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Oliver Fordham

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Most of the items in my shop are free to download. There are spelling resources and songs. Enjoy!

Most of the items in my shop are free to download. There are spelling resources and songs. Enjoy!
Cool Britannia (school song)
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Cool Britannia (school song)

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Cool Britannia is a unique song that will unite the pupils in your school. It celebrates the diversity of life in Britain, Europe and across the world. Backing tracks are available on Spotify - search for the artist Conway Coulter.
You Can Do It (song)
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You Can Do It (song)

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You Can Do It is a very popular song choice in school, with a catchy chorus and lyrics that children really respond to. Backing tracks available on Spotify - search for the artist Conway Coulter.
Dick Whittington and the Banking Crisis (piano score)
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Dick Whittington and the Banking Crisis (piano score)

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With a little help from a cool cat and an offshore tax haven, Dick is destined for fame and fortune - tax free! This piano score complements the free musical play of the same name, which can be found in the Maplebeck Publishing shop. Audio backing tracks are now available on Spotify and other streaming services - search for the artist Conway Coulter.
Mum (song)
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Mum (song)

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This is a lovely, heart-warming song for Mother’s Day. Audio backing tracks (with and without vocals) and on-screen lyrics are included in the PowerPoint presentations for ease of use on an IWB.
Fred the Flea - animated spelling lists (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns)
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Fred the Flea - animated spelling lists (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns)

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This resource includes: FF ANIMATED SPELLING LISTS - 31 PowerPoint slide shows with giant, animated graphics. Each slide show introduces a weekly spelling list (10-13 words) with a different spelling pattern each week. Linked resources (free) available in my TES shop, Maplebeck Publishing: FF SPELLING LISTS - 31 worksheets containing a weekly list of spellings (10-13 words) with a different spelling pattern each week. The worksheets can be used for spelling practice following the system of Read Cover Write Check. FF TEST SHEET - a blank test sheet to cover 4 weeks of spelling tests. FF WORKSHEETS AND EXTENSIONS - 31 worksheets to be used as a follow-up to a short weekly dictation (32-47 words) which contains the spelling list words. Each dictation is a little story that follows the adventures of cartoon characters Fred the Flea, Kay the Bee and more. Each worksheet includes the text of the dictation plus various other activities: spelling pattern identification, alphabetical order, use of dictionary, cloze procedure, simple comprehension questions and a picture box. PLUS, 31 extension worksheets which include wordsearches relating to the spelling lists, picture boxes and a word challenge (see how many words you can find using certain letters). THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MY SPELLING/DICTATION SCHEME: BM - Bert and Mary (simple sounds) JT - Jill and Tom (1-syllable cvc words) FF - Fred the Flea (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns) SS - Sheila the Spider (2-syllable words with common spelling patterns) - coming soon by popular demand! Please leave a review so I can continue to improve my resources.
Not Before Time (song)
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Not Before Time (song)

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Not Before Time is a beautifully crafted song on the theme of patience and love. Backing tracks can be downloaded from Spotify and other streaming services - search for the artist Conway Coulter.
Dick Whittington and the Banking Crisis (musical play)
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Dick Whittington and the Banking Crisis (musical play)

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This brand new version of the classic tale is a laugh-a-minute romp as Dick gets involved in London's financial crash. Piano score is available separately in the Maplebeck Publishing shop. Audio backing tracks now available on Spotify and other streaming services - search for the artist Conway Coulter.
The Little Seedling (song)
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The Little Seedling (song)

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The Little Seedling is ostensibly about acorns turning into oak trees. But, of course, there are other things in our lives which have the potential to grow and flourish. Backing tracks can be downloaded from Spotify and other streaming services - search for Conway Coulter.
Spring is here today (song)
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Spring is here today (song)

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This is a bouncy, seasonal song to lift your spirits after the harsh legacy of winter. Welcome to Karaoke Reading! The PowerPoint slide show encourages children to follow giant, animated text with the support of an original song.
Fred the Flea - dictations, worksheets & extensions (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns)
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Fred the Flea - dictations, worksheets & extensions (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns)

