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I have had over 13 years full-time Primary school teaching experience in the North-West of England, I also have experience being featured on the 'Teachers TV channel and on a few occasions in 'Teachers' magazine. Professionally I have advanced skills teacher status. I understand how time is precious so have shared a large amount of resources here, I hope it saves you some of your weekends!

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I have had over 13 years full-time Primary school teaching experience in the North-West of England, I also have experience being featured on the 'Teachers TV channel and on a few occasions in 'Teachers' magazine. Professionally I have advanced skills teacher status. I understand how time is precious so have shared a large amount of resources here, I hope it saves you some of your weekends!
Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - Sept 2018 Update
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Poems that create images - Similes / Metaphors - Sept 2018 Update

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A bumper set of resources initially used in the year 4 topic of: Creating Images with Poetry, Similes and Metaphors. Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted involving describing a beach setting with similes and metaphors. I recently adapted this in this for a year 6 class I took. There is also quite a few poems I have written using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop. I have continually updated this resource due to its popularity. Please check my other resources out here… https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/dave_orritt
Number Pyramids - Puzzles Year 3/4
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Number Pyramids - Puzzles Year 3/4

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A set of differentiated worksheets I made where children have to add the two numbers below to get the pyramid step above. The harder worksheets require inverse operations. Fantastic for reinforcing and or teaching how add and take are related!
Roald Dahl - The Twits
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Roald Dahl - The Twits

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The first few chapters printable, nicely presented and some great activities from 'The Twits' Suitable for Years 2-4 if edited according to ability.
Writing Match Reports
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Writing Match Reports

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LOTS of resources for writing match reports themed on quite a few of the Euro '16 football championship games. Easily adapted for other matches. Resources for writing a match report on the game on Thursday 16th June between Wales and England, and (unfortunately) the game on Monday 28th June against Iceland. I have also included a comprehension for this and some other activities. Example of match reports for both of these games, All the goals and highlights video from BOTH games (lots of the language here is easy to pick out eg. 'golden chance.') Report Template Tips for higher ability children on writing match reports I have also included some self-made resources for studying Iceland as a country. UPDATE JULY 13, more activities and videos added. Enjoy!
Remembrance Day Activity Pack - Writing Poems & More - Nov 2017 UPDATE
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Remembrance Day Activity Pack - Writing Poems & More - Nov 2017 UPDATE

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Spend a full day or even more with all these resources based around remembrance day! MASSIVE REDUCTION! OVER HALF PRICE! Have included a Literacy unit plan including a remembrance day segment suitable for years 3-6 -Powerpoint I made to introduce Remembrance day with included poems to read to the children so they can write their own. -Acrostic Poem Templates I made -Planning (please note this is under 'Literacy-weekly-creating images-poetry') in the resources. This follows on from Bonfire night. -Comprehension - Veterans Day Video -Information about Poppy Day -Poems -Information sheet about poppies -Using a dictionary -Lots of additional activities -NEW newspaper articles designed to discuss England and the FIFA Poppy Ban from the football match last year. An EXCELLENT movie is 'The Piano' absolutely perfect for the occasion and promotes much discussion.
David Hockney resources - UPDATED NOVEMBER 2015
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David Hockney resources - UPDATED NOVEMBER 2015

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Powerpoint to aid teaching about David Hockney including photos of some of his work. Made personally, initially used with 9 year olds although could easily be adapted for older. I have also included a Powerpoint with information about him. NEW October, 2015 Due to the popularity of this resource I have included some additional work. A weekly plan I made for use with these resources A pdf. that can be printed out to make an enormous picture of his Artwork 'splash' on separate A4 pieces and put together like a jigsaw for display. On the UK site this resource is rated extremely highly 4.7 / 5 with reviews from users. I have included it at a lower price here for a short introductory period, enjoy!
Indiana Jones - Adventure, survival stories - Implementing genre features - Internal Dialogue
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Indiana Jones - Adventure, survival stories - Implementing genre features - Internal Dialogue

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I found very little in terms of creative content in this area so made my own creative lesson up. (Delivered to a year 5/6 class of 30 children.) RESOURCE FEATURES... Lesson Plan (used in an observation lesson.) PowerPoint - Including embedded video clips, starter to the lesson and details of activity. Worksheet for starter, (asking the children to name the genre from a general description.) Separate Video Clip for lesson All you need for a creative literacy lesson with the following objectives and success criteria. Learning Objective: To know and understand the features of Survival, Adventure stories Success Criteria: • Powerful Verbs • Dialogue and internal voice (the PowerPoint / clips are especially useful for this concept.) • Description to create excitement Children are then asked to produce a piece of creative writing (as set out in the lesson plan / PowerPoint) with the film clip as a stimulus.
BUMPER PRIMARY LITERACY RESOURCES KS2
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BUMPER PRIMARY LITERACY RESOURCES KS2

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I have bundled my most popular resources together for Primary ages 7-10, for a BIG saving. (Over 50%) Featuring lesson plans, worksheets, display material and some truly unique ideas I am sure you will not be disappointed! Enjoy!
Persuasive Texts - School Uniform for or Against?
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Persuasive Texts - School Uniform for or Against?

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A set of resources for children to decide whether they are for or against school uniform, I have included both viewpoints in separate documents and a document that discusses both sides of the argument as well as a few more resources to help.
Regular or Irregular Polygons - Year 5/6
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Regular or Irregular Polygons - Year 5/6

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An extensive set of resources used for an observation lesson on whether a Polygon is Regular or Irregular. Used in a Year 5 class and includes plan, differentiated resources and presentation that are easily adaptable. (Please note I have also included this presentation in MAC Keynote format as well as Powerpoint format for apple users. )
Understanding the role of the equals sign / Missing Number / Box Calculations
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Understanding the role of the equals sign / Missing Number / Box Calculations

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Massive update to my highly popular resource… Found these really hard to find so made my own resources up. I am unsure why they are so scarce as they often come up in SAT tests etc. As I like to call them 'missing box sums’ I have included differentiated worksheets and a smart notebook file to accompany the lesson worksheets. Great for years 3/4 possibly lower ability year 5. UPDATE: Feb 2018: due to the popularity of the previous version of this resource I have added a additional content similar in nature, for example, 'the role of the equals sign.' At this age it is important that children understand (leading onto later years and algebra etc) that ‘Equals’ doesn’t mean ‘the answer’ but is a BALANCE of two equations. There is a lesson plan included here as well I used for an observation during a Numeracy lesson on the topic.
Personality of a Character: Gollum /  The Hobbit / Character Description
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Personality of a Character: Gollum / The Hobbit / Character Description

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LO: Understand how writers portray character personality through writing. This is a lesson based on exploring the techniques a writer uses to show a characters personality and requires pupils to use the evidence from the text extract I have included from the book 'The Hobbit' it is an excellent extract featuring the character 'Gollum.' The Powerpoint I have made goes through the process of... S (speech) A (actions) D (description) Children can then annotate their text accordingly and / or draw the character with annotations. Highly adaptable for many ages. The 1970's version of the hobbit features a similar conversation on YouTube. BONUS I have included a snippet of the text from 'The Hobbit' an activity for children to highlight all the parts of the text that describe the hobbit / wizard and the house. They then draw a picture to match their highlights. The results can be compared to the artists impression I have included.