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I will be posting imaginative, creative multi-media lessons using PowerPoint presentations and supported with Word based worksheets.

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I will be posting imaginative, creative multi-media lessons using PowerPoint presentations and supported with Word based worksheets.
Homophones - worksheets
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Homophones - worksheets

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These 6 worksheets provide practice at the common homophones: - were, wear, where, we're - to, two, too - there, their, they're Plus 2 pages of misc. exercises covering a mixture of other homophones.
Prepositions worksheets
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Prepositions worksheets

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A variety of exercises to give children practice at using prepositions. See Prepositions and Pronouns for a package on both Prepositions and Pronouns. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Search words: literacy, grammar, prepositions, pronouns, worksheets
Memory
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Memory

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We all ask and expect our students to learn things, and this requires MEMORY. Memory IS learning. Without memory, there can be no learning. BUT - do we ever give our students an understanding of what memory is, and more importantly, strategies for improving their memory? "Learn your multiplication tables"... sure, but HOW? This series of lessons is designed with this in mind. Session 1&2: Introduction to memory part 1 (incl 3 videos) and part 2 (incl 3 videos) Session 3: Types of memory - short and long term memory (incl 5 videos) Session 4: Strategies 1 - linking and stories (incl 2 videos) Session 5: Strategies 2 - mnemonics (incl 6 videos) Session 6: Strategies 3 - names and faces (incl 4 videos) Session 7: Strategies 4 - lists (incl 1 video) Session 8: Strategies 5 - numbers (incl 3 videos) Session 9: Strategies 6 - using routes and locations (incl 4 videos) Session 10: Strategies 7 - misc. (incl 2 videos) Session 11: Memory IS us - the consequences of losing short and long term memory (incl 5 videos) Each download contains: - a self-contained PowerPoint lesson packed with thought provoking material, individual and class activities, and accompanying video references - all the video clips referenced in the PowerPoint so that you'll have the videos available to play and will not be subject to any internet concerns ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness - but there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Teacher/Author: Barrie James Search words: Barrie James, games, challenge, memory, strategies, brain, numbers, linking, mnemonic, neuron
Christmas Memory Game - great fun for all (children AND adults)!
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Christmas Memory Game - great fun for all (children AND adults)!

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Whilst I was creating my Memory resources , I thought that memorising a set of Christmas images would make a great game to play with the class as Christmas approaches. The children are shown a slide with a number of Christmas images which they need to try and remember. Then, the same slide is shown but with one or more images missing. They have to write down what the missing image or images are on their whiteboards - ideal as a CLASS ACTIVITY. This is then repeated several times with different images removed. ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness - but there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
SCRATCH - a FREE introduction
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SCRATCH - a FREE introduction

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There are many sites offering Scratch Projects. However, many tend to be like recipes - students almost mechanically enter code and create “delicious cakes”, without learning a lot about Scratch. My goal is to get students to create a fun project, and at the same time learn how the instructions work and fit together. I use the following approach: - break the project into manageable chunks - present “pseudo-code” for each chunk - provide the Scratch commands to implement the pseudo-code, but jumbled up In this way, students learn about pseudo-code (an important part of coding), and have to understand the Scratch instructions in order to sequence them correctly to match the pseudo-code. The lessons comprise: 1. a PowerPoint with instructions 2. a Word document with the instruction slides printed 2 to a page as a handout 3. accompanying Scratch files for teachers that match each stage of the project Lessons in the series: FREE introduction to Scratch. Moving a sprite through a maze. A question and answer type quiz. A game where students move a sight with the mouse to shoot ghosts. A Music Player with layers of menus. Simulates a toy bear with touch pads. Drawing shapes and repeating patterns. Alien spacecraft attack a base that must be defended. An Octopus must swim through walls of hungry sharks. Navigate through different worlds Bundle I-III Bundle IV-VI Bundle VII-IX Bundle I-IX ALL my postings are FULLY “classroom-tested”, and continually updated. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so please provide constructive feedback.
Micro organisms - 1. FREE Introduction (Powerpoint, Videos,  Worksheets and Resource sheets)
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Micro organisms - 1. FREE Introduction (Powerpoint, Videos, Worksheets and Resource sheets)

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This is part of a series of lessons on Micro-organisms comprising: 1. Introduction to Micro-organisms - FREE 2. The Microscope & Micro organism Art 3. Bacteria 4. The Immune System 5. Viruses & Virus Art 6. Vaccines, Jenner, Small Pox & the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 7. Fungi & Fungi Art All SEVEN lessons Each download contains: - PowerPoint lessons packed with thought provoking material, and individual and class activities - accompanying videos - Word documents to support these PowerPoints Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Search words: micro organisms, science, bacteria, virus, fungi, ks2, science, disease, epidemic, pandemic, illness
Maths Starters - FREE Taster (PowerPoint with Answers)
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Maths Starters - FREE Taster (PowerPoint with Answers)

