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I am currently a student that is undertaking a work experience placement at a local British primary school and so far, I AM LOVING IT! In the very little free time that I have, I make resources for the classroom that I think would not only benefit me in the future but also current teachers which is the reason why I have made my store. Enjoy!

I am currently a student that is undertaking a work experience placement at a local British primary school and so far, I AM LOVING IT! In the very little free time that I have, I make resources for the classroom that I think would not only benefit me in the future but also current teachers which is the reason why I have made my store. Enjoy!
When to Change Paragraphs - Handout
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When to Change Paragraphs - Handout

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When to Change Paragraphs Handout or Display Poster What is this Resource For? This resource is a great and simple way to inform the students about when they need to begin a new paragraph. The simple text and images make it more informative and understandable for the students. How to Use this Resource: This can be used as a handout or for display purposes. If it is used as a handout, it can be given to students at the beginning of a writing session so they are able to refer back to it and hopefully encourage them to use paragraphs throughout their writing. If it were to be displayed, it can be placed on an English display board and remain there as reference for the students. Tips: If this resource is being used as a handout, I recommend printing it either on A4 or A5 but laminating it regardless to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. On the other hand, if it is being used for display purposes, it can be enlarged to A3 and then laminated.
First Day Activities
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First Day Activities

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First Day Activities What is this pack for? This pack is great for those first days when you meet your new students. They enable you to get to know more about them and for them to get to know more about you. There are a range of activities for you to choose from within this pack so you are more than able to pick and choose which ones would be most suited to you and your students. Tips for using this resource: I have grouped the resources within this PowerPoint into named sections so activities with more than one page aren’t muddled up with the other resources. All activities also come with an instruction sheet with a guide on how to use it and any tips that I recommend you doing to ensure that the best is achieved for both you and your students. What Does it Include? This pack includes 6 ‘First Day Activities’ that are aimed to create conversation and embrace the students creativity, as well as giving you the opportunity to get to know your students better. The games that are included are as follows: Who Am I? - A student factfile Bookmarking - Bookmark template for the students to decorate Puzzle View - Puzzle template which the students can decorate for display M&M Meeting - question based game revolving around M&M’s Would you Rather - quick fire, conversation starting game Marshmallow Tower - tallest tower, made from marshmallows, challenge
Display Timetable
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Display Timetable

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Timetable for Display Purposes This is just a very simple, clear timetable that includes nearly all of the lessons and periods in the school day for you to put on display for your students to see. If there is a subject or time period that isn’t included in the preprepared timetable sheets, there is an editable PowerPoint file where you can add in any extra subjects that you need to add. Tips: I recommend printing this on A4 paper then laminating it to ensure that it lasts for years to come. I have designed these timetable strips so they can easily be trimmed down once laminated. In terms of putting the timetable strips up on display, there are many ways you can do so. You could use materials such as hook and loop fasteners, blu tack or even magnetic tape if they are being displayed on a magnetic whiteboard. If you want to use the same font, download it using the following link… https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Vanilla?q[term]=child&q[search_check]=Y
Tray Labels - Editable
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Tray Labels - Editable

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Tray Labels - Editable Resource This is a great resource to allow you to quickly design your classroom and help with classroom organisation through the use of tray labels. The labels have been designed to fit onto the front of the Gratnells Shallow storage tray (the most common storage tray for UK schools) so it saves time when trying to make sure that the labels fit. I have covered most of the labels for stationary/class equipment however if anything has been missed or is specific to you, I have included an editable version where you are able to make your own labels. These labels are also great for labeling student trays. You are able to make student tray labels by also using the editable PowerPoint version. Tips: I strongly recommend that you laminate the labels before using them as it improves the lifespan of the resource. When it comes to sticking the labels onto the trays, I recommend using double sided tape as the label is less likely to fall off. If you want to use the same font, download it using the following link… https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Vanilla?q[term]=child&q[search_check]=Y
Reflection Sheet - Consequence
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Reflection Sheet - Consequence

