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Thanks for stopping by my shop. I am an experienced chartered primary teacher who has taught predominantly in Scotland. I have also taught in England, Australia and in the Middle East. I have produced a range of quality resources that provide depth and breadth. These resources should enhance the learning experience of pupils. There are many opportunities for active learning as well as structured tasks that consolidate and reinforce knowledge and application. Enjoy!

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Thanks for stopping by my shop. I am an experienced chartered primary teacher who has taught predominantly in Scotland. I have also taught in England, Australia and in the Middle East. I have produced a range of quality resources that provide depth and breadth. These resources should enhance the learning experience of pupils. There are many opportunities for active learning as well as structured tasks that consolidate and reinforce knowledge and application. Enjoy!
Report Writing -  Egyptian  Theme -  Models, Planning, and Assessment
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Report Writing - Egyptian Theme - Models, Planning, and Assessment

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A comprehensive pack of resources - non-chronological report writing These resources include a: 1st presentation that introduces the general features of report writing in a colourful, child friendly format that clearly leads the learners through the signposts of the genre. 2nd presentation that continues with the assessment of reports including online link and differentiated checklists - peer and self editing. Additional resources provide: A clear concise and interesting model report on Egypt for learners to read, discuss, analyse, highlight and ‘pull apart’ - active learning. An annotated report to provide the teacher with the main teaching points of the model report. A colourful word mat with sentence starts and vocabulary to support report writing. A mind map for the planning stage which is partially completed to support learners ( can be easily edited to provide less support). Word strips with facts about Egypt - ideal for ‘cut and stick’ activities ( learners can categorise facts under headings in a carousel type activity) This detailed pack of resources will support the learners thoroughly from the initial lesson on the structure of a report through assessment ,the analysis of models and finally to a finished piece that can be assessed and celebrated.
The Magic Box by Kit Wright Poetry Pack
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The Magic Box by Kit Wright Poetry Pack

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The imaginative poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Weight provides a wonderful opportunity to appreciate, perform and compose a fantasy poem. These resources are presented beautifully to also evoke an individual written response from the learners. THE LEARNING INTENTIONS INCLUDE: to read, appreciate and perform a fantasy poem to compose verses based on the model poem to include descriptive and imaginative vocabulary within their verses Within the pack: Presentation A which provides an initial starting point to read, appreciate and perform the poem. It leads the learners through each verse and encourages them to appreciate the rich language of the poet. A web link is provided for learners to see and hear the original poet perform the poem. It also provides visuals to help the learners understand and analyse the composition. The initial written task is to compose 3 verses based on the model - learners concentrate on feelings, creatures, the natural world - What would they put in their box? Presentation B provides an opportunity to concentrate on the final 3 verses of the model poem - the ‘impossible things’ verse, what their box is made of and where they will travel in their box. I have provided opportunities for children to work with their talking partners to support their composition. The final result should be very individual poems structured on the original poem. A word mat is also provided to aid composition , a separate copy of the poem for annotation as well as a planning sheet. Within this presentation, there are slides that the teacher can use with interactive pens for shared writing to further support differentiation and an assessment checklist. I have also provided a simple comprehension task which can be used to aid comprehension of the model poem if required. There are many opportunities for incidental learning e.g. grammar and word choice particularly adjectives, powerful verbs, similes and alliteration. Additional tip : Print off nets of cubes and cuboids ( photocopiable card ) and ask children to decorate their magic boxes then assemble them. I hope your learners enjoy the poem and activities and would be delighted if you left feedback. N.B. Ideally these resources should be used over several days
Rainforest Poetry
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Rainforest Poetry

