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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.

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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 SPAG PPT: Cohesion
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Year 5 SPAG PPT: Cohesion

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 5 text objective requiring pupils to explore the use of ‘devices to build cohesion within a paragraph’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
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.
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 4 SPAG: Fronted Adverbials
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YEAR 4 SPAG: Fronted Adverbials

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand ‘fronted adverbials’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion
Year 4 SPAG Bundle
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Year 4 SPAG Bundle

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A pack of nine Power Points linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 4 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.
Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Hyphens
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Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Hyphens

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 punctuation objective requiring pupils to understand how hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity. 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.
EAL Flashcards: School
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EAL Flashcards: School

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A set of flashcards containing vocabulary linked to school. Suitable for newly arrived pupils who are in the beginning stages of learning English as a second language.This flashcard set can be used to help pupils memorise over 60 key words. To increase versatility, the set contains separate cards featuring both pictures and words. Cards are colour coded enabling them to be organised into sets. Pages containing empty 2 by 2 grids are included which can be used to help organise flashcards for a fun game of bingo.
Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Cohesive devices
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Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Cohesive devices

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 text objective requiring pupils to understand how ideas may be linked across paragraphs using a range of cohesive devices. 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 1 PPT Lesson: Demarcating sentences
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Year 1 PPT Lesson: Demarcating sentences

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 1 punctuation objective requiring that pupils be introduced to 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.
Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Colons, Semi-colons and Bullet Points in Lists
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Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Colons, Semi-colons and Bullet Points in Lists

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 punctuation objectives requiring pupils to understand the use of colons, semi-colons and bullet points in lists. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities 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 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Formal and Informal Sentence Structure
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Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Formal and Informal Sentence Structure

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand the difference between structures typical of informal speech and structures appropriate for formal speech and writing. [for example, the use of subjunctive forms and question tags). The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities 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.
Overheard on a Saltmarsh: PPT, poem and worksheets
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Overheard on a Saltmarsh: PPT, poem and worksheets

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Ideas for using the poem 'Overheard on a Saltmarsh’ by Harold Monro with KS2 pupils. Ideal for teachers exploring classic poetry with their pupils. Great for whole class guided reading sessions. 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 the poet’s use of language, prediction and writing in the style of the poet.
Year 3 SPAG: Forming nouns using prefixes
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Year 3 SPAG: Forming nouns using prefixes

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 3 word objective requiring pupils to understand the ‘formation of nouns using a range of prefixes’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
Year 3 SPAG bundle
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Year 3 SPAG bundle

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A pack of eight Power Points linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 3 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.
Year 4 SPAG PPT: Pronouns and Cohesion
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Year 4 SPAG PPT: Pronouns and Cohesion

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 4 text objective requiring pupils to understand ‘Appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition’. The PPT contains explanation, examples, activities and exercises as well as opportunities for discussion.
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 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Formal and Informal Vocabulary
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Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Formal and Informal Vocabulary

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 word objective requiring pupils to understand the difference between vocabulary typical of informal speech and vocabulary appropriate for formal speech and writing. 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 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Layout Devices
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Year 6 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Layout Devices

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 text objective requiring pupils to understand the use of layout devices. 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.