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I have been a primary school teacher for 25+ years. My teaching experience has spanned a number of age groups beginning with teaching English as a second language to college based students and primary school children. Moving on to Key Stage 2, I taught both Year 5 and Year 6 for a number of years. The last 10 years were spent with Years 2 and 3. My main areas of responsibility: SenCo; Assessment; ICT and the school website. Contact: teacherstoolkitblog@gmail.com

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I have been a primary school teacher for 25+ years. My teaching experience has spanned a number of age groups beginning with teaching English as a second language to college based students and primary school children. Moving on to Key Stage 2, I taught both Year 5 and Year 6 for a number of years. The last 10 years were spent with Years 2 and 3. My main areas of responsibility: SenCo; Assessment; ICT and the school website. Contact: teacherstoolkitblog@gmail.com
Phonics: Phonics Phase 5 Tricky Words Practice Worksheets
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Phonics: Phonics Phase 5 Tricky Words Practice Worksheets

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This resource pack is suitable for students to practise and revise tricky words in Phase 5. Students will do the following tasks for each word: Page 1: read the word build the word trace the word write the word colour the word circle the word glue letters to make the word Page 2: write a sentence/s recognise the word Review: word search board game I have included a workbook cover, should you wish to make a workbook for your students. However please be aware, due to the cutting task that it will not be possible to print the pages back to back. CONTENT Pack Cover Teacher Notes Workbook Cover Tricky Words Worksheets TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 31
Halloween: Halloween Puzzle Pack
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Halloween: Halloween Puzzle Pack

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This fun, but challenging Halloween Puzzle Pack is useful for early finishers at a busy and distracting time of the year! Packed full of engaging puzzles, using key Halloween vocabulary, your students are sure to find something to focus on! ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • Wordsearch 1: easy • Wordsearch 2: hard • Wordsearch 3: descriptive • Codebreaker • Secret Trails • Missing Letters • Scrambled Letters • Word Shapes • Alphabetical Order • Word Challenge x 2 • Colour By Code • I Spy Words x 2 • Answer Keys • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 34 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES Halloween Writing Pack Halloween Games Halloween Bundle Halloween Maths Graphing Skip Counting Puzzles ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Halloween
SPAG: Spelling Strategy Reference Posters
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SPAG: Spelling Strategy Reference Posters

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Use these simple, but vibrant spelling strategy posters for tricky words as a reference tool to remind students of strategies to use when struggling with spelling tricky words. Display the posters where your students can have easy access to the advice contained within. The posters contain references to the following: • beginning, middle and end sounds • syllables • mnemonics/rhymes/rhymes • dictionary/spelling list • ask a friend • little words • root words, prefixes, suffixes ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • 8 x Tricky Word Help Spelling Strategy Posters • TOU/Credits Laminate before use for durability and long life! PAGE COUNT: 11 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES All Reference Posters ********************************************************** Teacher’s Toolkit Reference Posters
What's The Weather Bundle Integrated Unit
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What's The Weather Bundle Integrated Unit

