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Hi everyone. A teacher for 19 years. I have a lot of experience as a literacy co-coordinator and have developed resources in this area in the past which i am hoping to share with you More recently I have become a member of the SLT so am now branching out into several new areas such as EAL, Pupil Premium, monitoring etc so hope to share any resources that i make on this current journey in the hope of saving others time when they are looking for something similar for their own practice.

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Hi everyone. A teacher for 19 years. I have a lot of experience as a literacy co-coordinator and have developed resources in this area in the past which i am hoping to share with you More recently I have become a member of the SLT so am now branching out into several new areas such as EAL, Pupil Premium, monitoring etc so hope to share any resources that i make on this current journey in the hope of saving others time when they are looking for something similar for their own practice.
Child friendly TAFF checklist years 5 and 6
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Child friendly TAFF checklist years 5 and 6

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I developed this resource so that my children could fully understand what is expected of them when they are writing. They can use it to self or peer assess. It gives a breakdown of the TAFF with short explanations to remind the children what the features are. I found it better to use this from the beginning of the year to give children time to demonstrate their abilities, to give me time to collect evidence and I also use it to plug the gaps in their learning. I hope you find it as useful as i do
A 4 week, English unit of work based around Beowulf for years 5/6
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A 4 week, English unit of work based around Beowulf for years 5/6

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In this unit, the children will work have experience of the original poem and a simplified version of the story. They will complete 3 extended writing pieces (1 character description, 1 diary entry and 1 narrative) They will revise and use figurative language, modal verbs, passive voice, cohesive devises and conjunctions. They will see examples of text which have all the requirements needed to achieve EXP on the TAFF. I found this unit to be very beneficial in the run up to SATS.
Character description
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Character description

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A piece of writing which describes a beast coming to devour children in school. It uses several types of figurative language and can be used to show children how to incorporate these into their writing.
Morning Maths - year 2/3/4 (depending on ability) - 1 year of sessions
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Morning Maths - year 2/3/4 (depending on ability) - 1 year of sessions

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This bundle incorporates all of each terms worth of morning maths activities, so you get a whole year of daily maths. While getting progressively harder as the year goes on, the questions also go back and revisit basic skills which need to be practised. Originally planned for a year 4 class, these mixed arithmetic questions would be now suitable for year 3/4 or higher ability year 2s They can be used as a morning activity, warm up starter, homework or test.
Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 19 sessions = Summer 2
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Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 19 sessions = Summer 2

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19 days worth of morning maths questions (10 each day) A selection of arithmetic questions comprising of all 4 number operations which I used to do with my class every morning. I used them to warm up before a maths lesson and as an AFL opportunity They were originally done for a year 4 class, but with the change in the national curriculum would now be more suitable for year 3 or higher ability year 2 I used these in Summer term 2 They could also be used as mini tests, 'i'm finished' activities or homework
Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 29 sessions = Summer 1
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Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 29 sessions = Summer 1

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29 days worth of morning maths questions (10 each day) A selection of arithmetic questions comprising of all 4 number operations which I used to do with my class every morning. I used them to warm up before a maths lesson and as an AFL opportunity They were originally done for a year 4 class, but with the change in the national curriculum would now be more suitable for year 3 or higher ability year 2 I used these in Summer term 1. They could also be used as mini tests, 'i'm finished' activities or homework
Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 33 sessions = Spring 2
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Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 33 sessions = Spring 2

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33 days worth of morning maths questions (10 each day) A selection of arithmetic questions comprising of all 4 number operations which I used to do with my class every morning. I used them to warm up before a maths lesson and as an AFL opportunity They were originally done for a year 4 class, but with the change in the national curriculum would now be more suitable for year 3 or higher ability year 2 I used these in Spring term 2. They could also be used as mini tests, 'i'm finished' activities or homework
Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 31 sessions = Spring 1
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Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 31 sessions = Spring 1

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31 days worth of morning maths questions (10 each day) A selection of arithmetic questions comprising of all 4 number operations which I used to do with my class every morning. I used them to warm up before a maths lesson and as an AFL opportunity They were originally done for a year 4 class, but with the change in the national curriculum would now be more suitable for year 3 or higher ability year 2 I used these in Spring term 1. They could also be used as mini tests, 'i'm finished' activities or homework
Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 34 sessions = Autumn 2
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Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 34 sessions = Autumn 2

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34 days worth of morning maths questions (10 each day) A selection of arithmetic questions comprising of all 4 number operations which I used to do with my class every morning. I used them to warm up before a maths lesson and as an AFL opportunity They were originally done for a year 4 class, but with the change in the national curriculum would now be more suitable for year 3 or higher ability year 2 I used these in Autumn term 2. They could also be used as mini tests, 'i'm finished' activities or homework
Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 36 sessions = Autumn 1
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Morning maths activities - year 2/3/4 depending on ability - 36 sessions = Autumn 1

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36 days worth of morning maths questions (10 each day) A selection of arithmetic questions comprising of all 4 number operations which I used to do with my class every morning. I used them to warm up before a maths lesson and as an AFL opportunity They were originally done for a year 4 class, but with the change in the national curriculum would now be more suitable for year 3 or higher ability year 2 I used these in Autumn term 1. They could also be used as mini tests, 'i'm finished' activities or homework
SEAL new beginnings - year 4
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SEAL new beginnings - year 4

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This is some planning i put together to compliment the DFE's SEAL strategy guidance and resources which is now archived content. This unit is for the 'new beginnings unit and includes all the DFE resources
Spellings
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Spellings

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This bundle features weekly spellings for children to learn from reception to year 5. The spellings are based on letters and sounds and support for spellings. Reception = 6 weeks Year 1 = 20 weeks Year 2 = 22 weeks Year 3 = 30 weeks Year 4 = 35 weeks Year 5 = 13 weeks The sheets are editable and some have space to add words you may be focusing on for that week. The sheets have space for the children to practise the spellings daily. Each set also includes a master template. These spellings can also be be purchased separately from my shop.
weekly spellings for year 5
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weekly spellings for year 5

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Intended for years 4/5/6 depending on ability 13 weeks worth of spellings based on letters and sounds/ support for spellings 1 blank weekly spelling template
weekly spellings for year 4
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weekly spellings for year 4

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intended for use by years 3/4/5 depending on ability 30 weeks worth of spellings based on letters and sounds/ support for spellings 1 blank week;y spelling template
weekly spelling for year 3
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weekly spelling for year 3

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Intended for years 2/3/4 depending on ability 30 weeks worth of spellings based on letters and sounds 1 blank weekly spelling template
Guided reading folder
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Guided reading folder

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This is intended for classroom teachers It has 4 resources that together make up a guided reading record for your groups A guided reading folder cover sheet A list of groups/ children in the groups A list of books read A comments/ assessments page I kept a flexible plastic folder with these in for each group. Each week I would choose the book/ text for each group and set the LO/ activity for each group. Then they were ready to go for the week. I hope you find them useful