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Writing Sheets - Nature-Themed (8), EY/KS1

Writing Sheets - Nature-Themed (8), EY/KS1

Creative writing is exciting when you’re zooming in on the wonders of nature and writing your chosen words right inside the lively pictures! These 8 inspiring writing-frames feature squirrels, pond life, creepy-crawlies, sunshine and cloud (2 graded sheets for clouds), all with guidance sheets for teachers. Ideal for emergent and newly independent writers. Great bundle price - 50% saving!
katewilliams_poetry
The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

This is a 10 minute medley that I have edited and produced. It would be great for a school performance or an assembly activity. The songs included (in order) are: The greatest show, Million Dreams, This is Me and Come Alive. There are 3 files to this resource: The Song Sheet the lyrics are in two colours, Black for solo singing parts that can be split to suit your group and Blue for the ensemble parts. The Medley MP3 This is a medley arranged by myself, it is a backing track but the original singers remain for the ensemble parts just to give the kids a bit of help. The Medley with singing MP3 I have recorded the song with vocals to show where the solo parts come in. I performed this medley with KS1 and Lower KS2 children. I split the solo parts into 3-4 lines each child, either alone or in little groups. They had no trouble learning their parts and the added ensemble vocals gave the volume needed for the big chorus parts. Please leave a review and happy singing!
rosie_m
SPRING WEATHER & WILDLIFE Rhymes + Writing Sheets, EY/KS1

SPRING WEATHER & WILDLIFE Rhymes + Writing Sheets, EY/KS1

Sunshine, cloud, rain and baby animals feature in this nature-focused bunch of rhymes and writing sheets. There’s plenty to colour in, too, and guidance notes to make the most of each activity. Contains 4 rhymes (on 2 sheets), 4 writing/colouring sheets - 1 of which has 3 graded versions for different abilities, and separate Guides for the writing sheets. All rhymes and designs are original and home-produced.
katewilliams_poetry
Rhymes Galore (15) for EY/KS1

Rhymes Galore (15) for EY/KS1

Rhymes to chant, clap, act out and develop, promoting many learning areas: Literacy, Understanding the World, Communication Language, Expressive Arts & Design and Physical Development. Topics: mini-beasts, seaside, stars, castles, busy street, school, big & small, park and windy day. Guidance notes included for all. Save 50% with this bundle!
katewilliams_poetry
5 Action/Clapping Rhymes, Early Years/Yr1

5 Action/Clapping Rhymes, Early Years/Yr1

These 5 simple, rhythmic rhymes focus on everyday concepts. Their titles are: Busy Street, In the Park, Windy Day, Taller and Smaller, and School is for Me. Each rhyme sheet includes guidance notes. Suitable for clapping, enacting, word-swapping and performing with embellishments (such as percussion, a tune, or extra actions). They support the learning areas Understanding the World, Expressive Arts & Design, Literacy, Communication & Language, and Physical Development. The rhymes (and illustrations) are my own.
katewilliams_poetry
Castles + Treasure - Rhymes, Writing Frames, Picture - EY/KS1

Castles + Treasure - Rhymes, Writing Frames, Picture - EY/KS1

These castle-themed activities bring the past alive for children, while motivating creative writing, artwork and history study. The 3 punchy rhymes invite actions, word-exchanges, clapping and performance. The 5 writing sheets (or poetry frames) are generously illustrated with lively, inspiring details. The extra picture (A5 approx) can be used as a prompt for creative writing or a colouring activity. Guidance provided for rhymes + worksheets. All rhymes and artwork original.
katewilliams_poetry
3 Castle-themed Action/Clapping Rhymes, guidance & embellishment tips, EY/KS1

3 Castle-themed Action/Clapping Rhymes, guidance & embellishment tips, EY/KS1

These 3 punchy rhymes bring the past alive. Their titles are: Who Lived in the Castle?, Bowing and Curtseying, and My Castle is Old. Each contain rhyme and rhythm, while offering scope for alternative words to be slotted in (notes below provide ideas for these). There is also scope for acting-out, adding sound effects and enhancing with percussion. Suggestions for all of these are provided. They serve to prepare children for writing about castles, also enriching their vocabulary, developing their sense of rhyme and rhythm, and providing a window on the past. In addition, they promote physical development: the actions involved are fun and imagination-triggering, encouraging creative expression and physical exertion. The rhymes and illustrations are my own. 3 sheets in total -PDF.
katewilliams_poetry
Space - Writing Frames & Action Rhymes - KS1-2

