorers
Iron man - Ted Hughes- theme lessons

Iron man - Ted Hughes- theme lessons

A flipchart for a number of lessons based on a theme approach for the Iron man - this includes making a trap for the iron man, and other stand alone activities that would be very helpful to cover in a theme approach particularly covering art, DT, geog and history, in addition to thought provoking discussion on a PSHE slant throughout. Ideally used as a class approach with the book which is great story ideal for years 3,4 and 5 as these resources are also ! Enjoy !
martynxxxx
A Tsunami of Exciting Writing Sheets

A Tsunami of Exciting Writing Sheets

A Tsunami of Exciting, humorous + fascinating writing sheets for Juniors + Able Y2s: Stormy Sea, Sea Monster & Under Sea poetry frames (inc. easy/harder monsters one), crazy Treasure Map names game (Tree of Teachers? Desert of Doom?) and Ahoy There! - a pirate treasure quiz with amusing picture + answers page. Creative, mind-stretching fun & drama!
katewilliams_poetry
Year 2 Topic Webs

Year 2 Topic Webs

Three topic webs to cover the Year 2 curriculum. Topics included are Africa, An Island Home and Famous People.
BW_helps_you
Colouring Sheets with Tints + Hints (3)

Colouring Sheets with Tints + Hints (3)

Young children love colouring, and these ready-started sheets inspire critical and creative thinking as they work. The light dabs of colour provide spurs and guidance, drawing attention to detail, shape, pattern and colour-scope, as well as the interesting picture itself. The 3 sheets represent natural summer themes: a blooming, buzzing meadow, a beautiful butterfly, and a sailing boat on a wavy, fishy sea. Recommended for ages 4-7.
katewilliams_poetry
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 65%)

The Environment/ Saving Our Planet / Nature Conservation Handouts (SAVE 65%)

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
Year 3 and 4 Summer Poetry Comprehension - Around the World this Summer

Year 3 and 4 Summer Poetry Comprehension - Around the World this Summer

This resource is a comprehension booklet aimed at Lower Key Stage 2 (7-9 yrs). It is based around an entertaining, rhyming poem called ‘Around the World this Summer’ and would be perfect to use before or after the summer holidays as a springboard to children discussing their own holidays or writing their own poetry. There are three differentiated booklets. The higher booklet has two pages of text for the children to read before they complete a range of questions based on a mixture of the KS1 and KS2 SATs. The middle and lower ability booklets have the text split into separate pages with questions on each page. PDF file format.
blossomingminds
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
What Sea Creature Am I?  Riddle Poem Frame, Y3-6.

What Sea Creature Am I? Riddle Poem Frame, Y3-6.

Riddles are fun to write and read out, and this sea creature riddle frame offers ideal summer term fun, stretching literacy skills and creativity at the same time. The 5-line verse offers scope for description, simile, action words, and any extras your children may like to add (e.g. alliteration, assonance, rhyme within the line and more). An anagram riddle is invited below it. Children will love challenging each other to guess their identities, and audiences will love trying to guess, so it’ll be fun all round! Best for Years 3-6.
katewilliams_poetry
Recipe for the Sea - fun poem frame, easy/harder; teacher's guide.

Recipe for the Sea - fun poem frame, easy/harder; teacher's guide.

A cupful of colour? A spoonful of splashes? This Recipe for a Summer’s Day Sea is actually a poetry frame. It offers young writers a whirl of creative fun and adventure - a wonderful poetry activity for the end of term! The clear, attractive frame comes in two, graded versions, with less/more support for different ability levels. An example sheet for teachers is also provided, with ideas to suggest and inspire, line by line. Highly popular in my workshops. Recommended for Yrs 4-6. Opportunities for alliteration, metaphor, description, onomatopoeia, rhyme, humour, drama, beauty… whatever your writers feel inspired to come up with!
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