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I provide a wide range of resources for use in the classroom and around school. My resources build on children's learning and consider the smaller steps children need to take to achieve the learning. My resources have a focus on 'mastery' style questions where possible, to develop children's critical thinking and reasoning skills. As a practicing primary teacher myself, I know how essential it is to have well organised lesson resources with engaging activities that focus on the learning.

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I provide a wide range of resources for use in the classroom and around school. My resources build on children's learning and consider the smaller steps children need to take to achieve the learning. My resources have a focus on 'mastery' style questions where possible, to develop children's critical thinking and reasoning skills. As a practicing primary teacher myself, I know how essential it is to have well organised lesson resources with engaging activities that focus on the learning.
Year 2 Spelling Lists - Covers full year 2 spelling curriculum.
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Year 2 Spelling Lists - Covers full year 2 spelling curriculum.

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40 spelling lists for year 2. Well organised. Each spelling list covers a specific rule from the year 2 curriculum. Easy to use in class and can be used easily alongside other resources for learning spellings. Also useful to help you identify spelling rules to teach. Sheets can be sent home to help children with learning their spellings. These have also been used for recap work in years 3/4.
Year 1 Spelling Lists - covers full Y1 spelling curriculum.
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Year 1 Spelling Lists - covers full Y1 spelling curriculum.

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54 spelling lists for year 1. Each spelling list covers a specific rule/sound from the curriculum. Easy to use in class and can be used easily alongside other resources for learning spellings. Also useful to help you identify spelling rules to teach. Sheets can be sent home to help children with learning their spellings. These have also been used for recap work in year 2 and lower KS2 where required.
An Introduction to Relative Clauses for KS2
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An Introduction to Relative Clauses for KS2

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Ideal for Y5 to fit with the SPaG 2014 curriculum. Could also be used for recapping with Y6. This lesson has also successfully introduced Y4 to relative clauses during the summer term. Introduces what a relative clause is. Introduces a relative pronoun. On screen activity in identifying relative clauses, relative pronouns and noun phrases. Very easy to follow - step by step. Two differentiated follow up tasks are included for children to work on identifying relative clauses (and relative pronouns where appropriate). This lesson has led to children using relative clauses successfully in their writing.
Report Comments for KS2 - Male and female versions for all subjects for 2014 curriculum.
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Report Comments for KS2 - Male and female versions for all subjects for 2014 curriculum.

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Lower, middle and higher, male and female versions of report comments for all subjects: Used for y4/5 but could easily be edited for y3/6. Very easy to use and edit, the key parts to edit are highlighted in red on the document (e.g. name, topic). The comments can then be made personal for your pupils with ease. Contents page for easy navigation. Below is a list of subjects and an example of a comment: Mathematics (including target) Writing (including target) Reading (including target) Science (including target) Computing (including target) P.E. (including target) History Geography Art/ Design Technology Modern Foreign Languages Music R.E. Example: [NAME] has demonstrated persistence throughout the year by learning a range of number facts and in particular, times tables. He now needs to learn all the times tables up to 12x12 and be able to recall these rapidly. [NAME] has been able to apply his knowledge of number facts to using formal written methods for calculations for all four operations. He is developing confidence with applying these to problem solving and becoming more fluent with this. [NAME] has enthusiastically explored all areas of mathematics. Pleasingly, [NAME] is developing in confidence in explaining and reasoning mathematical concepts within small groups and during classroom discussions. Target: [NAME] should continue to practise times tables to become more rapid and fluent with these. He should also continue to practise using written methods for calculations.
Julius Caesar for KS2 - Lesson PowerPoint with tasks
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Julius Caesar for KS2 - Lesson PowerPoint with tasks

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Lesson PowerPoint covering the life of Julius Caesar, his role in Ancient Rome and his assassination. You may prefer to print the PowerPoint and hide it around your classroom for children to research for themselves. At the end of the PowerPoint are three different task options. Used with my Y4 task as part of a literacy project.
Fractions of Amounts Investigation
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Fractions of Amounts Investigation

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We are learning to find fractions of amounts. Investigation containing 6 separate investigations, ideal for KS2. Each investigation could be solved mathematically or using resources. Shop themed.
Area Work Sheets - All the area work sheets you will need for Y4/Y5
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Area Work Sheets - All the area work sheets you will need for Y4/Y5

