Literacy for early years teaching resources: Stories and books

Resources and ideas for literacy for early years, stories and books, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Reading Display, Instant Reading Corner Display, Reading Area Signs

Reading Display, Instant Reading Corner Display, Reading Area Signs

Reading Display, Instant Reading Corner Display, Reading Area SignsInstantly make your Reading Area a place children want to be with this gorgeous "Where will your reading take you? " display.Print out, stick onto card and fasten to a stick for a sign-post effect. Two editable signs allow you to add additional destinations.Pack includes 2 pdf files with:18 destination signs - 2 per sheet of A42 editable signs1 "Where will your reading take you?" banner - 60cm long

By MissPepperPot

Number Bonds Display, Number Bonds to 10, Gingerbread Man Maths Display

Number Bonds Display, Number Bonds to 10, Gingerbread Man Maths Display

Number Bonds Display, Number Bonds to 10, Gingerbread Man Maths DisplayHelp your children to learn all the way to make 10 using this gorgeous Gingerbread Man Maths Display. Simply download, print out and display for an instant teaching resource for your Maths Area. Included in this Display Pack are:* 90 cm title banner - How can you make 10?* 12 Gingerbread Men A4 size showing a different number bond (including 1 blank)* 10 A4 pages with 2 speech bubbles per page containing questions, number sentences and editable blanks so you can add your own questions, learning intentions and text

By MissPepperPot

Seasons activities

Seasons activities

A stimulating presentation looking at Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter with a range of activities about seasons.Includes plants, nature, clothes,weather.Presentation, print out activities, poster templates, writing frames,days and month cards.Suitable for EYFS and KS1

By JU3fromLeics

"Hands on" Project El Castillo

"Hands on" Project El Castillo

THIS RESOURCE IS IN SPANISH.The first file consists of a template to make a castle (It’s tabloid size (A3) and i recomend you print it in cardboard.) and 9 medieval characters, this material is designed to:- speak, developing stories where the characters can interactactively and meaningfully.- imagine, scenarios and possible and creative situations.- create, interminable games between the characters and the situations that each one can think of.This download also includes20 language worksheets, for first readers, are very simple and easy to understand related to castles and medieval characters. Ready to print, in white and black.I have also included 10 jpg files of the characters in black and white, so you can be able to elaborate, if you consider necessary, printables or some other worksheet that you can think of that can enrich the development and organization of this resource.Thanks for stopping by!Esta descarga incluye:El primer archivo consta de una plantilla para hacer un castillo y 9 caracteres medievales, este material está diseñado para:- hablar, desarrollando historias donde los personajes pueden interactuar activa y significativamente.- imaginar, escenarios y situaciones posibles y creativas.- crear, juegos interminables entre los personajes y las situaciones que cada uno puede pensar.También incluye20 fichas de lectoescritura, para los primeros lectores, son muy simples y fáciles de entender relacionados con castillos y personajes medievales. Listo para imprimir, en blanco y negro.También he incluido 10 archivos jpg de los personajes en blanco y negro, para que puedas elaborar, si lo consideras necesario, imprimibles o alguna otra hoja de trabajo que puedas imaginar que pueda enriquecer el desarrollo y la organización de este recurso.Gracias por visitar mi tienda.

By paulinarl06

Writing for Different Forms Huge Bundle!

Writing for Different Forms Huge Bundle!

These engaging, varied, and informative lessons are designed to help students build their skills at writing for a number of different forms, through utilising a range of sophisticated and original language ideas, tasks, and techniques.Included in this bundle are lessons focusing on:- Diary Writing;- Recount Writing;- Writing Autobiographies;- Writing Newspaper Articles;- Writing Reviews;- Writing to Argue/Persuade;- Travel Brochure Writing;- Travel Writing: Constructing Imaginative Content;- Travel Writing: Crafting Imaginative Language;- Travel Writing: Creating Imaginative Structures;Also included are helpsheets for students to use when writing for a wide range of purposes (e.g. inform, explain, etc.)Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps:- Engaging- Defining/ Understanding- Identifying/Remembering- Analysing/ Creating- Peer or self evaluating.All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided - there is everything included that you need to teach!Individually, these resources would amount to £20, meaning that you can make a 70% saving!These resources can also be bought individually for £2 each

By TandLGuru

In the Garden Writing Prompts and Differentiated Word Mats for EYFS/KS1

In the Garden Writing Prompts and Differentiated Word Mats for EYFS/KS1

Resource TitleIn the Garden Differentiated Writing Prompts and Word MatsAge/Year GroupEarly Years and Key Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 13File TypePDFResource Content❂ Over 40 Writing Prompts/Story Starters/Titles and Words (differentiated). ❂ Laminate for long term durability and use year after year! These writing prompts look great in buckets on tables or in garden themed writing challenge areas! Please note- two words mats are included in colour (differentiated). Check the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2017

