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I have taught for over 10 years and held senior leadership roles as Phase Leader and English Leader. My resources are mostly aimed at Key Stage 2.

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I have taught for over 10 years and held senior leadership roles as Phase Leader and English Leader. My resources are mostly aimed at Key Stage 2.
Abstract Nouns Lesson Presentation
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Abstract Nouns Lesson Presentation

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Abstract Nouns Lesson Presentation This download is an abstract nouns lesson presentation. It is designed to be clear, fun and informative. There are pupil tasks related to their learning about abstract nouns throughout, as well as extra challenges. This abstract nouns lesson will be both engaging and informative for your class. Students learn: What is a noun? What is an abstract noun? What is a concrete noun? How to identify abstract nouns About appropriate use of abstract nouns Included: 1 x teacher PowerPoint
Year 6 SATS Reading  3 Mark Question Lesson
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Year 6 SATS Reading 3 Mark Question Lesson

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SATS Reading Year 6 3 Mark Question Lesson This download is a 3 mark question Year 6 SATS practice PowerPoint. It has been designed to be used by Year 6 teachers to help prepare for the reading SATS test by giving the pupils the opportunity to practise answering three mark questions. There are three sample texts in this 28-slide resource. For each text, there is a walk-through, step-by-step guide to answering a three mark question. There is then a new question for pupils to try independently. The answer is then given for the teacher to reveal so that pupils can check against this. Covered in this resource is: *Finding two completely separate points *Finding the supporting evidence *Structuring your answer *Explaining your answer
Abstract Nouns Game
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Abstract Nouns Game

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Abstract Nouns Game This game is an abstract nouns starter activity. The students are tasked with finding the abstract nouns before the teacher. This fun and engaging activity is an exciting way for pupils to consolidate their grammar knowledge. The teacher must click on all the abstract nouns on their interactive grid on the board. Meanwhile the pupils are finding the abstract nouns on their identical grid. Who will find them all first? Included is: An interactive teacher PowerPoint (editable) with a 30 second timer included A pupil activity sheet (not editable)
Fronted Adverbials Quiz
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Fronted Adverbials Quiz

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Fronted Adverbials Quiz This download is a fronted adverbials quiz. This 30 question quiz is the perfect way to consolidate your students’ understanding of fronted adverbials. The multiple choice questions, all focused on fronted adverbials, are interactive; there are also buttons to move back to a question if an answer is incorrect, or forward to the next question for correct answers. Included: 1 x fronted adverbials quiz PowerPoint
Y6 SATs SPAG Revision Quiz
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Y6 SATs SPAG Revision Quiz

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Y6 SATs SPAG Revision Quiz This download is a Year 6 SPaG SATs revision SPaGbot Quiz. Help your Year 6 class revise for their SPaG SATs paper with a fun, interactive quiz! On the menu page, pupils can choose to answer a SPaGbot question (SPaG revision focused), a Funbot question (a fun, pop-culture or sports question) or a lucky dip question (mix of SPaG and fun questions). There are: 15 SPaGbot questions 15 Funbot questions 10 lucky dip questons
Enterprise Project Year 6
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Enterprise Project Year 6

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A whole unit of work with all resources included. It consists of six presentations (one is an introduction and the other five are complete lessons) and four worksheets with opportunities for extra challenges to stretch more able pupils where appropriate. Pupils are tasked with coming up with a vegan dish which will compete with meat-based dishes on the school lunch menu. The lesson teaches pupils to: *Use internet search terms correctly *Know the important components of a vegan diet *Carry out market research to decide on final dish *Cost a dish (for the whole school) and ensure good value for money *Advertise the dish to fellow pupils *Use persuasive language to encourage the catering manager to make the dish and fellow pupils to buy it A variety of subjects are covered: DT, business studies, English and maths. The slides could be easily edited to suit the school and the desired outcome. Could be used as a Year 6 enterprise project.
Y6 SATS Reading Poetry Practice
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Y6 SATS Reading Poetry Practice

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Y6 SATS Reading Poetry Practice This download is a Year 6 SATS poetry sample questions resource. There are two sample poems, each with 10 questions. The SATS style questions range from 1-3 marks, and I have provided answer sheets for each text. Included: 2 poems (editable) 20 editable questions (10 for each poem) Answers for all questions
Father's Day Writing Lesson
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Father's Day Writing Lesson

