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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
Eurovision Final 2018 with Widgit Symbols

Eurovision Final 2018 with Widgit Symbols

Enjoy Eurovision with this symbol supported pack containing: Flashcards Key Words to support what you see during Eurovision. Bingo Listen out for the words on your card during each song. Get them all? Call BINGO! Match Countries Can you match the flags with the country shapes? Scorecard Score all the acts from the final - give points out of ten for each song and performance. Work out the total and give 12 points to your top scorer, then 10, then 8-1. How do your scores compare to the official ones? This resource was created in InPrint 3 Widgit Symbols supports vocabulary development across the primary curriculum for all students, as well as helping individuals with special needs, autism or speech and language difficulties.
Widgit_Software
10 Colour Rhymes to celebrate the main colours and tones

10 Colour Rhymes to celebrate the main colours and tones

Learning colours is easy with fun, snappy, rhymes, referencing familiar topics. Red, blue, green, pink, yellow, orange, purple, silver, gold, black and white are all highlighted in these rhymes, with grey featuring too. An extra rhyme - Colourful Dragons - brings a whole bunch of them together. They can be read aloud, chanted and clapped together, enacted, discussed and added to. Ideal for Early Years - Year 2, but also fun and thought-provoking for KS2 pupils.
katewilliams_poetry
12 Rhymes for Sounds + Colours - Bundle

12 Rhymes for Sounds + Colours - Bundle

Clap, chant, act and add to these enjoyable rhymes to enhance phonics and colour teaching. Also great as introductions to poetry, and to support the various topics featured. Ideal for Early Years and KS1. Each rhyme is original and tailored to its purpose, while also being fun and meaningful for young children.
katewilliams_poetry
2 COLOUR RHYMES to clap, chant, act, embellish, EY/KS1

2 COLOUR RHYMES to clap, chant, act, embellish, EY/KS1

These rhythmic rhymes focus on colour, one specifically on red, the other, various colours, each representing a dragon. Guidance notes are included with each, with suggestions for extra verses and setting to music/acting out. Their titles are: ‘Red is for Strawberries’ and ‘Colourful Dragons’. Some young children have difficulty identifying colours by their names, so these rhymes will help, with their catchy rhythms, graphic images and invitations for further ideas. These activities support the curricular learning areas of Literacy, Expressive Arts & Design, Communication & Language, and Physical Development.
katewilliams_poetry
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
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
Year 2 Music lesson plan - Graphic Scores

Year 2 Music lesson plan - Graphic Scores

Included is a 3-week lesson plan based on children playing a range of percussion instruments following a graphic score. The planning highlights the Year 2 National Curriculum objectives, lesson objectives, teaching and assessment points. These lessons can be easily adapted and extended to last up to a full half term; this will depend on how quickly the children grasp the idea and understanding of graphic scores. I have also attached the PDF graphic scores, which I used and were a big help! These were taken from traditionalprimarymusic.com The children loved these musical lessons and developed some very good group work and co-ordination skills. Following the teaching and practise, they were able to create their own graphic score by the end of the unit.
rach-831
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
Al Bear Sings His Alphabet (early years song)

Al Bear Sings His Alphabet (early years song)

A simple song to teach the alphabet for nursery, reception and Year 1 children. Song is sung on video by Fran Carpenter. Teacher’s notes, including music score, also included. Fran will be showcasing more of her music teaching ideas videos for early years and primary ages shortly!
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
30 Color-Coded Easy-to-Play Songs for Boomwhackers or Piano!