By PollyPuddleduck

Oliver's Fruit Salad story sack resources

Oliver's Fruit Salad story sack resources

The pack includes:Display resourcesBannerDisplay borderCharacters- large coloured pictures of the characters in the story ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’ to add to your displayStory wordsStory questionsPosters- a set of posters showing the fruit name and pictureOliver’s fruit photos- a lovely set of photos showing the different fruit that Oliver used for his fruit saladOther fruit photos- a set of 20 photo posters showing other fruit that could be included in a fruit salad and also some unusual fruitsTitle poster- a colourful poster with the title, authors name and illustrators’ nameFruit descriptive words- a set of word cards with a fruit border with words the children can use to describe different fruits and also blank cards for you to add your own wordsRole play/ story propsFace masksPuppetsSequencing picturesStory propsLiteracyA4 word card- an A4 sized card with words and pictures about the story ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’- great to use when writingFruit alphabet lineWorksheets- various worksheets including speech bubbles, matching words to pictures, writing the initial sounds of different fruits, writing words to describe different fruits, fruit salad instruction writing and fruits I like and dislikeWriting pages- four photocopiable sheets with borders for the children to write about the story or to include in your writing areaWord searchesFive a day- a worksheet for the children to draw and write about the fruit and vegetables they have eaten each day to make their ‘five a day’Story sack labelShopping list worksheetShopping list templates- decorated templates to write your own shopping listsNumeracyJam number line- create a long number line for your classroom on strawberry and blackcurrant jam potsNumber rhyme pack 1- ‘Five currant bun s with a cherry on top’- contains rhyme card, singing props and face masksNumber rhyme pack 2- ‘Way up high in the apple tree’- contains rhyme card, singing props and face masksAddition sums on fruits- great to make a number displayCounting cardsCounting matPower pointsStory questionsGuess the fruitsCounting Power point- count the number of objects on each page and click on the correct answerArt and craftPuppetsFace masksColouring picturesColouring postersCut and stick the fruitsDraw and describeDesign a fruit saladGames to make and playMatching pairsDice gameShopping trolley game- collect the fruits shown in your shopping trolleyFruit BingoPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story.

By robbyn

Mrs Honey's Hat story sack resources

Mrs Honey's Hat story sack resources

The pack includes:DISPLAY Display banner- a long colourful banner for your displayDisplay border- a themed display border to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any sizeWord cards- words on decorated cards relating to the storyLarge coloured pictures- large character and hat pictures to print out and use on a displayPicture flashcards- cards with the different hat pictures and wordsQuestion cards- questions on decorated cards about the story to use as prompts or to add to a displayDay flash cards- colourful days of the week cards LITERACYA4 word card- an A4 word card with words and pictures for the children to use when writing about the storyAlphabet- a lovely alphabet line on different coloured hatsWriting sheets- a set of writing sheets with borders for the children to write on and use in the writing areaLabel the hat- write the labels for the different things on Mrs Honey’s hatSpeech bubble worksheets- fill in the speech bubbles to show what Mrs Honey is sayingFavourite part if the story- draw and write about your favourite part of the storyDescribe the hat- write some sentences to describe Mrs Honey’s hatWorksheets- worksheets to match words to pictures and write the initial soundsNUMERACYNumber line- a number line to 50 on colourful hat piecesCounting worksheets- count the number of objectsOrder the days of the week- cut and stick the day cards in orderSize ordering- cut and order the hats by sizeCounting cards- count the hats from1-10Estimation cards- estimate and then count the number of objects on each cardGAMESMatching pairs- match the pictures to play matching pairs or snapPicture bingo- cover the different pictures from the story ACTIVITIESFace mask- colour and decorate the face masks of Mrs HoneyMake a hat- make a before and after hat by cutting and sticking the different hat piecesDesign a hat-design your own special hat for yourselfHat outline- a large outline of a blank hat- great for collage workSTORY TELLINGFace mask- a coloured face mask of Mrs Honey to use when retelling the story or making up new storiesStory sack tag- a tag to add to your story telling sackStory props- large coloured props to use when retelling the storyMatching cards- cards with the day of the week, the people/animal who took something, the things they took and the things they left on the hatPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Jim and the Beanstalk story resources

Jim and the Beanstalk story resources

The pack includes:Display resourcesBanner- a long colourful banner for your displayDisplay border- a border for you to print out as many times as you need to use on a display board of any sizeCharacters- large coloured pictures of the characters in the story ‘Jim and Beanstalk’ to add to your displayStory words- as set of word cards with words relating to the story- great to add to your display or use on your writing areaStory questions- a set of decorated cards with questions about the storyRole play/ story propsFace masks- a set of coloured masks for retelling the story of ‘Jim and the Beanstalk’ or for making up new storiesPuppets- coloured stick puppets to makeSequencing pictures- pictures to sequence when retelling the storyStory props- a set of props to use when retelling the storyLiteracyA4 word card- an A4 sized card with words and pictures about the story ‘Jim and the Beanstalk’- great to use when writingCoin alphabet line- an alphabet line on giant coins to print out and displayWorksheets- various worksheets including a book review, writing and drawing about a favourite part of the story, drawing what happens next etc.Writing pages- four photocopiable sheets with borders for the children to write about the story or to include in your writing areaLetter to Jim- write a letter to Jim on this decorated note paperDesign a book cover- design your own cover for the bookNumeracyTape measure number line- create a long number line for your classroom that looks like a tape measureWorksheets- fill in the missing numbers on the tape measures, measuring worksheets, add the numbers on the coinsMake your own tape measure- add numbers to the tape measure and then use to measure different things in the classroomPower pointsStory questions- answer the questions about the story and click on the correct answerCounting Power point- count the number of objects on each page and click on the correct answerArt and craftPuppets- colour and make your own puppets for retelling the storyFace masks- colour the face masksColouring pictures- various pictures to colourDesign a coin- design a new coin for the giant to useMake your own glasses- cut out and make your own glasses to wear- you could even add some coloured acetate!Games to make and playMatching pairs- match the pictures for the storyNumber bingo- count and cover the pictures from the storyBeanstalk game- a game for two players to try to reach the top of the beanstalk firstCreate a giant- take it in turns to reveal a new wig, teeth or glasses and see if they are needed for your giant

