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I am a qualified teacher with ten years of teaching experience. My first love is creativity. I have a masters degree in art which, over the years of teaching in primary school, I have endeavoured to incorporate into lessons. I hope the resources prove useful and allow a spare moment or two.

I am a qualified teacher with ten years of teaching experience. My first love is creativity. I have a masters degree in art which, over the years of teaching in primary school, I have endeavoured to incorporate into lessons. I hope the resources prove useful and allow a spare moment or two.
Expanded Noun Phrase Guide Bundle
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Expanded Noun Phrase Guide Bundle

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This bundle will help to develop the children’s understanding of a noun phrase and expanded noun phrase. Included in the bundle: 1 info sheet 1 example sheet 4 sets of worksheet: each set of 2 contains a differentiated worksheet. 1 video on how to use the info mat and how to write an expanded noun phrase. 1 photocopiable grid sheet
Welcome back to school inspirational video.
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Welcome back to school inspirational video.

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A first day back inspirational resource. Use this poem to find out what the children want to achieve this year and how they are going to achieve it. Use it to start a discussion on working together and how to achieve that.
Possessive Apostrophe: how to and practise worksheets
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Possessive Apostrophe: how to and practise worksheets

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This bundle will help to develop the children’s understanding possessive apostrophes and when to use either singular and plural. Included in the bundle: 4 sets of worksheets with differentiation, Example worksheet Possessive apostrophe info mat Video showing how to use the info mat as well as modelled working of example worksheet, Set of 3 worksheet on use of singular and plural possessive apostrophes.
Creative writing skills: character development: show not tell: amazement
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Creative writing skills: character development: show not tell: amazement

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The video is a visual guide for children to understand the characteristic of amazement. The animation shows a situation in which a character would show amazement. Through the video the actions are highlighted in words: movement and sound. A double-sided info mat is the next step. The info mat used stills from the video to create a bank of action resources. The other side of the info mat develops the actions into creative writing. Sentences are developed using a set of rules which the children can follow. Finally, the children can use the worksheets to practise their creative writing independently Resources included are Short animated video Double-sided info mat 2 sets of worksheets
Subordinate conjunctions: how to and practise worksheets
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Subordinate conjunctions: how to and practise worksheets

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This bundle will help to develop the children’s understanding of using a subordinate conjunction in a subordinate clause. Included in the bundle: 1 info mat 4 sets of worksheet: each set of 2 contains a differentiated worksheet. 1 video on how to write a subordinate clause in a sentence using a subordinate conjunction, and the video also explains how to complete the worksheets.
Writing skills in character development: show not tell
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Writing skills in character development: show not tell

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3 sets of writing skills resources: amazement, agitation, shock. The videos are a visual guide for children to understand the characteristics of amazement, agitation and shock. The animations show situation in which a character would show these reactions. Through the videos the actions are highlighted in words: movement and sound. A double-sided info mat is the next step. The info mat used stills from the video to create a bank of action resources. The other side of the info mat develops the actions into creative writing. Sentences are developed using a set of rules which the children can follow. Finally, the children can use the worksheets to practise their creative writing independently Resources included are Short animated video Double-sided info mat 2 sets of worksheets
Newspaper report writing: making it real
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Newspaper report writing: making it real

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KS2 newspaper report writing using the newspaper featured in The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire The video sets the scene at Skamania News offices. A journalist works through an example giving tips along the way. The children work on a headline and a report using worksheets and info mats. The final part is independent work. It is a task set by the journalist. Watch the videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP2SEbRpzk8mNR00erG0eoA
Harvest poem video
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Harvest poem video

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This could be used to introduce how plants grow, different types of food around the world, the history of the Harvest, what harvest means to different people around the world, how we get energy from food, how we use foods to celebrate, or just to get the children thinking about harvest time and what they see around them and what harvest time means to them.
Volcano topic resource comp: The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire: ch 1
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Volcano topic resource comp: The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire: ch 1

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Watch the video All resources shown The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire is the second book in the series. These resources allow teachers to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. The story includes facts about the eruption of Mt St Helens in 1980, as well as information about plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes. A whole story is narrated and animated in a set of videos which offer a visual option to the story. The book is available from Amazon. The book can be used as a class reader to introduce the volcanoes topic or as a group reader in a guided reading session.
Year 3 and 4 spelling video pack (pack 5 of 5)
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Year 3 and 4 spelling video pack (pack 5 of 5)

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This pack includes q to w words of the year 3 and 4 compulsory spelling list. Each word has been placed in a sentence (words in context) which is read on the video. The children are allowed 30 second to write the sentence. Then the sentence is displayed on the video for the children to correct. I have included ideas on how to use these video as well as a success criteria for the children and an extension task. The extension task relates to the evaluate and edit section of the year 3 and 4 English Programme of Study. I have included a breakdown of the content of the sentences in a NC coverage sheet, which is included in the pack too.
Mega year 3 and 4 spelling bundle
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Mega year 3 and 4 spelling bundle