30 Color-Coded Easy-to-Play Songs for Boomwhackers or Piano!

Children can explore the piano and play their favorite songs, even if they’ve never played before, with this set of 30 Color-Coded, Easy-to-Play Piano Songs! Play by Color was created to help build musical confidence while strengthening color identification and early reading skills! These color-coded song sheets can be used with any piano or keyboard and also work with the Boomwhackers Major Diatonic Scale Pipes and Bells.* This activity requires no prior musical experience and all you need to get started is a piano or keyboard, color printer and some clear tape! Use Play by Color Song Sheets to: ∙ Teach children early music reading and piano skills. ∙ Help build confidence during music therapy. ∙ Encourage your child to play songs on any piano or keyboard you already own. ∙ Create an independent piano or keyboard center. Great for lower & middle elementary too! Instructions and colored rectangles to place on your piano or keyboard are included along with 30 Color-Coded Song Sheets: The Major Scale Hot Cross Buns Mary Had A Little Lamb The Wheels On The Bus It’s Raining, It’s Pouring Baa Baa Black Sheep This Old Man Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Old MacDonald Had A Farm The Alphabet Song Ten In The Bed A Bear Went Over The Mountain Do-Re-Mi (Doe, A Deer) Amazing Grace Angels Watching Over Me Five Little Ducks The Clean-Up Song The Farmer In The Dell Row, Row, Row Your Boat Do You Know The Muffin Man? I’m A Little Teapot London Bridge is Falling Down When The Saints Go Marching In You Are My Sunshine Ring Around The Rosie Hickory Dickory Dock Hush Little Baby, Don’t Say A Word Pop Goes The Weasel On Top Of Old Smokey Three Blind Mice Children as young as four years old can successfully read the song sheets! An exciting introduction to playing the piano, and an activity that can be used prior to music lessons! Playing the piano has never been so easy and fun! Kids won’t realize they are also practicing early reading and color identification skills! 34 pages + cover & credits page = 36 pages total
vlrynn
EYFS Planning Ideas Pack for The Ugly Duckling

EYFS Planning Ideas Pack for The Ugly Duckling

Within this pack you will find: A history of The Ugly Duckling Many activity ideas linked to the EYFS Extension activity ideas Simplified activity ideas Recipes for pancakes and galettes Songs and Rhymes A book list There are planning ideas for Communication and Language, Literacy and Numeracy plus many cross curricular ideas as well. This 16 page Planning Ideas Pack has been designed to be used in conjunction with our kamishibai version of The Ugly Duckling which is available here but it can be used with generic copies of The Ugly Duckling.
TheSidlawHare
Curriculum of Excellence Planning Ideas pack for The Ugly Duckling

Curriculum of Excellence Planning Ideas pack for The Ugly Duckling

Within this pack you will find: A history of The Ugly Duckling Many activity ideas linked to the Curriculum of Excellence Extension activity ideas Simplified activity ideas Recipes for pancakes and galettes Songs and Rhymes A book list There are planning ideas for Language, Numeracy and Expressive Arts, plus many cross curricular ideas as well. This 16 page Planning Ideas Pack has been designed to be used in conjunction with our kamishibai version of The Ugly Duckling which is available here but it can be used with generic copies of The Ugly Duckling.
TheSidlawHare
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!
frazert2
General Music Lesson Plans Bundle!

General Music Lesson Plans Bundle!

A complete bundle of musical games, songs and activities perfect for the Preschool classroom through First Grade. Age adjustments are listed for each song/lesson. All music is public domain and recordings are easily attainable for free online. Please note these lessons do not include recordings. These plans are formatted for printing and sending home - please note that purchasing this bundle allows printing for one classroom only. It is not permissible to distribute to multiple classrooms or schools. If you work in more than one school building you must purchase enough bundles for each school. Thank you for adhering to copyright laws!
GracieRae
Hansel and Gretel in the 80's Assembly/Play Script

Hansel and Gretel in the 80's Assembly/Play Script

Class assembly/play script linking the 80's topic to the classic Hansel and Gretel Tale. It has a comedy theme and was a great stimulus for writing alternative endings to the Hansel and Gretel story. Appropriate for year 2 to year 6. Enjoy-my kids loved this assembly and even made tie-dye t-shirts for their costumes (it covered both a science and art lesson).
frazert2
Silly Willy Song

Silly Willy Song

This is a song written with the intention of acting out the second half of every line. Think of it as a modern day Hokey Pokey of sorts. Have fun playing around with the ukulele, piano, or guitar as a lead instrument, and see your students have a grand ol' time!
jimgaven
The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit

The Wonder Pod Toolkit is an exciting young person centred resource using innovative technologies with fun workshops to enable everyone to learn new skills and form healthy friendships through creativity. The kit includes warm up games, one off activities and extended projects/lesson plans utilising the technology introduced earlier in the kit. Each activity explains the ideal group size, time needed, equipment you will need and the skills that will be developed - from team building and leadership to just pure fun! This kit is perfect for music, media and drama teachers who are looking to introduce technology into their classes. It's also a great way to try something new!
zoe_dowler
Short Vowels-Singing My Sounds Phonics Series

