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Hello, I'm a Year 4 teacher currently on Maternity Leave with my first baby. My resources are for Reception-Year 4 from different teaching positions that I have held. My specialism and passion is English, and I especially love creating resources for popular children's fiction.

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Hello, I'm a Year 4 teacher currently on Maternity Leave with my first baby. My resources are for Reception-Year 4 from different teaching positions that I have held. My specialism and passion is English, and I especially love creating resources for popular children's fiction.
The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo with a 2014 Curriculum Grammar Focus
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The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo with a 2014 Curriculum Grammar Focus

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This unit of work covers 15 lessons following the story of The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. The downloads include the full planning with objectives taken from the 2014 curriculum for Year 4, and a task-setting Powerpoint for each week. This resource also includes the glossary, so please do not buy this separately as the slides are included in these files. The Powerpoint complements the book as the teacher reads through the pages, explaining the meaning of unfamiliar phrases as they go. The activities have a SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) focus, including lessons using prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs of time, cause and place. (Some plenaries in the planning make reference to GPS tests which were not created by me and so are not included.) Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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An 18-lesson unit of work (including two lessons to watch the film) on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis. My Year 4 class absolutely loved reading this book and I think these resources could be easily adapted for any KS2 class. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Tudors: Make Me a Monarch! (Persuasive Writing)
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Tudors: Make Me a Monarch! (Persuasive Writing)

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This lesson requires the pupils to fill in an application form to become a Tudor Monarch. The planning and task-setting powerpoint are included, and give examples of interests and skills of the monarchs, as well as a few instruments and sports of the time. I taught this lesson to a mixed 3/4 class during History, but after they had already looked at persuasive writing. This isn't essential, but there are a list of logical connectives for the more able children to use. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Charlotte's Web Planning
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Charlotte's Web Planning

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This is a 12-lesson unit plan of Charlotte's Web (including two lessons to watch and discuss the film) that I used with a mixed Y3/4 class. The children loved reading this story and we made woollen pom-pom spiders for our display board. The unit ends with the children writing their own friendship rescue story. I think this unit would be most suited to Years 2-4. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Persuasive writing lesson animal adoption
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Persuasive writing lesson animal adoption

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This worksheet is for the children to create a piece of persuasive writing to adopt an animal. Our topic was related to lions and so the children were encouraged to choose a wild cat after looking at a few animal adoption charity pages. However, any animal could be chosen. The planning is included but the powerpoint gives an example of an animal adoption charity page and explains the worksheet. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Classroom Behaviour Targets Template
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Classroom Behaviour Targets Template

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This is a template I used when I taught a mixed 3/4 class, but I think it would be suitable for any Primary year group. All of our target cards had to be yellow/gold, hence the colour scheme. Free to download, use and share. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Persuasive Writing: Ancient Greeks (Theseus and the Minotaur)
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Persuasive Writing: Ancient Greeks (Theseus and the Minotaur)

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A task-setting powerpoint to guide the children through writing persuasive letters to Theseus as either the King of Athens or Princess Ariadne. I used this with a mixed 3/4 class and the letters featured were written by some of the more able students. Includes features of a persuasive text and the planning with objectives from the 2014 Year 4 English Curriculum. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Zoo Discussion Text Lesson and Planning Frame
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Zoo Discussion Text Lesson and Planning Frame

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A very detailed planning frame for a discussion text on zoos. I used this to discuss ideas as a whole class and then gave to my lower ability children to help them choose sentences for their final piece. I used this for a Y4 class but I think it could be used for older children also. Differentiated plan for the lesson also included with objectives from the Year 4 English curriculum 2014. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Powerpoint and Plan
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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Powerpoint and Plan

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A short powerpoint to accompany each lesson in a unit of work for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. There are 18 lessons in total (including two to watch the film), which took me about 4 weeks to complete with my Year 4 class. The objectives in the planning come from the 2014 English curriculum for Year 4, but I think these lessons would be easily adaptable for any KS2 class. At the end of the unit the children will write their own short story. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade Credit: A number of the lesson ideas have come from fellow TES author sara2007. Most of the photos are from the Disney film. None of the illustrations are my own.
Ancient Greek Monster Masks and Temples
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Ancient Greek Monster Masks and Temples

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In our Art lessons when studying the Ancient Greeks, we made Greek temples using art straws on black paper and Greek masks using paper plates. These were the files I showed the children to inspire their ideas. The masks were based around the mythological creatures. The children loved making both. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Geography Endangered Animals
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Geography Endangered Animals

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This lesson explains why some animals are endangered, what this means and how to help. The 'Top-Trumps' style cards are for the children to use (with their research from computers and books) to draw and write about endangered animals of their choice. I cut the cards out ahead of the lesson and stuck as many as the children completed in thetime into their books. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade (This resource uses ideas and images from a resource by TES author ghfrdsa)
Recount Writing Roman Celt Boudicca Rebellion
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Recount Writing Roman Celt Boudicca Rebellion

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This powerpoint guides the children through writing a recount from the perspective of a Celt warrior. Some additional teaching may be required on the rebellion, although the BBC link is very helpful: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/rebellion/ This resource lists the features of a recount and provides a short example for text-marking opportunities. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Symmetry - Differentiated Patterns
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Symmetry - Differentiated Patterns

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I used these worksheets in Year 4 and the children moved through them at their own pace during the lesson starting with the first sheet. The third activity is quite difficult (two examples in the picture) so even the most able might need to start with the second sheet first. The last sheet is just blank for the children to fill in for each other in pairs if they've blasted through the other three! Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
James and The Giant Peach- Depicting emotions through actions
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James and The Giant Peach- Depicting emotions through actions

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This resource helps children to understand how the author uses actions to describe how a character is feeling. Using four short quotes from Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, children can draw a face depicting the feeling in the box and then think about how the character might move if they feel this way. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
George's Marvellous Medicine- Differentiated Worksheets
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George's Marvellous Medicine- Differentiated Worksheets

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This resource was used with my Year 2 class for them to describe the effects of their own magical medicine. I've included a loose plan so that the worksheets make more sense. The worksheet has been differentiated three ways. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Design Shop Front (From Blank)
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Design Shop Front (From Blank)

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This resource was originally used for a Key Stage 2 design after-school club, but could be used for older children also. There is space to design the shop windows, the signage, a shopping bag and also a sale tag. The pupils created their own shop 'brand' (most related to things they already like, such as sweets, Pokemon, Shopkins and Smiggle) and enjoyed having several attempts at creating the shop from their imaginations. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Design Technology Research and Design Project: Sandwich Boxes
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Design Technology Research and Design Project: Sandwich Boxes

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A four-lesson unit (although lesson 3 where the children create their boxes took two lessons!) to research, design, create and evaluate their sandwich boxes. The final box design itself is as the resource file picture shows, not triangular, but contains photographic steps for the children to follow. I used this lesson unit with a mixed Year 3/4 class (who got very into it), but have made these boxes with Year 5 before as well. This unit does not include actually making the sandwiches, but that could be included also. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
States of Matter Ice Melting investigation
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States of Matter Ice Melting investigation

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Science investigation to cover with the whole class. Starting with a concept cartoon, this powerpoint uses Scientific vocabulary such as independent and dependent variables. Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade
Year 4 2014 Curriculum Maths Objectives
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Year 4 2014 Curriculum Maths Objectives

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Maths objectives on a spreadsheet which I use to write in the weeks in which I'm covering them. Something I find very useful and hope you will too! Year 4 2014 Curriculum Maths Objectives Thanks for looking! Please have a peak at my other items for sale in my TES shop :) https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/HanMade