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I'm a student teacher in my second year. A way of making a bit of money to help me with my studies and share the resources I take pride in making and using in my lessons. Thank-you for your time and any purchases you make. Reviews will be greatly appreciated.

I'm a student teacher in my second year. A way of making a bit of money to help me with my studies and share the resources I take pride in making and using in my lessons. Thank-you for your time and any purchases you make. Reviews will be greatly appreciated.
RIGHT ANGLES (KS1) with LESSON PLAN

RIGHT ANGLES (KS1) with LESSON PLAN

A fun and creative activity to make maths engaging. I used this resource for the first lesson on right angles and it was really successful. It engaged and enthused children throughout the lesson with most of them going on to the challenge question. Teach the basics of right angles for the first part of the main. Then introduce your angle eater - model how to cut it out carefully otherwise it won't be a true right angle . have strips of coloured card on each table for them to decorate their angle eater for the first 5-7 minutes. This will engage them in the lesson and they will be enthusiastic as it is something they have personally made so they will be excited to use it in lesson. (Some of my children even wanted to take it home!) The worksheet is simple as it is designed for the first lesson on right angles. The challenge question does enable them to deepen their knowledge and understanding by getting them to really think about how right angles look in order to design their own shape. An excellent lesson package of which I would love to hear your feedback on it!
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Camel Report for Deconstruction: Non-chronological Reports.

Camel Report for Deconstruction: Non-chronological Reports.

This non-fiction report about camels is a great resource for the first lesson. It tells children exciting facts about camels that they can quickly remember and use in their own report writing. I used this report as the main activity too and cut up each sentence/fact and jumbled them up. It was the children's job to organise the facts into appropriate subheadings. This highlighted the fact that non-chronological reports don't have to be in the exact same order, as long as the subheadings and facts relate then it doesn't matter. This also helps identify the misconception of not having the intro/conclusion in the correct place and gives opportunities to explore these features. The mini plenary works well as a formative assessment.
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CREATIVE WRITING - DESCRIBING SOUND and other SENSES

CREATIVE WRITING - DESCRIBING SOUND and other SENSES

During creative writing, I realised my class were fantastic at describing what they could see. However, they tended not to describe other senses. I wrote a paragraph demonstrating what stage their work was currently at (just describing what they could see) and a paragraph which included descriptions of other senses. This fuelled the children's imaginations and all produced fantastic descriptions of all senses on their fictional planet. I reinforced the idea that a book is different from a film as we cannot hear the setting - only through the author's descriptions of all sense are we able to fully imagine what that fictional place is like. I used many techniques, such as similes and personification, which the children highlighted on the smart board to model and reinforce the different techniques they should also be using. I hope this helps boost creative writing skills in your class too! Reviews are greatly appreciated so please let me know how you found this resource. Thanks, A :)
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Polar Bear Fact Find Resources: Non-chronological reports

Polar Bear Fact Find Resources: Non-chronological reports

Polar bear facts for non-chronological reports in english, or even for science lessons. This worked amazingly for my Y2 class. Print these fact sheets off and hide put them in various places of the playground/classroom and set the children on a mission to find as many facts as they can. A great, interactive activity for children to find information other than just being given the information. Facts include: Fur, skin, feet, paws, claws, size and weight, scientific name and location.
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The Arctic and Antarctica - FACT FIND Posters and LESSON PLAN

The Arctic and Antarctica - FACT FIND Posters and LESSON PLAN

Simply print, laminate and hide around your school grounds! I used these posters as a fun and engaging way of gathering information for a non-chronological report for year fives. They went on a 'fact find' around the school grounds outside, armed with clipboards, pens and paper to record their findings. The posters include features of non-chronological reports too so the children are reminded of these. The lesson was observed and was graded overall as 'Outstanding' with high comments about the resources used. The children were fully engaged with these fact sheets - even other children at break-times were reading them! As I had laminated them, they will also be used in commencing lessons for children to refer to and find out extra information they may wish to add. A fun way of gathering facts and information for a non-chronological report.
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Working-Out Angles in Regular Polygons

Working-Out Angles in Regular Polygons

Year 5 pitched lesson complete with full lesson plan, starter and worksheets. At the start of the lesson, children were unsure of the s of angles in a triangle. By the end, children were able to work out the missing angles of triangles - amazing progress was made and children's reflection comments mostly mentioned how they had fun, enjoyed the lesson and "I usually hate maths but i loved this - I learnt a lot!" Great lesson and an be easily adapted to Y4s as a challenge.
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Features of a Non-chronological Report CROSSWORD

Features of a Non-chronological Report CROSSWORD

This fun activity is aimed at year 5 but could be suitable for a Y4 challenge and even Y6 as a refresh task. Clues for the key features of a non-chronological report are listed clearly below the puzzle. Reinforces children's knowledge and can be used as a formative assessment to identify misconceptions and those who fully understand. Ideal for a starter activity or a plenary. Features include: Title, subheadings, caption, diagram, paragraphs, text-boxes, facts, questions, present tense, glossary, introduction and conclusion (two of the same per page; be sure to point out the answer 'present-tense' has the hyphen included on the crossword grid)
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PHONICS: ai, ay, a-e sounds

PHONICS: ai, ay, a-e sounds

A worksheet to help children apply the different 'ay' sounds. Worked well with a mixed ability, whole class phonics session. Children simply write the word for the picture using the prompt at the top of the sheet to help them decide which phoneme to use.
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PERIMETER (Y3/4)

PERIMETER (Y3/4)

An interactive powerpoint and two worksheets for perimeter. Differentiate easily by writing on the measurements of the width and length of the shapes. I took the children outside for the first part of the lesson and they measured the football pen (in small groups) and we collectively worked out the perimeter of it. A perfect opportunity for outdoor learning. The children engaged with this activity which is zoo themed. An extension task idea: for them to work out the possible widths and lengths of a shape when given its total perimeter. All children met the desired outcomes which were to be able to understand what 'perimeter' is/means and how to calculate the perimeter of 2D shapes.
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CATCHY 3D SHAPE RHYME: LEARN THOSE NAMES!