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SAVE 20% BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE! ‘What’s The Weather?’ bundle is an completely integrated unit for teaching the topic of weather. My aim was to make this unit as wide-ranging as possible to suit varied ability levels. The pack content should give teachers enough element of choice to suit students’ needs. Children are often scared of thunderstorms, but they love jumping in puddles of water and looking at rainbows after a storm ends. Making observations about the weather and discussing climate are great ways to teach children about science, especially since weather is something children can easily relate to and understand. Whether it’s clear and sunny or rainy and windy outside, weather and climate affect children’s lives every day. It dictates our wardrobe, sometimes affects our moods. It can bring us together as a community. If students have an early curiosity in weather, not only could it help them in their Maths and Science studies in school, it may even inspire the next generation of forecasters or meteorologists! ******************************************** FILE 1: CONTENT • Cover • Weather and Climate Presentation • Weather Vocabulary Display • Weather Instruments Posters • TOU/Credits ******************************************** FILE 2: CONTENT • Cover/Contents • Thinking Maps • Weather Discussion Cards • Weather Phenomenon Research • Weather Recording Sheets • Weather Experiments & Reports • Weather Forecasting • TOU/Credits ******************************************** FILE 3: CONTENT The following activities use key weather vocabulary. • Cover/Contents LITERACY STATIONS • Compound Word Match • Syllable Sort • Parts of Speech Sort MATHS ACTIVITIES • Greater/Less Than Rainbows • Weather Patterning GAMES • Matching Games SIMPLE WORKSHEET ACTIVITIES, GAMES AND PUZZLES • Discussion Weather Wheel • Scrambled Weather Words • Word to Picture Match • Weather Words Missing Letters • Seasonal Weather Drawing • Alphabetical Order • Wordsearches x 2, plus keys • Weather Words Shapes • Weather Words Opposites • Favourite Weather • TOU/Credits TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 127 ******************************************** RELATED RESOURCES What’s The Weather Part 1: Presentation and Display What’s The Weather Part 2: Activities What’s The Weather Part 3: Literacy and Maths Activities ******************************************** Teacher’s Toolkit Bundles
Winter Write About the Picture {editable}
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Winter Write About the Picture {editable}

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This Winter Write About The Picture has been created for emerging writers, with the goal of enabling students to achieve success with independent writing. Students have been provided with a word bank to help with spelling and encourage ideas for writing. To begin to extend sentences students have also been provided with colour words. They should first colour the picture with the ‘best’ colour, then use the finished coloured picture to enable them to begin to write longer sentences. This is the core of this resource. Teaching Points: • Students will need some prior knowledge of what it means to extend a sentence and the role that adjectives can play in this • Students should be encouraged to use as many colours as possible to colour their pictures I have added some extras to give students and teachers an element of choice- Differentiation: • Alternative handwriting lines • A second bordered page for students who wish to write at length • The photo section provides more difficult vocabulary and could lead more able writers towards a ‘what happened next’ story writing style, should the teacher wish to lead them in this direction • An editable version of all content has been provided for the teacher to make vocabulary choices. Just type your chosen words in each box! This resource will work equally well as a ‘grab and go’ resource or as a small group activity where students are encouraged to verbalise their sentences first. ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover/Teacher Notes/Contents SECTION 1 • Colour the Pictures • Guided Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 2 • Photo Images • Guided Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 3 • Colour the Pictures • Alternative Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 4 • Photo Images • Alternative Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 5 Editable PDF: as above, but teacher can add own vocabulary {fillable boxes} • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 173 ********************************************************** Teacher’s Toolkit Writing
Speaking and Listening Discussion Wheels
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Speaking and Listening Discussion Wheels

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These Discussion Wheels for Speaking and Listening were created primarily as a ‘speaking and listening' pack to provide opportunities for discussion and to encourage your students to practise both skills. I designed these fun discussion wheels as an ‘add on’ to a wide range of topics which you may be teaching in your classroom. They can be used in circle time, as a ‘lead in’ to a new topic, as an assessment of knowledge, as a talking and listening station – the possibilities are endless! I have added some sample questions which might be useful. Again the possibilities for questions are endless and the type of question you ask will obviously be dependent on the picture chosen. Specific questions may also lead to general discussions e.g. animals habitats, terms such as ‘domestic’, ‘tame’ animals in captivity, hunting etc. ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • Teacher Notes • 30 discussion wheels on a variety of topics, plus sample questions • TOU/Credits DISCUSSION WHEELS • Farm Animals • Wild Animals • Ocean Creatures • Woodland Animals • Nocturnal Animals • Arctic Animals • American Symbols • Winter Sports • Numbers • 2D Shape • 3D Shape • Emotions • Families • Senses • Sports • Minibeasts • Weather • Clothing • Jobs • Tools • Buildings • Manners • Technology • Punctuation • Fairytales • Christmas • Opposites • Habitats • Homophones • Pirates PAGE COUNT: 49 **********************************************************
Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Surprising Shapes
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Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Surprising Shapes

