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Specialist English language and EAL teacher. 10 years expert teaching experience. All my resources are children tried and tested. Please leave a review so I can make them even better. Requests welcome!
The famous Pirate Game Murder Mystery Codebreaker KS2
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The famous Pirate Game Murder Mystery Codebreaker KS2

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Captain! Solve the murder before there’s a mutiny on the Jolly Roger! Ideal fun activity for KS2. Fits perfectly with KS2 piracy topic. Great for building problem solving logical skills in a child-centred interactive way. Break the 5 codes and find out who will have to walk the plank. INCLUDES SOLUTION and EXPLANATION.
Apostrophes for Omission and Possession 101 for KS1 and KS2 SATS
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Apostrophes for Omission and Possession 101 for KS1 and KS2 SATS

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Easy to teach resource. No planning required. Everything you need to teach Apostrophes for Possession and Omission. Use slides, print out worksheets or use white boards. Ever wondered when to you its and it’s? Here’s the answer! Your pupils will never make a mistake with contractions or belongings again! Clear explanation of when to use apostrophes for singular and plural nouns. Links easily with the National Curriculum. Great for both native speakers and EAL pupils. Outcomes and Objectives I can recognise an apostrophe. I can create possessive nouns using apostrophes. I know how to use possessive apostrophes with plural nouns. I can omit letters using apostrophes (contractions). I can tell distinguish between an apostrophe being used for possession and one being used for omission. I can convert contracted words to their full form. I know that a contracted word is more informal. **FREE **Bonus lesson on Possessive Adjectives!
Introduction to Nouns 101 KS1 and KS2 SATS
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Introduction to Nouns 101 KS1 and KS2 SATS

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A great FREE resource which is easy to teach. No planning required! Just download the PowerPoint and start teaching. Can be used to complement any school curriculum. Links in easily with the latest UK National Curriculum. This is a great introduction to nouns which can be used over and over again for teaching and revision. Print out slides to use as worksheets or use whiteboards. You decide. This is the perfect foundation on which children and adults can build on their knowledge of nouns. Objectives and outcomes include: I can recognise a noun. I can use a noun in a sentence. I can test words to see if they are nouns. I understand that sentences need nouns. I can tell you what type of noun is being used in sentence. I can distinguish between different types of noun including common, proper, countable, uncountable, concrete, abstract, compound and collective nouns.
Adverbs and Fronted Adverbial phrases KS2 SATS
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Adverbs and Fronted Adverbial phrases KS2 SATS

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**FREE UPDATED **All you need to teach adverbs and fronted adverbials. Fun and Easy to teach. No planning required. If you found this resource useful, leave me a five star review! This lesson plan contains all of the information you need to teach adverbs and fronted adverbials. Easy to follow slides. Print out to make worksheets/workbook. In line with the English National Curriculum. Years 3-6 Objectives covered: Understand that adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Create sentences using adverbs. Understand and use fronted adverbials.
Florence Nightingale Mystery Codebreaker
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Florence Nightingale Mystery Codebreaker

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Solve the mystery to find out about the amazing contribution that Florence Nightingale made to nursing and medicine, and the lives she is still saving today. Also celebrating her birthday on the 12th May. Can be completed independently as part of Home Learning. Codebreaker style mystery for upper KS2 and KS3 which builds logic, mathematical and concentration skills in an interactive and interesting way. Includes full instructions and solution: Instructions 6 Clues Codebreakers Keyword Sheet Solution More information about Florence Nightingales contribution Fits perfectly with science, maths, ICT, Computing and PSHE topics.
Earth Day / Earth Hour ACTIVITY PACK English and Maths KS1/2
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Earth Day / Earth Hour ACTIVITY PACK English and Maths KS1/2

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25 differentiated English and Maths activities to celebrate Earth Day / Earth Hour KS1/KS2. Includes word mats, crosswords, wordsearches, codewords (anagrams), maths calculations, colour by word and scavenger hunt. All abilities covered with chile (mild, medium, spicy) rating. No planning required.
Codeword Reading Challenges - Famous People KS3
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Codeword Reading Challenges - Famous People KS3

