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Welcome to my store and thanks for stopping by! I've been teaching in out-of-school settings for over 15 years. From helping children understand wriggling pythons as a zoo education officer (dream job!), to using historical objects as keys to unlock our past, my teaching experience has been far from typical. I'm currently a schools manager for a museum and art gallery, working with hundreds of children of all ages each year.

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Welcome to my store and thanks for stopping by! I've been teaching in out-of-school settings for over 15 years. From helping children understand wriggling pythons as a zoo education officer (dream job!), to using historical objects as keys to unlock our past, my teaching experience has been far from typical. I'm currently a schools manager for a museum and art gallery, working with hundreds of children of all ages each year.
Food chains foldout activity KS1 science (rainforest, ocean, woodland)
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Food chains foldout activity KS1 science (rainforest, ocean, woodland)

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Want a fun and engaging way to teach food chains? This science craft activity will allow younger pupils to construct their own food chains for 3 different habitats - a woodland, ocean/sea and a rainforest. For each habitat, there are 4 options included: Colour the pre-designed template, with animals and plants already included and fold. Colour the food chain, sequence the animals/plants to show who eats who, glue them onto the template, cut and fold. Pupils draw their own food chain on a black and white template, cut and fold. Pupils draw their own food chain on a pre-coloured template, cut and fold. Once folded, pupils can hide their food chain by bringing the 2 halves of the template together, then gently pull apart to reveal the inside. There is minimal prep required. Print the designs you plan to use on A4 sized paper or card. Pupils need coloured pencils and scissors. One template in each habitat set requires glue. Instructions for how to fold are included (you may wish to make an example beforehand for those who might find folding tricky). This resource is 17 pages long and contains a version for both UK and US buyers.
Sunflower life cycle foldout activity
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Sunflower life cycle foldout activity

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Re-cap the stages of a sunflower’s life cycle with this fun folding craft. Print the black and white template onto A4 paper or card for pupils to colour and cut out. This activity could be used to support a lesson on seasonal change, plants, growth, summer/autumn or life cycles. The finished foldout makes a great interactive addition to science books! There a 5 similar templates so you can choose one to be suit your children’s needs. Simple instructions with pictures are provided to help with folding. Once complete, the 2 halves of the sunflower are brought together, then gently pulled apart to reveal the life cycle stages inside. A colour version of the foldable is also provided if required (e.g. to make a quick example before you do the activity with pupils). This resource is an 9 page PDF and is not editable. US and UK version included.
New Year reflections and goals activity 2022
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New Year reflections and goals activity 2022

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Happy new year! Welcome in 2022 by encouraging your pupils to think about their past year reflections and upcoming goals. A great way to start January with positivity and a good mindset. This resource contains the following: A PDF template (with pre-written prompts) and folding instructions. The template is included with and without an external rectangle outline. A PowerPoint file with blank templates to write your own prompts for students. These can then be printed on paper or card for students. A Google Slides link (in the PDF) with blank templates to write your own prompts for pupils. As above, this can then be printed for students to use. The prompts on the pre-written template are: My favorite memory of 2021 is… When I reflect on 2021, I’m proud of… Someone who made me smile in 2021 was… Something I’d like to learn in 2022 is… My 2022 goal at home is… My 2022 goal at school is… The month I’m most looking forward to in 2022 is… Something I can do for others in 2022 is… Pupils colour their template, write their responses in the blank spaces, cut and fold. US and UK spelling and paper size included.
Life cycle of a frog foldable sequencing activity
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Life cycle of a frog foldable sequencing activity

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Review the stages of a frog’s life cycle with this foldable activity. This cut and paste PDF printable is differentiated, with options for both matching and sequencing the life cycle of a frog. The finished foldout mini-books are ideal for sticking into an interactive science notebook and are a bit different from a standard worksheet. Use to support a lesson on pond life, amphibians, life cycles, frogs, or spring. This PDF resource contains 5 different templates so that you can differentiate the activity if needed: Four-part life cycle to colour, cut, sequence the word labels, glue and fold. Four-part life cycle to colour, cut, sequence the description labels, glue and fold. Four-part life cycle to colour, cut, sequence the labels (descriptions and pictures), glue and fold. Six-part life cycle to colour, cut, sequence the word labels, glue and fold. Six-part life cycle to colour, cut, sequence the description labels, glue and fold. Instructions and pictures showing how to fold are included. Some children may need extra support with folding. US and UK paper sizes and spelling are included.
Rocks Classroom Display Pack KS2
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Rocks Classroom Display Pack KS2

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Introduce a rocks topic to your class with these bright and colourful display materials. This display pack includes: 8 rock example photos (granite, chalk, sandstone, flint, marble, pumice, limestone, slate). This is a pdf file. Select ‘shrink to fit’ when printing if the images are cut off by the printer. 3 rock type description cards (sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, igneous rock). Pdf cut-out letters with rock design for display title - R, O, C, K, S Rock Cycle Poster. This pdf can be printed actual size (A3) or shrink to fit (A4) Rocks frame for additions to your display - This is a Microsoft Word file. Type your text into the frame, print and trim.
Minibeasts Micro-habitats Activity KS1
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Minibeasts Micro-habitats Activity KS1

