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Primary Texts provides resources to help support the teaching of reading, writing and speaking and listening at primary level. Resources are flexible, adaptable, easy to use and meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.

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Primary Texts provides resources to help support the teaching of reading, writing and speaking and listening at primary level. Resources are flexible, adaptable, easy to use and meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.
EAL Starter Pack 1: School
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EAL Starter Pack 1: School

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This pack contains a selection of EAL resources suitable for newly arrived KS1 and KS2 pupils with little or no English. The focus for this pack is to help EAL beginners to learn key vocabulary associated with school. The pack almost 50 worksheets with activities linked to more than 60 words. Activities include: Handwriting Drawing Matching pictures and words Multiple choice Simple sentence work The pack also contains a pupil information sheet, a phonics check sheet, pictures of all the referenced vocabulary (which could be enlarged and made into flashcards) and an assessment sheet to help monitor pupil's understanding. The pack is designed to be used flexibly. Teachers can select worksheets as needed to support EAL lessons. Alternatively, teachers could combine all the sheets in the pack to create a workbook of materials which would allow newly arrived EAL learners to work fairly independently with some teacher support and guidance.
The Lake Isle of Innisfree Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities
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The Lake Isle of Innisfree Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities

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A complete lesson based on the poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ by W.B.Yeats. Includes a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. Ideal for studying classic poetry or contrasting localities A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS2. The 11 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to the author’s opinion and use of language.
Year 3 SPAG: Conjunctions of time, place and cause
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Year 3 SPAG: Conjunctions of time, place and cause

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 3 SPAG PPT:  Adverbs of time, place and cause
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Year 3 SPAG PPT: Adverbs of time, place and cause

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘expressing time, place and cause using adverbs. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
The Tyger Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities for KS2
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The Tyger Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities for KS2

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A complete poetry lesson for KS2 based on the poem ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake. Includes a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. Ideal for exploring classic poetry or as a part of a topic on rainforests or predators. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. The 14 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poem and poet • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated comprehension worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to the poet’s use of language and requires pupils to express their opinion.
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets
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In Flanders Fields by John McCrae: PPT, poem and worksheets

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A complete lesson based on the poem 'In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae with PPT presentation, comprehension tasks and follow-up speaking and writing activities. Ideal for studying classic poetry, Remembrance Day or World War One. Suitable for KS2. The PPT could easily be adapted for use in an assembly. The 11 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to exploring viewpoint, the poet’s use of language and finding evidence.
Jabberwocky : PPT, Poem and Worksheets
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Jabberwocky : PPT, Poem and Worksheets

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A complete poetry lesson for KS2 based on the poem ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. Includes PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Ideal for exploring classic and nonsense poetry. Great for vocabulary work and encouraging students to decipher word meanings through context. Also includes guidance for three follow-up activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. The 16 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up poetry perfomance and writing activities The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains straightforward literal questions and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to the poet’s use of language and a task requiring students to summarise part of the poem.
In the Dark, Dark Wood Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities
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In the Dark, Dark Wood Poem: PPT, Worksheets and Activities

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A complete lesson based on the poem ‘In the Dark, Dark Wood’ with PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. This fun spooky poem is ideal for teachers exploring scary poetry with their pupils. Great for Halloween! Useful for reading sessions or literacy lessons. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS1. The PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated comprehension worksheets.Worksheet A contains a task to explore pupils’ basic understanding and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to language and expressing opinion.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Parenthesis

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 punctuation objective requiring pupils to explore the use of ‘brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause
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Year 3 SPAG: Prepositions of time, place and cause

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Expressing time, place and cause using prepositions’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Overheard on a Saltmarsh Poem: PPT,  Activities and Worksheets
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Overheard on a Saltmarsh Poem: PPT, Activities and Worksheets

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A complete lesson based on the fantasy poem ‘Overheard on a Saltmarsh’ by Harold Monro. Includes a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks.Also includes guidance for two follow-up activities linked to drama and writing. Ideal for teachers exploring classic poetry. Great for guided or whole class reading sessions and literacy. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS2. The 11 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poet and poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to the poet’s use of language, prediction and writing in the style of the poet.
Limericks by Edward Lear: PPT, poem and worksheets
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Limericks by Edward Lear: PPT, poem and worksheets

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A complete lesson based on a selection of limericks by Edward Lear. Includes PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Ideal for exploring classic and nonsense poetry. Also includes guidance for two follow-up activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. The 12 slide PPT contains: • Limericks with supporting visual images • Background information about limericks and Edward Lear • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up writing activities which support students in creating their own limericks The resource also includes: • A sheet containing three illustrated limericks. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated comprehension worksheets. Worksheet A contains straightforward literal questions and an activity requiring pupils to visualise a limerick and create an illustration. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to vocabulary and a task requiring students to express their opinion.
Nelson Mandela Biography with PPT, Activities and Worksheets
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Nelson Mandela Biography with PPT, Activities and Worksheets

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A biography of Nelson Mandela which includes a PPT, comprehension worksheets and follow up activities. Ideal for studying significant individuals, Black History Month and Mandela Day. Suitable for KS2. This resource includes: • A 14 slide PPT • A paper copy of Nelsons Mandela’s biography • Follow Up Activity 1- Differentiated comprehension questions • Follow Up Activity 2 - Students use pictures to write about key events in Nelson Mandela’s life. • Follow Up Activity 3 - A selection of quotes is provided for students for analysis and discussion. A worksheet for this activity is provided to be used if needed. • Follow – Up Activity 4 – Guidance to help students produce artwork based on the idea of South Africa as a ‘rainbow nation’. A printable is provided to support this work if needed • A PDF of Nelson Mandela quotes which could be used for display • Planning guidance for the provided activities
Year 1 SPAG PPT Lesson: The un- prefix
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Year 1 SPAG PPT Lesson: The un- prefix

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 1 word objective requiring pupils to understand how the prefix un– changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Robert Burns Poem 'My Heart's in the Highlands'  with PPT, Worksheets and Activities
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Robert Burns Poem 'My Heart's in the Highlands' with PPT, Worksheets and Activities

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A complete poetry lesson for KS2 based on the poem ‘My Heart’s in the Highlands’ by Robert Burns. Includes PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Ideal for exploring classic poetry; introducing pupils to the work of Scottish poet Robert Burns and discussing the celebration known as Burns Night. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. The 12 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poem • Discussion questions • Details of follow-up activities. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated comprehension worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to exploring the poet’s use of language and finding textual evidence.
Eal Starter Pack Bundle
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Eal Starter Pack Bundle

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Three packs containing a selection of worksheets to help familiarise new English learners pupils with over 150 key words. Packs include vocabulary linked to school, home and the environment. Over 100 worksheets included!
Daffodils by William Wordsworth: PPT, poem and worksheets
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Daffodils by William Wordsworth: PPT, poem and worksheets

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A complete lesson for KS2 based on the poem ‘Daffodils’ by Williams Wordsworth. Includes a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Also includes guidance for a follow-up writing activity. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils or looking for a spring poem. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. The 10 slide PPT contains: • The poem with supporting visual images • Background information about the poem • Discussion questions • Follow-up writing activity details. The resource also includes: • A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight. • Two differentiated comprehension worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to the author’s opinion and use of language.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Modals
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Modals

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand the use of modal verbs. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.