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I am a London based primary school teacher with over 20 years experience. I am passionate about Key stage one and have also taught in EYFS and KS2. I love making resources for myself and other teachers.

I am a London based primary school teacher with over 20 years experience. I am passionate about Key stage one and have also taught in EYFS and KS2. I love making resources for myself and other teachers.
Islands - Geography for Ks1
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Islands - Geography for Ks1

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Identify what an island is, that there are islands all over the world and explain how islands are different from continents. The human and physical features of islands are also included. Included is: What an island is lesson starter A worksheet differentiated 3 ways Human and physical features of islands lesson starter Pictures of various islands around the world for display If you buy this resource and are pleased with your purchase, I would be extremely grateful if you could leave a review. As a token of appreciation, you can have a free resource of your choice up to the same value as your purchased resource. Just email missandreasclassroom@hotmail.com with your user name, the resource you have reviewed and the resource you would like for free. You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mapping-for-ks1-12198063
Living things and their habitat bundle - year 2
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Living things and their habitat bundle - year 2

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Three great resources to help you meet the learning outcomes for living things and their habitats. Classifying animals parts 1 and 2. In part 1 children will classify vertebrates and invertebrates from a woodland habitat. In part 2 children will further classify vertebrates from a woodland habitat. Each part contains a worksheet in words and with pictures plus examples of writing children can undertake within the subject. Habitats is about getting children ready to write about how animals, from the woodland, are suited to their habitat. It includes picture prompts, examples of what the writing could look like and a word bank. Lots of challenge in each resource allowing for greater depth learning.
Mapping for KS1
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Mapping for KS1

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Geography skills for KS1. Included are two lesson starters aimed at introducing KS1 pupils to mapping. Part one: understanding symbols and keys Part two: understanding compass directions and using directional language You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/islands-geography-for-ks1-12168489
Open ended investigations
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Open ended investigations

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Open ended investigations are vital for allowing opportunities for pupils to use their developing skills. Included here are investigations for: fractions of number and shapes measurement including length, time and mass addition with regrouping Each investigation is differentiated 3 ways to meet the needs of your classroom. These are perfect for home learning too.
3 open ended maths measurement investigations: length, mass, time - year 2
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3 open ended maths measurement investigations: length, mass, time - year 2

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Here are the measurement investigations I use with my year 2 students. Included are investigations for mass, length and time. Each investigation contains a single question which has been differentiated 3 ways to meet the needs of challenge in your class. Children are open to solve the question in their own way and each question has multiple answers making it perfect for classroom or home learning. If you buy this resource and are pleased with your purchase, I would be extremely grateful if you could leave a review. As a token of appreciation, you can have a free resource of your choice up to the same value as your purchased resource. Just email missandreasclassroom@hotmail.com with your user name, the resource you have reviewed and the resource you would like for free. You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/3-open-ended-fraction-investigations-12058545
Easter symbols KS1
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Easter symbols KS1

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Here are a few slides to introduce the symbols of Easter and what they might mean for Christians. I use these slides with my year 2 class. There is a sorting activity provided in two forms: one with pictures and one in words. There are examples of what writing about Easter symbols might look like and a word bank. Easter RE classes made easy. If you buy this resource and are pleased with your purchase, I would be extremely grateful if you could leave a review. As a token of appreciation, you can have a free resource of your choice up to the same value as your purchased resource. Just email missandreasclassroom@hotmail.com with your user name, the resource you have reviewed and the resource you would like for free. You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/shrove-tuesday-12254546
Open ended maths investigation - year 2 addition
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Open ended maths investigation - year 2 addition

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I use the activity with my year 2 students but it can easily be adapted to suit other year groups. This resource is a maths investigation to practice addition with regrouping. There are 3 levels of challenge to meet the varying needs of the pupils. You will need a box of small building bricks or lego. I just pick out the pieces I need and put a small amount on each table. A small amount goes a surprisingly long way with this activity as their constructions are quite small. I usually take pictures of the structures so we can talk about the value of each during the plenary. You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/3-open-ended-fraction-investigations-12058545
Prefixes
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Prefixes

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Here is an updated introduction to prefixes. I use this with my year 2 class to meet the requirements of the national curriculum. There are 5 activities which could be completed whole class or in small groups. Alternatively the activities can be printed off as worksheets. Each activity has a challenge included ensuring greater depth learning. If you like this resource, please have a look at my introduction to suffixes in my TES shop.
Habitats: writing for science
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Habitats: writing for science