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This resource includes: FF WORKSHEETS AND EXTENSIONS - 31 worksheets to be used as a follow-up to a short weekly dictation (32-47 words) which contains the spelling list words (see below). Each dictation is a little story that follows the adventures of cartoon characters Fred the Flea, Kay the Bee and more. Each worksheet includes the text of the dictation plus various other activities: spelling pattern identification, alphabetical order, use of dictionary, cloze procedure, simple comprehension questions and a picture box. PLUS, 31 extension worksheets which include wordsearches relating to the spelling lists, picture boxes and a word challenge (see how many words you can find using certain letters). Linked resources available in my TES shop, Maplebeck Publishing: FF ANIMATED SPELLING LISTS - 31 PowerPoint slide shows with giant, animated graphics. Each slide show introduces a weekly spelling list. FF SPELLING LISTS - 31 worksheets containing a weekly list of spellings (10-13 words) with a different spelling pattern each week. The lists can be used for spelling practice following the system of Read Cover Write Check. FF TEST SHEET - a blank test sheet to cover 4 weeks of spelling tests. THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MY SPELLING/DICTATION SCHEME: BM - Bert and Mary (simple sounds) JT - Jill and Tom (1-syllable cvc words) FF - Fred the Flea (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns) SS - Sheila the Spider (2-syllable words with common spelling patterns) - coming soon by popular demand! Please leave a review so I can continue to improve my resources.
Bert and Mary - dictations, worksheets and extensions (simple sounds)
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Bert and Mary - dictations, worksheets and extensions (simple sounds)

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This resource includes: BM WORKSHEETS AND EXTENSIONS - 30 worksheets to assist pupils during a very short weekly guided dictation (3 sentences each week). The dictation follows the adventures of Bert and Mary plus other characters. Each worksheet includes the sounds of the week and the text of the dictation with space for letter-tracing, copy-writing and a picture box. PLUS, 30 extension worksheets which include simplified wordsearches relating to the spelling/sound lists, letter-searches and a tracing/picture exercise. Linked resources available in my TES shop, Maplebeck Publishing: BM SPELLING/SOUND LISTS - 30 sheets containing a weekly list of simple alphabet sounds (3 sounds each week). The sheets can be used for spelling and letter formation practice following the system of Read Cover Write Check. BM TEST SHEETS - 8 blank test sheets in blocks of 4 weeks. Each test sheet has pictures and words to prompt pupils during the test of alphabet sounds. THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MY SPELLING/DICTATION SCHEME: BM - Bert and Mary (simple sounds) JT - Jill and Tom (1-syllable cvc words) FF - Fred the Flea (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns) SS - Sheila the Spider (2-syllable words with common spelling patterns) - coming soon by popular demand! Please leave a review so I can continue to improve my resources.
New Year Resolutions (song)
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New Year Resolutions (song)

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New Year Resolutions is a funny song with a really grand, punchy chorus. It approaches the theme of making resolutions through a sort of extended family narrative. Backing tracks available on Spotify - search for the artist Conway Coulter.
I've Got The Flu (school song)
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I've Got The Flu (school song)

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I've Got The Flu is a funny song with just a hint of a message about being thankful for what we have (when we are healthy). If sung with a blocked-up nose and a happy heart, it will lift you up! Backing tracks are available on Spotify - search for the artist Conway Coulter. Get well soon!
One World United (song)
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One World United (song)

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One World United is a pretty hopeful song which pictures a day when we all share similar values in a world of peace, trust and respect. (Optimistic, eh?!) Backing tracks (with and without vocals) available on Spotify - search for the artist Conway Coulter.
Fred the Flea - spelling lists (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns)
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Fred the Flea - spelling lists (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns)

