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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!
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.
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
Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth
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Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

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PowerPoint presentation which details a simple instruction writing model - 'How to Clean Your Teeth' with a clear and concise layout. Each slide is colourful and engaging and allows a teacher to explain the instruction genre. Also included are sequencing, cut and stick flashcards. Children may assemble the instructions as a paired activity cutting and pasting sequentially onto sugar paper. This task is ideal for reinforcement and will support less secure learners in an active way. I have also included a set of cut and stick labels, phrases and instructions for an individual independent task. I have provided an assessment pro forma- cover plus writing assessment form. This can be used and easily adapted for other simple instruction models- e.g. How to Make a Sandwich These resources promote an active approach to writing instructions. They complement other resources within my shop - 'Writing Instructions- Introducing the Genre in an Active Manner' and Writing Instructions - 'How to Build a Snowman' which has additional literacy tasks included. I have included several slides within the preview to allow teachers to peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your earners enjoy the lesson and tasks. 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.
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.
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.
Plants, Seeds and Fruits Science Bundle
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Plants, Seeds and Fruits Science Bundle

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This comprehensive bundle contains 7 colourful, engaging and concise PowerPoints. They deal with various aspects of plant growth for the young learner. Plant Growth Overview Plants - Introductory Lesson Seeds - Dispersal How to grow Plants - writing instructions Make a Cress Man - practical activity Leaf Art - practical activity The Great Cress Experiment - practical activity I have also included some word documents so children can record experiments and some fun plant labels. Although the bundle reflects a scientific focus, I have added in some literacy aspects as well as a simple art lesson. This cross curricular approach ensures that the learners enjoy and engage in inter disciplinary learning. This bundle will provide a substantial starting point for the topic of 'Plant Growth' I have added in several jpg files so teachers can peruse the range of resources that are offered within the bundle. I hope that your learners enjoy the variety and range of tasks and would be delighted if you leave some 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.
Introduction to the Rainforest
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Introduction to the Rainforest

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A simple introduction to the topic Rainforests. Photos to support simple text to encourage and promote discussion about this environment. Ideal as a start to the topic - Rainforests.
Summer Literacy Bundle: Writing Instructions, Senses Poetry and Literacy Tasks
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Summer Literacy Bundle: Writing Instructions, Senses Poetry and Literacy Tasks

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This bundle contains summer themed literacy lessons: 1) Writing Instructions - A Recipe for a Sensational Summer This presentation models instructional writing i.e. recipe. It details the 'signposts of this genre : 1) ' lively' title 2) ingredients list 3) method 4) temporal 'time' words - First, Next... 5) recipe amounts - pinch, heap, dash... 6) numbered clear , precise language 7) closing line The theme is a sensational summer which encourages the children to think about what ingredients make a wonderful summer for them. I have included a publisher document which has a recipe layout. This allows children to record their individual recipe in a booklet form. 1a) A further differentiated presentation which could be a stand alone lesson to use with learners who need a simpler approach for instructional writing. It also includes a simple editing checklist. 2) Sense Poetry - Summer Senses 3) A Variety of Summer Literacy Tasks to support a summer topic The writing presentations 1 and 2 are colourful, engaging and provide step by step lessons to scaffold writing. The 3rd presentation provides a variety of activities: matching topic words and pictures sentence construction and punctuation alphabetical order paragraph writing summer definitions comprehension questions I have uploaded several jpg images to allow teachers to peruse the resources more comprehensively. I hope that your learners enjoy the variety of tasks and would be delighted if you leave some feedback. Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com
Marvellous  Minibeast Bundle: Snails, Dragonflies, Bees and Ladybirds
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Marvellous Minibeast Bundle: Snails, Dragonflies, Bees and Ladybirds

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This ‘marvellous minibeast’ bundle contains: 7 colourful, well-structured presentations which introduce and lead learners through the wonderful world of minibeasts. There are four specific minibeast presentations featured: Bees Dragonflies Ladybirds Snails Each unit of work includes: opportunities to build up important ‘minibeast’ vocabulary before writing (mini whiteboard task) simple factual information to read and discuss labelling tasks and life cycle sequencing task factual writing tasks with sentence stems simple ‘draw a minibeast’ tasks /alternative ‘cut and stick’ tasks Additional tasks: comprehension passages with questions alphabetical order tasks minibeast word hunts minbeast handwriting minibeast grammar and punctuation tasks Three additional presentations concentrate on: minibeast report writing minibeast note taking minibeast adjectives The Minibeast Report Writing presentation provides an opportunity for learners to plan and write a non-chronological report. It details the structure of a report, encourages the use of mind mapping and has clear graphics and suggestions to aid composition. Extension tasks are included for more able learners. Editing sheets are provided differentiated to 2 levels. Note -taking is a difficult skill. This unit of work introduces learners in a clear and structured manner with opportunities for mini whiteboard work – easily adapted to paired or trio tasks. I have included tasks and active learning throughout the presentations. Within the presentations, I have provided answer slides for immediate and easy correction. I feel that young learners benefit from clear and concise minibeast facts as many of the relevant non-fiction texts can be too difficult for early readers to access initially. Links are also provided within several of the presentations to appropriate minibeast sites that enhance and enrich the learners' experience as well as providing active tasks/games and songs. I have provided some jpg files so teachers can peruse the resources more comprehensively. I would be delighted to receive any 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.
Maths Place Value Numeracy Pack
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Maths Place Value Numeracy Pack

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The pack contains eight colourful presentations that provide clear direction and practice with: Place Value - H T U Place Value-Th H T U Place Value - Using Dienes Material Multiplying by 10 Multiplying by 100 Dividing by 10 Dividing by 100 Writing Numbers - Notation All of the presentations invite the learners to participate fully with whiteboard active tasks. I have included several follow up worksheets. These resources are ideal for introducing ,consolidating place value or as a complete revision pack.
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.
Writing a Cinquain Poem - Poetry Made Easy
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Writing a Cinquain Poem - Poetry Made Easy

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Writing a 5 line poem - CINQUAIN The introductory presentation includes: the signposts of a cinquain poem models to read, perform and analyse a planner for composition several suggestions for poetry tasks/activities an editing sheet The four seasonal presentations include: poems to read, enjoy and analyse poems where vocabulary can be explored and highlighted completed planners blank planners for poetry tasks These poetry activities also provide opportunities to explore vocabulary and consolidate grammar points. Children enjoy this type of poetry task because once they have mastered the pattern of the poem, they can compose several with different topics.
Religious Education:  Saint Andrew -  Patron Saint of Scotland/ Facts and Activities
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Religious Education: Saint Andrew - Patron Saint of Scotland/ Facts and Activities

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The first presentation provides facts and information about Saint Andrew the Patron Saint of Scotland whose feast day is 30th November. Each slide is clear, colourful and presents information simply to promote discussion. There are two online links: one that shows a short clip about Saint Andrew's life with an additional one that links to the lyrics and music of Saint Andrew's Hymn. The second presentation has a range of activities to allow choice of task depending on the age range of the learners. They include: a word mat to support factual writing about Saint Andrew's life a cut and stick activity with sea background for younger learners a simple handwriting task a mind map to support writing an extended report on Saint Andrew's life a colouring activity The first presentation is ideal for an assembly to inform and raise awareness about our Patron Saint and to celebrate his feast day. The activities should follow on after the initial presentation has been shown and discussed. I have also included a few additional jpeg files to show fellow colleagues a more comprehensive preview.