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Father’s Day Writing Lesson Emotive Language This download is a Father’s Day writing lesson to teach Key Stage 2 pupils how to improve their use of emotive language. Pupils can choose to write the emotive letter to their father (for Father’s Day) or a special person in their lives. Although their is a mention to Father’s Day at the beginning, the lesson is designed to be inclusive of all family types. Pupils learn to elicit emotion through: Using the power of three Using superlative adjectives Using abstract nouns Using examples to illustrate points Pupils are tasked with writing the letter to a special person in their lives (which could be their father) to tell them why they are special to them. There are three differentiated challenges to allow pupils to stretch themselves. The lesson guides pupils through the planning and writing process, with teacher examples and tasks given along the way. Included: PowerPoint teacher’s presentation and PDF version of the same presentation.
Fronted Adverbials Lesson Presentation
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Fronted Adverbials Lesson Presentation

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Fronted Adverbials Lesson Presentation This download is a fronted adverbials lesson presentation. It is designed to be clear, fun and informative. There are pupil tasks related to their learning about fronted adverbials throughout, as well as extra challenges. This fronted adverbials lesson will be both engaging and informative for your class. Students learn: What adverbials are What fronted adverbials are How to recognise fronted adverbials How to use fronted adverbials About appropriate use of fronted adverbials Included: 1 x teacher PowerPoint
Abstract Nouns Quiz
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Abstract Nouns Quiz

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Abstract Nouns Quiz This download is an abstract nouns quiz. There are 20 multiple choice questions with different levels of difficulty, all focused on abstract nouns. The answers are interactive and there are buttons to take students back to the question if they are incorrect, or forward to the next question if they get an answer right. This fun and challenging abstract nouns quiz will consolidate your pupils’ knowledge. Included:20 question quiz (PowerPoint)
End of Year Reading Comprehension Inference Poetry
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End of Year Reading Comprehension Inference Poetry

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This set of task cards and poems have an end of the school year theme. They focus on the reading strategy of inference. There are five engaging poems, each one with an accompanying task card and answer key. ENGAGING POEMS The poems have been written to engage students. They are all focused around the end of the school year. Because there are five poems included, there is plenty of scope for teachers writing their own additional questions or creating extra activities. A RANGE OF TASKS The five task cards all focus on the skill of inference. They encourage students to use the sentence stem, ‘I know this because in the text it says’ in order to give evidence for their answers. Each task card either has an answer key or suggested answer depending on the task given. WHAT’S INCLUDED? -5 poems - end of school year theme -5 task cards -5 answer cards -15 pages total
Abstract Nouns Lesson Bundle
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Abstract Nouns Lesson Bundle

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Abstract Nouns Lesson Bundle The perfect bundle for teaching your students about abstract nouns! First, use the fun, informative and clear lesson presentation to give pupils an in-depth understanding of abstract nouns. Next, test their knowledge in the interactive quiz! Includes: 1 x lesson presentation 1 x interactive 20 question quiz
Inference Reading  Lesson
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Inference Reading Lesson

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Inference Reading Lesson / Whole Class Reading This PowerPoint is an inference reading comprehension lesson for Key Stage 2. It includes a teacher presentation and pupil tasks. There are three differentiated challenges for each extract so that pupils can apply their inference skills. Pupils learn: what is inference? clues that they need to use inference skills how to answer inference questions Included: Editable PowerPoint (tasks included on PowerPoint) and PDF version to print the tasks.
SPaG Starters Mystery Name
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SPaG Starters Mystery Name

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SPaG / GPaS Lesson Starters Mystery Name These downloads are SPaG starters. There are 15 grammar starters. Each with a theme e.g. nouns, adjectives, verbs, pronouns, synonyms and antonyms . Each activity reveals one letter of the bear’s name. By the end of the week, the bear’s name is revealed. Answers for each day and the end of the week are included. Could be done as a whole class activity, or the slides could be printed so that pupils can complete individually or in pairs.
Christmas Story Inferring Emotions
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Christmas Story Inferring Emotions