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This resource includes: FF SPELLING LISTS - 31 worksheets containing a weekly list of spellings (10-13 words) with a different spelling pattern each week. The worksheets can be used for spelling practice following the system of Read Cover Write Check. FF TEST SHEET - a blank test sheet to cover 4 weeks of spelling tests. Linked resources available in my TES shop, Maplebeck Publishing: FF ANIMATED SPELLING LISTS - 31 PowerPoint slide shows with giant, animated graphics. Each slide show introduces a weekly spelling list. FF WORKSHEETS AND EXTENSIONS - 31 worksheets to be used as a follow-up to a short weekly dictation (32-47 words) which contains the spelling list words. Each dictation is a little story that follows the adventures of cartoon characters Fred the Flea, Kay the Bee and more. Each worksheet includes the text of the dictation plus various other activities: spelling pattern identification, alphabetical order, use of dictionary, cloze procedure, simple comprehension questions and a picture box. PLUS, 31 extension worksheets which include wordsearches relating to the spelling lists, picture boxes and a word challenge (see how many words you can find using certain letters). THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MY SPELLING/DICTATION SCHEME: BM - Bert and Mary (simple sounds) JT - Jill and Tom (1-syllable cvc words) FF - Fred the Flea (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns) SS - Sheila the Spider (2-syllable words with common spelling patterns) - coming soon by popular demand! Please leave a review so I can continue to improve my resources.
Jill and Tom - spelling lists (1-syllable cvc words)
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Jill and Tom - spelling lists (1-syllable cvc words)

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This resource includes: JT SPELLING LISTS - 31 worksheets containing a weekly list of 1-syllable cvc words (10-15 each week). The lists can be used for spelling practice following the system of Read Cover Write Check. JT TEST SHEET - a blank test sheet to cover 4 weeks of spelling tests. Linked resources available in my TES shop, Maplebeck Publishing: JT WORKSHEETS AND EXTENSIONS - 31 worksheets to be used as a follow-up to a short weekly dictation (27-46 words) which contains the spelling list words. Each dictation is a little story that follows the adventures of Jill and Tom plus other characters. Each worksheet includes the text of the dictation plus various other activities: vowel identification, alphabetical order, cloze procedure, simple comprehension questions and a picture box. PLUS, 31 extension worksheets which include wordsearches relating to the spelling lists, picture boxes and a word challenge (see how many words you can find using certain letters). THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MY SPELLING/DICTATION SCHEME: BM - Bert and Mary (simple sounds) JT - Jill and Tom (1-syllable cvc words) FF - Fred the Flea (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns) SS - Sheila the Spider (2-syllable words with common spelling patterns) - coming soon by popular demand! Please leave a review so I can continue to improve my resources.
I Must Do My Best (song)
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I Must Do My Best (song)

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I Must Do My Best is a very easy song to learn which means that singers of all ages can join in. Backing tracks are available on Spotify - search for the artist Conway Coulter.
Bert and Mary - spelling lists (simple sounds)
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Bert and Mary - spelling lists (simple sounds)

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This resource includes: BM SPELLING/SOUND LISTS - 30 worksheets containing a weekly list of simple alphabet sounds (3 sounds each week). The worksheets can be used for spelling and letter formation practice following the system of Read Cover Write Check. BM TEST SHEETS - 8 blank test sheets in blocks of 4 weeks. Each test sheet has pictures and words to prompt pupils during the test of alphabet sounds. Linked resources available in my TES shop, Maplebeck Publishing: BM WORKSHEETS AND EXTENSIONS - 30 worksheets to assist pupils during a very short weekly guided dictation (3 sentences each week). The dictation follows the adventures of Bert and Mary plus other characters. Each worksheet includes the text of the dictation with space for letter-tracing, copy-writing and a picture box. PLUS, 30 extension worksheets which include simplified wordsearches relating to the spelling/sound lists, letter-searches and a tracing/picture exercise. THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MY SPELLING/DICTATION SCHEME: BM - Bert and Mary (simple sounds) JT - Jill and Tom (1-syllable cvc words) FF - Fred the Flea (1-syllable words with common spelling patterns) SS - Sheila the Spider (2-syllable words with common spelling patterns) - coming soon by popular demand! Please leave a review so I can continue to improve my resources.