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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!
Gunpowder Plot  Week-Long History/English Project
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Gunpowder Plot Week-Long History/English Project

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A massive 27-page resource to commemorate the ill-doings of the Gunpowder Plotters back in 1605. Lasting a whole week (editable lesson plan included), covering the timeline of events perpetrated by Robert Catesby and his co-conspirators, this pack endeavours to study the reasons behind the plot, highlighting the plight of Catholics in Stuart England. The resource includes - - Texts; - A timeline; - Three-levels of differentiated comprehension tasks; - Posters; - Character sheets; - Creative writing opportunities; - Discussion points (including a whole class debate); - Week-long lesson plan (MS Word); - Suggestions for extension work; - History POS information and more!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
KS2 Writing Resource
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KS2 Writing Resource

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Four writing resources based around the theme of a funfair. Includes - - Planning page which covers synonyms, onomatopoeia, adjectives and similes; - Photographs to stimulate imagination; - Sheet to encourage children to think of multisensory experiences; - 'Big Write' sheet for story draft
Story Starters
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Story Starters

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Some basic ideas for opening writing in different ways - a worksheet to engage the children and help them to consider options when first putting pen to paper!
Halloween Resources for KS1 - FREE!
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Halloween Resources for KS1 - FREE!

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Here's three FREE resources for KS1 - aimed at the lighter side of Halloween, but engaging with some of the associated imagery. Meet the pumpkin who's lost his witch and the cookies that are leaving the bakery! Or what would your pupils want to dress up as for 'Trick or Treat'? Help yourself! Please leave a review if you liked this resource. Thanks
World War One Writing Resources
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World War One Writing Resources

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Three writing resources based around World War 1. First, a comprehension exercise for 'In Flanders Fields'; Second, a creative writing activity based around 'Going Over the Top'; Thirdly, a more reflective piece of creative writing centring on writing a letter/postcard to loved ones at home. Designed to encourage students to consider life for the average soldier in the trenches during WW1, this pack will create much in the way of discussion, debate and reflection.
Creating a Newspaper Report - Upper KS2 & 3
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Creating a Newspaper Report - Upper KS2 & 3

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A comprehensive activity that focusses on creating a newspaper front page, with a walk-through guide for students to follow and discuss. Also included is a sheet that explores the use of puns and alliteration in newspapers. A worksheet aimed at elementary advertising is also included, as is an A4 newspaper template.
What is Love?
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What is Love?

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Aimed at KS3 and above, this 5-page resource that explores the concept of 'Love' from a variety of angles - What love means to the individual; How love is perceived by others; How love is relative to time and space; Stereotypical images of love; How love is shown to different people Designed to promote discussion between students, to challenge stereotypes and extend understanding of relationships, this resource is the first in a series looking at complex relationship skills.
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.
Christmas Cracker for KS2
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Christmas Cracker for KS2

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Your end of term classwork is creative, festive and worthwhile with this bumper Christmas miscellany! A huge resource that includes - - Surviving Christmas - create a guide for users; - What's Your Favourite Christmas Movie? - review - Christmas Movies Maths Activity - Data Collection/Graphs - Christmas Wishes - What would YOU choose? - Christmas Crackers - Fantasy writing genre - What's the True Meaning of Christmas? - Your Favourite Christmas Movie Script? - The Christmas Fox - Creative Writing - The Winter Road - Creative Writing - Creative Writing Planning Sheet And more!
Feelings & Emotions #1 - KS1
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Feelings & Emotions #1 - KS1

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A resource aimed at encouraging younger children to think about their emotions - and those of others, to develop a sense of empathy. Three different activities, showing a young girl being sad, happy and worried, with discussion points designed to challenge young childrens' perceptions. Each activity has discussion points to develop language and discussion skills.
Creative Writing for Halloween (KS2)
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Creative Writing for Halloween (KS2)

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Three fab visual resources to stimulate the creativeness in children - inspired by good old ghosts, ghouls and witches! Included are three atmospheric pictures with a lead-in to the writing. - The House on Haunted Hill (story) - Witches' Brew (recipe) - Spooky Graveyard Included in the pack are numerous sheets to support children's own planning and assessment. There are also ideas sheets to develop the use of appropriate adjectives, adverbs etc. An ancient scroll image is included for children to write their finished pieces on. Please leave me a review if you like this resource!
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.
Creative Writing: Water
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Creative Writing: Water

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Using various images of water - (waterfall, droplets, condensation, lakes, ripples), encouraging children to talk about what they see. Aimed at improving vocabulary and consequently their sentence structure, these five sheets are created as a shorter writing task (20 mins). Included are writing support sheets for your students to use to record and develop their grammar within the writing task.
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.
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.