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I am a head of English who has been teaching for 9 years in middle school and Primary. For the last 5 years, I have also been a year 5 and year 3 class teacher. I have been a TES contributor for a while, with free and premium resources and I always upload resources that I have used successfully in my own teaching. I hope you might find them useful too!

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I am a head of English who has been teaching for 9 years in middle school and Primary. For the last 5 years, I have also been a year 5 and year 3 class teacher. I have been a TES contributor for a while, with free and premium resources and I always upload resources that I have used successfully in my own teaching. I hope you might find them useful too!
KS2 English: Sentence builder game to develop sentence structure
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KS2 English: Sentence builder game to develop sentence structure

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This is a board game to support KS2 pupils to develop the structure of their sentences. As pupils role the die and move around the board, they must edit their sentences in different ways, according to the instructions on the square they have landed on. Changes include adding conjunctions, building complex sentences, experimenting with relative clauses and adding description with adverbial phrases and expanded noun phrases, Pupils can be independent players, or work together in pairs. The ppt includes an instruction card and a game board which can be enlarged and laminated.
Year 5 Spelling resources
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Year 5 Spelling resources

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I have built up this Power Point file with information, interactive whiteboard activities and templates for games (such as Connect 4) for teaching spelling with my year 5 class. The slides and activities correspond with year 5 spellng objectives. I hope others may find this a useful resource.
Stage 1 (Year 1) Writing: End of Year Expectations
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Stage 1 (Year 1) Writing: End of Year Expectations

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I made this document to support year 1 teachers to plan focused, purposeful learning challenges for teaching and assessing Writing in their English lessons. It can be used as a long term plan as it shows all of the end of year expectations for Composition, SPAG and handwriting that pupils need to work towards achieving during the year. The document could also be used as a target sheet for pupils to stick into their books in order to track their progress in writing. The columns on the right can be used by teachers to record 3 dates on which the objectives have been achieved.
KS2 English:  Improving sentence structure
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KS2 English: Improving sentence structure

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This is a bundle of games and activities to support children to experiment with their sentence structure and develop their confidence with SPAG vocabulary. It includes two board games to develop detailed sentences and experiment with clauses, differentiated activities for writing with conjunctions and activities to build understanding of adverbial phrases. I hope they will be a fun way for children to build key elements of grammar into their sentences.
Commonwealth dominoes
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Commonwealth dominoes

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During our Commonwealth topic this term, the children have been finding out about different continents by sorting and ordering these domino cards, before using them to collect research about commonwealth countries within the continents. The ppt contains slides for Oceania, Europe and Africa so far, but I will add sets for the other continents as we study them!
Poetic techniques connect 4
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Poetic techniques connect 4

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This powerpoint contains all the resources needed to make a game of Poetry Connect 4. The first grid is a game mat with examples of poetic devices, similies, metaphors, personification and alliteration, and the second is the cards. We play in 4s (2 vs. 2), with pupils trying to cover 4 squares in a row by identifying the technique used. I have used this resource in years 5, 6 and 7, and it really helps pupils to remember the techniques!
KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!
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KS2 Measuring: Making George's marvellous medicine for Grandma!

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This is a differentiated measuring activity which I used for my mixed ability year 5 class, but could be adapted for any KS2 Maths group. I used it as part of World Book Day and it gave pupils a practical opportunity to practice their measuring and converting skills! A range of equipment (ingredients!) is needed, but it is worth it! LA = Orange (following instructions and reading scales to measure) MA = Yellow/ Purple (pupils also need their addition, subtraction and halving skills) HA = Blue/ Green (pupils also need to convert between ML and L)
KS2/ KS3 Persuasion and advertising: group task to design and promote a new chocolate product
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KS2/ KS3 Persuasion and advertising: group task to design and promote a new chocolate product

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These slides are task cards to brief and instruct groups to design and market a new chocolate product for a fictional company: Thornbury's. Pupils will need to work together to create the packaging for their product, a promotional billboard advert and a persuasive press release. They also need to plan a professional presentation of their ideas. I gave groups a week to prepare and their results were fantastic! They were fully engaged and their presentations were very impressive: some groups arrived with leaflets and stickers to give out, boxes for their products (exhibiting their Maths skills) and even samples to taste! I used this with year 7 pupils, but it would be fantastic revision of non- fiction text types for year 5 and 6 too!
Blank weekly planning template for Guided Reading
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Blank weekly planning template for Guided Reading

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This is a blank, adaptable template for a week's Guided Reading. My class were grouped by ability and their activities were rotated each day: Adult- led reading Teacher - led reading Reciprocal reading (a group activity where pupils would read and discuss a shared text, taking on different roles) Paired reading. The plan could be used or adapted for any KS2 group.
Year 5 Literacy: Instructions for an astronaut
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Year 5 Literacy: Instructions for an astronaut