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The reflection sheet is a way to manage challenging behavior within primary education. When to Use: A reflection sheet can be used in situations where students are becoming challenging in terms of their behaviour, to the point where they need to leave the classroom as they are disturbing the other students from learning. It can be used to quietly and discreetly take challenging students away from a negative situation so they are able to focus their energy on something that will be used to put their behaviours down onto paper. How it is used: Students can be given a reflection sheet when they need to be removed from the classroom. With clear, simple instructions on the paper, they are able to answer the questions independently without having to take you away from the rest of the class. Once the student is able to come back into the classroom and the sheet has been completed and signed by the student, you are able to read over what has been written and also sign it so you have acknowledged what they have written. From this point onwards, you can do two things (depending on severity): If the behaviour was very disruptive you can send the reflection sheet home straight away and ask for a parent signature. Asking for a parent signature creates a home-school connection which makes the parent aware of what occurred during the school day. If the student is spoken to at home, it will often mean that behaviour improves the following day. If the student hasn’t got it signed within two days, you could phone home to ensure that parents are informed. If the behaviour wasn’t very severe, you could keep the reflection sheet. This gives you the power to decide whether or not to send it home however in return you expect a marked improvement in behaviour. If the student continues to misbehave, it is sent home and the above process is repeated. Tips: I have saved this resource as a PDF (A4) but made it so that there are 2 sheets per A4 page. The dashed line in the centre of the page represents a trimming line so it can easily and evenly be cut.
Golden Tickets - Reward System
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Golden Tickets - Reward System

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TICKET REWARDS SYSTEM When to use: When you think that a student is being well behaved and/or is demonstrating a core school value, you can reward the student with a ticket(s). How it works: Over time, the students will collect many tickets from their good behaviour which they will keep and look after themselves, if they lose a ticket then they lose a ticket and they won’t be able to get it back (encourages students to look after them). As the students get more and more tickets, they will be able to ‘afford’ rewards that are in the ticket store. These are their rewards for their good behaviour. The rewards that are in the ‘ticket store’ are virtually at no cost to you meaning that the students are able to feel special without you having to break the bank. Some of these rewards can be things such as using the teacher’s chair for the day. Students can ‘purchase’ these rewards at a certain point in the day to stop constant bothering and to also allocate certain time within the day to ensure that the ticket system is being well managed. Tips: I have attached four resources, two of which are editable and the other two non editable. This allows you to adapt to your schools specific behavioural system, change the reward point values and create tickets that are worth more than 1 point. I would recommend that the tickets are printed on colourful paper (to make it more engaging for the students) and then laminated to ensure that they remain in good condition. You may even find that printing the tickets on thin card and then laminating will further ensure the lifetime of the resource. Between the tickets are dashed lines which represents the area in which you trim the paper to ensure that all of the tickets are of equal size. In terms of storing the tickets, they can be kept in a little drawer for you to access or they can be in a communal space where the students are able to take a ticket(s) if you have said so.
Sentence Starter Guide - Handout
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Sentence Starter Guide - Handout

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Sentence Starter Help Sheet - ‘Hooking In’ the Reader What is the Purpose of this Resource? The purpose of this resource is to provide students with a guide as to how they can improve their sentence starters as well as potentially providing them with inspiration to begin their creative writing. The resource provides them with six ways in which they can begin their sentences to ensure that the reader is engaged. To enforce the suggestions, examples have been provided that can further the students understanding. In some cases, it can even be used as a template for those students who may struggle with their creative writing. How to Use this Resource: This resource can be used in a variety of ways. It can be given to the students as a handout prior to writing to assist them when they are beginning their sentences. It can be used in the classroom for display purposes on an English/Literacy board where it is visible to the students long term. This allows for the students to refer to it whenever they need it, regardless of what subject. On the other hand, it can be used as a base to a lesson. As a class you could brainstorm ways to begin sentences in a variety of ways using these suggestions and examples. Any ideas that the class come up with can be added to a flip-chart which can then also be displayed for the class to see. Tips: I recommend that, regardless of paper size, it is laminated to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. If it is to be used on display, it would be good to print on A3 to ensure that it can be seen from greater distances. In contrast, if it is being used as a handout it could be printed in either A4 or A5 so that every student or pairs of students are able to share.
Editable Fruit Peg Labels
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Editable Fruit Peg Labels

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Editable Peg Labels These editable fruit peg labels are great for organising cloakrooms by allocating certain pegs for certain students. The PowerPoint file is fully editable meaning you are able to change the size and even the clip art itself. There are 6 different types of fruit meaning there is an option for even the students to choose what fruit their peg is. I recommend printing this resource in colour then laminating in improve the durability of the labels. It is better to cut out the labels before laminating so it creates a better plastic seal around the label. If you have any issues, leave a comment in the reviews box and I will do my best to help. Enjoy!