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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
Flamenco - A Cross-Cultural Art Form: Lesson Plan & Film

Flamenco - A Cross-Cultural Art Form: Lesson Plan & Film

Flamenco is an art form rooted in the Spanish culture for generations. Today, flamenco is popular all over the world and is taught in many countries. Set in Seville, Spain, this short film follows a day in the life of flamenco guitarist Juan Ramírez. Through his eyes, we experience Soleá—the mother of flamenco—and Juan’s unusual journey to master his craft.
Global_Oneness_Project
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 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.
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
Clowning Around: Lesson Plan & Film

Clowning Around: Lesson Plan & Film

The clown is an entertainer, an integral social figure across cultures for centuries. Clowns can characterize society and provide a comedic way of viewing the world. Laugh Clown Laugh offers a portrait of Berlin based clown Reinhard “Filou” Horstkotte. The role of the clown, for Reinhard, is not just to entertain, but to explore the whole human being including all of the contradictions. For him, there is truly more to being a clown than laughter.
Global_Oneness_Project
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
3 Creepy Crawly Rhymes & 4 Picture Poem Frames; Guides

3 Creepy Crawly Rhymes & 4 Picture Poem Frames; Guides

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
KS2 Dance Bundle – 30 Lessons of Dance!

KS2 Dance Bundle – 30 Lessons of Dance!

This KS2 Dance Bundle includes 5 SOW: Rock and Roll Bollywood Greek Dancing Rhythms World Wars Each SOW includes 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. Song recommendations are also given with links to the song on YouTube. For more information, see the individual SOW. Enjoy!
samjball
KS2 Dance -  World Wars SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

KS2 Dance - World Wars SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

This resource is for KS2 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during any topic connected to war and battle. 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 music I use ‘Olly Murs - Army of Two’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zk2PCti8-c
samjball
KS2 Dance -  Rock and Roll SOW – 6x60min lesson plans and resources

KS2 Dance - Rock and Roll SOW – 6x60min lesson plans and resources

This resource is for KS2 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during any topic connected to America, celebration, famous people etc). Within this resource there are 6 detailed 60 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 music I use ‘Jail House Rock’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plaDFJpOfMs
samjball
KS2 Dance -  Greek SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

KS2 Dance - Greek SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

This resource is for KS2 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of Greece (or any topic connected to Greece, celebration, different cultures etc). 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 music I use ‘Zorba The Greek – Sirtaki’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzlcxN0lxSo
samjball
KS2 Dance -  Dancing Rhythms SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

KS2 Dance - Dancing Rhythms SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

This resource is for KS2 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of South Africa (or any topic connected to South Africa, slave trade, communication etc). 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 music I use ‘DJEMBE…The Power of Tribal Drums’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxKHN0HSuzA
samjball
KS2 Dance -  Bollywood SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

KS2 Dance - Bollywood SOW – 6x50min lesson plans and resources

This resource is for KS2 teachers teaching dance through the Physical Education part of the national curriculum during the topic of India (or any topic connected to India, celebration, different cultures etc). 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 music I use ‘Jai Ho’ by the Pussycat Dolls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc5OyXmHD0w
samjball
KS3 Dance Bundle - 48 Lessons of Dance!

KS3 Dance Bundle - 48 Lessons of Dance!

This bundle is for teachers of KS3 Dance. There are 8 SOL in total, each including 6 lesson delivery PowerPoints complete with resources. Please see individual resources for more information. :)
samjball
KS3 Dance Bundle – Professional Works from the GCSE Dance Anthology

KS3 Dance Bundle – Professional Works from the GCSE Dance Anthology

This KS3 Dance Bundle – Professional Works from the GCSE Dance Anthology is for teachers of KS3 Dance. It includes 4 SOW and delivery PowerPoints to engage KS3 pupils in performance, appreciation and choreography tasks while focusing on professional works from the GCSE Dance anthology. A Linha Curva Emancipation of Expressionism Shadows Artificial Things Each 6 lesson delivery PowerPoint includes starters (bell activities), lesson objectives, homework and assessment tasks. See individual resources for more information.
samjball
KS3 Dance ‘Hairspray’ 6 lesson SOW delivery PowerPoint

KS3 Dance ‘Hairspray’ 6 lesson SOW delivery PowerPoint

This ‘Hairspray’ 6 lesson SOW and delivery PowerPoint is for teachers teaching dance at KS3. In the school where I teach, every year we have a Year 9 musical (this year was Hairspray) and all the Year 8 pupils watch during a matinee performance. This SOW has been created for my Year 8 pupils after they have watched our Year 9 performance of Hairspray. The delivery PowerPoint includes questions which refer to the performance that they have watched and the whole point of the SOW is for them to learn the finale dance ‘You can’t Stop the Beat’. You may be thinking, ‘What am I going to do with this resource?’. Well, you’re going to need to adapt it to suit you yes but it will work in a variety of ways. First of all, it can be used as a tutorial of how to turn a series of rehearsals into a series of lessons (learning other key dance skills and terminology in the process). You could use It as a guide to create your own SOW for whatever musical your school has just put on or simply show a YouTube clip of a live performance of ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’. We haven’t chosen next years musical yet but I will be using this SOL and will adapt it to fit. The delivery PowerPoint includes starters in the form of ‘bell activities’/‘talking points’ for each lesson, homework and assessment activities at week 3 and week 6 to record progress.
samjball
GCSE Dance Bundle - Set Dances: Breathe and Shift

