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Year 3 Rocks
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Year 3 Rocks

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This fantastic pack of science activities is ideal for supporting teaching of the Year 3 Rocks unit in the New National Curriculum 2014. Included are seven activities: -Describe it! Students identify the rocks in the photographs and describe their appearance and texture. -Sort it! Print, laminate and cut up the cards. Students match the rocks (a) to their properties (b) and uses (c). Alternate Uk spelling option included. -Match it! Students sort the images into those that are electrical conductors and those that are electrical insulators -Use it! Students look at the photographs (slate roof tiles, marble archway, granite kitchen surface and writing chalk). They write about why the properties of each particular rock suit the purpose it is being used for in the photograph. -Investigate it! Students plan and carry out an investigation to test rock permeability. -Observe it! Students carry out a simple experiment to separate the materials in clay, loamy and sandy soil. They draw diagrams of their findings. Included are detailed, clear instructions on how to set up the activities. Also included is a KWL (what I know already, what I would like to know and what I learnt) for student to complete prior to and after the unit. Please note: Some of the activities require additional resources. These include samples of different rock types (i.e. chalk, limestone, sandstone, marble, granite and slate), magnifying lenses, clear containers for soil experiment and pipettes. Both UK and US spelling versions of resources are included.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Study
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Study

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This 77 page pack is the ideal accompaniment to the novel 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl. This fun unit will help your students get the most out of the novel and develop their reading and comprehension skills as well as allowing students to develop skills across a number of subject areas. Allow your students to explore Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and the characters that visit, including, of course, Charlie Bucket. Included is a student front cover sheet for the unit, character studies, setting description activities, reading activities, writing activities and cross-curricular ‘all about chocolate’ activities in which students will design and develop their own candy bar. There are also multiple choice comprehension quizzes for the entire novel including answers. Also included are full teacher instructions with ideas on how to implement the activities within your class.
Australian Animals Reading Comprehension
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Australian Animals Reading Comprehension

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Develop your pupils’ comprehension skills with this reading comprehension pack. Included are five non-fiction original reading passages based on five Australian animals. Alongside each reading passage are questions to develop pupil comprehension, understanding and information retrieval. Also included are five answer sheets, one for each passage and set of questions. The five reading passages are based on the following Australian animals: -Kangaroos -Koalas -Platypuses -Kookaburras -Possums Alternative US spelling worksheets also included. Please take a look these similar resources: Arctic Animals Reading Comprehension Ocean Creatures Reading Comprehension African Animals Reading Comprehension Amazon Rainforest Animals Reading Comprehension Desert Animals Reading Comprehension Save over 30% when purchasing all six sets as a bundle: Animals Reading Comprehension Bundle FREE sample set: Mountain Animals Reading Comprehension
Superhero Punctuation Posters
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Superhero Punctuation Posters

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This superhero themed set of 17 punctuation posters will look fantastic in your classroom to reinforce uses of punctuation marks. Each poster includes an explanation of the use of each punctuation mark and at least one example of the punctuation mark in use. Pick and choose the posters to suit the level of your class. There are two versions of periods/full stops and commas - one basic and one advanced - so you can display the appropriate poster for your class. US alternatives are also included (period and exclamation point). Posters included in the set are: -apostrophe -brackets -colon -comma -comma (advanced - includes separation of clauses) -dash -ellipsis -exclamation mark -exclamation point -full stop -full stop (advanced - includes abbreviation) -period -period (advanced - includes abbreviation) -question mark -quotation marks -speech marks -semi-colon
Reading Comprehension Posters
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Reading Comprehension Posters

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This colorful set of 9 reading comprehension posters will look fantastic in your classroom and help your students with their reading comprehension skills. The set includes a poster on each of the following reading strategies: -cause and effect -inferring -making connections (text-to-text) -making connections (text-to-self) -making connections (text-to-world) -predicting -questioning -summarizing (US spelling)/summarising (UK spelling) -visualizing (US spelling/ visualising (UK spelling)
Maths Vocabulary Posters
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Maths Vocabulary Posters

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Display this set of posters in your classroom to reinforce your pupils Mathematical language. There are four posters (one for each operation; add, subtract, multiply and divide) which display language associated with each particular operation. There are also two other posters, one for 'less than' and one for 'greater than'.
Ocean Creatures Reading Comprehension
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Ocean Creatures Reading Comprehension

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Develop your pupils’ comprehension skills with this reading comprehension pack. Included are five non-fiction original reading passages based on five ocean creatures. Alongside each reading passage are questions to develop student comprehension, understanding and information retrieval. Also included are five answer sheets, one for each passage and set of questions. The five reading passages are based on the following ocean creatures: -Dolphins -Sea turtles -Octopuses -Clownfish -Great white sharks Please see the slide show of files included for an example of one of the passages, questions and answer sheet. Alternative US spelling sheets also included. Alternative US spelling worksheets also included. Please take a look these similar resources: Arctic Animals Reading Comprehension Australian Animals Reading Comprehension African Animals Reading Comprehension Amazon Rainforest Animals Reading Comprehension Desert Animals Reading Comprehension Save over 30% when purchasing all six sets as a bundle: Animals Reading Comprehension Bundle FREE sample set: Mountain Animals Reading Comprehension
Year 3 Plants
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Year 3 Plants

