Phonics screening check practise bundle

Phonics screening check practise bundle

Revision and troubleshooting of common stumbling blocks for children in the phonics screening check. 90% of my class passed the screening check last year using these resources to boost my phonics provision. Working with parents was so important and sending home the consonant blends and clusters was a great way for them to help at home. This resource contains flash cards, games, real words, alien words, phoneme frames and word builder resources to support children as they prepare for the phonics screening check. Included in the bundle: - consonant blends (initial and final) activities and flash cards - consonant cluster activities and flash cards (also available for free) - split digraph posters, flash cards and phoneme frames - powerpoints for teaching split digraphs (also available for free) - phase 3 decodable words practise - phase 5 decodable words practise
Katharine7
Ancient Egypt Code Breaker for topic vocabulary

Ancient Egypt Code Breaker for topic vocabulary

Ancient Egyptians KS2 code breaker puzzles to introduce key topic vocabulary for a history unit on Ancient Egypt. This resource also contains a Fun Facts page. There are two levels of difficulty included as well as a ‘create your own’ code page. Each level of difficulty is either available as a topic themed page with images or a ‘mystery’ page without images that you could use as a hook for your topic. As the children discover the words, they discover their topic! Answer pages are also included. The code breakers could be used as a stimulus for research - what can your students find out about each topic word? Or use the fun facts page to choose an aspect of Ancient Egypt that catches their interest for further research.
Katharine7
National storytelling week - dynamic story generator powerpoint

National storytelling week - dynamic story generator powerpoint

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.
Katharine7
Room on the Broom - English Unit of Work

Room on the Broom - English Unit of Work

11 session unit of work with a grammar focus of question marks and exclamation marks based on Julia Donaldson's 'Room on the Broom'. Children make their own character puppets and perform a play, generating lots of talk for writing. The planning was created for the Year 1 curriculum but is equally valid for Year 2 work on exclamations, questions and statements. This resource includes: - A comprehensive planning document including suggestions for cutaways, pullbacks, guided reading activities and differentiation. - Room on the Broom planning resources pdf containing writing frames, word mat, introductory activities and keep up activity ideas (all referenced in the planning document). - Sentence identification activities used in the planning as assessment for learning opportunities. My class loved making the puppets and doing the puppet show. We performed our shows to small groups of Year R and got feedback from the Year R kids which was lovely. I hope your class enjoy it too!
Katharine7
Place Value mastery bundle

Place Value mastery bundle

Over 100 pages of activities for teaching and mastering 3 of the Year 1 place value objectives! This bundle contains mastery materials for: - counting to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning from 0 or 1, or from any given number - counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 - identifying one more or one less than a given number I’m working on the other objectives and will add them to this bundle as they become available. Check back because I think once you’ve bought this bundle you’re able to download any additional resources added to it - bargain! If you have any trouble doing so, just message me privately via the TES website and I’ll send you any additional files that you are entitled to. Enjoy!
Katharine7
Split digraphs - phonics screening check practise

Split digraphs - phonics screening check practise

Lots of practise reading and writing the split digraphs a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e! This resource includes: - poster cards for each split digraph - alien words using all 5 digraphs - real words using all 5 digraphs -split digraph writing frames (for all 5 digraphs) - empty split digraph writing frames You might like to use my free split digraphs presentations as well: Presentations for teaching split digraphs
Katharine7
Phonics screening check practise bundle

Phonics screening check practise bundle

Revision and troubleshooting of common stumbling blocks for children in the phonics screening check. 90% of my class passed the screening check last year using these resources to boost my phonics provision. Working with parents was so important and sending home the consonant blends and clusters was a great way for them to help at home. This resource contains flash cards, games, real words, alien words, phoneme frames and word builder resources to support children as they prepare for the phonics screening check. Included in the bundle: - consonant blends (initial and final) activities and flash cards - consonant cluster activities and flash cards (also available for free) - split digraph posters, flash cards and phoneme frames - powerpoints for teaching split digraphs (also available for free) - phase 3 decodable words practise - phase 5 decodable words practise
Katharine7
Consonant blends - phonics screening check practise