By robbyn

Jack and the Beanstalk story sack resources

Jack and the Beanstalk story sack resources

The pack includes:A large display bannerA smaller display title decorated with pictures from the story of Jack and the BeanstalkLarge characters and story props in colourLarge characters and black and white- great for creating displays or also great to laminate, add velcro to the back and the children to use to retell the story on a flannel board48 story word cards on beansA beanstalk board game in colour - 3x A4 sized with 'Jack' playing piecesA moving Giant model to make using split pinsBlack and white face masks for the children to decorate and makeColour face masks- a great addition to your story sack for retelling the story and to make up your own storiesFinger puppets to colour and makeA number beanstalk with a number on each of the leavesA speech bubble worksheetSpeech bubbles to add to your displaysAll of the phonemes from the Letters and Sounds scheme on beanstalks- these would look great laminated and used in the outdoor areaBlack and white bean growing postersColour bean growing postersPhotographs of beans, bean plants and bean podsLeaf and stalk templates to make your own beanstalk in your classroomA 'collect a beanstalk' game- roll the die and pick a card to see how many beanstalk leaves you haveCounting cards- count the number of magic beans

By robbyn

Jasper's Beanstalk story sack resources

Jasper's Beanstalk story sack resources

The pack includes:Colour pictures of Jasper the cat and the tools he uses for his gardening as well as a beanstalkBlack and white pictures for the children to colour or collageA large title banner with a picture of Jasper and a beanstalkA Jasper finger puppet to make- great for retelling the storyA colour face mask of JasperA black and white face mask of Jasper for the children to colourWords relating to the story with picturesA display border of a beanstalk and also a border of beans- these can be printed as many times as you need for a display board of any sizeA colourful matching pairs gameBean height posters- put the pictures in height order- these are also provided in black and white for the children to sort and stick in height orderNumbered plant pots from 0-10 each with a bean plant with the corresponding number of leaves on each plantThree different work borders- great for displaying the childrens work quickly and easily- these are also provided in black and white for the children to colour and write onA colourful picture bingo gameColour bean sequence postersDays of the week labelsA label for your story sack of Jasper's BeanstalkTwo word searches for different abilitiesA number line on garden tools- this would also be great in a garden centre role play areaAn alphabet line on beansA growing bean diary to make and fill in each dayVarious Maths worksheetsVarious Literacy themed worksheetsQuestion cards about the story- great to add to your displayAn A4 word card with words and picturesPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by, the authors or publishers of the story or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

The Jolly Postman story sack resources

The Jolly Postman story sack resources

The pack includes:Two Large display banners: 'The Jolly Postman' and also 'The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters' with a picture of the postman and lots of lettersA display border with pictures of letters and the Jolly Postman-this can be printed as many times as you need to border a display of any sizeDrawings of the characters in the book such as the Jolly Postman and his bike, the Three Bears, the Wicked Witch, Cinderella etc (these are not printed from the book but have been drawn by myself)- these are in black and white and colour and are great for story telling and displaysTemplates for writing different letters to the characters with black and white pictures and without pictures, templates for postcards, airmail letters and birthday cardsMasks of the characters in the story- these are provided in colour and black and white- great for retelling the story or for making up their own storyWorksheets for Numeracy, Literacy and general work- some of these are differentiated or can be used as templates for you to put your own sums onStory word cards each with a picture of the Jolly Postman- these look good on displays or can be used in the writing area of your classroom to help when writing about the storyAn A4 word card with words and pictures relating to the storyA4 poster with some nursery rhymes and pictures onQuestion cards with questions relating to the story and a picture of the Jolly Postman and his bike-these are great to add to a display to encourage the children to think more about the storyA game relating to the story- deliver the letters from your sack the quickest to win the gameA colourful bingo game with pictures of the different characters and letters and parcelsA colourful matching pairs gameCounting cards up to 20Large number line pictures with the numbers up to 20Individual number lines up to 10 and 20 with the numbers written on lettersPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the author or publisher of the story or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Monkey Puzzle story sack resources

Monkey Puzzle story sack resources

The pack includes:DISPLAYDisplay bannerDisplay borderStory wordsLarge lettering- Large A-Z letters in lower and upper case with a leaf decoration- great for larger display titles or to create a different alphabet lineLarge pictures- Large coloured pictures of the animals in the story, leaves and plants and different bugs to help you create a great displayWord and picture cards- cards with the name and picture of each of the animals in the storyLITERACYWord mat- An A4 word mat with words and pictures relating to the storySpeech bubble worksheets- various worksheets to write what the different animals are sayingWriting paper- various writing sheets with themed borders to use for work about the story or to add to the writing areaAlphabet lineAcrostic poemsGuess the animal cards- read the clues and match to the correct animal from the storyWorksheets- Various worksheets about the story and animals including matching the animal to the clue, initial sounds, cut and stick animal names etcMy jungle dayDescribe your mum- A worksheet to draw and describe your own mumFavourite part- draw and write about your favourite part of the story NUMERACYNumber lineSize ordering- order the caterpillars and snakes in length orderRoll-a-die game- roll a die and collect the part of your animalColour by numbersSymmetryCounting worksheets- Count the animals worksheets with numbers 1-3, 1-5 and 1-10Addition- an alternative colour by numbers sheets where children find the answer and colour the part of the butterflyMissing numbers- fill in the missing numbers on the caterpillars ART AND CRAFTAnimal puppetsAnimal masksDraw a jungle scene- draw your own jungle and the animals in itColouringJigsaw puzzle- design your own jigsaw puzzle and then cut out the piecesPoems and rhymes- a collection of decorated cards with rhymes and poems about jungle animalsTracing UNDERSTANDING THE WORLDAnimal photos- lovely colour photos to print out and add to a displayJungle photosAnimal fact cardsButterfly life cycle picturesLife cycle worksheets- various worksheets about the life cycle of a butterflyPower PointSTORY TELLINGStory sack tagColoured puppetsColoured face masksSequence cardsPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Katie Morag story sack resources