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This 15 page plants unit is ideal for supporting the teaching of the new National Curriculum 2014 Year 3 Plants unit. Included are six activities: -Investigate how water travels through plants. -Design a greenhouse. Pupils label the features of their greenhouse and how they help plants to grow well. -Match up the cards into sets of a) term, b) image and c) description. -Order the stages of the lifecycle of a sunflower. -Explain how air, sunlight, water and soil help plants to grow well. -Describe the plant terms on the card (set of 12 cards included), without saying the three forbidden words on their card. Their partner must guess the material. Included are detailed, clear instructions on how to set up the activities and the additional equipment needed for the investigation. Also included is a KWL (what I know already, what I would like to know and what I learnt).
Living things and their habitats
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Living things and their habitats

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Year 4 Living things and their habitats Your students will love this fantastic pack of science activities, ideal for supporting teaching of the Year 4 Science unit 'Living things and their habitats'! Included are six activities: -Sort it! Students sort animals in different ways, recording their reasoning. -Group it! Students group animals according to their animals class (mammal, reptile, amphibian, insect, bird or fish). -Match it! Students match up the cards into sets of a) animal class, b) characteristics and c) example. -Describe it! Students describe the impact humans have had on the environment in the photographs (deforestation, garden pond, litter on a beach and African national park). -Observe it! Students draw and describe a local habitat throughout the four season. They describe the impact on the local animals and plants. -Define it! Students match the topic vocabulary to its definitions. Included are detailed, clear instructions on how to set up the activities. Also included is a KWL (what I know already, what I would like to know and what I learnt) for student to complete prior and after the unit. Enjoy! Page Count: 17
Reading Comprehension African Animals
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Reading Comprehension African Animals

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Develop your pupils’ comprehension skills with this reading comprehension pack. Included are five non-fiction original reading passages based on five African animals. Alongside each reading passage are questions to develop student comprehension, understanding and information retrieval. Also included are five answer sheets, one for each passage and set of questions. The five reading passages are based on the following African animals: -Lions -Elephants -Giraffes -Zebras -Hippos Please see the slide show of files included for an example of one of the passages, questions and answer sheet. Alternative US spelling worksheets also included. Please take a look these similar resources: Arctic Animals Reading Comprehension Australian Animals Reading Comprehension Ocean Creatures Reading Comprehension Amazon Rainforest Animals Reading Comprehension Desert Animals Reading Comprehension Save over 30% when purchasing all six sets as a bundle: Animals Reading Comprehension Bundle FREE sample set: Mountain Animals Reading Comprehension
Mountain Animals Reading Comprehension
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Mountain Animals Reading Comprehension

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FREE SET Develop your pupils’ comprehension skills with this FREE mountain animals close reading pack. Included are five non-fiction original reading passages based on five mountain animals. Alongside each reading passage are questions to develop pupil comprehension, understanding and information retrieval. Also included are five answer sheets, one for each passage and set of questions. The five reading passages are based on the following mountain animals: -Lynx -Mountain Goats -Brown Bears -Mountain Lions -Deer Alternative US spelling worksheets included. Please take a look these similar resources: Arctic Animals Reading Comprehension Australian Animals Reading Comprehension Ocean Creatures Reading Comprehension African Animals Reading Comprehension Amazon Rainforest Animals Reading Comprehension Desert Animals Reading Comprehension Save over 30% when purchasing all six sets as a bundle: Animals Reading Comprehension Bundle
Year 4 States of Matter Science Unit
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Year 4 States of Matter Science Unit

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This pack of Science activities, aligned to the New Science National Curriculum 2014, is ideal for supporting teaching of Year 4 States of Matter unit focusing on solids, liquids and gases and changes of state. Included are six activities: -Sort it! Students sort the 12 materials cards into solids, liquids and gases. Answers included. -Investigate it! Students investigate how temperature affects the rate of ice cubes melting. -Describe it! Students think of an example of each state of matter. They describe the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Sample answers included. -Explain it! Students describe the role of evaporation and condensation in the water cycle. Sample answers included. -Change it! Students describe the change of state in each photograph. These are; clothes drying on a washing line, ice cream melting, icicles forming and condensation forming on a window. Sample answers included. -Order it! In this activity students research the melting point of various materials. They record the melting points and then order the materials along the image of a thermometer from highest melting point to lowest. Answers included in both degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit. Included are detailed, clear instructions on how to set up the activities and the additional equipment needed for 'Investigate it!'. Also included is a KWL (what I know already, what I would like to know and what I learnt [UKS version also included - what I learned]) for students to complete prior and after the unit.
Amazon Rainforest Animals Reading Comprehension
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Amazon Rainforest Animals Reading Comprehension