Space - Writing Frames & Action Rhymes - KS1-2

Shooting stars, planets & aliens feature in these space-themed Literacy activities. There are two action rhymes for EY/KS1 + 3 graded versions of a star picture-poem; for confident/older writers there are 2 fun, illustrated poetry frames of planet and alien respectively. Guidance notes for all. These are my own designs and rhymes, home-produced, hand-illustrated, successfully tested in schools.
katewilliams_poetry
'Hello Star!' Action Rhyme, with intro & development ideas, EYFS/KS1

'Hello Star!' Action Rhyme, with intro & development ideas, EYFS/KS1

This simple rhyme invites exciting whole-body actions, with scope for humour, drama, fantasy and expressive, imaginative movement. It includes a simile that can be exchanged for different ones in follow-on verses. The punchy rhythm and clear rhymes will help children develop an ear for rhyming couplets. While focusing minds on stars in space, it also prepares children for any writing task on the subject. The 1-sheet resource includes suggestions for warm-up and development, and lists of words to prompt for when swapping in new ones. The activity supports the learning areas of Literacy, Expressive Arts & Design, Physical Development, Communication and Language, and Understanding the World.
katewilliams_poetry
Bonanza of Creepy Crawly Rhymes + Picture-Poem Frames (7 activities), guided

Bonanza of Creepy Crawly Rhymes + Picture-Poem Frames (7 activities), guided

This mini-beast feast comprises 10 sheets, including 3 guidance sheets. These contain 3 rhymes to clap, enact, word-swap, perform, sing, inspire writing - Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider respectively - guidance provided below each rhyme; also 4 picture poems to write & colour: Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider x 2 (guidance notes separate). These provided rounded learning experience on mini-beasts, also supporting Literacy and more.
katewilliams_poetry
3 Creepy-Crawly Rhymes, with guidance, Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider, EY/KS1

3 Creepy-Crawly Rhymes, with guidance, Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider, EY/KS1

These 3 simple rhymes bring the mini-beast world alive for young children. Each offers rhyme, rhythm, descriptive words and scope for multiple activities: clapping, enacting, language-building, physical movement, performance, and preparation for any follow-on writing. The rhymes could also be set to music or percussion, or sung to a made-up tune. I made up the rhymes and have found them effective in my poetry workshops for Early Years and KS1. (Illustrations also mine.)
katewilliams_poetry
Seaside Rhymes & Picture-Poem Activities

Seaside Rhymes & Picture-Poem Activities

Sea, shells, fish and seabed mystery feature in these multiple rhyme and picture-poem sheets, with guidance notes and development ideas for each part. All have been successfully used with Early Years and KS1 classes. Contents: 3 rhymes: ‘Sparkly Sea’, ‘Shiny Shells’ & ‘Under the Sea’; 3 picture-poem designs, one with 3 graded variations of difficulty (The sea is…). These writing and colouring sheets are: ‘Fish are…’, ‘Shells can be…’ and ‘The sea is…’ Activities involved: chanting, clapping, word-choosing, acting out, physical movement, sounding out, writing, colouring, and potentially singing and performing.
katewilliams_poetry
3 Seaside Rhymes to clap, act, build, + guidance, EYFS/KS1

3 Seaside Rhymes to clap, act, build, + guidance, EYFS/KS1

Under the Sea, Sparkly Sea, and Tiny, Shiny Shells - these are the titles of my three rhymes. Each is clearly presented, with tips and ideas below for getting the most out of them. Suggestions focus on rhythm, movement, atmosphere, and alternative words to swap in. These simple action and clapping rhymes will enhance any teaching about the seaside, shells, the seabed, water, treasure, pirates, summer, sounds or colours, while also stretching imagination, drawing out passive vocabulary, building verbal communication skills and developing a sense of rhythm and rhyme. They also offer physical development opportunities.
katewilliams_poetry
Tiny, Shiny Shells - RHYME (with guidance) EYFS

