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Crooked Steeple Resources produces educational resources and publications. Specialisms include special educational needs and modern foreign languages.

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Crooked Steeple Resources produces educational resources and publications. Specialisms include special educational needs and modern foreign languages.
SENCO Survival Kit - audits, checklists and booklets for staff (whole school approach to SEN)
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SENCO Survival Kit - audits, checklists and booklets for staff (whole school approach to SEN)

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This is a SENCO survival kit to help to implement a whole school approach to SEN. Included is: A staff SEND audit (along with descriptions) for you to audit your staff training needs and confidence in working with students with SEND. A quality first teaching SEND for you to use on learning walks / observations to identify good practice and areas for development. Two booklets for staff - one on supporting students with dyslexia / literacy difficulties, and one on supporting students with speech, language and communication needs. Focus is on quality first teaching in the mainstream classroom. A powerpoint about dyslexia to deliver to staff. A powerpoint about SLCN to deliver to staff. Suitable for primary, secondary and FE. The author is a senior advisory teacher, trainer and writer in the field of SLCN.
German Holidays and Festivals
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German Holidays and Festivals

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Powerpoint that introduces festivals and bank holidays in German - lots of activities such as disappearing and matching games. Allows discussion of German celebrations such as Tag der deutschen Einheit. I also printed some slides and got the pupils to match the dates to the festivals.
Staff CPD presentation - Classroom strategies for supporting dyslexic students
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Staff CPD presentation - Classroom strategies for supporting dyslexic students

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Presentation to be used for a staff CPD session. Brief introduction as to what is meant by dyslexia followed by twenty easy-to-implement classroom strategies, which will require little or no additional planning. Suitable for teachers and teaching assistants at KS2, 3, 4 and 5. Focus is on quality first teaching strategies and enabling dyslexic students to access the curriculum. Suitable for a whole school or department refresher or initial training session on dyslexia and aimed at those who have little / no prior experience of the topic. Writing by a senior advisory teacher, trainer and author in the field of special educational needs.
Staff CPD Session - SEN - social, emotional and mental wellbeing
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Staff CPD Session - SEN - social, emotional and mental wellbeing

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This is a detailed powerpoint presentation for a staff CPD session - suitable for primary, secondary and FE. Audience: teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, leaders. Discusses what is meant by social, emotional and mental health, explores risk and resilience factors. Activity on how to identify pupils with difficulties. Links with SEN and particular difficulties for this group. Facts and figures included on why this is a current issue. Discusses what schools can do to support this group and improve wellbeing. Video links included. Links to useful organisations and websites.
Word Types - Presentation and Worksheet - KS2 SATS SPAG - KS3/4 revision
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Word Types - Presentation and Worksheet - KS2 SATS SPAG - KS3/4 revision

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This is a powerpoint presentation on word types - nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs and adverbs. Each word type is introduced with examples and there are activities for the whole class (group work or activities with a learning partner). There is then a worksheet for pupils to work through with a section on each word type. An answer sheet is also provided. This is designed for KS2 pupils as part of the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) curriculum. It can be used as a revision lesson as well as to introduce the topic. It would also be suitable as a revision activity for Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4 pupils, including those with SEN. Everything within this resource is self-explanatory and answers provided so this would also be suitable to leave as cover work for a non-specialist to deliver. If all activities are completed there is enough work for two lessons. If pupils are being introduced to the topic for the first time, this resource can also be split up into individual sections (e.g. work on nouns for lesson, work on verbs for another).
Teaching Assistant's Survival Kit - BUMPER PACK OF USEFUL RESOURCES!
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Teaching Assistant's Survival Kit - BUMPER PACK OF USEFUL RESOURCES!

