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I am a retired teacher who wrote 7 photocopiable books for Teachers and one book for children Union Jack Colouring Book. The 7books covered Geography, History (Medieval/ Tudor/ Stuart), Travel and Transport, Myself and Events (this included diaries), Race Against Time Stories (SATS based), Church Dates for Children plus Nature and Seasons (including Sport). These 7 books have been mainly broken into a number of segments. Challenging the Physical Elements, my Geography book, is complete.

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I am a retired teacher who wrote 7 photocopiable books for Teachers and one book for children Union Jack Colouring Book. The 7books covered Geography, History (Medieval/ Tudor/ Stuart), Travel and Transport, Myself and Events (this included diaries), Race Against Time Stories (SATS based), Church Dates for Children plus Nature and Seasons (including Sport). These 7 books have been mainly broken into a number of segments. Challenging the Physical Elements, my Geography book, is complete.
Creative Writing

Creative Writing

A number of years ago , having read Annex A- Writing text types, I put together a brief booklet using Key Stage 2 English Creative Writing SATS questions (2003-2012) under the headings used in Annex A. - Recount, Procedure or Instruction, Narrative, Report, plus Argument and Persuasion. I took the original SATS questions, both long and short, added ideas on how to answer the question and wrote a sample answer.
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Travel Records Invention Pioneers Success

Travel Records Invention Pioneers Success

I have put together the 4 booklets about Travel - Land, Sea, Air and Space. Each booklet contains brief histories on each area, clear illustrations, creative writing vocabularies, poetry aids, word searches and clip art for best copy. All the illustrations are by David Woodroffe a professional illustrator.
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Animals       Domestic to Wild     Story ideas, Vocabularies and Poetry Aids

Animals Domestic to Wild Story ideas, Vocabularies and Poetry Aids

Children enjoy reading animal stories and trying to write about animals themselves whether they are writing about their own pets or thinking, in their dreams, of taming a baby lion cub. Initially they probably only want to do a descriptive paragraph. If the children are writing a story, which can be developed into chapters, I encourage them to research their chosen animal or group of animals before they begin to write , with reference to the web or animal information books. The data they find can be ‘published’ along with their story. I have included vocabularies and poetry aids. The poetry aids hopefully will encourage children to try and write short poems. Both the vocabularies and poetry aid sheets have been set up alphabetically for easy use.The blanks can be used for 'best copy. I have also included a few word searches. The work sheets and blanks have been beautifully illustrated by David Woodroffe, a professional illustrator.
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Medieval England

Medieval England

History has always been a passion of mine. These 14 sheets include two family trees from William 1 to Edward V . I have given two pages to some of the topics I have looked at- the Battle of Hastings 1066 - the first page is a time-line the Crusades -one page is a map of the Third Crusade Knight - one page is given to the Code of Chivalry, and a poetry aid. I have given one page to each of these - Thomas Becket - Archbishop of Canterbury Magna Carta 1215 Robin Hood - a poetry aid The 100 year war 1337-1453 Timeline Peasants’ Revolt 1381 War of the Roses - a ‘Maths’ page Some, if not all the sheets, should be useful when studying Medieval England.
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Creating a character for a story

Creating a character for a story

When I ask a class to write a story which includes a character I encourage them to first of all draw their character and then describe in words the character's physical features and what they wear. This has been set up to look at both a female and male as a young child, an adult and an OAP looking at changes in physical appearance and clothing. The 'fantasy human' is an opportunity to think even more creative. For the animal equivalent please look at 'Animals domestic and wild'.
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Debatable

Debatable

These sheets are very much aimed at year 5/6 pupils. Over a number of years I created 'aids' and 'answers' for SATS questions The aim of the 'aid' was to give children ideas of the type of the vocabulary to use when answering a 'debate/ persuasive' style question and what type of information to include in their answers. Colleagues having seen the 'aid' sheet suggested I added some answers!! I have not given answers to all the questions.
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Travel by Sea

Travel by Sea

These photocopiable sheets concentrate on travelling by sea using different means of transport - from early sailing ships to jet foils. The first two sheets deal with being rescued at sea by a hero or heroine. Christopher Columbus looks at his first voyage and has a page of clip art drawn by David Woodroffe, . The next sheet looks at Magellan being the first to circumvent the world. The next sheets give vocabularies about a hovercraft trip, sailing, going on a sea voyage and being under water in a submarine. The is one poetry aid, two crossword/ word search sheets with answers, plus four A5 'blanks' for 'best' copy..
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Myself and Events

Myself and Events

The self portrait page could be a useful page to start to get a project started. They could start by drawing themselves or a friend. On a Monday morning my starter for the day would sometimes be a diary entry. Friday afternoon the children might be asked to write a diary covering the past week and what they were looking forward to doing at the weekend. I have included five differentiated Diaries so the less able have sentence starters to help them to put their ideas on paper. I have created vocabularies about events which children are interested like accidents in the playground, birthdays, helping at home, hobbies, pets, Red Nose day and dreaming what they might do when they grow up.
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Myself and Events  2

Myself and Events 2

The second book is aimed towards years 5 and 6. You're in charge could be a prefect's story. There is a mixture of different ideas for the pupils to write about including two pieces of persuasive writing. I have included a large number of sports vocabularies so many children can write about their favourite sport(s). The six example answers were written so children could have some idea what to write. There are four Poetry Aids for those who want to have a go at writing a poem.. All the illustrations have been drawn by David Woodroffe.
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The Stuarts