Katie Morag story sack resources

The pack includes:DISPLAYDisplay banner- a long colourful banner for your display ‘Katie Morag’Display banner- ‘An Island Home’ display bannerDisplay border- a tartan display border to print as many times as you need for a display board of any sizeWord cards- words relating to the storyWord and picture flashcards- colourful cards of the buildings and characters to add to a display or writing areaColour characters- large pictures of the different characters in the Katie Morag storiesBuilding posters- large colour posters showing the different buildings on the islandAnimal posters- large coloured posters showing the different animals on the islandTitle poster- an A4 poster with the title, authors name and illustrators nameStory questions- a collection of question cards about the stories and characters- great to add to a displayLITERACYA4 word card- an A4 word card with words and pictures for the children to use when writing about the storyWriting sheetsSpeech bubble worksheets- fill in the speech bubbles to show what the characters are sayingTartan letteringSheep phonemesCharacter writing sheets- a worksheet for each character with space to writeAn Island home- writing sheets about living on an islandWord searches- two word searches with words from the Katie Morag storiesWrite a postcardIsland newspaperNUMERACYPuffin number lineMissing number worksheetsCounting worksheetsAddition and subtractions worksheetsOdd and even number lineGAMESMatching pairsBoard gameCollect the mail- collect the different parcels and letters needed for your mail bagBingoART AND CRAFTDesign a stamp- design a stamp for the Island of StruayStick puppetsFace masks-Colouring worksheetsCut and assemble the boatIsland map- cut and stick the buildings onto the map of StruayScottish flag to colourIsle of Struay flag- design a flag for the Isle of StruayPaint a picture- paint a picture like the lady artist to show what you might see on the island of StruayWorkbook coverSTORY TELLINGFace masksStick puppetsStory telling propsPOWER POINTIsle of Coll- a Power point about the island the stories are based onPOST OFFICE ROLE PLAYA complete pack for settings up a role play area as the Isle of Struay Post Officeincluding posters, banners, labels, postcards, stamps, name badges, post office signs and many opportunities for writing.Please note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories.

By robbyn

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs story sack resources

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs story sack resources

The pack includes:DISPLAY Display bannerDisplay borderStory words- decorated cards with words relating to the storyLarge picturesWord and picture cards LITERACY Word mat- An A4 word mat with words and pictures relating to the storySpeech bubble worksheets- various worksheets to write what the different characters are sayingWriting paper- various writing sheets with themed borders to use for work about the story or to add to the writing areaAlphabet line- an alphabet line on dinosaursFavourite part- draw and write about your favourite part of the storyMy bucketful of…- A worksheet to write your own storyWord searches- Two different word searches relating to the storyDescribe the dinosaur- write and draw your own description of one of the dinosaursWriting worksheets- various worksheets for children to write about the pictures NUMERACY Number line- A number line to 100 on dinosaursSize ordering- order the dinosaurs in size orderCounting worksheets- Count the dinosaurs with numbers 1-5 and 1-10Missing numbers- fill in the missing numbers on the bucketsNumber rhyme pack- A rhyme card, masks and props for singing the dinosaur rhymeNumber ordering maze- follow the numbers from 1-10 and 1-20 to lead the dinosaurs back to the bucketRoll and colour game- roll the die and colour the numbered dinosaur on your sheet ART AND CRAFT Puppets- colour and make the puppets of the dinosaurs and characters in the storyFace masks- colour and decorate the face masksColouring- various colouring pictures of dinosaursTracing- trace over the dinosaursSplit pin dinosaur- cut out the parts of the dinosaurs and use split pins to attach the pieces togetherPlay dough mats- various themed play dough matsDesign a new container- design your own container to keep the dinosaurs in UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD Dinosaur photos- lovely colour photos to print out and add to a display of dinosaurs in themed parks and dinosaur skeletonsDinosaur fact cards- Simple facts about the different dinosaurs in the storyPower Point- a Power Point about dinosaurs STORY TELLING Story sack tag- a coloured tag to add to your story sackColoured puppets- great for retelling the story or creating new storiesColoured face masks- great to add to your story sack for retelling the storySequence cards- a set of coloured cards to print out and use for retelling the story Please note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Oliver's Vegetables story sack resources

