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The goal is to provide great resources for teachers and school leaders, ensuring outstanding value for money and quality. With over 40 years of teaching experience and skills in computer graphics and resource design you will find great lesson plans, units of work, display materials, school policy's, instructional video's and resources to help with interviews and observations. If you would like us to make a resource for you or just to give some feedback we would like to hear from.

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The goal is to provide great resources for teachers and school leaders, ensuring outstanding value for money and quality. With over 40 years of teaching experience and skills in computer graphics and resource design you will find great lesson plans, units of work, display materials, school policy's, instructional video's and resources to help with interviews and observations. If you would like us to make a resource for you or just to give some feedback we would like to hear from.
Science Unit of Work: Electricity
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Science Unit of Work: Electricity

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A 6 week Unit of Work for Electricity including planning, presentations and activities. Interactive, practical and engaging, focusing on developing Scientific Inquiry skills (such as identifying and classifying, fair testing) in addition to content. Children learn about complete circuits, how to make a circuit and a switch, conductors and insulators as well as how to conduct and investigation. Originally designed for Year 4 students but could easily be adapted for older or younger pupils. Designed for the new English National Curriculum although relevant to other curriculums too.
Kenya Home Learning Project
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Kenya Home Learning Project

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Students choose from nine homework project tasks linked with the topic. They try to get 15 stars by choosing a range of 3, 4 and 5 star activities relating to culture, fair trade and tourism. There are a wealth of open ended tasks that encourage the student to take ownership over their home learning, with the option of completing more tasks if they wish to. The other benefit of the projects are that they allow for independent learning and others that encourage the parents to get involved.
Behaviour Management Training  Powerpoint
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Behaviour Management Training Powerpoint

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This Powerpoint can be used as training for Teachers or Teaching Assistants and is a useful reminder of what Behaviour Management is and how we can implement effective strategies. The discussions and 'script' for what do say to children when you would like them to show better behaviours for learning will encourage a consistent whole school approach.
Year 2 'Castles' assembly
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Year 2 'Castles' assembly

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This a script for a Year 2 whole class assembly based on Castles. It has a link to a song about castles, short description about what the set should look like and the lines each child performs.
Ancient Egypt Artefacts Lesson
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Ancient Egypt Artefacts Lesson

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This resource includes a presentation provoking discussion about what Ancient Egyptian artefacts could have been used for in every day life. There are pictures for the students to stick into books or present on a poster and sentence stems to support if necessary provoking enquiry and encouraging the pupils to justify their reasoning. There is also a visual presentation with facts showing the main surviving artefacts from Ancient Egypt.
Religious Education Judaism Unit of Work: To explore the special relationship Jews have with God
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Religious Education Judaism Unit of Work: To explore the special relationship Jews have with God

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Originally designed for a Year 4 class but could easily be adapted for older or younger pupils. This 7 week Unit of Work includes a presentation for each lesson including; key questions to encourage critical thinking and discussion, a main activity an ‘I know, I think, I feel, I wonder’ learning reflection All based around the key idea and learning intention; 'To explore the special relationship Jes have with God’ An opportunity to think about questions and therefore could include a trip to a local Synagogue.
Ancient Egypt Social Organisation Lesson
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Ancient Egypt Social Organisation Lesson

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With an informative presentation, this resource which help you to teach an interesting lesson on the Ancient Egyptian's Social Organisation resulting in the class collaboratively making a Success Criteria for the main activity: make a creative job advert for on of the roles in Ancient Egyptian times. Includes a pyramid poster for reference and a help sheet with some ideas and examples.
Ancient Egypt Hieroglyphics
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Ancient Egypt Hieroglyphics

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Lesson includes learning objective, lots of information about communication in Ancient Egyptian times relating to the Rosetta Stone, what people wrote on, who could learn to write. The activity involves the pupils answering three questions, writing their own name in Hieroglyphics and an extension task. Hieroglyphic alphabet printable is included.
Report Writing Comments (full comments NOT short sentence statements!).
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Report Writing Comments (full comments NOT short sentence statements!).

