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Kate Williams

Reduced prices for August on many Bundles! I offer fun and inspiring poetry-writing frames; also rhymes, themed pictures and other imagination triggers and language-stretchers. Support resources for phonics, reading, grammar and spelling also provided. My age range is mainly Early Years, KS1 and KS2. My resources are themed, illustrated, original and home-produced, with guides where applicable.

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Reduced prices for August on many Bundles! I offer fun and inspiring poetry-writing frames; also rhymes, themed pictures and other imagination triggers and language-stretchers. Support resources for phonics, reading, grammar and spelling also provided. My age range is mainly Early Years, KS1 and KS2. My resources are themed, illustrated, original and home-produced, with guides where applicable.
Autumn leaves can be - poem on a leaf sheet + guide

Autumn leaves can be - poem on a leaf sheet + guide

Let creative writing flow like autumn leaves on this curvy leaf picture, with the informal prompts to unlock their imaginations and most expressive vocabulary. The guidance sheet supplies ideas to elicit for each phrase starter, with a recommended warm-up plan below. I use this sheet with Yr 2 upwards, for complete poems and (for older) poetry launch pads, letting children spread their ideas freely over and around the picture, bypassing any starter-phrases they’re less keen on and developing those that catch their imagination. This approach stimulates creativity, builds confidence and nurtures a love of writing, I find. They can then colour around the words. PLEASE NOTE: I drew the sheet by hand and hand-wrote the wavy starter lines, so please don’t expect computer tidiness. The lines are grainy in places, but clear nevertheless. In my experience, children love this sheet.
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Our School - Fun Creative Writing Sheets, Illustrated

Our School - Fun Creative Writing Sheets, Illustrated

Celebrating the school experience, these 4 expressive writing sheets address school activities, dinners, sounds and even pond (real or imaginary), with lively illustrations to spur and inspire. Levels vary, with sheets for Yrs 1-4 approx. overall. Great opportunities for description, imagery, sound-words and also personal thoughts and feelings. The bundle supports both literacy and personal development.
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Flying Away - bird migration poetry sheet + guide

Flying Away - bird migration poetry sheet + guide

This simple illustrated poetry frame celebrates the beauty of birds in flight and the wonders of bird migration. The theme will inspire your children’s imagination and ignite their poetic powers, spurred on by the sketches and line-starters. They’ll love thinking up similes to describe how the birds look and other aspects of them, and also thinking up their own developments and rounding-off line. The accompanying Guide Sheet offers suggestions for each line, in case handy for reading out as examples or prompting for, while encouraging independent thinking and word choices. Recommended for KS2.
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Autumn Leaves Picture Poem Sheets -Yrs 1-3

Autumn Leaves Picture Poem Sheets -Yrs 1-3

Your young writers and emergent writers will feel as free as the sailing autumn leaves as they write on these leaf pictures. Three worksheets: Leaf colour similes, Autumn leaves can be (with guidance sheet) and a simpler version for younger children. The activities will support literacy and your autumn focus simultaneously, also offering scope for colouring.
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Autumn Leaf Picture-Poem Sheet, Yr1

Autumn Leaf Picture-Poem Sheet, Yr1

It’s fun to write your ideas on a picture, and this giant autumn leaf (+ caterpillar) will bring the topic alive for your emergent writers. Examine autumn leaves together first, feeling, smelling, twirling and flying them, and enact their movements too, building descriptive ideas, and simile possibilities for ‘as colourful as…’, then let them write freely on these sheets. They can use the straight lines supplied, and/or other places and angles. Colouring should be AROUND their precious words, of course!
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Jungle Sounds Picture-Poem Sheet - Juniors

Jungle Sounds Picture-Poem Sheet - Juniors

Squeak, howl, roar, rustle - there are countless exciting jungle sounds to pick from, and more to invent, when filling the lines on this lively picture. Hints of creatures and vegetation are sketched around the 12 writing lines to inspire ideas and add to the fun. Start by thinking up some jungle creatures and plant types together and making their sounds, perhaps listing a few, and encourage made-up words and sounded-out spellings. More examples: chatter, snap, hum, buzz, shriek, flap, yelp, crash, hiss, splash, croak, tweet, swish, crunch, bark. The sheet can then be coloured and displayed, or used as a stepping-stone to further creative writing, or enacted as a performance, or brought to life with percussion and musical instruments, or just used to celebrate a related topic.
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Jungle Colouring Sheet