Short Vowels-Singing My Sounds Phonics Series

30 pages of lesson plans and activities 11 mp3 recordings of Short Vowel songs, chants & games 5 printable patterns for short-vowel puppets 5 emergent readers tied to the songs U.S. Common Core Standards addressed in program The phonics program, “Singing my Sounds,” with music and lyrics by award-winning composer, Steven Traugh, and activities by Susan Traugh provides students with a multi-modality phonics curriculum. Steven and Susan’s collaborations have won accolades and awards for their effectiveness and engaging style. Teachers have reported “phenomenal” student participation leading to comprehension of the materials in record time. While an excellent tool for all young learners, this program is especially effective with ESL, ELL, ELD, special needs and at-risk students. Research into the ASD community has also shown that music can have a profound effect on the autistic learner.
susan_traugh
Healthy Songs to Stay Smart & Strong

Healthy Songs to Stay Smart & Strong

Teachers and parents agree that these 14 engaging songs and games are an essential part of teaching "healthy habits." The magic of music makes the subjects of Hygiene, Diet, Exercise and Sleep engaging, fun and most of all memorable.
susan_traugh
"Smart Songs for New Moms"- Infant Brain Building

"Smart Songs for New Moms"- Infant Brain Building

Songs have always been an important part of nurturing newborns. This collection of "Infant Approved" songs will stimulate learning, build confidence and provide hours of mutually gratifying interaction between you and your child.
susan_traugh
"Wake, Wiggle & Work" - Fun Songs to Start the Day

"Wake, Wiggle & Work" - Fun Songs to Start the Day

Get the day started on the “Right Foot” with this fun collection of 14 movement songs and games while you review colors, shapes, numbers, letters and more. Your students will want to do these engaging songs over and over. Teachers report that there are enough songs in this collection to provide you with movement music for the whole year. ➢ Research has shown that children do better in school when they begin their day with movement activities. ➢ NOTE: Instrumental versions of some songs are provided to allow students to extend the lesson by creating their own movements. ➢ These songs and movement games will help your students “get the wiggles out” and improve concentration, attention span, listening skills and creativity. ➢ These activities help the increasing number of sedentary students coming to school behind in their brain development due to a lack physical activity. ➢ Using “Wake, Wiggle & Work” everyday is great way to motivate your reluctant learners. ➢ Another benefit is that these activities have been shown to improve students’ attitude toward school and raise attendance rates.
susan_traugh
Frozen Lapbook

Frozen Lapbook

©Disney’s FROZEN has taken the world by storm. Take advantage of the opportunity by using this Lapbook as a teaching tool. FROZEN is filled with life lessons and moral values that can be taught while children have fun working through and putting together this amazing hands-on Lapbook! Designed for grades K-8. This ebook format includes a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create!
KnowledgeBoxCentral
Quiet Time Song

Quiet Time Song

'Quiet Time' is a song about all the places we have to be quiet in life (church, library, movies). With a refrain on calming down for a nap or bedtime at night, this is a fun, lighthearted song on the ukulele for all the kids to enjoy. This song allows for kids to learn about these quiet places in a fun and educational way.
jimgaven
Q cards for entire half term

Q cards for entire half term

Too much on your plate? Just want activities that don't need planning and are engaging? Look no further! If you download this resource you will have a bank of activity ideas and display q cards for adults. Great for cover situations or last minute activities! Please review and tell me what other types of qcards you would like. Enjoy! includes activities on: owl babies, minions, magic, silly soup, we are going on a bear hunt, car drawing, playdough dinner, dinosaurs
EYFS7
The Music of Frederic Chopin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

The Music of Frederic Chopin - WebQuest and Music Composition Project

In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Frederic Chopin and his music as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create a music composition of their own, using Chopin’s style, using Soundation, a free Web 2.0 music creation and editing program. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the music project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fun Facts about Frederic Chopin WebQuest Activity (print and Editable digital files included) • Fun Facts about Frederic Chopin WebQuest Answer Key • Creating Music in Chopin’s Style using Soundation
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