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I'm Head of History and have also taught Maths, English, Religious Studies. I enjoy creating my own resources and try, whenever possible, to insert a splash of humour into them; I find this makes them more memorable, fun and therefore effective.

I'm Head of History and have also taught Maths, English, Religious Studies. I enjoy creating my own resources and try, whenever possible, to insert a splash of humour into them; I find this makes them more memorable, fun and therefore effective.
Triangle Song to remember the 3 main types.
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Triangle Song to remember the 3 main types.

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A catchy yet simple song to remember the three main types of triangle: equilateral, isosceles and scalene. Pupils will love singing along with it and it will stay in their heads forever! Included in the package: lyric sheet (photocopiable) music with vocals (to hear and learn the song) music without vocals
Maths revision - Year 5
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Maths revision - Year 5

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This is a **FREE sample **of my big revision pack. Please see my shop for a **complete set **of termly revision packs (nine in total, including a bumper summer edition!) A comprehensive revision pack for Year 5 that covers all the topics that will be in the Spring end of term Abacus test. Also useful for general revision topics including: • Place Value • Decimals • Multiplying/Dividing by 10, 100 & 1000 • Rounding numbers • Squared and square root …and much more!
The Spanish Armada
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The Spanish Armada

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This History Rocks! resource looks at the Spanish Armada. A comprehensive learning resource with lots of activities. Key questions and dates; check up questions, trickier questions, class and group activities. Cross-curricular ideas, further information for study, books, apps and trips. So much to explore! Done with a splash of humour that your pupils will enjoy.
Why the Spanish Armada was sent
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Why the Spanish Armada was sent

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This *History Rocks! *resource looks at why the Spanish Armada was sent. Differentiated tasks: all pupils answer the Tasks questions which will give them a basic understanding of the topic. The* Think *questions extend them more. Done with a splash of humour that your pupils will enjoy.
Charles I
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Charles I

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This History Rocks! resource looks at Charles I. A fun learning resource with key words, activities and further research. Differentiated tasks: all pupils answer the Tasks questions which will give them a basic understanding of the topic. The* Think *questions extend them more. Done with a splash of humour that your pupils will enjoy.
Victorian Child Mine workers
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Victorian Child Mine workers

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This History Rocks! resource looks at Victorian mine workers. A fun learning resource with key words, activities and further research. A variety of different sources for pupils to read and look at to help them understand why children worked and what conditions were like. Differentiated tasks: all pupils answer the Activity questions which will give them a basic understanding of the topic. The* Think *question extend them more and there are extension activities too. Done with a splash of humour that your pupils will enjoy.
Year 7/8 CE Revision - 1485-1558
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Year 7/8 CE Revision - 1485-1558

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A comprehensive revision pack for Common Entrance. This pack will test their knowledge, understanding of sources and ability to answer short essay style questions effectively. Covers the period from Henry VII to Mary I. Three main sections: Section A: Short answers on Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I. Total of 65 marks. Section B: Short source questions to test their comprehension and understanding of sources. Total of 15 marks. Section C: Total of two short questions to answer from two different sections: a) War / Rebellion b) Government / Religion Total of 20 marks.
James I, Charles I & Cromwell
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James I, Charles I & Cromwell

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This *History Rocks! *resource looks at James I, Charles I, Civil War and Cromwell. Using a splash of humour, pupils will enjoy learning about this turbulent time in English history. Packed full of differetiated activities, cross-curricular ideas, whole class discussion starters as well as check-up questions, pupils will love the Horrible Histories style humour and parents too!
Year 5 Maths big revision pack
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Year 5 Maths big revision pack

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A set of **revision packs **for Year 5 Maths. Devised to follow the Abacus style of assessment but can also be used for general revision. Great for class and homework. Each pack follows the style of the termly Abacus test: Autumn; Spring; Summer. Resources are in Word format in case you want to change the names in the questions to involve people or staff you know! Enjoy!
Victorian Child Workers
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Victorian Child Workers

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This History Rocks! resource looks at Victorian child workers. A fun learning resource with key words, activities and further research. A variety of different sources for pupils to read and look at to help them understand why children worked and what conditions were like. Differentiated tasks: all pupils answer the Activity questions which will give them a basic understanding of the topic. The* Think *question extend them more and there are extension activities too. Done with a splash of humour that your pupils will enjoy.
Essay & source tips for CE History
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Essay & source tips for CE History

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Constructing a CE essay or working out how to tackle a CE source can be very daunting and challenging to pupils. Here is a collection of tips, hints, plans and checklists to help pupils navigate the murky waters of CE HIstory. In time, and using these resources, writing a structured, balanced and well argued source and essay will be second nature to them.
Times Tables song!
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Times Tables song!

