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Gemma's Shop

I am an EYFS teacher who also works within KS1. I am passionate about all things early years, phonics and learning through play. I like to make simple open ended resources that can have many uses where possible. I also run an Etsy shop selling bespoke hand painted greetings cards and nursery decor.

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I am an EYFS teacher who also works within KS1. I am passionate about all things early years, phonics and learning through play. I like to make simple open ended resources that can have many uses where possible. I also run an Etsy shop selling bespoke hand painted greetings cards and nursery decor.
physical or human sheets 2
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physical or human sheets 2

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two more sheets to go with previous ones for this topic. Cut and stick sheet with pictures of physical and human features for children to sort plus drawing od Katie Morag's Island where children are instructed to colour physical features green and human features red. Good differentiation allowing children to choose how they show you what they know.
seaside rescue story writing
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seaside rescue story writing

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story map and writing frame for children to plan and write an exciting adventure story based at the seaside, using information they have learnt about staying safe by the sea.
Easter poems templates
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Easter poems templates

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Following a series of work on different types of poems (acrostic, rhyming and shape) children get to choose their favourite and write a really good poem in that style about Easter.
Fair Trade assembly
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Fair Trade assembly

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Script and Powerpoint for an assembly on the journey of cocoa beans to become chocolate bars, and how choosing fair trade products can help people less fortunate than us.
comparing clothes from 1912 and now
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comparing clothes from 1912 and now

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Linked to a topic on the sinking of the Titanic, children are asked to compare and contrast clothes from 1912 and now. Lots of photos of different social groups and activities that require specific clothing to look at. Links well with an activity making paper clothes for paper dolls (looking at how many layers people used to wear).
Today's number is...
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Today's number is...

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Simple activity sheet for children to do first thing in the morning, show what they know about a number, 1 more, 1 less, 10 more 10 less, half, double etc - you put the number on the board.
editable wordsearch
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editable wordsearch

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Wordsearch currently containing HFWs to extend and support learning in spellings lessons. Children are given their new spellings, practice them in their best handwriting, then find them in the wordsearch. Finally they have to use each word in a sentence to show they understand the meaning.
perseverance
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perseverance

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Simple assembly ppt to form a visual support when reading the story of the Little Red Hen to a large group. Opportunities to recap main events in the story, and discuss the ideas of perseverance and how teamwork makes things easier.
physical or human features of a landscape
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physical or human features of a landscape

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IWB pages to work through to explain the difference between physical and human features of an environment. The last page has lots of different features hiding the words physical or human behind them depending on what they are, as a plenary to the lesson children can come up and say what type they think it s and why, then move the picture to reveal the correct answer.
introduction to electricity
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introduction to electricity

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notebook presentation containing: staying safe with electricity what is electricity where does electricity come from what appliances use electricity what does a circuit need to light up a bulb which circuits will and wont work and why lo's and success criteria also includes links to web activities
reading and questioning guidance for parents
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reading and questioning guidance for parents

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Simple and colourful sheet to share with parents once children can read unfamiliar texts on sight and you are wanting to develop their comprehension and deduction skills. Simple information about the range or AFs in reading, and example questions to ask to get evidence of children's understanding for each AF. I am planning on giving these out at parents evening.
Celebrating creation through our senses
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Celebrating creation through our senses

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A simple assembly ppt to work through. You will need a cd with the hymns on (Thank you Lord for this new day) and (He made me) and a way to play seaside, forest and thunderstorm sounds: I am using a free white noise app on my Iphone with a docking station. Also a selection of sensory natural items for childen to explore (sand, waterm leaves etc).
Abstract Art / Keith Garrow
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Abstract Art / Keith Garrow

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A simple powerpoint exploring abstract art and in particular the expressionistic work of Keith Garrow. Aiming to inspire children to be bold with shape and texture. Leads into collage, paint and printing work well.