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Here are the slides I use with my students to get them ready to write about how animals are suited to their habitats. The focus is a woodland habitat and the animals who make it their home. There are opportunities for children to answer questions with a talk partner or as a class to develop their ideas for writing. Included is a sample of what their writing might look like and a few prompts for the student to use to keep them on track. If you buy this resource and are pleased with your purchase, I would be extremely grateful if you could leave a review. As a token of appreciation, you can have a free resource of your choice up to the same value as your purchased resource. Just email missandreasclassroom@hotmail.com with your user name, the resource you have reviewed and the resource you would like for free. You might also like: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/classifying-animals-part-1-year-2-12071852 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/classifying-animals-part-2-year-2-12072195
measuring length in non-standard units
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measuring length in non-standard units

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Here are a few slides to get the children thinking about the practice of measuring in non-standard units. It includes some tips to explain how to measure and a few photos which model how to measure.
Arrays
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Arrays

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Here is a little introduction to arrays. There are three resources. The first has lots of pictures of real life arrays as well as the traditional arrangement of dots. Each with a frame to write multiplication equations. The second resource has lots of arrays made of clip art style pictures with a frame to write multiplication equations. The third has further explanation of arrays and array work presented in various styles ie. in pictures, dots, etc. There is also a template for children to use to make and draw their own array.
Animal diets: Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore KS1
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Animal diets: Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore KS1

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This is an introduction to animal diets and grouping animals by their diet for KS1. An introduction to carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Included: A 20 page PDF lesson introduction explaining the animal groups and their diets. Includes opportunities for talk partner work and discussion. 3 worksheets. Each worksheet has been differentiated 2 ways. Pictures and headings for display. You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/habitats-writing-for-science-12063557
Year 1 Word Mat - common exception words
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Year 1 Word Mat - common exception words

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Use the common exception word mats on each table when your year 1 students are writing. They’ll have easy and quick access to the words they need as they write. Included: 9 mats in a variety of colours 1 plain word mat You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/common-exception-words-read-and-roll-game-year-1-12285122 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-1-common-exception-word-flash-cards-or-display-blue-stripes-12168501
Verbs introduction year 2
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Verbs introduction year 2

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Here are some slides I use when introducing verbs in grammar work. This work recaps on nouns. The slides can be used as whole class activities or in small groups. Some of the slides could be printed out and used as worksheets. There are a variety of slides including sorting and identifying activities. Challenges are included ensuring greater depth.
3 Open ended fraction investigations
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3 Open ended fraction investigations

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Here are 3 open ended fraction investigations which I use with my year 2 class. Each investigation contains a single question which has been differentiated 3 ways to meet the needs of challenge in your class. Children are open to solve the question in their own way and each question has multiple answers making it perfect for classroom or home learning. If you buy this resource and are pleased with your purchase, I would be extremely grateful if you could leave a review. As a token of appreciation, you can have a free resource of your choice up to the same value as your purchased resource. Just email missandreasclassroom@hotmail.com with your user name, the resource you have reviewed and the resource you would like for free. You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/3-open-ended-maths-measurement-investigations-length-mass-time-year-2-12067636
Common Exception words read and roll game year 1
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Common Exception words read and roll game year 1

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Practice reading the year 1 common exception words with this roll and read game. Included are 8 games which cover all the tricky words for the year 1 curriculum. Also included is a blank game so you can create your own game using word which suit your pupils, theme or topic. There are two versions included: one with striped backgrounds and one plain. This is a great resource for home learning too. You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-1-word-mat-common-exception-words-12168506
Easter symbols display -RE: Christianity
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Easter symbols display -RE: Christianity

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Here we have a display, ready to be printed, which shows the symbols of Easter including: spring flowers, lilies, chicks, bunnies, eggs, lambs, palm leaves and hot cross buns. Bold images can be used to encourage discussion and relate back to the Easter story. I’ve also included some Easter bunting in pastel colours which says “Happy Easter” If you like this resource please have a look in my shop for my other Easter items including Shove Tuesday and Symbols of Easter. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/easter-symbols-ks1-12084396 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/shrove-tuesday-12254546
Harvest Festival
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Harvest Festival

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Looking to introduce Harvest Festival to your pupils? These slides give an introduction to Harvest Festival and how it is celebrated. There are opportunities to stop and have students discuss various points. Included: Lesson starter slides 3 harvest worksheets You might also be interested in: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/islam-ramadan-12166207
classifying animals part 1 - year 2
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classifying animals part 1 - year 2

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These are the slides I use with my year two children when classifying animals from a woodland habitat. In part 1 animals are simply divided into two groups: vertebrates and invertebrates. There is a sorting activity included in two formats. One with words to sort and another simpler one with pictures. Following on, I have the students undertake some writing for science around vertebrates and invertebrates. There is a model of what their writing could look like as well as a word bank included to support this writing. f you buy this resource and are pleased with your purchase, I would be extremely grateful if you could leave a review. As a token of appreciation, you can have a free resource of your choice up to the same value as your purchased resource. Just email missandreasclassroom@hotmail.com with your user name, the resource you have reviewed and the resource you would like for free. You might also like: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/classifying-animals-part-2-year-2-12072195