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I have been a primary school teacher for many years and have taught all age groups, specialising in English and later on, special needs. I have recently taken early retirement. I know how busy you are & how hard you work. I aim to produce the resources you would have made yourself, if you had had the time. If you have bought any of my resources, I would really appreciate it if you would review them. Many thanks!

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I have been a primary school teacher for many years and have taught all age groups, specialising in English and later on, special needs. I have recently taken early retirement. I know how busy you are & how hard you work. I aim to produce the resources you would have made yourself, if you had had the time. If you have bought any of my resources, I would really appreciate it if you would review them. Many thanks!
The Storm - A story mat to aid creative writing
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The Storm - A story mat to aid creative writing

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The story mat is designed to spark off ideas in children and to give them confidence to write independently. It should also help to extend their vocabularies. It is in PPT format so that it can be shown to the whole class at the beginning of the lesson as well as being printed out. This was originally designed to fit in with a topic on Greek Myths but then adapted to other storm descriptions – hence the 2 versions, which are the same but with different pictures. Fully editable. Tips: Talk about the pictures and their own storm experiences Test them on some of the vocab e.g. describe the ocean waves using a simile or find three words to describe the sound of the wind Can they find any other words to add to any of the lists? Discuss how a storm can build up from a cold dark sky to torrential rain with thunder & lightning. You can illustrate this by getting the class to make sound effects – gentle patter with fingers, building up to clapping, whistling, then howling wind, thunder clap. Challenge them to use vocabulary from each section in their descriptions. For further resources see - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Non-chronological reports - space themed - plans, presentations, checklists, 2 report examples
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Non-chronological reports - space themed - plans, presentations, checklists, 2 report examples

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Plans for 4 lessons with resources. Using the presentation, (in either ppt or Smart notebook format) children establish what a non-chronological report is, it’s purpose and where they might find one. They then read an example of one as a class - about the planet Mars. After that, they plan and write their own report about a fictional planet e.g. Planet Zog. In further lessons, they read another report example - Pie Corbett’s about a Frost Unicorn, which you can download free from Teachwire. Again, they use their check-lists to find the main features. Next they draw a newly discovered alien from Planet Zog and plan a NC report about it on their ‘spidergram’ planning sheets. Finally, they write their own reports. All fully editable. Originally designed for Year 4 - Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar. Please leave feedback if you have found these resources useful. For further resources see https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Spooky Graveyard  word mat & plans for creative writing with teachers' tv
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Spooky Graveyard word mat & plans for creative writing with teachers' tv

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A spooky graveyard vocabulary mat in ppt which can be shown to the whole class or printed out to use individually. It is also provided in Smartboard format. This was initially designed to go with short film clip - 'Teachers TV: Writing a Ghost Story: Graveyard', which is a great clip for helping to create an eerie atmosphere and to teach children how to build up the tension in their stories. Ideas for lesson plans are included, with a link to the film clip, as well as a story planning sheet for the children. There is also a slightly easier vocabulary mat. All fully editable. Feedback and suggestions welcomed. For further resources see my shop - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Adjectives - Expanded noun phrases with prepositional phrases - PPT and 3 differentiated worksheets
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Adjectives - Expanded noun phrases with prepositional phrases - PPT and 3 differentiated worksheets

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A presentation in either ppt or smart notebook explaining expanded noun phrases and prepositional phrases. Children are encouraged to make their own expanded noun phrases, using picture prompts, and prepositional phrases using 'with'. They then move on to using a variety of different prepositions. Three differentiated worksheets are included. Fully editable. For further resources including another similar lesson for more practice see - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Feedback greatly appreciated!
Evil character description double word mat plus plans
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Evil character description double word mat plus plans

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Word mats are in PPT format so they can be displayed to the whole class or printed out for individual use. The first is for using expanded noun phrases and the second for powerful verbs and adverbs. There is another PPT included with a lesson about improving a disjointed character description using connectives and modifiers. There is also a plan and some printouts linked to this. Aim: to improve vocabulary and to help children to write more independently. Everything is fully editable. Feedback and suggestions welcomed! For more resources see my shop - www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Explanation Text lesson plans, presentation, explanation texts, checklist,etc. Space themed writing.
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Explanation Text lesson plans, presentation, explanation texts, checklist,etc. Space themed writing.

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Children study 2 explanation texts on presentation (either ppt or Smartboard. The texts are - 'How a spider builds a web' and 'How a spider catches its prey & eats it'. After finding the features in these texts, the children write their own explanation - 'How the alien from Zog captures its prey and eats it'. Plans, checklists and differentiated planning sheets are included as well as a detailed presentation. Everything is fully editable. This is part of a series of 6 non-fiction plans including reports, recount, newspaper, persuasion and instruction texts which can be bought as a bundle. For these resources and more, please see my shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Feedback and suggestions welcomed.
Paddington Bear lessons based on clips from first film.
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Paddington Bear lessons based on clips from first film.

