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Recommended author of fun colourful resources to support different areas of KS2 curriculum.
Outstanding MODAL VERBS Lesson KS2
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Outstanding MODAL VERBS Lesson KS2

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Outstanding MODAL VERBS Lesson KS2 This is the PowerPoint of a lesson that got an outstanding during the last Ofsted inspection. Great for your English/ Grammar or SPaG sessions. The lesson is an introduction to modal verbs and can be used across KS2. It includes editable slides for group work, pair work, whole class discussion, independent task and a plenary assessment. The modal verbs introduced are - can, could, would, will, shall, should, must, might, may. Colourful graphics, easy to follow , engaging lesson. Thank you for your interest! Hoppy Times
Spelling Activities & Games
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Spelling Activities & Games

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This resource contains 20 + spelling activities and games. Suitable for any word list (KS1, KS2) Almost no prep needed apart from printing (some games require a dice or a spinner). Can be used year after year making it a great investment! Activities include: secret code writing; spelling battleships; look/say/cover/write/check; iPad spellings; postcard writing; word search making; rainbow spelling; dictionary work; word webs; word swirls; spelling hangman; board game; word families; comic strips and more!
Water Transport in Plants Lesson
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Water Transport in Plants Lesson

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KS2 Science PowerPoint Lesson and worksheets on water transport in plants. This is the third lesson in a series of Year 3 Science lessons on Plants. Corresponds to the Year 3 Science statutory requirements: investigate the way in which water is transported within plants. 18 pages including the front cover and Hoppy Times terms and conditions. In this lesson, students learn the meaning of the plant water transport system; learn to explain how water travels through the xylem tubes of a plant in the process called capillary action; predict and discuss why water is important to each part of a plant; they are also encouraged to make up a dance to explain how the water transport in plants works. Resources needed for the lesson: PowerPoint (included); differentiated worksheets (1 per student); celery stalks cut into smaller pieces for observation of xylem. Independent worksheets included (differentiated 3 ways). The PowerPoint text is editable, making it easier to customise and tailor to the needs of your class. I will also be uploading a Capillary Action investigation to go as an extension to this lesson. Please check back soon. HoppyTimes
The Present Perfect Tense Lesson
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The Present Perfect Tense Lesson

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A PowerPoint Lesson introducing the Present Perfect Tense. Over 20 slides packed with explanations and practice materials -identifying verbs; looking for differences between Simple Past and Present Perfect; common uses; forming Present Perfect. Most text can be edited to suit the needs of your pupils. Blank slide included. pptx format Thank you for taking a look! Hoppy Times
Plate Tectonics and Plate Boundaries Lesson
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Plate Tectonics and Plate Boundaries Lesson

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A Geography PowerPoint lesson and 2 worksheets on the topic of Plate Tectonics. The PowerPoint teaches pupils about tectonic plates and the three main types of boundaries - convergent, divergent, transform. Suitable for KS2/KS3. 16 slides in total - including the cover page and the credits page. 2 pages of worksheets. Please consider leaving a review if you enjoy the resource. Thank you for your interest, Hoppy Times :)
British Values Display Posters
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British Values Display Posters

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Create a powerful display to promote British Values in your school / classroom / nursery with these child friendly posters. Over 10 posters included (some with variations). The posters depict and explain democracy, the rule of law, mutual respect, individual liberty and tolerance to those of different faiths and beliefs. Every school in England must promote British values in their SMSC development, which is particularly important to Ofsted. This set is perfect for that! The document is in .pdf format (not editable) however if you have any suggestions, my email address can be found on the last page of the resource. Update: A version with a different font has been now added.
Maths Murder Mystery (KS2 Fractions)
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Maths Murder Mystery (KS2 Fractions)

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Maths Murder Mystery (KS2 Fractions) Review fractions with this fun mini murder mystery. Great for revising, practising fractions of amounts. Included a worded problem, fractions of amounts, fractions with clocks/ money and on a number line. Te resource contains 3 pages - 2 with the murder mystery, 1 with answers and HoppyTimes terms and conditions. Thank you for your interest in my products!
Earth Layers and Structure Lesson
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Earth Layers and Structure Lesson

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A Geography PowerPoint lesson and 3 differentiated worksheets on the topic of the Earth structure. The PowerPoint teaches pupils about the four layers - crust, mantle, inner and outer core. Suitable for KS2/KS3. Would also make a good opening lesson on Natural Disasters. Please consider leaving a review if you enjoy the resource. Thank you for your interest, Hoppy Times :)
Transition Booklet  ( SEN, Autism)
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Transition Booklet ( SEN, Autism)

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Transition Booklet for KS1/ KS2 - end of year, new class, social story. Pages 1 - 6 Booklet Cover page (Year 1 - 6) Page 7 About Me page (name, age, space for a photo, likes/dislikes) Page 8 Introduction to transition Page 9 New teacher’s name and space for a photo/ drawing Page 10 A note from new teacher (to be completed by the teacher) Pages 11 - 13 Introducing the staff (space for photos and notes to be completed by the Year Group staff) Page 14 For photos/ drawings of a new classroom Page 15 New Classroom scavenger hunt activity Pages 16 - 18 For photos/ drawings of the areas in the new year group (playground, toilets, lunch trolley, etc.) Page 19 Things that will stay the same in the new year group (to be completed with the pupil) Page 20 Things that will be different in the new year group (to be completed with the pupil) Page 21 Blank page Page 22 Closing page Page 23 Credits page For most pupils, transition to a new Year group is an exciting time. For some, however, it can be worrying and unsettling. This booklet is created to be used in KS1 and KS2. Teachers and teaching assistants work on completing the booklet together with their pupils, once completed - the book can be used as a Transition Social Story. The document is in .pdf format and not editable. 23 pages included.
TOWN MAP Templates (directions, places, French)
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TOWN MAP Templates (directions, places, French)