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Develop your pupils’ comprehension skills with this reading comprehension pack. Included are five non-fiction original reading passages based on five Amazon Rainforest animals. Alongside each reading passage are questions to develop student comprehension, understanding and information retrieval. Also included are five answer sheets, one for each passage and set of questions. The five reading passages are based on the following Amazon Rainforest animals: -Jaguars -Toucans -Sloths -Red-Eyed Tree Frogs -Howler Monkeys Please see the slide show of files included for an example of one of the passages, questions and answer sheet. Alternative US spelling sheets also included. Alternative US spelling worksheets also included. Please take a look these similar resources: Arctic Animals Reading Comprehension Australian Animals Reading Comprehension Ocean Creatures Reading Comprehension African Animals Reading Comprehension Desert Animals Reading Comprehension Save over 30% when purchasing all six sets as a bundle: Animals Reading Comprehension Bundle FREE sample set: Mountain Animals Reading Comprehension
Year 4 Electricity Unit
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Year 4 Electricity Unit

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Your students will love this fantastic pack of electricity activities, ideal for supporting the teaching of the 2014 National Curriculum Year 4 electricity unit. Included are seven activities: -Identify it! Students identify items that use electricity and those that do not. -Build it! Students predict whether the circuits will light the bulb. They build the circuits to test their predictions. -Sort it! Students sort the images into those that are electrical conductors and those that are electrical insulators. -Investigate it! Students investigate what happens to a bulb in a circuit as more batteries are added. -Create it! Students design their own switch to turn a bulb on and off in a series circuit. -Avoid it! Students describe why the images of electrical hazards are potentially dangerous. -Define it! Year 4 Electricity Unit Students match the topic vocabulary to its definitions. Included are detailed, clear instructions on how to set up the activities. Also included is a KWL (what I know already, what I would like to know and what I learnt) for student to complete prior and after the unit. Please note: Some of the activities require additional resources. These include wires, bulbs, batteries, selection of electrical conductors and insulators and materials for building a switch (paper clips, popsicle sticks, tin foil, clothes pegs etc). Page Count: 14
Superhero Pupil Work Display Board Set
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Superhero Pupil Work Display Board Set

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Your pupils will love this superhero themed display board for their best work! This display board set comes complete with instructions on how to set up for a year-long display space for your pupils' work. Included: - Superhero themed pennant 'SUPER WORK' - Six superhero call outs containing praise words to add to your display board - 12 girls' editable superhero themed name labels (in 6 designs) - 12 boys' editable superhero themed name labels (in 6 designs) - Full, clear instructions on how to set up The pennant and call outs are .pdf format. The name labels are .pptx format and are editable to allow you to add in your own pupils' names.
Year 2 Counting in Steps Cards
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Year 2 Counting in Steps Cards

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This set of counting task cards is fully aligned to the Year 2 National Curriculum 2014 Maths objective: Pupils should be taught to: -count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward Included are 48 task cards, three to a page, complete with answer grids. There are 12 cards for each counting step; 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Pupils will count on in multiples of the particular number, filling in the missing numbers. When counting in tens, pupils will count on and back in tens from any 2-digit number. Cards 1-12 counting on across multiples of 2 Cards 13-24 counting on across multiples of 3 Cards 25-36 counting on across multiples of 5 Cards 37-48 skip counting on and back in jumps of 10 Simply print, laminate and cut up the task cards. Pupils may write their answers using a whiteboard pen directly onto laminated cards or they can record their answers on the response sheet.
Guided Reading Question Cards
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Guided Reading Question Cards

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This set of 48 guided reading task cards is perfect for guided reading or pupils' independent reading activities. Included are 12 cards in each of the following areas: -Character -Plot -Setting -Language The cards are four to a page. Simply print out and laminate for question cards that can be used again and again for any fiction reading book. *************NOTE: If you have already purchased my Guided Reading Resource Pack, please do not purchase these cards as they are included in the pack.*****************
End of Year Certificates
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End of Year Certificates

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A fantastic way to round off the school year! Your students will love receiving these awards! Included are 30 different certificates - celebrating students' achievements, effort and personalities. There is something for everyone in this pack! Certificates included are: -awesome actor -awesome actress -brightest smile -sensational speller -mathmagician -fabulous friend -magnificent musician -handwriting hero -homework hero -most thoughtful -reading superstar -nature detective -awesome all-rounder -neatest presentation -most creative -amazing attitude -outstanding organiser -amazing artist -king of questions -queen of questions -sporting superstar -spectacular scientist -technology whiz -terrific team player -wonderful writer -class comedian -most enthusiastic -problem solver -sensational singer -most helpful Enjoy!
Science Experiment Posters
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Science Experiment Posters

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Display these 6 A4 science experiment posters for your students to follow as they carry out a science investigation. I display these posters in class and my students refer to them throughout the investigation to remind my students of the steps involved. Page Count: 6
Bonfire Night Writing Activity Cards
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Bonfire Night Writing Activity Cards

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This Bonfire Night freebie is the perfect starting point for writing activities based on Guy Fawkes Night, the 5th November. Included are 16 task cards, four per page. Simply print, laminate for durability and cut out and they will be ready to inspire your students! Writing tasks include poetry, instructions, persuasion, recount and much more!