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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.
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.
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.
Spag Practice Tests and Revision Guides (SATs)
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Spag Practice Tests and Revision Guides (SATs)

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Bundle consists of: Practice SPaG test in Sat style with similar questions (Test 1, Test 2, Answers) Daily Grammar 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.
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.
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!
Year 6 SATs SpaG Grammar Revision
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Year 6 SATs SpaG Grammar Revision

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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 - ideal to use 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 of concepts already taught. 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. and encourages peer to peer feedback. 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 slides 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.
E-Safety - Fake or Real?
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E-Safety - Fake or Real?

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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!
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
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Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)

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Tuesday 25th February is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)! This is a power point resource all about Mardi Gras that includes accompanying activities that can be done afterwards. It is designed as a French lesson, but can easily be used as a whole school assembly, especially in a French -teaching primary school. There are some links to be made with RE and Lent, so it will work especially well in a CE/Catholic primary school teaching French. It is suitable for KS2 or perhaps just lower Key Stage 3. Just something a bit different as there are already many resources out there on the subject of Easter, but very few on Mardi Gras, which is increasing in popularity in the UK as Fat Tuesday. The lesson commences with the children analysing 2 photos showing Mardi Gras (carnival) scenes. (A means of activating critical thinking skills) before introducing the lesson as one about Mardi Gras, how it is celebrated and some key vocabulary. The ppt links to a You Tube clip of a parade in Montreal (providing opportunities to discuss French culture around the world). It introduces some key vocabulary, (and can be used as an opportunity to revise colours, days of the week and dates, as they come up, naturally). In terms of the activities: There are 2 word searches using the key vocabulary. One easier, one harder. In terms of how to deliver the activities, you could try giving the children a print-out of the ‘reading’ slide and asking them to provide a written translation, or alternatively, this can be deciphered as a whole class exercise (I like the passage, as there are some near-cognate words that are not given in the vocabulary - children have to work out they mean based on how they look, sound or are spelled.) As a creative task, children can design a Mardi Gras mask, and several templates are given. The ppt slides can be printed in A3 when there are 2 per page. To make a larger art/DT project, child I have seen examples of Mardi Gras displays on the internet, where, having created the masks, the children’s photographs are taken and printed A3 size and the masks stuck over the top of the child’s face on the notice board - looks amazing. In my school, I haven’t gone that far, but the children were occupied for a whole wet-play, making gold, green and purple paper chains, which I decorated around a notice board, using my ppt slides as information for the mid-section. Sorry, there are no word search answers for the 2nd word search, but you could retain a child’s once they have solved - also, using the word ‘or’ in the word search has resulted in there being several possible answers - I didn’t change it - it’s probably something else of interest that will enable the word to stick in their minds. Hope you enjoy. Please do feel free to leave a review. *Please note: Selling resources on TES has enabled me to donate £150 to date to our partner school in Sierra Leone. A percentage of author proceeds from this resource will be donated to our partner school. *
1066 Battle of Hastings
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1066 Battle of Hastings

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A ppt to support a lesson designed to show children how people inherit the throne in the UK and how disputes can arise. Written to support teaching about the Battle of Hastings, but could easily be adapted to support any UK dynasty Works best with an actual crown where the ‘Kings’ and next in line are asked to actually slump over and die and the crown is physically passed on to the next person - you can use the words in the scrolls as a ‘script’ and ask the future kings and queens to act them out. My class loved it! If I did it again I’d try and get hold of an orb and sceptre, too. There is a written gap-fill task included in the slides but, having delivered the lesson, I’d probably opt for some writing in role from the perspective of one of the possible future kings if I were to do it again. e.g The queen could be annoyed that females don’t automatically inherit the throne like her brothers, the youngest born could be weighing up his chances of ever becoming king)…
Union Jack (Flag) Bunting colouring in
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Union Jack (Flag) Bunting colouring in

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Available in pdf and editable word, for personalisation options. The first is a larger flag simply to print and colour, the second a smaller flag, that can be folded and displayed over a washing line type rope. These would be good for younger classes, where you are attempting to improve pencil grip and writing stamina. I would print one per pupil and use it to create eye-catching bunting over the classroom. 50% of the author proceeds of this resource will be donated to our partner school in Sierra Leone.
Spag test practice paper (SATs)
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Spag test practice paper (SATs)