Consonant blends - phonics screening check practise

Children can practise consonant blends as games with these sets of cards and create their own words by mixing and matching cards. Great preparation for the phonics check if you have identified consonant blends as a sticking point for a pupil. I find that even simple final consonant blends can trip up children, e.g. reading ulb as lub. There are two files included in this download: - initial consonant blends practise, e.g. fl, br, st - final consonant blends practise, e.g. lb, rt, sp, lm
Katharine7
Digital worksheets - phonics segmenting practise

Digital worksheets - phonics segmenting practise

I'm loving using these digital worksheets in class! The children quickly became familiar with the format and now they can work independently with them, even my lowest ability. The children are are absorbed and enjoying the simple spelling activities and hey presto! - after their very first use - I started to see some recognisable CVC words in my emergent writers' subsequent work. Very exciting! The children write each word in their book or on a whiteboard before moving onto the next slide. They can be used in a range of ways in the classroom depending on the technology available to you. I've uploaded the PowerPoints onto Google drive where the children have accessed them through an ipad for early finishers. We're lucky and have LearnPads that will play the PowerPoint files, which works well for cutaway groups. Twice this week, I've put them up on the interactive whiteboard and left a sensible child in charge of a small group, leaving me free to focus on other children/activities. The child in charge not only moved on the slides when everyone was ready but also had marking pens and marked their work. This was in Year 1 and both times the children did a fantastic job! I've also been talking to our Year R teachers about using them in their writing areas on the LearnPads or on the main interactive whiteboard and we think they could work really well. And last of all, they cut down on printing and are ready to go with no prep - just present and go - perfect!
Katharine7
Place value mastery - Year 1 - 1 more and 1 less

Place value mastery - Year 1 - 1 more and 1 less

38 pages of Year 1 place value activities informed by the White Rose mastery document. The pages progress through concrete, pictorial and abstract activities and a teach, practise, apply approach. There are opportunities to practise with smaller numbers (0-10) and also larger numbers up to 100. A set of loop cards is included which need to be printed double-sided and cut out, as well as cards for a paired activity and plenty of worksheets. Personally, I cut out strips or blocks of the sheet to stick in the child's book so that their books aren't full of worksheets and/or half finished work. For more place value mastery resources for Year 1 take a look at: Counting forwards and backwards to 100 Counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10
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Place Value mastery materials - Year 1 - counting in 2s 5s and 10s

Place Value mastery materials - Year 1 - counting in 2s 5s and 10s

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
Katharine7
Fire of London poetry - English unit of work

Fire of London poetry - English unit of work

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
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St George's Day presentation

St George's Day presentation

Perfect for an assembly on St George or as an introduction to him and the day in class. 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?
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Phase 5 graphemes - decodable words (green words)

Phase 5 graphemes - decodable words (green words)

Another set of red herring slides for my Year 1 class! Handy for the Year 1 phonics screening check, Year 2 revision and even end of Year R. The red herrings are a bit random, but the children love looking out for them. The ‘red herrings’ are slides within the powerpoint that don’t contain the featured grapheme, e.g. in a set of words for ‘ea’, a slide will pop up saying ‘shirt’ - a red herring. When they arrive the children put their hands together, make a fishy movement and call out ‘red herring!’ For some reason, they think it’s hysterical and I’m happy to go with it because they are engaged, they’re paying attention to the graphemes and best of all they’re having fun - I love hearing their cheeky giggles! I also use the slides to teach silent blending, how to break down longer words for reading and spelling patterns we’ve practised, e.g. words ending in ‘ed’ or ‘y’. I’ve really noticed their reading coming along and although it’s not entirely down to the red herring powerpoints as we do lots of stuff, I think they’re a solid part of it. I don’t use them every day because I don’t want the concept to get boring but I always get a ‘yessss!’ when I do. I’ve checked Letters and Sounds carefully against the National Curriculum and believe that all of the digraphs and trigraphs listed are included (between this set of powerpoints and the Phase 3 set) but if you spot any discrepancies, please get in touch and I’ll update the slides. I hope your class enjoy using this as much as mine do!
Katharine7
Phase 3 graphemes - decodable words (green words)

