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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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Direct Speech - SPaG (4 lessons, range of activities and peer assessment - sport themed)
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Direct Speech - SPaG (4 lessons, range of activities and peer assessment - sport themed)

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4 lesson PowerPoint. Lessons 1-3 have 3 differentiated work sheets each. Lessons are generally 'sports' themed to engage and motivate boys, as well as girls. The lessons develop and build upon children knowledge of using direct speech in their writing. Each lesson initially recaps children's learning from the day before, prior to building upon it. Lesson 1 - We are learning to identify and correct punctuation in direct speech. 3 differentiated follow up tasks included. Lesson 2- We are learning to turn speech bubbles into direct speech. 3 differentiated follow up tasks included. Lesson 3 - We are learning to choose verbs to describe how something is said. 3 differentiated follow up tasks included. Lesson 4 - We are learning to use direct speech. Mixed ability, group task included, with 8 scenarios for children to turn into speech/ conversations after being read aloud by members of their group. Peer assessment included as part of lesson 4. If you only have a short period of time for SPaG, there is enough material to cover 8 sessions as each lesson PowerPoint has practise activities on it too. The tasks could be used on the following day. Cross-curricular link - lessons also encourage children to be good team players/good sports.
Reading comprehension questions based on pictures (exploration/discovery themed)
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Reading comprehension questions based on pictures (exploration/discovery themed)

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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.
KS2 SpaG test on fronted adverbials
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KS2 SpaG test on fronted adverbials

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SPaG test focusing explicitly on fronted adverbials. Mark scheme included. Assesses: What a fronted adverbial is. What a fronted adverbial describes Punctuation Linking fronted adverbials to sentences Writing fronted adverbials.
Two Year 4 SPaG tests for the spring term
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Two Year 4 SPaG tests for the spring term

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Two Y4 SpaG tests, which are ideal for the summer term. Each has an answer paper and mark scheme. Test one assesses children on: Correct use of to/too/two Adverbs Pronouns Some Y4 curriculum spellings Punctuating fronted adverbials Creating expanded noun phrases Determiners Conjunctions Test 2 assesses children on: Possessive pronouns Use of Standard English Paragraphs Past tense verbs Conjunctions Fronted adverbials Homophones Inverted commas Subordinate clauses Brackets
Year 4 SPaG Test - Summer Term 1
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Year 4 SPaG Test - Summer Term 1

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24 mark SPaG test for year 4 in summer term 1. Answer paper and mark scheme included. The test covers: Direct speech Indirect speech Proper nouns Pronouns Articles Subordinate clauses Homophones Co-ordinating conjunctions Subordinating conjunctions Present tense verbs.
Y1-Y6 Spelling Lists - Covering full primary curriculum
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Y1-Y6 Spelling Lists - Covering full primary curriculum

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54 spelling lists for Y1 40 spelling lists for Y2 30 spelling lists for Y3 30 spelling lists for Y4 22 spelling lists for Y5 14 spelling lists for Y6 Well organised. Each spelling list covers a specific rule from the year group curriculum, including common exception words. For ease of coverage, I have split the year 3/4 and 5/6 spelling rules and common exception words into separate year groups. The bulk of the Y5/6 spellings are covered in the year 5 set, in order to give year 6 time to recap spellings from other year groups before SATs week. 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.
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.
KS2 Brazil/Olympics Medium Term Plan and Resources PLUS Planning and Resources for Literacy
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KS2 Brazil/Olympics Medium Term Plan and Resources PLUS Planning and Resources for Literacy

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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.
Year 4 SPaG Test - one for every half term.
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Year 4 SPaG Test - one for every half term.

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Y4 SPaG tests. Total of 6 tests and 6 answer sheets. Tests are written for the 2014 curriculum for year 4 and get progressively harder throughout the year. The tests assess children on: Nouns/ pronouns/ proper nouns Adverbs/verbs Adjectives Expanded noun phrases Fronted adverbials and use of commas Direct/indirect speech Some Y4 spellings Homophones Past/present/future tense verbs Correct use of tense in a sentence Determiners (articles) Use of Standard English Correct use of there/their/they're/been/being/too/to/two Co-ordinating conjunctions Subordinating conjunctions/subordinate clauses Plus more!
Reading Comprehension Pictures for biome/Brazil topics
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Reading Comprehension Pictures for biome/Brazil topics

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Two sets of 20+ 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. One set will link well with a Brazil/ South America theme and will also develop subject knowledge in this area. One set is for a topic on biomes.