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A FREE sampler of my Maths Starters resources. There are a number of cost effective options for purchasing these resources: - a single PowerPoint (there are 6 in the series) - a bundle of 3 PowerPoints - a mega bundle of 6 PowerPoints This is part of a set of top rated, "turbo-charged" (just take a look), self-contained (what every teacher craves), stimulating (genuinely loved by students and also great for VERY high ability students) morning starters, each with a main task, plus an extension for those who solve the challenge more quickly (this should avoid the question... "I've finished... what should I do now?"). Each challenge is self-explanatory, and should take approx. 15 - 30 minutes to investigate/solve. The tasks are presented in a visually exciting PowerPoint (which I loved creating), with a logical progression of clues guiding students towards the solution. The slides are animated where appropriate to provide clearer explanations and are designed to encourage students to adopt a "mathematical brain" (no sledgehammers allowed! - a slogan my students now associate with me!). Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Teacher/Author: Barrie James Search words: math, numeracy, numbers, arithmetic, starters, challenge, brain, stimulate, problem, mental, thinking, abstract
3. The World Wide Web - Switched on Computing, Year 4
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3. The World Wide Web - Switched on Computing, Year 4

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This is a series of 45-minute lessons designed to support the Switched On Computing unit 4, and has been written with year 4 pupils in mind, but is also very suitable for older pupils (year 5 - year 8, and beyond!!). Each lesson is presented through a fully animated, colourful and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, with clearly defined Learning Objectives and embedded videos and is fully supported with worksheets. The lesson objectives are: 1. understand what the Internet is (FREE) 2. understand how the Internet works 3. understand what the World Wide Web is 4-6. understand what a web page is, how HTML works, creating a web page using HTML, peer review and self assessment ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested", and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
Memory: Types of memory - short and long term memory
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Memory: Types of memory - short and long term memory

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We all ask and expect our students to learn things, and this requires MEMORY. Memory IS learning. Without memory, there can be no learning. BUT - do we ever give our students an understanding of what memory is, and more importantly, strategies for improving their memory? "Learn your multiplication tables"... sure, but HOW? This series of lessons is designed with this in mind. Session 1&2: Introduction to memory part 1 (incl 3 videos) and part 2 (incl 3 videos) Session 3: Types of memory - short and long term memory (incl 5 videos) Session 4: Strategies 1 - linking and stories (incl 2 videos) Session 5: Strategies 2 - mnemonics (incl 6 videos) Session 6: Strategies 3 - names and faces (incl 4 videos) Session 7: Strategies 4 - lists (incl 1 video) Session 8: Strategies 5 - numbers (incl 3 videos) Session 9: Strategies 6 - using routes and locations (incl 4 videos) Session 10: Strategies 7 - misc. (incl 2 videos) Session 11: Memory IS us - the consequences of losing short and long term memory (incl 5 videos) Each download contains: - a self-contained PowerPoint lesson packed with thought provoking material, individual and class activities, and accompanying video references - all the video clips referenced in the PowerPoint so that you'll have the videos available to play and will not be subject to any internet concerns ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness - but there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Teacher/Author: Barrie James Search words: Barrie James, games, challenge, memory, strategies, brain, numbers, linking, mnemonic, neuron
EPR / PSHE Identity, Diversity, Stereotypes and Discrimination
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EPR / PSHE Identity, Diversity, Stereotypes and Discrimination

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This is a series of 10 by 30-45 minute lessons looking at the inspiring and self-examining topic "Identity, Diversity, Stereotypes and Discrimination". The lessons cover: UNIT 1 1. Who am I 2. The physical me - how my body influences who I am 3. My personality - how my characteristics influence who I am 4. The social me - how my physical environment influences who I am 5. The social me - how the people around me influence who I am (including peer pressure) UNIT 2 6. Similarities and differences 7. Diversity - what is it 8. Diversity - appreciating and embracing UNIT 3 9. Stereotypes 10. Discrimination Review Each lesson is presented through colorful and stimulating PowerPoint presentations, with clearly defined Learning Objectives, and is accompanied with worksheets and videos. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
EPR / PSHE: Getting on and Falling out
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EPR / PSHE: Getting on and Falling out

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This is a series of 12 by 30-minute lessons looking at the topic "Getting on and Falling out". The lessons cover: - what is friendship - types of friends - being a friend - conflict - resolving conflict - what is anger - levels of anger - managing anger Each lesson is presented through a colourful and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, with clearly defined Learning Objectives and embedded videos and is accompanied with worksheets. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Teacher/Author: Barrie James Keywords: epr, friends, friendship, conflict, anger
The Internet, the World Wide Web and HTML
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The Internet, the World Wide Web and HTML

