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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!
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!
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.
Big Write Pie Corbett Poetry Smart Board lesson
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Big Write Pie Corbett Poetry Smart Board lesson

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Please leave feedback!This is a poetry idea by the excellent Pie Corbett, to use with Key Stage 2, which I have made into easy to follow smart board slides to use with the class. I did this in Big Write and it was my most successful poetry lesson this year. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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!
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
 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.
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.
Hound Gelert poem reading comprehension Level 4/5
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Hound Gelert poem reading comprehension Level 4/5

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This poem could be studied over several lessons. I used this for SATS revision. Initially I read it and we discussed the meaning. Then I gave a verse out to each pair and asked one of them to practise reading it and the other to create a freeze-frame to show the main idea in the poem. Then we performed the poem in a circle. Most of the comprehension questions focus on the earlier part of the poem so you could add more questions if needed. Before you read the poem show them a photo of a wolf hound and afterwards show them a photo of his grave. Please leave feedback!
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!
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.
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.
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!