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Christmas Story Inferring Emotions This Christmas story inferring emotions activity consists of a story and task cards (plus answer keys). The story, Starbright’s Important Mission, tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the star. There are then task cards requiring students to infer the emotions of the characters that feature in the story. The task cards are: Be an emotion detective: describe the emotion of the characters at specific points of the story and ‘extra for experts’ extension task Draw ‘mood journeys’ for three of the main characters and ‘extra for experts’ extension task Find the evidence to support key information and ‘extra for experts’ extension tasks There are answer keys for each of the task cards.
Theme of a Text Poems and Task Cards
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Theme of a Text Poems and Task Cards

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Determine the Theme of a Poem This download is a determine the theme of a poem set of two poems with accompanying task cards. The two poems each have four task cards with accompanying answer cards related to determining the themes. Included in this resource: 2 poems 8 task cards 6 answer cards (2 activities do not need answer cards)
Figurative and Connotative Vocabulary Reading Comprehension - Poetry
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Figurative and Connotative Vocabulary Reading Comprehension - Poetry

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This no-prep vocabulary reading comprehension activity teaches students about: Figurative language - similes and metaphors / personification / hyperbole Connotative vocabulary There are six poems, which are spring and summer themed, and then six task cards, each with their own accompanying answer card. NO PREPARATION REQUIRED The texts and task cards require no preparation and could be printed out or completed on PowerPoint). The answer slides give students the opportunity to self-check or aid the teacher in their marking. ENGAGING ACTIVITIES The six task cards are completed in a number of different ways. There are questions to answer, tables to complete and ordering activities. Each task card has its own answer card too. Teachers can use these for marking work, or students can use if the task has been set as distance learning. WHAT’S INCLUDED? 6 poems - spring and summer themed 6 task cards 6 answer cards 20 pages total
Poetry Reading Comprehension - Giving Own Opinion
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Poetry Reading Comprehension - Giving Own Opinion

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This poetry reading comprehension supports students in distinguishing their own point of view from the author (or in this case, the poet). There are six poems in which the poet expresses their point of view on a particular topic. the accompanying six task cards then ask students to consider how their own point of view compares. NO PREPARATION REQUIRED The poems and task cards require no preparation and can be printed or completed digitally (on slides). The tasks are open-ended, meaning there is no right or wrong answer. There is therefore no need for an answer key. A RANGE OF POEMS The six poems cover a variety of contentious topics such as: -Not wanting a pet -Only having a small number of friends -Digital books are a bad idea -We must stop throwing away so much waste -Being bored indicates a lack of imagination The poems are written in such a way to encourage students to decide whether they agree or disagree. ENGAGING ACTIVITIES The six task cards are completed in a number of different ways. There are questions to answer, tables to complete and longer, open-ended tasks. WHAT’S INCLUDED? Six poems Six task cards Twelve slides total
Figurative and Connotative Vocabulary Reading Comprehension - Nonfiction
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Figurative and Connotative Vocabulary Reading Comprehension - Nonfiction

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This no-prep figurative and connotative language reading comprehension activity teaches students about: Figurative language - similes and metaphors / personification / hyperbole Connotative vocabulary There are six nonfiction texts, which are endangered animal themed, and then six task cards, each with their own accompanying answer card. NO PREPARATION REQUIRED The texts and task cards require no preparation and could be printed out or completed on PowerPoint. The answer slides give students the opportunity to self-check or aid the teacher in their marking. ENGAGING ACTIVITIES The six task cards are completed in a number of different ways. There are questions to answer, tables to complete and ordering activities. Each task card has its own answer card too. Teachers can use these for marking work, or students can use if the task has been set as distance learning. WHAT’S INCLUDED? 6 nonfiction texts - endangered animals theme 6 task cards 6 answer cards 20 pages total
End of Year Writing Lesson
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End of Year Writing Lesson

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End of YearWriting Lesson This PowerPoint is an end of year report for my teacher writing lesson. It is a fun writing lesson with sentence starters and modelled paragraphs to help students to structure their writing. During report writing season, why not ask your pupils to write a report on you? Care is taken to ensure that pupils are reminded to be respectful and modelled paragraphs help tailor students’ comments so they are appopriate. The activity is designed to be fun and engaging whilst also creating valuable teaching opportunities. Pupils learn: to use varied sentence openers to give examples to illustrate points to structure their writing using themed paragraphs There is opportunity for peer assessment at the end.