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I am a junior school teacher with 18 year's experience. I love to teach English most of all, but I get inspired by all aspects of the curriculum. In my shop you will find resources covering English, Maths, History, Philosophy, Art and RE and much more!

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I am a junior school teacher with 18 year's experience. I love to teach English most of all, but I get inspired by all aspects of the curriculum. In my shop you will find resources covering English, Maths, History, Philosophy, Art and RE and much more!
Dyslexia Friendly Spelling Lists KS1 and KS2 Big Spellings
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Dyslexia Friendly Spelling Lists KS1 and KS2 Big Spellings

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This resource can be used along side my other Big Spelling resources. Big Spellings can be used in a primary or junior school so that each child has a spelling list to suit their ability. (see my other resources which include initial assessments and full instructions). These lists can be used for a few children in each class who really struggle to retain spellings. Each week these Dyslexia Friendly spellings consist of the same 5 High Frequency Words for 3 weeks in a row. Each week the other 5 spellings change and are phonic based, with the easier sounds first. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK!
Reading comprehension questions The Sea by James Reeves  KS2/3 different abilities
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Reading comprehension questions The Sea by James Reeves KS2/3 different abilities

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Read the poem 'The Sea' by James Reeves which is a metaphor. The sea is a hungry dog. Give each child a copy. Put the class into four or five teams. Photocopy the questions and chop up the questions. Each teams questions can be on a different colour paper. One team member comes up to get a question, takes it back to the team and shares it with them. Discuss answer and bring the question back to the teacher and tell them the answer. If correct they get a team point and then another member gets the next question. They love this! I have also included traditional comprehension questions that they can stick in their books, SEN/LA , MA and HA.
Big Spellings spelling lists  KS2  whole school
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Big Spellings spelling lists KS2 whole school

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These are differentiated spelling lists for a junior or primary school, and there is a file here which explains exactly how it could work in your school. It means each child has exactly the right spelling list for them regardless of age. This was a very popular resource with over 100 ratings and 5 stars. Lots of schools have adopted it and I’ve had very positive feedback from teachers, but took me all summer to make and so I thought I’d start to charge for it. It encourages independence as the children test each other at the end of the week. There are enough spelling lists on one A4 sheet to last a term. The lists start with cvc words and phonic sounds, progressing to very challenging words. They also contain all the High Frequency Words. There are free assessment sheets in another resource to work out which sheet each child starts at. See my other resources to see how to learn the Government statutory lists along side this.Also hold Spelling Bees (see my free resources for this!
dragon poetry comprehension Yr 5/6
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dragon poetry comprehension Yr 5/6

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This is a comprehension sheet about the dragon poem 'Troglodytic Owner-Occupier' by Nick Toczek. (The poem is on the sheet). It is suitable for year 5 and 6 but the HA one is definitely for Year 6. It focuses on alliteration, rhyme, repetition, rhythm, similes and personification. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK!
KS2 Division + Remainders Challenge, 5 stages + SB
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KS2 Division + Remainders Challenge, 5 stages + SB

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This is very motivational and fun but does assume children will have already got a good understanding of division with remainders! Follow the Smart board to understand what to do. The children try to answer the 10 division with remainders questions on each card as quickly as possible and then self mark before moving on to the next stage. Only let them have one stage at a time. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK!The questions get harder but it is possible for some to complete all 5 stages in a lesson!
 The Lady of Shalott reading comprehension challenging
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The Lady of Shalott reading comprehension challenging

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We have beautifully illustrated books of this poem, illustrated by Charles Keeping which are worth getting hold of. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! The poem is also dramatised in a youtube video which you will find if you type in the title. This could be used as part of a topic on this wonderful and mysterious poem. Some of the questions are challenging
Planning a birthday party for 10 maths money KS2
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Planning a birthday party for 10 maths money KS2

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The children have a price list with the cost of savoury and sweet food, party bag items and games. They can choose which products to buy and put them into tables and calculate the cost. It could be made harder or easier by changing the prices. They should enjoy this as every child loves a party! May take more than 1 lesson. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK!
Create an original Firework Poem. Smartboard. Structured Step by Step KS2
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Create an original Firework Poem. Smartboard. Structured Step by Step KS2