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Today’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively. Students need to be able to judge, analyze and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognizes the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modeled and developed. This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills. In this pack you will find 70 pages of shapes. Students can: (turn the page in any direction) • have free choice to make any picture from the given shape • be given directions to change the shape into something specific, for example – a car, a house, an imaginary friend, a dog etc. When to use: • independently during morning work • small group collaboration during circle time • in challenge areas – laminate and provide a dry erase marker ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • Teacher Notes • 70 x worksheets • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 74 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES Thinking Skills Quick Starts Task Cards ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Thinking Skills
Phonics: Phonics Assessment Phases 2-5
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Phonics: Phonics Assessment Phases 2-5

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This assessment resource provides you with everything you need in one handy pack! I have created this pack with convenience in mind! Basically just download and you are virtually ready to go! You can make an assessment booklet for each student by printing back-to-back - one booklet for all phases - how handy is that? Should you wish to assess using single pages, each page contains a section for a student’s personal details. The assessment booklet is made up of Master Recording Sheets, all clearly labelled, as well as Student Sheets to carry out the relevant tasks. These are provided for each phase. The pack also includes all the materials you require to assess each stage: sound cards, tricky word cards, nonsense word cards, as well as the first hundred high frequency words. All cards are labelled by phase, set and type, as well as colour-coded by phase. Should you wish to save on colour ink, just print in grayscale - each card is labelled to avoid confusion. Apart for printing the student booklet, the only other thing you need to do is give the cards a little attention! I would also recommend that you laminate each card, so they can be used over and over as you assess your whole class every year. So basically print and laminate! Make sure to read the Teacher Notes, as well as the Assessment Summary and Assessment Instructions and you are good to go! This pack has been a labour of love and I believe I had included everything needed for any educator to assess students’ progress in Letters and Sounds. If you feel the pack would benefit from any additions - please contact me at teacherstoolkitblog@gmail.com Also - a little heads up - watch this space, as a Phonics Passport for students will be hitting my shop very soon! CONTENT ⊛ Cover/Contents/Teacher Notes ⊛ Booklet/Assessment Instructions/Assessment Summary ⊛ Phase 2 Assessment ⊛ Phase 3 Assessment ⊛ Phase 4 Assessment ⊛ Phase 5 Assessment ⊛ Phase 2 Cards: Sounds/Tricky/Nonsense ⊛ Phase 3 Cards: Sounds/Tricky/Nonsense ⊛ Phase 4 Cards: Sounds/Tricky/Nonsense ⊛ Phase 5 Cards: Sounds/Nonsense/100 HF ⊛ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 88 RELATED RESOURCES All Phonics Resources Teacher’s Toolkit Phonics
{Freebie} Playdough Mats: Alphabet and Numbers
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{Freebie} Playdough Mats: Alphabet and Numbers

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These alphabet and numbers playdough mats are great for developing fine motor skills and learning the letters of the alphabet/numbers 0-9 at the same time! The letters and numbers have been created in the shape of rolled playdough for that extra touch of fun! Just laminate the boards for durability, add some playdough in different colours, throw some eager hands into the mix and you are set to go! ****************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • Letter Boards x 7 • Number Boards x 3 • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 14 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES All Alphabet Resources All Free Resources ********************************************************** Teacher’s Toolkit Alphabet
{Freebie} Superhero Classroom Rules
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{Freebie} Superhero Classroom Rules

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This eye-catching and colourful display resource is useful for both classrooms and other school display areas. Use at the beginning of term as you introduce classroom rules or display in collaborative areas outside the classroom, as a reminder to all students. Engage students with the quote: Superheroes always choose the right!! Larger classroom rules display resource coming soon! Thanks to Louise from Funky Phonics for her great ideas! ****************************************************** CONTENT ⊛ Cover ⊛ Classroom Rules x 10 ⊛ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 8 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES All Free Resources ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Free Resources
Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot
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Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

