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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 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 - Observing materials changing state - Lesson 4 (Resources, PP and Planning)
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Y4 States of Matter - Observing materials changing state - Lesson 4 (Resources, PP and Planning)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and activity resources. The fourth 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 observe when different materials change state when heated or cooled. An interesting mastery question for a starter, to develop children's critical thinking and reasoning. Recaps, revisits and builds on children's prior knowledge from previous lessons. Develop's children's scientific knowledge freezing and melting for materials other than water. Fun investigation to complete as a class. Safety warnings on planning and PowerPoint for children to avoid the hot items. Step by step modelling of the experiment modeled on the PowerPoint. Further 'mastery' thinking required for deepening and mastering learning, through thought provoking questions etc. 3 differentiated activities (two are provided, one is an independent task and is on the PowerPoint- tasks can link with writing in literacy) The tasks are linked to an Ancient Greek topic (writing to a Greek Goddess), although this can be very easily adapted to suit any topic. 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)
End of Unit Assessment - Y4 Living things and their habitats
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End of Unit Assessment - Y4 Living things and their habitats

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End of unit science assessment for Y4 'Living things and their habitats' topic . A range of questions from basic recall to data analysis and reasoning/explanations, to suit all abilities of learner. 22 questions over 4 pages. Total marks - 43 Mark scheme provided for answers. Ideal for finishing off the series of 'Living things and their habitats' lessons. Ideal practise for if children later do the KS2 science sampling SATs.
Brazil Information PowerPoint for KS2 - comprehensive and interactive
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Brazil Information PowerPoint for KS2 - comprehensive and interactive

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Fully interactive PowerPoint about Brazil (61 slides), to help you teach any topic on Brazil. The PowerPoint is programmed for you to 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).
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.
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.
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.
E-Safety scheme of work for Y2
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E-Safety scheme of work for Y2

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A comprehensive scheme of work for children in year 2 to follow. Clear teaching points, mastery questions and suggested resources. 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 States of Matter - Condensation/ Evaporation-Water Cycle - Lesson 6  (Resources, PP and Planning)
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Y4 States of Matter - Condensation/ Evaporation-Water Cycle - Lesson 6 (Resources, PP and Planning)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and Activity The sixth 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 identify evaporation and condensation in the water cycle. 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. Develop's children's scientific knowledge of evaporation and condensation and is relevant to children by giving examples from every day life. Step by step explanation of evaporation, condensation and precipitation in the water cycle. Further 'mastery' thinking required for deepening and mastering learning, through thought provoking questions etc. Choice of 3 differentiated follow up activities (2 are provided, one is an independent task and is on the PowerPoint) Opportunity for verbal peer assessment as a plenary (on PowerPoint) All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
KS2 Online Safety - Online Gaming Communication
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KS2 Online Safety - Online Gaming Communication

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We are learning to understand the dangers of communicating on online gaming. Lesson plan, PowerPoint and link to video to hook children and make learning relevant and real to them. Lots of deep thinking questions to encourage children to consider how they communicate in games; when it is and is not ok to communicate in games. Touches on online bullying and teaches children to block or report abuse. Focus on what personal information is and not sharing this in the online world. Choice of follow up task. Plenary provides opportunity for peer assessment. My class were absolutely hooked on this lesson and had fantastic discussions. They went home being much more aware of how to keep themselves safe when gaming.
KS2 Online Safety - Using Email Safely - PP with activity and lesson plan
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KS2 Online Safety - Using Email Safely - PP with activity and lesson plan

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We are learning to understand the dangers posed by online communication. Learning focuses around using email safely. Children learn about dangerous emails that trick you into opening them e.g. 'you have won a prize...' A lot of learning is about the dangers of unknown attachments and the harm a virus can do to a devise. Link to a video to hook children. Lots of questioning to extend thinking and opportunities for discussion. Two choices of activity for differentiation.
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.
Year 4 Spelling Lists - Covering full Y4 curriculum
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Year 4 Spelling Lists - Covering full Y4 curriculum

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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.
SPaG test - Year 4 Autumn Term 1
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SPaG test - Year 4 Autumn Term 1

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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.
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
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.