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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.
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.
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.
Halloween fun and a bit scary.
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Halloween fun and a bit scary.

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I made this to play at the end of the day to the children, to get them excited for Halloween. I know that parents will thank you for it!
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
Reading skills comprehension for KS2 with content domain questions and videos.
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Reading skills comprehension for KS2 with content domain questions and videos.

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This KS2 comprehension bundle has the added bonus of a Steps to Success help sheet with explanation video. Also included in an original text: The Time Traveller and the Adventure in Ancient Rome. This text is also an Ancient Romans topic resource, with facts about Ancient Roman life set in a story format. There are 8 chapters and each chapter has a set of questions based on the NC content domains. An extension task ask questions on the NC SPAG learning objectives. Finally, a video showing how the Steps to Success with Comprehension info mat was used to answer a short comprehension.
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
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.
Year 3 and 4 spelling pack (pack 3 of 5)
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Year 3 and 4 spelling pack (pack 3 of 5)

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This pack includes g to l 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.
Year 3 and 4 spellings activity video pack(pack 1 of 5)
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Year 3 and 4 spellings activity video pack(pack 1 of 5)

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This pack includes the a to c 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.
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.
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.
Persuasive letters: make it real
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Persuasive letters: make it real

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This is a video driven lesson. The pack has everything you need to teach persuasive letter writing. The resources are placed in the context of the story: The Time Traveller and the Adventure on the Ring of Fire, and the video used the character who wrote the letter to teach the processes of letter writing. Video can be seen on my you tube channel: https://youtu.be/Ri7XyowqvNg The pack includes: 3 letters (original) Info mat for writing a persuasive letter Video of how to write a persuasive letter Video of persuasive features in a letter Worksheets to accompany the video Task 1 worksheets: writing a letter using a plan Task 2 worksheets: Finding the persuasive features in a letter
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.
Creative writing skills: character development: show not tell: agitation
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Creative writing skills: character development: show not tell: agitation

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The video is a visual guide for children to understand the characteristic of agitation. The animation shows a situation in which a character would show agitation. 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
Creative Writing Skills: character development: show not tell: shock
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Creative Writing Skills: character development: show not tell: shock

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The video is a visual guide for children to understand the characteristic of shock. The animation shows a situation in which a character would show shock. 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
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
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
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.
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.