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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.