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Phonics Poster

Phonics Poster

A simple engaging phonics poster of everyday themed aspects of an educational environment. Can be used, and placed anywhere to help students identify correct spellings.
dp2912
Literacy: Read, Question, Answer

Literacy: Read, Question, Answer

A read, question and then answer worksheet. Designed to improve reading, writing and analytical skills. Designed for KS1 but can also be used for KS2.
dp2912
Primary Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklists! (Year 1-6)

Primary Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklists! (Year 1-6)

These checklists provides an academic overview of the writing curriculum content to be covered year-by-year from Year 1-6. I provided these to teachers in my own school, who marked the individual elements of the curriculum as they were covered (their aim was to ‘tick’ each element twice over an academic year). They have found it extremely useful, as it offers a useful breakdown of the curriculum statements into the individual components to be taught, which is not always as self-explanatory as one would assume! It is broken down into Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, and Handwriting sections. Please note that the spellings listed are indicative of the patterns to be learnt - it is not the exhaustive list. Furthermore, the composition section details our interpretation of what needs to be covered over a year, some schools vary from this. For this reason, the document is provided in Word, for easy editing. It is also provided as a PDF, to prevent formatting issues between computers. Hope that this proves helpful to you too!
TandLGuru
Year 1 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!

Year 1 Writing Curriculum Coverage Checklist!

This checklist provides an academic overview of the writing curriculum content to be covered in Year 1. I offered this to teachers, who marked it off as they covered individual elements of the curriculum (their aim was to ‘tick’ each element twice over an academic year). They have found it extremely useful, as it offers a useful breakdown of the curriculum statements into individual components, which are not always self-explanatory. It is broken down into Composition, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, and Handwriting sections. Please note that the spellings listed are indicative of the patterns to be learnt - it is not the exhaustive list. Furthermore, the composition section details our interpretation of what needs to be covered over a year, some schools vary from this. For this reason, the document is provided in Word, for easy editing. It is also provided as a PDF, to prevent formatting issues between computers. Hope that this proves helpful to you too!
TandLGuru
Text Types Display

Text Types Display

Grammar posters to explain text types. can be used as starter activities or displays. Also available as a bundle with sentence types and homophones.
Stacyjoannewilson
Sentence Types Display

Sentence Types Display

Grammar posters to explain sentence types. can be used as starter activities or displays. Also available as a bundle with text types and homophones.
Stacyjoannewilson
Choose the Correct Saying/Phrase

Choose the Correct Saying/Phrase

Simple, easy to follow, easy to understand activity. Related to ordering/arranging the correct saying/phrase in relation to its tense. Added colour emphasis to enhance difference in spelling in relation to its tense. Designed for KS1.
dp2912
Accountable Talk Discussion Rubric/Checklist (Bonus Accountable Talk Stems)

Accountable Talk Discussion Rubric/Checklist (Bonus Accountable Talk Stems)

This product contains an Accountable Talk Rubric and Checklist that I made for my students within group discussions and/or collaborative activities. There is a bonus list of Accountable Talk stems that the students can use as a guide . Source Source:https://goo.gl/fAw3Dh Image Source:https://goo.gl/HQykjj Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support!!
LightbulbTeaching
Correct Spelling Vs Incorrect Spelling

Correct Spelling Vs Incorrect Spelling

Correct spelling vs incorrect spelling of common everyday words/aspects used within an educational environment. Designed to improve and promote correct spellings. Additional space/boxes provided to encourage children to add new words. Emphasis added to give understanding in reason for correct spelling. Designed for KS1.
dp2912
A - Z letters in six colour schemes for display - 156 files - floral design

A - Z letters in six colour schemes for display - 156 files - floral design

Beautifully designed letters A-Z for display use in SIX colour schemes (156 jpg files altogether) The colour schemes have been thoughtfully been named: -cardinal red -duck egg -earth -frosted ice lollies -northern lights -pastel Use these fresh and attention-drawing letter-displays to brighten your classroom, corridor displays and prepare an engaging resource for the new academic year. Each jpg = 800 pixeks by 800 pixels
kidsprintouts
English for Beginners - A Vocabulary Builder