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An activity where children arrange minibeasts into the garden micro-habitats they would live in. This resource includes: A3 garden print out with microhabitat labels A3 garden print out without labels (micro-habitat labels for children to add included as a separate A4 PDF) 13 garden minibeasts in full colour on A4 sheet Minibeast identification sheet Guidance notes on how the resource could be used, including follow up questions to explore together.
How a fossil is formed folding craft KS2
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How a fossil is formed folding craft KS2

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Teach the stages of fossilisation with this folding ammonite craft. Ammonites were pre-historic sea creatures with tentacles and a spiral shell. Their fossils can be found all over the world in many different types of sedimentary rock! There are 4 similar templates to choose from for this foldable: Colour the images, cut out and fold Colour the images, cut out the words and sequence them, glue the words in place, cut and fold. Colour the images, cut out the words and pictures, sequence, glue, cut and fold. Larger version of template 3 (over 2 pages). When closed, you’ll just see the large fossil ammonite but when opened, the fossilisation process will be revealed! You can see a finished example on my Facebook page here. Instructions for pupils are provided (including a picture showing how to fold) as well as some questions for a whole class discussion. Some suggested answers are provided for this. This activity is suitable for lower KS2. US and UK versions are included. Please note this resource is not editable.
Materials Classroom Display Pack KS1
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Materials Classroom Display Pack KS1

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Introduce the topic of materials to your class with this colourful and engaging pack of display materials. This resource includes: Title lettering (MATERIALS). Each letter is presented on an A4 page, to be cut and mounted. 9 A4, full colour posters showing examples of everyday materials (glass, wood, metal, fabric, wool, plastic, ceramic, leather and paper). 9 descriptive words to add to your display if required (presented 3 to a page, to be cut out and mounted) 5 A4 posters with simple questions about the use of materials (e.g. Which material would be best for a superhero’s cape?).
Life cycle of a bean plant foldout science activity
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Life cycle of a bean plant foldout science activity

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A fun foldable craft for exploring the life cycle stages of a bean plant. A great follow up activity after growing your own beans or to support a life cycles, plants, growth or seasonal changes topic. The finished foldables can be glued into science books. There are 5 similar templates so you can select the one that best suits your needs: Pupils colour, cut and fold their template. The words used are seed (germinating), sprout, seedling, mature plant, flowers and seed pod. Similar to template 1 but with a straight cutting edge. Pupils colour their template, cut out the life cycle words, glue them in order onto the template, cut and fold. Pupils colour their template, cut out the life stages, glue them in order onto the template, cut and fold. Larger version. Similar to template 4 but over 2 pages. Instructions are provided as well as a folding guide. There is also a full colour version of template 1 should you wish to make a quick example to show your children. This is a 10 page PDF. The pictures and text are not editable. UK and US version included.
Fossil Identification Activity KS2
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Fossil Identification Activity KS2

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Your class can become palaeontologists! This activity consists of 15 full colour photos of different fossils with labels to match (pictures can be printed with or without a background). Fossils include ammonites, a mosasaur tooth, megalodon tooth, shells, coral and a plesiosaur backbone. There are 2 sets of labels to choose from (1 set requiring some internet research, the other more descriptive to allow pupils to try to identify without needing to go online). There are instructions and answers included.
Microhabitat foldable activity KS1
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Microhabitat foldable activity KS1

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A fun, foldable activity for KS1 pupils, designed to get them thinking about smaller habitats (micro-habitats) and the animals that live there. An engaging alternative to a standard worksheet, this printable resource is particularly appropriate for year 2 science. It could be used to support a lesson on microhabitats, minibeasts, or habitats. This resource is an 8-page PDF. It looks at 3 micro-habitat examples; a rock pool, under leaves, and a flower bed. There are 2 templates for each microhabitat so children can either colour the animals already included or research and draw their own. Once they have colored a template, they can cut it out and fold using the instructions provided. Some children may need assistance with this part and it’s a good idea to have a pre-made example. Once folded, they can then ‘hide’ the animals away by closing the template, and then pull it gently apart to reveal what’s inside. US and UK paper sizes included. Please not that this is not an editable resource.
Apple life cycle foldable sequencing activity
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Apple life cycle foldable sequencing activity

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Explore the stages of an apple tree’s life cycle with this differentiated foldable sequencing activity. This printable PDF resource is a fun alternative to a worksheet for KS1 pupils. Children sequence the life cycle stages on their foldout from an apple seed, to sapling, tree, bud, blossom, and fruit. They then cut out the template and fold it. They’ll LOVE opening their foldout to reveal the sequence of the life cycle stages inside! Use this activity to support a lesson on plant life cycles, autumn, harvest, growth, or trees. There are 3 black and white template options to choose from: Colour the apple life cycle stages, cut out and sequence the life cycle stage words, glue and, fold. Colour the life cycle stages, sequence the stages (pictures with words), glue, and fold. Colour the life cycle stages and apple halves, sequence the stages (either with simple words, or with descriptions), glue, and fold. Instructions for students are included, as well as US and UK paper sizes. This resource also contains a printable set of life cycle cards to sequence (6 to a page, colour and black and white options).
Healthy eating printables
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Healthy eating printables

