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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.
Metric Conversion Word Problems (Weight)

Metric Conversion Word Problems (Weight)

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
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Boys Narrative Writing

Boys Narrative Writing

The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle This unit of planning and resources is written specifically to engage reluctant readers, particularly boys. The initial weeks cover a range of reading and writing skills, (descriptive writing, character analysis, even cinquain poetry - skater style!) The Bubble Wrap Boy is an enjoyable book suitable for ages 10-15. It would work well in Year 6 or Year 7/8 intervention classes, where they keep the same teacher all day. It centres on a geeky teenager, Charlie Han, who reinvents himself as a skating legend. His equally geeky friend gains kudos through his graffiti art. https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/188528/the-bubble-wrap-boy/ I have taught it in Year 5 and so that is what the national curriculum standards reference. My lower-ability writers’ standards shot up after this unit and standards of the whole class improved exactly where the gaps were, as this is how it was planned. The unit includes a mixture of discrete grammar lessons and lessons that build on from one another. The main focus is how to write an extended narrative - with each skill building logically on from the next. It leads into a project of extended writing at the end, this is key to improving stamina and ongoing writing ability. While this English unit of work focuses on writing, I strongly recommend that the book is focussed on during daily reading sessions prior to the main English writing session. It is assumed that the teacher will be able to read chapters outloud with the children outside of the main writing session, and ideally, the children themselves will have plenty of opportunity to engage with and read the text, too. This text has some strong themes in it, such as bullying, loss and family deception. It has some mild bad language and teenage-style comments that the teacher should be aware of and read with discretion with lower ages, particularly in Year 5. I had such fun teaching this unit, as we delivered it as a whole learning journey, where the children studied graffiti and urban art, too, and we visited the local skate parks, did skating angles etc in maths. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. If you like these resources, I would be grateful if you could leave a review for others.
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Skateboard Angles

Skateboard Angles

Three resources that use skateboarding as a means of teaching angles. Identifying different angles types (uses skateboard angles for real life examples) Knowing the number of degrees in a full turn, half turn and quarter turn, using skater trick terminology to engage Posters for a working wall using real life skating angles. These resources complement a whole learning journey based on the theme of skating. If you like these, you may also wish to consider the English unit of work that accompanies them. https://bit.ly/2pR5obE I would be grateful if you could leave a review, once you have used these resources.
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Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding Assembly

Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding Assembly

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.
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European Day of Languages 2018

European Day of Languages 2018

Wednesday 26th September 2018 is the European Day for Languages! This is an assembly that has been prepared to let children know this, and to encourage them to reflect on why there is a special day for languages. It would work well as an introduction to a whole day of European language themed small activities e.g. the lunch menu in other languages/teachers greeting you in other languages. There are opportunities to iterate to children that, even though we are leaving the EU, we are part of Europe, and will still be part of Europe when we leave. It links to what I have called in the presentation ‘British Values’ (but for my school we talk of Core Values) and prompts children to reflect on how learning about another person’s language and culture can link to values such as tolerance. There are links to a clip, where children have to listen for the French speaker saying ‘hello- talk to me’ - as we teach French in our school (simply amend the photo and listen for the language(s) that you teach if it is not French). Later on there are some fun activities, in French, which are appropriate if you do or do not teach French, as ideally, throughout the school day, you would incorporate ways to engage with the other languages spoken in Europe (e.g. am register in Italian, pm register in Spanish - I have chosen French as we teach it in our school and it needs a ‘push/plug’. I hope you find this resource helpful. I would be grateful if you would take time to feed back, after you have used it.
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Riddles and Puzzles (End of term)

Riddles and Puzzles (End of term)

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.
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End of Year Quiz 2018

End of Year Quiz 2018

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.
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Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding Teaching Resources Pack

Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding Teaching Resources Pack

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.
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Harry Meghan Formal and Informal Language Royal Wedding

Harry Meghan Formal and Informal Language Royal Wedding

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.
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Royal Wedding Quiz Harry Meghan

Royal Wedding Quiz Harry Meghan

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.
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Harry Potter in French

Harry Potter in French

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.
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Science - Forces (five ppts to support a unit on forces)

Science - Forces (five ppts to support a unit on forces)

Five lesson ppt presentations meeting new NC objectives regarding forces (friction, air resistance, water resistance, Isaac Newton and transferring forces) Used with a year 5 class, NB we had also done a lot of work on gravity when we covered space the previous term - the Newton lesson was a recap of that, the transferring forces lesson is also Tudor themed, but easily adaptable)
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The Geography of Ancient Greece

The Geography of Ancient Greece

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.
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Imperial Measurements

Imperial Measurements

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.
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Quelle heure est-il?

