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Crooked Steeple Resources (SEND, MFL, Literacy, Other)

I am a SEND (special educational needs) specialist and produce resources for a range of subjects, age groups and needs, as well as resources and information for SEND professionals. I also specialised in teaching modern foreign languages, so have a range of resources aimed at MFL teachers, many of which are fully inclusive for students with SEND. More recently I have worked as a SEN teacher, autism outreach teacher, education writer and advisory teacher for a local authority.

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I am a SEND (special educational needs) specialist and produce resources for a range of subjects, age groups and needs, as well as resources and information for SEND professionals. I also specialised in teaching modern foreign languages, so have a range of resources aimed at MFL teachers, many of which are fully inclusive for students with SEND. More recently I have worked as a SEN teacher, autism outreach teacher, education writer and advisory teacher for a local authority.
Teaching Assistant's Survival Kit - BUMPER PACK OF USEFUL RESOURCES!

Teaching Assistant's Survival Kit - BUMPER PACK OF USEFUL RESOURCES!

This is the Teaching Assistant’s Survival Kit - a bumper bundle of resources and information useful for all teaching assistants, new and experienced, primary and secondary. This kit contains 21 different resources. Begin by reading the powerpoint ‘Teaching Assistant’s Survival Kit Overview and Instructions’ which outlines how to use each resource. Kit contains: Overview and Instructions Powerpoint. Task Management Boards Storyboards. Various Essay Planning Templates. Pupil Writing Checklist. Maths Mat or useful Maths facts. Ten Games to practise topic-specific and general vocabulary. Narrative bookmarks to aid reading comprehension. Times Tables fortune tellers - an activity pupils of all ages love. Working in a group powerpoint, discussion and poster - useful when delivering interventions or doing any group work. Plenary Dice - prompts to lead discussions about learning. Phonics / Visual letter recognition games - snap and pelmanism. Information booklet about how to support pre-reading skills. Information booklet about supporting reading skills. Information booklet about supporting spelling, punctuation and grammar. Learning Self-Audit Profile to support students’ independence. Blank wordsearch grid. Information Sheet and activity for students about revision and examination technique. Oral Presentations planning sheets and self-evaulations for students. Goal Setting Template to support students to work towards goals.
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'Supply Teacher's Survival Kit'  BUMPER BUNDLE OF RESOURCES

'Supply Teacher's Survival Kit' BUMPER BUNDLE OF RESOURCES

This is the Supply Teacher's Survival Kit - everything you need for supply work in both primary and secondary schools. Nineteen resources which can be used in all subjects and age groups! A great time saver and ensures you are prepared in those classrooms that lack resources or when no work has been left. Begin with the 'Instructions and Overview' powerpoint which explains all of the resources and how to use them. The Survival Kit includes: Instructions / overview of how to use each resource. Task management boards. Maths Mats. Times table fortune tellers. Plenary dice. Code Wheels. Ten Vocabulary Games. Blank Wordsearch Grid. Ten Teaching Activities. Group work presentation and poster. Plenary Question Cards. Peer feedback templates Oral presentation feedback templates. German Who wants to be a millionare? Quiz for covering MFL lessons. French powerpoint and quiz for covering MFL lessons. Writing checklist. Essay planning sheet. Storyboard templates. Teaching for neurodiversity information and checklist.
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SENCO Survival Kit - audits, checklists and booklets for staff (whole school approach to SEN)

SENCO Survival Kit - audits, checklists and booklets for staff (whole school approach to SEN)

This is a SENCO survival kit to help to implement a whole school approach to SEN. Included is: A staff SEND audit (along with descriptions) for you to audit your staff training needs and confidence in working with students with SEND. A quality first teaching SEND for you to use on learning walks / observations to identify good practice and areas for development. Two booklets for staff - one on supporting students with dyslexia / literacy difficulties, and one on supporting students with speech, language and communication needs. Focus is on quality first teaching in the mainstream classroom. A powerpoint about dyslexia to deliver to staff. A powerpoint about SLCN to deliver to staff. Suitable for primary, secondary and FE. The author is a senior advisory teacher, trainer and writer in the field of SLCN.
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Directions in German - game

Directions in German - game

Give each partner a different sheet. They have to ask questions and listen to the directions their partner gives to see if they can mark the places in the correct position on their map.
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Pets in French

Pets in French

Powerpoint introducing pets in French and including games. Enough for three or four lessons. Introduction of vocabulary, speaking activities, writing tasks, match ups, games, tests. Moves on to adding adjectives, giving opinions and writing longer paragraphs.
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Classroom strategies for supporting dyslexic students (Guide for mainstream teachers)

Classroom strategies for supporting dyslexic students (Guide for mainstream teachers)

