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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.
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).
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.
Physical or human features of a landscape
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Physical or human features of a landscape

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Handouts and activities, with planning to link to Katie Morag topic, differentiateed activities for children to show their understanding of physical and human features of a landscape. Children choose which activity they would like to do - color coding a drawing of Katie's Island, cutting and sticking different pictures of features into the correct column on a table, or using a sheet of useful words to write their own sentences to explain the difference between the two types of feature.Two other activity sheets are on here to use with this lesson as well, under physical / human
Create Tudor Houses and fiery backgrounds
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Create Tudor Houses and fiery backgrounds

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Children develop collage skills as well as understanding of Tudor houses and materials used to build them as part of the Great Fire of London Topic. Children then look at paintings of the Great fire of London, thinking about secondary sources, and then paint atmospheric fiery pictures to form the background of a display.