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This is the Teaching Assistant’s Survival Kit - a bumper bundle of resources and information useful for all teaching assistants, new and experienced, primary and secondary. This kit contains 21 different resources. Begin by reading the powerpoint ‘Teaching Assistant’s Survival Kit Overview and Instructions’ which outlines how to use each resource. Kit contains: Overview and Instructions Powerpoint. Task Management Boards Storyboards. Various Essay Planning Templates. Pupil Writing Checklist. Maths Mat or useful Maths facts. Ten Games to practise topic-specific and general vocabulary. Narrative bookmarks to aid reading comprehension. Times Tables fortune tellers - an activity pupils of all ages love. Working in a group powerpoint, discussion and poster - useful when delivering interventions or doing any group work. Plenary Dice - prompts to lead discussions about learning. Phonics / Visual letter recognition games - snap and pelmanism. Information booklet about how to support pre-reading skills. Information booklet about supporting reading skills. Information booklet about supporting spelling, punctuation and grammar. Learning Self-Audit Profile to support students’ independence. Blank wordsearch grid. Information Sheet and activity for students about revision and examination technique. Oral Presentations planning sheets and self-evaulations for students. Goal Setting Template to support students to work towards goals.
Meine Zeitreise Y9 German Project
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Meine Zeitreise Y9 German Project

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Project on time travel I did with my Year 9 class towards the end of the year. Pupils begin be designing and describing a time machine, then decide when and where they want to travel to, describe what they did during the journey, what they took with them, what they forgot to take and their opinion of the trip. At the end pupils bring it all together into a cartoon strip or chat show interview. Also used some German film trailers as starter actvities (all found on youtube). Pupils really enjoyed this project - made a change from doing the usual holidays topic.
French - Telling the time - Quelle heure est-il? - Board Games - Speaking and Listening
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French - Telling the time - Quelle heure est-il? - Board Games - Speaking and Listening

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This contains six differentiated board games for practising telling the time in French. Simply print which boards you wish to play with. Laminate or print on to card for increased durability. The six boards are: o’clock times; half hour and on the hour; quarter hour intervals; mixed times; the 24-hour clock; analogue clock faces. A template is also included to make dice. Full instructions are included as well as a help sheet and ideas on how to support / extend the games. Pupils play in groups of 2 - 4 players and take it in turns to ask and answer questions about the time. This is a fun way to practise speaking and listening skills as well as to consolidate time vocabulary.
Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication
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Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication

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Enough SEN CPD to last all year! A presentation on supporting dyslexic students in the mainstream classroom - with a booklet for staff containing the same information. A presentation on supporting students with speech, language and communication needs - again with booklet for staff containing the information. A presentation on supporting students with social, emotional and mental health needs. A presentation on social communication skills - along with two activities. Suitable for primary, secondary and FE. Teachers, school leaders and teaching assistants. The author is a senior advisory teacher, writer and trainer in the field of SEN.
Millionnaire Quiz - Imperfect in German
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Millionnaire Quiz - Imperfect in German

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Millionaire quiz on the imperfect in German. Can be used as a whole class, in teams or as individuals. Teams / individuals could write answers down or use mini whiteboards. Great as a starter or plenary. Encourages discussion of how to form the imperfect and some exceptions to the usual rules. Designed for use with GCSE / A level classes.
Reading activity - biographies in the IMPERFECT (German)
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Reading activity - biographies in the IMPERFECT (German)

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Guess the famous person from the short biography written in the imperfect. There are four sentences for each, written in the imperfect in German. The answer is shown on the following slide. I used this to introduce the imperfect tense and see what pupils could work out from context and previous knowledge. Also a great way to intoduce some new vocabulary and to discuss how each verb has changed in the imperfect tense. Students can then write their own biography of a famous person using the imperfect.
Classroom commands in German
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Classroom commands in German

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Powerpoint introducing commands you will use in the classroom in the target language to encourage and extend target language use in the classroom. Introduces vocab and includes games and activities.
Hallo, wie geht's?
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Hallo, wie geht's?

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Powerpoint introducing various ways of greeting people in German and how to answer the question 'wie geht's?'. Includes listening exercise.
SEN English Note Making
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SEN English Note Making

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Powerpoint to introduce what is meant by note making and various ways to do this. Includes short texts which can be read aloud and pupils make notes.