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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!
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 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
Donald Trump - The New President
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Donald Trump - The New President

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Here we have several resources aimed at KS3 (but could be used with more able KS2), looking at the incoming President of the USA and what that could mean for the USA and the wider world. Activities are based around discussion (including a class debate), questioning and knowledge. Resources included - - Donald Trump Fact File; - What Donald Trump stands for; - Worksheet - 'What would I ask the President?' which leads onto 'Writing a Letter to the President' - 'Republicans & Democrats' - basic guide to the major differences between the parties - Class Debate - 'Republicans or Democrats' - resource sheets to support both sides of the argument, consolidating understanding of the main differences between the parties
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!
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.
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.
Mystery Writing - Upper KS2/KS3 - Includes Videos
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Mystery Writing - Upper KS2/KS3 - Includes Videos

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A superb resource for encouraging students to write in the mystery/spooky genre, with the emphasis on discussion, recording, redrafting and improving their work. This resource is more concerned with 'mystery' in its wider sense, not just that of the traditional 'Whodunnit' but more about more mysterious things that might be around us in everyday life. Included are three quality activities with story-starters, two resource sheets and two high-quality videos (approx 3 mins long). Both have the same images and original, atmospheric soundtrack which will be guaranteed to stimulate discussion. The second video has added annotations to encourage those students who are finding it difficult to engage. The videos create a wonderful whole-class introduction - close the curtains, turn up the sound on the IWB and sit back - your students will respond! If you have any questions or would like something specific creating, please get in touch!
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.
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.
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.
The Arctic
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The Arctic

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A fabulous resource with lots of stunning images of the arctic, aimed at upper KS2 and KS3. Aim: Writing development. How: Using powerful imagery, combined with lots of scaffolding support - for able and less able learners, these activities will develop both verbal and written vocabulary. Included: - 'Iceberg': A descriptive writing activity with strong scaffold support to give students a clear idea of what to do when planning a piece of writing; - 'The Boat': Another descriptive writing piece with a more open-ended support sheet, designed to encourage discussion; - 'Storyboard': A set of six pictures to be cut out and rearranged to make a story, based on discussion with a partner. Blank storyboard included to stick pictures onto; - 'Lost': 'SATs' style question with a scene depicted and basic information given and students need to complete the story; - 'ICE' (Support Sheets): Two support sheets that complement all the above activities encouraging students to look and think more deeply - 'What rhetorical questions might you ask?'
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.
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.
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!
PSHE Discussion Points - KS2/3
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PSHE Discussion Points - KS2/3

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A collection of FOUR quality images that are designed to engage students in discussion with a view to developing listening skills. The four starters are - - What's Your Worst Nightmare (Food? Anxiety? Parents? School?)?; - Should Homework Be Banned? - Fast Food or Healthy?; - Should We Get Paid For Good Work? Each encourages students to collaborate - in pairs or small groups, make notes and plan a response that can be shared with the larger group.