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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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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/
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
Super Sentences and Perfect Punctuation - Step by Step
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Super Sentences and Perfect Punctuation - Step by Step

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Presentation 1 - Super Sentences, Questions and Exciting Sentences Using full stops, question marks and exclamation marks in simple sentences for young learners. The initial presentation allows reading, writing and basic punctuation to be taught in parallel. It promotes and provides opportunities for the teaching of handwriting, spelling and punctuation as component skills of text composition. The simple , colourful and concise way the text is presented to the learners engages them from the onset. The teacher can simply 'share' the sentence composition as it naturally happens. Additionally, learners can 'share the pen' with the teacher by writing words on the large smart board. A simple but effective way to direct teach, revise and reinforce sentence construction, punctuation and formation of letters. This unit of work can easily be delivered together as revision or taught as single units discreetly: a) composing super sentences with capitals and full stops b) composing super questions with capitals and question marks c) composing exciting sentences with capitals and exclamation marks Presentations 2, 3 and 4 'hand the task over' to the learners after the initial teaching is complete. Each presentation is comprehensive and asks the children to compose sentences or questions with pictorial clues. The learners can compose on mini whiteboards, on paper, on the sheets provided or as a 'cut and stick' activity. Each presentation offers 10 slides with 4 pictorial prompts on each slide. There are 40 sentence tasks for each presentation - 120 in all. The writing process is complex but these resources will encourage your learners’ early attempts at writing. I have included some thumbnails as part of the resource upload to show some of the activities. Enjoy! Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com/
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/
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.
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.
Traditional Tale PowerPoint & Writer's Craft
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Traditional Tale PowerPoint & Writer's Craft

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Traditional Tale Powerpoint Presentation- Initial ppt. used to familiarise children with initial passage and to explore several possible continuations. Provides questions for discussion & opportunities to discuss writer's style, choice of vocabulary and structure. 'Sentence Stems' scaffold the continuation task for pupils. Further questions can extend task for extension work.
Mental Maths Mini Whiteboard Tasks- Starters and Plenaries
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Mental Maths Mini Whiteboard Tasks- Starters and Plenaries

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A series of Mental Maths PowerPoint Presentations which can ideally be used as starter activities or plenaries. They focus mainly on numerical calculation within 100 and provide a 'quick fire' activity to promote mental recall. Children use mini whiteboards to record answers and each presentation provides answers which children can mark immediately as they proceed through the tasks. . Tasks include: adding, subtracting and fact families. There is an emphasis on presenting maths language in different forms like: add, count on, increase, plus, subtract, minus etc. There is no preparation required and the slides are easily edited to provide further practice.
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.
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.
List Poetry - My Magic Purse
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List Poetry - My Magic Purse

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This clear, concise and colourful presentation leads the learners step by step through the composition of a list poem based on a 'magic purse' 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 in class. 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. I have included the extension task for older learners on the latter part of the presentation . I have also provided pro formas for the children to use for their initial draft before they revise, edit and improve.
Developing Inferential Skills in Reading and Writing - Comprehension Passages and Story Starters
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Developing Inferential Skills in Reading and Writing - Comprehension Passages and Story Starters

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Two Packs included are intended to develop inferential skills in both reading and writing. Pack A - 'Read between the Lines' incorporates : 15 differentiated passages Literal and Inferential questions True/False and ‘Don’t Know’ statements to encourage close reading, skimming and scanning for details and reading for meaning. Pack B - 'Over to You!' incorporates: 18 differentiated story starts - opening passages ‘Openers’ word wall Prompts to encourage ‘quality ‘writing Writer’s craft editing sheet to encourage continuation of events, characters and setting. It is intended to provide writers with an initial start and to help develop a continuation of the writer's craft. Ideal as a ‘short burst’ writing task or can be used for more extended writing tasks. Would be delighted if you could leave feedback.
Minibeast Introduction  and Food Chains Pack
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Minibeast Introduction and Food Chains Pack

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I created these presentations/resources for my class as a series of cross curricular lessons on minibeasts. The resource bundle has simple and appealing presentations to introduce minibeasts and food chains. I have included tasks and active learning throughout the presentations. I feel that young learners benefit from clear and concise minibeast facts as many of the relevant non fiction texts are too difficult for early readers to access. The Butterfly Presentation includes: simple factual information about butterflies to read and discuss opportunities to build up important ‘butterfly’ vocabulary before writing ( mini whiteboard task) factual writing task with sentence stems a labelling task and life cycle sequencing task ‘butterfly’ poems to read, enjoy, discuss and perform simple ‘draw a butterfly’ task & alternative ‘cut and stick’ task The Spider presentation includes: simple factual information about spiders to read and discuss opportunities to build up important ‘spider’ vocabulary before writing (mini whiteboard task) factual writing task with sentence stems a labelling task ( spider’s body) ‘spider’ poems to read, enjoy, discuss and perform simple art lesson for a spider web The Minibeast Poetry presentation provides an opportunity for learners to compose a minibeast poem. It details the structure of the poem and has appealing graphics and suggestions to aid composition. In addition, there is a basic introduction to food chains with pupil tasks. Links are also provided throughout all the presentations to appropriate minibeast songs/stories that enhance and enrich the learners’ experience as well as active tasks/games e.g. complete the food chain. Finally, some more general resources are included on living & non-living things and a ‘roll a dice’ task (minibeast body parts) which would be an ideal starting point for very young learners. Would be delighted if you could leave feedback.