Oliver's Vegetables story sack resources

The pack includes:Display resourcesBannerDisplay borderCharacters- large coloured pictures of the characters in the story ‘Oliver's Vegetables’ to add to your displayStory wordsStory questionsDays of the week cards- a set of cards with the days of the week and the corresponding vegetable eaten that day and also a set of cards with just the day of the weekPosters- a set of seven posters showing the day, vegetable name and pictureOliver’s Vegetables photosOther vegetables photos- a set of 18 photo posters showing other vegetables not included in the storyTitle posterRole play/ story propsFace masksPuppetsSequencing pictures- pictures to sequence when retelling the storyStory propsLiteracyA4 word card- an A4 sized card with words and pictures about the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’- great to use when writingVegetable alphabet line- an alphabet line on different vegetables from the story to print out and displayWorksheets- various worksheets including speech bubbles, drawing the vegetables eaten each day, match the day to the correct vegetable, write the vegetable names under the correct pictures, match the vegetables to the descriptions, describe the vegetables etcWriting pages- four photocopiable sheets with borders for the children to write about the story or to include in your writing areaDesign a book cover- design your own cover for the bookOur food diary- create a food diary for a week to show what Oliver ate each day and what you ateWord searches- two word searches with words and pictures from the storyNumeracySlug and snail number line- create a long number line for your classroomWorksheets- add the numbers on the vegetables, subtraction worksheets, counting worksheetBlank worksheets- two worksheets for you to write your own sums for the children allowing you to differentiatePower pointsStory questions- answer the questions about the story and click on the correct answerGuess the vegetablesCounting Power pointArt and craftPuppetsFace masksColouring picturesColouring postersCut and stick worksheet- cut out the days of the week and order and then add the vegetables to each dayMy favourite meal- draw your favourite meal and vegetablesMake a seed packetGames to make and playMatching pairsPicture bingoVegetable garden game- collect the vegetables to grow in your gardenJigsaw game- throw a die and collect the numbered part of your vegetablePlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

The Train Ride story sack resources- Transport

The Train Ride story sack resources- Transport

The pack includes:Display resourcesBanner- a long colourful banner for your displayDisplay border- a train track border for you to print out as many times as you need to use on a display board of any sizeCharacters- large coloured pictures of the characters in the story ‘The Train Ride’ to add to your displayStory words- as set of word cards with words relating to the story- great to add to your display or use on your writing areaStory questions- a set of decorated cards with questions about the storyTitle poster- a decorative poster with title, author and illustrator onPhotos- colour photos of steam trains- great to add to your displaysLarge colour train- create a long train for your wall with engine and carriagesRole play/ story propsFace masks- a set of coloured masks for retelling the story of ‘The Train Ride’ or for making up new storiesPuppets- coloured stick puppets to makeSequencing pictures- pictures to sequence when retelling the storySmall world background- print out and use as backdrop for your train setLiteracyA4 word card- an A4 sized card with words and pictures about the story ‘The Train Ride- great to use when writingA train shaped book to make- on each page the children can complete the sentence ‘I see a…’Design a ticket- fill in the details on the train ticketWorksheets- various worksheets including a book review, writing and drawing about a favourite part of the story, matching word to picture, filling in speech bubbles and writing initial soundsWriting pages- four photocopiable sheets with borders for the children to write about the story or to include in your writing areaAlphabet line- a colourful alphabet line on hot air balloonsNumeracySheep number line- a number line from 0-50 on cute sheepWorksheets- add the numbers on the train carriages, fill in the missing numbers and count how many objects there arePower pointsThe Train Ride- spot all the objects beginning with the letter ‘t’ as the train moves along and then see how many you can remember at the end!A listening journey- click to hear the sounds on each page and guess what sounds they areArt and craftPuppets- colour and make your own puppets for retelling the storyFace masks- colour the face masksColouring pictures- various pictures to colourCut and assemble the train- cut out the simple train parts and assemble your own trainWhat do you see out of the window- draw a scene you might see on a train journeyMake a tunnelGames to make and playMatching pairsColour train bingoPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story,

By robbyn

The Bad Tempered Ladybird story sack resources

The Bad Tempered Ladybird story sack resources

The pack includes:A display banner with the title of the story on and pictures from the storyLarge coloured pictures of the animals in the story- these have been hand drawn and watercoloured by myselfLarge black and white pictures of the animals in the story- these are great for colouring and art activitiesSmaller colour and black and white pictures of the animals in the story- these can be made into games, displays etcA ladybird number line up to 30Colour face masks of all the animals in the storyBlack and white face masks of the animalsStory word cards decorated with ladybirds- these are great for adding to a display, discussions, adding to a writing area etcCards showing a clock face and an animal for the children to draw the hands on the clock to show the timeCards showing the time and the animal the Bad Tempered Ladybird met at that timeVarious worksheets- Maths, counting and telling the time worksheets and Literacy worksheetsDifferent clocks to cut out and make- there is a plain clock, a clock to add the numbers to, a colour clock showing the animals the Bad Tempered Ladybird met at different hours and also a black and white version of this clock for the children to colour and makeA ladybird themed gameFact cards with pictures and some facts about each of the animals in the storyRhyme cards with some rhymes about ladybirdsA colourful animal bingo game to make and playAn animal picture domino game to make and play

By robbyn

Little Red Riding Hood story sack resources

Little Red Riding Hood story sack resources

The pack includes:Large characters and story props pictures- great for displays or for laminating and adding velcro to the back so they can be used on flannel boards for retellingStory word cards- great for displays or encouraging writingBlack and white pictures of the characters and story props for the children to colourBlack and white and colour face masks of Little Red Riding Hood, the Woodcutter, the Wolf, Grandma and the wolf in Grandma's hat- great for retelling the story and for use in the outdoor area,Woodland nature spotting cardsA basket to cut out and make (in black and white to colour and assemble)Coloured pictures of gifts for GrandmaWord and picture cards of the gifts for GrandmaFinger puppets to make and use for retelling the story-a great addition to your story sackA food collecting game- collect the items to fill your basket firstPlus many other resources.

