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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.
Year 3 and 4 Comprehensive Spelling Lists
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Year 3 and 4 Comprehensive Spelling Lists

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30 spelling lists for year 3 and 30 spelling lists for year 4. Well organised. Each spelling list covers a specific rule from the year 3/4 curriculum. For ease of coverage, I have split the year 3/4 spelling rules and common exception words into two separate year groups. 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 upper key stage 2.
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.
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.
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.
Y4 Science - Sound  - Lesson 1,Investigating How Sounds Are Made (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Science - Sound - Lesson 1,Investigating How Sounds Are Made (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 'Sound,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. Links to coverage of the curriculum are explicit in the planning. We are learning to investigate how a sound is made. An interesting mastery starter to engage and intrigue children. Children consider how a sound is made and investigate vibrations. Opportunity for children to work in mixed ability groups to investigate how a range of items make a sound and observe for vibrations (equipment list provided, although other items could also be used). Develop's children's scientific explanations of how a sound results from a vibration. '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) Plenary leads into the next lesson and also links to the homework task (this is optional, but would boost children's learning). All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
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 - 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.
Brazil Topic Medium Term Plan for KS2
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Brazil Topic Medium Term Plan for KS2

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6 week medium term plan for a topic on Brazil with key stage 2. There are 29 clearly planned lessons, although you could probably get much more out of these and the topic could easily last longer! This is a heavily geography focused topic. Other subjects include: art, design technology, history, computing, religious education, music and P.E. Lessons are planned to be engaging, whilst developing children's skills. Topics include: the rain forest; deforestation; map work; indigenous tribes; villages; cities; fair trade; carnivals; urban art; percussion instruments; the rubber trade; exploration of religion; and the Olympics. The plan is clearly laid out with learning objectives, key teaching points and questions, activities, differentiation, learning outcomes and the resources you will require.
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 Persecution of the Jews for KS2
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Roman Persecution of the Jews for KS2

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This is a lesson PowerPoint the explores some aspects of Jewish life in the Roman Empire and how the Jewish people came to be persecuted by the Romans. At the end of the PowerPoint are three different follow up tasks. Links well with topics on the Romans/Judaism.
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.
Four Year 4 SPaG Tests
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Four Year 4 SPaG Tests

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4 SPaG tests for use across Y4. Each test has an answer paper and mark scheme. Autumn Term 1 tests children's knowledge on: Using 'a' or 'an' Past/present/future tense verbs Identifying adjectives Identifying verbs Pronouns Paragraph punctuation Punctuating speech Possessive 's' Plural 's' Time conjunctions. Autumn Term 2 tests children's knowledge on: Adverbs Common nouns Fronted Adverbials Nouns Adjectives Expanded/contracted word forms Expanded noun phrases Use of there/their/they're. Spring Term 1 tests children on: Correct use of to/too/two Adverbs Pronouns Some Y4 curriculum spellings Punctuating fronted adverbials Creating expanded noun phrases Determiners Conjunctions Spring term 2 tests children on: Possessive pronouns Use of Standard English Paragraphs Past tense verbs Conjunctions Fronted adverbials Homophones Inverted commas Subordinate clauses Brackets
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 Living Things - Lesson 5, classifying invertebrate groups (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Living Things - Lesson 5, classifying invertebrate groups (Planning, PP, Resources)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and activities for identifying invertebrate groups and developing children's understanding of invertebrates that live in their local environment. Lots of mastery thinking required. The fifth 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 identify invertebrate groups in their own habitat. An interesting starter to intrigue children and develop their scientific skills in estimating and discussing. Recaps, revisits and builds on prior learning on living things, vertebrates and invertebrates. Develop's children's scientific knowledge about grouping animals in different ways and looks at the specific scientific characteristics of invertebrate groups that are likely to be found in the local environment, as well as exploring examples of each group and their habitats. Opportunity for outdoor work to identify invertebrate groups in the school grounds/ locality, with a focus on the type of habitat they were found in (recording sheet provided, although you will need bug hunting equipment from school and to set safety rules). Lots of 'mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning. Choice of 3 differentiated, engaging follow up activities to design a bug hotel, focusing on the type of habitat each invertebrate group would prefer (2 tasks are provided, all 3 are explained on the PowerPoint). Further resources e.g. prompt cards and pictures are provided too. Opportunity for giving written peer feedback about the learning that has taken place. An optional homework task is provided for children to develop their learning about classifying plants and consolidate their use of classification keys and scientific explanations. 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