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Each of the resources uploaded here are the ones that I have had the most fun or success teaching, or, if I have created them specifically for my shop, it is with a mind to what I know children will like. Whenever I have finished creating them I feel a sense of excitement, as I know the lessons will engage. Teaching and learning should be fun for adults and children alike. When children are comfortable, they are most receptive to learning. I hope that this shop and resources reflect that ethos.

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Each of the resources uploaded here are the ones that I have had the most fun or success teaching, or, if I have created them specifically for my shop, it is with a mind to what I know children will like. Whenever I have finished creating them I feel a sense of excitement, as I know the lessons will engage. Teaching and learning should be fun for adults and children alike. When children are comfortable, they are most receptive to learning. I hope that this shop and resources reflect that ethos.
Rocks Year 3
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Rocks Year 3

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Whole lesson Year 3. Meets National Curriculum Objective: compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. This lesson has been prepared as an exciting practical start to the topic of rocks and soils - ideal for the first lesson in a unit of work. This resource pack includes: Lesson plan Lesson presentation Printed activity/recording sheet Printed learning objective Rock name labels (editable) Name that rock printout - (identification chart) for help identifying the rock as an alternative to pre-labelling. Children are given an input based on properties of different materials and are then asked to consider the properties of different rocks, by examining them. After that they decide how to sort/group them, based on the properties they have just observed. I’ve delivered this lesson for two years without the slide show and the printouts, and I know it will be better for it - the children always enjoy it, regardless - and it enthuses them for the rest for the topic - this is simply tightening/smartening up. Tip: If you are spending the whole afternoon on the activity, use setting circles/hoops and encourage children to create physical Venn diagrams with the rock samples, according to their own sorting criteria written onto post-it notes (as in the last slides of the slide show). Please note: you will need access to rock samples to deliver this lesson - I have left editable boxes on the rock labels, as well as including the most likely to be used rocks. (I selected 7 types that could be gathered together fairly easily) I hope you enjoy using this resource. I would be grateful if you could leave a review.
Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding Assembly
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Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding Assembly

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This assembly is a general introduction to the royal wedding, but it also links to values (responsibility, courage, advocacy) by showcasing some of Meghan Markle’s charity and advocacy work. The presentation includes: A wedding invitation to analyse - pointing out quirks such as the fact that ‘Harry’ is ‘Henry’ Windsor Castle Who is Prince Harry? Who is Meghan Markle? The clips that are linked to are really powerful (and I found them truly inspirational, especially the second - it is the type where you have pin-drop silence and then spontaneous applause when it ends - the conversation this will likely spark could sustain any number of follow ups - how will you stand up for your rights, how else can one person make a difference? How are we helped by others on our way to success?) The first clip would be a better focus if your school has had a focus on the issues it raises (e.g. our school fund-raised to build a well with our partner school in Africa, so this clip would be highly relevant) Note: the wedding invitation is a recreation - I have only used copyright-free images. Likewise, the initial slide image is not actually Meghan for the same reason. If you like this resource, I would be grateful if you could leave a review. Please also note: 50% of the author proceeds of this sale will be donated to our partner school in Sierra Leone.
Safer Internet Day 2019 - Fake or Real?
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Safer Internet Day 2019 - Fake or Real?

