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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.
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.
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.
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.
synonyms for boring words
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synonyms for boring words

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good; bad; nice; happy; sad - simple colorful posters with more exciting vocabulary; and example sentences. Appropriate for Early Childhood Education (Pre-K and younger). ECE-WR, ECE-WR-co
Imagine the Conditions in the Trenches
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Imagine the Conditions in the Trenches

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Handout for children to note exciting; interesting descriptive words; thinking about all their senses; to say what life in the trenches was like; working towards writing an imagined letter home from the trenches.
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.
Book recommendation pro-forma
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Book recommendation pro-forma

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Sheet for children to fill in to explain why others should read a particular book. Questions to support more extended answers and teacher's comment box.
Cinderella Writing Frame
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Cinderella Writing Frame

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Writing sheet with line drawings of key events to support writing. Learning objectives and self assessment success criteria at the end.