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These week plans were created for a mixed ability year 5 class, whose topic was Space. Their written outcome is an instructional manual for an astronaut. The PowerPoint includes the slides I used with the children, as well as grammar and group activities and task cards for differentiated writing activities.
Key Stage 2 Maths: The Properties of 2D and 3D Shapes
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Key Stage 2 Maths: The Properties of 2D and 3D Shapes

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This Powerpoint includes step by step learning challenges and task cards to support children's understanding of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Tasks include games, drawing activities, practical shape investigations and challenges. Slides can be scaled down to A5 (or printed 2 to a page) and then stuck into children's Maths books to give them clear instructions. I used these resources to support and challenge my MA/LA Year 5 Maths class, but they could be used or adapted for any Key Stage 2 Maths group.
Key Stage 2 Maths: Shape and Measures Pack
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Key Stage 2 Maths: Shape and Measures Pack

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This pack includes task cards and resources to support children to understand the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, different types of angles and measurement, including units of measurement and key skills required to measure lines, shapes and angles. The George's Marvellous Medicine resource is a practical activity to encourage children to work together and have fun with measuring. I have used these resources with Year 5, but they could be adapted for any Key Stage 2 Maths group.
Year 5 Narrative writing: Story openings for a Harry Potter adventure
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Year 5 Narrative writing: Story openings for a Harry Potter adventure

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This is a scheme of work for a two week Literacy unit about narrative writing. Our Creativity topic was Harry Potter and after learning about opening descriptions, character descriptions and scripting detailed dialogue, pupils wrote their own opening chapters for a Harry Potter adventure. I used these plans with my HA year 5 pupils, but the unit could be differentiated or adapted for any KS2 class.
Key Stage 2 English: Sentence Switch Up game to develop sentence description
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Key Stage 2 English: Sentence Switch Up game to develop sentence description

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This is a simple board game to support KS2 pupils to develop the detail in their sentences. As pupils role the die and move around the board, they must edit their sentences in different ways, according to the instructions on the square they have landed on. Changes include adding adverbs, choosing more exciting verbs and creating expanded noun phrases with adjectives. Pupils can be independent players, or work together in pairs. The ppt includes an instruction card and a game board which can be enlarged and laminated.
KS2 Key features of instructions: text analysis activity for HA and MA.
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KS2 Key features of instructions: text analysis activity for HA and MA.

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These are resources for a group carousel activity for analysing and comparing a range of instructional texts. Each group focuses on a particular key feature as they move around the room to study and evaluate a range of examples and they can then present their findings to the class. The PowerPoint includes task cards for each group that explain their 'expert area' to focus on and these have been tailored and colour- coded to suit different reading ability groups from 1- 5 (5 being the most able). Areas include: text layout, use of images, clarity of instructions, use of verbs and descriptive detail. The PowerPoint also includes recording sheets for groups to use. They will need to complete their coloured sections as they discuss each text. At the end of the activity, when all sections are filled in, this will give a complete analysis of each instructional text that groups can refer to (in their books or on the working wall). The resources can be used with any sets of instructional texts: over the years, I have used these to study instructions for Viking longboat models and recipes for Bengali food with MA and HA ability pupils in Year 5.
KS2 English: Identifying and using adverbial phrases to build descriptive detail
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KS2 English: Identifying and using adverbial phrases to build descriptive detail

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This PowerPoint includes definitions and examples of the different types of adverbial phrases, as well as Grammar and writing activities to consolidate children's understanding and encourage them to use adverbial phrases to build and up-level detail in their description. The activities have been split into two sessions - 1) understanding and identifying adverbial phrases and 2) using the different types of adverbial phrases to build sentences and to up-level description - but they can be used for an extended lesson. Each writing activity includes answers or modelled examples to use. I used these resources with an HA group in year 5 who were writing a setting description of a factory during the Industrial Revolution, but they could be used for writing and up- levelling any narrative description and for any KS2 or lower KS3 group.
Primary classroom display pack for the new school year
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Primary classroom display pack for the new school year

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This PowerPoint includes: Seating plan templates, Display posters for Literacy and reading areas (including a range of non- fiction text types and poetic terms), Posters with assessment targets for Reading, Writing and Maths, Editable tray labels, Tables to record monitors and table points, Classroom rules for behaviour, Display posters and skills tips for an ICT/ Computing area Prompt cards with useful websites to support Maths, Reading and Spelling I have been using it and building it up over a few years now and I hope you find it useful too.
Text detectives: AF question cards for guided reading
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Text detectives: AF question cards for guided reading

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This is a set of KS2 Literacy AF reading question cards that I have in laminated packs on each of my year 5 tables for pupils to use in Guided reading sessions. They can be used by a TA as prompts to support their questioning of children as they read a shared text, but I often ask the children to use a selected card to ask each other questions.
Class checklists for the new year
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Class checklists for the new year

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This resource includes checklists for Literacy/ topic homework, Maths homework, PE kits and weekly reading. My TA and I will be using them this year to keep records for our new class. They are editable and can be adapted for any class/ year group/ checklist.