Phase 3 graphemes - decodable words (green words)

Words containing Phase 3 graphemes for reading practise. I made this resource this term for my Year 1 class and they love it! The red herrings are a bit random, but the children love looking out for them (they are words in the powerpoint that don’t contain the featured grapheme). When they arrive the children put their hands together, make a fishy movement and call out ‘red herring!’ They generally fall about laughing too. I don’t know why it’s so funny but I’m happy to go with it because they are engaged, they’re paying attention to the graphemes and best of all they’re having fun! I also use the slides to teach silent blending and how to break down longer words for reading. Handy for preparing for the Year 1 phonics screening check and I’ve really noticed their reading coming along. It’s not entirely down to the red herring powerpoints, they’re only one aspect of what we do, but I think they’re a solid part of it. I don’t use them every day because I don’t want the concept to get boring but I always get a ‘yessss!’ when I do. I’ve included the graphemes are, ore and ear (as in pear) in the trigraphs powerpoint as they’re in the Year 1 curriculum (although not in letters and sounds). I thought they would fit most conveniently in the trigraphs powerpoint. I also took out ‘ure’ as it doesn’t appear in the curriculum until Year 2 but you can easily add it back in by editing the powerpoint if you would like to use it. Many of the graphemes are also appropriate for Year R. I hope your class enjoy using this as much as mine do!
Katharine7
SMSC assembly plan & presentation - Moral

SMSC assembly plan & presentation - Moral

Primary school SMSC assembly plan and presentation based on the word ‘Moral’ 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 word ‘moral’. They apply the concept to themselves first with a fun hook and then apply it with a set of scenarios for them to consider. They extend it to the wider world, learning about laws and what they are. There is a reflection at the end of the assembly for children to consider the importance of listening to their own moral compass, even in the face of peer pressure.
Katharine7
KS2 Poetry lesson based on 'I saw a peacock with a fiery tail'

KS2 Poetry lesson based on 'I saw a peacock with a fiery tail'

Enjoyable and imaginative key stage 2 poetry lesson based on the classic 17th century British poem - ‘I saw a peacock with a fiery tail’ (anonymous). The poem has a ‘trick’ structure which breaks up lines that make perfect sense and rearranges them to create beautiful and wondrous imagery. When I’ve taught this lesson, the children have enjoyed playing around with their own ideas and creating fun, lively and unlikely poems of their own. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! This resource contains a lesson plan with matching presentation to support delivery and a colour-coded writing scaffold. The lesson plan also contains follow up ideas for this session.
Katharine7
SMSC assembly plan & presentation - Cultural

SMSC assembly plan & presentation - Cultural

Primary school SMSC assembly plan and presentation based on the word ‘Cultural’ 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 ‘cultural’ and ‘cultural diversity’. They apply the concept to themselves in school first and then extend it to living in the United Kingdom. There is a reflection at the end of the assembly for children to consider our differences, what unites us and how we should challenge discrimination where it arises. Files included : - SMSC assembly plan - SMSC assembly presentation
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SMSC assembly plan & presentation - Social

SMSC assembly plan & presentation - Social

Primary school SMSC assembly plan and presentation based on the word ‘Social’ and informed by the government’s advice document on promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools. The assembly helps children to understand the meaning of the word ‘social’, apply it to themselves and their own lives and then extend it to the wider world. There is a reflection at the end for children to celebrate how lucky they are to lead social lives and consider how they can make a difference to someone in their social groups.
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