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I am a primary school teacher and assistant head. I love my job and my aim is to produce high quality teaching resources that motivate learners and make life easier for teachers! All of my resources are ready to teach, differentiated and easy to adapt. I don't make resources just to sell, all uploads have been made to be used in my own classroom. Therefore, I can vouch for their suitability, pitch and quality.

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I am a primary school teacher and assistant head. I love my job and my aim is to produce high quality teaching resources that motivate learners and make life easier for teachers! All of my resources are ready to teach, differentiated and easy to adapt. I don't make resources just to sell, all uploads have been made to be used in my own classroom. Therefore, I can vouch for their suitability, pitch and quality.
Headteacher Application - Personal Statement and cover letter. (Successful 2019)
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Headteacher Application - Personal Statement and cover letter. (Successful 2019)

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A comprehensive covering letter and personal statement which I wrote during my recent job search. Although it obviously needed to be adapted to suit the needs of each school that I was applying for, I found that having a ‘base’ letter was extremely useful. I was shortlisted for each job I sent this application to (and gained a headship) There was nothing on line at the time that I could use to guide/scaffold me, so I hope that someone finds this useful!
PERSONALITY SWIRLS -  COMPLETE ART  LESSON FOR A NEW CLASS
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PERSONALITY SWIRLS - COMPLETE ART LESSON FOR A NEW CLASS

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A Complete ART lesson, which includes a detailed PPT, resources and planning. UPDATED FOR 2019 The lesson is designed to help you get to know your class, whilst creating a fantastic display for the wall (ideal for the start of the year) Ideal for KS2/3 Please leave feedback.
Ancient Greek Poetry   COMPLETE WEEK
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Ancient Greek Poetry COMPLETE WEEK

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A complete week (5 days) of English planning, planned for year 4/5 but easily adaptable. There is a strong emphasis on word classes, noun phrases and adverbs - highlighting the need for precision throughout the week. All resources are included, along with a PowerPoint for each day. At the end of the week, the chdn write and perform a poem about the god of their choosing. Any questions please feel free to ask: D Please leave feedback. Thank you :)
The London Eye Mystery - complete ENGLISH (WRITING) unit  of 14 lessons
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The London Eye Mystery - complete ENGLISH (WRITING) unit of 14 lessons

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A complete scheme of work, presentations and resources for the book ’ The London Eye Mystery’ by Siobhan Dowd. Aimed at Upper KS2 but easily adaptable. Each lesson is differentiated at least 3 ways. All lessons are ready to go (the only thing missing is the book!). This unit is genuinely ready to reach and planned to a high quality. Each lesson is also available separately and includes a presentation and all resources. I have zipped the files (as there are over 80 individual documents). However, I have also added some loose documents to show you a sample of the quality. Editable versions are included wherever possible. There is a free sample lesson available here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-london-eye-mystery-lesson-2-clauses-and-commas-free-sample-lesson-11696165 Lessons are based on the understanding of the text and its themes, as well as key narrative, and descriptive writing skills. Coverage includes: advanced punctuation, Precise language choices, Characterisation, Mood and atmosphere development, sentence variety and structure, figurative devices and more. This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay. The red room by HG Wells extract is in the public domain.
ULTIMATE ALAN PEAT BUNDLE
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ULTIMATE ALAN PEAT BUNDLE

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A complete set of all my HUGELY POPULAR ALAN PEAT sentence lessons. A set of 18 individual, standalone lessons. Each lesson has been written to teach 1 of the fantastic sentence types from Alan Peat. Each lesson is fully resourced- including Powerpoint, plan and 3 way differentiation. I have used the lessons very successfully in upper KS2, taught as part of wider units and for standalone lessons where sentence skills need to be developed. Bundle represents a saving of £45 Also available as individual lessons and as 3 smaller bundles (see below) Bundle 1, 2 and 3 are also available, each containing a different set of ALAN PEAT sentence lessons. Bundle 1 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/alan-peat-sentences-bundle-ks2-11748039 Bundle 2 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/alan-peat-sentences-bundle-ks2-bundle-2-11798906 Bundle 3 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/alan-peat-bundle-3-11872727 All lessons have a monster/beast or dragon theme. All images sourced from PIXABAY
DE:DE SENTENCES COMPLETE LESSON (ALAN PEAT)  KS2
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DE:DE SENTENCES COMPLETE LESSON (ALAN PEAT) KS2