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'Who lives here?' PowerPoint introduces a 'conversation' poem about the creatures and habitat of the rainforest. It provides a structured step by step lesson to support composition. It also allows reinforcement of parts of speech particularly verbs and prepositions. Extended poetry task also provided for variety and possible differentiation. Several verse examples are provided for clarity. Rainforest booklet is provided for children to write their final draft for display or poetry portfolio. 'Rainforest List Poem' PowerPoint continues with a poetic theme and uses a simple format to motivate composition. This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'rainforest' theme. There is a grammar element throughout with an emphasis on nouns, adjectives and 'ing' verbs. I have found a poetry context an effective way to embed incidental grammar teaching. Although the outcome is a simple list poem, it can easily be differentiated for older learners. This would involve extending each line using e.g. adverbs or an additional clause. Children are encouraged to compose an opening line, closing line and' list' lines inbetween.
Writing Instructions : How to Build a Snowman with  Additional Tasks
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Writing Instructions : How to Build a Snowman with Additional Tasks

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This pack of resources introduces the instructions writing genre- in a ‘child friendly’ manner. The presentation clearly set out the ‘signposts’ of the genre: a) 'How to… ’ title for instructions b) What you need: c) Pictures to aid meaning for the reader d) What you do: e) Numbering each instruction This ensures that the children experience and engage with the model before attempting the independent writing task. The ‘cut and stick’ activities resources match the initial presentation and provide a scaffold for the children to read , understand, label and order instructions in an active manner. The large pictures (cut and stick) are ideal when working with a smaller group who need more support. These could be laminated . The teacher can easily demonstrate ‘step by step’ for children who need more direct teaching. I have also included the learning intentions and success criteria for the tasks as well as a self and peer editing checklist. The next presentation - ‘Poetry and Art Tasks’ provides the children with a labelling task, two snowman poems to read and enjoy , a simple snowman symmetry task and a simple ‘draw a snowman’ art task. The last presentation is on a white background to save costs when printing. Finally, the online link to the snowman song is a lively start to the lesson and should engage the children from the onset. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com/
Christmas around the World - Non -Chronological Report Writing
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Christmas around the World - Non -Chronological Report Writing

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These resources provide a step by step guide to non-chronological report writing themed on ‘Christmas around the World’. The children can research the Christmas traditions independently or as a homework task. Alternatively, the teacher can facilitate a ‘talk for writing’ session to build up facts before the mind map task. The resources include 2 main presentations. ‘Christmas around the World’ presentation deals with 4 countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Poland) It includes: flashcards for the ‘signposts’ of a report mind map pro forma points for discussion Children should complete the mind map of at least 2 countries first. Then they compose a ‘lively’ title and write two paragraphs initially. Simple editing can take place if required. ‘Report Writing Part 2’ deals with the continuation of the report. It includes: learning intention and success criteria a brief recap on what has gone before a ‘quick dash’ on the structure of the report - sub-headings, paragraphs etc. a close look at continuing the mind map for the remaining countries opportunities to use whiteboards to compose factual sentences as a ‘warm up’ before independent writing ‘turn and talk’ to share writing with peers a writer’s checklist a challenge for ‘fast finishers’ - glossary task These writing tasks can be used for a variety of age groups and can be differentiated according to outcome and the amount of scaffolding provided, Children can write a simple report or a more extended piece of writing which can be developed over several writing sessions. I have included several jpeg files with slide shots to enable teachers to preview the resources more fully. I have also provided a ‘printer friendly’ version of the first PowerPoint to save costs if any of the slides need printed. My children have experienced a great deal of success in report writing when using this step by step approach. The tasks provide breadth, challenge and active tasks are embedded to reinforce and consolidate report writing. The specific countries can be changed easily if needed. It would also be easy to change the focus to : New Year traditions Easter Traditions Other countries of your choice Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com/
Writing Sentences  -  A Simple Introduction to Writing
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Writing Sentences - A Simple Introduction to Writing

