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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!
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
Growth mindset questionnaire and posters
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Growth mindset questionnaire and posters

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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. I’m currently in Year 1 so I use the different coloured backgrounds version as it’s useful to be able to say to the children for example ‘look at the blue/red/yellow one’.
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.
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?
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
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.\n\nDifferentiated 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.
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
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.
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. Originally written for Year 3, also suitable for Year 4. The unit of 6 lessons follows the composition progression laid out in the 2013 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's so much in here! I've triple-checked the resources but if you think I've missed anything, drop me a message and I'll add it asap! Included in this unit: - Recount unit of work planning document - Session 1 presentation - Recount example - Time connective word cards - Recount writing prompt cards - More able recount lesson planning activity template - Photos of my recount skeleton framework and recount plan displayed in my classroom - Recount planning writing frame - Four starter activity slides - Editable sentence builder activity for SEN/EAL - More able evaluation checklist.
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)
Phonics screening check practise bundle
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Phonics screening check practise bundle

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Revision, identification 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 the diagnostic tool, 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: - phonics screening check diagnostic tool - 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
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.
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%!
Independent spelling activity menu, worksheets and child-friendly assessment recording sheet
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Independent spelling activity menu, worksheets and child-friendly assessment recording sheet

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Set up independent spelling practise with a selection of meaningful spelling activities to suit a range of learning styles. These could be used as morning jobs or small group work allowing you to work with a focus group whilst knowing that your independent groups are carrying out learning activities and not just 'holding' tasks. The common exception words on the recording sheet are the 45 words suggested by the 2014 National Curriculum for Year 1. There are two designs with a few different headings to suit your classroom practise. I use one for recording which words they can read and then a second one for those they can spell. Children enjoy colouring in the sheet and working towards completing the whole sheet. When I use the spelling practise menus in my class, I print and laminate 6 colour versions of the menus and plenty of black and white versions of the worksheets which I keep in drawers in my literacy area. I've included colour and black and white versions of each resource in case your printing budget is more or less generous than my own! Included with this resource: - Spelling practise menus in colour or in black and white. - Notes on each activity for the teacher/TA. - Rainbow spelling worksheet (colour / black and white) - Spelling Hunt worksheet (colour / black and white) - Common Exception Words pupil recording sheet
Money planning - combine amounts to make a particular value (pirate theme)
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Money planning - combine amounts to make a particular value (pirate theme)

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Flexible planning document for Year 2 money objectives and problem solving. This resource includes: - A flexible money planning document including national curriculum end of year objectives for this domain, learning journey and initial lesson plan. To be used as a working document, use the learning journey to plan the next steps for your learners, responding each day to their progress and needs. - Three pirate menus for use with the lesson plan and containing differentiated prices. These menus are certainly reusable to hit other objectives in the learning journey. 2013 National Curriculum Key Stage 1 mathematics programme of study (Year 2): Pupils should be taught to: - recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value  - find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money  - solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change
Year 2 suffixes presentation and practise examples
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Year 2 suffixes presentation and practise examples

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Use these slides to introduce some of the Year 2 suffixes, including spelling rules, and then practise some examples before children apply what they are learning in their own writing. Suffixes included: -y -ful -less -ness -ment
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.