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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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Y4 States of Matter Science Unit Plan (7 lessons, planning, resources and assessment)
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Y4 States of Matter Science Unit Plan (7 lessons, planning, resources and assessment)

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Everything you need to teach a States of Matter science topic for a half term. 7 lessons, including planning, PowerPoints and resources. Mastery questions included throughout. Plus an end of topic assessment paper and answer paper. Lesson plans and PowerPoints are explicit and easy to follow. Where equipment is needed for experiments, equipment lists are provided on the lesson plans and PowerPoints. There are also step by step guides for completing the experiments on the PowerPoints. All lessons have 3 differentiated follow-up tasks. Most are provided, the rest are on the PowerPoints. All lessons have an interesting starter, either a brain-teaser mastery style question or a zoomed in photograph to identify (that is relevant to the topic). Lessons recap, revisit and build upon children's prior knowledge. The repetition during the recapping sections of the lessons are great for supporting children with retaining information. Throughout the lessons, there are thought provoking 'mastery' style questions, to encourage children to reason and explain. There are opportunities for peer assessment. We are learning to's include: to compare and group materials; to identify states of matter and their properties; to investigate freezing and melting/ to conduct a fair test; to observe when different materials change state when heated or cooled; to understand an irreversible change; to identify evaporation and condensation in the water cycle; to explain the processes of evaporation and condensation. Opportunity to develop science skills is also covered. Links to 2014 National Curriculum is made clear on each lesson plan. Some activities are linked to an Ancient Greek topic through hooks, letters and instructions (not all lessons), however this could be VERY easily adapted to another topic. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
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.
Year 1 and Year 2 comprehensive spelling lists
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Year 1 and Year 2 comprehensive spelling lists

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54 spelling lists for year 1 and 40 spelling lists for year 2. Well organised. Each spelling list covers a specific rule from the year 1 or year 2 curriculum. Easy to use in class and can be used easily alongside lessons/ 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 lower key stage 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Y4 Science - Sound - Lesson 2, Explaining How Sounds Travel to the Ear (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Science - Sound - Lesson 2, Explaining How Sounds Travel to the Ear (Planning, PP, Resources)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and Activity for grouping living things. The second in a series of lessons to develop children's knowledge about 'Sound,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. Links to coverage of the curriculum are explicit in the planning. We are learning to explain how sound travels to the ear. An interesting fact or fiction starter to engage and intrigue children. Follows on from previous session so revisiting the homework section is optional. Children consider and learn how a sound travels as a wave. Builds on previous learning. Explores why a sound travels faster through a solid than a liquid and a liquid than a gas. Opportunity for children to work in mixed ability groups to investigate how a sound travels through a solid and a gas. Children also think about how to make their experiment a fair test. Develop's children's scientific explanations. 'Mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning. Choice of 3 differentiated follow up activities (all of which are provided as well as being explained on the PowerPoint) Plenary is a thought provoking mastery style question to identify who has understood the learning at a deeper level and to encourage interesting scientific discussion - could also link to a space topic. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Y4 Living Things and their Habitats - Lesson 1, Grouping Living Things (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Living Things and their Habitats - Lesson 1, Grouping Living Things (Planning, PP, Resources)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and Activity for grouping living things. The first in a series of lessons to develop children's knowledge about 'Living Things and Their Habitats,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. Links to coverage of the curriculum are explicit in the planning. We are learning to group living things. An interesting mastery starter, to develop children's critical thinking and reasoning. Encourages children to consider what a living thing is. Opportunity for children to work in mixed ability groups to come up with their own ways to group living things and to be able to share this and reason their choices with the class. Develop's children's scientific explanations of how something is grouped as a plant or an animal. Lots of 'mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning. Interesting Minions related hook to engage all children in the follow up task. Choice of 3 differentiated follow up activities (all of which are provided as well as being explained on the PowerPoint) Opportunity for verbal peer feedback as a plenary (with prompt on the PowerPoint). All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Y4 States of Matter - Reversible and Irreversible Changes - Lesson 5 (Resources, PP and Planning)
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Y4 States of Matter - Reversible and Irreversible Changes - Lesson 5 (Resources, PP and Planning)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and Activity The fifth 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 understand what is meant by an irreversible change. An interesting zoomed in image for the starter, to develop children's critical thinking and reasoning. Recaps, revisits and builds on children's prior knowledge from previous lessons. Revisits reversible changes. Develop's children's scientific knowledge of irreversible changes and is relevant to children by giving examples from every day life. Two fun investigations for children to complete, whilst developing their understanding of irreversible changes. Equipment list for the investigations is provided in planning and on PowerPoint. Step by step modelling of the experiments are modeled on the PowerPoint. Further 'mastery' thinking required for deepening and mastering learning, through thought provoking questions etc. Activity is on the PowerPoint and requires photographs of the experiments to be taken during the lesson (for this reason, you may find it easier to complete this part of the lesson at a later time). All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
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