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I am a Teaching and Learning Leader at an infant school in Hampshire and TES recommended author. I've been teaching in primary since 2007 with experience in most Year groups, although my heart lies in Year 1! I enjoy making helpful and engaging educational resources for teachers and pupils - I hope you find them useful!

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I am a Teaching and Learning Leader at an infant school in Hampshire and TES recommended author. I've been teaching in primary since 2007 with experience in most Year groups, although my heart lies in Year 1! I enjoy making helpful and engaging educational resources for teachers and pupils - I hope you find them useful!
Assembly plan and presentation - Hope
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Assembly plan and presentation - Hope

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Primary school assembly on the subject of hope, includes an assembly plan and a matching presentation. The assembly helps children to understand the meaning of the word 'hope', apply it to themselves and their own lives and then extend it to the wider world, including some famous figures that are driven by and inspire hope in others.
Fire of London poetry - English unit of work
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Fire of London poetry - English unit of work

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Planning, PowerPoint and activities for an engaging poetry unit based around a Fire of London topic. My Year 2s produced some excellent quality poetry that they were very proud of. I have included two examples of the children's poems (before and after editing) that you could share with your class. Each planned lesson is accompanied by the resources required to deliver it. The unit touches on many objectives from the 2013 English National Curriculum (Key Stage 1) and the main ones are listed at the beginning of the planning document. There was a spelling and grammar focus of adding -ing to verbs and using expanded noun phrases. I hope your class enjoy it as much as we did! This unit contains: - Planning document containing 5 sessions - An original fire poem with recurring literary language - Adding -ing activity cards - Vocabulary gathering mind map - Differentiated poem writing frames - Examples of children's poems before and after editing - High quality vocabulary cards and word mat
Stone Age Boy - literacy unit of work
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Stone Age Boy - literacy unit of work

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Planning and resources for the Year 3 and 4 English national curriculum based around Satoshi Kitamura’s story, Stone Age Boy. Eight literacy sessions are planned for children to plan, draft and write, evaluate and edit their own adventure story using the structure, vocabulary and grammar of the Stone Age Boy story as a ‘master’ example. The planning covers the following objectives from the English national curriculum: to identify themes in stories to participate in discussions about books, taking turns and listening to what others say to discuss and record ideas to organise paragraphs around a theme to use simple organisational devices to use vocabulary and grammar from a story when writing to assess the effectiveness of my own and others writing and suggest improvements. This resource is also available as part of a Stone Age bundle which also contains a DT textiles unit of work for the same topic, saving you 20% of the total cost.
Maths mastery - Place Value: Year 1 - counting in 2s 5s and 10s
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Maths mastery - Place Value: Year 1 - counting in 2s 5s and 10s

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36 pages of Year 1 activities for teaching, practising and applying counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. The ‘learn’ pages take you through a concrete, pictorial and abstract learning journey for children learning to count in multiples of 2 5 and 10. The ‘practise’ pages give plenty of opportunities to practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s in different contexts to help embed their learning. Finally, the ‘apply’ pages give children the opportunity to apply their knowledge, use reasoning and practise problem solving to reach full mastery of the curriculum objective over the course of the year. For more place value mastery resources for Year 1 take a look at: Counting forwards and backwards to 100 Finding one more and one less
The Return of Frooby - symmetry
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The Return of Frooby - symmetry

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Frooby the Maths Dragon throws a tea party but will the fussy blue witch spoil his carefully prepared tea party? Revise or introduce symmetry in a vertical line with your class using the Return of Frooby story powerpoint. Follow-up the story with some Frooby-themed images for sorting, drawing or describing lines of symmetry. Key stage 1 mathematics programme of study --> Year 2 --> Geometry - properties of shape - identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
SMSC assembly plan & presentation - Spiritual
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SMSC assembly plan & presentation - Spiritual

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Primary school SMSC assembly plan and presentation based on the word ‘Spiritual’ and informed by the government’s advice document on promoting fundamental British values as part of Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural development in schools. The assembly helps children to understand the meaning of the words ‘spiritual’ and ‘spirituality’ and that this can be, but is not exclusively, linked to religion and faith. They apply the concept to themselves first and then extend it to the wider world, in this case through a social story based on an incident that happened to a child in one of my classes a few years ago. There is a reflection at the end of the assembly for children to consider the importance of spirituality in their own lives and of respecting the beliefs of others.
SMSC assembly bundle
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SMSC assembly bundle