Tiny, Shiny Shells - RHYME (with guidance) EYFS

This is one of many rhymes I’ve made up for Early Years and KS1 to embellish learning on different themes, and as a word-building activity to prepare children for a writing task on the same theme. This 1-page resource comprises the rhyme itself, tips for embellishments, suggestions for actions and a list of alternative words to prompt for in follow-on verses. This free resource supports all the following learning areas: Communication and Language, Literacy, Understanding the World, Physical Deveopment and Expressive Arts & Design.
katewilliams_poetry
Sun & Cloud Writing Sheets + Rhymes + Guidance Sheet, EYFS/Yr1

Sun & Cloud Writing Sheets + Rhymes + Guidance Sheet, EYFS/Yr1

Sunshine and clouds are the focus of this 4-sheet pack. The illustrated writing sheets - or picture poems - provide attractive and accessible means for children to develop their writing and phonics skills, also spurring creativity and stretching active vocabulary. There are colouring opportunities too. The accompanying rhymes can be chanted, clapped, swayed to or enacted, and are recommended (on the Guidance Sheet) as warm-up activities. The Guidance Sheet offers lists of prompt ideas for each writing sheet, with development suggestions for the cloud one. Suggested preparatory activities are also included. The sheets are hand-illustrated and home-produced, rather than machine-perfect. All sheets are black-and-white, PDF.
katewilliams_poetry
KS1 Circus Theme Dance planning

KS1 Circus Theme Dance planning

Included in this pack is the medium and short term planning, consisting of 4 separate lessons, resulting in groups of children to create a dance to circus theme music. Each lesson includes objectives, success criteria, teaching and assessment points. There are also idea cards and picture prompts to help with childrens dance ideas (taken from www.britishcouncil.org/learnenlighskids) Stimulus - Circus music clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5Sa2Yq-2g This dance topic is suitable for children from Early Years to Year 3, with adjustments. I have taught it with several year groups and they have thoroughly enjoyed it! It’s great fun filming the finished dance and allowing the children to watch them back and give peer feedback. Please leave feedback if you purchase and use this resource. Thank you :)
rach-831
Minibeasts and Creepy Crawlies Investigation and Activity Pack

Minibeasts and Creepy Crawlies Investigation and Activity Pack

**Teach children all about minibeasts, their body parts, habitats and life cycles with this super exciting pack! Included are details and instructions for the following … Big Bug Hunt & 2 differentiated recording sheets Luxury Bug Hotel Bug Investigation Lab Wiggly Jiggly Wormery Beastly Bug Pebbles Make Your Own Bugs! Paper Plate Spider Webs Bug Box: Habitat Test Slithery Snail Collage It’s a Bug’s Life Cycles Also included… Bug game (in colour and B&W) and instructions: a fun game to help children learn about the needs of minibeasts. Bug word mat (in colour and B&W): use this delightful word mat with writing activities. Bug jigsaws: 6 bug jigsaws. Just print out on card, laminate and cut up. Learn about the different parts of bugs with these adorable jigsaws! Bug cards: 1 colour card and 1 B&W card each containing 9 bugs. You could print out 2 copies and use the bug cards to play snap/pairs. Butterfly and spider life cycle posters, both in colour and B&W.**
noworksheetsallowed
Poetry Resources for KS1 and KS2

Poetry Resources for KS1 and KS2

Poetry-based lesson plans and scripts for KS1 and KS2 children. Great for exploration of narrative poetry and for giving a range of performances. This bundle includes a lesson plan based on a WW1 poem, a short lesson plan based on an autumn-themed poem, a script version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and a mini script of Matilda (who told lies and was burned to death) by Hilaire Belloc.
AliJC
KS1 Autumn Poem Lesson Plan