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Tuesday 5th February is Safer Internet Day 2019. This is a whole lesson encouraging children to think critically and evaluate whether the information they see on the internet is real or fake. This resource includes: lesson (or session) plan and an activity. The plan details how to encourage children to think about what we use the internet for, and through the use of classroom clips introduces the idea of fake news. Children are given tips about how to evaluate whether a story etc might be fake or genuine. The activity is to look at a screen shot of a news story/twitter feed/web page/email/viral photo and decide whether it is is real or fake. Children click the answer each time (real or fake) -most are fake - and then there is extra information about how they might have reasoned this, what clues or warnings there were etc. These are mostly real-life examples. Although the activity has been entitled ‘Fake News Spotter’, the scope of the lesson is actually much broader than ‘Fake News’ as it also touches upon scams, trusted sources of information and using the internet for research. Tip: The activity is designed to be completed by the children individually/in pairs in ppt, but if that is not possible, it can be delivered as a whole class activity, or the slides can be printed and children can examine them in groups or pairs and sort them into a pile of ‘real’ or ‘fake’ before the answers are talked through as a whole class. This makes a nice reading-based activity in mixed ability pairs - perfect if there are carousels of activities taking places as part of a whole school approach to Safer Internet Day. I’m really pleased with this lesson which I have used with Year 4. I did notice that, when using the ppt, they all were very keen simply to see if they were correct or incorrect and whizzed through the slides without really reading the important information, so I would advise that you put in place some incentives to ensure that they actually read the slides - perhaps partner has to ask a question based on the content, or each taking it in turns to read the slide aloud before moving on - I had to make at least one quarter of the class go back over it again when finished. I hope you enjoy using this resource - there is so much misinformation out there, even for us adults - anything that helps our young people think more carefully about what they see or share, or how they select what sites they visit, is, in my view, a good thing!
Ancient Greek Food (Tasting)
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Ancient Greek Food (Tasting)

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An introduction to the diet of the ancient Greeks by tasting! This resource can be used at the start of a learning journey on Ancient Greece, to engage, or at the end. I have also used it the day before a ‘Fabulous Finish’ (Ancient Greek Day) where the children dressed in costumes, designed their own Greek pottery and carved in clay, held a mini Olympic games tournament and then marched into a feast, giving due honour to Zeus before eating. It worked well in this manner, because the children were already aware of the types of foods they would be sampling and why. The resource includes: Presentation on the diet of the Ancient Greeks. A printable Menu - edit on the ppt to include the food you have bought Slides to show what foods are going to be sampled A printout where children can rate the food, based on its appearance and texture and taste etc. (Print from ppt) A suggested follow up task - where children design their own menus, of Ancient Greek style food, using effusive persuasive language. All the food types included, are easy to source, and I found Aldi/Lidl extremely good value for 60 pupils. Most children gagged on the anchovies, but it was part of the fun - they all loved the goats cheese/greek yoghurt squeezy honey combo (and some were eating the honey simply on its own!) I hope you enjoy using this resource.
End of Year Quiz 2018
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End of Year Quiz 2018

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End of term fun. A classroom quiz full of topical and relevant questions. This was lots of fun in the making and I think it will be lots of fun in the doing! This quiz consists of four rounds of 5 questions each. The answers are multiple choice apart from the two bonus rounds. The rounds have been carefully selected to appeal to a wide cross-section of interests and abilities. Each new round is introduced with a sound bite to catch attention and each question also has a sound bite that plays automatically to gain silence, so you can read the question out. The answers are given after each round, groups being asked to swap to mark by passing to the left. The rounds are: Football (World Cup) Strange but True In the News Fads and Crazes The bonuses are pixelated images of famous people, books and films, to identify, some easy some more difficult, and can be done as timed extra rounds, or printed and given to children to do as a less-structured part of the quiz, and a quick break for the adult reading the questions. This quiz is written primarily for a KS2 audience, but could be used for older children, too. I have not had a chance to use this in the classroom, yet, but I did pre-test it on my own (key stage two) son, who loved it, and was begging for more the next day, even writing his own questions. I would appreciate feedback. In the end-of-term spirit, some of the questions are a little ‘colourful’ and be warned - the England chant as a sound bite on one slide will add to that ‘end of term’ vibe. :-) I have included lots of ironic potential answers to keep us quiz masters and mistresses amused, too. I hope you enjoy using this resource.
Riddles and Puzzles (End of term)
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Riddles and Puzzles (End of term)

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This is a slide show that contains 22 slides of puzzles and riddles. They are easy enough to guess the answers but hard enough to present a fun challenge for primary school-aged children. I used these riddles as part of an English lesson in Year 5 and they were very well received. It also includes a worksheet where the riddles have been differentiated to solve in groups as an alternative to a whole-class activity. This is a light hearted end-of-term fun activity for the children who are tired, and in need of something a bit lighter, but it will nonetheless develop their critical thinking skills, and hopefully foster a love of these word-play type problems. The presentation includes slides explaining what riddles are and how they work, and giving several guided examples before launching into the whole class slides. Each separate riddle is presented on one slide, which is then animated to reveal the answer, alongside an explanation of any that may need further clarification. Having carried out this lesson previously where children simply read the printed riddles from a worksheet, I am really pleased with the slide show, as the pictures add another element of deception - you are further able to mislead their thinking with subtle/subconscious red-herrings! I hope you have fun using this resource. I would be grateful if you could leave a review.
Identify Properties of Different Rocks (Worksheet)
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Identify Properties of Different Rocks (Worksheet)