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Lesson 1- Children describe Paddington Bear using expanded noun phrases. Lesson 2 - Children watch clip where PB meets the Brown family. They write sentences about this using connectives. Lesson 3 - Children watch the clip where PB eats in the station cafe. They write sentences using a question and an exclamation, as well as connectives. Lesson 4 - Children watch the clip of PB in the bathroom. Again, they write sentences using a question and an exclamation, as well as connectives. The PPT (or alternatively Notebook file) provides teaching and practice activities. There are links to the YouTube promotional clips for the first Paddington film. Learning objectives and checklists are also provided for each lesson. These enable children to proofread their own or a partner’s work. Small pictures are provided which can be printed out for children to use who need additional help. They can be stuck down one side of the page and children can write sentences next to them. Everything is fully editable so you can change it to suit the needs of your class. Objectives: Write narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional); planning or saying out loud what they are going to write about; proofreading to check for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation; Sentence structure: I can use expanded noun phrases for description; I can use co-ordination (using or, and, but); I can use Subordination (using when, if, that, because); Punctuation: I use capital letters for names; I use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences Please take the time to review this resource and to offer any suggestions. Thank you. More resources can be found in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Paragraphs 2 fiction / story writing
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Paragraphs 2 fiction / story writing

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An introductory ppt explains what paragraphs are. A further ppt explains how we use them in fiction / story writing. There are several activities including deciding why a new paragraph is needed. Children then have to sort a description of a ghostly house into two paragraphs. They use this as a story opening and continue the story, starting a new paragraph when appropriate. The activities on the ppt are also provided as worksheets, as well as an easier version. Fully editable. Feedback and suggestions welcomed! For further resources see - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Possessive apostrophe practice sheets -singular and plural
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Possessive apostrophe practice sheets -singular and plural

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Two apostrophe practice sheets on PPT pages. The children use the pictures to generate their own sentences, using apostrophes. One page is singular apostrophes, the other plural. These can be shown to the whole class, but can also be printed out and laminated or photocopied. They can be used by children independently in small groups (such as in group reading time) to practise using apostrophes once they have been taught them. They are fully editable. For further resources see - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Story Mats - Underwater Adventure - inc plans, lesson starter PPTs and presentations
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Story Mats - Underwater Adventure - inc plans, lesson starter PPTs and presentations

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These lesson plans were designed to help children to write a 5 paragraph story, one paragraph each session, using the 'story mountain'. The story mats aid children with their vocabulary, sparking off ideas and help them to write more independently. The main objectives are: I can use paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme; I can express time, place and cause using conjunctions; I can create expanded noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives etc. I can use adverbs. As well as the story mats and plans there is a presentation (in PPT or Smart Notebook) and 3 lesson starter PPTs. Feedback would be lovely! For further resources see - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Alien Planet Story mats to aid creative writing
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Alien Planet Story mats to aid creative writing

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These 2 story mats are designed to improve children's vocabulary and to help them to write more independently. They are on PPT so you can display them for the whole class or print them off to be used individually. The first one is to help children to describe an alien planet. There are many different ideas for landscapes and features that they could encounter. The second is an aid to describing an alien. I would suggest that you get the children to draw their own alien first, thinking about how it moves, what is sounds like, smells like (!) and what it eats etc. Obviously they can use the mat to give them ideas. Then they will be ready to write this part of their story. The mats are fully editable so you can change them to suit your children. For more of my resources, including story mats, see my shop - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Feedback would be lovely!
Instructions - Presentation, plans, text, checklist, template, alien themed writing task
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Instructions - Presentation, plans, text, checklist, template, alien themed writing task

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A week's plans, originally designed for year 4. The presentation goes through the features of an instruction text. An example of an instruction text is shown - 'How to look after a pet dragon' by Pie Corbett. Children look for the main features in pairs, using their checklists. These are then checked through as a class using the presentation again. The teacher then explains that they have been to Planet Zog and have discovered a new species of alien that would make an ideal pet for children. Their task is to write instructions on how to take care of it each day, using numbered steps etc. In a further lesson, they write instructions for an alien on how to play a game e.g. football. Lesson plans, a copy of the text, checklists and templates for planning writing are all included. Everything is fully editable so you can change it to suit your children. This is part of a series of 6 non-fiction plans including reports, recount, newspaper, persuasion and explanation texts which can be bought as a bundle. For these resources and more, please see my shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel Feedback and suggestions welcomed.
Shakespeare's The Tempest - Plans for 2 weeks with presentations & lots of different activities
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Shakespeare's The Tempest - Plans for 2 weeks with presentations & lots of different activities

