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Fun Christmas resources at amazing, low prices! Click "Newest" on relevance options to see them all. I offer fun and inspiring poetry-writing frames with exciting themes; also rhymes, pictures and other language-stretchers. Also support resources for phonics, reading, grammar and spelling. Level mainly primary. Illustrations hand-drawn. Topics include dragons, castles, space, mini-beasts, woods, jungle, sea, lights, colours, sounds and seasons.

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Fun Christmas resources at amazing, low prices! Click "Newest" on relevance options to see them all. I offer fun and inspiring poetry-writing frames with exciting themes; also rhymes, pictures and other language-stretchers. Also support resources for phonics, reading, grammar and spelling. Level mainly primary. Illustrations hand-drawn. Topics include dragons, castles, space, mini-beasts, woods, jungle, sea, lights, colours, sounds and seasons.
Christmas Rhyme Bank for Song or Poem
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Christmas Rhyme Bank for Song or Poem

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The 30 rhyming words on this sheet can be used for building a class Christmas song, poem or presentation. It can also be used to support individual efforts. Use flexibly, adapting to fit themes and phrasing preferences. Remind children to keep the rhyming words at the ends of the lines, with their other words before them, leading up. Show them how to clap or tap a foot to ensure a regular, punchy rhythm throughout. Easy and harder words to choose from. Help children think up others too. Finally - have fun!
Being kind - PSHE/literacy sheet + examples
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Being kind - PSHE/literacy sheet + examples

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Being kind is - this opening phrase invites examples, which children can think up individually, following class discussion. The writing sheet rounds off with a simile: Kindness is like … - the more the better. An example of a completed version of the sheet is provided for teacher and pupil guidance. Recommended for Yrs 4-6 (ages 8-11).
Fireworks go - creative writing frame: Yrs 2-4
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Fireworks go - creative writing frame: Yrs 2-4

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This is a simple, yet highly versatile and attractive poem frame, excitingly illustrated and set out, motivating young writers of all confidence levels to put pen to paper and stretch their creative writing skills. As the accompanying Guide Sheet shows, there is more than one way of responding to the line starter: "Fireworks go - ". They can go popping, fizzing, whizzing, flashing and a whole lot more - with adverbs perhaps (noisily, crazily, etc.) Or they can go "Pop! Fizz! Whiz! Flash!.. That is, onomatopoeia and direct action words with exclamation marks can also be used. Able writers could even put two together, e.g. “Crash-bang!” or “Zoom-Whiz!” Yet another approach would be to write directions on the given lines, e.g. “Fireworks go up and away, far and wide, round in loops, over the rooftops…”
Dragon's Menu - food fun + alliteration sandwiched together for Ys2-6
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Dragon's Menu - food fun + alliteration sandwiched together for Ys2-6

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Teachers on Toast or Catastrophe Curry? What delicious, disgusting, dangerous, dreadful dishes will your class place on this alliteration-focused menu? Don’t worry, though, it’s for dragons only: humans aren’t allowed in dragon cafes - except on plates, possibly. A great end-of-term slot-filler, combining fun with literacy development, creativity, humour and the promotion of class-harmony.
Sun & Cloud Writing Sheets + Rhymes + Guidance Sheet, EYFS/Yr1
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Sun & Cloud Writing Sheets + Rhymes + Guidance Sheet, EYFS/Yr1

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Sunshine and clouds are the focus of this 4-sheet pack. The illustrated writing sheets - or picture poems - provide attractive and accessible means for children to develop their writing and phonics skills, also spurring creativity and stretching active vocabulary. There are colouring opportunities too. The accompanying rhymes can be chanted, clapped, swayed to or enacted, and are recommended (on the Guidance Sheet) as warm-up activities. The Guidance Sheet offers lists of prompt ideas for each writing sheet, with development suggestions for the cloud one. Suggested preparatory activities are also included. The sheets are hand-illustrated and home-produced, rather than machine-perfect. All sheets are black-and-white, PDF.
3 PSHE/Literacy Writing Frames for thoughts + feelings
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3 PSHE/Literacy Writing Frames for thoughts + feelings