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This sequence of lessons enables children to create their own firework poem from scratch, by using a helpful planning structure. I did this with my class last year and they wrote them up for display, drawing fireworks in the borders, and they were impressive.The children were proud of their work. The planning sheet helps them to generate adventurous and effective vocabulary, but it is flexible and the last two lessons show you how the children can make choices to create a unique poem. I have created a completed planning sheet for the teacher with interesting vocabulary.Each lesson begins with spellings and grammar. The ones on the slides are designed for year 5 and can be adapted but may also be appropriate for other year groups. You can follow the Smartboard slides which take you through the lesson and explain what to do, and/or you can read the lesson plans. It is important to have a flip chart to write on.
irregular plurals loop card game KS2 KS3
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irregular plurals loop card game KS2 KS3

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A useful game to teach children the less obvious plurals, such as heroes, women, sheep, lives, wolves etc. Play the game and time them. Try to beat your time the more you play! PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! Photocopy on to the card, cut up and give out to each child in the class. Start with the START cards
Inspiring 4-5 week English unit year 4/5 The Real Thief William Steig Shrek author
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Inspiring 4-5 week English unit year 4/5 The Real Thief William Steig Shrek author

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'The Real Thief' is one of my favourite children's books, here is an exciting unit I have created around this wonderfully engaging story about a loyal goose who is falsely accused of a crime and the emotions that surround this. The unit includes some drama to bring the story to life. It covers reading comprehension, poetry scripts, vocabulary development, shape poetry, persuasive writing and story writing in the first person. The key is not telling the children what happens next, so they do not know who the real thief is until you want them to.The language is exquisite. The second part of the story explores the real thief Derek (a mouse) and his changing emotions . Children learn to empathise when they think of how much they sometimes desire toys etc and can explore both sides of the story, learning that characters are more complex than good/bad.
Smartboard Volcanic Poetry Pompeii KS2 Romans sequence of lessons
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Smartboard Volcanic Poetry Pompeii KS2 Romans sequence of lessons

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The children spend time collecting interesting and adventurous vocabulary linked to the Pompeii disaster when Mount Vesuvius erupted. They then do some drama linked to this to explore further how it might have felt to be a civilian in Pompeii. The children will create a interesting poem using the vocabulary and their own ideas. All instructions for how to teach this and how to structure the poem are on the Smartboard. There is a link to a great video, which will bring this tragedy to life. Please leave feedback once you have completed these lessons. It could take up to a week.
Write your own poem. Deep Sea Treasure Box poetry. KS2  structured step by step
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Write your own poem. Deep Sea Treasure Box poetry. KS2 structured step by step

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Follow the Smart board slides which takes you through this lesson which aims to develop their use of alliteration and extend their vocabulary.This is very structured so all the class can write a great poem, whatever their ability. There is an example poem and vocabulary ideas for you to extend their vocabulary range, including an A to Z adjective sheet with high quality vocab. Looks great for display.
Maths Problem Solving Find the Mystery Number Challenge Years 3/4/5
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Maths Problem Solving Find the Mystery Number Challenge Years 3/4/5

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This is a problem solving lesson with 11 challenges which get harder as the numbers progress. Children have one challenge at a time, which is sheet with a hundred square on and several clues, mostly relating to multiples, odd,evens, greater than and less than. They have to work out the mystery number. How many can they do in a given time? When I did this lesson the children really enjoyed it. They can cross off numbers on the h/sq as they read the clues.
Smart board lesson on Flash backs in films plus sheet  English Yr 5/6
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Smart board lesson on Flash backs in films plus sheet English Yr 5/6

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This smart board lesson teaches children to understand what a flash back is by looking at short videos from well known children's films. It explores the point of flash backs, which is for us to learn more about the character's personality. It then has a follow up activity where children can create their own short film flash backs on ipads and then write them in story form.
Loop card game irregular past tense verbs KS2
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Loop card game irregular past tense verbs KS2

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A useful game to teach children the less obvious past tense verbs. Play the game and time them. Try to beat your time the more you play! PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! Photocopy on to the card, cut up and give out to each child in the class. Start with the START card-this is the end card too.
The Tempest play modern language KS2
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The Tempest play modern language KS2

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I have written this for our Year 3s to perform but it could be used with older children. I have two versions, one shorter than the other with less characters. I have tried to stick to the real play but used modern language. Sometimes if I could I put in some of the original language. The cast list has so many parts as we have three classes but there could easily be less, by having less narrators, percussionists etc. I have found some great songs to go with it from this the starshine website but you have to buy the CD.