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Welcome to ClassBerry’s creative corner, songs, stories and lots more. Find me over on Facebook and Instagram to view my lastest projects.
Meerkat Mail | Talk for Writing|Activity Pack
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Meerkat Mail | Talk for Writing|Activity Pack

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Inspired by Pie Corbett’s initiative and one of his recommended texts, this resource has over 30 slides. Story maps, worksheets, planning for 10 activities and display ideas all included. Original activities that include creating your own missing persons (meerkat) report, your very own travel identity card and much more. Planning which can be used over 2 or 3 weeks depending on the needs of your class. The portal helps develop a story recount and the pack includes opportunities to write non-fiction reports and letters. POWERPOINT, WORD and KEYNOTE formats. There are 10 activities designed to be completed over several weeks but please adapt time length to suit the needs of your class. I teach Spanish children so we sometimes take longer to complete one activity. LETTER WRITING- POSTCARD TEMPLATE REPORT WRITING WRITING A MOTTO FOR YOUR CLASS FACT FILE STORY MAPS TRAVEL ID CARD SUITCASE TEMPLATE PORTAL STORY INCLUDED PLANS FOR 10 ACTIVITIES
Talk 4 Writing -There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
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Talk 4 Writing -There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

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A unit of work based on the fun and easy to learn song for young children. Inspired by Pie Corbett’s Talk 4 Writing initiative, there are fun craft activities to make and includes planning for 10 sessions to leave flexibility to take as long or as little time as needed for your individual class. Resources Include: Mind mapping and and overview of lesson ideas. Fact file worksheet Stencils for mobile making food chain sea animals. Snail Poem Comic strip template Cube nets to use to add own creatures in the innovation stages. Narrative portal story about a shark. A word document that includes the lyrics in text format to be used to support class learning in the imitation stages.
Knowledge, Skills and Understanding chart
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Knowledge, Skills and Understanding chart

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This learning chart is to help the pupils identify whether they are learning a new fact, skill or developing their understanding at the start of a new topic/lesson. It can be edited and added to as the topic progresses. Actions could be given to help children remember the learning , such as thumbs up for knowledge, building block hands for skills and tapping the head for understanding. The chart is to be used during the teacher input and enlarged to be displayed throughout the topic. Objectives from the topic can be added and used as a reference for assessment. Included A power point blank grid to edit An example from the circus topic
Plan a Whole School Art and Book Week
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Plan a Whole School Art and Book Week

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Ideas and plans to create your own Art and Book week in primary with a natural theme of ‘Into the Woods’. Each class is allocated a text to base activities upon. A weekly plan that includes ideas and a suggested timetable, notes for teachers and risk assessment included. This resource is the art activities for the Book week, to find further details about the literacy plans see the new TES shop ClassGems literacy planning for this week.
FREE STORY MAP| Meerkat Mail
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FREE STORY MAP| Meerkat Mail

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FREE story map worksheet based on the story Meerkat Mail. Original drawings with space for children to add their own drawings and words to support a recount of the story.
Money Maze Challenge Adding/subtracting 10’s and 1’s
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Money Maze Challenge Adding/subtracting 10’s and 1’s

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Objectives: KS1 Maths, Year 2 and adapted for Year 1. Add numbers using concrete objects and pictorial representations, e.g. number squares, to add 1- and 2-digit numbers. Add/subtract mentally two 2-digit numbers by counting on in 10s and 1s. Recognise and use symbols for pence (p) and use coins to solve simple problems involving addition and subtraction. Targets: I can add and subtract 10’s and 1p coins. I can find totals using coins up to 100. Year 1 Adding 1 more/1 less Finding totals up to 20. Notes for teachers Children can complete the challenge individually or in pairs. Timing the activity helps keep the children focused, keep the totals a secret until the ‘big reveal’ to add competition. Ideally it would be good if the children use real 10p and 1p coins. Included: Prerequisite activity, adding tens only grid. Blank grid maze with coloured paths to laminate and you can add your own numbers depending on your Year group. Purse print out.
KS1 Writing Assessment and Skill Progression with special reference to EAL students
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KS1 Writing Assessment and Skill Progression with special reference to EAL students

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NOTES FOR TEACHERS 8 stages of writing progress that tracks written skills in fiction, including phonics, vocabulary, grammar, composition, handwriting and punctuation. It can be used to track progress for children learning English as a foreign language or with some small adjustments for all pupils in KS1. A bank of skills which can also be used as targets for the next steps in their learning. Written after the end of National Curriculum levels to form part of our new progress and assessment in school. We decided to focus on tracking fiction as non-fiction wasn’t able to reflect the range of skills we felt we needed to track. If you would like the second part of this progression tracker you can find the KS2 development over on TES shop ClassGems.
KS1 Jungle theme Summer Show/Assembly with songs and activity pack included!
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KS1 Jungle theme Summer Show/Assembly with songs and activity pack included!