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Get all 4 SMSC assemblies for a bargain price! These assemblies were written to deliver an introduction to the words and concepts of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural. The assemblies have been informed by both the Ofsted School Inspection Handbook and the government’s ‘Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools’ advice document. The assemblies all begin with an engaging hook that allows children to understand the focus word for that assembly. The children are then supported to apply the word to themselves in a personal context before expanding the idea at a broader level. All of the assemblies finish with a reflection. Buy all 4 assemblies as a bundle and save 40%!
Stone Age tunic - textiles unit of work
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Stone Age tunic - textiles unit of work

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Children experiment with applique, running stitch, back stitch and over-sewing in this textiles unit of work. They design, plan and make a tabard-style Stone Age tunic for a teddy of their own from home. Finally, children evaluate their final product against their plan and look at textile artists in the UK. My class loved this unit, they worked with such focus and I was very proud! Threading the needles was a bit tricky so I allocated some of my more able needle-threaders to tables to help sort out problems. One child sewed her tunic to her jumper, so warn your class about that classic mistake! Contained in this unit: Planning for a 7 lesson unit of work Planning template for the tunics Starter game Evaluation scaffold Less able evaluation writing frame DT National Curriculum references: When designing and making, pupils should be taught to: Design - generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches (and) pattern pieces. Make - select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately - select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including (construction materials,) textiles (and ingredients), according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities. Evaluate - evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
Maths mastery for Early Years - number bonds to 5 - with resources
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Maths mastery for Early Years - number bonds to 5 - with resources

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One week’s worth of Year R mastery maths planning informed by the NCETM’s key areas of early mathematics learning and White Rose mastery principles. Printed and digital resources are included to facilitate delivery of the planning although you will also need some practical resources, e.g. duplo, beads, tens frames, Numicon. The planning is based around a Traditional Tales/Jolly Postman topic however it is written in MS Word so that you can tweak it to suit your curriculum and practical equipment. For example, if you don’t have gems, you could use penny coins; if you were doing Supertato, you could use evil peas in a match box, etc… A focus group runs throughout the week, rotating through the whole class, and these groups should be mixed ability in line with mastery principles. Notes for supporting less able pupils and extending more able pupils are included in the planning document. The remaining maths activities run all week, with extensions to bring in as the week progresses and the children become more competent at the key idea. Personally, I box up all the resources I’ll need for the week during PPA which makes it easy to bring out and put away the numbertime activities throughout the week. Included in this resource pack: One week’s worth of planning (editable) Foldable signs for each activity and extension (pdf) Gingerbread men number frames with number sentences for the extensions (editable) Hansel and Gretel treasure box recording frames (editable) The Jolly Postman PowerPoint activity (editable) Big number frame and recording scaffold (editable) Number cards 0-5 (editable) I hope you find it helpful - happy teaching! Katharine7
St George's Day presentation
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St George's Day presentation

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Perfect for an assembly on St George or as an introduction to the saint and the day. The presentation includes the following slides: - St George and his banner - What a patron saint is - Celebration date - The Union Flag - Who was St George? - The dragon legend - When St George became the patron saint of England - Celebrations - Will you be celebrating St George’s Day?
Martin Luther King - I have a dream
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Martin Luther King - I have a dream

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Introductory powerpoint on Martin Luther King Jr, in particular his 'I have a dream&' speech, leading up to a poetry activity on writing their own speech/poem of what they would like to see in an ideal world. Contains two hyperlinks to youtube videos.
Choices and consequences scenario cards
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Choices and consequences scenario cards

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Use these scenario cards to generate discussions in small groups and support your pupils in understanding the choices they can make and the consequences of these choices. Differentiated with simpler two choice scenarios, a three choice scenario and one scenario where a choice is left blank for the children to decide what other choice could be made.
Christmas Maths Worksheets - KS1
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Christmas Maths Worksheets - KS1