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This practice test paper has been designed specifically for progression. It is written with deliberately more challenging vocabulary and sentence structures, to extend the learning of those children now familiar with practice test paper and content. It tests the grammar element of the SpaG test. I would be grateful if you could leave a review after purchase and implementation.
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.
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.
(Easy) Reading Comprehension French En Ville (J'aime)
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(Easy) Reading Comprehension French En Ville (J'aime)

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One reading sheet Scenario: French teenagers talking about what they like doing in their hometown of Lille. The vocabulary has been deliberately chosen so that children can work out the meaning of the small paragraphs in the speech bubbles even if they have not been taught the vocabulary. This would be good for pair work - to try and figure out what is being said, for learners prior to it being read through and explained by the teacher. The second worksheet is a set of simple questions so it can be completed in a more traditional way.
Union Jack Flag Symmetry
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Union Jack Flag Symmetry

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This is a printable activity with the option of printing with grid lines, without grid lines, in colour or in black and white. Developed initially for the Harry-Meghan royal wedding, but it is a standalone activity that is useful in its own right, not simply because of a royal wedding (although, that gives the perfect excuse to use it!) This uses a triangular shaped flag, that might be used for bunting - it could be displayed as bunting on a maths working wall once completed! Tip: N:rich has a nice activity on flag symmetry that could precede this or follow this lesson. https://nrich.maths.org/7749 (alternatively, download their ‘getting started’ advice, for questions that could be used to enrich this activity.) 50% of the author proceeds of this purchase will go to our partner school in Sierra Leone.
Coordinates in four quadrants (Desert island map)
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Coordinates in four quadrants (Desert island map)

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This is a lesson (teaching presentation and activity) for teaching coordinates in all four quadrants. A knowledge of coordinates in the first quadrant is assumed alongside a basic knowledge of the principles of negative numbers. The resource is survival themed (as it was delivered as part of a survival learning journey) but it could be used in any maths lesson to teach coordinates in all 4 quadrants - the theme just makes it a little more engaging. It is equally easily adaptable as a pirate treasure map activity. Children imagine themselves on a desert island. They want to create a map for their fellow castaways (or pirates) indicating where the fresh water is, the firewood etc. they must create their own desert islands, plot co-ordinates for all the key features and then state what the coordinates are in a key. Children will love the creative element of this - the maps could be decorated and improved further in pm sessions - this is the type of challenge/activity that they do again at home for the fun of it. It has been deliberately left for the children to decide what their island looks like, and what is important to plot, so that they have full ownership of the ideas. There are teaching slides on how to read and plot co-ordinates in the 4 quadrants and the activity instructions are carefully scaffolded (Children will make mistakes if asked to draw their own axes in their maths books without a clear explanation about how to do so - we discovered the hard way!) There is also a printable grid for LA pupils, who will still be able to create their own island, and plot their own features. Tip: print a few extras, so if anyone does struggle to draw the axis in their books, and needs to re-start, this could be glued in over the top. I created this resource to be used as a survival themed project over a week in maths, at the end of term - there is an accompanying resource set on reading shipping maps and timetables, and creating a look-out rota/timetable. I hope you enjoy delivering this lesson. I would be grateful if you could leave a review with a comment, once you have used it in class.
Formal and Informal Language (Whole lesson)
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Formal and Informal Language (Whole lesson)

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A whole English lesson on formal and informal language. I have used versions of this in year 5 and in year 6. There is a very clear explanation of formal and informal language as well as standard and non-standard English. Children are guided through several SATs style questions and then introduced to a written task. They are to re-write a couples draft wedding vows in a more formal style as befits the situation! Fun. A model answer is given. There are usually several questions that require the children to select the most formal sentence in the spelling and grammar SpAG SATs test, and this lesson helps, particularly where practice papers have identified this as an area for improvement. I tend to theme my lessons based on the learning journey or something topical, and this lesson has nods toward the topic of skating and also the Harry Meghan Royal Wedding where I have adapted it for use in both. If there is another big forthcoming celebrity wedding that the children are aware of, it would be worth replacing the names and the photos, once downloaded, to keep in relevant and up to date for the children, but I’m afraid my knowledge of the latest celebrity couple is rather wanting! The resource includes a written plan and LO printout. I hope you enjoy this lesson. It is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but surely that’s the best way to deliver a grammar lesson? Please also note that a percentage of author proceeds from the sale of this product will be given to our partner school in Sierra Leone. To date (Feb 2020) have donated £250 from the proceeds of author sales
How to solve time word problems using RUCSAC
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How to solve time word problems using RUCSAC

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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.
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.