KS1 Autumn Poem Lesson Plan

This KS1 lesson plan explores the autumn-themed poem The Leaves (by an unknown author) which describes the sights and sounds on a windy night in autumn. The drama lesson encourages children to bring these sights and sounds to life, performing the poem using mime, dance, expressive movements, and a sound orchestra! This is a great lesson for linking to a project on the seasons, night-time animals, or for a PE session. It runs for 20-30 minutes and does not require any equipment but needs a hall or large space for it to work effectively. This lesson plan includes suggested follow-on tasks and activities.
AliJC
Early Years Christmas Songs & Music

Early Years Christmas Songs & Music

A bundle of early years Christmas songs and festive music activities: Away In A Manger backing track & piano music Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer backing track & piano music Dance Of The Stars & Moon (perfect for a twinkly star or angel dance) What A Lovely Christmas Tree song Selection of musical games for Christmas
FCarpenter
EYFS Dance – Let It Grow SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources

EYFS Dance – Let It Grow SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources

The Let It Grow SOW has been designed with high ability EYFS children in mind but could also be taught to KS1 children in relation to a ‘Plants’ topic. The 6 week SOW structures together a final performance about the plant cycle from seeds, into a flower and then returning once again to seeds. Throughout the 6 lessons, pupils will develop their spatial awareness and will be encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to explore different actions using the plant cycle as their stimulus. Within this resource there are 6 detailed 30 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slpz0D35oRI and/or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kJijFOoL4Y
samjball
EYFS Dance – Noah’s Ark SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources

EYFS Dance – Noah’s Ark SOW – 6x30min Lesson plans and resources

This resource is for EYFS teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum. This Noah’s Ark scheme of work has been designed to inspire creativity in young children in a fun and energetic way. Throughout the 6 lessons, pupils will be developing their listening and communication skills as well as their dance skills; linking actions to the lyrics of a popular nursery rhyme. Within this resource there are 6 detailed 30 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMJeKjYEqzU
samjball
KS1 Dance Bundle - 36 Lessons of Dance!

KS1 Dance Bundle - 36 Lessons of Dance!

This bundle is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum. SOW: Caribbean Calypso (Caribbean/Holidays topic) Celebrations (Rainforest topic) The Beatles Rock and Roll (Liverpool Local History topic) Under the Sea (Sea Creatures topic) Titanic Waltz (Titanic topic) Toys (Toys/Christmas topic) Each SOW has 6 detailed lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Also Included are: Picture card resources (needs printing and laminating) Video tutorials needed for some steps YouTube links to music needed Enjoy!
samjball
KS1 Dance – Sea Creatures topic – Under the Sea SOW

KS1 Dance – Sea Creatures topic – Under the Sea SOW

This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of Sea Creatures (or any topic connected to Sea Creatures, Oceans, Water). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Included are pictures of sea creatures in well-known children’s films that I printed out and laminated to make ‘Sea Creature Picture cards’ that are needed within the lessons. Background music: For the dance routine itself I used ‘Under the Sea’ from The Little Mermaid soundtrack: Enjoy!
samjball
KS1 Dance – Titanic topic – Titanic Waltz SOW

KS1 Dance – Titanic topic – Titanic Waltz SOW

This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of the Titanic (or any topic connected to the Titanic, Liverpool, Belfast, Waltz). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Performance music ‘The Wedding Dance Waltz’: Enjoy!
samjball
KS1 Dance – Liverpool Local History topic – The Beatles Rock and Roll SOW

KS1 Dance – Liverpool Local History topic – The Beatles Rock and Roll SOW

This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of Local History (or any topic connected to Liverpool, The Beatles and Rock and Roll). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Music I used: I Saw Her Standing There: Rock and Roll Music: Twist and Shout: Enjoy!
samjball
KS1 Dance - Caribbean topic – Caribbean Calypso SOW

KS1 Dance - Caribbean topic – Caribbean Calypso SOW

This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of the Caribbean (or any topic connected to the Caribbean, holidays or Zumba). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. For the dance routine I used ‘Baila Pa Emociona Calypso’ Enjoy!
samjball
KS1 Dance - Rainforest topic - Celebrations SOW