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This unit contains a series of writing pictorial prompts with accompanying word walls. It also has several accompanying written responses that can be analysed and serve as reminders to the children to: vary their sentence starts vary the length of their sentences use the word wall when composing sentences about the picture use capitals at the beginning of each sentence use full stops, exclamation marks and question marks as appropriate Connectives or 'joining' words are provided on each slide to encourage more complex sentences. I use it on a weekly basis to provide a 'short burst' writing task which helps the children to produce 3-5 sentences. I vary the task by asking the children to respond to the prompt on their white boards as well as within their jotters. The pictures are clear, colourful and stimulate discussion before writing and can be easily edited and changed to reflect current topic etc. The models are provided so that the teacher can easily prompt the children to notice a variety of starters , use of connectives and adjectives. I colour code the sentences - green at the start of each sentence and red for full stops, question marks and exclamation marks at the end. The unit is an additional writing resource that requires little preparation and complements longer writing tasks. Would be delighted if you could leave feedback.
Spring  and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse
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Spring and Easter Poetry Lesson : Acrostic and Free Verse

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Spring /Easter Poetry Learning Intention : to compose Spring Poems/ Easter Poems PowerPoint presentation which provides a stimulus for a variety of poetry forms- including acrostic style and free verse. Some Spring poems to read, enjoy and perform. Vocabulary and word wall is provided to stimulate composition . In addition, some clip art and a few pro formas for 2nd draft display or publication. I have included several slide files in the preview so teachers can peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your learners enjoy composing Spring and Easter poems. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Writing Descriptive Paragraphs - Settings
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Writing Descriptive Paragraphs - Settings

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This resource is intended to develop descriptive writing, in particular -settings. It aims to inspire confidence and motivate pupils as writers. It is intended for KS2 / Primary 4-7. A selection of different visuals, model paragraphs and planning formats are provided. Specific language devices are covered such as similes and metaphors. A video link is provided to enhance understanding of similes and metaphors in imaginative writing. The introduction is thorough and allows the teacher to : USE EFFECTIVE MODELS a structured approach is achieved by providing ‘5 sentence’ descriptive model paragraphs to explore typical features of the descriptive genre ENCOURAGE STRUCTURED PLANNING simple planning grid is provided that encourages pupils to generate effective vocabulary before sentence construction The continuation requires the pupils to generate 5 sentence paragraphs, either in collaboration or individually, using high quality images that evoke imaginative and descriptive language. This resource can be used or adapted in a variety of ways: Introduction to descriptive writing - settings ‘Short burst’ writing tasks As an additional resources to develop effective writing using figures of speech e.g. similes, metaphors It is easily editable and further images may be used to complement topics if required.
Maths Count On / Count Back Oral Activities / Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Whiteboard Tasks
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Maths Count On / Count Back Oral Activities / Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Whiteboard Tasks

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There are 6 PowerPoint presentations which provide active maths tasks. All 6 are ideal starters or plenaries and provide reinforcement and consolidation in an active and engaging manner. Both of the 'Counting On' and 'Counting Back' presentations encourage and support carousel oral counting within a maths group or class. They ensure that children practise oral counting on and back from different start numbers. Both presentations can be edited easily with different starting numbers, Both of the 'Tens and Units Adding and Subtracting' presentations provide quick fire whiteboard activities with answers so that children can immediately correct. Both of the 'Hundreds,Tens and Units Multiplying and Dividing' presentations provide quick fire whiteboard activities with answers so that children can immediately correct. All of the activities present an active approach to learning number facts. These rehearsal activities are designed for use with children to help them to memorise essential number facts and practise their number skills. I have found these activities invaluable as they allow incidental assessment and can be delivered to groups /a class with ease. The children are engaged and motivated and enjoy them as starters and plenaries. I have uploaded several jpg files so teachers can peruse the resources more comprehensively. I hope that your children enjoy these active tasks. I would be delighted if feedback was provided. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com/
ICT / Internet: What is a Blog? Exploring Online Blogs
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ICT / Internet: What is a Blog? Exploring Online Blogs

