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I am a fully qualified primary school teacher. I have experience teaching in the UK and abroad. My aim is to make teaching grammar as simple as possible by providing you with the tools needed for a differentiated lesson.

I am a fully qualified primary school teacher. I have experience teaching in the UK and abroad. My aim is to make teaching grammar as simple as possible by providing you with the tools needed for a differentiated lesson.
Fronted Adverbial Lesson Observation for KS2
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Fronted Adverbial Lesson Observation for KS2

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Don’t know what a fronted adverbial is? Neither did I! I educated myself, designed and made all of the resources you see here. It is a 3 part lesson which gives you all of the resources and planning to teach 3 x 1 hour lessons. One of which I used for my lesson observation and it was rated as outstanding. The presentation is very easy to follow and has been designed to teach itself. The worksheets are clear to understand and allow children of all abilities to have success. However, I recommend adult support with the lowest ability.
Possessive Apostrophe SPAG Lesson Observation
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Possessive Apostrophe SPAG Lesson Observation

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I’ve uploaded all of the resources you will need for 2 lessons for the possessive apostrophe and the planning too. All resources are completely editable and in word format. When I taught this lesson, I found that by using the cards included in this resource, allowed even the lower ability to grasp possessive apostrophes very quickly.
Relative and Embedded Clauses KS2 SPAG
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Relative and Embedded Clauses KS2 SPAG

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This is a lesson aimed at 7 to 11 year olds and possibly lower ability secondary school. I have uploaded a customizable word document for each of the 3 differentiated worksheets and also the PDF files for an easy print. Please look at the PDF preview for a true reflection of the worksheet quality. You have enough worksheets and information on the presentation to either break this down into 2 x 45 minute lessons or 1 x 90 minute lesson. In this resource you will get a presentation that demonstrates how a relative clause is constructed and then moves on to covering embedded clauses. The worksheets are differentiated 3 ways, higher, middle and lower ability. Highers and middles will write embedded clauses by the end of the lesson and lower will be able to write simple relative clauses.
12 greek gods of olympus
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12 greek gods of olympus

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Fact finding activity for the 12 Greek gods. Good activity to introduce the children to gods for the first time. Also differentiated for a higher ability as a writing task should you wish. Resource includes a Greek god table for all children to stick in books and powerpoint presentation for you to teach with. Information sheets for the children to garner information from about the Greek gods. Always an idea to put books on the desks as well to help them. It also includes pictures of all of the Greek gods for them to cut and stick into the table.
Roman Numerals Problem Solving Time Telling Worksheets
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Roman Numerals Problem Solving Time Telling Worksheets

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Two separate activities to be completed as different lessons. The first lesson is a nice introduction to Roman numerals. Much more fun than just recalling the values of each Roman numeral. The 2nd task is more problem solving based. It also requires the children to use their time telling skills.
Spell Words with Silent Letters Worksheet KS2
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Spell Words with Silent Letters Worksheet KS2

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This is a worksheet that falls in line with the ks2 spelling objective, spelling words with silent letters. The preview doesn’t look very good but when you download it you will find that it is presented much better. This worksheet has 5 tasks in total. Each task gets progressively more difficult providing plenty of challenge for children of all abilities. This worksheet could be used as one full 1 hour lesson or broken down in to 3 x 20 minute sessions. Happy spelling!
Light Sources - Natural and Man Made KS2 Science
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Light Sources - Natural and Man Made KS2 Science

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This premium resource includes a helpful and easy to understand powerpoint which explains what a light source is in a way children will understand. The powerpoint also includes a fun activity that all children enjoy guessing and discussing in partners. In addition, the resource includes a cutting and sticking activity that can be put into an exercise book. In the activity the children will need to cut out pictures of man-made or natural light sources. They will then stick them into the correct section of a simple table. To stretch and challenge the learning, I have also included pictures of some common misconceptions regarding light sources such as; diamond ring, cat’s eyes and the moon.
States of Matter Cut and Stick Activity
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States of Matter Cut and Stick Activity

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Excellent resource that children of all abilities can access and differentiate by outcome. Before giving this activity to the children, we had already learnt about solids, liquids and gases. We discussed the structure of each. The higher ability children will most probably come up with more interesting, real life examples whereas the lower ability children may need some support thinking of examples. Videos or real life examples would be great to help this.
P.E. policy template
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P.E. policy template

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This is a blank P.E. policy that can be adapted to fit any school. All you need to do is read through the document and input your school’s name in the indicated areas. It is advised that you read carefully before publishing and you take the time to consider/change any details that may be applicable to your school.
Ancient Greece 11 resources differentiated for higher and lower ability
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Ancient Greece 11 resources differentiated for higher and lower ability

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These resources have a variety of different activities and tasks for your children, including written task. If your school is as crazy as mine about writing across the curriculum then this is the resource for you. These resources will all give you activities to do in the classroom: Ancient Greek gods (loads of resources for this including powerpoint) Elgin marbles Venn diagram comparison between ancient and modern day Olympics. Growing up in ancient Greece ancient Greek gods fact sheets to help children.
SPAG homophones and using a dictionary year 6. 2 in 1 lesson.
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SPAG homophones and using a dictionary year 6. 2 in 1 lesson.

