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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 6 PPT and Assessment: Active and Passive Sentences
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Year 6 PPT and Assessment: Active and Passive Sentences

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 6 sentence objective requiring pupils to understand the use of the passive to affect the presentation of information in a sentence. 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 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
EAL Starter Flashcards: School
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EAL Starter Flashcards: School

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A set of flashcards containing vocabulary linked to school. Suitable for EAL /ESL beginners who are in the early stages of learning English as a second language.This flashcard set can be used to help newcomers 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 grouped so that teachers can focus on one set of words at a time. Pages containing empty 2 by 2 grids are included which can be used to help organise flashcards for a fun game of bingo.
EAL / ESL Beginners PPT Book Set
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EAL / ESL Beginners PPT Book Set

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A selection of ten PowerPoint books which are designed to introduce EAL newcomers to basic vocabulary and sentence structures. These books are suitable for new arrivals or pupils who are in the early stages of learning English. The books are designed to help new starters develop basic word recognition and explore patterns of language. The PPT book titles are: • At the Farm • Colours • Feelings • Fruit • Greetings • In the Jungle • Pets • Things we do at School • Things we use at School • Vegetables These books may be shared within a group or used on a 1 to 1 basis.
Bonfire Night Poem - Remember, remember the 5th of November: PPT, poem and worksheets
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Bonfire Night Poem - Remember, remember the 5th of November: PPT, poem and worksheets

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Ideas for using the traditional poem ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November. Ideal for studying Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot UK traditions or as part of a topic on The Stuarts. 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 ; 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 questions and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to summarising and expressing opinion.
Spooky Poems for KS1: Halloween Bundle
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Spooky Poems for KS1: Halloween Bundle

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Ideas for using two traditional poems ‘ TheHairy 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: A PPT for each poem which contains: the poem; 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 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.
Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Commas in lists
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Year 2 SPAG PPT and Assessment: Commas in lists

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A PPT based lesson linked to the statutory Year 2 punctuation objective requiring pupils to understand commas to separate items in a list. 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 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.
Year 3 and 4 Spelling Pack
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Year 3 and 4 Spelling Pack

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This spelling pack contains a range of resources to help teach the spellings and spelling rules for years 3 and 4 as detailed in Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum for English: • A suggested teaching sequence dividing the year 3 and 4 words into terms to ensure coverage • A PPT containing a range of spelling tasks to help pupils learn their set spellings • Word Lists containing sets of the year 3 and 4 statutory and example spellings. These can be given to pupils or enlarged to create posters • Look Cover Write Check sheets containing statutory and example spellings • PPTs with the example words for year 3 and 4 accompanied by rules and guidance • Dictation sentences containing statutory and example spellings
Twas the Night Before Christmas PPT, poem and worksheets
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Twas the Night Before Christmas PPT, poem and worksheets

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Ideas for using the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’. Ideal for teachers exploring Christmas themed poetry with their pupils, or discussing Christmas traditions. 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 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 expressing opinion.
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.
Year 3 and 4 Spelling Rules PPT
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Year 3 and 4 Spelling Rules PPT

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The spelling rules from English appendix 1 for years 3 and 4 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.
Year 2 SPAG PPT Bundle
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Year 2 SPAG PPT Bundle

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A pack of ten Power Points linked to the specific national curriculum objectives for year 2 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. Also includes short assessment tests each containing five SATs style questions linked to year group objectives with accompanying answer sheets.
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 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.