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These 3 writing frames will help pupils of upper primary age and above to think out and express their thoughts and feelings. They are therapeutic activities , attractively set out, which develop personal and social skills as well as expressive writing. Examples for guidance are provided with each.
FIREWORKS picture-poems for EY/KS1, easier + harder versions
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FIREWORKS picture-poems for EY/KS1, easier + harder versions

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These attractive firework sheets will instantly enthuse your Early Years or KS1 class. There’s lots to colour and big, clear lines for having a go at a describing word or more for them. The easier version has one line: “Fireworks are …” ; the harder version has four lines, for 6 describing words and a simile - “They are as bright as…”. Able Yr 2s will want a more challenging format, not available here, or could write their own ideas and verses on the back of the sheet. poem frames Fireworks are exciting to write about, with action, colour, noise and the dark night to think about. Describing word examples for fireworks: sparkly, hot, fast, noisy, scary, beautiful, colourful, dazzling, booming, crashing, smoky, fun, whizzy, twinkly, gliding, shooting, mysterious, sprinkly, red, purple (and other colours), luminous, dangerous, spectacular, bright, popping, zipping, whirly, shiny, exciting. They are as bright as -stars, jewels, rubies, diamonds, fountains, sequins,lightning, candles, computer screens, crowns, necklaces. Used successfully in many classes.
Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4
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Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4

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This intriguingly illustrated sheet sets children dreaming, and the simple line starters prompt them to think up words for their thoughts. Extra-keen writers can add further description about the sea - and anything else related - on the wavy lines below. An example version, showing just one of the infinite ways the poem could be written, is supplied on a separate sheet. Prepare your class by studying and discussing sea flora and fauna, treasure and detritus, mythical creatures and characters, and sounds, shapes and colours, too. Consider caves, sand and rocks, the rusty remains of ancient shipwrecks, picnic items washed away, bubbles, echoes - all sorts! Build up banks of describing words, imagery, action words and onomatopoeias as you go, but informally, keeping the atmosphere as free as the sea. Alliteration might crop up (e.g. shimmery and shiny) but don’t force it. Let individual creativity flow!
KS2 CITY LIGHTS Poetry-Writing Frame + Warm-Up  Sheet + Teacher's Guide,
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KS2 CITY LIGHTS Poetry-Writing Frame + Warm-Up Sheet + Teacher's Guide,

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This intriguing poetry-writing theme, and the accessible, attractive worksheets, will motivate writers of all ability to think up imaginative description and similes. The Ideas Sheet, titled ‘City Lights’, is fun to use, with a spider diagram and scattered lines for adjectives and images. The poem frame, titled ‘Night Lights’, has plentiful space for writing, with clear, supporting structure, though able writers may prefer to use it as a launch pad for an individual approach. Both sheets are excitingly illustrated, with details to spark ideas. The Guide provides prompt suggestions for each and development ideas for the poem. The resource is home-produced and has been successfully used with Yr 3-6 classes. Black and white, PDF.
BANG! Noisy Writing Sheets: fireworks, giants + more!
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BANG! Noisy Writing Sheets: fireworks, giants + more!

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Whole school literacy fun with scope for onomatopoeia, sound similes and descriptions, and colouring too. Fireworks, giants + school sounds abound in these 7 attractively illustrated and presented writing sheets for KS1+KS2. (One of these resources contains 2 sheets, and two contain guidance notes.)
Bonanza of Creepy Crawly Rhymes + Picture-Poem Frames (7 activities), guided
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Bonanza of Creepy Crawly Rhymes + Picture-Poem Frames (7 activities), guided

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This mini-beast feast comprises 10 sheets, including 3 guidance sheets. These contain 3 rhymes to clap, enact, word-swap, perform, sing, inspire writing - Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider respectively - guidance provided below each rhyme; also 4 picture poems to write & colour: Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider x 2 (guidance notes separate). These provide rounded learning experience on mini-beasts, also supporting Literacy and more.
Castle-Themed Literacy Activities + Inspiration - KS1
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Castle-Themed Literacy Activities + Inspiration - KS1