KS1 Dance - Rainforest topic - Celebrations SOW

This resource is for KS1 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of Rainforests (or any topic connected to rainforests, Brazil, carnival or celebration). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 50 min lesson plans including: Aims and objectives, equipment needed, descriptions of activities (starter, warm up, main activity, plenary etc), Organisation information and ‘coaching’ points. Included are pictures of rainforest animals that I printed out and laminated to make ‘rainforest animal cards’ that are needed in the lessons. I used rainforest sounds with the delivery of the SOW: For the dance routine itself I used ‘Beautiful Creatures’ from the Rio 2 soundtrack: Enjoy!
samjball
A years worth of Class Assembly Scripts

A years worth of Class Assembly Scripts

6 Scripts included....Have your whole year's assemblies ready to go....no more stressing over every half term. Links to songs and lyrics included. Appropriate for year 2 -y 6. Enjoy your free time!
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Superheroes! Assembly

Superheroes! Assembly

‘Superheroes!’ is one of a series of outstanding assemblies created for primary school children, which includes full script songs and prayers with a part for every child. This assembly is ready to go! ‘Superheroes’ links with many areas of the National Curriculum, including the: English, Music, Drama, History and PSHE spheres, with a theme that is rooted in upstanding values and is relevant to the children’s everyday lives and interests - including a healthy ‘self-esteem’ injection for all! This assembly is all about recognising the ‘superhero’ in you, giving each child the chance to shine by stating their own unique ‘superhero’ power - from amazing reading skill or artistic genius to the sports star or reliable friend. This assembly also teaches to spot the ‘superhero’ in others and to be thankful for those who support and save us in a hundred little ways every day. There is a part for every child - whether acting, singing, dancing or leading a prayer! Plans created by an Ofsted Good - Outstanding primary school teacher - History and Drama coordinator with over ten years of experience. These outstanding assemblies have consistently engage and excited all 30 performers in class… and have even got the adults in the audience up on their feet!
MissAndrews1983
Colour Hunt: Search & Find Colours

Colour Hunt: Search & Find Colours

An interactive search and find colours game designed for ages 2+ Includes: A printable magnifying search glass to create with either clear contact, cellophane or laminate. 6 x colour templates of different hues to help little learners Colour templates are: Yellow, Red, Orange, Green, Blue & Purple Magnifying glass image has been enlarged for little learners to easily hold and interact with. I recommend printing this resource on thick card or laminate to allow multiple uses. This resource will help promote: colour recognition, naming objects & colours, classifying & sorting and a colour based theme. Please ensure young children are supervised with small objects. Enjoy & spark play! Like my work? Follow me on facebook at Spark Play Australia
laura_d1
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Flashcards

Science: Characteristics of Materials - Flashcards

Dance and science work brilliantly together. These brightly designed flashcards showing different materials and the objects they make, can be used on the interactive whiteboard or printed and handed out in class. They support the lesson plans and unit overview for Characteristics of Materials unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
DanceEducates
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 5 of 5

Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 5 of 5

Transparent, translucent and opaque. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at what materials are transparent, translucent and opaque. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance focusing on building a strong dance vocabulary and refining compositional and performance skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
DanceEducates
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 4 of 5

Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 4 of 5

Absorbency. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at what materials are absorbent and why some materials are more absorbent than others. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance focusing on creating short duets and building on compositional and performance skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
DanceEducates
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 3 of 5

Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 3 of 5

Making objects out of materials. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at why some materials are better at making objects than others and builds on the knowledge from the previous lesson plans in this unit. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance as individual learners and in small groups focusing on compositional and performance skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
DanceEducates
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 2 of 5

Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 2 of 5

Materials and their properties. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at the different properties of materials and how they behave. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance as individual learners and in small groups focusing on compositional skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
DanceEducates
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 1 of 5

Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 1 of 5

Materials and their uses. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at different kinds of materials and what objects can be made using these materials. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance as individual learners and with a partner focusing on building a dance vocabulary and introducing compositional skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
DanceEducates
Olympics Assembly

Olympics Assembly

Assembly script about the history of the Olympics and a brief history of Eric Liddell's story. The script is appropriate for year 1 to 6.
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