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A wide variety of resources based on my 30 years teaching in primary and secondary schools, as well as home education too. My passion is writing and encouraging youngsters to experiment with a wide variety of tools in order to develop their written work. If you like my work, please leave some feedback - I'm alway looking to improve what I have to offer and this is only possible if people tell me what they want!

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A wide variety of resources based on my 30 years teaching in primary and secondary schools, as well as home education too. My passion is writing and encouraging youngsters to experiment with a wide variety of tools in order to develop their written work. If you like my work, please leave some feedback - I'm alway looking to improve what I have to offer and this is only possible if people tell me what they want!
Creative Christmas Writing for KS2
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Creative Christmas Writing for KS2

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Four fab resources that will have children enthused about writing as they are all connected with the festive period! 'Naughty and Nice' - Children have to choose who they would put on each list - friends not allowed! - giving three good reasons why they would do so. Aimed to encourage children to think about the wider world and some of the characters that inhabit it. This resource comes with a 'Naughty and Nice' synonym recorder to encourage language development and discourage repetition. 'Santa's Year' - fun images suggesting that Santa might have an 'ordinary' life outside of making toys! Children encouraged to think 'outside the box' and create some diary entries for Santa during the year! Complete with display-friendly pages for children's written work. 'SOS Santa' - Santa's in trouble and he needs YOUR help! What's happened to him and how can YOU help? This resource will develop children's discussion and writing skills while having fun at the same time! 'The Talking Snowman' - begins with the first part of a story about children building a snowman and then leaves them with a cliff-hanger that they have to continue.
Winter - Descriptive Writing for KS2
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Winter - Descriptive Writing for KS2

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A set of five resources, with quality images aimed at stimulating discussion and conversation with children, to lead on to vocabulary development and recording. Each piece is a different genre and the whole pack comes with a peer and self-assessment activity which can be adapted for each piece of writing.
On the Streets at Christmas
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On the Streets at Christmas

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Three challenging resources to encourage quality discussion and debate with KS3+ students. All three tackling the social issue of homelessness and the concept of Christmas being a time for giving, these resources will undoubtedly promote lively discourse in your class. Areas covered - sleeping rough and the repercussions of such, the causes of homelessness and the public perception of these issues.
Writing Genre: Mystery
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Writing Genre: Mystery

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Three brilliant story starts for upper KS2/3 focussing on the 'Mystery' genre. Each includes an evocative image to stir students' imaginations, encouraging discussion and writing. All three are easily differentiated by outcome or support. Included in the pack is a 'Writer's Checklist' - a resource designed for students to self-assess or peer-assess their work. Please leave feedback if you've enjoyed using my resources. Thanks!
Creative Writing Prompt & Scaffold
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Creative Writing Prompt & Scaffold

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A colourful picture that most children will identify with - the task, to write a description of the flavours, textures and feelings created when visiting a fun fair. This is aimed at supporting writing at mid to upper KS2 and is to be used as a scaffold for children to add their own adjectives, verbs and adverbs to. The primary aim here is to develop a breadth of writing using our senses as a focus tool. Please leave feedback and look at my other resources. Please contact me if you'd like an editable version of this. N.B - Photograph is strictly copyright
Exploring Spirituality
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Exploring Spirituality

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A large resource containing many different worksheets and activities that all lend themselves to exploring the concept of spirituality. Some of the areas covered - - Images with prompts - 'What does this mean to you?' - What would God's website look like? - What would you say if you could talk to God? - Is there a path of spirituality? Designed to get students talking, many of the activities are open ended.
Haiku - Autumn Writing Resource for KS2 and 3
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Haiku - Autumn Writing Resource for KS2 and 3

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A comprehensive writing resource for children to engage in Haiku poetry using 'Autumn' as their starting point. Included in the pack - - Examples of Haiku poetry; - Glorious photographs of different woodland scenes in the autumn; - Children's planning sheet; - Differentiated methods for achieving success with less able children There are 8 sheets included in the Haiku pack, along with a PDF border which can be typed onto via word-processor for wall display.
Autumn Writing for KS2 & KS3
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Autumn Writing for KS2 & KS3

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A whole week's worth of writing activities based around the theme of 'Autumn'. Vivid images to stimulate children's' thinking and develop their vocabularies. Specifically created for shorter writing tasks, each sheet is aimed at a 20-minute writing session, giving time to discuss the task, time for teacher modelling on board/visualiser and time to create a word bank to refer to AND time for children to write. Included in the pack is a planning sheet for the children to use, along with a choice of three different sheets for the children to write up their completed, redrafted work. These may also be used on the computer to type on.
Creative Writing Resources for KS2/KS3
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Creative Writing Resources for KS2/KS3