English for Beginners - A Vocabulary Builder

A Vocabulary Builder for Beginning English Language Learners of all ages. Each page presents 10 basic vocabulary words in English with pictures to color and learn. Each page is based on a particular topic (topics listed below), with one page using all caps and the second page with lowercase letters. A word list is on the bottom of each page. Students can match the picture to the word. This printable packet of 20 pages includes the following topics/words/pictures to learn: wild animals: bear, deer, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, lion, monkey, panda, tiger, zebra house: door, driveway, fence, garage, lawn, mailbox, roof, steps, walkway, window kitchen things: can opener, casserole, frying pan, kitchen knife, ladle, peeler, pizza cutter, sauce pan, spatula, whisk cleaning supplies: broom, mop, bucket, dust pan, duster, sponge, spray bottle, vacuum, carpet sweeper, whisk broom hand and foot: ankle, finger, foot, hand, heel, nail, palm, thumb, toe, wrist clothes: cap, dress, jacket, pants, shirt, shoe, shorts, skirt, socks, tee shirt car exterior: door handle, gas cap, headlight, hood, license plate, roof, tire, trunk, wheel, windshield sports: baseball, basketball, basketball net, bat, football, football helmet, hockey stick, puck, soccerball, soccer goal. office supplies: pen, pencil, marker, scissors, stapler, staple remover, tape dispenser, clipboard, paperclip, letter opener. numbers 1-10. These are sample pages from ‘Coloring in English - A Vocabulary Builder for Beginners.’ If you like using these printable handouts in your classroom, the book offers more topics such as vegetables, fruit, laundry, tools, pets, farm animals, containers, classroom, verbs, furniture, etc. (400 vocabulary words total). Published by ProLingua Associates. www.ProLinguaAssociates.com. Thank you!
tspeelman
Greek Myths Creative Writing Structure Strips!

Greek Myths Creative Writing Structure Strips!

These creative writing structure strips are designed to help children with formulating creative writing pieces based on 10 different Greek Myths. They include content to include in each paragraph, questions to consider, and key language techniques. They are tried and tested in the classroom - they are loved by teachers and students, and have helped to enable some incredible compositions! Included are structure strips for aiding students’ creative writing about: -Daedalus and Icarus -Echo and Narcissus -Hades and Persephone -Hercules’ Labours -Hermes and Apollo -Odysseus and Cyclops -Pandora’s Box -Perseus and Medusa -Theseus and the Minotaur -The template to create your own structure strips! These structure strips were initially designed for KS2 children, however (perhaps with a tweak here and there) they could be used for lower KS3 or upper KS1. Provided in both PDF (to prevent formatting issues between computers) and Word (to allow for easy editing). Each A4 page contains 4 structure strips. Hope that they prove useful for you too - Enjoy!
TandLGuru
Idioms Quiz for European Day of Languages

Idioms Quiz for European Day of Languages

This is a fun quiz about idioms from various languages. It contains quiz questions with sound effects, fun pictures and the solution at the end. Great to start a discussion around foreign languages!
Lorilai
Dragons! Rhymes, Simple Writing/Colouring Sheets + 6 Crazy Pictures

Dragons! Rhymes, Simple Writing/Colouring Sheets + 6 Crazy Pictures

Dragons are fun, exciting and versatile - open to any interpretation while offering thrilling and fascinating features. This bundle of activities and imagination-firing colour-sketches will inspire your children’s creativity, while supporting phonics, language and literacy development - not to mention colour clarifying and rhyme, rhythm and performance development. Recommended for Reception + KS1, while the rhymes and pictures will appeal to older children too.
katewilliams_poetry
Watch Out for the Dragon! Descriptive writing sheet, 3 grades: R, Y1, Y2

Watch Out for the Dragon! Descriptive writing sheet, 3 grades: R, Y1, Y2

Watch out for the dragon - but what sort? Scary? Crazy? Hot and spiky? Red, green, wild, funny? Your Reception and KS1 children will be eager to express their ideas, both out loud and in writing. Never mind if their word is hard to spell - they can sound it out and give it a go, building confidence in their writing skills as they go. Not that dragons have to be scary, of course - ‘Watch out for the kind or friendly dragon!’ would be equally valid - as in: don’t miss him/her. The gender can also be changed. There are 3 versions here, of graded difficulty, the last inviting describing words for spikes and scales too, and ideas for the dragon’s favourite food. NB (1) Please note that my hand-drawn illustrations are sketchy. However, in my experience, children don’t mind or notice this. NB (2) Older/abler Yr 2s will welcome further lines, perhaps inviting similes, e.g. He’s as hot as a… or [colour] … as a. These could be squeezed in or written on the back, or the sheet could be manually adapted. More advanced versions coming here in due course.
katewilliams_poetry
Outdoor Learning - Observation Alphabet

Outdoor Learning - Observation Alphabet

Experience the wonders of the Great Outdoors with this simple Observation Alphabet resource. For use in the outdoors and also back in the classroom. This resource is suitable for both KS1 and KS2 levels. It can be used as a stand-alone resource within a Forest Schools or Outdoor Learning context and can also support extended Literacy-based activities. The resources develops great self-awareness and further interest about the wider world around us. It also helps to develop simple Literacy skills through descriptive sentence work and poetry. More information can be found on my website www.garethmate.com
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A Tsunami of Exciting Writing Sheets

A Tsunami of Exciting Writing Sheets

A Tsunami of Exciting, humorous + fascinating writing sheets for Juniors + Able Y2s: Stormy Sea, Sea Monster & Under Sea poetry frames (inc. easy/harder monsters one), crazy Treasure Map names game (Tree of Teachers? Desert of Doom?) and Ahoy There! - a pirate treasure quiz with amusing picture + answers page. Creative, mind-stretching fun & drama!
katewilliams_poetry
Would you like a /some  boardgame

Would you like a /some boardgame

Throw the dice and make a question: Would you like a? or Would you like some?. If there is a tick, answer: Yes, please… If there is a cross, answer: No, thank you… Two or three players can be on the same square. Continue until someone reaches the finish.
Olynj
Describing Love - Imagery

Describing Love - Imagery

A ppt based lesson focusing on the use of imagery to describe something such as love. Great lesson for poetry or something like Romeo and Juliet to add context.
b3an13
Free Printable Postcard Template

Free Printable Postcard Template

Use these templates to teach young writers how to write a basic letter or recount. Your students will learn about addresses and can get creative in decorating the front picture and creating a stamp of their own in the process
Innovativeteachingideas
Cool, Watery Sounds Rhyme - chant, sound-out, add to.

