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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.