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This mini-pack provides you with all you need to teach pupils the story of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. Included is a bonus fun wordsearch! This little pack is suitable for Years 2 and 3. ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • Teacher Read Aloud • Pupil Read Alone • 'Remember, remember the fifth of November' poem for display - includes colour and blackline • Sequencing activity: match sentences to pictures, put in correct order and glue onto storyboard template (2 formats: blackline and colour photos) • Storyboard template • Draw and write storyboard • Story Writing lines - 2 formats • Wordsearch and key • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 23 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES All Special Days ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Special Days Teacher's Toolkit History
End of Year Class Awards
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End of Year Class Awards

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Appreciate your students at the end of the year with these colourful certificates! What better way to end the year than letting students know their strengths and saying goodbye with that important 'feel-good' factor! Hold a class assembly and hand out certificates to each of your students, along with a simple gift. They will remember you for years to come! Being praised will encourage them to feel positive about the upcoming academic year and end the current chapter knowing they have achieved something great! There are 40 certificates in total. Where applicable I have included both UK and US spelling. BOY AND GIRL CERTIFICATES Remarkable Reader Sensational Speller Super Scientist Maths Whiz! Astounding Artist Problem Solver All-Star Athlete Marvellous Musician Aspiring Author Gifted Geographer Hip Historian Construction Expert Fantastic Friend ANY GENDER CERTIFICATES Wise Worker Caring Classmate Neatest Handwriting Positive Peacemaker Most Dependable Technology Guru Perfect Attendance Terrific Teamwork Best Effort Role Model Outstanding Organiser Awesome Attitude Awesome Actor Class Comedian Most Improved Handy Helper Heart of Gold Passionate Participant Rockin’ Researcher AR Champ Stupendous Storyteller Creative Thinker Impeccable Behaviour Ray of Sunshine Legendary Leader Mr. Manners Ms. Manners ****************************************************** CONTENT ⊛ Cover ⊛ List of Certificates ⊛ Certificates x 40 ⊛ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 62 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES End of Year Tabbed Memory Book End of Year Tabbed Memory Book End Of Year: End Of Year Fun Activities ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit End of Year
From Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Bundle
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From Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Bundle

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SAVE 20% BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE Looking at the connections between food, health, society and the environment, students can begin to imagine how what we eat determines how the world is used. Food takes a complex journey from its origins on farms, ranches, rivers, oceans and other sources to consumers’ plates. Along the way, it passes through the hands of producers, processors, transporters, warehouse operators, retailers, consumers and waste handlers. This pack will help students understand that most of the food that is bought in stores and eaten by them comes from farms. They will explore the food to table process. ******************************************** CONTENT 🍌 Cover 🍌 Fact Book Teacher Notes 🍌 Fact Book 🍌 Discussion Cards Teacher Notes 🍌 Discussion Cards, plus group activity 🍌 Choice of 3 comprehension text questions 🍌 Student Reader 🍌 Teacher Notes 🍌 Sequencing Activities - differentiated x 4 🍌 Smoothie Recipe 🍌 Informational Writing 🍌 Writing Templates 🍌 Display Board Template 🍌 Fruit Syllable Sort/Recording Sheet/Answer Key 🍌 Science Experiment/Observation Record 🍌 Fruit Syllables Graph/Answer Key 🍌 Interpretation of Results (questions) 🍌 TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 91 ******************************************** RELATED RESOURCES From Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Part 1 From Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Part 2 From Plant to Plate: The Journey of the Banana Activities Part 3 ******************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Thematic
Reading Comprehension: Checkbox Challenge Non-fiction Comprehension
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Reading Comprehension: Checkbox Challenge Non-fiction Comprehension

