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Welcome to my Shop. Everything now £4 or less! Lots of big units with resources to save you time. Most of my resources are English as I am a Writing Lead Practitioner. I use lots of Talk for Writing inspiration for my lessons. I aim to upload complete units of work with the planning and quality resources/worksheets for the lessons to save you time!

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Welcome to my Shop. Everything now £4 or less! Lots of big units with resources to save you time. Most of my resources are English as I am a Writing Lead Practitioner. I use lots of Talk for Writing inspiration for my lessons. I aim to upload complete units of work with the planning and quality resources/worksheets for the lessons to save you time!
Tell me a Dragon unit of work Y1 Y2
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Tell me a Dragon unit of work Y1 Y2

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A complete 3 week unit of work for Non-Fiction (for Fiction see my other unit on the Dragon Machine). Based on the book ‘Tell me a Dragon’ and accompanying notes from Pie Corbett (see T4W website- this document is not included but is free to download there) This unit of work is for Y1/2, aimed at the top end of Y2 and differentiated. There are lots of resources, worksheets and flipchart examples included to help support the teaching of this unit. It has a big talk for writing focus and we have produced some fantastic writing as a result. There are lots of writing opportunities built in, not just an end of unit write. You will hopefully get lots of short burst writing of good quality, linked to this text. Easily editable and adaptable to different class sizes, age groups and term length. Combined with my Fiction planning it will cover a whole 5-6 week term.
Meerkat Mail Unit of Work 4 weeks Y1/2
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Meerkat Mail Unit of Work 4 weeks Y1/2

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Edit * I am currently teaching this unit and have changed my plan for current usage. I am adding new resources to this bundle as I go and will add a different option of plan at the end of this unit too! A huge load of resources to use. I’ll add some pictures of provision in my classroom as it has really engaged my children in writing!* An ideal unit of work to cover a short 5 week term. Based on the try use prove method, with Pie Corbett talk for writing. These plans are easily adaptable for a single year group, Y1 or Y2. Each plan is for 2 weeks, but would be easily extended to 3 weeks each for a longer term with extra grammar lessons or short burst writes. Fiction unit plan - 2 weeks, based on the text Meerkat Mail. For Y2 and more able Y1. Top sheet (MTP) for Fiction. Non-fiction unit plan- 2 weeks, based on previous work during fiction. For Y2 and more able Y1. Top sheet (MTP) for Non Fiction. Postcard template. Oral story to use for rehearsal/T4W. Gathering information grid to find out more about Main Character- Sunny.
The Night Pirates 3 week unit Y2
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The Night Pirates 3 week unit Y2

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A plan for Y2 and top end of Y1. This is a 3 week Fiction unit of work based on T4W using a skills ladder and modelled text. If you don’t know this story, it is a really good one! There are resources included to help with the teaching and delivery of this unit of work. I have also included flipcharts with various screens to save you time! I also have a Non-Fiction unit of work available on my TES shop so check out my other resources. This unit is perfect for summer term, especially when gathering evidence for possible moderation. You will see in the plan how I have targeted certain children as a focus in certain lessons (XXXX).
Flotsam guided reading activities
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Flotsam guided reading activities

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These activities are suited to KS2 for guided reading sessions or for use in English lessons to show response to the text. 4 different worksheets with boxes for ‘wonder’, ‘observe’ and ‘infer’ (the 4 images are different ones from the book) Wonder- Children write questions that come to mind when they look at the image Observe - What can they see - be specific, expand your ideas, explain clearly Infer- Children make inferences using clues from the image 1 worksheet comparing an image of a child from the past with the boy in the story. Encouraging children’s use of inference and also to encourage them to explore the differences between the characters. I will be uploading planning and resources for my entire Flotsam unit shortly. Check out my other resources.
The Gingerbread Man Unit Planning Year 1 3 weeks
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The Gingerbread Man Unit Planning Year 1 3 weeks

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A 3 week unit of work for Year 1 based on the Gingerbread Man. Narrative and Non-fiction. 2 weeks focusing on narrative and then 1 week on instructions. This plan can easily be stretched to 4 weeks as I tend to block my lessons to get more done, especially when doing a longer write with Year 1. I have provided most of the resources you will need to teach this unit but not included flipcharts as everyone teaches differently and some prefer powerpoint not ActivPrimary. Before this unit, I sent requests to parents and friends to ask them to send poststcards to school as it linked to our Geography for the term.
Dinosaurs Non Fiction complete Unit y1/2
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Dinosaurs Non Fiction complete Unit y1/2

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Based on the try use prove method, with Pie Corbett talk for writing. These plans are easily adaptable for a single year group, Y1 or Y2. This plan is for around 4 weeks, but would be easily adaptable to different length with more or less grammar lessons or short burst writes. Please note this planning is slightly adapted during the start of the week for a Supply teacher. Non-fiction unit plan- 4 weeks, based on modelled text. For Y2 and Y1. End of unit write - Non-chronological report. The writing we got from this unit was fantastic! We also used topic time to paint our dinosaurs, make clay/salt dough fossils, wrote reports/biographies about Mary Anning and more! Oral story to use for rehearsal/T4W. T-Rex Screen text map that I used for oral rehearsal. WANTED poster- layout for Y1 and Y2 Letter template Boxing up plan Plan for innovating a new dinosaur grammar lesson resources Success criteria grid How to trap a dinosaur- Layout for instructions that I use in stands
Tidy by Emily Gravett Unit of work and resources Y1/2
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Tidy by Emily Gravett Unit of work and resources Y1/2