Quelle heure est-il?

This is an animated Power Point that can be used over several sessions of teaching telling the time. Introduces: firstly, the time on the hour; quarter past then half past; midday/midnight; minutes past; and finally minutes to. The slides have been animated to carry out listen/repeat type exercises first, then recall exercises next. Option to print out slides as worksheets/ or play games with slides - I’ve included some notes about which slides can be used for what purposes. I hope you enjoy using this resource. I would be grateful if you could leave a review.
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Transition Day

Transition Day

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!
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How to solve time word problems using RUCSAC

How to solve time word problems using RUCSAC

This resource set is suitable for Year 4 (or 3 or 5 depending on ability) It includes: Lesson Presentation written using ppt fully explaining how to use RUCSAC to solve time problems using a number line. 3 sets of questions and answers (easier, middle and harder versions) The answers are on the worksheets and on the slides, so children can mark, if you would prefer. Print saving worksheets - no colour - simple cut and stick questions one by one.
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Why do the clocks go forward? (Assembly)

Why do the clocks go forward? (Assembly)

Ideal for an assembly in the week preceding or following the clocks going forward. a) Starts with a more general ‘signs of spring’ discussion b) Includes activities that can be done as talk partner discussions or lead as questions and answers c) Includes top tips that reinforce the importance of a sleep routine d) Links to an external quiz at the end. Why not tie it in with some time related problems in maths? https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/how-to-solve-time-word-problems-using-rucsac-11862812
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Metric Conversion Word Problems (Weight)

Metric Conversion Word Problems (Weight)

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
Nataliebu
Year 6 SATs SpaG Grammar Revision

Year 6 SATs SpaG Grammar Revision

This toolkit is designed for daily use as part of a classroom routine. There are 6 weeks of daily activities included. (Three weeks of twice daily drills - from term 5 commencement right up to the spag test) Ideal for quick revision of key concepts already taught in the lead up to SATS after Easter, or diagnostically at any other point in the year The resource follows a regular routine: Use the first slide to re-visit the grammar rule. Active teaching. Children complete the activity on the second slide independently (e.g. during the register on whiteboards, rough books or dedicated SpaG books; this slide could be locked onto the IWB using the freeze function) Third Slide gives the answer to the SAT style question asked in slide 2 The SATs questions have been created from scratch and are based on the content of previous papers Tip: Make a copy of the whole presentation for next year, then delete each set of three once taught for easy navigation to the correct day. This toolkit contains 100 slides of active revision. I would be grateful if you could leave a review.
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Assembly: Single Use Plastics

Assembly: Single Use Plastics

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.
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Ancient Greek Food (Tasting)

Ancient Greek Food (Tasting)

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 set 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.
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KS2 SpaG Test Practice Papers

KS2 SpaG Test Practice Papers

PRACTICE SPELLING AND GRAMMAR PAPER This practice spelling and grammar test has been designed to resemble the actual SAT test paper as closely as possible. These are original questions. They test National Curriculum content. This download includes: Practice Paper 1 Grammar and Punctuation Practice Paper 2 Spelling Mark Scheme Papers 1 and 2.
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Spag Practice Tests and Revision Guides

Spag Practice Tests and Revision Guides

Bundle consists of: Practice test in Sat style with similar questions (Test 1, Test 2, Answers) Daily drills - The spelling and grammar rules with a practice example, and a task based on the above test questions - ideal for daily/twice daily input in the period leading up to SATs. One additional grammar test, designed for progression with slightly harder vocabulary used throughout but similar questions
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