Jungle Colouring Sheet

This hand-drawn colouring sheet brings the jungle concept alive for children, with its giant flowers, twisty twines, big sun, and all the creatures represented - tiger, spider, butterfly, snake, and a mystery tail. Fun for young children and older ones too (approx. ages 4-9). Will enhance related studies and develop fine motor skills, also stretching imagination and encouraging colour experimentation.
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At our school - writing: Yr 1

At our school - writing: Yr 1

At our school we ___ and ___ , this sheet says, inviting action words for the line slots. These could be: play and learn, read and write, have lunch and play ball, eat and drink, dance and sing, talk and laugh, run and jump, draw and colour, make and build, cut and stick, make friends and have fun, or other possibilities. The extra line is for any further thoughts. This sheet offers support to newcomers to the school or class, as well as literacy support. They can express their feelings and reflect their experiences, while also trying out their writing skills.
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Phonics in Photos: letters s - u brought alive

Phonics in Photos: letters s - u brought alive

Bring meaning and fun to letter- and phonic-learning for your young class, with these phonics in photos. This trio comprise s - snake, t - teddy and u - umbrella. See the rest in my alphabet series so far, a-r. The last 5 letters to follow in due course. Present these bright pictures and their clearly-displayed letters/phonics on your interactive white board, or print them out for showing, sharing and using as flashcards.
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Letters + Phonics a - u in Photos

Letters + Phonics a - u in Photos

Bring letters and their phonics alive for your young class with these Phonics in Photos, covering letters a - u. (Last 5, v-z, to come in due course.) Present on your interactive board or print out for flash cards or wall displays. Each letter and its sound is represented by a picture in a live photograph, e.g. c - car, h - hedgehog, q - queen (actually a teddy queen). Soft toy animals feature in many. All are eye-catching, with their initials presented clearly as labels. Older children can refer to them for sounding out words.
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Leaf  Colour Similes in a Picture - Yrs2-3

Leaf Colour Similes in a Picture - Yrs2-3

Autumn leaves can be as red as juicy cherries or poisonous berries, but your children might think up completely different similes to write and colour round on the leaf. There are other colours to find comparisons for, too, and children will enjoy turning the sheet around to write along the differently angled leaves. There’s a line down the middle for description as well, and some creepy-crawlies to bring the picture alive. Older children can use the sheet as a starting point for extended similes and independent description or free-style verse.
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8 Inspirational Colour Sketches

8 Inspirational Colour Sketches

These 8 lively, colourful pictures offer inspiration for story-writing, poetry-crafting, newspaper report inventing, and enhancement of the topics they reflect, which include: wild woods, migrating birds, ocean, sunset, jungle, wild animals (British and tropical), dragons, magic carpet rides, transport, myths and more. NB: I sketched and coloured the pictures by hand, adjusting them slightly with basic computer software, so expect spontaneity rather than professional artwork or machine neatness. I use them for all primary classes.
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Autumn leaves can be - poem on a leaf sheet + guide

Autumn leaves can be - poem on a leaf sheet + guide

Let creative writing flow like autumn leaves on this curvy leaf picture, with the informal prompts to unlock their imaginations and most expressive vocabulary. The guidance sheet supplies ideas to elicit for each phrase starter, with a recommended warm-up plan below. I use this sheet with Yr 2 upwards, for complete poems and (for older) poetry launch pads, letting children spread their ideas freely over and around the picture, bypassing any starter-phrases they’re less keen on and developing those that catch their imagination. This approach stimulates creativity, builds confidence and nurtures a love of writing, I find. They can then colour around the words. PLEASE NOTE: I drew the sheet by hand and hand-wrote the wavy starter lines, so please don’t expect computer tidiness. The lines are grainy in places, but clear nevertheless. In my experience, children love this sheet.
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Phonics in Photos: n-r brought alive

