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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
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
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
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
Visual Adjective Helper Cards (Autism)
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Visual Adjective Helper Cards (Autism)

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Imagine you are teaching adjectives to your class. Your class includes a student with autism or any student struggling with information overload. How would you differentiate the task to suit this child’s needs? NOTES: 1. A child with autism responds well to visuals – illustrations rather than print, which can be too overwhelming. You don’t want to cause information overload that may lead to frustration. 2. A child with autism is very literal, so make sure any instructions are simple, precise and do not cause confusion. 3. Be sure that any sequence of instructions uses simple terms. Use of colour can also help your student keep on track. 4. The task should allow for a stepped progression leading to the final written result. 5. A graphic organiser will help your student organise his writing, before attempting the final step. ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover; Teacher Notes • Animal Photos x 10 • Helper Sheet Example of Use x 1 • Helper Sheets x 10 • Writing Templates • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 31 ********************************************************** Teacher’s Toolkit Special Education
Winter Writing Prompts
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Winter Writing Prompts

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This 'Let It Snow' winter writing prompts pack contains a total of 30 prompts for use throughout the winter months. The writing prompts are open-ended and can be used for a daily response journal or more structured and guided journal writing, after class/small group discussion or research. I have also included blank templates, with and without a themed border. Included are handwriting guidelines, as well as lines only, for more advanced, able writers. ********************************************************** CONTENT P1: Cover P2: Teacher Notes P3: Contents P4: Separator P5-58: Writing Journal PROMPTS • My New Goals • My Favourite Winter Sport • How to Ice Skate • It’s Winter! • Snowman Acrostic • Winter Clothes • My Favourite Book • Winter Fun! • Hot Chocolate • Winter Weather • Worst Winter! • The Perfect Snowman • Which One? Ice Skating or Sledding • A Snowman’s Life • Penguin Describing Words • Snow Days • A Day in the Life of….. • Snowball Fight! • Snowman Adventure • The Igloo • Photo Prompt: The Mountain House • Photo Prompt: Snow Angels • Photo Prompt: Blue • Make a List: Comparison 1 • Make a List: Comparison 2 • Make a List: Comparison 3 • Make a List: Comparison 4 • Make a List: Comparison 5 • Informational text: Polar Bears • Informational text: Penguins P59: Separator P60-101: Writing Journal Alternative Lines P102: Separator P103-122: Blank Writing Templates P123-124: Credits/TOU PAGE COUNT: 124 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES December Writing Prompts St. Patrick's Writing Spring Writing Prompts Halloween Writing April Writing Prompts ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Writing
Things That Go Together At Home At School
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Things That Go Together At Home At School

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Things That Go Together - at school and at home is a set of language development cards that are designed to: • develop the student’s concept of pairs of objects which usually go together • develop an awareness of the functional relationship between the pairs • develop language to describe the objects and their relationships • develop and encourage attention to details which give clues that objects are members of the same pair Cut out the cards and laminate for durability. This resource includes detailed teacher notes for individual and group activities. ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • Things that go together at school x27 pairs (54 cards) • Things that go together at home x27 pairs (54 cards) • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 26 **********************************************************
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
{Freebie} Editable Desk Nameplates
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{Freebie} Editable Desk Nameplates

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Your little learners will love these handy nameplates on their desks! Each nameplate contains an illustrated alphabet, as well as ten frames, to assist your students with their letters and numbers. A left and right hand have also been placed on the nameplate as a ‘handy’ reminder! Two versions are available in this resource: a set without lines and a set with lines. Just cut, type names and laminate for durability. CONTENT • Cover • Editable Desk Nameplates • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 7
{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
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
Thinking Skills: Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts
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Thinking Skills: Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Quick Starts

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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, analyse and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognises the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modelled 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 80 quick start task cards – 4 cards per page. I have provided 3 options for printing. These ‘quick starts’ are ideal warm-up activities for the beginning of a lesson. They should be used flexibly and can be used in any order at any time. As these task cards are intended for repeated use, I would suggest laminating them for durability. When to use: (10-15 minutes group/class) • at the beginning of a lesson • during circle time ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover; Teacher Notes • Brainstorm Task Cards x 8 • How Could You? Task Cards x 8 • It Won't Happen Task Cards x 8 • How Do You Do It? Task Cards x 8 • What If? Task Cards x 8 • What's The Same? Task Cards x 8 • How Many Ways? Task Cards x 8 • Recycle Task Cards x 8 • What's The Connection? Task Cards x 8 • Crazy Combinations Task Cards x 4 • Predict The Future Task Cards x 4 • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 101 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES Thinking Skills Surprising Shapes ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Thinking Skills
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
Easter Puzzle Fun!
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Easter Puzzle Fun!

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This Easter themed pack contains a wide range of fun puzzles, some differentiated. Should you wish to compile all the activities together into a workbook for your students, I have created a workbook cover, in both colour and blackline. Just print, collate, staple and you're ready to go! The word challenges can be used for small group work or stations. The puzzles, plus keys, have been created in both colour and blackline for your convenience. ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover, Notes, Contents • Workbook Cover Page • Word Challenge 1 • Word Challenge 2 • Lost Chick Maze 1 • Hungry Bunny Maze 2 • Join the Dots • Wordsearch 1 • Wordsearch 2 • Word Shapes • Code Breaker • Secret Trails • Alphabetical Order • Word Scramble • Word Links • Colour By Code • Colour Fun! • Answer Keys • TOU/Credits Please Note: P31-59 is the Blackline Pack PAGE COUNT: 61 ********************************************************** RELATED RESOURCES All Puzzles and Games All Special Days ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Puzzles and Games Teacher's Toolkit Special Days
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