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Teaching children about healthy eating is vital for their physical and mental wellbeing. This set of 3 printables is designed to be used to support a healthy eating/myself topic at key stage 1. My one day food diary This activity sheet is designed for children to keep a record of everything they eat in a day. Once complete, they cut out the template and fold to create a mouth that closes, then opens to reveal their food diary inside. Keeping my mouth healthy This activity sheet uses the same design as above. Use as an opportunity to discuss good oral health. Children colour and cut the template, then fold to create a mouth. Healthy food choices worksheet Children identify which foods we should eat most, some and least of. This includes a version for vegetarians and for vegans. Please note, these worksheets are not editable. US and UK versions are included.
French Christmas cards to print and colour
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French Christmas cards to print and colour

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Joyeux Noël! These cute French Christmas card templates are ready to print on A4 card. Colour, fold and add a personal Christmas greeting inside. There are 6 designs in this set. There’s also an English set available here
Fill a cup with kindness activity
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Fill a cup with kindness activity

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Set your class a 7-day kindness challenge with this cup of kindness activity. This activity is a fun addition to a kindness week, month, or lesson, and will get your pupils thinking about why kindness is important, and how to show it to others. The activity Print a kindness cup template for each child. Each stripe on their cup represents a day of the week. For each of the next 7 days, they will try to complete an act of kindness. For each one, they can colour in a stripe on their cup (starting at the bottom), and write what they did. By the end of the week, they will have a rainbow-striped cup of kindness, ideal for creating a whole class display. In addition to the activity template, this resource includes: Teacher notes 2 optional worksheet printables for children to complete before and after the challenge Colour and black and white award certificates for children on completion of the challenge (optional). Both UK and US paper sizes are included.
Unusual life cycles PowerPoint KS2
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Unusual life cycles PowerPoint KS2

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Explore the features some of the more unusual life cycles in the animal world. From frogs whose tadpoles hatch in their stomachs, to fish that change sex and egg-laying mammals, this PowerPoint is full of interesting facts about lesser know life cycles. The PowerPoint is 30 slides and this resource also includes a PDF of the presentation for home/distance learning or for those without PowerPoint (although a video of a case moth doesn’t play on the PDF). It begins by reminding students of some familiar life histories, before moving on to describe some that are a bit different! Please note, the text and images in this presentation are not editable. For other KS2 life cycle PowerPoint, take a look at these other resources: Ladybird life cycle Butterfly life cycle Dragonfly life cycle Flamingo life cycle
Florence Nightingale sequencing activity KS1
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Florence Nightingale sequencing activity KS1

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Florence Nightingale was a British nurse who lived from 1820-1910. Explore the key parts of her life with this ordering activity. Children arrange the pictures and sentences to show the sequence of the events. This resource is a 4 page pdf. Page 1 - 6 colour pictures of events in Florence Nightingale’s life (not in order) to print and laminate. Page 2 - 6 pictures of Florence’s life for pupils to colour, cut out and order. Page 3 - 6 sentences about Florence’s life for pupils to cut out. They are numbered and in order (2 sets to a page to save printing). Page 4 - The same 6 sentences as above but without numbers and out of order. You can choose which set to use. This activity links to ‘the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements’ in the history curriculum at KS1. Buy the bundle and SAVE! Florence Nightingale activity and display posters
FREE Ending blends PowerPoint memory matching game | mp | pumpkin pairs
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FREE Ending blends PowerPoint memory matching game | mp | pumpkin pairs

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Practice ending blends with this pumpkin themed digital memory game. This PowerPoint pairs activity covers the end blend -mp. The animated blinking pumpkins add extra fun! This resource could be used all year round but is particularly suitable for fall/autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving. If you enjoy playing this game with your students, you can find the larger version with additional blends here. This game is a sample of a larger resource covering 10 additional blends. You can find it here. How to play This game will only work in PowerPoint (it is not compatible with Google Slides). Students choose 2 numbered pumpkins to turn over. They try and match a word and picture. Once a pair have been matched, it can be left uncovered whilst they search for the others. Each pumpkin patch has 7 matches to find. The words included are: chimp lamp hump ramp stump stamp jump
Identify the sweets dichotomous key
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Identify the sweets dichotomous key

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Help your students practice their classification skills with this free candy dichotomous key activity. For this activity, students will identify the flavors of 9 different sweets using observable features of the wrappers. What’s included: Mystery sweets sheet (with and without spaces for the answers) The dichotomous key with couplets Answer sheet This is an activity that can be used all year round, or tie into a candy-heavy holiday like Valentine’s Day, Halloween or Christmas. A US and UK version is included.
French Valentines colour by numbers (French colours)
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French Valentines colour by numbers (French colours)

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A French Valentines themed colour by numbers. 9 colours are needed to complete the picture (vert, rouge, bleu, noir, gris, jaune, rose, marron, violet). This is a 1 page pdf file (2 of the same picture per page to print and cut in half).