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A simple resource, children can use when investigating different types of rocks. Using a grid, children can state whether they think a specific rock is e.g. smooth or gritty, layers or no layers, crystals or no crystals. This is a taster, part of a collection of resources based on the Year 3 topic of Rocks and Soils available at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/rocks-year-3-11910312 I hope you enjoy using this resource.
French Jungle Animals
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French Jungle Animals

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Les Animaux de la Jungle. Now with recorded French for each piece of vocabulary used or introduced. This is an engaging way to introduce vocabulary for animals that live in the Indian jungle. It would support a topic of India or simply use as something different to the usual animals that are taught. Games: Listen to the animal sound and say the animal that makes the noise (C’est quel animal?) Look at the picture closely and state which one is missing (Que manque-t-il) Revise numbers at the same time by watching the moving pictures closely and counting how many animals there were altogether. (Combien de…?) Also includes: A three-page worksheet that includes simple cut/stick, matching activities and a wordsearch using the new vocabulary. The powerpoint is available in two options: Autoplay soundbites for non speakers of French (learn alongside!). This duplicates slides and auto plays ll French phrases. Sound clips included when you click on the icon - to vary interest and give another voice for children to listen to. The worksheets are supplied in Microsfot Word format so they are fully editable. Note: the Power Point presentations are animated which cannot be viewed in preview mode.
Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding Teaching Resources Pack
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Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding Teaching Resources Pack

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A collection of themed resources and activities to celebrate the Harry - Meghan royal wedding. The set includes: 1 x whole school assembly 1 x fun quiz, ideal for use in class 1 x lesson on formal and informal language 1 x maths activity Union Jack symmetry for upper key stages 1 x printable Union flag bunting to colour in, for lower key stages. I hope you enjoy using these activities. I would be grateful if you could leave a review. 50% of the author proceeds from all royal wedding resources sales will be donated to our partner school in Sierra Leone.
Harry Meghan Formal and Informal Language Royal Wedding
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Harry Meghan Formal and Informal Language Royal Wedding

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A fun way to teach formal and informal language. This resource uses the royal wedding as a stimulus and a teaching opportunity to show how formal language is used in the context of weddings. It models first how this is done on the written invitation, and then explores spoken but formal wedding vows. There are initial teaching slides and questions focusing on identifying the most formal sentence similar to those found in the year 6 spag test. The activity is fun and slightly tongue-in-cheek (always a good way to keep grammar exciting and interesting). ‘Harry Winter’ is marrying ‘Meghan Marvel’ on the same day as the royal wedding, but has written his own vows in an informal style. The children need to re-write them more formally. They should enjoy this, picking up on the fact the draft vows are so badly worded it is humorous. (All the better if you can read them out in a David Beckham style voice - and have them re-read the re-drafted vows in a ‘posh’ queen-style voice). There are lots of guided examples on the slides. A formal version of the completed vows is also included on the slide show as an example once children have completed the task. Please note: 50% of all author proceeds of this and any other royal wedding resource will be donated to our partner school in Sierra Leone.
Royal Wedding Quiz Harry Meghan
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Royal Wedding Quiz Harry Meghan

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This is a two-round quiz, with two extra longer challenges - these can either be given as bonuses to do during the quiz or as part of the quiz itself, creating variety of style. The questions are multiple choice, and have allowed for logical guesses, so this requires little knowledge of Harry and Meghan’s actual wedding. The answers are included and the set up is such that marking occurs at the end of each round. This quiz would be ideal if your school has planned activities on the Friday before the wedding such as a ‘high tea’ or as a light hearted Friday afternoon activity pre-wedding. There are royal fanfare style sound bites included before each question, as a means of gaining attention again before reading next question out loud. Tip: Write an answer grid on the board, so the children can see who is winning -team name,round one, challenge, round 2, challenge, total. I had a lot of fun creating this resource, I hope you have as much fun using it. :-) 50% of the author proceeds from this resource will be donated to our partner school in Sierra Leone.
Hyphens
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Hyphens

