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Super Summer
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Super Summer

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This 12 slide PowerPoint highlights some of the super characteristics of summer. I have included photographs and videos providing visual aids to celebrate this wonderful time of year. The rhyming descriptions throughout the PowerPoint complement the photographs. This resource would be a great introduction to the summer season and could lead into a piece of writing about a summer holiday or a particular aspect of the summer season. The language can be adapted to cater for the needs of your children. The children could use cameras to take photographs or draw to illustrate their writing. I’ve included Otis Redding’s ‘Dock of the Bay’ on slide 1.
Recycling
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Recycling

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Powerpoint containing 27 slides. Updated to include a Reggie and Ruby’s bright idea. ‘One Planet Earth’ Global set of colours for recycling. This resource introduces different materials that can be recycled. I have designed Reggie Robot to help to engage children with recycling rubbish and also to hopefully simplify the process by matching Reggie’s rubbish collectors to the colours of the outside bins at home. The first step to ‘recycle right’ is to put things in the right bin. The resource has been designed using the colours of Manchester City Council bins but can easily be edited to match any outside bins to the colours of Reggie’s rubbish collectors… The children can engage in a sorting rubbish game. Slide 9 revisits the mathematical language, most and least. The PowerPoint has 27 slides and talks about the the importance of recycling and includes photographs of both natural and man made materials. I have tried to make the resource as simple as possible so that children in the upper stages of reception and in Key stage 1 will be able to engage with it. Early introduction to recycling is so important. The resource includes the potential to extend learning or simplify further. Finally, there is an inspiration to design and invent, I hope you and the children enjoy it.
Little Red Riding Hood
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Little Red Riding Hood

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A traditional story with a new twist at the end. 17 slide PowerPoint, ‘ebook’ style. A little animation included. Real photographs of appropriate settings used as background to the slides. There is an introduction to ‘stanger danger’ and ‘bullying’. Lots of opportunities to ask who, what, when, where and why questions.
Mrs Muddle Makes a Magic Potion
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Mrs Muddle Makes a Magic Potion

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Mrs Muddle goes on an Autumn walk and collects pieces of nature along the way. She then makes a ‘Magic Potion.’ This PowerPoint has 18 slides and is an early years resource. It is interactive and engaging. I have aimed to show Autumn in all its glory and have included a little magic for halloween. There are who, what and where questions and an opportunity to look at some positional language. The photographs highlight Autumn colours and nightime and daytime skies. Enjoy!
Wonderful Winter
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Wonderful Winter

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A rhyming account of all the wonders of winter. The PowerPoint has 15 slides and contains effects that you need to press play for on slides: 4, 5 and 10. There is a song to dance to on slide 13 and then Aulde Lang Syne on slide 15. This resource can easily be extended or simplified to cater for the needs of your children. There are lots of opportunities to ask who, what, when and why questions. Older children can consider metaphoric phrases and also things that are natural and things that are man made. I wish you all a lovely Christmas with your families and a happy, healthy 2021.
Sammy's Mystery Trip
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Sammy's Mystery Trip

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This resource is all about a trip to the zoo. It is ideal for encouraging the use of animal sounds and the language big, small, bigger and smaller. It is an inclusive, interactive resource and there is an introduction to the ‘Who am I game’ at the end. Hope you enjoy.
Sammy's Great Day
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Sammy's Great Day

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21 slide PowerPoint, ebook style. This resource is all about routines and things that you do at different times of the day. It introduces a sense of time. There are many opportunities to ask who, what, where and when questions. This resource could also be a good introduction to a pet topic.
Baby Becca Goes to Hospital
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Baby Becca Goes to Hospital

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This 16 sllide PowerPoint is all about Baby Becca needing to go to hospital. It shows, using photographs of a real hospital (Wythenshawe,) the measures currently in place. There are opportunities to ask who, what, where and why questions aswell as opening discussion about feelings.
Pamela Pig has Lost her Oink
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Pamela Pig has Lost her Oink

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This resource is all about a young pig called Pamela who thinks she has lost her oink. Onomatopoeias feature thoughout. Specifically the resource is to introduce farm animals and assist learning of phase 1 phonics also an introduction to initial sounds in words (phase 2 phonics). There are baby animals included in this resource featuring ‘new life’ at the beginning of Spring. I have included lots of questions throughout the PowerPoint but there are also lots of opportunities to ask more who, what, where and why questions. I hope you and the children enjoy it. A big thank you to Reddish Vale Farm Stockport for allowing me to use the photographs that I took of their gorgeous animals, all of which were taken at the farm with the exception of the ducks which was taken on a lovely walk around Fog Lane Park, Manchester.
Spectacular Spring
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Spectacular Spring

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This 18 slide PowerPoint highlights the ‘Spectacular’ signs of Spring. I have included photographs taken in and around Wythenshawe and a video providing audial and visual aids to celebrate this wonderful time of year. The rhyming string throughout the PowerPoint complements the photographs. This resource would be a great introduction to a nature sound walk for children in early years and a visual aid introducing signs of Spring. The language can be adapted to cater for the needs of your children. Metaphors have been used throughout the poem which would be a great introduction to poetry for older children and also to introduce the use of cameras to capture the beauty of nature.
The Flight of the Butterfly - (Lifecycles)
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The Flight of the Butterfly - (Lifecycles)

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This is an 18 slide PowerPoint introducing the lifecycle of the butterfly. I have included some photographs and videos of the butterfly lifecycle that I observed from when my baby caterpillars arrived to the spectacular metamorphisis into the butterflies’. Alongside the photographs is a poem describing the different stages i.e. the egg, the caterpillar to the chrysalis and then the butterfly’s first flight. The language can easily be adapted to cater for the ages and needs of your children. It could be a starter for a piece of writing, ‘What happens next to the Butterfly?’ I have included some ideas for creative activities for younger children and there are lots of opportunities to ask what, where and why questions.