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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.

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.
Report Writing Comments
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Report Writing Comments

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These are differentiated report writing comments to help you write your reports! It includes comments for Reading and Writing ( approximately 75 words long) with targets, Topic (approximately 150 words long) which includes Science Art, DT, Geography, IT and PE) with a target, individual comments for the following subjects; IT, PE, Music, DT, RE, History, Geography, Art (approximately 40 words long) and a whole class set for Maths (approximately 150 words long) with targets. Here is an example of a Reading comment: (Name) reads confidently and with expression. He can understand all of the text that he is reading and can recall the main points in order. He is able to identify interesting words that the author has used and is beginning to think about their purpose in the text. (Name) can say whether or not he likes a text and can give reasons for this. This year, he has developed his ability to deduce how a character is feeling; referring back to things they have said or done in the text as evidence. To comment on how the author wants me to respond to the text. To read between the lines using evidence from the text. Example of a PE comment Jessica is developing her ability to use her skills to improve her performance. She has some understanding of tactics and is starting to use this during lessons. She has also demonstrated good control and co-ordination in gymnastics and dance.
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.
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.
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.
English Year 2 Plans based on the children's book 'Something Else'
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English Year 2 Plans based on the children's book 'Something Else'

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Contained within this pack is a unit of work based on the famous children's book 'Something Else'. Within it are the resources for each lesson, detailed and easy to follow plans and the slides to accompany it. This is a very engaging plan that allows the children to explore the structure of the book, the unusual language choices, the characters depicted and the thought provoking message within. The children will explore the grammar throughout the text and how the story is created through a variety of engaging and exciting activities. There is a focus on deeper questioning and opportunities to discuss the underlying message of the story through role play and P4C activities.
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.
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 - 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.
Interview/Observation Lesson on Poetry (Year 4)
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Interview/Observation Lesson on Poetry (Year 4)

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This is a very interactive and creative lesson on Cinquain poems for a differentiated Y4 class. The resource comes with all the activities, lesson plan, ppt and the videos. This plan is straightforward and ideal for a standalone lesson for an observation or interview lesson. It allows for the teacher to model positive practice, is challenging, creative for all differentiated groups and is an active lesson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ancient Egypt Afterlife and Mummification 2 Lessons
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Ancient Egypt Afterlife and Mummification 2 Lessons

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A fantastic two lesson sequence about the Afterlife and Mummification. The first Smart Notebook gives the opportunity to either present a wealth of fascinating information on what the Ancient Egyptians believed about the afterlife or else print it for the students to highlight and make notes. The lesson concludes with the pupils comparing and identifying what the Ancient Egyptians would have taken into the afterlife and what they themselves would take with them. The second lesson involves the students mummifying a doll such as a Barbie. Pictures and a script is included for the teacher to read which instructs the children on how to embalm the body (with herbs), preserve it with natron (salt) etc. An incredibly memorable learning experience which could be followed up with an Instructional writing task.
Blank IEP and Powerpoint
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Blank IEP and Powerpoint

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This resource includes a blank IEP document template which can be used by Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants or Additional Education Needs Coordinators to identify a pupil's Individual Educational Needs and plan for how to meet these with targets and strategies. It is designed to be shared with parents. There is also a Powerpoint explaining the purpose of the IEP and how to complete it.
Ancient Egypt Howard Carter 2 Lessons
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Ancient Egypt Howard Carter 2 Lessons

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A fantastic two lesson sequence which can be used in a Newspaper Reports topic or as part of the Ancient Egyptians. The students find out all about Howard Carter and his discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and then spend the first lesson planning a Newspaper report about him (plan framework included). The following lesson they write their newspaper article (template and success criteria also included).
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.