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Resources include: grammar teaching, reading materials, independent activities, English units of work and much more. I am always trying to create new and exciting things for the children I teach and will share as much as I can with you. Some things are specific for my school and/or class but I will make each item editable so you can adapt it to your needs. Thank you in advance for purchasing my resources and I hope they help you in your teaching.

Resources include: grammar teaching, reading materials, independent activities, English units of work and much more. I am always trying to create new and exciting things for the children I teach and will share as much as I can with you. Some things are specific for my school and/or class but I will make each item editable so you can adapt it to your needs. Thank you in advance for purchasing my resources and I hope they help you in your teaching.
Character Description Unit
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Character Description Unit

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A whole unit of work based on The Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. The children will write a character description using either the boy or Om as the base. We called the boy ‘Peter’ after my reading Panda, Peter Panda. The children I have taught at my school SJA have been really engaged in the learning which lasts approximately 3 weeks (15 teaching sessions). All objectives come from the English National Curriculum for Year 3/ Lower Key Stage 2. Resource includes: Lessson PowerPoint with learning objectives, Grammar Geek (How to use this is below), lesson activities and planning. All resources are editable. How to use Grammar Geek: Introduce the session slide, read out each objective. The colours focus on different parts of grammar: vocabulary, structure and application. Give children 5 minutes to complete as much as they can. Support can be given. We complete ours in silence and adults support children across the class. After 5 minutes, invite individual children to read the objective and give their answer with explanation e.g. I have put a comma here and full stop at the end because it has two clauses in this sentence. After children’s responses, show the ‘teacher’ responses and discuss reasons behind each answer. The aim of Grammar Geek is to increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of grammar whilst engaging them in the unit of work. I hope you enjoy!
Newspaper report - Stig of the Dump
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Newspaper report - Stig of the Dump

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A whole unit of work based on the book Stig of the Dump by Clive King. The children will write a written report in the style of a newspaper. The sessions last approximately 3 weeks. All objectives come from the Year 3 English National Curriculum. Resource includes: Lessson PowerPoint with learning objectives, Grammar Geek (How to use this is below), some spelling resources (Spelling Bee sold separately) lesson activities and planning. Some resources are editable to suit your class. How to use Grammar Geek: Introduce the session slide, read out each objective. The colours focus on different parts of grammar: vocabulary, structure and application. Give children 5 minutes to complete as much as they can. Support can be given. We complete ours in silence and adults support children across the class. After 5 minutes, invite individual children to read the objective and give their answer with explanation e.g. I have put a comma here and full stop at the end because it has two clauses in this sentence. After children’s responses, show the ‘teacher’ responses and discuss reasons behind each answer. The aim of Grammar Geek is to increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of grammar whilst engaging them in the unit of work. There are spelling sessions weaved in to encourage this skill in students.
Fantastic Beasts Instruction Writing
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Fantastic Beasts Instruction Writing

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A whole unit of work based on the Fantastic Beasts by J.K. Rowling. The children will design a set of instructions on how to look after a beast of their imagination. The children I have taught at my school SJA have been really engaged in the learning which lasts approximately 2 weeks (10 teaching sessions). All objectives come from the Year 3 English National Curriculum. Resource includes: Lessson PowerPoint with learning objectives, Grammar Geek (How to use this is below), lesson activities and planning. Some resources are editable to suit your class. How to use Grammar Geek: Introduce the session slide, read out each objective. The colours focus on different parts of grammar: vocabulary, structure and application. Give children 5 minutes to complete as much as they can. Support can be given. We complete ours in silence and adults support children across the class. After 5 minutes, invite individual children to read the objective and give their answer with explanation e.g. I have put a comma here and full stop at the end because it has two clauses in this sentence. After children’s responses, show the ‘teacher’ responses and discuss reasons behind each answer. The aim of Grammar Geek is to increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of grammar whilst engaging them in the unit of work. There are spelling sessions weaved in to encourage this skill in students. I hope you enjoy, please leave a review once you’ve downloaded the resources.
Reading VIPERS resources
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Reading VIPERS resources

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Reading Vipers was originally designed by The Literacy Shed. I have adapted the idea to suit our school’s needs and we use my resources for guided reading each day. The resource includes: independent reading activities, guided reading recording sheet and question cards that can be used to prompt discussion. This resource is designed for Key Stage 2 as it links to the Key Stage 2 reading domains. With adaptations, the resource can be used for Key Stage 1. Editable versions are available.
Recognition Board
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Recognition Board

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The recognition board is designed for positive praise, reinforcing the behaviours and actions you want in your classroom. It has been a whole school iniciative and each class has one focus that is the schools and one that is personal to the classroom. Children can nominate their peers and staff can nominate children too. If we or the children see the behaviour we put them on the recognition board and give them reward points on their Dojo profile. The children are super excited by the board and so motivated to recognise the behaviour in themself and each other. Ideas for the recognition board: • Supporting others • Perseverance • Staying on task • Having kind words • Putting our hand up • Showing kindness • Showing forgiveness • Listening carefully Please leave a review with any other ideas of how you have used the board - I would love to hear them!
Harry Potter - Persuasive Poster
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Harry Potter - Persuasive Poster

