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I combine my time between writing ( children's author ) and teaching. In my shop you will find a range of worksheets that I have successfully used in the classroom with Key Stage 2 pupils. My passions are writing and history and you will find plenty of resources for these subjects in my shop.

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I combine my time between writing ( children's author ) and teaching. In my shop you will find a range of worksheets that I have successfully used in the classroom with Key Stage 2 pupils. My passions are writing and history and you will find plenty of resources for these subjects in my shop.
Arabian Nights Story Planner  KS 2
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Arabian Nights Story Planner KS 2

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This is a story planning sheet for an ‘Arabian Nights’ themed story which I have used on my author visits to Primary Schools. It has proved very popular with teachers and pupils alike. Rather than spend time trying to think of story elements such as characters’ names, settings and plots etc…your pupils can just choose from a set of options. The children, by linking together different elements, can create a quick plot and can be writing their stories in minutes. This resource is especially helpful for reluctant writers, SEN children and those that just lack ideas!
Mountain adventure Story Planner
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Mountain adventure Story Planner

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This is a story planning sheet for a ‘Mountain’ themed adventure story which I have used on my author visits to Primary Schools. It has proved very popular with teachers and pupils alike. Rather than spend time trying to think of story elements such as characters’ names, settings and plots etc…your pupils can just choose from a set of options. The children, by linking together different elements, can create a quick plot and can be writing their stories in minutes. This resource is especially helpful for reluctant writers, SEN children and those that just lack ideas!
Roman explanation task: How to survive in the Roman Army
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Roman explanation task: How to survive in the Roman Army

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A set of worksheets where the pupils will be able to first identify the features of an explanation text (how to survive in the Roman Army) before using what they have learnt to write their own explanation. There are two levels: the easiest where the features have been highlighted and a more challenging text where the children have to find the features within the blank text. On both sheets, there are boxes beside the features in which the children can write in the features. There is also an annotated version that the teacher can use at the start of the lesson to model features or at the end of the lesson to allow pupils to check their answers.
Unit of work for Beowulf - Morpurgo 2007 Version
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Unit of work for Beowulf - Morpurgo 2007 Version

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A unit of work (37 lessons - up to 50 hours of lessons ) for Year 5-6 pupils. Ideal for schools studying the Vikings/Anglo Saxons under the new curriculum. A unit of literacy that uses this incredible re-telling of the classic story to support the Year 5-6 literacy curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on SPAG with opportunities for extended writing and speaking and listening integrated into the Unit. APP comprehension questions have also been supplied to assist in developing level 4-6 readers. Resources have been provided to support the detailed planning sheet.
Persuasive Letters - Roman Britain
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Persuasive Letters - Roman Britain

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If you are learning about Roman Britain and covering persuasive writing, then these resources could be ideal. There are 2 letters, differentiated three ways, written between Caractacus and Queen Cartimandua. Not only are they good examples of persuasive letters, but they are historically accurate in detail. They can be used in several ways: they can be annotated for features and devices, placed in order of quality or used as a model to assist writing.
Roman Prefixes - words and quiz
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Roman Prefixes - words and quiz

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A comprehensive list of Roman prefixes. What word, to mean 'remove head' comes from the Roman word 'Capti'? What word, to mean 'set alight', comes from the Roman word 'Ign'? A great activity for in class or for homework. Ideal for Years 4-6.
The Highwayman - Teaching Resources - Y4-6
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The Highwayman - Teaching Resources - Y4-6

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With these resources, pupils are able to interpret verses of the poem, write their own stanzas using the writing frames and create their own characters. Many of the resources are differentiated to allow all access to this fabulous, classic poem. Ideal for Years 5-6 but more able Year 4 pupils can also access the resources.
Tag Rugby - Year 5/6- Unit of Work
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Tag Rugby - Year 5/6- Unit of Work

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A Unit of Work for Tag Rugby, created by a PE specialist for the non-specialist. The Unit of Work leads the pupils from simple passing and receiving through to small-sided tag rugby games. The Unit includes diagrams to help even the least confident teacher understand how the lessons should develop. The ideal age group for this Unit is Years 5-6 although it would also be fine for more able, younger pupils or for Rugby clubs.
How to make your own Roman helmet!
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How to make your own Roman helmet!