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No more looking for songs to match your show/assembly, the songs have been written for you! Gordon’s Jungle Grumble is an original play script and songs written for children aged between 5-7 years, it is specifically adapted for children learning English as an additional language. Perfect for an assembly or summer show it comes with 6 original songs as backing tracks and teachers guidance on stage ideas and costumes. The songs are easy for any teacher to teach and class to learn quickly. Backing tracks included and only available with this download. A unique and fun story that has everything you need to organise a class/Key Stage performance. What you will get with this download: 1 An original, fun story script of over 1000 words written by a KS1 teacher and tried and tested with children aged 5-7 years. 2 Child friendly songs available exclusively as backing tracks with links to Youtube videos containing lyrics. 3 A powerpoint with all the lyrics to download. 4 Class activity worksheets linked to the story. 5 Teacher guidance on ideas for dances and stage design. NB The videos containing lyrics for the songs can also be found on ClassBerry's Youtube channel. However the backing tracks can only be found on this download. You will need a MP3 compatible player on your computer to listen to the backing tracks and follow along with the words at Class Berry... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyoZkqvUezw5EAOiZTpZOcw
Story boards and maps for KS1
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Story boards and maps for KS1

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Differentiated worksheets for KS1 to support children to map and plan their stories. Uploaded as on keynote and powerpoint with jpegs so you can access on all devices. 6 different worksheets to choose from.
Treasure Map Cordinates Game KS1
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Treasure Map Cordinates Game KS1

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Included in the pirate show download this is a game board for KS1 to help children learn coordinates in a fun way. Similar rules to the style of ‘battle ships’ children have to hide coins (counters) by selecting squares by identifying the corresponding coordinates and locate their partners hidden treasure by calling out coordinates. This game can be laminated and enjoyed over and over as an independent activity. An original illustration in full colour. Comes with teacher notes as a word document. https://youtu.be/A3rn4daxlNM https://youtu.be/A3rn4daxlNM
The Lighthouse Keeper Displays
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The Lighthouse Keeper Displays

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I never get bored of telling this story to children, I just love the way they enjoy the naughty seagulls stealing his lunch. It's also one of my favourite displays to create with blues of the sea and contrast of the Lighthouse. There's so many literacy opportunities- speech bubbles, instructional writing, descriptive writing, the list goes on...
The video was created for our Spanish students to give them an opportunity to listen to English over the summer holidays, however it can also be used as a starter for your class to create their own 'surprise' sandwich... My favourite food worksheet included.
Bossy Butterfly Show for End of Year/Assembly
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Bossy Butterfly Show for End of Year/Assembly

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Original Garden and Insect Inspired Show/Assembly NEW UPDATED RHYME VERSION THE RHYME VERSION HAS LARGE SECTIONS THAT CAN BE SAID IN PAIRS. NEW SONGS SUGGESTED FROM OTHER SOURCES TOO IF YOU PREFER LONGER VERSIONS. Everything you need from the songs to the script to put on a super Early Years performance. No more searching for hours for child friendly songs, here you will find songs that are simple and match your story and characters. Easy and quick to learn for young children, the show has speaking parts for a class of 30. The songs are available to listen to for free via https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyoZkqvUezw5EAOiZTpZOcw Included in this download… Script about a Bossy Butterfly who learns how to share. 5 Instrumental songs Mp3’s as backing tracks. Power point including all the lyrics and illustrations. Go to my youtube channel to get a preview of the songs… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyoZkqvUezw5EAOiZTpZOcw All classberry songs and illustrations are copyright of Dawn Sheridan for ClassBerry and are not to be reproduced or adapted for resale
Non-fiction Australian Animals Display
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Non-fiction Australian Animals Display

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As part of the class topic ‘IPC A to B’ in KS1 we studied places near and far. The children created information booklets about the animals that live in Australia and we tried to create their habitat environment influenced by the outback representations through aboriginal artwork. This became the backdrop for the display. Thanks to Sparklebox for the Animal printouts (booklet covers) this display can be easily recreated. To recreate the display… Boarder- Strips of card coloured using wax crayons looking at the aboriginal artist De Young https://deyoung.famsf.org/blog/tags/tags/aboriginal-art MAIN DISPLAY BACKGROUND Cut a large piece of brown, orange or yellow paper. Sketch out a pattern buy taking your pencil from one end of the paper to the other in a wave line. Fill in with lines and circles as above and painting using poster paint. For the title a really good website called instant display.com www.instantdisplay.com has aboriginal patterned display text, this one the children coloured.
Fun Pirate Show/Assembly for KS1 Includes Activities and Original Songs
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Fun Pirate Show/Assembly for KS1 Includes Activities and Original Songs

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This is an introductory priceNOW INCLUDES UPDATED RHYMING VERSION SCRIPT! Everything you need from the songs to the script to put on a super Early Years performance. No more searching for songs that are simple and match your script story or characters. Easy and quick to learn for young children this pack includes curriculum activities for maths (coordinates) and English (adjectives) The show has speaking parts for all the class. Power points and teacher notes for costumes and some dances. Be thee ready to go hunting for treasure? Using an old treasure map the pirates have to overcome sea monsters and skeletons along the way. All the songs that accompany the show are designed and written specifically to be learned with ease and speed to accommodate a busy school schedule and children learning English as a foreign language. You will get with this download- Original backing tracks A power point including all the lyrics and artwork. A maths game activity and treasure map for learning coordinates. Design your own sea monster worksheet. A Pirate show with speaking parts for a whole class. This download has all the tracks as MP3 backing tracks without the lyrics. Follow the the lyrics on Youtube at Classberry.