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A whole unit of work based on the Harry Potter series of books. The children will design an advertisement poster to encourage other young witches and wizards to come to Hogwarts and enjoy all it has to offer. The children I have taught at my school SJA have been really engaged in the learning which lasts approximately 3 weeks (11 teaching sessions). All objectives come from the English National Curriculum. Resource includes: Lessson PowerPoint with learning objectives, Grammar Geek (How to use this is below), lesson activities and planning. All resources are editable. Unfortunately some example texts cannot be uploaded as they are not my own work but I have designed a Hogwarts poster that can be used alongside the planning. How to use Grammar Geek: Introduce the session slide, read out each objective. The colours focus on different parts of grammar: vocabulary, structure and application. Give children 5 minutes to complete as much as they can. Support can be given. We complete ours in silence and adults support children across the class. After 5 minutes, invite individual children to read the objective and give their answer with explanation e.g. I have put a comma here and full stop at the end because it has two clauses in this sentence. After children’s responses, show the ‘teacher’ responses and discuss reasons behind each answer. The aim of Grammar Geek is to increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of grammar whilst engaging them in the unit of work. I hope you enjoy!
Year 3 Spelling Bee Mats
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Year 3 Spelling Bee Mats

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These Spelling Bee mats are designed to be used alongside the No Nonsense Spelling scheme but can be used as stand alone resources. They are designed for Year 3, following the National Curriculum guidelines for spellings. The “golden words” are directly from the Statutory word list for Years 3 and 4. Each mat is designed to be used over a half term (approximately 6 weeks). The way I use these mats is growing and changing each term. The aim is that they are given out at the start of each new term for children to learn both in school and at home. Over the term you will teach the spelling rules linked to the word mat (see the bottom of each mat) and periodically test the children. I chose 5 words each week to focus on, linking to the spelling rule I am teaching that week. At the end of a term all 50 words should be tested and any that need revising then filter in to the next term’s teaching. Please leave a review to tell others how you use the mats and help inspire other teachers too.
Performance Poetry: The Sorting Hat Song
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Performance Poetry: The Sorting Hat Song

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A whole unit of work based on The Sorting Hat Song as part of our Harry Potter unit of work. The children will write a class poem using a range of Sorting Hat songs written over the Potter series of books by JK Rowling. It forms part of our topic and English unit ‘Gateways to the Wizarding World’. My class have loved the unit and learning more about how Hogwarts was formed and why the sorting hat exists. The unit lasts approximately 2 weeks (11 teaching sessions). All objectives come from the English National Curriculum for Year 3/ Lower Key Stage 2. Resource includes: Lessson PowerPoint with learning objectives, Grammar Geek (How to use this is below), lesson activities and planning. All resources are editable. How to use Grammar Geek: Introduce the session slide, read out each objective. The colours show level of difficulty: Red - easy, Yellow - medium, Green - harder, Purple - challenge. Give children 5 minutes to complete as much as they can. Support can be given. We complete ours in silence and adults support children across the class. After 5 minutes, invite individual children to read the objective and give their answer with explanation e.g. I have put a comma here and full stop at the end because it has two clauses in this sentence. After children’s responses, show the ‘teacher’ responses and discuss reasons behind each answer. The aim of Grammar Geek is to increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of grammar whilst engaging them in the unit of work. I hope you enjoy! Please leave a review if you like this unit and check out the other resources I have available.
Year 5 Spelling Bee Mats
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Year 5 Spelling Bee Mats

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Spelling Bee Mats for Year 5 linked to the No Nonsense Spelling Scheme and National Curriculum for the year group. Each week the children will have a number of spelling lessons where they will learn different spelling rules and techniques they can use at school and home. The mats provide the children with set words to learn at school and home and will be randomly tested on a selection of these words periodically. The mats are designed to support teaching and learning at home. They should be sent home at the beginning of term and learnt alongside spelling lessons. The white words cover the spelling rules outlined in the National Curriculum but are broken down for each term. The spellings include 15 words that are highlighted in a “honey” colour. These words are from the National Curriculum statutory word list for the year group. At the end of each term, the children will be tested on all of the words (over a few days) to assess how well they have learnt them and to see whether any of the spelling rules need to be revised
Year 4 Spelling Bee Mats
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Year 4 Spelling Bee Mats

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Spelling Bee Mats for Year 4 linked to the No Nonsense Spelling Scheme and National Curriculum for the year group. Each week the children will have a number of spelling lessons where they will learn different spelling rules and techniques they can use at school and home. The mats provide the children with set words to learn at school and home and will be randomly tested on a selection of these words periodically. The mats are designed to support teaching and learning at home. They should be sent home at the beginning of term and learnt alongside spelling lessons. The white words cover the spelling rules outlined in the National Curriculum but are broken down for each term. The spellings include 15 words that are highlighted in a “honey” colour. These words are from the National Curriculum statutory word list for the year group. At the end of each term, the children will be tested on all of the words (over a few days) to assess how well they have learnt them and to see whether any of the spelling rules need to be revised.
Home learning - adventure narrative
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Home learning - adventure narrative