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This is a detailed PowerPoint about online blogs LEARNING INTENTIONS are: to learn about the various types of blogs on the Internet to learn how to post to a blog appropriately to define selected vocabulary connected with blogs to independently post a review of a book on a book review blog site I have uploaded several jpg files so teachers can see the resource more comprehensively. Enjoy with your classes. I would be delighted if you leave feedback.
Jumbled Sentences - Whiteboard Presentations and Cut & Stick Activities
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Jumbled Sentences - Whiteboard Presentations and Cut & Stick Activities

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This pack of themed resources (Toys and Christmas) is ideal for early writers. It concentrates on reading , ordering and writing sentences correctly with colourful pictures to encourage engagement. The 1st pair of presentations allow the teacher to take the learner through: • responding to a picture orally • reading key words that are not in the correct sentence order • orally sorting words into order to make sense • teacher modelling writing a complete sentence on whiteboard screen ( slides) • teacher modelling starting a sentence -capitals • teacher modelling ending a sentence- full stops, question marks & exclamation marks The 2nd set of presentations provide a series of active tasks and takes the learner through: • responding to a picture orally • reading key words that are jumbled • sorting into order to make sense • the learner cutting out picture and words • the learner ordering and sticking words to form sentences and adding accompanying pictures. These resources provide an important teaching opportunity for the teacher to model thoroughly - reading for meaning, basic sentence construction and simple punctuation. They crucially prepare the learners for the independent 'cut and stick' tasks and the active tasks engage the learners . These resources could also be used as meaningful tasks for small groups or individuals who require more support with basic writing. The slides can also be edited easily for other topics. I have included some thumbnail pictures to show the learners' activities. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com/
Amazing Adjectives and Super Similes
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Amazing Adjectives and Super Similes

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This pack contains 3 colourful , clear and concise PowerPoint presentations that deal with: introduction to similes silly similes writing a simile poem more challenging similes and adjectives with visual prompts There are several follow up tasks: completing similes colour matching similes choosing the best simile ending choosing the best simile adjective silly similes This pack of resources are a valuable addition to basic core materials. I would be delighted to receive feedback.
Spring - Non-Chronological Report Writing-  Models / Mind Map Planning / Active Tasks / Assessment
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Spring - Non-Chronological Report Writing- Models / Mind Map Planning / Active Tasks / Assessment

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A comprehensive pack of resources - non-chronological report writing- Spring These resources include : 1) Presentation A that introduces the general features of report writing in a colourful, child friendly format that clearly leads the learners through the signposts of the genre. 2) Presentation B that presents non-chronological report writing in clear and concise steps. It provides factual sentences and paragraphing under clear sub-headings. It is intended to provide an organised pro forma for writers and could be used over a few sessions before independent writing. 3) Presentation C that reminds learners of the importance of revising writing with an online link that illustrates redrafting. I have also provided differentiated checklists - peer and self editing for assessment. The model report on 'Spring' allows learners to read, discuss, analyse, highlight and 'pull apart' - active learning. A mind map for the planning stage to support learners ( can be easily edited to provide more support). This detailed pack of resources will support learners thoroughly from the initial lesson on the structure of a report through the analysis of models, building up vital words and phrases within a mind map format and finally to a finished piece that can be assessed /celebrated. Extension Tasks include adding in : a glossary a True or False statement a 'Do you know?' question I have uploaded several jpg files so teachers can peruse the resources more comprehensively. I would be delighted if you would provide feedback. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Handling Data- Introducing Block Graphs, Pictograms and Tally Marks
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Handling Data- Introducing Block Graphs, Pictograms and Tally Marks

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There are 4 presentations in total and each of them provides a simple introduction to data handling for young learners. They present information in: block graph form tally chart form pictogram form They are ideal lesson starters as they are clear and concise. They encourage the learners to actively record answers on mini whiteboards. Answers to each slide question follows on to provide immediate correction as the learners show their whiteboard answers. This ensures whole class/group engagement in the task as well as providing immediate teacher assessment. It is easier to see who is managing the task well and those who are struggling to interpret the charts etc. The emphasis is on interpreting simple data. There is added challenge when children are asked to analyse and identify the most popular or least popular item as well as comparing two different items. These presentations offer the children some raw data that they have not had to collect themselves. This can be useful: the teacher knows that everyone has the same information without worrying about the accuracy of recording methods. So, the children can focus on analysis rather than collection at this stage. I have found this approach an ideal introduction and children are more confident when they are asked to interpret data more independently. I have uploaded several jpg files so teachers can peruse the resources more comprehensively. I hope that your children enjoy these active tasks. I would be delighted if feedback was provided.
Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks
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Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