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**Learn the TImes Tables in a fun and exciting way! ** Simply sing along with the demo version to learn the tune. Then, choose whichever Times Tables you want and sing along with the instrumental version. I have used this to help teach Maths for many years and as the pupils grow older, they never forget the TImes Tables song! Included in the package: Demo version with vocals (2, 5 and 10 Times Tables) Instrumental version (no vocals) Slower instrumental version (no vocals)
Anglo-Saxon and Viking revision booklet
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Anglo-Saxon and Viking revision booklet

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A revision booklet for Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. This style of booklet is great for revision, mixing key facts, points and information with little drawings and things for pupils to add to personalise it. Suitable for Year 4, but can be adapted. Instructions: Print out both sheets Photocopy them back to back to a double sided sheet. Booklet will then fold in and back on itself to create an 8 page revision booklet!
CE PPT revision quiz 1485-1558
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CE PPT revision quiz 1485-1558

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A detailed PPT quiz for Common Entrance revision. Covers the period from Henry VII to Mary I (1485-1558) Lots of questions, pictures and answers included! Makes for a great revision lesson and includes answers sheet in Word format.
WW1 Fighter Pilots
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WW1 Fighter Pilots

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This History Rocks! resource looks at WW1 fighter pilots and how planes were used. A fun learning resource with key words, activities and further research. Differentiated tasks: all pupils answer the Tasks questions which will give them a basic understanding of the topic. The* Think *questions extend them more. Done with a splash of humour that your pupils will enjoy.
Signing Up - WW1
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Signing Up - WW1

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A History Rocks! resource. Done with a splash of humour, this resource looks at the reasons men signed up to fight in the First World War. There are differentiated activities: TASKS: all pupils should complete this section to give them a basic understanding THINK: this section will stretch the more able. FURTHER RESEARCH: to explore the topic further on the Internet. KEY WORDS: the important words to learn and understand.
Writing, reading and colouring resource
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Writing, reading and colouring resource

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Once Upon My Book injects fun and interaction into both writing and reading by enabling your pupils to be the ‘author’ of their very own book. Through tracing the shape of letter outlines to form words and then sentences, colouring in illustration outlines and adding their own personal touches, your pupils can really be at the centre of their very own book. All the words in *Once Upon My Book *that your pupils trace and learn to read are written in the precursive style taught in many schools. Each story also contains High Frequency Words and tricky words from the Letters and Sounds. This helps pupils become familiar with writing, reading and learning these important words, reinforcing and building on the teaching done at school in a fun and exciting way. Suitable for Reception, Year 1 and SEN pupils.
WW1/Between wars/WW2 Revision Pack
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WW1/Between wars/WW2 Revision Pack

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A comprehensive revision pack / exam covering: WW1 The period between the wars (1919-1939) Steps to war and WW2 (up unitl Battle of Britain) Suitable for Year 6 or older. In a Word document, so feel free to edit to suit.
Story-based cross-curricular resource.
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Story-based cross-curricular resource.

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A multi-purpose, cross-curricular set of resources based around an exciting and original story, illustrated by a Disney artist. Read the story of ‘How Lion Became King of Tinga Tinga Land’ to your class, watch the PPT and then let your pupils design their own booklets based on the story. Differentiated for Reception - Year 2 and with a number of further cross-curricular activites, ‘How Lion Became King of Tinga Tinga Land’ will inspire your pupils in many ways. Copies of the book are available for £6.99, with a discount on bulk orders. Email me at matthoworth@me.com for further details or orders.
Kahoot! template - design your own quiz!
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Kahoot! template - design your own quiz!

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Pupils love Kahoot! and so do teachers! Get them to design their own *Kahoot! *then compile the best questions into a new quiz to test the class! This *Kahoot! *template is double-sided and has ten questions for pupils to fill in, writing 4 possible answers for each. Then go to www.kahoot.com to sign up and play! A great homework assignment that allows them to show their understanding of a topic studied.