Phonics in Photos: n-r brought alive

These appealing photos bring meaning and connections to young children when learning their letters and phonics. They comprise: n - net, o - octopus, p - policeman, q - queen, r - rabbit. The pictures can be shown on your electronic white board or printed out for posters or flash cards. Older children (and their teachers) will find them handy for spelling and reading support. See the others in my Phonics in Photos series available so far.
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18 Phonics in Photos: letters a-r brought alive

18 Phonics in Photos: letters a-r brought alive

The 18 alphabet letters a - r are brought to life for young children in these fun photos. The appealing images provide connections and relevance, helping them recall the letters’ shapes and sounds. Phonic photos for letters s-z to follow later.
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Migrating Birds in Ocean Sunset - display picture

Migrating Birds in Ocean Sunset - display picture

This scenic picture of setting sun on sea with birds in flight will enhance many topics: seasons, migrating birds, flight, ocean, times of day, colour, moods, emotions and more, also inspiring creative writing or other artistic expression. I painted it to support my sea and birds poetry workshops, and use it frequently.
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Jungle Monkey + Jungle Flowers display pictures (2)

Jungle Monkey + Jungle Flowers display pictures (2)

Two lively, colourful jungle pictures, hand-sketched and coloured, to bring a lesson to life. It could be a lesson about jungles, animals, seasons, countries, adventure, travel, danger, colour, plants, saving the world, or just a creative writing trigger. I use them for the last.
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Phonics in Photos - 7 letters, g-m, brought to life in photos

Phonics in Photos - 7 letters, g-m, brought to life in photos

These 7 photographs bring letters and phonics alive for young children, giving them meaning and relevance. Each appears as a label, representing the initial of the object photographed. The resource highlights 7 phonics/letters: g - guitar, h - hedgehog, i - insect, j - jewel, k - kitten, l - leaf, and m - mouse. See my other resource in same style for letters a-f. Can be displayed on interactive white board or printed for posters or flash-cards. More soon.
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Phonics in Photos - letters a - f brought to life

Phonics in Photos - letters a - f brought to life

First 6 letters of alphabet brought alive! Each is presented on a photograph: a on an apple, b on a book (read by a rabbit), c with car, d with duck, e on an egg, f with fox. For each, I’ve taken a photo of an object with its initial letter as label or marking. This will bring the letters - and their phonics - alive for young children, helping them recall and connect with them. More to come soon as separate resource.
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Magic Carpet Ride - display picture, hand-drawn

Magic Carpet Ride - display picture, hand-drawn

This serene scene will appeal to your children’s imagination, as they put themselves in the place of the happily gliding children. With the ocean, palm trees and setting sun below, and the soft, clear sky around them, this fantastical image will inspire your class to write, draw, discuss or enact the concepts conveyed. It could be used in combination with my magic mat poetry-writing sheet, for instance, available in my shop here. It will also brighten up a dark corner, of course!
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Wild Woods at Twilight - Imagination Trigger

Wild Woods at Twilight - Imagination Trigger

Woods are fascinating places, especially at twilight, when it starts to twitch with furtive activity and colours fade and blend mysteriously. Your children may spot an owl, a robin, a fox, a hedgehog, a rabbit and two squirrels amongst the moonlit branches of this wintry wood. The hand-drawn scene will inspire ideas and language for writing, also guiding artwork, promoting an appreciation of the natural world, celebrating leaf colour, illustrating the concepts of evening, night skies, autumn and winter, and providing discussion spurs for your class.
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Our School Dinners - Fun, Food-Focused Writing Sheet for Ys 2+3

Our School Dinners - Fun, Food-Focused Writing Sheet for Ys 2+3

Delicious, scrumptious, hot, spicy and tasty are words your children may choose to describe their school dinners on this sheet. Or, with your encouragement, they may think up many other interesting adjectives, such as wholesome, enjoyable, filling, satisfying, refreshing, chunky, gooey, crispy, chewy, and perhaps even tempting, nutritious, colourful and other thoughtful descriptions. As for their ‘magic food’ ideas for the last line - who knows what they’ll dream up! This resource supports both literacy and healthy eating drives, also offering end-of-day or term fun.
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