The Stuarts

The first work sheet is a type of 'maths' sheet looking at how long the individual Stuarts reigned. The second sheet lists the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot and has a Timeline. Sheet three is fireworks! There is a sheet about the Pilgrim Fathers, four sheets about the 1642-49 English Civil war, and two pages have been given to both the Plague (1665) and the Fire of London (1666). The last page is a Poetry Aid decorated with the Tudor and Stuart Monarchs. David Woodroffe, an established Illustrator, has drawn a very clear map explaining the 1642-49 Civil War and his two pictures of a Roundhead and Cavalier are excellent.
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The Tudors

The Tudors

W hen I was teaching I really enjoyed teaching about the Tudors. My pupils loved to make Tudor houses out of polystyrene and strips of black paper. My first sheet looks at how long each of the Tudor monarchs reigned. The next sheet is 'gap' work about Henry VII. Sheet three looks at Henry VIII and his six wives. This followed by a picture of the 'Mary Rose' and data about the ship. Queen Elizabeth1 sailors were regarded by the Spanish as pirates - vocabulary and poetry aid. For the Spanish Armada 1588 I have given a Timeline and the rote of the Armada. Tudor houses and ghosts go well together. Two vocabularies included plus a story to encourage pupils to have a go.
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Travel  in the Sky

Travel in the Sky

I have almost written a short story of Aviation through pictures and vocabularies. I start with ballooning and finish with stealth aeroplanes. I start with wind power and finish with jet engines. I have included two pages on Concorde: my original page and parts of the Wikipedia about the crash and the grounding of the plane. There is one combined crossword and word search and a poetry aid. There are six A5 'blank' which can be used for 'best' copy. David Woodroffe, an established illustrator, has drawn all of the different flying machines
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Travel by Land

Travel by Land

This set of worksheets include a number of excellent drawings of different kinds of road vehicles from the bicycle to the big wheelers. These drawings are all by David Woodroffe, a professional illustrator. I have emphasised the bicycle because most children have a bicycle of some description. The railway with the Eurostar has been included. There is a crossword and word search sheet on bicycles, cars and trains (answers given). There are three crosswords with a word search. There are six A5 'blanks' for best copy.
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Summer Holiday Diary and Poetry Aid

Summer Holiday Diary and Poetry Aid

I have created two sheets which children may like to use during their summer holiday. The first sheet is a Diary idea with lots of Vocabulary and useful phrases. The second sheet is a Poetry Aid which the children may like to use to try and describe the holiday in poetic form. They will also be useful at the beginning of the summer term.
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Cricket

Cricket

I have created four sheets about cricket. One is a phrase sheet to encourage children to write about their experiences about playing or watching cricket The second is a Poetry Aid sheet in case they would like to put their thoughts in poetry form. The third sheet is a cricket word search with answer sheet. The extra sheet simply shows positions on a cricket pitch.
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William Tyndale

William Tyndale

William Tyndale is often forgotten about unfortunately. It was William who was responsible for the translation of the Bible into every day English. He used Greek to translate the New Testament; he used Hebrew to translate the Old Testament. He lived at the time of the Reformation. The Roman Catholic Church did not want their Latin version of the Bible translated into English. He wanted everyone to be able to read it vernacular English. He died at the stake accused of being a heretic. A few years later his translations formed the basis for our present Bible. John Wycliffe translated the Bible into English from Latin
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Last Day   - Memories

Last Day - Memories

Children in year 6 are often asked to write something for their final assembly. I have created two sheets. Sheet one should give them ideas about what to write. Sheet 2 may read Poetry Aid but the vast vocabulary can also be used to help them write their memory sheet. Hope these two sheets will inspire the children to write either a piece of prose or to have a go at writing a poem.
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Thailand - Cave and Rescue

Thailand - Cave and Rescue

Just put this material together to help children write /discuss what happened in Thailand in the last fortnight. Lets hope the rescue is a complete success.
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St. Swithun,  July 15th

St. Swithun, July 15th

The name of Swithun is best known today for a British weather lore proverb, which says that it rains on St. Swithun’s day, 15th July, it will rain for forty days. Saint Swithun ,c800 - C861/3 AD, was buried outside the Cathedral. It was his wish that men might walk over his grave and raindrops from the eaves drop upon it. Over a hundred years later they decided to place his remains inside a new basilica in Winchester Cathedral. The day they tried to transfer his body into a new basilica was 15th July 971. It rained and according to the proverb it did for the next forty days. His remains were eventually placed in the new basilica inside.
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Football World Cup 2018

Football World Cup 2018

I have created a vocabulary and word list to help children writing about the Football World Cup. There is also a simple wordsearch and simple poetry aid.
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Cricket  -  Clock Cricket

Cricket - Clock Cricket

Clock Cricket is played by a group of 8 children. Only one wicket is used with a stump at the bowler’s end. The children are set up in a ‘circle’ - the ‘circle’ can either go clockwise or anti-clockwise. There are always two children batting - when one is OUT they change ends. They are only in for 6+ balls . Once the 6+ alls have been bowled it is one move to the right. This keeps everyone interested and busy. To make it more interesting an individual score sheet could be created. Everyone is kept busy. A class can be divided into maybe 4/5 groups and each group have their own game.
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