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Before reading the play, the children research into WS on the Internet and make a fact file. After reading the opening scene the children describe the storm at sea created by the wizard. A storm word mat is included. Other activities include changing speech to play script format, looking up words in the dictionary, writing a message in a bottle and a newspaper article and describing their favourite foods. At the end of the unit, they write a book review and design their own book jacket. Originally designed for lower juniors as an introduction to WS, but could easily be adapted. I used children's versions - 'The Tempest' by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross, Orchard Classics, plus 'Mr William Shakespeare's Plays' by Marcia Williams. Everything is fully editable so you can change it to suit your own children's writing needs. If you find these resources useful, I would love to have your feedback and also any suggestions for improvements. For more of my resources see: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Lauren Child - Charlie and Lola - 12 Lesson Plans - PPTs, worksheets, differentiation, activities
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Lauren Child - Charlie and Lola - 12 Lesson Plans - PPTs, worksheets, differentiation, activities

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Made for Year 2 based on 2 books - 'I am not sleepy and I will not go to bed' and 'I will not ever never eat a tomato'. Includes plans with differentiation; PPTs on punctuation, contractions, commas in lists and planning a story; differentiated worksheets on all these as well as on adding 'ing' to verbs ending in 'e'. Plus 2 story writing opportunities and making a party invitation. Everything is fully editable so you can tailor it to suit the needs of your class. Please take the time to review this resource and to offer any suggestions. More resources can be found in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
King Arthur - English plan for 3 weeks  - lots of activities, worksheets, differentiation etc.
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King Arthur - English plan for 3 weeks - lots of activities, worksheets, differentiation etc.

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King Arthur - Stories with historical settings - made for year 4 - based on the 2 books shown. Choice of PPTs or Smartboard presentation included. Everything is fully editable so you can tailor it to your own children's needs. Objectives: Writing a long story - Knight’s Quest - over 3 wks (Could make into a class book of knights) - discussing and recording ideas - composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures; proofread for spelling and punctuation errors etc. Using paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme; linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time and place. Using description – creating expanded noun phrases by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases; I can use fronted adverbials; I can use commas after fronted adverbials. Recognising word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning; use of homophones. For more lesson plans and resources for this age group and others please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Jungle Vocabulary (fiction) plus a non-fiction activity
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Jungle Vocabulary (fiction) plus a non-fiction activity

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A jungle safari word mat to aid creative writing with pictures and useful vocabulary. Aim - to help stimulate children's imaginations so they can write more independently and to increase their vocabulary. The second one is to aid a piece of non-fiction writing. Children write about what objects they would take on a jungle safari, describing each and explaining why they would take it. Challenge them to use vocabulary from each box for each object. This resource is on ppt so it can be displayed to the whole class. It can also be printed out or photo copied for individual use. Fully editable. For further resources see my shop - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Recount - space themed - plans, presentations etc
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Recount - space themed - plans, presentations etc

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Children are shown a space themed recount which they analyse, looking for key features on their checklists. These are then shown on the presentation (either ppt or Smart notebook). They then plan a recount - Journey to Planet Zog, on recount planning sheet. They have picture prompts to help with ideas. In a further lesson they write another recount - Exploring Planet Zog. Lesson plans are provided. Everything is fully editable. New curriculum - Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar; identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own. Feedback and suggestions would be appreciated. For more of my resources see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Jazel
Foreign Languages Register - French and more!
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Foreign Languages Register - French and more!

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Register time consists of 15 or 20 precious minutes that could be used for practising the foreign language you are teaching your class. You can begin very simply by calling out your children's names and getting them to reply 'Oui' or 'Non'. Then move on to greetings, asking how they are, using the verb to be and numbers. At the end of the day, children can learn to say goodbye. When they have mastered this in the first language, why not move on to another? French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Latin and Atesi (Ugandan dialect) are included. Why not ask minority children in your class to help you take the register in their language?
Foreign Languages Register - Spanish and More!
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Foreign Languages Register - Spanish and More!

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Register time consists of 15 or 20 precious minutes that could be used for practising the foreign language you are teaching your class. You can begin very simply by calling out your children's names and getting them to reply 'Si' or 'No'. Then move on to greetings, asking how they are, using the verb to be and numbers. At the end of the day, children can learn to say goodbye. When they have mastered this in the first language, why not move on to another? French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Latin and Atesi (Ugandan dialect) are included. Why not ask minority children in your class to help you take the register in their language?