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Creative writing task with three levels of differentiation. Aimed at upper KS2, this could easily be used by more able Yr 4 children and also lower KS3 as well. Support sheets designed to engage children's thinking, utilising sentence structure, writing techniques - such as building tension - using synonyms and much, much more. Writing stimulation contains writing checklist for children to mark off as they complete.
Non-Chronological Reports - KS2
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Non-Chronological Reports - KS2

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A series of three activities designed to encourage children to think about how to organise and create reports/leaflets/brochures. - Rocket Car: As the designer of a flying car, you have to write the user manual; - Comfy Camping: Discuss and create a leaflet for successful camping; - Horned Devil: Creating a booklet about how to look after a strange creature.
One Boy's Bullying - A Resource for Anti-Bullying Week (Upper KS2/KS3)
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One Boy's Bullying - A Resource for Anti-Bullying Week (Upper KS2/KS3)

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Inspired by true events, this resource is aimed at helping students to recognise different aspects of bullying - that it isn't all fighting! 'One Boy's Bullying' takes the form of a boy's noticeboard, where he pins his occasional thoughts to it, showing the development of his bullying story. Becoming increasingly desperate, the boy's situation becomes ever more fragile as he begins to lose sleep, lose weight and lose his family. Guaranteed to provoke quality discussion, this resource comes with a lesson plan and some extension activities.
Writing Genres for KS2 & KS3
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Writing Genres for KS2 & KS3

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An essential wall display/resource for any classroom, showing ten different genres - Action & Adventure, Myths, Mystery, Fantasy, Horror, Real-Life, Historical, Sci-Fi, Thriller and Folk Tales. Each A4 poster describes the necessary requirements for each of the headings, but more importantly, each has top tips for developing writing in each of the genres. A superbly colourful resource that children will refer to each time they write. Suitable for upper KS2 and KS3.
Six Story Starters for KS2/3
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Six Story Starters for KS2/3

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Six story starters for KS2/3. Detention, isolation, UFO's, strange gifts....and more! Stimulating images and thought provoking settings will engage children, producing some excellent written work.
KS3 Writing Toolkit
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KS3 Writing Toolkit

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A fantastic resource to support and develop writing at KS3. Activity sheets that support student's planning and execution of their writing, ranging from sentence structure, choosing appropriate adjectives, synonyms, similes etc, to referring to senses as a method of creating breadth and depth to their writing. Also included are sheets covering character development through empathy, rhetorical questions and more. A storyboard is included for more kinaesthetic students to plan their work. The pack is completed with a comprehensive self/peer writing assessment checklist so students can identify what they have included and omitted. Please leave a short review if you've enjoyed using this work and please check out my other resources! Thanks!
KS2 Writing Toolkit
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KS2 Writing Toolkit

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A wonderfully useful set of sheets for children to use in all manner of writing styles and genres, this pack contains - - An A4 sheet of sentence starters, covering speech, using adverbs, rhetorical questions and short sentences; - An A4 sheet for children to jot down their thoughts around concepts such as useful synonyms, adjectives, similes and rhetorical questions they might use; - An A4 storyboard, split into eight sections for children to plan their work onto; - An A4 'Writing Checklist' - for children to use after their writing is done. Covering sentence choices, spelling, handwriting, grammar, punctuation and more, it is designed to be used in a self-assess or peer-assess format, this sheet makes a great support document for reminding children what they need to include in their writing. All of these sheets could be laminated as they will be used again and again and again... Please leave a review if you liked this work - and check out my other resources too!
Children's Guide to Writing Spooky Stories - KS2/3
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Children's Guide to Writing Spooky Stories - KS2/3

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A superb resource aimed at developing children's planning and execution skills in writing - in this case, a spooky story for Halloween. Two A4 sheets with guidance through points 1-5 guide children away from common pitfalls and encourage wider thinking, developing character traits, effective description and more. Also included is a spider's web word-ladder for children to collate their adjectives and adverbs. Finished off with a 'Writer's Checklist' which is aimed at being used by children's partner to peer-assess each other's work.
KS2 Writing Bundle
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KS2 Writing Bundle

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A HUGE resource covering script writing, creative writing, description, using synonyms, cross curricular writing and a massive pack of posters looking at writing genres. Individually, these resources would cost over £20.
Deserts - A Creative Writing Resource - KS2
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Deserts - A Creative Writing Resource - KS2

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A series of high-quality images designed to stimulate children's imagination and develop quality talking and writing. The four resources are varied - discussion, prioritising, fantasy story, description of a scene and description of a personal approach to a difficult situation. All set around the common theme of the desert. Included is a set of student support sheets to help provide structure and reinforcement to the writing process.