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A complete English lesson, based around Alan Peat's DE:DE Sentences. Suitable for KS2 (as the lesson is fully differentiated) Children will learn about the special sentence type, practice writing them as a class, before completing independent work containing them. Fully differentiated 3 ways. The lesson has a dragon/monster theme. All images are sourced from PIXABAY.
Complete Tudor News Reports  Year 3/ 4
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Complete Tudor News Reports Year 3/ 4

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A complete unit of work (8 days) for newspaper reports linked to the Tudors. Presentations and resources included. Aimed at year 3 or 4, fully differentiated 2 or 3 ways in each lesson. All images from PIXABAY or authors own.
BOYS SENTENCES -COMPLETE LESSON. (ALAN PEAT) KS2
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BOYS SENTENCES -COMPLETE LESSON. (ALAN PEAT) KS2

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A complete English lesson, based around Alan Peat’s BOYS Sentences. Suitable for KS2 (as the lesson is fully differentiated) Children will learn about the special sentence type, practice writing them as a class, before completing independent work containing them. Fully differentiated 3 ways. The lesson has a dragon/monster theme. All images are sourced from PIXABAY.
ULTIMATE NEW CLASS AND TRANSITION DAY BUNDLE 2020/21
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ULTIMATE NEW CLASS AND TRANSITION DAY BUNDLE 2020/21

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VERY Popular Resources! 8 COMPLETE english and art lessons for the first days and lessons with your new class. Updated for 2020/21 Each lesson is fully resourced and ready to teach. All have outcomes that make brilliant displays for the start of term. Worth £25 when bought seperately. 1 - Transition day lesson (planning, ppt and a range of art and writing resources) 2. Lego portraits complete art lesson 3. Lichtenstein dot portraits - complete art lesson 4. Portrait Poems - complete writing lesson 5. Personality Swirls - complete art lesson. 6. Fingerprint Poems - complete English/Art lesson. 7. Zentangle Portraits - complete Art Lesson. 8. Micrography Portraits - Complete art and PHSCE lesson.
WARS OF THE ROSES - 6 WEEK COMPLETE HISTORY UNIT.
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WARS OF THE ROSES - 6 WEEK COMPLETE HISTORY UNIT.

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This is a six week unit that looks at the causes, build up and key battles of the Wars of the Roses. Written for upper Key stage 2 (but easily adapted) and is differentiated. Would be a great way to start a unit on Tudor history. Everything that you need to teach each lesson is included, including planning, resources and a PowerPoint presentation.
BEOWULF  COMPLETE ENGLISH UNIT
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BEOWULF COMPLETE ENGLISH UNIT

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A complete scheme of 10 lessons based around the story of BEOWULF. Written for a year 4 class, it is easy to adapt for year 5 or 6 as there is a strong emphasis on basic grammar skills in the planning. Planning is of a high quality and includes all resources, including a version of the story (written by me) Wherever possible, editable versions of each resource are also provided. Each lesson is fully differentiated and includes a powerpoint presentation **Learning Objectives: ** To use a variety of sentence openers To vary our sentence openers when creating a description To punctuate direct speech correctly To add adverbial clauses to dialogue. To use tenses consistently To use expanded noun phrases To use figurative devices to describe. To vary clauses in complex sentences To plan a short story with suspense To apply the features of short stories. To edit and improve the introduction to a short story.**** The files are zipped, however I have added some loose examples of the resources to give an indication of quality. Beowulf clipart is from Anthony feathers art and design, available here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Beowulf-Clipart-1945901 All other art work is from Pixabay or authors own.
Crime Scene Investigation Activity
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Crime Scene Investigation Activity

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A plan which contains all of the instructions, and the resources to set up a crime scene in your classroom. The only thing missing is for you to include the samples from your own crime scene (as this was how I organised the original lesson - with children genuinely ‘detecting’ the crime. However, I have added fingerprint samples, and crime scene photos for a quicker turnaround! I have used this several times, very successfully, both as a WOW topic starter, as science investigation, and even, once as a BIG writing hook. Please leave feedback.
SLOW WRITING - DESCRIPTIVE CHARACTERS - COMPLETE LESSON
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SLOW WRITING - DESCRIPTIVE CHARACTERS - COMPLETE LESSON

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A complete lesson based around David Dadau’s inspirational’SLOW WRITING’ technique. Aimed at upper KS2 and differentiated fully (3 ways) The lesson develops children’s ability to write precisely and consciously to create a vibrant and vivid description of a character. Resources includes a full lesson plan, detailed PowerPoint and three levels of task based around a series of images. All images and video clip are sourced from PIXABAY
CLIMATE CHANGE -GRETA THUNBERG-  SPEECH ANALYSIS
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CLIMATE CHANGE -GRETA THUNBERG- SPEECH ANALYSIS