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Town Map Templates (directions, places, French) A set of 15 (a mixture of colour and black and white) town maps to be used for a variety of purposes: great for teaching prepositions, places in town, giving directions in English, French or any other language. The maps come with various icons for students to label themselves. I have also included a few blank black and white versions to create their own maps. Thank you for your interest. Please drop me an email if you need anything changing or adding, I always reply promptly. Hoppy Times
Volcanoes Lesson
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Volcanoes Lesson

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A Geography/ Natural Disasters PowerPoint lesson and 3 Activity Sheets on the topic of Volcanoes. The 16 Slide PowerPoint teaches pupils about what volcanoes are, how they are formed, their main types (shield, cinder cone, composite), the ring of fire and reasons why people choose to live near them. A lot of opportunities for active learning; questioning and discussions; links to amazing footage. All the text is editable so that you can tailor it to the needs of your class! Suitable for KS2/ lower KS3 I welcome any suggestions! My email address can be found on the last page of each resource. Please consider leaving a review if you enjoy the resource. Thank you for your interest, Hoppy Times :)
SPaG Sentence Openers Lesson (-ing starters)
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SPaG Sentence Openers Lesson (-ing starters)

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Up for your consideration is a PowerPoint lesson introducing ING SENTENCE OPENERS. Contains the warm up activity, rules for adding the ing openers, practice and independent work slides. .ppt format. Most text is editable. 16 slides including the credits slide. Thank you for having a look! Hoppy Times
Year 3 / 4 Common Exception Words Spelling Activities (Set 2)
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Year 3 / 4 Common Exception Words Spelling Activities (Set 2)

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This is the second set in the series of activities to practise the spellings of Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words. The activities in this set are based on the 10 words of the list - build, busy ( business), calendar, caught, centre, century, certain, circle, complete, consider. The activities include : page 1 - mini word lists page 2 - Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check activity pages 3 -8 - Word flash cards (2 per page of A4) pages 9 - 10 - Word search (with answers) page 11 - Make a sentence activity page 12 - Circle it! activity page 13 - Spelling Rainbow activity page 14 - credits This set is part of a Bundle If you like the quality of my work, please consider leaving a rating/ review. Thank you for your interest in my products. Hoppy Times
Boggle Word Games
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Boggle Word Games

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Boggle Word Games. 20 in total. Suitable for KS1 and KS2 Give players time (2-3 minutes) to find as many words on the grid of mixed up letters as they can. Students record their words (response sheet included) and score points depending on how many letters the word has. The longer the word, the more points it scores. Great for morning starters, transition or end of day times. 23 pages in total (cover page, 20 boggle games, recording sheet, Hoppy Times t&c page). The file is in .pdf and can not be edited. Thank you for your interest!
6 Maths Murder Mystery Bundle (KS2 Revision, SATs)
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6 Maths Murder Mystery Bundle (KS2 Revision, SATs)

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Save ££ and buy all my Murder Mysteries as a bundle. Make revision fun solving these mini Maths murder mysteries. Included: Fractions murder mystery Addition and subtraction murder mystery Telling time murder mystery plus 3 mysteries which cover a number of topics - four operations, worded problems, times tables, coordinates, missing numbers, etc. Thank you for your interest!
SPaG Posters (Year 1 KS1 grammar)
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SPaG Posters (Year 1 KS1 grammar)

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The resource follows the National Curriculum guidelines for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar in KS1 (Year 1) This set will give you everything you need for your SPaG wall. Included are 13 posters, 16 terminology cards + a bonus (Year1 common exception words cards)! Posters: punctuation (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark); suffixes (-er, -ed, -ing); prefixes (-un); joining sentences with and; alphabet; capital letters; nouns; nouns singular and plural; verbs; adjectives; sentences; punctuation in a sentence. Terminology cards: letter, word, singular, plural, adjective, noun, suffix, sentence, punctuation, prefix, capital letter, question mark, full stop, exclamation mark, verb. The resource is colourfully illustrated and contains simple wording in explanations. Can be printed as A4 or A3 (just change the settings on your Print page). The posters can also be scaled down (choose Multiple on the Print page) and used as reference cards - the choice is yours! Thank you for interest in my products! Hoppy Times
Year 3 / 4 Common Exception Words Spelling Activities (Set 1)
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Year 3 / 4 Common Exception Words Spelling Activities (Set 1)

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This is the first set in the series of activities to practise the spellings of Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words. The activities in this set are based on the first 10 words of the list - accidentally, actually, address, answer, appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, breath, breathe. The activities include : page 1 - mini word lists page 2 - Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check activity pages 3 -7 - Word flash cards (2 per page of A4) pages 8 - 9 - Word search (with answers) page 10 - Make a sentence activity page 11 - 12 - Missing words activity (with answers) page 13 - iPad spelling activity page 14 - credits This resource is part of the BUNDLE If you like the quality of my work, please consider leaving a rating/ review. Thank you for your interest in my products. Hoppy Times
Cause and Effect Word Mat
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Cause and Effect Word Mat

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A handy word mat full of useful phrases to help your students make their own Cause and Effect sentences. Just print and laminate for durability. Four colour combinations. 5 pages in total including my credits page. Thank you for your interest! Hoppy Times
FREE Column Addition / Subtraction Posters
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FREE Column Addition / Subtraction Posters

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Two posters illustrating column addition and subtraction without exchange. Extra versions included with different wording instead of "no exchange" - "no regrouping", "no carry over", "no borrowing". A4 size, can be printed larger with no quality lost, can also be scaled down and used as reference cards. Thank you for your interest in my products, Hoppy Times