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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.
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.
Computing (ICT) Assessment targets for Y1-Y6
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Computing (ICT) Assessment targets for Y1-Y6

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Assessment targets to help you plan and assess computing in years 1,2,3 and 4. Split into 4 easy to follow categories: E-Safety Digital Literacy Information technology Programming and Algorithms
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.
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).
End of Year 4 SPaG Test
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End of Year 4 SPaG Test

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27 mark SPaG test for the end of year 4. Answer paper and mark paper included. The test covers: Writing and punctuating fronted adverbials Correct use of being/been Converting indirect/reported speech into direct speech Some year 4 spellings verbs Choosing appropriate co-ordinating conjunctions Correcting tense Correct use of were/where/we're Determiners Using subordinating conjuncitons and writing a subordinate clause.
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.
End of School Quiz for Summer 2018 (could use for transition time)
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End of School Quiz for Summer 2018 (could use for transition time)

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10 Round Quiz (80 questions) with certificates for each round and overall winner. Last years version was very popular for transition days and those last days of school. THis year, there is a World Cup section. The children in my school loved it and it took a fair part of the afternoon to work through. Round 1 - Weird and Wacky News (True or False) Round 2 - Sports Round 3 - Celebrities Round 4 - Britain’s Got Talent Round 5 - In the News Round 6 - Films Round 7 - General Knowledge Round 8 - Geography and the Environment Round 9 - World Cup Round 10 - Photo Gallery. Questions are engaging for children (KS2 or KS3). Questions cover a range of topics, from celebrities of interest to children, to events that are happening in the world at the moment that children should know about. A great opportunity for all the class to get involved and shine! There is: A quiz PowerPoint PowerPoint with answers Certificates (for each category and an overall winner) Answer sheets for children to write on.
E-Safety scheme of work for Y2
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E-Safety scheme of work for Y2

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A comprehensive scheme of work for children in year 2 to follow. Clear teaching points, mastery questions and suggested resources. Links to 2014 Primary National Curriculum. 3 main areas of learning: e-awareness, online communication and searching the internet. Very clear and easy to plan from to help children progress in this area and stay safe on the internet at school and at home.
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.
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.
Expanded Noun Phrases - 3 lessons and activities
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Expanded Noun Phrases - 3 lessons and activities

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Three easy to follow lesson PowerPoints to build on children’s learning about how to create an expanded noun phrase. Each PowerPoint also has examples for children to practise. Follow up activities for lessons 1 and 2 (lesson 3 is just on the PowerPoint) - each with 2/3 differentiated levels of work sheet. Focus is on building children’s knowledge to create expanded noun phrases e.g. determiner + adjective (s) + noun + preposition phrase. PowerPoints and work sheets are very visual, with supporting pictures. Included is a preposition phrase mat to support children in writing the preposition phrase. You may also want to work with your class on creating a word bank of adjectives.
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 e-safety scheme of work
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Y4 e-safety scheme of work

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A comprehensive scheme of work for children in year 4 to follow. Clear teaching points, mastery questions and suggested resources. Links to 2014 Primary National Curriculum. 3 main areas of learning: e-awareness, online communication and searching the internet. Very clear and easy to plan from to help children progress in this area and stay safe on the internet at school and at home.
Conjunctions (SPaG) 5 lessons and activities - Ancient Greeks  Theme
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Conjunctions (SPaG) 5 lessons and activities - Ancient Greeks Theme

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Explores what a conjunction is used for and the clauses created by using conjunctions, including coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. All lessons are themed for an Ancient Greece topic - not only do children progress in using conjunctions, they learn more about Ancient Greece (Gods, Heroes, Mythical Beasts, Places etc). This also support their writing development on the topic. Learning focuses around choosing appropriate conjunctions - a challenge for many children. Learning progresses throughout the lessons. Opportunity for discussion and reasoning (good for mastery). Opportunity for all children to be involved in lessons. Differentiated worksheets are provided for each lesson. Conjunction word mats included Learning is as follows: 1. We are learning to identify conjunctions and clauses. PowerPoint plus 3 differentiated work sheets. 2. Conjunction quiz (programmed with hyperlinks, so use in full screen mode and click on the helmets. Even the most challenging children in my class were very engaged with this. 3. We are learning to choose appropriate conjunctions. 3 levels of differentiated activities. 4. We are learning to use coordinating conjunctions 2 levels of differentiated activities. 5. We are learning to use subordinating conjunctions 3 levels of differentiated activities.
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.
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.
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