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

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

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.
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KS2 Brazil/Olympics Medium Term Plan and Resources PLUS Planning and Resources for Literacy

KS2 Brazil/Olympics Medium Term Plan and Resources PLUS Planning and Resources for Literacy

6 week medium term planning for a Brazil Topic (30 lessons), some focus on the Olympic Games. Planning/resources provided for each lesson, including coverage links for 2014 curriculum. Includes range of key critical thinking (mastery) questions. There’s planning, PowerPoints, resources and exemplar text for 12 literacy lessons-writing a persuasive letter. Literacy is linked to Brazil topic. Fully interactive PowerPoint about Brazil (61 slides). Use in full screen mode to navigate between sections. A range of mastery style questions included. Covers: Rain forest Rubber Trade Tribes Climate Geography Lifestyles History Art Olympics (Rio/ Ancient Olympics). We are learning to's: Geography: use scale maps to locate places in Brazil; use critical thinking skills (to compare areas of Brazil); understand what deforestation is and where it occurs; create a persuasive text about deforestation; investigate the similarities and differences between village and city life in Brazil; investigate what it is like to live in a tribe; investigate and compare the lives of Indigenous Indians; describe the structure of the Amazon Rain forest; investigate Fair Trade in Brazil; understand the importance of Brazilian carnivals. History: investigate how the rubber trade started; explore the ancient Olympic games; understand the chronology of the Olympics. Art: use pencil sketching skills; use pencil sketching skills; observe details; create a collage; observe details and create urban art; design a symbolic Olympic mascot; design a symbolic Olympic medal. ICT: search safely on the internet; create a PowerPoint document; program hyperlinks in a PowerPoint; create and present data in a bar graph (using PowerPoint); create and present data in a line graph (using PowerPoint); present and evaluate a PowerPoint. Design Technology: research and design a carnival float; build and evaluate a carnival float. Music: listen to and recall sounds; experiment with percussion instruments; perform, using percussion instruments. R.E: explore religion in Brazil. P.E. apply a range of athletics skills (to compete in a mini Olympics). Lessons can be adapted Lessons differentiated. Fact sheets, images, planning sheet, evaluations sheets etc provided for many lessons. List of other suggested resources for each lesson. List of suggested books and websites. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
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Conjunctions (SPaG) 5 lessons and activities - Ancient Greeks  Theme

Conjunctions (SPaG) 5 lessons and activities - Ancient Greeks Theme

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.
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Year 4 Spelling Lists - Covering full Y4 curriculum

Year 4 Spelling Lists - Covering full Y4 curriculum

30 spelling lists for year 4. Well organised. Each spelling list covers a specific rule from the year 4 curriculum. Note, as the spelling curriculum for year 3 is merged with year 4, I have separated the spellings into two separate year groups. Each spelling has space for children to find out what the word means and then use the word in a sentence, so as they learn more about the word than just the spelling. Easy to use in class and can be used easily alongside spelling 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 years 5/6. Children may need to recap the spelling work from year 3.
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Year 1 and Year 2 comprehensive spelling lists

Year 1 and Year 2 comprehensive spelling lists

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.
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Year 3 Spelling Lists - Covering full Y3 curriculum

Year 3 Spelling Lists - Covering full Y3 curriculum

30 spelling lists for year 3. Well organised. Each spelling list covers a specific rule from the year 3 curriculum. Note, as the spelling curriculum for year 3 is merged with year 4, I have separated the spellings into two separate year groups. Each spelling has space for children to find out what it means and then use the word in a sentence, so as they learn more about the word than just the spelling. 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 4/5. Children may need to recap the spelling work from year 2.
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Year 2 Spelling Lists - Covers full year 2 spelling curriculum.

Year 2 Spelling Lists - Covers full year 2 spelling curriculum.

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.
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Year 1 Spelling Lists - covers full Y1 spelling curriculum.

Year 1 Spelling Lists - covers full Y1 spelling curriculum.

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.
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Judaism Today for KS2

Judaism Today for KS2

A lesson PowerPoint which looks at what happened to Jewish people after the holocaust. Where do Jewish people live? How are they accepted by others? Lots to think about and discuss. At the end of the PowerPoint are a series of differentiated questions for children to choose from and answer. It is up to you how they do this e.g. in pairs, as a written piece of work, through drama etc.
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Julius Caesar for KS2 - Lesson PowerPoint with tasks

Julius Caesar for KS2 - Lesson PowerPoint with tasks

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.
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Roman Persecution of the Jews for KS2

Roman Persecution of the Jews for KS2

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.
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Introducing different types of nouns and verbs (Y4-Y5)

Introducing different types of nouns and verbs (Y4-Y5)

Lesson to introduce different types of nouns: proper nouns, pronouns, common nouns and collective nouns. Opportunity to practice within lesson plus separate, differentiated follow up task. Lesson to introduce different types of verbs: action verbs (both physical and mental), ‘to be’ verbs, and modal verbs. Lesson includes opportunity to practise. Used successfully with my capable year 4 class in the summer term, otherwise is suited to year 5.
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End of School Quiz for Summer 2018 (could use for transition time)

End of School Quiz for Summer 2018 (could use for transition time)

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.
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Fractions of Amounts Investigation

Fractions of Amounts Investigation

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.
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End of School Quiz For Summer 2017

End of School Quiz For Summer 2017

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. 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 - Making History 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.
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Expanded Noun Phrases - 3 lessons and activities

Expanded Noun Phrases - 3 lessons and activities

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.
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End of Year 4 SPaG Test

End of Year 4 SPaG Test

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.
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Report Comments for KS2 - Male and female versions for all subjects for 2014 curriculum.

Report Comments for KS2 - Male and female versions for all subjects for 2014 curriculum.

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.
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Understanding Remembrance Day and the poppy - 2 lessons

Understanding Remembrance Day and the poppy - 2 lessons

Two lessons to help children understand remembrance day. One lesson focuses on remembrance day itself, the other on the significance of the poppy - and the different types of poppy available today. Both lessons are detailed and end in a choice of learning tasks. The lessons are well researched and informative.
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Reading comprehension questions based on pictures (exploration/discovery themed)

Reading comprehension questions based on pictures (exploration/discovery themed)

Comprehension questions on explorers, exploration and discovery (past, present and future). 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.
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Y4 Science - Sound  - Lesson 1,Investigating How Sounds Are Made (Planning, PP, Resources)

Y4 Science - Sound - Lesson 1,Investigating How Sounds Are Made (Planning, PP, Resources)

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.
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SPaG test - Year 4 Autumn Term 1

SPaG test - Year 4 Autumn Term 1

42 Mark test and answer sheet. Ideal for year 4 in the Autumn term. Could also be used for year 3. 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.
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