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Most of the resources I’ve seen regarding hyphens focus on compounding. This Power Point (with printable resources within) focuses simply on other situations when hyphens might be used. It will build upon an introductory lesson, but could also be used as an introduction lesson, too. It is not too bogged down by strict grammar rules - giving examples instead. It uses humorous photographs throughout, as a means of keeping children engaged - please use with care to the age/suitability for your own class groups. Suitable for: Year 5 (Hap) or 6 (Pitched at this level - map) or beyond for lap. I would be grateful if you would take the time to review this resource.
The Geography of Ancient Greece
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The Geography of Ancient Greece

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A ppt (including differentiated activity printouts) that gives an overview to where modern day Greece is located, the make up of the land and climate. It then includes major cities and reference points of ancient Greece. (All images/maps sourced via Google images) This is for KS 2 and has supported a Year 5 introduction to ancient Greece, alongside timeline lessons and more general introductions.
Harry Potter in French
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Harry Potter in French

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Just a bit of fun - this could be used when teaching French on a themed day such as World Book Day or maybe a Harry Potter themed event is taking place at your school. It is a short (5 question) quiz that shows how the titles of Harry Potter books have been translated, and the characters, so it could be used as a starter. I would probably use it to elicit a brief discussion about whether people’s names should be translated - or not - in this case, they often need translating, as the name also conveys the character, a bit (like Miss Honey in Matilda) in the French translations of the Harry Potter books, many characters have different names e.g Snape = Rogue, but in the German translations, they are not altered - can give older children an idea about the subtleties of translating! **Tip: **I have used a special Harry Potter font (which I love!) to make it more relatable. This can be easily downloaded for free with a quick internet search.
Assembly: Single Use Plastics
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Assembly: Single Use Plastics

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This assembly looks at the issue of single use plastic. Children are asked initially to use words to describe an idyllic scene, which they later find out is cropped, and the image reveals a litter strewn beach. The slides talk through the origins of plastic and explore some of the benefits of plastic, so children can understand how we have arrived at this situation. The assembly goes on to look at the drawbacks -in simple terms, not too hard-hitting or upsetting. The final part of this assembly encourages children to think about what they can do to address the situation. There are slides encouraging recycling, not using in the first place, and participation in litter picks. The assembly ends with a prayer, but a good alternative would also be a silent promise - one thing the children will do in the next week to help the situation. I hope you enjoy using this resource. It is such an important issue. I would be grateful if you would leave a review, once you have used the assembly.
Imperial Measurements
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Imperial Measurements

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An introduction to imperial measurements This resource gives a comprehensive overview of what imperial measurements are This is ideal to precede written work on converting between measures Includes printables for practical activities Children familarise themselves with concrete examples of imperial to metric conversions. The practical activities could be run as one lesson as a brief carousel, a whole afternoon set of activities, or a series of lessons in a unit on measure, focusing each day on a different measure (Length, weight/mass, volume). For the practical activity, teachers will need access to standard measuring equipment, however, this resource could be used for input alone - children would gain a secure understanding of what imperial means in relation to metric. Slides can also be printed directly from the ppt (full page slides) as posters for your working wall - there is a useful one on how prefixes can help you identify one metric measure in relation to another - milli- centi- deci- etc. If you like this resource, you may also like https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/metric-conversion-problems-weight-11881646 Metric conversions I would be grateful if you could leave a review for this resource, after you have used it in class.
Compare and Contrast the Diets of Different Animals
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Compare and Contrast the Diets of Different Animals