CATCHY 3D SHAPE RHYME: LEARN THOSE NAMES!

An excellent resource to help children remember and visualise 3D objects' names. My class found this really engaging and by the end of the lesson they could name and give different examples of real life objects with the same 3D shape. Great for all abilities. I made this for a very mixed ability Y2 class and all thoroughly enjoyed and participated in the lesson. I used real life objects 9 matching the ones in the rhyme) and had children hold these objects up in time with the rhyme.
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LANGUAGE FEATURES: OPENERS, ADJECTIVES, EXCLAMATION AND QUESTION SENTENCES

LANGUAGE FEATURES: OPENERS, ADJECTIVES, EXCLAMATION AND QUESTION SENTENCES

OPENERS, ADJECTIVES, EXCLAMATION AND QUESTION SENTENCES Get your children to know, identify and use language features. A simple yet effective activity to help your children understand the different features and how to use them in their writing. This download includes two differentiated worksheets. You may wish to futher differentiate according to the range of abilities in your group. You can easily do this by setting challenges after they have commpleted the worksheet or simply add more language features such as adverbs. Please note this worksheet was made to help features used in non-chronological reports.
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WHOLE LESSON PLAN AND INTERACTIVE RESOURCES for 2D SHAPES.

WHOLE LESSON PLAN AND INTERACTIVE RESOURCES for 2D SHAPES.

An exciting and interactive way to learn about shape properties! A lesson package including lesson plan, an interactive powertpoint and an activity sheet. I made these resoures for the second lesson on 2D shapes. I loved teaching it and found it very successful with all children reaching the lesson objective and some going on to the challenge activity. The presentation allows the children to identify their shape when used in real life, in this case architecture of buildings. The children found this highly engaging and were very excited when they could see their shape and had eager hands ready to point out their shape and describe it's properties. The activity, to draw 'shape-bots'(modelled first) excited, engaged and enthused all children and they produced some excellet work. To differentiate, I had written requirements such as how many of each different shape they needed to include, on a piece of paper and put it on each table as a "secret mission". The lowers worked alongside a TA. The 'secret shape sandwich' game as a plenary was very successful and enabled me to identify misconceptions to recap next lesson such as misunderstanding properties, mixing up shapes etc.
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PUNCTUATION FAN - EXCELLENT AID TO LITERACY LESSONS

PUNCTUATION FAN - EXCELLENT AID TO LITERACY LESSONS

A twist on 'number fans' - punctuation fan includes fullstops, commas, exclamation marks, question marks, apostrophes and ellipsis'. Simply print out the templates and assemble with split pins. I laminated mine and hole punched on the hole on the bottom of the fan pieces and assembled with a split pin. This meant they could be used over and over without becoming tatty. My children absolutely loved using these as it was a new resource which they hadn't come across before - the head teacher was highly impressed too. Start by asking them to show you a fullstop/question mark/ apostrophe etc to identify any misconceptions or children who are not sure - this also gives opportunity for immediate intervention to cover those weak areas. Then, write sentences on the board with the missing punctuation mark or marks, and ask the children to hold up what punctuation is missing. I found that all children participateed and were engaged in this activity - children even asked if they could do more questions! At the beginning of the lesson as the children were coming in from playtime, I used the fans as behaviour management by handing them out to the children who came in ready to listen. This also worked amzingly. I am super impressed with this resource I designed and would love to share it with other teachers and hear your feedback.
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'SAME-AS' FUN, INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY -DOMINOES)

'SAME-AS' FUN, INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY -DOMINOES)

SAME AS concept. KS1/2 MATHS ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, DIVISION Whilst this resoure took me a long time to make, I was amazed by how successful it really was when put into practice. The children were so engaged and wanted to work out every sum to then play the domino game. Some children even wanted to come back after their lunch to finish off linking their dominoes. GREAT RESULT! This 'domino' based activity helps children understand the 'same as' concept being that two different sums can give the same answer. Whilst I used this in a Y2 class, you can use it as an investigation activity higher up school. There are three differentiated domino activities (LA, MA, HA). Working in small groups (3-4s) the children must first work out the answers to the sums and then place the two ends of the dominos with the two sums that are the 'same as' each other. If they do this correctly, the dominoes will connect together to make on big rectangle. I first cut out all the dominoes so that there were no sets with missing dominoes and this saved a lot of lesson time. After the children had completed the investivagation, check their answers before they stick them down on an A3 sheet of paper. This can be photocopied onto A4 so each child can have their work stuck in their books. In the middle of the domino rectangle, I asked the children to write what 'same as' meant and also to draw the 'same as' symbol. This checked their understanding of the lesson outcome. This activity can also be used for INVESTIGATION activities. I would love to hear your feedback if you do choose to purchase thi resource and put it into your own practice. :)
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