By robbyn

Whatever Next story sack resources

Whatever Next story sack resources

The pack includes:Display resourcesBanner- a long colourful banner for your displayDisplay border- a starry border for you to print out as many times as you need to use on a display board of any sizeCharacters- large coloured pictures of the characters in the story ‘Whatever Next’ to add to your displayStory words- as set of word cards with words relating to the story- great to add to your display or use on your writing areaStory questions- a set of decorated cards with questions about the storyRole play/ story propsFace masksPuppets- coloured stick puppets to makeSequencing pictures- pictures to sequence when retelling the storyLiteracyA4 word cardStar alphabet line- a bright alphabet line to print out and displayWorksheets- various worksheets including a book review, writing and drawing about a favourite part of the story, drawing what happens next etc.Writing pages- four photocopiable sheets with borders for the children to write about the story or to include in your writing areaAcrostic poem- an acrostic poem worksheet to write a poem about SpaceNumeracyMoon boot number line- count in twos on the coloured bootsOwl number line- a number line to 50 on owlsWorksheets- fill in the missing numbers, count the number of stars and addition sums on starsCounting cards- cards with numbers to 20 and the corresponding number of stars for the children to countRocket countdown posters- a set of posters from 5-0 with Baby Bears rocketPower pointsStory questions- answer the questions about the story and click on the correct answerColour boots- reveal the coloured moon boots and then read the colour words and click on the correct oneCounting Power point- count the number of stars on each page and click on the correct answerArt and craftDesign a rocket- design your own rocket for travelling to the moonPuppets- colour and make your own puppets for retelling the storyFace masks- colour the face masksColouring pictures- various pictures to colourPicnic on the moon- create your own picnic to take to the moonGames to make and playMatching pairs- match up the patterned moon bootsPicture bingo- a colourful bingo game to make and playNumber dominoes- match the number to the starsRocket dice game- roll two dice and add the numbers together and cover the rocket on your cardPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

The Very Busy Spider story sack pack

The Very Busy Spider story sack pack

The pack includes:DISPLAYDisplay banner- a long colourful banner for your displayDisplay border- a themed display border to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any sizeWord cardsLarge coloured posters- colourful animal posters to print out and use on a displayQuestion cards- questions on decorated cards about the story to use as prompts or to add to a displayLITERACYAlphabet- an alphabet line on spiders and websWriting sheets- a set of writing sheets with borders for the children to write on and use in the writing areaMatch the initial sounds- cut and stick the pictures onto the webs with different lettersWorksheets- match the animals to the correct name and write the initial sounds of the different animalsBeginning, middle and end worksheet- draw the web at different parts of the storyNUMERACYNumber lineCounting book- draw the correct number of spiders on the webs on each pageRoll and colour- roll a die and colour the corresponding spider- an independent activity or use to play a gameCounting cards- count the spiders on the websUNDERSTANDING THE WORLDSpider fact book- find out simple facts about spiders and make your own bookFact cards- fact cards about spiders for your displayColour photosSpider questions- answer simple questions about real spidersPower Point- a power point with simple facts about spidersGAMESPicture bingoCollect the flies- how many flies can you find on each spider web- the winner is the player who finds the most!ACTIVITIESStick puppetsFace masksColouring- a collection of colouring worksheetsSpider web maze- find your way to the centre of the spider webCut and make a spider- cut out the spider body parts and reassembleSpider hat- make a spider hat with dangly zig-zag legsHandprint spiders- print your own spider picturesSpin a web- ideas for creating your own spider webTracing picture- trace over the dotted web picture and then draw some spidersSTORY TELLINGSequence pictures- a set of coloured pictures to use when retelling the storyFace masks- a set of coloured face masks to use when retelling the story or making up new storiesStick puppets- coloured stick puppets to use when retelling the storyStory sack tag- a tag to add to your story telling sackSequence worksheet- order the pictures to retell the storyPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story sack resources

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story sack resources

A great set of resources for the Fairy Tale of 'Snow White and Seven Dwarfs' on a handy disk for you to print out and use again and again.The pack includes:A large display title- this is decorated with pictures of the Seven DwarfsLarge characters in colour and black and white- great for creating displays or also great to laminate, add velcro to the back and the children to use to retell the story on a flannel boardStory word cards on apple shapesA large game to make and play- find the most diamonds in the mine to winA colourful Snow White themed bingo gameBlack and white face masks for the children to decorate and makeSnow White themed dominoes gameFinger puppets to colour and make of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the other characters in the storyQuestion cards with questions relating to the story- these are great to add to a displayA word mat to help when writing about the storyPhoto frames of the seven dwarfs- these look great on a display and would also be great to use as part of a role play area of the Seven Dwarfs house

By robbyn

Handa's Hen story sack resources

Handa's Hen story sack resources

Colour posters showing the different animals in the story· Display banner- a long colourful display banner· A colourful display borderNumber line- A colourful number line to 50 on the animals in the story· A4 display pages- 4 different page borders to quickly display work· Writing pages- black and white page borders to use when writing about the story or to add to the writing area· A colourful bingo game· Matching pairs game· Story words- each card is decorated with an African design border· A4 word card- with words and pictures· Information fact cards about the different animals in the story· Colour posters of the characters- Handa, Akeyo and Grandma· Face masks to make of the characters· Counting cards up to 10 with the number and the correct number of animals to count· Coloured story sequencing pictures· A small world background- great to use with small world characters or in the sand tray for retelling the story· Various worksheets- Match the animal to the name, write about the story and your favourite part of the story· Colouring posters of the characters and animals· Large black and white pictures to colour and sequence