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Before you read on, these are not short sentence stems or phrases that you join together with other random statements to make up a comment. These are full and comprehensive teacher comments that are differentiated for all levels and abilities in any class. Below is a Mathematics exemplar for you to read and decide if this is appropriate to your school report card layout before you commit to investing your money. You will get differentiated comments for Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Science & Technology, Computing, Topic, ICT and Art & DT. Also with this resource you get 'Next steps' statements for the core subjects. Each core subject comment is between 650-680 characters (including spaces). "(Name) writes with confidence across the curriculum and it is clear she has made outstanding progress this year through using a widening range of punctuation and connectives. She has developed her ability to write with flare and improved her understanding of alliteration and similes. She has a wonderful imagination that she is becoming more confident at articulating through her increasing vocabulary range. She is keen to experiment with word order and embraces the creative side to writing.
Australia Climatic Zones Lesson
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Australia Climatic Zones Lesson

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Geography lesson based on Climatic Zones in Australia. Suitable for all of Key Stage 2. Detailed plan, informative Smart Notebook and activity resources included; everything you need for an engaging and effective Topic lesson.
Where Is Australia Lesson
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Where Is Australia Lesson

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Geography lesson based on Australia involving map and Atlas work. Suitable for all of Key Stage 2. Plan, Smart Notebook and blank map included; everything you need for an engaging and effective Topic lesson.
Observation/Interview Lesson Plan for Year 2 Mathematics
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Observation/Interview Lesson Plan for Year 2 Mathematics

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This is a clear and detailed plan for a Year 2 Mathematics lesson on doubles up to 10 and 20. It is an observation/lesson plan that is very engaging, practical and challenging for all abilities. The activities are focused on encouraging the development of problem solving skills through interactive activities that require the children to work cooperatively and use technical vocabulary to explain their thinking. SEN and EAL children have also been differentiated for. There is a clear focus on the use of other adults in the room to challenge and scaffold. Throughout the lesson there are good opportunities to formally assess and develop thinking further.
Year 2 English Planning - Patterns on the Page (Poetry)
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Year 2 English Planning - Patterns on the Page (Poetry)

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A fantastic, 3 week unit of work using texts from famous poets and authors. Using Spike Milligan and Dr Suess as part of this unit, the children will learn about the different styles and develop their own creative approach. These plans are very comprehensive and easy to follow for the teacher. All the resources are present and requires little preparation.
Interview/Observation lesson (Year 3) - Life cycle of a plant and pollination process
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Interview/Observation lesson (Year 3) - Life cycle of a plant and pollination process

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This is an observation lesson for a Year 3 class. The Learning intention is 'To explain the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal'. It contains the plan, resources and the full smart board slides. I got excellent feedback from this lesson observation and you can always amend it if you want to make it more/less challenging depending on your class.
Australian Homework Project
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Australian Homework Project

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Students choose from nine homework tasks linked with the topic, Australia. They choose at least one activity from each section (English, Creative, Investigative). Designed to be completed over a period of a half term. There are a wealth of open ended tasks that encourage the student to take ownership over their homework, with the option of completing more tasks if they wish to. The other benefit of the projects are that they allow for independent learning and encourage parents to get involved if they wish to.
Ancient Egypt topic (Entire unit of work)
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Ancient Egypt topic (Entire unit of work)

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An entire unit of work on the Ancient Egyptians. With this bundle you get eight activities that include challenging and interactive lessons and a home learning project. Get your entire term sorted with quality lessons and resources with this bundle, and for less than 10 pounds.
Year 2 English Planning - Stories from Familiar Settings
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Year 2 English Planning - Stories from Familiar Settings

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Two week unit of work using texts from some of the best children’s books. As part of this unit, the children will learn about the different styles of story writing, complex sentence structure, and learn about grammar in a fun and relevant way. These plans are very comprehensive and easy to follow for the teacher. All the resources are present and requires little preparation.
Phonics: Singular to Plural Activity
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Phonics: Singular to Plural Activity

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Fun activity for those children who are on support for spelling stages. The students must find the correct rule for changing a word form a singular to a plural. There is then an extra challenge for those more able.
Autumn Term Spelling Plan
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Autumn Term Spelling Plan

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This resource is the autumn planning for spelling, with links to resources and other activities to secure the reading and spelling of words with suffixes –ed and –ing.
Phonics: Long 'O' sound activity
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Phonics: Long 'O' sound activity

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Simple but fun activity for children to pick a word and put it in to a proper sentence. There is an additional challenge to use a conjunction to extend their sentence.