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This resource is a home learning activity I sent out to my class. It is a 2-3 week unit on writing an adventure narrative. It includes a warm up, planning and writing stage split into easily accessible activities. I hope it helps provide inspiration for your own home learning or is useful for sending out to your school.
Year 6 Spelling Bee Mats
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Year 6 Spelling Bee Mats

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Spelling Bee Mats for Year 6 linked to the No Nonsense Spelling Scheme and National Curriculum for the year group. Each week the children will have a number of spelling lessons where they will learn different spelling rules and techniques they can use at school and home. The mats provide the children with set words to learn at school and home and will be randomly tested on a selection of these words periodically. The mats are designed to support teaching and learning at home. They should be sent home at the beginning of term and learnt alongside spelling lessons. The white words cover the spelling rules outlined in the National Curriculum but are broken down for each term. The spellings include 15 words that are highlighted in a “honey” colour. These words are from the National Curriculum statutory word list for the year group. At the end of each term, the children will be tested on all of the words (over a few days) to assess how well they have learnt them and to see whether any of the spelling rules need to be revised.
Spelling Bee mats
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Spelling Bee mats

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Spelling Bee mats for KS2 (Year 3 - 6, ages 7 - 11). The Spelling Bee mats link to the UK National Curriculum and the No Nonsense Spelling scheme. They can be used as stand alone resources to support the teaching and learning of spellings within school. Each mat contains a set of words that cover the spelling rules that must be taught within that key stage/ year group. There are ‘golden’ or ‘honey’ words that are directly from the statutory word list for the year group. The aim is that the mats help focus teaching and learning. Over a term, the children will learn the words both in school and as homework. They will be regularly ‘quizzed’ on 5 - 10 of the words to test recall and identify words or spelling rules that may need further coverage. At the end of the term, all of the words on the mat will be tested across a few days. This will identify gaps in learning, spelling rules that need to be revisited and further opportunities for application. The mats can be bought for individual year groups or as one bundle, saving money.
How to sketch an owl
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How to sketch an owl

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A step by step to sketching an owl with diagram and presentation to support. No plan with the resource, only PDF for the instructions and a PowerPoint to support teaching. Our children had lots of practice attempts before getting it right. We played around with eye and body size and the positioning of the wings. I hope your class enjoy it as much as mine!
Pharaoh's Fate - Persuasive Letter Year3
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Pharaoh's Fate - Persuasive Letter Year3

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A unit based on the text Pharaoh’s Fate in which the children explore a murder mystery against Pharaoh Rameses II. It really engaged the children and can immerse them in the text as they become detectives. The end writing piece is a persuasive formal letter to the police, detailing our investigation and who the culprit is. The resource includes full planning and a selection of resources to go alongside the unit.
Reading Matrix
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Reading Matrix

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A reading matrix that can be used to support planning for guided reading/whole class reading sessions. The arrows show the higher level reading skills. Using a mixture of questioning techniques support readers of all ages in their reading comprehension.
Home Learning - Year 3 Myth Writing
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Home Learning - Year 3 Myth Writing

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This resource is a home learning activity I sent out to my class. It is a 2-3 week unit on writing a myth (revision for the class as they have previously written Myths for our Egyptian Topic). It includes a warm up, planning and writing stage split into easily accessible activities. I hope it helps provide inspiration for your own home learning or is useful for sending out to your Year 3 children.
Home learning - instruction writing
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Home learning - instruction writing

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This resource is a home learning activity I sent out to my class. It is a week’s unit on writing a set of instructions. It includes a warm up, planning and writing stage split into easily accessible activities. I hope it helps provide inspiration for your own home learning or is useful for sending out to your Year 3 children.
Home Learning - Haiku writing
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Home Learning - Haiku writing

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This resource is a home learning activity I sent out to my class. It is a week’s unit on writing a Haiku poem. It includes a warm up, planning and writing stage split into easily accessible activities. I hope it helps provide inspiration for your own home learning or is useful for sending out to your Year 3 children.
Year 3 - Egyptian Myth
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Year 3 - Egyptian Myth

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English writing unit based on an Egyptian myth - Isis and Osiris. I found it very hard to find any Egyptian myths to teach from so wrote my own version from texts I have previously read. The resource includes the unit planning, a PowerPoint with learning objectives, supporting slides and starter slides and supporting resources for some of the sessions. The main part of the unit is getting to know the myth really well in order for the children to write their own myth in a similar style, using the same myth structure. We use story mapping and story stepping to help the children memorise the myth - the children were able to do this within a week using their own words and actions. It is class specific so the resources are not included for story mapping and stepping - it is child led learning. I hope you enjoy the unit. Please leave a review if you did.