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I am a freelance storyteller with EYP status. I have 25 years experience working with children and in a range of early years settings. I have rewritten the classic tale of The Gingerbread Man using rhyme and repetition throughout. I have written a Planning Ideas Pack (PIP) full of activities linked to the story. This includes book lists, recipes and a song. The PIP is available in EYFS format or Curriculum of Excellence format.

I am a freelance storyteller with EYP status. I have 25 years experience working with children and in a range of early years settings. I have rewritten the classic tale of The Gingerbread Man using rhyme and repetition throughout. I have written a Planning Ideas Pack (PIP) full of activities linked to the story. This includes book lists, recipes and a song. The PIP is available in EYFS format or Curriculum of Excellence format.
EYFS Planning Ideas Pack for The Ugly Duckling
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EYFS Planning Ideas Pack for The Ugly Duckling

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Within this pack you will find: A history of The Ugly Duckling Many activity ideas linked to the EYFS Extension activity ideas Simplified activity ideas Recipes for pancakes and galettes Songs and Rhymes A book list There are planning ideas for Communication and Language, Literacy and Numeracy plus many cross curricular ideas as well. This 16 page Planning Ideas Pack has been designed to be used in conjunction with our kamishibai version of The Ugly Duckling which is available here but it can be used with generic copies of The Ugly Duckling.
Free Basic Sequencing Tables
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Free Basic Sequencing Tables

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Free basic sequencing proforma. This format is designed to save you time creating your own and can be used with other sequencing materials which can be cut out , sequenced and glued into this proforma. There is an area for a title to be written in by hand. Alternatively your children can draw their own pictures into the boxes provided. Maybe you would like them to sequence their morning routine before they come to school. What six steps do they take before they get to school and in what order must they be performed to get to school successfully?
EYFS Planning Ideas Pack for The Gingerbread Man
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EYFS Planning Ideas Pack for The Gingerbread Man

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Within this pack you will find: - A history of the gingerbread man - 50 activity ideas linked to the EYFS - Extension activity ideas - Simplified activity ideas - Recipes for cloud dough, play dough and gingerbread men - A song - A book list There are planning ideas for Communication and Language plus many cross curricular ideas as well. This 12 page Planning Ideas Pack has been designed to be used in conjunction with our kamishibai version of The Gingerbread Man which is available here www.thesidlawhare.co.uk but it can be used with generic copies of The Gingerbread Man.
Curriculum of Excellence Planning Ideas Pack for The Gingerbread Man
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Curriculum of Excellence Planning Ideas Pack for The Gingerbread Man

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Within this pack you will find A history of the gingerbread man 50 activity ideas linked to the Curriculum of Excellence Extension activity ideas Simplified activity ideas Recipes for cloud dough, play dough and gingerbread men A song A book list There planning ideas are for Expressive Arts, Literacy and English plus many cross curricular ideas as well. This 12 page Planning Ideas Pack has been designed to be used in conjunction with our kamishibai version of The Gingerbread Man which is available here www.thesidlawhare.co.uk but it can be used with generic copies of The Gingerbread Man.
Mindfulness - a resource to help with breathing techniques
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Mindfulness - a resource to help with breathing techniques

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A leaf and a flower which can be cut out and used to help with breathing exercises when practicing mindfulness. Provide these already cut out and laminated or ask your students to cut them out. The exercise: hold a leaf in one hand and a flower in the other. Breath in and smell the flower, pause, breath out and blow the leaf. This can help children to control their breathing when practicing mindfulness.
Curriculum of Excellence Planning Ideas pack for The Ugly Duckling
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Curriculum of Excellence Planning Ideas pack for The Ugly Duckling

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Within this pack you will find: A history of The Ugly Duckling Many activity ideas linked to the Curriculum of Excellence Extension activity ideas Simplified activity ideas Recipes for pancakes and galettes Songs and Rhymes A book list There are planning ideas for Language, Numeracy and Expressive Arts, plus many cross curricular ideas as well. This 16 page Planning Ideas Pack has been designed to be used in conjunction with our kamishibai version of The Ugly Duckling which is available here but it can be used with generic copies of The Ugly Duckling.
3 Top Tips for Story Time
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3 Top Tips for Story Time

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My free top tips for story time. This tip sheet is ideal for nursery nurses, early years practitioners, early years teachers, primary school teachers, secondary school teachers and librarians. It will also be perfect for NQT’s as well. These three simple tips will help you feel more confident and relaxed at story time. Storytelling is a skills that needs to be practiced and honed. Follow my simple tips which I have developed following my 29 years in the early years sector. My tips include ideas for book lists and techniques to help you meet the needs of all the children you are working with. If you dread story time this tip sheet is for you!
Free Basic Portrait Sequencing Tables
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Free Basic Portrait Sequencing Tables

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Free basic sequencing proforma. This portrait format is designed to save you time creating your own and can be used with other sequencing materials which can be cut out , sequenced and glued into this proforma. There is an area for a title to be written in by hand. Alternatively your children can draw their own pictures into the boxes provided. Maybe you would like them to sequence their morning routine before they come to school. What six steps do they take before they get to school and in what order must they be performed to get to school successfully?
Basic Free Portrait Sequencing Table
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Basic Free Portrait Sequencing Table

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Free basic sequencing proforma. This portrait format is designed to save you time creating your own and can be used with other sequencing materials which can be cut out , sequenced and glued into this proforma. There is an area for a title to be written in by hand. Alternatively your children can draw their own pictures into the boxes provided. Maybe you would like them to sequence their morning routine before they come to school. What six steps do they take before they get to school and in what order must they be performed to get to school successfully?