GCSE Dance Bundle - Set Dances: Breathe and Shift

This bundle includes 4 delivery PowerPoints to teach the GCSE Set dances. Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster Set Dance Breathe Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster Set Dance Shift KS4 GCSE Dance Set Dance Breathe KS4 GCSE Dance Set Dance Shift. Please see the individual recourses for detailed information.
samjball
Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Shift 6 lesson delivery PowerPoint and Homework Handouts

Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Shift 6 lesson delivery PowerPoint and Homework Handouts

This GCSE Taster : Shift 6 lesson delivery PowerPoint has been created for teachers of Dance preparing their Year 9 pupils for GCSE. Over the 6 lessons, pupils will explore the GCSE Set Dance: Shift along with appreciation tasks linked with section A of the written exam paper (component 2). E.g. The components of Dance (actions, dynamics, space and relationships), performance skills etc. PLEASE NOTE: I have created this resource to follow the GCSE Taster : Breathe 6 lesson SOW as some of the exam questions relate to the Breathe set dance. The Shift breakdown sections were created using the resources on the AQA website and print screened images of the YouTube video of Shift. The PowerPoint also includes starters (bell activities), lesson objectives, homework tasks and assessment material. This resource also includes homework handouts. Enjoy!
samjball
Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Breathe 6 Lesson Delivery PowerPoint and Homework handouts

Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Breathe 6 Lesson Delivery PowerPoint and Homework handouts

This GCSE Taster : Breathe 6 lesson Delivery PowerPoint has been created for teachers of Dance preparing their Year 9 pupils for GCSE. Over the 6 lessons, pupils will explore the GCSE Set Dance: Breathe along with appreciation tasks linked with section A of the written exam paper (component 2). E.g. Warm up, performance skills etc. The Breathe breakdown sections were created using the resources on the AQA website and print screened images of the YouTube video of Breathe. The PowerPoint also includes starters (bell activities), lesson objectives, homework tasks and assessment material. This resource also includes homework handouts. Enjoy!
samjball
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
History Plays Bundle

History Plays Bundle

Five fabulous play scripts which explore different periods in history: WW1 and WW2; Victorian mill children; Britain’s child migrants and the history of the theatre - part one! Fabulous teaching resources, perfect for shared reading, assemblies, or performances. Each play also contains great activities and tasks for further classroom work.
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
Alice In Wonderland Songs

Alice In Wonderland Songs

A collection of songs from the writings of Lewis Carroll - I’ve set all of the ‘Alice’ poems to music in a suitably bizarre way - so let me know if you need one that’s not featured here. These resources would be an excellent part of any work or presentation featuring the "Alice in Wonderland’ or ‘Through The Looking Glass’ stories.
musicals4kidz
Humpty Dumpty's recitation  from 'Alice'

Humpty Dumpty's recitation from 'Alice'

This is Humpty Dumpty’s recitation set to a rather modern backing style. This would fit in with any module of working involving ‘Alice’ by Lewis Carroll. I’ve set all of the ‘Alice’ poems to music so let me know if there’s anything you are looking for.
musicals4kidz
The Mock Turtle's Song - The Lobster Quadrille

The Mock Turtle's Song - The Lobster Quadrille

The Mock Turtle’s Song from Alice In Wonderland, set to an unexpected tune - not a quadrille at all - but then the turtle was a mock turtle, so nothing is as expected! It’s a very infectious melody and this piece would fit in with any study or presentation of Lewis Carroll’s work. I’ve set all of his ‘Alice’ poems to music, so if you need anything just ask!
musicals4kidz
Jabberwocky  Song

Jabberwocky Song

Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky, set to music. Can be used to augment any drama or performing work, or as an introduction to any work on Alice. I’ve set all of Lewis Carroll’s poems to music, in as bizarre a way as possible - if you need music to any of his other work , let me know. It would be a great Performing Arts project for the pupils to devise their own presentation of the stories using the songs as a framework.
musicals4kidz
The Walrus and The Carpenter Song

The Walrus and The Carpenter Song

Here is the whole of ‘The Walrus and The Carpenter’ set to a bluesy jazzy piano style. This would make a great dance/drama/vocal centrepiece to any performing arts evening. It’s 8 minutes long so you could involve whole teams of performers. I’ve set 17 Lewis Carroll poems to music - watch out for others as I post them. If you need anything in particular, let me know - I think I’ve done all the poems in Alice and Through The Looking Glass.
musicals4kidz