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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.

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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
comparing seaside entertainment then and now
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comparing seaside entertainment then and now

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Simple now and then sentence writing activity for children to compare entertainment 100 years ago and now at the seaside. Second page has images for ideas; some may provoke discussion. Children can either choose two favorite / images to cut and paste on page 1 or copy them into the image boxes.
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.
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
Habitats activity sheet
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Habitats activity sheet

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Simple sheet with opportunities for sentence writing and drawing labeled diagrams to explain what a habitat is and how an animal can be suited to a particular habitat.
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.