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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.
St. Augustine of Canterbury
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St. Augustine of Canterbury

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St. Augustine of Canterbury I think is the ' forgotten' saint of England. He is not to be confused with St. Augustine of Hippo. He is sometimes called' the Apostle of England' or' St. Augustine the less'. He was chosen by Pope Gregory to lead a mission to Britain. His task was to Christianize King Ethelbert and his kingdom of Kent from Anglo Saxon Paganism. In the short time he was in England (597- 604 AD) he laid the foundations for the Church of England. He was the first Archbishop of Canterbury. I have put together some information about Augustine with a 'gap' sheet, a simple crossword and word search, plus an answer sheet.
Rivers
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Rivers

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The River is a place to be enjoyed but it is can also be dangerous. The main clip art picture shows the journey of a river from the source to the sea - labels can be added. There are two vocabularies and three Poetry Aids (two in bold type). There are two clip art pictures for best copy and a short crossword and word search - answers provided. All the illustrations have been drawn by David Woodroffe an established illustrator.
Volcanoes
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Volcanoes

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There are 10 main sheets plus two answer sheets. David Woodroffe drew for me a very good outline of a volcano for the children to use. The first vocabulary sheet is a list of interesting useful words. The second sheet is a fuller vocabulary. There are two 'crosswords' and two word searches. The next three sheets are about Pompeii AD79. The first sheet encourages the children to think about the event and suggests the children read Willard Prices Volcano Adventure. Twice I wrote pieces for my pupils - once pretending I was there, the second I went back as an observer in a time machine. The final two sheets are poetry aids. The second one was created in 2010 following the eruption of Eyjafallokull in Iceland.
David Livingstone
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David Livingstone

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David Livingstone was a Christian missionary and pioneer who opened up Africa. His obsession was to open up Africa to Christian missions. He was almost constantly ill - he had malaria many times - but his force of will prevented him from succumbing to diseases or discomfort that carried off many of his companions. He was the first European to cross the width of South Africa. Many missionaries followed in his footsteps. I have created a time-line of his life and a word search (with answers). I have included two concise pages looking at his life and a picture depicting him being wounded by a lion whilst coming to the aid of some Africans. . There is also an informative map. The comment about him witnessing the massacre of 400 slaves has been deliberately kept separate.
Thailand - Cave and Rescue
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Thailand - Cave and Rescue

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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.
Commonwealth Games 2018
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Commonwealth Games 2018

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With the Commonwealth Games coming up halfway through April I decided to research and create relevant material. Using Wikipedia I found a list of Participating Countries, a picture of the mascot- Borobi, a timetable of events, a list of events and the Team England squad. Added to those are general Vocabularies/Phrases and Poetry Aids about the Games plus individual material about Athletics, Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving. Ideas have been included In case they want to create a Commonwealth Booklet or want to fly out to Australia. Finally two former SAT questions have also been added Record Breakers plus Trainers and Try-out. They both come with ideas and a sample answers I prepared.
Creating a character for a story
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Creating a character for a story

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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'.
Travel  in the Sky
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Travel in the Sky

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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
Creative Writing
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Creative Writing

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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.
Medieval England
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Medieval England

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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.
Myself and Events  2
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Myself and Events 2

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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.
Travel by Land
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Travel by Land

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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.
Myself and Events
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Myself and Events

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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.
Debatable
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Debatable

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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.
Travel by Sea
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Travel by Sea

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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..
The Tudors
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The Tudors

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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.
The Stuarts
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The Stuarts

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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.
Animals       Domestic to Wild     Story ideas, Vocabularies and Poetry Aids
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Animals Domestic to Wild Story ideas, Vocabularies and Poetry Aids

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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.
Travel Records Invention Pioneers Success
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Travel Records Invention Pioneers Success

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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.