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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!
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.
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.
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!
Making 3D Skeleton Shapes  Challenge Yr 2/3/4/5
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Making 3D Skeleton Shapes Challenge Yr 2/3/4/5

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The children are introduced to the activity on the smart board slides and have to try to guess what the task is about. This is challenging as they will have to think for themselves. You need drinking straws and blue tac. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! It helps the children to understand the vocabulary related to 3D shapes, such as shape names, 'edges' and &'vertices&'; and it aids their measuring skills too. There is a link on the slides to this activity which is taken from the nrich website. Take photos as you do the activity as the shapes are fragile.
Humorous dragon poetry - comprehension Yr 5/6
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Humorous dragon poetry - comprehension Yr 5/6

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'The Day the dragons won the lottery&' by Nick Toczek. (The poem is on the sheet too) Suitable for Year 5 and 6.A comprehension asking the children to comment on the content and devices used in the poem, including alliteration, rhyme and repetition. Two levels of difficulty with answer sheets. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK!
Big Spellings initial pupil assessment
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Big Spellings initial pupil assessment

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Use this to test the children to see which list they need to start on. THIS RESOURCE LINKS WITH MY OTHER BIG SPELLINGS RESOURCES which contains all the files and info you need to use 'Big spelling&' in your school (years 3 to 6) to improve spelling! PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! There is also a new file I have created which shows you how to link the new national curriculum statutory spelling lists into Big Spellings.
New National Curriculum 2014 spelling lists yr3-6
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New National Curriculum 2014 spelling lists yr3-6

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This resource links to my BIG SPELLING resources, which contain spelling lists for years 3 to 6 and assessment lists. This shows you how you can ensure that your children learn the statutory spelling lists in the new national curriculum, bit by bit, in a manageable way, whilst continuing with Big Spellings.
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.
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
Homophones loop card game with definitions 3/4 new national curriculum
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Homophones loop card game with definitions 3/4 new national curriculum

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These are chosen from the list of non-statutory homophones that year 3 and 4 should learn, from the new national curriculum for English. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK!This game teaches the definitions as well. When the word is in brackets and in capitals the children should spell it out by saying the letter names. Time yourselves and make a note of the time. reward them when they beat their time!
KS2 Football lesson 5 activities/5 stations
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KS2 Football lesson 5 activities/5 stations

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If you are not a PE specialist this is a good lesson as it could be repeated several times and it teaches some of the key skills in football. Follow the lesson plan but it is very simple. After the warm up split the class into 5 groups. Laminate the cards and put them at five different places as there are five different activities. You might want to pick children to demonstrate each activity first, especially if they are younger. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK!
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.
 The Lady of Shalott reading comprehension
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The Lady of Shalott reading comprehension

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A reading comp with some challenging questions about this poem. 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.
SPAG Contraction Hunt Motivating activity
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SPAG Contraction Hunt Motivating activity

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It helps if the children have an introduction to contractions before beginning this. This is a really enjoyable activity which the children loved. They have to look through picture and chapter books to find examples of contractions.They find that they are often in dialogue. Give them a fixed time and a reward e.g.moves forward. We have a track on the wall and they have to get to the end by the end of the week by getting enough moves forward. If they get to the end they get a small prize. Very motivating. You can also give moves back which they don't like!
Dyslexia Friendly Spelling Lists elementary school Big Spellings
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Dyslexia Friendly Spelling Lists elementary school 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!
Maths Problem Solving Find the Mystery Number Challenge elementary school
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Maths Problem Solving Find the Mystery Number Challenge elementary school

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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.
Big Spellings spelling lists   elementary school
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Big Spellings spelling lists elementary school

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These are differentiated spelling lists for a first or middle 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. Also hold Spelling Bees! (see my free resources for this!)