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A pick-up-and-go lesson covering the Year 3 National Curriculum objective, compare and contrast the diets of different animals including pets. This presentation includes vivid images of different animals alongside their diets in general terms. It prompts children to think about what their own pets eat, or mustn’t have and links to a BBC classroom clip. I have used this lesson in Year 3, and the children were exceptionally engaged. The activity creates an imaginary scenario, where there is a new zoo keeper who has lost her notes explaining which bucket of food is to be taken to which enclosure. Children help by matching the menu with the enclosure. This resource includes: lesson plan, activity, lesson presentation, and printed L.O. Tip: Print the activity on the ‘two sides per sheet’ setting to fit into books nicely without wasting too much paper and ink, leaving space for additional writing below. I hope you enjoy using this resource. I would be grateful if you could leave a review once it has been used in class.
Transition Day
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Transition Day

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A moving up day presentation with activity. Children play ‘two truths and a lie’ and then create their own passports to enable them to move up to the next year group. The presentation is a simple powerpoint that you can edit to include the names of the adults in the classroom and create your own “two truths and a lie” facts. I would also add slides about the topics that are covered in the year - it contains screen shots of the activity in order to model to the children what to do. The activity has been been based on a version of a TES recommended resource by tafkam which is excellent, so I can take no credit for the original idea. I have created my own version more suitable for lower Key Stage 2 and hopefully easy to edit to include school logos etc. It should be printed or photocopied double sided. When I have done this activity in the past, I have held onto the children’s passports and returned them to them in the summer, prior to their new moving up day. It’s a nice way to get them to reflect on the year that was, too. (Please note: the photograph on the example is an example of one I created with my son, for fun, not of any pupil I teach! I’ve also blanked out his school logos and school name.) I hope this resource helps you to get to know your new class better!
Metric Conversion Word Problems (Weight)
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Metric Conversion Word Problems (Weight)

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Resource developed for teaching children to convert between g and kg in context based problems. This resource includes a teaching presentation with guided examples and differentiated activities with answers - the activities can be used with different ability groups or over the course of several lessons for progression. There are four sets of questions, allowing for two days of activities moving to the next level up over the course of both days. The tasks are presented as word problems. The answers are included as slides on the presentation so children can mark their own work. The presentation allows for: Re-visiting the metric units of measurement for weight (mass) grams and kilograms (and milligrams/tons in relation to these) Encouraging children to use knowledge of halves/doubles and patterns etc. to convert mentally between grams and kilograms using knowledge the 1000g = 1kg. Explaining how to use place value (grids) for more complex calculations by going forwards or backwards three places to convert between g and kg or kg and g. The problems are designed to include more complex use of number, as well as conversions as the level of challenge increases. Includes a print-friendly Word version of all activities. For neatness of presentation, ask children to cut and stick each box as they go, showing their workings out beneath. Ideal for use in Year 5 or year 6. I would be grateful if you could leave a review once you have used this resource in class. If you like this, you may also like: imperial to metric conversions https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/imperial-measurements-11869571
Crack the Code (Maths is Awesome)
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Crack the Code (Maths is Awesome)

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This is a resource prepared for key stage 2 to be used in the maths session either in the first few days of the September term, or as a structured maths activity as part of a transition. Children solve the calculations/problems to find a number that corresponds to a letter. The letters spell out a phrase. The secret phrase is ‘Maths is fun!’ or ‘Maths is awesome’ when completed. Children can then go on to create their own phrases/coded words. I have used this activity in Year 5, but because there are four different levels of challenge, this activity could easily be carried out in lower years, or even Year 6. The children enjoyed it - because the phrase is the same for all levels, children can race to solve it first (swear them to secrecy, by asking them to only whisper the phrase to you for a reward if they are correct). Works well if partners are working together - if the sheet is too hard, or one question on the sheet is too challenging, they can always look at the question on an easier sheet. I found this exercise to be helpful to get an overall sense of how the class were with number and their ability and confidence with a range of maths overall - probably as helpful as a test for a quick sense of where a new class is at, but without any of the threat. It gave me some good ideas about where to pitch my planning for the next couple of weeks, whilst I got to know them and their strengths/gaps better, so I would consider it of much more value than simply a ‘holding’ teacher-meet type exercise. Tip: Set the printer to double sided, so they can flip over to create their own code once they have found the answer. I hope you enjoy using this resource. I would be grateful if you could leave a review, once used in class.