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This pack includes ALL of the year 3 and 4 compulsory spelling list. Each word has been placed in a sentence (words in context) which is read on the video. The children are allowed 30 second to write the sentence. Then the sentence is displayed on the video for the children to correct. I have included ideas on how to use these video as well as a success criteria for the children and an extension task. The extension task relates to the evaluate and edit section of the year 3 and 4 English Programme of Study. I have included a breakdown of the content of the sentences in a NC coverage sheet, which is included in the pack too.
Volcano topic resource comprehension: The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire ch 3
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Volcano topic resource comprehension: The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire ch 3

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Watch the video All resources shown The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire is the second book in the series. These resources allow teachers to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. The story includes facts about the eruption of Mt St Helens in 1980, as well as information about plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes. A whole story is narrated and animated in a set of videos which offer a visual option to the story. The book is available from Amazon. The book can be used as a class reader to introduce the volcanoes topic or as a group reader in a guided reading session.
Spelling activity for developing understanding of words
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Spelling activity for developing understanding of words

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This task based spelling activity covers dictionary and thesaurus usage as well as sentence development. It is part of The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire comprehension bundle. The bundle includes: Characterisation activity and example The NC areas covered in the comprehension bundle. Feelings graph activity and example. Pre-reading book activity. Spelling task. Whole book assessment sheet. Whole book comprehension questions.
Year 3 and 4 spellings video pack (pack 2 of 5)
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Year 3 and 4 spellings video pack (pack 2 of 5)

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This pack includes the d to f words of the year 3 and 4 compulsory spelling list. Each word has been placed in a sentence (words in context) which is read on the video. The children are allowed 30 second to write the sentence. Then the sentence is displayed on the video for the children to correct. I have included ideas on how to use these video as well as a success criteria for the children and an extension task. The extension task relates to the evaluate and edit section of the year 3 and 4 English Programme of Study. I have included a break down of the content of the sentences in a NC coverage sheet, which is included in the pack too.
The Time Traveller and the adventure in Ancient Rome cross-curricular story for topic start
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The Time Traveller and the adventure in Ancient Rome cross-curricular story for topic start

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The Time Traveller and the Adventure in Ancient Rome is the first book in the series of cross curricular resources. These resources allow teachers to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. The story includes facts about Ancient Rome, especially the life of a Roman citizen. A series of teaching resources, that cover reading and writing learning objectives, have been produced to accompany the book. The book can be used as a class reader to introduce the volcanoes topic or as a group reader in a guided reading session.
Volcano topic resource comp: The Time Traveller and the adventure on the Ring of Fire with videos
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Volcano topic resource comp: The Time Traveller and the adventure on the Ring of Fire with videos

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Go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP2SEbRpzk8mNR00erG0eoA for all the videos. Watch the video All resources shown The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire is the second book in the series. These resources allow teachers to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. The story includes facts about the eruption of Mt St Helens in 1980, as well as information about plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes. A whole story is narrated and animated in a set of videos which offer a visual option to the story. The book is available from Amazon. The book can be used as a class reader to introduce the volcanoes topic or as a group reader in a guided reading session.
Volcano topic resource comprehension: The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire ch 5
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Volcano topic resource comprehension: The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire ch 5

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Watch the video All resources shown The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire is the second book in the series. These resources allow teachers to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. The story includes facts about the eruption of Mt St Helens in 1980, as well as information about plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes. A whole story is narrated and animated in a set of videos which offer a visual option to the story. The book is available from Amazon. The book can be used as a class reader to introduce the volcanoes topic or as a group reader in a guided reading session.
Volcano topic resource comprehension:The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire ch 6
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Volcano topic resource comprehension:The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire ch 6

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Watch the video All resources shown The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire is the second book in the series. These resources allow teachers to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. The story includes facts about the eruption of Mt St Helens in 1980, as well as information about plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes. A whole story is narrated and animated in a set of videos which offer a visual option to the story. The book is available from Amazon. The book can be used as a class reader to introduce the volcanoes topic or as a group reader in a guided reading session.
Volcano topic resource comprehension: The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire ch 7
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Volcano topic resource comprehension: The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire ch 7

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Watch the video All resources shown The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire is the second book in the series. These resources allow teachers to fulfill the requirements of the National Curriculum. The story includes facts about the eruption of Mt St Helens in 1980, as well as information about plate tectonics and the formation of volcanoes. A whole story is narrated and animated in a set of videos which offer a visual option to the story. The book is available from Amazon. The book can be used as a class reader to introduce the volcanoes topic or as a group reader in a guided reading session.