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16 worksheets for working on area and progressing against the year 4 and year 5 curriculum. All work sheets have answer sheets All work sheets have 'We are learning to' at the top, which can be edited to suit your school format. 1 - Counting squares to find the area of quadrilaterals, using the measures cm, and m (2 worksheets). 2 - Counting squares INCLUDING HALF SQUARES to find the area of quadrilaterals, using the measures cm and m (2 worksheets plus bonus challenge work sheet, including quarter squares). 3 - Counting squares to find the area of compound shapes, using the measures cm and m (2 worksheets). 4 - Estimating the area of right angled triangles by counting squares (1 worksheet). 5 - Calculating the area of quadrilaterals, using the measures mm, cm, m, km (2 worksheets, 1 with supporting grid lines, one without). 6 - Calculating the area of quadrilaterals INCLUDING HALF SQUARES, using the measures mm, cm, m, km (2 worksheets, 1 with grid lines, 1 without). 7 - Calculating the area of compound shapes, using the measures mm, cm, m, km (2 work sheets, one with prompt lines, one without). 8 - Measuring sides to the nearest mm to calculate area (2 worksheets, 1 quadrilaterals, 1 compound shapes).
Reading Comprehension Pictures
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Reading Comprehension Pictures

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A series of 20 images to develop children's reading comprehension skills. Each image has at least two questions, particularly aimed at developing children's inference skills, justifying from using evidence in the pictures and broadening vocabulary. These images are great to use a a starter to activity and really improve the comprehension skills of readers of ALL abilities. This pack is based around a flight/aeroplane theme. Pictures include military and commercial aircraft.
Fronted Adverbials (SPaG) 5 lessons with activities (Ancient Greece theme)
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Fronted Adverbials (SPaG) 5 lessons with activities (Ancient Greece theme)

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5 Lesson PowerPoints and resources for activities for teaching or re-covering fronted adverbials. Ancient Greece theme to all lessons/ resources so really good for supporting writing if you are doing a topic on Ancient Greece. The lessons could also add to children's exploration of Ancient Greek, including of: Gods, heroes, mythical beasts, temples and battles. Lessons explore what a fronted adverbial is and encourage children to consider where in the sentence it goes; what the verb is that it describes; whether it describes when, where or how; and what punctuation is required. Each lesson has a relevant task with it (task for lesson 4 is included within the lesson PowerPoint) Some critical thinking is required from children as they have to reason why their fronted adverbial was appropriate. There are opportunities for peer assessment. Lessons continue to re-cap children's knowledge, whilst also building on it. Very visual with use of images. Learning objectives include: We are learning to... identify a fronted adverbial; re-order sentences to create a fronted adverbial; create fronted adverbials; write fronted adverbials. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
E-Safety/Social Media scenarios for discussion/drama
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E-Safety/Social Media scenarios for discussion/drama

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A set of 26 scenarios that children/ teenagers may be facing on social media to stimulate discussion/debate on what is and is not acceptable on social media. Covers a range of scenarios, from making social media accounts private, to sharing photos, cyber bullying and fake new - plus much more. Some scenarios are a clear no-no, whilst some are less clear cut and some are acceptable. Could be used as a set or to use over a period of time to keep e-safety fresh in the children's minds.
Roman Houses Reading Comprehension KS2
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Roman Houses Reading Comprehension KS2

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Two differentiated reading texts on Roman houses, both with comprehension questions (between 15 and 20). I wrote these for my Y4 class. Most of the class did the MA text and I edited the text/questions to a lower level for a group of children with some difficulties in reading. They could also be used in Y3 or Y5. The children were very interested in the texts and as they had to think carefully and answer the retrieval questions, they learnt a lot about Roman houses, which was brilliant for our topic work.
Reading Comprehension Pictures - Biomes
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Reading Comprehension Pictures - Biomes

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Comprehension questions on rain forests, polar regions, coral reefs, deserts and savannas (suitable for a topic on biomes/climate) Set of images to develop children's reading comprehension skills and discussion. Each image has two questions. These are particularly aimed at developing children's inference skills, justifying from using evidence in the pictures and broadening vocabulary. These will give any ability of child the opportunity to develop their comprehension skills.
KS2 Online Safety - Using Email Safely - PP with activity and lesson plan
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KS2 Online Safety - Using Email Safely - PP with activity and lesson plan

