Dominoes

Dominoes

Dominoes come in many forms - this is the 'original' way. There are 28 stones or dominoes. In the first place children can simply play' tumble'/'cascade' dominoes - setting them up one behind the other and then with a gentle push see if all of them fall over. They can then move on to matching dots/numbers. Then they can play the game not worrying about scoring points. Finally the children can play where they score points- by making multiples of 3 or 5 or both with the dominoes at both ends. I have used the game to help with addition and especially with the beginnings of the 3 and 5 times table. Picture 2 shows how to score 8; picture 3 how to score 6. There are 2 score sheets - one has all the information, the second just the numbers which actually score points. When I introduce the scoring game I initially give the pupil(s) a score sheet to help them. The blank sheet can be used so the children can prove 28 is the right number of stones.
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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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Desert, Droughts and Desert Rally

Desert, Droughts and Desert Rally

I have created two vocabulary worksheets, one on Deserts and Droughts, and the second on Desert Rally. I have also included a poetry aid sheet on Deserts, a crossword/word search with answers plus two A5 sheets for best copy. Illustrations by David Woodroffe.
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Snow and Ice

Snow and Ice

I have compiled a set of work which looks at snow, mountains, avalanche, Icebergs and Titanic, Polar Regions and Winter Olympics. The first sheet gives thoughts on how to approach each section. There is also a Poetry aid and three crosswords/word searches plus their answers. There is a combination of geography work, creative writing vocabularies plus the word searches.
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Earthquake

Earthquake

Earthquakes are absolutely devastating. The top sheet can be used for the best copy of the writing. The second sheet needs 6 pictures to explain the devastation an earthquake can have on the landscape using the Mercalli scale. The third sheet is a guide on how to approach the piece of writing, the fourth sheet is a vocabulary sheet. I have included a story, which I wrote, to encourage my pupils to have a go. The last sheet is a Poetry aid.
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Tsunami

Tsunami

Tsunamis are an incredible destructive force which man cannot control. Man can only attempt to predict when and how destructive it might be. I have made three attempts to make a vocabulary - all three have been included including an example answer.
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Summer Vocabularies

Summer Vocabularies

I have put together a number of Summer vocabularies. I have covered visiting and exploring the seaside, summer sports/day, and transport to take the children on holiday. There are five poetry aids, two crosswords/word searches, plus some clip art pictures to help with final copies. The illustration have all been drawn by David Woodroffe, an established illustrator.
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Rivers, Locks and Canals

Rivers, Locks and Canals

I have put compiled 17 pieces of work about rivers, canals and locks. The first page is a few ideas on how to approach the subject. The comic strip is to emphasis the importance of safety -wear a life- jacket. Canoeing and kayaking have each been given a vocabulary. David Woodroffe, a recognised illustrator, did all the diagrams and pictures for me. The diagram of the canal lock is very clear. The vocabulary hopefully encourage the children to think how different it is to go on a long boat at 5/6 knots against the 70 mph on the motorways. Rivers can be very dangerous when they flood. Two vocabularies have been included - the first is general, the second was written to help my private pupil describe the fears he had living yards a way from a canal which nearly flooded. There are two sheets with large font showing words which rhyme, for the younger children, plus a Poetry Aid about rivers. The clip art picture for Kayaking and the Rivers can easily be enlarged to A4. To finish with there is a simple cross-word and word search, answers supplied. There should be something in this set of work which all the children can enjoy.
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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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Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues

This short piece of work includes two worksheets to stimulate thoughts about the Environment. There are five essay answers I wrote about this subject. There is also a Poetry Aid to help the pupils write a poem about the Environment.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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