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I'm a Indian born British writer for children. All my resources are creative and fun to use in classrooms, many were created as part of research for my books. You'll find unique resources - stories, poems and activities that don't look like lessons but have huge value in classrooms. If you are a creative teacher - then these resources would please you.

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I'm a Indian born British writer for children. All my resources are creative and fun to use in classrooms, many were created as part of research for my books. You'll find unique resources - stories, poems and activities that don't look like lessons but have huge value in classrooms. If you are a creative teacher - then these resources would please you.
Different Types of Houses - shapes and materials
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Different Types of Houses - shapes and materials

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This is a story that can be made into a book - it has 12 spreads. The tutorial talks in first person of a child, who introduces different types of houses across the world. Use this to initiate conversations about why we live where we live, why do some people choose to live on stilts, in tents, and in igloos? Talk about what they do during winter, summer and during the rain.
Crossword Puzzle based on story Pattan's Pumpkin
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Crossword Puzzle based on story Pattan's Pumpkin

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Pattan's Pumpkin is a flood story from South India, told by the Irular people. An exciting, vibrantly illustrated Flood Story from India. Pattan has an amazing pumpkin… it grows BIGGER than the goats, BIGGER than the elephants, until it is as TALL as the mountains. But can Pattan’s pumpkin save his family and all the animals when the storm-clouds burst and the waters rise? Read the story and help the children fill in the crossword puzzle.
A Crossword on Winter Olympics
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A Crossword on Winter Olympics

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We are now going to celebrate Summer Olympics. Perhaps a good way to initiate conversation on Winter Olympics too. Use this puzzle to quiz your class on cities that hosted the sports, games we play in the winter.
Make Your Own Volcano
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Make Your Own Volcano

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This is a safe activity to do in science classrooms to demonstrate a volcano. Includes detailed steps and a good introduction.
Tall Tales - Writing Activity for KS2
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Tall Tales - Writing Activity for KS2

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Tall Tales are fun ways to engage your classes into writing. It can be done as a group or individual activity. This activity has been extensively tested in classrooms during my author workshops.
Editing a Story for KS2 and above  - A printable checklist
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Editing a Story for KS2 and above - A printable checklist

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Please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/editing-a-story-for-ks2-and-above-11855895 for the resource that has the full editing guide. This checklist can be used independent of the editing guide. Use this with each child when they are working on a story to help edit - and to give them a clear list of things to look out for. Very useful for all classes from KS2 to Sixth form. I’m a published author of over 30 books who visit schools regularly to teach creative writing. This checklist will be very useful for teachers who are not writers themselves. You can extend this resource in class by focussing on specific topics - adverbs, adjectives, writing stories, writing narratives, fiction and non-fiction, planning a story, writing dialogue, writing descriptions, writing specific nouns and active verbs etc.
What's in A Shape?
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What's in A Shape?

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This is a crossword puzzle with clues to guess geometrical shapes. It's a great resource for both Maths and English lessons and some fun discussions on how to describe shapes.
Shapes and Roofs
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Shapes and Roofs

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Roofs of houses have different shapes. This activity will initiate discussion and allow students to describe using the words in the word cloud.
Habitats and Homes - Using Where is Gola's Home?
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Habitats and Homes - Using Where is Gola's Home?

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Where is Gola's Home? is widely used in classrooms to teach different aspects - ranging from habitats, to homes to how different parts of the world affects how we live. This lesson starter gives you ideas to use the book in your classroom across science, geography and even drama.
MATCH THE HOUSE TO THE SHAPE
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MATCH THE HOUSE TO THE SHAPE

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Different houses are of different shapes. The activity has five pictures and names of 5 shapes. Children should be encouraged to discuss the shapes and match the shape to the house. This can be done as a group or an individual activity.