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Are you having a Roman Day? Are the children dressing up? If so, this is a great resource which enable all your children to take part. By following the instructions, the pupils are able to make their own, made-to-measure Roman helmet (galea) which they can then wear proudly into battle. This resource can also be used to model instruction writing. Ideal for Years 4-5.
Roman newspaper template
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Roman newspaper template

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A template for the fictional newspaper, Roman Runes. Use this template to inspire the children to produce Roman themed newspaper reports. Teachers can also use it to model on the whiteboard. Ideal for children studying the Romans.
Year 4 - States of Matter - Unit of Work 7 lessons
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Year 4 - States of Matter - Unit of Work 7 lessons

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A comprehensive unit of work to support the teaching of States of Matter in Year 4 or Year 5. 7 lessons of 60-90 minutes with a strong emphasis on scientific enquiry and investigation. A very hands-on and engaging Unit of Work. New Curriculum and OFSTED friendly!
Volcano Escape Story Starter
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Volcano Escape Story Starter

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This is a story planning sheet for an ‘Volcano Escape’ themed story which I have used on my author visits to Primary Schools. It has proved very popular with teachers and pupils alike. Rather than spend time trying to think of story elements such as characters’ names, settings and plots etc…your pupils can just choose from a set of options. The children, by linking together different elements, can create a quick plot and can be writing their stories in minutes. This resource is especially helpful for reluctant writers, SEN children and those that just lack ideas!
Year 4 -5 Problem solving - differentiated worksheets
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Year 4 -5 Problem solving - differentiated worksheets

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A selection of differentiated worksheets to improve problem solving for Year 4 or Year 5 pupils. Areas covered are: Fractions and Percentages Measure Multiplication and Division Money Addition and Subtraction Time Each worksheet is colour coded - Bronze is lower ability etc....
Genre Feature Matcher
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Genre Feature Matcher

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Do your pupils often forget how genres differ from each other? Do they slip into instructional writing when they write explanations? Do they need help to remember how each form of writing differs in style and format? This activity can be used in many ways. An ideal use of the activity is for the pupils to match the features with each genre before they begin looking at a new form of writing. The features can be cut out and placed onto the blank sheet. The worksheet can also be a very helpful aide-memoire for pupils and teachers!
D-Day Enquiry based learning Years 5-6
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D-Day Enquiry based learning Years 5-6

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A unit of work to make the children think again about the D-Day landings of June 1944. Using a learning enquiry approach, the pupils will interpret a range of materials to help them decide just how successful the invasion of Normandy was.
Hockey - Years 4-6
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Hockey - Years 4-6

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A comprehension unit of work to teach Hockey Skills at Key Stage Two. Written by an experienced, specialist PE/Games teacher, this unit of work will provide, even the least experienced teacher, with 6 hourly lessons to help develop hockey skills. With teacher-friendly diagrams, non-specialist teachers have a resource that will support their teaching and save hours of planning time. Each lesson, encourages skills progression, building on previous learning, and has useful suggestions to help challenge the more able, and support the less able. Extension activities are also provided. A very popular scheme of work for children, teachers, and even OFSTED!
Grid of sentence starts and types
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Grid of sentence starts and types

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A great resource to encourage pupils to think about and vary their sentences. The grid has a selection of both sentence starts and sentence types. The pupils use the grid to ensure that their writing is varied and interesting. By ticking the boxes, the children can assess their own writing and consider future sentences. In time, the children should vary their sentences automatically. I would recommend using the grid as a means of focusing the children ahead of a piece of writing. With the pupils, we highlighted the boxes that should be ticked when writing a particular genre. The grid can also be used to analyse texts or for self/peer assessment.
Tudor Eggsplorers - Playscript
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Tudor Eggsplorers - Playscript

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A fantastic play for Key Stage 2/3 pupils to perform at Easter. The play revolves around the Elizabethan Court and the rivals for the Queen's affections. It explains many of the origins of the Easter customs we know today. Written by a published children's author, the play is ideal for large groups. It is packed with historical accuracy and good humour and will both entertain and enthral audiences. Can also be used in Literacy lessons as an example of play script writing.