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These print and go Christmas maths worksheets are packed full of Year 1 National Curriculum objectives! Your pupils will love the Christmas theme while continuing to learn - plus giving you valuable evidence and assessment for learning for your planning. Primarily aimed at Year 1, many of the worksheets will also be suitable for more able Year R children or children in Year 2 as revision or for those who are working towards age related expectations. In this resource you will receive worksheets for the following curricular objectives: Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals Count to and across 100 Add and subtract one and two-digit numbers to 20, including 0 Compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass/weight, capacity and volume Recognise and know the denominations of coins Sequence events in chronological order using language Recognise and name common 2D shapes An answer key is also included for ease of marking or to allow children to mark their own/others’ work. Looking for other Christmas resources? Take a look here: Winter/Christmas subitising maths game Christmas multiplication and division - reasoning challenge cards Christmas addition and subtraction - reasoning challenge cards Follow me on TES to be notified when new products are uploaded. Happy teaching! Katharine7
Carroll Diagrams collection
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Carroll Diagrams collection

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A range of Carroll Diagrams for the classification and sorting of information. Themes include categories such as odd/even numbers, in the 5 times table/not in the 5 times table which hit multiple maths curriculum targets in one activity. Alternatively, there are cross-curricular and popular culture themes, e.g. animals, Star Wars and Pop Artists. National Curriculum: - interpret and construct simple tables (Year 2) - interpret and present data using tables (Year 3) - identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line (Year 2) - identify right angles (Year 3) - recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers (Year 2) - use the language of more than, less than (Year 1)
National storytelling week - dynamic story generator powerpoint
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National storytelling week - dynamic story generator powerpoint

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Children choose the course of the story in this dynamic story-telling PowerPoint. I originally wrote this for an assembly in National Storytelling Week and had huge fun with the whole school choosing which characters, setting and plot developments to follow. The children showed me via hands on heads or crossed arms which options they wanted to pick. The children were incredibly excited and engaged; I really enjoyed the assembly. If you miss off the first two slides about National Storytelling Week, this resource could also be used in an English lesson to look at story structure, character, setting and/or the use of descriptive language, e.g. adjectives and similes. Or simply use it in class as an enjoyable story to revisit and retell, allowing the children to make different choices to build a different story. I’ve tested the PowerPoint thoroughly (including in assembly and at home with my own daughter!) as there are a lot of action buttons to click on that lead you to the next slide in the chosen story. However, if I’ve missed anything, please do contact me via TES conversations and I will straighten it out asap. PS The fonts don’t look very good on the preview pane on the TES website, but should be fine when downloaded. I created the resource using PowerPoint 2016.
Advent assembly
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Advent assembly

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Explore the meaning of Advent with your pupils, its significance for Christians and some Advent traditions in this assembly presentation and plan. Included in this resource are: An assembly PowerPoint with notes on the slides where appropriate An assembly plan to accompany the assembly presentation Looking for more assemblies? Try these: SMSC Assembly - Social SMSC Assembly - Moral SMSC Assembly - Spiritual SMSC Assembly - Cultural Buy all four SMSC assemblies as a bundle and save 30%! Don’t forget to leave feedback so I can improve what I do - or make more of what you love! Follow me on TES to be notified when new products are uploaded. Happy teaching! Katharine7
Easter assembly
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Easter assembly

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Take a closer look at the symbolism of eggs at Easter and the significance of Easter for Christians with this assembly plan and presentation. Included in this resource are: An assembly plan which helps to make the concept of new life relevant for students at a personal level before moving onto the broader picture of new life in the context of the Easter story. An assembly presentation in PowerPoint to accompany the planning. Looking for more Easter resources? Try these: Easter story through art - lesson plan Write your own Easter story booklet The Easter Story - presentation Counting in multiples - Easter puzzles Or you may be interested in all of these resources, including the assembly plan and presentation, in one bundle - saving you 25% off the total price! Happy teaching! Katharine7
Unit of Work: The Snail and the Whale creative writing
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Unit of Work: The Snail and the Whale creative writing

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8 session Year 2 English creative writing unit of work that can be easily adapted for other year groups. There is a focus on correctly sequencing a story and the use of adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe and specify. The planning is based around ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson but can be tweaked to apply to an adventure story of your choice. Cutaways are suggested within the planning for a variety of groups of children. This resource includes: - 8 sessions of planning - sentence opener and suffix scaffold cards for children requiring additional support - ‘think about it’ prompt cards for more able writers - lesson starter activities - suffixes presentation (also available separately) - emotions graph template - planning frame and vocabulary gathering extension sheet