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Fun and challenging codeword reading puzzles for KS3. Topic is Famous People. Three challenges + bonus synonym challenges. Child-centred and interactive way to build reading speed and skimming and scanning skills. English language and literature/fiction/non-fiction. No planning required!
Creating questions, present continuous and present perfect with AUXILIARY VERBS 101 SATS KS2 KS3
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Creating questions, present continuous and present perfect with AUXILIARY VERBS 101 SATS KS2 KS3

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Everything you need to teach AUXILIARY VERBS. Easy to follow and teach with no planning required. Pupils will learn how to create questions, the present continuous and the present perfect using the auxiliary verbs to do, to be and to have. Great preparation for SATS and Cambridge English exams. Outcomes/ Objectives UNIT 1 I can identify the subject of a sentence. I can identify the main verb of a sentence. I can recognise the present continuous tense and tell you how to form it. I know that to BE can be used as an auxiliary verb. I can tell you when the verb to BE is used as an auxiliary verb and why. UNIT 2 I know that a question must have an auxiliary verb. I can create a question using the verb to DO. I know that if a statement does not have an auxiliary verb I must use the verb to DO in my question. I know that the verb to DO must match the tense of the original statement. I know that the structure of a sentence is A S M (auxiliary verb, subject, main verb). UNIT 3 I can recognise a sentence in the present continuous. I know that the present continuous is formed using the verb to BE and –ing and can write a sentence in the continous present. I know that I can use the auxiliary verb in a present continuous sentence to form a question. I know that the words “am, are, is” come from the verb to BE. I can change a statement in the present continuous to a question without using the verb to DO. I know and can show that “Is the dog barking loudly?” uses the correct structure for a question. UNIT 4 I know that I can use the auxiliary verb in a present continuous sentence to form a question. I know that the words “am, are, is” come from the verb to BE. I can change a statement in the present continuous to a question without using the verb to DO. I know and can show that “Is the dog barking loudly?” uses the correct structure for a question. I know that to DO, to BE and to HAVE can all be used as auxiliary verbs. I can recognise and use the present perfect. I can create questions using the verb to HAVE as an auxiliary. I can identify the structure of a question which uses to HAVE as the auxiliary. I know that to DO is used to create questions, to BE to create the present continuous and to HAVE to create the present perfect. I understand that to Do, to Be and to HAVE can also be used as main verbs
Space Maths Game KS1/SEN/EYFS
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Space Maths Game KS1/SEN/EYFS

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Space maths game pdf with easy “snakes and ladders” style format. Children move around an A3 board adding and subtracting stars to and from their planets. 1-4 players. Suitable for KS1/SEN/EYFS pupils.
Imperative Verbs Workbook for KS2
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Imperative Verbs Workbook for KS2

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Child-centred interactive workbook to teach and learn imperative verbs and sentences. No planning required. 30 interesting and engaging slides will cover the whole unit with real world examples and practice.
The Earth Day Recycling Maths Game KS1/SEN/EYFS
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The Earth Day Recycling Maths Game KS1/SEN/EYFS

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The Earth Day Recycling Maths Game pdf with easy “snakes and ladders” style format. Children move around an A3 board adding and subtracting rubbish to their recycling bins. Suitable for KS1/SEN/EYFS pupils.
Top 10 New Class Icebreakers and Circle Time activities
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Top 10 New Class Icebreakers and Circle Time activities

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Taster of my Top 10 new class icebreakers and circle time activities. Try them a the beginning of the week/term/year. If you like what you see, click here for 50 more activities: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/60-new-class-ice-breakers-and-circle-time-for-back-to-school-ks1-4-12284809 Create teams, alliances, groups and ideas. Set expectations and boundaries. Laugh and have some fun with your class. Alone, in pairs, in groups and all together in a circle, these activities will create, inspire, facilitate and engage. Mix, choose randomly or with purpose. It’s up to you! Great to mix up friend groups and create new friendships and teams. No planning and only very minimal preparation required. All ages KS1-4 and abilities