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We are learning to understand the dangers posed by online communication. Learning focuses around using email safely. Children learn about dangerous emails that trick you into opening them e.g. 'you have won a prize...' A lot of learning is about the dangers of unknown attachments and the harm a virus can do to a devise. Link to a video to hook children. Lots of questioning to extend thinking and opportunities for discussion. Two choices of activity for differentiation.
Y4 States of Matter - Comparing and Grouping Materials - Lesson 1 (Resources, PP and Planning)
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Y4 States of Matter - Comparing and Grouping Materials - Lesson 1 (Resources, PP and Planning)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and activity resources. The first in a series of lessons to develop children's knowledge about 'States of Matter,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. We are learning to compare and group materials. Children begin by working in groups and making their own decisions on how to group a range of materials and reason their choice to the class. Opportunity for children to consider what the states of matter are and identify these within their own environment to make their learning meaningful. Children start to explore the properties of materials. Some 'mastery' thinking required for deepening and mastering learning. 3 differentiated activities (2 of these are provided, one is an independent task and is on the PowerPoint)
End of Unit Assessment - Y4 Living things and their habitats
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End of Unit Assessment - Y4 Living things and their habitats

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End of unit science assessment for Y4 'Living things and their habitats' topic . A range of questions from basic recall to data analysis and reasoning/explanations, to suit all abilities of learner. 22 questions over 4 pages. Total marks - 43 Mark scheme provided for answers. Ideal for finishing off the series of 'Living things and their habitats' lessons. Ideal practise for if children later do the KS2 science sampling SATs.
Self Assessment and Peer Assessment
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Self Assessment and Peer Assessment

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Self and Peer assessment forms to encourage children to critically consider the learning that they or their partner has achieved and give praise for these by identifying what has gone well. Children also become more aware of the presentation of their work. Encourages children to think about giving constructive feedback to themselves or a peer and set a target to work toward next time. Children are much more engaged in remembering and responding to such targets. Can be edited to include specific learning objectives or success criteria, hence this resource can be used for any lesson. Helps you identify what children really know about their learning and how well they are doing. A great edition to children's books to for book scrutiny or inspections, particularly in line with the 2014 curriculum. Could support your marking, cutting down the time you spend on marking. Used very effectively across KS2 and has really improved children's thinking about their own work. They no longer finish work and never look back over it again. It has really started children talking about their work. For less able children, a class discussion before hand about what learning may look like and possible targets to set has been helpful.
Y4 States of Matter - Observing materials changing state - Lesson 4 (Resources, PP and Planning)
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Y4 States of Matter - Observing materials changing state - Lesson 4 (Resources, PP and Planning)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and activity resources. The fourth in a series of lessons to develop children's knowledge about 'States of Matter,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. Links to coverage of the curriculum are explicit in the planning (for both States of Matter and Working Scientifically) We are learning to observe when different materials change state when heated or cooled. An interesting mastery question for a starter, to develop children's critical thinking and reasoning. Recaps, revisits and builds on children's prior knowledge from previous lessons. Develop's children's scientific knowledge freezing and melting for materials other than water. Fun investigation to complete as a class. Safety warnings on planning and PowerPoint for children to avoid the hot items. Step by step modelling of the experiment modeled on the PowerPoint. Further 'mastery' thinking required for deepening and mastering learning, through thought provoking questions etc. 3 differentiated activities (two are provided, one is an independent task and is on the PowerPoint- tasks can link with writing in literacy) The tasks are linked to an Ancient Greek topic (writing to a Greek Goddess), although this can be very easily adapted to suit any topic. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Y4 States of Matter - Investigating Freezing and Melting - Lesson 3 (Resources, PP and Planning)
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Y4 States of Matter - Investigating Freezing and Melting - Lesson 3 (Resources, PP and Planning)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and activity resources. The third in a series of lessons to develop children's knowledge about 'States of Matter,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. Links to coverage of the curriculum are explicit in the planning (for both States of Matter and Working Scientifically) We are learning to investigate freezing and melting. We are learning to conduct a fair test. An interesting mastery question for a starter - 'What weights more, a tonne of rocks or a tonne of feathers?' Recaps children's prior knowledge from previous lessons. Develop's children's scientific knowledge about what freezing and melting means. Children explore the freezing and melting points of water. Fun investigation to explore the melting point of water. Opportunity for everyone to be involved. Encourages children to consider what a fair test is. Step by step recording of the experiment modeled on the PowerPoint. Further 'mastery' thinking required for deepening and mastering learning, through thought provoking questions etc. 3 differentiated activities (one is provided, one is supported by the PowerPoint, one is an independent task- tasks and is on the PowerPoint. Tasks can link with writing in literacy)
Capacity Investigation
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Capacity Investigation

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An interesting and challenging capacity investigation. Can be solved mathematically by more secure mathematicians or can be solved by using cups, buckets and water for younger or less able children. There are a range of possible answers for example 700ml could be achieved by: 500ml + 500ml = 1000ml 1000ml - 300ml = 700ml 500ml - 300ml = 200ml (repeated 3 times) = 700ml