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Planning for a mixed age class Y1/2 Non fiction plan 2 weeks Fiction plan 2 weeks BOTH OF THESE PLANS ARE EASILY ADAPTABLE TO MAKE THEM LONGER. Poetry Plan 1 week (ideal for use during Y2 SATS week as a fun creative writing exercise) Resources for lessons, including images and worksheets. Linked to a ‘Good to be Green’/ Save the world/ Recycling Topic in Term 5.
Snail and the Whale unit of work Y1/2
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Snail and the Whale unit of work Y1/2

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An ideal unit of work to cover a 5/6 week term. Based on the try use prove method, with Pie Corbett talk for writing. These plans are easily adaptable for a single year group, Y1 or Y2. Each plan is for 2 weeks, but would be easily extended to 3 weeks each for a longer term with extra grammar lessons or short burst writes. Fiction unit plan - 2 weeks, based on the text Snail and the Whale. For Y2 and more able Y1. Non-fiction unit plan- 2 weeks, based on previous work during fiction. For Y2 and more able Y1. Facts about snails for NC report clumping - Can be edited and adapted to suit class. Missing Poster Template. Whale report box up - Can be used for any animal/ Non fiction boxing up, easily adaptable.
The Dragon Machine unit of work Y1 Y2
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The Dragon Machine unit of work Y1 Y2

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This is a complete unit of work for a Y1/2 class, aimed at the top end and differentiated. It can easily be made longer or shorter to suit. I have added a few resources that are helpful for some of the lessons, easily editable. We got some great writing from this and there are lots of opportunities for short burst writes and adding writing to your displays. Please see my other resources and units of work on Dragons, Dinosaurs, Meerkat Mail and more.
Smartest Giant in Town running record
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Smartest Giant in Town running record

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A running record to assess Y2 children in reading. Contains common exception words, suffix words and multi-syllable words - colour coded. At the end there is a short section with comprehension questions to gather further information regarding the child’s understanding of the text and add comments for evidence gathering. I have trialled this resource with my class this year, assessing them in September and then again in May to show progress.
Emily Brown and the Thing unit of work
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Emily Brown and the Thing unit of work

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Planning and resources for a Fiction Unit based on the book ‘Emily Brown and the Thing’. Planning suitable for Y1/2 class. Also included, Non-Fiction planning inspired by the book. Children learn a Non-Chronological report in T4W style and then innovate to create their own ‘Thing’.
Superworm running record comprehension
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Superworm running record comprehension

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A powerpoint workbook including comprehension questions for whole class guided reading or individual reading assessment linked to end of KS1 TAF. Also included is a short extract of text suitable for use with individual children and a space at the bottom for notes.
4 Boxing up template report story poem
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4 Boxing up template report story poem

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A boxing up template, easily enlarged to A3, suitable for planning a news report. A boxing up template for a non-chronological report. A boxing up template for a story. A boxing up template for poems
George's Marvellous Medicine running record
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George's Marvellous Medicine running record

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A running record to help with assessing reading in Y2. This running record extract is from Chapter 1 of George’s Marvellous Medicine. It features common exception words, suffix words and multi-syllable words. There are some comprehension questions at the end for gathering further evidence. I have been using this alongside my other document, The Smartest Giant in Town, to assess my Y2 readers (and some of my top Y1) and gather evidence in case of moderation.
A squash and a squeeze running record
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A squash and a squeeze running record

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A selection of different resources and running records/ questions to use when assessing reading at KS1. These are recommended for EXS. These are for the text ‘A squash and a squeeze’ They contain a comprehensive running record document with CEW, multisyllable words etc highlighted as well as comprehension questions. There is also a simple extract of text and some questions which link to the whole text. The story with images and accompanying questions are also included on a Powerpoint if you don’t have the book.
Pumpkin soup unit of work 2 weeks
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Pumpkin soup unit of work 2 weeks

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A seasonal2 week unit of work based on the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper in a T4W style. The children will have various opportunities for writing and grammar focus within the unit, ending with writing an innovated version of the original story. Included: A unit plan Word bank ideas A pumpkin soup recipe Instruction layout (I use these in frames on tables to prompt the children, they can be adapted for use by the children in the lesson) Some additional resources for Pumpkin poetry In the plan I mention a model story, this is not included as you can write one to suit your grammar/spelling focus and children’s abilities. It is on the flipcharts to give you an idea.
Disney topic overview ks1
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Disney topic overview ks1

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This MTP is for 5 weeks to cover the ‘Home learning’ period whilst we are off school due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It is aimed at KS1 but you could easily edit and adapt to suit other year groups. I have tried to add in websites and links where appropriate to help support children and parents working at home. I hope you find this a useful document!
The Dog from Outer Space Running Record
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The Dog from Outer Space Running Record

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A running record with comprehension questions at WTS for KS1 assessment. Suitable for use in Y1/2 and with low ability Y3. The second sheet is a simple typed version for use in whole class guided reading, for text marking etc.