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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 - 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)
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 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.
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.
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.
Multiplication Word Problems - 1 and 2 step (Ancient Greek Theme)
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Multiplication Word Problems - 1 and 2 step (Ancient Greek Theme)

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Multiplication word problems, ideas for Y4 and above. Page 1 is 1 step problems, with lower numbers. Page 2 is 2 step problems. Page 3 is 2 step problems with more challenging numbers and the opportunity to check using the inverse operation. All questions are Ancient Greece themed. Pictures to support understanding.
KS2 Online Safety - The Dangers of Communicating Online
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KS2 Online Safety - The Dangers of Communicating Online

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We are learning to understand the dangers of online communication. Clear learning, with lots of questions to get children to consider how they communicate online, what is safe and what is not safe. Video to hook children and show how communicating with strangers online can be dangerous. Opportunity for lots of discussion. Choice of activity for differentiation and plenary.
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.
Y4 States of Matter - 7 lesson plans
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Y4 States of Matter - 7 lesson plans

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7 lesson plans for the Y4 states of matter science topic, covering: Comparing and classifying materials. Properties of solids, liquids and gases. Melting and freezing. Changing states. Reversible and irreversible materials. Condensation and evaporation. Water cycle. Clear teaching points and questions for extension. 3 differentiated activity ideas and ideas for experiments.
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.
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.
Y5 E-Safety/Online Safety Scheme of Work
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Y5 E-Safety/Online Safety Scheme of Work

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A comprehensive scheme of work for children in year 5 to follow. Clear teaching points, mastery questions and suggested resources/activities. 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.
Y4 Living Things and Their Habitats - 6 Lesson Plans
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Y4 Living Things and Their Habitats - 6 Lesson Plans

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6 lesson plans for the Y4 science topic, living things and their habitats, including: Grouping living things - plant and animal kingdoms. Identifying and naming living things. Vertebrates and invertebrates. The 5 vertebrate groups. Invertebrate groups. Environmental changes. Clear teaching points and questions to extend thinking. 3 differentiated tasks and ideas for activities.
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 Finding Co-ordinates - 4 differentiated sheets
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KS2 Finding Co-ordinates - 4 differentiated sheets

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Unlock the secrets of Ancient Rome by finding the co-ordinates to spell the names of famous places and people from Ancient Rome. 4 differentiated work sheets, each with an answer sheet 2 sheets are in one quadrant 1 sheet is in two quadrants 1 sheet is in 4 quadrants Some prior knowledge of basic Roman numerals required for the 4 quadrant sheet. A brilliant way of linking maths to a Roman Topic.
Y4 Living Things and their Habitats - Lesson 2, Identifying Living Things (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Living Things and their Habitats - Lesson 2, Identifying Living Things (Planning, PP, Resources)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and activities for identifying living things. The second 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 and name living things. An interesting mastery starter - 'What am I?' to develop children's critical thinking and reasoning. Recaps prior learning on how living things are grouped. Opportunity for children to work in mixed ability groups to go on a hunt for living things in their school grounds or local environment. Develop's children's scientific explanations of how to identify and name living things (e.g. specific species of trees, butterflies, birds). Some 'mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning. 'Living Things' hunt work sheets provided for children to identify what they find and record these (focus on trees, shrubs, birds, insects, small mammals). Opportunity for cross-curricular links to ICT for identifying any living things found that are not identified on the sheets. Mastery questions to encourage children to consider what to search for. Also links with e-safety by recapping how to search the internet safely. Choice of 3 differentiated follow up activities (all of which are provided as well as being explained on the PowerPoint). Activities have cross-curricular links to maths (creating a bar graph). Plenary requires mastery level thinking and leads into next lesson by encouraging children to consider why grouping all living things as plants or animals is not specific enough. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Y4 States of Matter - End of Unit Assessment
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Y4 States of Matter - End of Unit Assessment

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End of unit science assessment for Y4 'States of Matter' topic . 3 pages of a range of questions to suit different abilities. Answer paper provided. Ideal for finishing off the series of States of Matter lessons.
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.
E-Safety Scheme of Work Years 1-4
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E-Safety Scheme of Work Years 1-4

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A comprehensive scheme of work for children in years one to four to follow. Clear teaching points, mastery questions and suggested resources/activities. 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.