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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
Y4 States of Matter - Making a cloud/water cycle - Lesson 7 (Resources, PP and Planning)
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Y4 States of Matter - Making a cloud/water cycle - Lesson 7 (Resources, PP and Planning)

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How to make a cloud in the classroom! Lesson PowerPoint, planning and Activity The seventh (final) 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 explain the processes of evaporation and condensation. 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 lesson on the water cycle, evaporation, condensation and precipitation. . Develop's children's scientific explanations of evaporation and condensation, through participation in an engaging experiment. Step by step explanation of how to make a cloud in a class. Equipment is easy to obtain, a list is provided on the planning an in the PowerPoint. As the experiment needs the use of boiling water and a match, a warning is given on both the PowerPoint and in the planning, to be shared appropriately with the class to keep children safe. 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 written peer assessment as a plenary (included within tasks 1 and 2 and provided separately for group 3) As an engaging hook, the follow up activity is linked to the Ancient Greeks (writing instructions for the King of Gods and God of the weather, Zeus). However, this could very easily be adapted to another topic. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Y4 - Identifying States of Matter and their Properties - Lesson 2  (Resources, PP and Planning)
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Y4 - Identifying States of Matter and their Properties - Lesson 2 (Resources, PP and Planning)

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Lesson PowerPoint, easy to follow, explicit planning and activity resources. The second in a series of lessons to develop children's knowledge about 'States of Matter,' for the 2014 primary curriculum. We are learning to identify states of matter and their properties. An interesting mastery question for a starter - 'If sand can be poured from one container to another, does this mean that it is a liquid?' Recaps children's prior knowledge. Develop's children's knowledge of the states of matter and their properties - specifically around particles. Links to Ancient Greek topic as covers the Ancient Greek who first suggested particles. Further 'mastery' thinking required for deepening and mastering learning, through thought provoking questions etc. 3 differentiated activities (2 of these are provided, one is an independent task and is on the PowerPoint. It has strong links to literacy)
Y4 Living Things and Their Habitats Science Unit Plan(6 lessons, planning, resources and assessment)
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Y4 Living Things and Their Habitats Science Unit Plan(6 lessons, planning, resources and assessment)

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Everything you need to teach a Living Things and Their Habitats science topic for a half term. 6 lessons, including planning, PowerPoints and resources. Mastery questions included throughout to develop children's critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills. Also there is an end of topic assessment paper and answer paper. Some lessons may take 2 or more session as they have more than one learning activity or an outdoor learning activity prior to the main learning task. Lots of opportunities for out door learning - in the school grounds or locality. Lesson plans and PowerPoints are explicit and easy to follow. Where equipment is needed for experiments, equipment lists are provided on the lesson plans, although you will also need any bug hunting equipment that your school has. All lessons have 3 differentiated follow-up tasks, with supporting resources. Most are provided, the rest are explained on the PowerPoints. There are also some opportunities for mixed ability paired/ small group work. All lessons have an interesting starter, either 'who am I' or a 'fact or fiction' fact about living things - again to develop children's critical thinking skills, scientific reasoning and explanations. 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 think critically, reason and explain. There are opportunities for peer assessment. We are learning to's include: to classify living things; to identify and name living things; to use a classification key to identify vertebrates and invertebrates; to use a classification key to identify the 5 vertebrate groups; to identify invertebrate groups in their own habitat; to understand how environments change and the dangers this can cause for wildlife. Opportunity to develop science skills is also covered. Links to 2014 National Curriculum are made clear on each lesson plan. Cross-curricular links are also made. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Computing / ICT Assessment Targets Y3 and Y4 (2014 Curriculum)
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Computing / ICT Assessment Targets Y3 and Y4 (2014 Curriculum)

