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My shop provides resources to help support the teaching of reading, writing and speaking and listening at primary level. I am an educational author and an experienced primary school teacher. I aim to produce flexible, adaptable, easy to use resources which meet the requirements of the national curriculum and help pupils to develop their literacy skills.
Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rules PPT
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Year 5 and 6 Spelling Rules PPT

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The spelling rules from the National Curriculum in English Appendix 1 for years 5 and 6 transferred to a PPT. Useful for whole class exploration and discussion. A blank ‘Look Cover Write Check’ sheet is also provided for pupils to practise spellings as needed.
The Tyger:  PPT, poem and worksheets for KS2
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The Tyger: PPT, poem and worksheets for KS2

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Ideas for using the poem 'The Tyger' by William Blake with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains: * A useful PPT which contains: the poem; an accompanying glossary; background information about the poem and the poet; ideas for independent work, discussion questions and follow-up activities. * A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to 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 poet's use of language and requires pupils to express their opinion.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Subordination and Co-ordination
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Subordination and Co-ordination

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand subordination (using when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (using or, and, but). The PPT contains a variety of examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment Pack: Suffixes
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment Pack: Suffixes

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Three PPT based lessons linked to the statutory Year 2 word objectives requiring pupils to understand: Formation of nouns using suffixes such as –ness, –er Formation of adjectives using suffixes such as –ful, –less Use of the suffixes –er, –est in adjectives and the use of –ly to turn adjectives into adverbs The PPTs contain explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion. In addition, short assessment tests containing five SATs style questions linked to each objective are included with accompanying answer sheets.
Year 6 SPAG Bundle
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Year 6 SPAG Bundle

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A pack of nine PowerPoints linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 6 vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Each PowerPoint contains a whole lesson which includes: an explanation of the terminology a text containing examples linked to the vocabulary, grammar or punctuation objective. an exercise for pupils to complete. opportunities for pupils to discuss and reflect on what they have learnt. Also includes short assessment tests each containing five SATs style questions linked to year group objectives with accompanying answer sheets.
Year 4 SPAG: Inverted Commas
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Year 4 SPAG: Inverted Commas

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 punctuation objective requiring pupils to understand the ‘use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.’ The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Expanded noun phrases
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Expanded noun phrases

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand the use of expanded noun phrases for description and specification. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 5 SPAG Bundle
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Year 5 SPAG Bundle

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A pack of eight Power Points linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 5 vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Each Power Point contains: * an explanation of the terminology * a text containing examples linked to the vocabulary, grammar or punctuation objective. * a short exercise for pupils to complete. * opportunities for pupils to discuss and reflect on what they have learnt.
Spooky Poems for KS1 Pack
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Spooky Poems for KS1 Pack

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Ideas for using two traditional poems ‘The Hairy Toe’, and ‘In the Dark, Dark Wood’ with KS1. These fun spooky poems are ideal for teachers exploring scary poetry with their pupils. Great for Halloween! Useful for whole class guided reading sessions, literacy lessons or topic work. The pack contains: * Useful PPTs which contain: the poems; supporting visual images; background information about the poems; ideas for independent work; discussion and follow-up activities. * Copies of the poems. Useful for pupils to make annotations or highlight. * Two differentiated worksheets to accompany each poem.
Year 2 SPaG PPT and Assessment: Apostrophes
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Year 2 SPaG PPT and Assessment: Apostrophes

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 punctuation requiring pupils to understand the use of apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Demarcating Sentences
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Demarcating Sentences

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 punctuation requiring pupils to understand the use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 5 SPAG: Verb Prefixes
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Year 5 SPAG: Verb Prefixes

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 word objective requiring pupils to explore verb prefixes. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Sentence Types
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Sentence Types

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand how the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function as a statement, question, exclamation or command. The PPT contains explanation, examples and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion. In addition, a short assessment test containing five SATs style questions linked to the objective is included with an accompanying answer sheet.
Year 3 SPAG PPT: Using A or An
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Year 3 SPAG PPT: Using A or An

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 word objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Use of the forms a or an according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel’. The PPT contains an explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Leisure by W.H.Davies: PPT, poem and worksheets
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Leisure by W.H.Davies: PPT, poem and worksheets

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Ideas for using the poem 'Leisure’ by W.H.Davies with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers studying classic poetry with their pupils or exploring poetry about nature. The content is suitable for one or two lessons. The resource contains: * A useful PPT which contains: the poem; supporting visual images; background information about the poem and the poet; ideas for independent work, discussion and follow-up activities. * A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to 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 the poet's use of language and opinion.
Year 5 SPAG PPT: Adverbs of Possibility
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Adverbs of Possibility

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