This is a guide for mainstream teachers on how best to support students with dyslexia or similar literacy difficulties. It is a 6 page mini-guide in PDF format and relevant for teachers of students at KS2, 3, 4 and 5. All the strategies included are designed to be quick and easy to implement; they require no additional time or planning and require no previous knowledge of dyslexia. This guide can be copied and distributed among staff at your school or displayed in the staffroom. It is a useful resource to encourage all staff to consider their quality first teaching and to create inclusive classrooms. The author, Victoria Honeybourne, is a senior advisory teacher for speech, language and communication needs. She is a trainer and writer, having published several books on special educational needs. More mini-guides on a range of topics for teachers and parents coming soon...
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SEN Maths Millionaire Quiz on time concepts

SEN Maths Millionaire Quiz on time concepts

Millionaire quiz on basic time concepts (eg how many days in a week, how many seconds in a minute?) I designed this for use with a group of pupils with SEN who needed frequent revision of basic time concepts. Can be played as a whole class, as individuals or in teams. Great starter or plenary activity.
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Creating an invention to improve life of elderly people - SEN / ASDAN / PSHE / Citizenship

Creating an invention to improve life of elderly people - SEN / ASDAN / PSHE / Citizenship

Young Apprentice style competition for group work - enough to cover at least 6 lessons. First lesson is an introduction to some of the difficulties that elderly people face at home and in the community. Pupils then work in groups to design and make a protype for an invention which could help. Final lesson is when groups present their ideas and vote on the winning design. Originally used for a SEN group as an ASDAN challenge.
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Parts of the body in German

Parts of the body in German

Powerpoint introduing parts of the body in German including games and 'create a monster' - pupils work in pairs throwing dice and saying the German sentences, everytime they roll that number they have to draw that body part on their monster - gives some very interesting creatures!
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Staff CPD:  An introduction to speech, language and communication needs

Staff CPD: An introduction to speech, language and communication needs

This is a presentation for use in staff CPD sessions. There is a detailed introduction to what we mean by speech, language and communication needs, why this topic is important and how it affects students. Different area of SLCN are then highlighted including how to identify students in these areas and easy-to-implement classroom strategies to support these students as part of quality first teaching. Suitable for teachers and teaching assistants at KS1, 2, 3 and 4. Great as a whole-school initial training session or refresher session. The author is a senior advisory teacher, trainer and writer in the field of speech, language and communication needs.
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'Das Datum' German board game for speaking and listening

'Das Datum' German board game for speaking and listening

This is a board game for use in German lessons on the topic of dates / months / numbers. Pupils play in groups of two to four. Each group will need a board (print slide 3) and a dice (if none are available a template can be printed and assembled - provided in slide 4). Print the boards onto card or laminate to increase durability. Full instructions are provided. Players take it in turns to ask and answer the question ‘Der Wievielte ist heute?’. A help sheet is provided for those who require it. This game is great for speaking and listening skills, as well as practising numbers and dates.
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Group debate / discussion skills

Group debate / discussion skills

This is two or three lessons worth of work (depending on size of class). First lesson introduces what is meant by effective group discussion / debating skills. There is a group discussion task (cards attached) and links to several videos showing good and bad examples of discussion. Lesson two gives each small group chance to prepare for their own group debate (prompts included, discussing arguments / counter arguments etc). Then groups take part in their debate and prompts included for self- and peer-feedback. Originally used with an SEN class for their ASDAN course. Also relevant for speaking and listening skills, communication groups, debating groups.
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Hallo, wie geht's?

Hallo, wie geht's?

Powerpoint introducing various ways of greeting people in German and how to answer the question 'wie geht's?'. Includes listening exercise.
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SEN English Filling In A Form

SEN English Filling In A Form

Smartboard activity used with SEN clss on filling in a form - introduced words, adding our own visuals, then used it to play games such as hit the board and noughts and crosses to aid quickly recognising sight vocabulary.
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Game - types of TV programme

Game - types of TV programme

Quick team points game on types of television programme. Pupils give a sentence with the word in to get the points behind the logo e.g. Das ist eine Sportsendung.
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Millionnaire Quiz - Imperfect in German

Millionnaire Quiz - Imperfect in German

Millionaire quiz on the imperfect in German. Can be used as a whole class, in teams or as individuals. Teams / individuals could write answers down or use mini whiteboards. Great as a starter or plenary. Encourages discussion of how to form the imperfect and some exceptions to the usual rules. Designed for use with GCSE / A level classes.
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SPANISH Powerpoint introducing country names

SPANISH Powerpoint introducing country names

Powerpoint introducing country names in Spanish. Plenty of visuals and lots of opportunity for repetition and revision of vocabulary. Games and activities in the powerpoint, including the ever popular team 'points' game for naming countries - or double the points for a full sentence!
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