Food Chain and Adaptations  card gameQuick View

Food Chain and Adaptations card game

Full-color graphics make these cards appealing and their versatility (4 card games plus 5 kinesthetic games can be played with them) makes them useful over and over again. Student learn about not only food chains and webs but also animal and plant adaptations, biomes and classification. (.PDFs in a ZIP folder) Included • Set of 56 playing cards • Set of 39 matching 8”x11” science writing prompts (RAFT writing) • Set of 56 matching 8” x11” posters for bulletin boards or to laminate and use for kinesthetic games • Rules for 4 card games, 5 energy burst games and links to online resources This colorful card game is aligned with the Next Generation Life Science standards and the Virginia SOLs. The graphics on each card will help ESL and struggling readers. These card games provide an excellent anchor activity for students who finish early or need a challenge and 2-5 minute energy burst games are based on research based strategies to improve student learning. These games can be used to differentiate instruction or provide tiering (cards can also be used as a sort rather than a game for struggling students.) Games are motivating and engage students in higher level strategy thinking and promote interaction with others while remaining focused on topic.
Phonics training handoutQuick View

Phonics training handout

A handout on Phonics Training which includes a background to recent changes (rationale for introduction of Letters and Sounds), the principles of synthetic phonics, useful links and practical phonics games. I can't claim any credit for the games as they were uploaded separately by jambam
Key stage 3 condensed schemes of workQuick View

Key stage 3 condensed schemes of work

This is appropriate for students aged 11-14 for their science curriculum. It blends three years work into 2 and a bit years. It gives good ideas for your lessons and still gives teachers the ability to teach freely with their own ideas and to stay focused on core ideas
Spelling HandbookQuick View

Spelling Handbook

The handbook includes background information for teachers about common spelling patterns, useful strategies, including mnemonics, and spelling and phonic games. Many of the ideas resources have been posted elsewhere - acknowledged at end.
Life in the sixties - Best cover storyQuick View

Life in the sixties - Best cover story

A comprehensive set of teaching plans and interactive resources using a thematic approach to skills based learning. The unit is designed to be flexible to the teacher’s needs. Use the whole unit, following the plans or take individual activities to blend with your own existing resources. For more materials relating to this resource, please visit the NGfL site, linked below.
I Love My Planet - WaterQuick View
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I Love My Planet - Water

Here’s where you’ll find everything you need to get I ? MY PLANET projects up and running in class. Each lesson plan explains in-class prep work to cover with your pupils before they dive into the activities, and is accompanied by any resources you’ll need such as worksheets, templates and game cards. Lessons about animals that live in and around our wonderful water habitats.
Phase 4 Phonics planning for Reception/Year 1Quick View

Phase 4 Phonics planning for Reception/Year 1

Three weeks of Phase 4 phonics planning covering the 'Letters & Sounds' objectives. The planning is for Reception but could be adapted for use in KS1. Planning included revisit/review, practice, teach and apply activities. It also includes ideas for independent choosing activities for Reception.
Phase 2 Phonics Letters and Sounds - Planning, PowerPoints and ResourcesQuick View

Phase 2 Phonics Letters and Sounds - Planning, PowerPoints and Resources

Everything you need to deliver all 6 weeks of Letters and Sounds Phase Two. This resource includes a fully editable planning document. It is supported by 30 PowerPoint sessions, ready for you to use each day. Each one follows the recap, teach, practise and apply sequence as recommended in Letters and Sounds. There is a handy leaflet for parents that you can send home to encourage parental support. There are printable activities and display materials to support what is taught in the lessons. Also included is a PowerPoint of assessment activities and Word grids to record the children’s achievements. The PowerPoints use the Comic Sans font, except for the handwriting sections which are in Sassoon. Most other resources are also in Sassoon.
The Bloom BusterQuick View

The Bloom Buster

The Bloom Buster helps with planning lesson objectives, questioning and activities. It provides definitions and question/task ideas for 90 key words related to Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives. The 90 words are split into 6 categories - knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation, based on the original taxonomy. There are also suggested question stems and products you might wish to see from a lesson. Overall, it will help make your lesson planning easier and your teaching better. Enjoy!
DanceQuest: Make, Develop & Perform DanceQuick View

DanceQuest: Make, Develop & Perform Dance

This resource contain everything you need to teach dance, including warm ups, games and choreographing, as well as developing, evaluation and performing. Designed for non-dance specialists, but with plenty of ideas to inspire the seasoned dance teacher too.
Support resources and planning for FrenchQuick View