By robbyn

The Rainbow Fish story sack resources

The Rainbow Fish story sack resources

This story is a lovely story of friendship which is loved by children and this pack is great for bringing the story and characters to life.The pack includes:A large display title banner featuring pictures of fish and other sea creaturesA smaller display title poster18 sea creature colour pictures including the Rainbow Fish, his friends, the Wise Octopus plus other items to make up an under the sea scene. These pictures are in large A4 sizeAll of the sea creature drawings in black and white so they can be used for colouring and art activitiesA lovely colourful photo pack with 15 photos of fish and other sea creaturesAlphabet fish- each letter on a separate colourful fishNumber fish up to 100- each number on a separate colourful fishA black and white fish face mask to makeA black and white octopus face mask to make- great for retelling the story or making up new storiesA set of colourful fish face masks of the Rainbow Fish and other colourful fish in the storyA coloured octopus face maskLarge lettering with a bubble pattern spelling 'The Rainbow Fish'A matching pairs gameDotted tracing pictures of the Rainbow Fish and the OctopusCounting cards showing the different sea creatures and numbersA display border with sea creatures and a bubble design-this can be printed as many times as you need enabling it to fit around a display board of any sizeA book information display sheet with pictures and the title and author of the bookA game to collect the coloured scales for your fish with a special die to makeStory words on bubblesA magnetic fishing game to make with characters from the story- three parts of this are shown at the bottom of the picture as a frieze which would also look great as a backdrop to the water area. When the 4 A4 panels are fixed into a square, the sea creatures can be put inside and 'caught' with a fishing rod3 black and white colouring scenesPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the author or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Tiddler the Story Telling Fish story sack resources

Tiddler the Story Telling Fish story sack resources

The pack includes:DISPLAYDisplay banners- 2 colourful banner to print over 2 A4 pages- one with ‘Tiddler’ and the other with ‘Tiddler The story-telling fish’Display borderWord cards- words relating to the story- great to add to a display or in the writing areaWord and picture flashcardsCharacter posters- a set of colourful posters showing different fish in the story with their namesFish facts- simple facts about fishColour photos- A4 photos to print out and display showing some underwater scenes and fishTitle posterLITERACYA4 word card- an A4 word card with words and pictures for the children to use when writing about the storyShell alphabetWriting sheets- a set of writing sheets with borders for the children to write on and use in the writing areaSpeech bubble worksheetsWord searchesWorksheets- a collection of worksheets about the story and characters including initial letter sounds, labelling the creatures, list worksheet, my favourite sea creature, writing a new fishy tale, missing posterNUMERACYFish number line- a number line to 50 on colourful fishMissing number worksheets- fill in the missing numbers on the shells plus a blank worksheet so you can differentiateCounting worksheetsTelling the time- a collection of clock posters showing the times mentioned in the storyCounting cardsRepeating patterns- draw the next sea creature to complete the repeating patternsGAMESDominoesMagnetic fishing game- make the 3D fish tank and take it in turns to catch fish plus ideas for different activitiesPicture bingoACTIVITIESTracing sheets- trace the patterns on the fishStick puppetsFace masksFish templatesStory worksheets- various worksheets to draw different things, match pictures to speech bubbles and draw underwater scenesPlay dough mats- make the correct number of fish on each cardColouringSTORY TELLINGSequence picturesFace masksSequencing worksheets- cut and stick the pictures in the correct orderStory telling propsStick puppetsPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

The Fish who could Wish story sack resources

The Fish who could Wish story sack resources

This pack is designed to be used with the story ‘The fish who could wish’ by John Bush.Display resources· Display banner· Story word cards- great to add to a display or use in the writing area· Display border- a themed display border to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any size· Title poster· Picture flashcards- flashcards with words and pictures of the props in the story· Story questionsRole play/ story props· Colour face masks- of different fish and the Fish who could Wish- great for retelling the story or creating your own stories· Colour puppets· Story telling propsLiteracy· An A4 word card with pictures· Speech bubbles worksheets· Worksheet- write a book review about the book· Alphabet line· Writing sheets· My favourite part of the story· Sh, th, ch fishing game- catch the picture fish and decide if they go in the sh, th or ch fishing nets- with full instrustions and further ideas· Sh, th, ch worksheets- a worksheet for each phoneme· Phoneme word and picture cards- a collection of pictures of words with sh, ch and th sounds in them and the words with the grapheme highlighted· Make a wish worksheet- think of one wish you would make and draw and write about it· The fish’s wish- draw and write three things the fish wished for· Phonemes on fishNumeracy· A number line· Shape fish posters· Shape fish bingo game- cover the different shaped fish first to win the game· Sea scenes number game- roll a die and colour the part of the picture with that number· Number ordering- cut out the numbered fish and stick in the correct orderArt and craft· Stick puppets· Face masks· Tracing pictures· Colouring pictures· Playdough mats- make the correct number of fish on each board· Cut and assemble castle- cut out the parts of the castle and reassemble to make your own castle· Cut and assemble fish- cut out the parts of the fish and reassemble More Games to make and play· Board game- explore the underwater scene and collect the items the fish wished for to add to your board· Number dominoes- a fish themed dominoes game Please note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