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This is a series of 45-minute lessons designed to support the Switched On Computing unit 4, and has been written with year 4 pupils in mind, but is also very suitable for older pupils (year 5 - year 8, and beyond!!). Each lesson is presented through a fully animated, colourful and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, with clearly defined Learning Objectives and embedded videos and is fully supported with worksheets. The lesson objectives are: 1. understand what the Internet is (FREE) 2. understand how the Internet works 3. understand what the World Wide Web is 4-6. understand what a web page is, how HTML works, creating a web page using HTML, peer review and self assessment ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested", and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
4-6. HTML and creating a web page - Switched on Computing, Year 4
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4-6. HTML and creating a web page - Switched on Computing, Year 4

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This is a series of 45-minute lessons designed to support the Switched On Computing unit 4, and has been written with year 4 pupils in mind, but is also very suitable for older pupils (year 5 - year 8, and beyond!!). Each lesson is presented through a fully animated, colourful and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, with clearly defined Learning Objectives and embedded videos and is fully supported with worksheets. The lesson objectives are: 1. understand what the Internet is (FREE) 2. understand how the Internet works 3. understand what the World Wide Web is 4-6. understand what a web page is, how HTML works, creating a web page using HTML, peer review and self assessment ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested", and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
The perfect start to the day for any Primary Supply Teacher
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The perfect start to the day for any Primary Supply Teacher

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Having been a substitute teacher in over 100 different classes in countless schools, I have learned a thing or two over the years - really! The absolute most important is - establish your expectations right at the start. The day is then productive and enjoyable for both you and the children. I use this PowerPoint EVERY time I teach a class for the FIRST time, or as a reminder if I am returning to a class after a period. It guides me and the class through the critical first 30 minutes of the day. Slides are accompanied with detailed Notes where appropriate to explain how the slide is best used. ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested". Before I publish, my lessons are tested in the classroom by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximise their effectiveness.
Sequences: Triangular Numbers - the complete resource
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Sequences: Triangular Numbers - the complete resource

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I think this is pretty much all you'll ever need on the topic of Triangular Numbers - with 11 self-contained, graded worksheets! It uses animated PowerPoint presentations to drive the session with links to web-based videos and music where appropriate, and is accompanied with a Workbook containing self-contained Worksheets, ordered by level of difficulty, with a separate section containing answers for teachers. ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - I have delivered these lessons successfully on numerous occasions. Before I publish, my lessons are tested in the classroom by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. Let me know if you have any questions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). Packages in this series: Square Numbers, Triangular Numbers Search words: maths, numeracy, numbers, square numbers, squares, sequences, patterns, worksheet, triangular numbers
Maths Starters 5 (Powerpoint with answers) ... get thinking mathematically!
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Maths Starters 5 (Powerpoint with answers) ... get thinking mathematically!

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There are a number of cost effective options for purchasing these resources: - a single PowerPoint (there are 6 in the series) - a bundle of 3 PowerPoints - Maths Starters Bundle - ALL 6 Powerpoints with answers This is part of a set of top rated, "turbo-charged" (just take a look), self-contained (what every teacher craves), stimulating (genuinely loved by students and also great for VERY high ability students) morning starters, each with a main task, plus an extension for those who solve the challenge more quickly (this should avoid the question... "I've finished... what should I do now?"). Each challenge is self-explanatory, and should take approx. 15 - 30 minutes to investigate/solve. The tasks are presented in a visually exciting PowerPoint (which I loved creating), with a logical progression of clues guiding students towards the solution. The slides are animated where appropriate to provide clearer explanations and are designed to encourage students to adopt a "mathematical brain" (no sledgehammers allowed! - a slogan my students now associate with me!). Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Teacher/Author: Barrie James Search words: math, numeracy, numbers, arithmetic, starters, challenge, brain, stimulate, problem, mental, thinking, abstract
Maths Starters 3 (Powerpoint with answers) ... get thinking mathematically!
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Maths Starters 3 (Powerpoint with answers) ... get thinking mathematically!

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There are a number of cost effective options for purchasing these resources: - a single PowerPoint (there are 6 in the series) - a bundle of 3 PowerPoints - Maths Starters Bundle - ALL 6 Powerpoints with answers This is part of a set of top rated (4.0), "turbo-charged" (just take a look), self-contained (what every teacher craves), stimulating (genuinely loved by students and also great for VERY high ability students) morning starters, each with a main task, plus an extension for those who solve the challenge more quickly (this should avoid the question... "I've finished... what should I do now?"). Each challenge is self-explanatory, and should take approx. 15 - 30 minutes to investigate/solve. The tasks are presented in a visually exciting PowerPoint (which I loved creating), with a logical progression of clues guiding students towards the solution. The slides are animated where appropriate to provide clearer explanations and are designed to encourage students to adopt a "mathematical brain" (no sledgehammers allowed! - a slogan my students now associate with me!). Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Teacher/Author: Barrie James Search words: math, numeracy, numbers, arithmetic, starters, challenge, brain, stimulate, problem, mental, thinking, abstract
Prepositions & Pronouns worksheets
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Prepositions & Pronouns worksheets

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A variety of exercises to give children practice at using prepositions and pronouns. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Search words: literacy, grammar, prepositions, pronouns, worksheets