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I created this non-fiction reading comprehension pack 'Checkbox Challenge' to encourage struggling readers from Year 3 to Year 5 to practise their comprehension skills, using non-fiction text with age-appropriate content. The texts vary in length, but I have tried to keep the sentence structure and vocabulary simple. The passages are mostly written within the Years 3-5 Lexile bands. A word of caution however - the levels should only be used as a guideline - some of the more challenging topic vocabulary increases the Lexile level. (This type of vocabulary is topic specific and students would not be expected to know it). The pack contains 2 pages per topic, which can be printed back to back. • The first page introduces the text and questions. TEXT EVIDENCE • On the second page, students can highlight the piece of text which contains the answer. Some questions may require the students to look beyond the text to infer the answer. I have used this pack with my advanced Year 2s, although the basic premise is for intervention with older year groups. ✎ The texts help students develop skills in retrieving information from text. ✎ The check boxes allow those students, who struggle with handwriting and writing skills, to demonstrate their understanding and achieve success. ✎ These texts are suitable for independent work and ideal for shared and guided reading. They are also suitable for small group work where reading skills can be modelled, practised and developed. ****************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • 25 x Non-fiction Texts • 25 Picture Cards • TOU/Credits TEXTS • The Frog • The Penguin • The Polar Bear • The Bat • The Owl • The Spider • The Ant • The King of the Jungle • The Jellyfish • The Dinosaur • Hibernation • Pirates • Ancient Egyptians • The Pilgrims • Community Helpers • The Dentist • Neil Armstrong • Abraham Lincoln • The Planets • Earth Day • The Water Cycle • The Four Seasons • The Weather Forecast • The Journey of the Banana • The Teddy Bear PAGE COUNT: 82 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Comprehension
Classroom Rules - Colour In {Editable}
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Classroom Rules - Colour In {Editable}

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Remind your students of classroom rules in a fun and engaging way! Not only will you be creating an inviting learning environment, but you will be helping them process and understand the rules using visual and kinesthetic learning styles. These ‘colour in’ classroom rules are a mix of inspirational and practical – creating a positive learning environment, alongside rules to ensure the smooth-running of your classroom. Use them on display boards, doors or uninviting areas of your classroom, for example, a brick wall area. Once coloured by students, they will create a stunning visual display! I would recommend markers to ensure the colour really pops! There are 30 rules in total. An editable file is included to allow you to add whatever rules best suit your specific needs or age group. Invite students to collaborate, so they feel involved in the process. CONTENT • Cover • Classroom Rules x 30 • Editable File • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 23
Reading Comprehension: Penguin Non-fiction Reading Comprehension Unit
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Reading Comprehension: Penguin Non-fiction Reading Comprehension Unit

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The materials in this Penguin Nonfiction Reading Unit centre around a student friendly text about penguins. You will find both a teacher read-aloud and a student reader, if required. The activities have been split into 3 sections for your convenience: before text; during text and after text. Some fun/extension activities have also been included. The pack is flexible and can be used to complement your existing curriculum. The materials can be utilised with the whole class, with small groups or for independent work. Suitable for advanced Year 2 - Year 4 ********************************************************** CONTENT • P1-2: Cover/Contents • P3-6: Penguins Non-fiction Text • P7-9: Student Reader • P10: BEFORE TEXT • P11: KWL Chart • P12: Knowledge Bubble Map • P13: DURING TEXT • P14: My Connections • P15: New Vocabulary • P16: Penguins ARE HAVE CAN • P17: Visualise • P18: Main Idea and Key Details • P19: Fact File • P20: AFTER TEXT • P21: Complete the Sentences • P22-24: Comprehension • P25: True or False • P26: Making Inferences • P27: Fact or Opinion • P28: Comparisons • P29-31: Penguin Life Cycle • P32: FUN/EXTENSION ACTIVITIES • P33-35: Picture/Definition Match • P36: Research-What I’m Thinking • P37-48: Research-Writing Templates • P49: Research-Penguin Report • P50-51: Penguin Acrostic Poem • P52: Label Peter! • P53-54: Wordsearch 1, plus key • P55-56: Wordsearch 2, plus key • P57: TOU • P58: Credits PAGE COUNT: 58 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES Roaming Reindeer Non-fiction Reading Comprehension Unit ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Non-fiction Reading Comprehension