Support resources and planning for French

I have created Smart notebook support resources with accompanying detailed planning for the French Catherine Cheater Schemes of Work. These are freely available if proof of purchase of the related resources are given. They have proved to be effective with both specialists and non-specialists. See the attached for an example of the planning. Go to this link to download an example of the Smart board file Please contact me if you need more information.
Phonics PlanQuick View

Phonics Plan

A mixture of Phase 2 letters and sound, Jolly Phonics and RWI. A phoneme a week plan for children in Nursery and Reception. A refresher for special needs children in KS 1.
Out of the Blue  - a whole term of planning for a Year 1 topic on fish/ under the sea! Quick View

Out of the Blue - a whole term of planning for a Year 1 topic on fish/ under the sea!

Here is a whole term (13 weeks' worth) of planning for a topic entitled 'Out of the Blue'. This topic as focused on life under the sea including texts such as Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins, Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae and The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage. The 27 files in this download include: - A Topic Web outlining curriculum objectives - English weekly plans - Maths weekly plans - Medium-term plans Please note that the first 7 weeks of planning for Maths and English involve continuous provision. We established a set of 'busy learning jobs' in Maths and English for the first half term so that the children could settle into Year 1. This worked brilliantly! Enjoy!
Phonics PlanQuick View

Phonics Plan

I use these plans for my Nursery/ Reception class. It can also be used by KS1 EAL groups. It is a mixture of Jolly Phonics, RWI and Letters & Sounds. It is easy to use. Feel free to adapt to your needs.
Beginner 2nd Drawing StageQuick View

Beginner 2nd Drawing Stage

For those who would assess their current ability as: “I can draw a little bit, but I'm not very confident. I need lots of help.” This stage of drawing develops the idea of seeing simple geometry when drawing from observation. It develops more advanced drawing and shading of 3D objects and observational shading to create form. There is also a 3D lettering project that brings all of these skills together. Beginner Stage drawing is for students approx 7-11 age to develop 3D drawing and shading. This stage contains lessons in: 3D Shapes. Shading a Cube/Cylinder, Shading a Sphere, Still Life Drawing, Lettering, Perspective, Cartoon Shading, Plus worksheets and assessment sheets. The download contains 3 Windows format videos, 8 Powerpoint presentations plus a fully illustrated marking Pdf. This is an NSEAD recommended resource.
KS3 Python Scheme of Work with Slides and Work bookQuick View

KS3 Python Scheme of Work with Slides and Work book

A complete Scheme of work for teaching Python to KS3. The booklet includes "I Can" self levelling that is ready for life without levels. Students are levelled using using Emerging/Developing/Secure/Mastery. This scheme of work is designed for use with Year 9 but would also suit years 7 & 8. All example code and answers are included and are written in Python 3. You will need to rename the PY Files.doc to PY as TES does not support Zip Files. Tasks are differentiated using a Red/Amber/Green system where students can choose their own tasks for self differentiation. Summative and formative assessment is included as well as opportunities for peer and self assessment. If you would like examples please mail to : A homework booklet is included.
Pirates: Planning, Role Play and Resources . Activities for EYFS  Nursery and ReceptionQuick View

Pirates: Planning, Role Play and Resources . Activities for EYFS Nursery and Reception

This is an enormous resource with fully editable medium term planning (over 20 pages), to support a pirate theme in EYFS. Please note I collate my resources so you only see the top page of a resource which could be multiple pages long. This is a 256MB pack! Included in the pack are; Pirate writing frames Craft activities Resoureces to support role play Posters and display titles Snap cards Lotto game Labels Colouring sheets Playdough mats Tricky words on treasure chests Graphemes on gold coins Pirate words Pirate bunting Pirate puzzles Treasure map and more.........
Royal Navy ResourcesQuick View

Royal Navy Resources

Royal Navy sports action packs. Included are; Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Student worksheets and the record of achievement certificate. Some paired balances from the Acro Gymnastics are also included.
Research - cognitive accelerationQuick View

Research - cognitive acceleration

Children’s learning has always fascinated educationalists. Recently, news in the press of Michael Shayer’s startling research finding that children are apparently less able than they used to be, has fuelled interest in learning behaviours and the teaching strategies that promote learning.
Reception Literacy Unit using 'Bog Baby'Quick View

Reception Literacy Unit using 'Bog Baby'

A two week teaching unit for Reception age children based on the high quality picture book 'Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis. Planning includes drama and shared writing opportunities as well as ideas for independent choosing activities linked to the text. Activity sheets, Powerpoint presentations & homework linked to planning all included. The unit works towards creating a class information book about bog babies.