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I wrote and co-wrote these resources for teaching literacy, numeracy, thinking skills/P4C and Outdoor Learning ideas. I own Thinking Child and we used to publish beautiful 'hard copy' resources for schools. These are a selection of those - some are free - some now sold at a bargain price - to make them as accessible as possible to teachers and children.

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I wrote and co-wrote these resources for teaching literacy, numeracy, thinking skills/P4C and Outdoor Learning ideas. I own Thinking Child and we used to publish beautiful 'hard copy' resources for schools. These are a selection of those - some are free - some now sold at a bargain price - to make them as accessible as possible to teachers and children.
Using Hyphens - Active Grammar Lesson ideas - KS2
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Using Hyphens - Active Grammar Lesson ideas - KS2

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Investigative / playful approach - Thinking about - How do hyphens affect meaning? This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. Aimed at Key Stage 2 It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12529601
It's a Case of Grammar - Over 100 Ideas for Active Grammar Lessons - KS2
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It's a Case of Grammar - Over 100 Ideas for Active Grammar Lessons - KS2

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It’s a Case of Grammar is written by experienced primary teachers / advisers and designed to be a flexible, useful resource for the explicit teaching of grammar ideas at Key Stage 2. The activities and the accompanying teacher notes will ensure that everyone responsible for teaching grammar can be secure in their own understanding, whilst helping children to have a confident command over their speaking, listening, reading and writing. We all want children to think of grammar as an enjoyable and fundamental part of being a speaker, reader and writer. A flexible whole school resource for all teachers in Key Stage 2.
Number Bonds:  KS1 & KS2 Outdoor Learning Numeracy
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Number Bonds: KS1 & KS2 Outdoor Learning Numeracy

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Using an outdoor, run around game and very little equipment children will enjoy using physical activity to make sense of number bonds - according to their age and stages This activity comes from a book from Thinking Child : Over 100 Ideas for Outdoor Numeracy.– a mixture for Key Stage 1 and 2 – and many opportunities for differentiation. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12529587
Conjunction & Connectives - Active Grammar Lesson Idea - KS2
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Conjunction & Connectives - Active Grammar Lesson Idea - KS2

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An active grammar lesson dealing with conjunctions and connectives - playing with language This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. Aimed at Key Stage 2 It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12529601
Consistency of Tenses - Active Grammar Lesson ideas - KS2
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Consistency of Tenses - Active Grammar Lesson ideas - KS2

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Looking at and comparing Past, present & Future - and how consistency matters This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. Aimed at Key Stage 2 It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12529601
1st, 2nd, 3rd person - Active Grammar Lesson Ideas - KS2
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1st, 2nd, 3rd person - Active Grammar Lesson Ideas - KS2

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Working in groups to discuss and write examples from starter phrases - an opportunity to ‘feel’ ad discuss the different 'voices used through these techniques. This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. Aimed at Key Stage 2 It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-12529601
EYFS activity - sample card
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EYFS activity - sample card

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This is a free download to give a sample of the two EYFS Activity Packs (1 and 2) The full packs have 26 different ideas for a range of EYFS activities - very suitable for parents too. The full packs are on sale in the shop - but enjoy this one for free
Circular Stories - Active Grammar ideas
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Circular Stories - Active Grammar ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.
Complete or Incomplete? Sentences - Active Grammar Ideas
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Complete or Incomplete? Sentences - Active Grammar Ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.
Adjectives: comparatives / superlatives - Active Grammar Ideas
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Adjectives: comparatives / superlatives - Active Grammar Ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.
Apostrophes - Possession /Omission - Active Grammar Ideas
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Apostrophes - Possession /Omission - Active Grammar Ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.
Recognising Clauses - Active Grammar Ideas
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Recognising Clauses - Active Grammar Ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.
Changing /Improving Sentences- Active Grammar ideas
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Changing /Improving Sentences- Active Grammar ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.
Top Tips for TAs - Including Literacy Helpful ideas - Primary
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Top Tips for TAs - Including Literacy Helpful ideas - Primary

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This is designed to support Teaching Assistants in Primary settings - It would provide a useful booklet to give to TAs following Induction / Literacy Support Training as well as a great day to day reminder for more established TAs Contents include: Getting to know children Behaviour charts Supporting children’s reading and writing: Sample reading record sheet Helping children read for information Phonics Charts A Guide to Punctuation Tips for reading out loud Handwriting Strokes Top Tips for Guided Reading Using different questions Practical ideas for group discussions Feedback Sheet Weekly Planning Sheet Lesson Support Plan
Colons, semi colons, full stops - Active Grammar ideas
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Colons, semi colons, full stops - Active Grammar ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.
Chop it Up - Word Order & Effect - Active Grammar Ideas
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Chop it Up - Word Order & Effect - Active Grammar Ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.
Choices & Effects /Sentence Structure - Active Grammar Ideas
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Choices & Effects /Sentence Structure - Active Grammar Ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.
Names, Pronouns & Noun Phrases - Active Grammar Ideas
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Names, Pronouns & Noun Phrases - Active Grammar Ideas

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This is one activity sheet from a HUGE Grammar Pack that was formally sold by Thinking Child as a hard copy resource to schools . The full pack has 105 different ideas for teaching grammar in interesting and active ways. It’s a Case of Grammar is for sale in the Thinking Child shop More of the individual cards - are also in the shop - some free, some for just one pound each. Choose those you need - or buy the whole pack for your school.