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Hoppy Times

A qualified teacher with a BA (Hons) in English and French, and over 10 years experience teaching in the UK and abroad. Currently working in KS2. Recommended author of fun colourful resources to support different areas of KS2 curriculum.

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A qualified teacher with a BA (Hons) in English and French, and over 10 years experience teaching in the UK and abroad. Currently working in KS2. Recommended author of fun colourful resources to support different areas of KS2 curriculum.
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.
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.
Football /WORLD CUP Maths Murder Mystery
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Football /WORLD CUP Maths Murder Mystery

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Football / World Cup Maths Murder Mystery - great for revision, end of year, football lovers. Suitable and differentiated for KS2. Topics included - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurement (time, perimeter), fractions, square numbers, etc. Celebrate the coming World Cup with this fun and engaging activity. Answers included on the last page. Please feel free to browse my other murder mysteries: Addition and Subtraction Telling time General Revision General Revision Fractions General Revision Halloween
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 :)
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
Outstanding MODAL VERBS Lesson for SPaG, English or Grammar KS2
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Outstanding MODAL VERBS Lesson for SPaG, English or Grammar KS2

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This is the PowerPoint of a lesson that got an outstanding during the last Ofsted inspection. 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. Thank you for your interest! Hoppy Times
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 :)
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 :)
Complete Set Year 3/4 Common Exception Words Spelling Activities
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Complete Set Year 3/4 Common Exception Words Spelling Activities

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Please note, I am in the process of redesigning the bundle, so sets 1, 2 and 3 will appear different to the other sets. You are welcome to redownload the bundle once I’ve updated the design on all the sets. This bundle contains all of my 10 sets of Year 3/4 Common Exception Words Spelling Activities. Each set has at least 5 spelling activities plus a mini spelling list and word cards. Please view each set individually to know more. If you want to check the quality of my work, please download set 1 for free by following the link https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-3-4-common-exception-words-spelling-activities-set-1-11657367 If you have a suggestion or spotted a mistake, please do not hesitate to send me an email which is included at the end of each set. Thank you for your interest in my products! Hoppy Times
RE ADVENT Lesson PPT/ activities/ worksheet (Christmas)
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RE ADVENT Lesson PPT/ activities/ worksheet (Christmas)

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A PowerPoint lesson introducing children to Advent and exploring the symbolism behind it. The slides will take your pupils on an exciting journey exploring the origins of Advent and what makes it important to Christians. The PowerPoint included information on the Advent season; advent calendars; christingles; advent wreaths and candles; There are 3 activities included in the lesson: 1. Sequencing the story of Jesus' birth. 2. Exploring the events the local churches hold during Advent. 3. Watching a video about Papa Panov. There is an independent worksheet that asks the children to circle the symbols of Advent and write a paragraph describing their feelings (anticipation) during the season. Suitable for KS2
McDonald's Menu Maths (money, decimals)
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McDonald's Menu Maths (money, decimals)

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A great set to enhance your Maths lessons on addition, decimals, money and worded problems. Activities suitable for KS2 Years 4 - 6. All prices are shown in £ (e.g. £1.35) Page 1 - Cover Page Page 2 - McDonald's Menu Page 3 - 5 Activities (find the price from the menu; compare the prices using < = >; add up the totals for the order; worded problems, e.g. Choose a drink and a side dish, how much would you pay altogether?) Page 6 - Credits Page *Please note, all images were found on websites that allow free commercial usage and sharing.
Science Food Chain Sorting Cards
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Science Food Chain Sorting Cards

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Great activity for studying Food Chains. Real life photos of animals and plants. 28 cards in total. Can be sorted into producers/ consumers; omnivores/ carnivores/ herbivores; food chains. Tip: why not let the students have a competition and build the longest food chain?! Images included: tuna fish zebra arctic cod slug shrimp shrew shark seal red fox rattlesnake rabbit polar bear plankton owl oak leaf mouse lion human hawk green plant grass frog earthworm dead leaves cow caterpillar blue tit + sun, food chain Just print them off, cut into little cards and laminate for durability. Enjoy!
Fronted Adverbials Lesson (English, SPaG)
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Fronted Adverbials Lesson (English, SPaG)

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Fronted Adverbials Lesson (English, SPaG) An introductory PowerPoint lesson on fronted adverbials. Children go on a journey with Harry Potter characters and recap what makes a sentence a sentence; how we can extend sentences; what an adverbial is; what makes an adverbial a fronted adverbial and how to punctuate it. A few practice pages also included. Can be used as a whole lesson. Suitable for KS2 Fully editable text to tailor to the needs of your class.
ADVERBS of Time, Manner, Place SORTING ACTIVITY
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ADVERBS of Time, Manner, Place SORTING ACTIVITY

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A simple sorting activity on adverbs. Children learn that adverbs not only tell us "How?" (-ly), but also "Where?" and "When?". Adverbs of intensity / degree are not included in this word sort. The worksheet is merely to introduce students to a wider range of adverbs. Please leave feedback if you are happy with the product. Thank you.