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This lessen (or should I say lesson) and the resources provided will help your children achieve two objectives from the year 6 curriculum. The first is being able to identify and correctly spell homophones. The second is to be able to use the first 3 letters of a word and dictionary to find the meaning of word. I haven’t included a lesson plan because the presentation included pretty much teaches the lesson for you. Here are some basic notes and a brief run through of what happens in this lesson: Start with a recap of what a dictionary is used for and how it is used. Teach and define what a homophone is using powerpoint presentation. 3 way differentiated worksheets. To complete worksheets, children must use a dictionary to find out the meanings of words that sound the same but mean different things. Extension activity where children convert nonsense passage into a passage that makes sense by choosing the correct homophones.
Semi colons and Colons SPAG KS2
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Semi colons and Colons SPAG KS2

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This resource package is aimed at upper key stage 2 children but could possibly be used with smarter year 3 and 4 classes. In these resources you have everything you need to teach a full 1 hour lesson on semi-colons and colons. You could choose to separate it into 3 x 20 minutes or 2 x 30 minute lessons. There is a powerpoint which helps you teach the lesson and is written in a language children can understand. In addition you have 3 different worksheets for lower, middle and higher ability.
Year 6 SPAG bundle
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Year 6 SPAG bundle

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This bundle features 6 premium resources based around Year 6 spelling, grammar and punctuation objectives. All resources include a presentation and differentiated worksheets for lower, middle and higher ability learners.
Refraction Experiment Light Optics KS2 Science
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Refraction Experiment Light Optics KS2 Science

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All my resources include a customizable Microsoft word copy so that you can edit to meet the needs of your students. I have also included PDF files for ease of printing. This resource gives you everything you need to teach fun and engaging differentiated science experiment lesson, teaching your students what refraction is. In this resource you will find a PowerPoint presentation that is an easy to follow, step by step guide on how to complete the experiment. You will also find embedded videos of refraction and that will be very useful in getting your students to understand refraction. The best thing about this experiment; you only need 3 pieces of equipment: a beaker/glass, water and a pencil! After completing this experiment, I have also included videos that should provide next steps and further learning through simple ‘mini experiments’ and a 22 minute video.
Homophones Nonsense Passage to Convert Worksheet KS2
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Homophones Nonsense Passage to Convert Worksheet KS2

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This worksheet is a funny short story that has been written using the incorrect homophones. There is enough tasks and teaching points here to last 2 lessons minimum as each task can take quite a long time. If you were to use this worksheet to help improve the use of a dictionary then you could perhaps stretch the worksheet into 3 lessons of 45 minutes. As always, the preview makes the worksheet look poorly presented, but once downloaded I hope you agree it looks much better. Task 1 - The challenge for the children to first find the incorrect homophones and convert them into the correct homophones. Secondly, the children will write the proper version using the correct homophones in their exercise book (a dictionary could be used here). Task 2 - the children will use some of the common homophones (which is provided on the worksheet) to write their own nonsense passage using incorrect homophones. Task 3 - children will ask a friend to convert their nonsense passage into a passage with the correct homophones. Task 4 - Could even be some peer assessment. Each child checks each other’s work and makes sure that no homophones have been mist (or should I say missed).
The Perfect Form Worksheet KS2
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The Perfect Form Worksheet KS2

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All my resources are fully editable and customizable. As always, the preview makes the resource appear goofy when it actually isn’t. Please download some of my free resources to get a feel for some of the worksheets I create. Here I have created a worksheet that will improve your children’s knowledge and understanding of the present perfect and the past perfect form. This is aimed at upper key stage 2 but could be customized to meet the needs of lower ks2. In total, there are 4 tasks to complete and I this would take up to 2 x 1 hour lessons with the correct input from the teacher.
Maths Challenge Cards for KS2 - ideal lesson starter
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Maths Challenge Cards for KS2 - ideal lesson starter

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Here you have 17 challenge cards that can be adapted and edited to suit your age group. They are designed to be completed independently and they are a great way to show evidence of understanding. They have also been designed to against national expectations and targets. I found that these are particularly successful with the ‘competitive boys’ you may have in your class. They are a nice way to jog a child’s memory of perhaps just to use as a lesson starter.
Differentiated Subtraction Resources
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Differentiated Subtraction Resources

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This resource includes questions for teaching the children the calculation method. I have also included differentiated subtraction word problems. To finish you have a problem solving activity included. This will really help you to evaluate their understanding of the subtraction column method.
Active and Passive Voice KS2 SPAG
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Active and Passive Voice KS2 SPAG

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This resource is aimed at children in key stage 2. It includes a PowerPoint presentation and 3 worksheets differentiated into lower, middle and higher ability. The PowerPoint is very easy to follow and basically does the teaching for you. The worksheets could be used for 1 full hour lesson or you may choose to complete the tasks over 2 or 3 lessons.