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Culture Club: France

Culture Club: France

My aim was to bring in a bit of my modern foreign languages background when teaching my special education class. It is Autism friendly - as there is a clear sequence/structure and lots of visual support. The idea is to ‘visit’ countries around the world, learning facts - using English skills for reading, comprehension and writing; learn some simple language, and sample the culture. This is an example - I hope you like it - if you do, check out my bundles, Europe and Asia!
rb440
Food Sorting Mats.

Food Sorting Mats.

Five food sorting mats for pupils to either draw or cut and paste food pictures from magazines etc to sort according to nutritional value, meal time, taste, food groups and food type.
butterbeans65
How to make a bird feeder.

How to make a bird feeder.

Procedural writing in a sequence frame for promoting fine motor and writing skills with helping word and picture cards, count and find the hidden picture, find the extra word and write a story exercise.
butterbeans65
2D shapes and properties- naming, number of corners, sides, straight and curved sides.

2D shapes and properties- naming, number of corners, sides, straight and curved sides.

2D shape properties suitable for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Preschoolers, Reception. 15 worksheets suitable for all abilities. Use 5 worksheets for lower abilities- looking at Triangle, Rectangle, Circle and Square. Naming shapes, number of sides, edges, straight and curved sides. 5 worksheets for middle and higher abilities- looking at Triangle, Rectangle, Circle, Square, Pentagon and Hexagon. Naming shapes, number of sides, edges, straight and curved sides. 5 extension worksheets for middle and higher abilities- looking at Oval, Heptagon, Parallelogram, Semicircle, Trapezoid and Octagon. Naming shapes, number of sides, edges, straight and curved sides.
smidgealot
Literacy for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception, Preschoolers

Literacy for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception, Preschoolers

Ideal for NQT a literacy bundle that has a range of worksheets for SEN, Early Years, Reception, Primary and Preschoolers. Includes differentiated worksheets for students who are at the pre-writing stage, up to writing independently. Has 6 Jolly Phonics style worksheets for basic phonics (s,a,t,p,i,n). Includes comprehension from nursery rhymes to commenting on items in photos. With the speaking, listening and writing we ask carers to email or let us know a couple of things that their child did at the weekend, so that we are able to prompt children or get other children to ask appropriate questions. We also check children's listening by asking 'Who went shopping, who visited family, who was ill, who walked the dog, where did they go, what did they buy' etc. before the students write what they did with help, by copying from a white board or working independently.
smidgealot
Geography Maps, Environmental Awareness and Weather for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception.

Geography Maps, Environmental Awareness and Weather for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception.

Maps and coordinates, Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) and Weather Chart (prediction, observation and comparing 2 different areas or regions). Geography Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) 3 differentiated worksheets for natural and manmade environments, plus another to check learning. lower abilities- uses photos and labels to cut out and stick. middle abilities- uses labels to copy or cut out and stick. higher abilities- allows students to write their own ideas. The last worksheet uses photos, and/or labels to copy or cut out and stick to demonstrate student's understanding and learning. This worksheet can be used for all abilities, with higher levels being encouraged to use magazines or go on the computer to find their own examples as extension work. Geography- map and coordinates. Includes 18 images to cut out and stick on a grid with basic coordinates (A1- E5).  Higher abilities can draw their own island, then select and stick on the images of the places that they want on their island. There is also a worksheet for students to then find and write the coordinates of each image. Geography Weather Chart (prediction, observation and comparing) Use the chart to record the weather for 6 weeks in your local area, or use the 2nd chart to compare 2 places or countries. Includes 2 question worksheets for higher abilities, 1 being a recap and summary worksheet of their findings comparing 2 places/countries. For lower ability levels- includes pictures of sunshine, clouds, snow, rain, storm, fog, frost, rainbow, and wind to help with understanding. Allows them to observe the days weather and think about what the weather will be like next week. For higher ability levels- space to write the weather they can see and allows them to predict what they think the weather will be next week. Children could also take their own photos of the weather and stick them on the chart. A clip from BBC weather showing the latest weather forecast could be shown during the lesson, and children could be encouraged to look at different areas of the UK or another country to compare the weather in different regions. Use the 2 worksheets to compare understanding before carrying out the observations and after to check learning and understanding.
smidgealot
Phonics: L R S Blends Super Pack

Phonics: L R S Blends Super Pack

Cover your blends teaching in KS1 with this blends super pack and save £10! This super pack contains 20 individual blends packs - a total of 480 pages! For all learners, systematic and explicit phonics instruction is critical. Struggling readers require additional guided practice in small groups and instruction must be differentiated to meet their individual needs. Our collection of consonant blend worksheets for students provides this systematic and explicit instruction and helps them learn the basics of this important skill. • L BLENDS: BL CL FL GL PL SL • R BLENDS: BR CR DR FR GR PR TR • S BLENDS: SC SK SM SN SP ST SW Buy in bulk and save 25%!
TeachersToolkit
Getting digital natives to read and write:  A guide for teachers

Getting digital natives to read and write: A guide for teachers

PDF version of my book: 'Getting digital natives to read and write: A guide for teachers'. Young people today are known as digital natives. Constant exposure to digital technologies is changing the way that they think, learn and relate to others. Digital technologies mean we do, in fact, engage with the written word more than ever before, but literacy can lack relevance in young people's lives. This book explores the links between digital technologies and acquiring literacy skills. Aimed at teachers across curriculum areas and age ranges, this book offers practical strategies for supporting students to become effective readers and writers in the digital age. You will learn how young people are devleoping literacy skills, how you can support them, and how to ensure that new technologies are a help rather than a hinderance. From how to help younger children develop pre-reading skills, to how to help teenagers with the literacy skills needed for secondary school and beyond, this guide provides clear advice and is a must-read for anybody supporting young people in schools. Chapters include: Who are digital natives? Digital technologies and literacy. Pre-reading skills. Vocabulary. Becoming a skilled reader. Reading skills in older children and teenagers. Handwriting. Spelling, punctuation and grammar. Writing across the curriculum. Supporting students with SEND. Digital literacy. Author Victoria Honeybourne has a background in special educational needs teaching. She has written a number of education books. This is a PDF version of the book. It is also available in paperback and as an e-book for Kindle devices from Amaon and other online retailers.
CrookedSteeple
Anna the goanna: An Aboriginal Poem and Activities.

Anna the goanna: An Aboriginal Poem and Activities.

Anna the goanna comes from "Anna the Goanna" and Other Poems by Jill McDougall, which is a collection of poems written to reflect the real world, dreams and imaginings of Aboriginal children. This is a complete unit of work. This resources was created for students with special needs, but can be used with primary students. The Smart notebook has the poem which includes visual images, a wide variety of literacy activities from matching pictures, matching words, pre-writing and pre- reading tasks and drawing activities. Anna the goanna Poem is also given as a word document. There are a couple of worksheets of literacy activities associated with the poem.
pearp
Five little lizards: Poem and activities.

Five little lizards: Poem and activities.

5 little lizards comes from "Anna the Goanna" and Other Poems by Jill McDougall, which is a collection of poems written to reflect the real world, dreams and imaginings of Aboriginal children. This resources was created for students with special needs, but can be used with primary students. The Smart notebook has the poem which includes visual images, a variety of literacy activities. The 5 little lizards Poem is also given as a word document.
pearp