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Bring castles to life for your Infants with this varied mix of fun rhymes, thought-provoking picture-poems, simple reading challenge (on a castle scene) and an atmospheric castle picture (also available separately). The 3 rhymes come with guidance and embellishment tips. The picture-poems comprise a castle picture with lines for describing words, and 3 graded versions of 'In the castle lives a … ghost, king, and other characters.
Dragons! Rhymes, Simple Writing/Colouring Sheets + 6 Crazy Pictures
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Dragons! Rhymes, Simple Writing/Colouring Sheets + 6 Crazy Pictures

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Dragons are fun, exciting and versatile - open to any interpretation while offering thrilling and fascinating features. This bundle of activities and imagination-firing colour-sketches will inspire your children’s creativity, while supporting phonics, language and literacy development - not to mention colour clarifying and rhyme, rhythm and performance development. Recommended for Reception + KS1, while the rhymes and pictures will appeal to older children too.
Fireworks Haiku - frames to complete (Yr 5+)
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Fireworks Haiku - frames to complete (Yr 5+)

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Celebrate Firework Night with magical haiku, written by your class with this guide. Contents: a summary of how the poetic form, haiku, is formed, then four partly written haiku with gaps to complete, with markings to show how many syllables are needed. An example is given alongside each one. Writers are then encouraged to try their own. An attractive, glowing sheet to inspire writers of all confidence levels. Recommended for Yr 5 upwards (age 9 upwards) with support as needed. Haiku are deceptively tricky!
Fireworks Colouring Sheet
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Fireworks Colouring Sheet

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This simple but exciting picture offers infinite scope for colour choices, as young children shade in the firework’s sparks, streaks and curves. There is also the dark sky to consider, and the owl on the branch in the corner, as well as the moon and stars. Critical thinking and a creative approach are called for, and your young artists will learn about fireworks and the world at night as they work.
Fireworks - creative writing/poetry frame:  Yrs 3-5
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Fireworks - creative writing/poetry frame: Yrs 3-5

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Fireworks go whizzing and shooting through the dark, murky sky, one of your pupils might write on this exciting poetry frame. Another might say they go spinning and dazzling or crashing and booming - or even CRASH! and BOOM! - through the deep, mysterious sky or the indigo evening sky. The creative scope offered by the format is open-ended - infinite. After two repeats of this verse format, three thrilling similes are invited: They are as bright as, and as noisy as, but the sky is as dark as… See my simpler fireworks writing sheets too - Fireworks go, and Fireworks, easier and harder.
Birds in Flight Poetry Sheet, 3 grades, guided, KS1
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Birds in Flight Poetry Sheet, 3 grades, guided, KS1

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These inspiring and attractive writing sheets of birds in flight (3 graded versions) will enthuse your independent and emergent writers. After a stimulating input - watching birds, flying like birds yourselves and building a word-bank of action and describing words for them, they’ll love choosing their favourites to write on the flowing, wavy lines. There’s plenty of colouring to do, too. The Guide sheet offers handy ideas to bring in. Supports bird migration, autumn and journeys themes.
Alien creative writing sheet (easier version)
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Alien creative writing sheet (easier version)

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Children of all ages will love thinking up feature ideas for an alien, and independent writers will be keen to fill up the lines of this sheet with their descriptions. Are the alien’s eyes rolling, red, twinkly as stars, or different again? Could its skin be soggy, spiky, scorching as desert sand or covered in green hair, perhaps? Discuss possibilities with the class to unlock minds, and let each read out a line afterwards. See my other free alien writing sheet too, which some children will find slightly harder. See also all my other space writing sheets, featuring planets and stars.
Alien Poem Frame, illustrated, Yrs 2-4; Guidance Notes
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Alien Poem Frame, illustrated, Yrs 2-4; Guidance Notes

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A space project is never complete without a few aliens, and children can let their imaginations go wild with this simple writing frame. The starter phrases and illustrations will all trigger ideas, motivating even reluctant writers to have a go. The accompanying sheet of guidance notes provides all sorts of suggestions to prompt for, line by line, should any children be stuck for ideas. Follow-on rhyme ideas are also included in the Guide, with examples. This hand-illustrated, home-produced, black-and-white sheet has been used successfully in classrooms. Recommended especially for Years 2-3.