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A complete lesson, PowerPoint and resources based around Greta Thunberg’s Ted Talk on climate change. This lesson begins by looking at the recent ‘School strike for climate change’ movement. It then moves on to explore the features of Persuasive Speeches and the students will annotate the speech to show their understanding. The lesson uses AFORRESTPIE as a vehicle for exploring the features. All images sourced from Pixabay.
Beagle Voyage  of Charles Darwin   Complete lesson   KS2
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Beagle Voyage of Charles Darwin Complete lesson KS2

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A complete lesson with the LO: to understand Darwin’s voyage on HMS Beagle. During the lesson, students will map the voyage and key events on each stop of the journey. All resources are included, although internet access may be required for the higher attainers to research additional information, using the Beagle diaries (Link included in the resources) Charles darwin clipart is used under licence from Artifex : www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/artifex All other images from Pixabay or authors own.
THE JABBERWOCKY - COMPLETE MINI SCHEME OF WORK (5/6 DAYS)
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THE JABBERWOCKY - COMPLETE MINI SCHEME OF WORK (5/6 DAYS)

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A complete 5/ 6 day unit of work which includes planning, detailed PowerPoints and resources for the poem - THE JABBERWOCKY, by Lewis Carroll. The whole scheme includes a cold and a hot task, and culminates in the class writing a narrative poem in the style of the original. All images sourced from Pixabay or authors own.
KING KONG - COMPLETE SCHEME OF 12 LESSONS - ANTHONY BROWNE LINKED.
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KING KONG - COMPLETE SCHEME OF 12 LESSONS - ANTHONY BROWNE LINKED.

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A complete scheme of work, presentations and resources for the story of ** ’ KING KONG by ANTHONY BROWNE.** Aimed at Upper KS2 but easily adaptable. Each lesson is differentiated at least 3 ways. All lessons are ready to go (the only thing missing is the book!). This unit is genuinely ready to reach and planned to a high quality. Editable versions of ppts and activity sheets are included wherever possible. The scheme starts and end with a cold and hot task to aid assessment and show clear progression of skills. **There is a free sample lesson available here:**https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/king-kong-lesson-2-expanded-noun-phrases-free-sample-lesson-11877353 Lessons are based on the understanding of the text and its themes, as well as key narrative, and descriptive writing skills. Coverage includes: cohesion, conjunctions, Precise language choices, adverbials, sentence variety and structure, figurative devices and more. This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay. CLips and images from king kong are sourced from Publicdomain.com
PIG HEART BOY YEAR 6 - LESSON 10 - TO ADAPT A PIECE OF WRITING FOR IMPACT
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PIG HEART BOY YEAR 6 - LESSON 10 - TO ADAPT A PIECE OF WRITING FOR IMPACT

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A complete lesson, PowerPoint and resources for the book ’ PIG HEART BOY’ by Malorie Blackman. Differentiated 3 ways. The lesson focuses on adapting writing for impact and effect This is lesson 10 in a series of 14. The whole scheme of work is available here: The whole scheme includes a cold and a hot task, and culminates in the class writing a dilemma story This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay.
YEAR 6    NEWSPAPER REPORTS  COMPLETE WEEK
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YEAR 6 NEWSPAPER REPORTS COMPLETE WEEK

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Written as a revision unit for my year 6 class. Based on the short film 'The mystery of mister hollow;' (available on the literacy shed website) Plan is for one week, all resources are included. Chdn write a newspaper report at the end of the week. (could easily be stretched over 2 weeks, if editing and redrafting)
KING KONG - Lesson 2 -Expanded noun phrases -FREE SAMPLE LESSON
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KING KONG - Lesson 2 -Expanded noun phrases -FREE SAMPLE LESSON

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A complete lesson, PowerPoint and resources for the book ’ KING KONG’ by Anthony Browne. It is differentiated 3 ways. The lesson focuses on how to create and use effective expanded noun phrases for description. This is lesson 2 in a series of 12. The whole scheme of work is available here: The whole scheme includes a cold and a hot task, and culminates in the class writing a rampaging beast story (along the lines of KIng Kong in NYC) This scheme was incredibly engaging and produced brilliant pieces of writing. All images sourced from Pixabay. Fim images from publicdomain.com