Cool, Watery Sounds Rhyme - chant, sound-out, add to.

The watery sounds in this rhyme offer refreshment in a heatwave, and learning through fun in any weather. On a hot day, the rhyme can be enjoyed, shared and developed outside in a shady spot. There’s a list of suggestions for other watery sounds - or onomatopoeias - below the two-verse rhyme, and the children may be able to think up more. A flexible resource for infants and juniors alike. Perhaps follow-up with drawing or writing to present water in one of its multiple forms.
katewilliams_poetry
Guided Reading and Fine Motor Planning for Reception

Guided Reading and Fine Motor Planning for Reception

I use this planning to support my daily ‘guided reading’ sessions for my reception class. I used this planning in Autumn Term 2, so I have focused on reading, communication and language and physical development objectives (taken from Development Matters). I split the objectives into three groups to suit my class, but the table can be edited to suit a different cohort. Objectives and ELGs can also be added throughout the year. I will also add some of my tricky word and spelling practise resources to my TES shop soon. :-) Please note - the TES preview looks a little different, see my picture preview for how it will look when you download.
harleyharleydee
Changing places

Changing places

A comprehensive creative writing lesson plan for KS1/KS2 students, designed to teach them the value of drawing from personal experiences when writing creatively. Includes a copy of the poem ‘Blackpool Tower’ and further resources from the National Literary Trust as inspiration. A National Poetry Day resource created by the National Literacy Trust.
PoetryDayUk
Under the Sea - Graded Picture-Poem Frames - EY/KS1+

Under the Sea - Graded Picture-Poem Frames - EY/KS1+

Children can dream up any under-sea creature, treasure, relic, mystery, beauty or blight they like, to list and describe in these 3, ability-graded, creative-writing sheets. Writing inside the fascinating picture will draw them right into the ocean world, prompting adventurous, experimental language to express their knowledge and thoughts. Will embellish any related projects or events.
katewilliams_poetry
Under The Sea Picture-Poem Frame R/Yr1

Under The Sea Picture-Poem Frame R/Yr1

This richly illustrated creative writing sheet will engage your Reception and Year 1 emergent writers, triggering ideas about what could be under the sea, and encouraging adventurous descriptive language. Warm your class to the subject first, building ideas of what could be under the sea, and words for describing those items, including fish - the only given item here. Fish might be various colours and patterns (stripy, spotty), fast or slow, darting, dashing or twitching, scaly, shiny, twinkly, shimmering, or even quiet, peaceful, friendly or gentle.
katewilliams_poetry
Kissing Hand Unit

Kissing Hand Unit

This product has many activities that cover math, language, art and science expectations. I use it in my kindergarten classroom in the first week of school. It contains: Math - Counting cards (match counters to a number), Patterning (cut and paste activity) Language - On the first day (draw and write activity), Upper and Lowercase matching Science - Day and Night Animals (sorting activity) Art - Trace Your Hand (paste a heart in the middle of it), Accordion Craft with 2 hands This product has PDF versions of each activity (ready to print!). It also contains the Pages document that I created each activity with (so that you can edit it. Not font protected).
mrstshoneybees
Colourful Dragon Rhymes - for all ages

Colourful Dragon Rhymes - for all ages

Ideal end-of-term fun for classes of all ages, with scope for physical movement and multi-arts development. Once there was a dragon dressed in red. He liked to stay all day in… - but you can guess the last word, and so can the children, although some may prefer to offer alternatives with other rhyming words. Red is just one example of the numerous colours featuring in these crazy dragon verses, which lend themselves to being enacted, and even sung to a made-up tune, as well as chanted and clapped. Follow on with dragon sketches or try my dragon’s menu for easy, crazy writing fun.
katewilliams_poetry
PLURALS

PLURALS

Students learn several pairs of nouns, identify those with the same ending and complete the rules. Plural of noun to practice
Olynj
End of the School Year Activities

End of the School Year Activities

Fun Activities to celebrate the end of the school year no matter where you are! No prep required, simply print and use! Includes 2 Word Searches (one easy and one hard) 2 Word Unscrambles (one easy and one hard) Cut and Use or Paste Tic Tac Toe game made for two players. For a class of 24 only 12 sheets required! Saving paper and ink Answer keys for all pages
betterinprimary