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A Variety of Literacy Tasks based on a Pirate Theme. Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks. Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a Pirate Adventure with further writing prompts Simple Drawing Tasks Label a Pirate Sentence Strips Mapping Task Pirate Spelling - Whiteboard Tasks A great additional resource to support and enhance a pirate topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.
Grammar through Poetry : Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Similes and all that Jazz!
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Grammar through Poetry : Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Similes and all that Jazz!

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This colourful and comprehensive presentation leads the learners through poetry composition using particular parts of speech ( word classes). It can be easily edited to reflect a current classroom topic. RESOURCES INCLUDE: Learning Intention Success Criteria ‘Step by Step’ teaching points Model poems to read, enjoy and analyse ‘Quick fire’ grammar revision of nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs Completed planners for perusal Planners with picture prompts to use for poem composition Flashcards for lamination This will engage your learners in poetry composition whilst providing a meaningful context for grammar revision. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com/
Fractions Made Simple - A Sequence of Lessons - Halves and Quarters
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Fractions Made Simple - A Sequence of Lessons - Halves and Quarters

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I have provided a comprehensive sequence of lessons to introduce, reinforce and consolidate simple fractions - halves and quarters. There are 7 PowerPoints plus 4 word documents. This allows consolidation and reinforcement of the basic concepts of fractions. Each presentation is clear, colourful and informs and engages the learners. These presentations on fractions provide a step-by-step introduction through a visual and conceptual approach. Learners will learn the relationship between the part and the whole with shaded circles, rectangles as well as other fun shapes. They will gain a basic understanding of fractions as they proceed through the lesson sequences. Learners are introduced to different ways to divide shapes, determine which shapes are divided into fractions, and complete the fractions of simple drawings. There are opportunities to count in sequences with halves as well as finding halves and quarters of simple and more complex numbers. Most importantly the learners engage with the presentations in an active manner as they record answers on mini whiteboards. I have provided some activities as follow on tasks after the lessons. There are some online links provided on the slides. I have provided some jpg files so teachers can peruse the resources more comprehensively. I would be delighted if you would provide feedback. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Functional Writing - Letter of Complaint
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Functional Writing - Letter of Complaint

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Humorous letter from teacher about 'unbelievable' homework excuses, cut and stick activity for sequencing, Letter starts for scaffolding pupils&' replies and pro - forma for 2nd draft or display purposes.
Winter Literacy Tasks & Activities
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Winter Literacy Tasks & Activities

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Two presentations that contain a variety of literacy tasks based on a Winter/ Arctic theme. The first presentation contains: winter word walls, winter handwriting, winter writing tasks, winter drawing and labelling tasks, winter key words task ( mini whiteboards), 'Jack Frost' poem , drawing and writing task, winter weather cut and stick task, winter clothes drawing and labelling task, The second presentation has literacy tasks based on animals of the Arctic. It contains: factual passages about 4 Arctic creatures - Snowy Owl, Arctic Fox, Polar Bear and Arctic Wolf, grammar tasks about each creature, writing tasks about each creature. All of these resources are ideal for a winter themed topic. I have included simple tasks for learners who need more support as well as more demanding tasks for learners that enjoy challenge.
Candlelight  Poetry Powerpoint
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Candlelight Poetry Powerpoint

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Poem is annotated to illustrate the poetic techniques used such as - alliteration, metaphor and simile. It provides an easy to follow guide for the teacher to discuss the poem . The children go on to compose about this subject or other subjects using the exemplar as their guide.