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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!
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
Assembly for Remembrance Day - Armistice - 2018
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Assembly for Remembrance Day - Armistice - 2018

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Need a presentation for Remembrance Day 2018? This powerpoint explains Remembrance Day in a child-friendly way and is appropriate for young children (Early Years/KS1). It contains 13 slides, plus notes, on the meaning of peace, Armistice and Remembrance Day. Looking for further assemblies? Try these: SMSC plan and presentation - Social SMSC plan and presentation - Moral SMSC plan and presentation - Spiritual SMSC plan and presentation - Cultural Assembly plan and presentation - Hope I hope your children enjoy the assembly. 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
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
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 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?
Growth mindset posters and pupil questionnaire
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Growth mindset posters and pupil questionnaire

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Posters to promote growth mindsets in the classroom environment and a questionnaire to diagnose areas for development. There are different colour schemes for the posters so hopefully one will suit your classroom. You may also be interested in these resources: Personal best target bookmarks Social stories for tackling behaviour issues Remember to leave feedback so that I can improve what I do - or make more of what you love! Follow me on TES to be notified when new resources are uploaded. Happy teaching! Katharine7
KS1 Christmas maths problem-solving bundle
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KS1 Christmas maths problem-solving bundle

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A merry bundle of Christmas maths resources for you! Included in this bundle are: Addition and subtraction reasoning challenge cards Multiplication and division reasoning challenge cards Present wrapping maths investigation You may also be interested in these other seasonal resources: Easter planning and activities National Storytelling Week dynamic story generator powerpoint.
Winter / Christmas subitising maths game
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Winter / Christmas subitising maths game

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Have fun practising subitising with your class with this festive maths mastery game for the interactive whiteboard! Subitising is the ability to instantly count a small quantity without needing to count each individual item and plays an important part in early ‘number sense’, building solid foundations for later addition and subtraction. This PowerPoint resource contains 5 variations of the subitising game, including less Christmassy versions (snow foxes, gingerbread men and brussel sprouts). In the game, between 1 and 6 objects are displayed briefly on the screen and the children have to subitise (count instantaneously) how many objects they have seen. The images and the corresponding number are shown when you are ready by clicking the slide. I get my class to write their answer on an individual whiteboard before we check it on the big screen. The first 3 versions contain regular patterns of the numbers 1 - 6 (as you would see on a dice) for perceptual subitising and the final 2 versions contain irregular arrangements to support the development of conceptual subitising. My Year R class love these animated slides and I hope your children enjoy them too! Happy teaching! Katharine7
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.
Christmas present wrapping maths investigation
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Christmas present wrapping maths investigation

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How many different ways can Santa wrap the presents? An investigation for children to find all of the combinations of wrapping paper and ribbon. Differentiated worksheets are included and I used real wrapping paper and ribbon for LA/SEN children.
Split digraphs - phonics screening check practise
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Split digraphs - phonics screening check practise

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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
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.
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 30%!
Whole year's worth of Year 1 holiday and half term homework
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Whole year's worth of Year 1 holiday and half term homework

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Holiday and half term homework sheets targeted at Year 1 and linked to the 2014 National Curriculum. Children choose from a range of cross-curricular activities that suit their learning styles, interests and family time together. There are holiday sheets for all three half terms and the winter and spring holidays. There are two copies of the homework sheets. The first copy is a ready-to-use pdf file for you to simply print & go. The second copy is an editable powerpoint file as you may wish to change some of the tasks to suit your curriculum. You will need to add your own clip art to the editable file due to copyright terms and conditions.
Unit of work: recount of a school trip or event
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Unit of work: recount of a school trip or event

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Comprehensive KS2 unit of work on recounts based around a school trip or school event but could easily be adapted for other recount subject matter. The planning uses Red Nose Day as a model and was originally written for Year 3, also suitable for Year 4. The unit of 6 lessons follows the composition progression laid out in the National Curriculum - plan, draft and write, evaluate and edit, including proof-reading. Planning includes ideas for cutaway and pullback groups and EAL/SEN activities. All resources required to deliver the unit of work are included in this download. There are starter activities as pdfs, but if you would like to change any of these, or edit the success criteria to suit your class, there are also editable powerpoint slides for you to adapt. All editable resources are indicated below; if they do not include ‘editable’ they will be a pdf file. There’s so much in here! Included in this unit: - Recount unit of work planning document (editable) - Session 1 presentation - Session 1 presentation (editable version) - Recount example (editable) - Time connective word cards - Recount writing prompt cards - More able recount lesson planning activity template (editable) - Photos of my recount skeleton framework and recount plan displayed in my classroom - Recount planning writing frame (editable) - Session 2 presentation (editable) - Four starter activity slides as a pdf - Session 3 presentation (editable) -Sentence builder activity for SEN/EAL (editable) - More able evaluation checklist (editable).
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)
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
KS2 Poetry lesson based on 'I saw a peacock with a fiery tail'
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KS2 Poetry lesson based on 'I saw a peacock with a fiery tail'

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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.