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Statements to help you with assessing children against the 2014 Computing Curriculum, or with setting targets. There are separate documents for years 3 and 4, which break down the learning and help to show progress between year groups. As the assessment grids help identify learning for children in each year group, they can also be used to guide planning, again to ensure progress between year groups.
Y4 Living Things - Lesson 6, environmental changes (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Living Things - Lesson 6, environmental changes (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 sixth (final) 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 understand how environments change and the dangers this can cause for wildlife. An interesting 'who am I?' starter to intrigue children. Clues reveal themselves one at a time and explore each of the invertebrate groups covered in the last lesson. Recaps, revisits and builds on prior learning on living things. Develop's children's scientific knowledge about habitats and how they change - both through natural causes and the impacts of humans. Lots of critical thinking and explaining required. Learning walk around the locality required - children to look out for ways humans have changed the environment - both positive and negative. Opportunity for children to discuss what they saw, particularly any positive impacts. How do humans harm habitats? Explores deforestation, what it is and the impacts. Opportunity for children to consider why humans harm the environment and the impacts. Opportunity for children to consider ways to improve the environment that are relevant to their locality. Children work in mixed ability groups to develop, carry out and evaluate a plan to improve their environment. Lots of 'mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning. This may actually take 3-4 lessons: Introducing the learning and taking the learning walk. Creating an action plan Carrying out the mission Evaluating the mission and sharing with the class. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Y4 Science - Sound - Lesson 2, Explaining How Sounds Travel to the Ear (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Science - Sound - Lesson 2, Explaining How Sounds Travel to the Ear (Planning, PP, Resources)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and Activity for grouping living things. The second 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 explain how sound travels to the ear. An interesting fact or fiction starter to engage and intrigue children. Follows on from previous session so revisiting the homework section is optional. Children consider and learn how a sound travels as a wave. Builds on previous learning. Explores why a sound travels faster through a solid than a liquid and a liquid than a gas. Opportunity for children to work in mixed ability groups to investigate how a sound travels through a solid and a gas. Children also think about how to make their experiment a fair test. Develop's children's scientific explanations. 'Mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning. Choice of 3 differentiated follow up activities (all of which are provided as well as being explained on the PowerPoint) Plenary is a thought provoking mastery style question to identify who has understood the learning at a deeper level and to encourage interesting scientific discussion - could also link to a space topic. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.
Y4 Living Things - Lesson 3, classifying vertebrates/invertebrates (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Living Things - Lesson 3, classifying vertebrates/invertebrates (Planning, PP, Resources)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and activities for identifying vertebrates and invertebrates and introducing children to scientific classification keys. The third 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 use a classification key to identify vertebrates and invertebrates. An interesting 'fact or fiction' starter to intrigue children and develop their scientific discussions.. Recaps, revisits and builds on prior learning on living things and how they are grouped. Introduces children to a scientific classification key at a basic lesson. Initially through a verbal, fun, whole class exercise and moving into written scientific keys to identify vertebrates and invertebrates. Develop's children's scientific knowledge about vertebrates and invertebrates. Lots of 'mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning. Choice of 3 differentiated follow up activities (all of which are provided as well as being explained on the PowerPoint). Plenary requires mastery level thinking and leads into next lesson by encouraging children to consider other ways in which animals could be grouped. 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.
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).
Understanding Remembrance Day and the poppy - 2 lessons
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Understanding Remembrance Day and the poppy - 2 lessons

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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.
Y4 Living Things - Lesson 4, classifying the 5  vertebrate groups (Planning, PP, Resources)
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Y4 Living Things - Lesson 4, classifying the 5 vertebrate groups (Planning, PP, Resources)

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Lesson PowerPoint, planning and activities for identifying the 5 vertebrate groups and developing children's understanding and use of classification keys. Lots of mastery thinking required. The fourth 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 use a classification key to identify the 5 vertebrate groups. An interesting 'fact or fiction' starter to intrigue children and develop their scientific discussions. Recaps, revisits and builds on prior learning on living things, vertebrate and invertebrates. Develop's children's scientific knowledge about grouping animals in different ways and looks at the specific scientific characteristics of the 5 vertebrate groups, as well as examples. Lots of 'mastery' thinking required through the questions posed, for deepening and mastering learning. Choice of 3 differentiated follow up activities (all of which are provided as well as being explained on the PowerPoint). A further extension activity is also provided. All images have been taken from: http://search.creativecommons.org/ where no attribution is required.