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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
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 :)
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
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
8 TRANSITION  ACTIVITIES New Class
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8 TRANSITION ACTIVITIES New Class

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8 activities to be used during beginning of the new school year /transition period. Suitable for KS1/ KS2 Activity 1 - About me page template (to colour and fill in) Activity 2 - Find someone who bingo page Activity 3 - About me passport page (fill in activity) Activity 4 - About me shield page (to colour and fill in) Activity 5 - About me bunting/flag page (to colour and fill in) Activity 6 - How well do you know your teacher? (quiz) Activity 7 - I Spy in the classroom (classroom hunt using the alphabet) Activity 8 - Birthday Cards templates (decorate a card for your classmate’s birthday) Thank you for your interest! Hoppy Times
Animal Diets Science Activity
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Animal Diets Science Activity

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Animal Diets Science Activity (carnivore, herbivore, omnivore) A cut and paste activity to help children learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and their diets by using the descriptions underneath the pictures to sort the animals into 3 categories. * 18 real life animal photos, two versions included - with and without animal diets descriptions. The latter can be used for more able students to research on the Internet, in books, etc. Most photos also show animal teeth so the pupils can use them as well as the information about animal diets to sort them accordingly. * Worksheet to cut and paste your answers on to. * Black and white version of the pictures to save on ink. Thank you for your interest. Hoppy Times
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!
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. 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!
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 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
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.