The Tiny Seed story sack pack- growing, seasons

The Tiny Seed story sack pack- growing, seasons

The pack includes:DISPLAYDisplay banner- a long colourful banner for your displayDisplay border- a colourful themed border to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any sizeWord cardsPlant part flashcards- colourful cards to add to a displayFlower and plant photos- coloured photos of some different plants and flowers- great for displays and discussionQuestion cards- questions relating to the story- great to add to your display or to use as prompts during literacyColour flowersPlant labelling poster- an A4 and A3 sized poster showing the different parts of a plant with labels to addParts of a plant photosLITERACYA4 word card- an A4 word card with words and pictures for the children to use when writing about the storyPlant alphabetWriting sheets- a set of writing sheets with themed borders- great for writing about the story or for using in the writing areaWord searchesLabel a plantGrowth diarySeasons worksheetsSeed packet worksheetWhat will your seeds be- draw and write what your seed will grow intoQuestion worksheetPlanting instructions worksheet- sequence the pictures for planting a seed worksheet and a worksheet to write what you did when planting the seedSort the story pictures worksheet- sort the things which helped the seed grow and the things that didn’tNUMERACYFlower number lineSize ordering worksheets- order the seeds and plants by size- in colour and also black and whiteSeed counting worksheets- count and write the number of seeds, glue the correct number of real seeds next to each number, draw the correct number of seeds worksheetDot to dot worksheetsLeaf counting up to 10Colour by numbersGAMESMatching pairs/ snapBingoMake a plant game- spin the spinner and collect the different parts of your plantFlower building game- roll the special die to add or take away petals from your colourful flowerBird game- spin the spinner to see how many seeds your bird is going to eatART AND CRAFTTracing sheetsFace mask- make a flower face maskColouring pictures- large black and white pictures of different spring flowers to colourWorkbook coverSeason sorting cardsMake a windmill- make a windmill to stand in your gardenCut and assemble flowersMake a seed packetSTORY TELLINGSequence picturesLarge picturesStory sack labelsSeasons cardsPlant growing sequencePlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

Sharing a Shell story sack resources

Sharing a Shell story sack resources

The pack includes:Banner- a long colourful banner for your display‘Under the sea’ banner- a long alternative banner to useDisplay borderCharacters- large coloured pictures of the sea creatures in the story- these have been drawn by myself and are not copies from the bookStory words- as set of word cards with words relating to the story- great to add to your display or use on your writing areaStory questions- a set of decorated cards with questions about the storyTitle poster- a colourful poster with the title, authors name and illustrators’ nameInformation cardsFlash cards- word and picture flash cardsPhotosFace masksPuppetsSequencing picturesStory propsA4 word cardColourful crab alphabet lineWorksheets- various worksheets including speech bubbles, writing and drawing about the favourite part of the story, drawing what happens next, matching the word to picture, writing about the characters and questions about the storyWriting pages- four photocopiable sheets with borders for the children to write about the story or to include in your writing areaDesign a book coverWord searchesSea creature writing sheets- a set of photocopiable writing sheets with space to write inside the outline of different sea creaturesShell number lineWorksheets- fill in the missing number on the starfish, complete the addition and subtraction sums, count the number of sea creatures and cut out and order the numbered shellsPlay dough mats- a set of colourful mats to use with play dough for the children to make the correct number of sea creatures on each cardOdd and even number line- a number line to 50 on red and blue starfishFive little fishes number rhymeFive pretty shells number rhyme- with rhyme card, props and masksStory questions- answer the questions about the story and click on the correct answerCounting Power pointSea creatures- learn all about some different sea creaturesFive little fishesFive pretty shells- a powerpoint of the number rhymePuppetsFace masksColouring picturesCut and stick worksheet- cut and colour the sea creatures and add them to the rock pool or use paints to print different sea creatures on the sceneRock pool worksheet- draw some different things in the rock poolCrab craft- cut out the pieces of the cute crab and use split pins to make a moving modelTracing worksheetsSea creature outlinesMatching pairsPicture bingoJigsaw game- throw a die and collect the numbered part of your sea creaturePlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or products.

By robbyn

The Shopping Basket story sack resources

The Shopping Basket story sack resources

A bumper resource pack for the popular story ‘The Shopping Basket' by John BurninghamThe pack includes:DISPLAYDisplay banner- a long colourful banner for your displayDisplay border- a colourful display border to print out as many times as you need for a display board of any sizeWord cards- words on shopping baskets relating to the storyWord and picture flashcards- coloured pictures of each of the animals and foods in the story and the wordsShopping and animal posters- A4 posters with each animal and food on with the nameLITERACYA4 word card- an A4 word card with words and pictures for the children to use when writing about the storyShopping alphabet- a lovely alphabet line on the different foods in the shopping basketWriting sheets- a set of writing sheets with borders for the children to write on and use in the writing areaSpeech bubble worksheets- fill in the speech bubbles to show what the characters are sayingWriting worksheet- write about the different animals in the storyShopping list worksheet- label the different items in the shopping basketFavourite part of the story- draw and write about your favourite part of the storyMATHSBasket number line- a number line to 50 on shopping basketsCounting cards- count the objects from 1-10Size ordering worksheets- order the character props by size- in colour and also black and whiteCounting worksheets- count the number of items in each shopping basketMoney worksheet- colour the correct coins to pay for each item of food- 2 different levelsNumber worksheet- draw the correct number of foodsGAMESPicture bingo- collect the characters and foods for your bingo boardMatching pairs- find the picture matching pairsNumber dominoes- a colourful domino game to make and playShopping game- collect the different foods needed for your shopping basket by spinning the spinnerART & CRAFTPicture jigsaws- cut out and reassemble the jigsaws of the different charactersTracing sheetsStick puppetsFace masksPlay dough mats- make the correct number of items in each shopping basketMatching worksheet- match each character to the correct foodColouringMake a 3D basket- cut out and make a shopping basketDrawing worksheetSTORY TELLINGSequence picturesFace masksStick puppets- coloured stick puppets to use when retelling the storyLarge character and food pictures to matchPlease note: The art work used in these resources has been produced by ourselves. It is not associated with, or endorsed by the authors or publishers of the story, or any related stories or pr

By robbyn