Yr 1 Phonics in the Sea

Yr 1 Phonics in the Sea

Ten splashy describing words for young children to sound out, all about the sea, on a picture of it! The big, bright, highlighted words are appealing to look at and straight forward to sound out. They are: wet, cool, fun, wavy, splashy, sandy, bubbly, shallow, calm, fresh. A handy resource for practice and quick assessment, suitable for emergent readers from Early Years to Year 2. Also supports seaside and related topics.
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Yr 1 Reading fun - Beach Bag Items

Yr 1 Reading fun - Beach Bag Items

These ten beach items are enjoyable to read, being bright red, on a beautiful seaside photo backdrop. A simple aid for reading and phonics practice, and for quick assessments. Best for one-to-one or small-group sounding-out activities with adult support. Follow-on idea - provide plain paper and crayons and suggest the children draw their favourite items from the list.
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A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

Seaside literacy activities of all sorts are wrapped up in this exciting bundle, stretching phonics, reading and writing skills, plus developing creative expression, rhyme, rhythm and poetic skills, at KS1 + EY levels. Contents: 3 phonics/reading activities - picture-based; 3 poem/creative writing frames (one with 3 graded versions), 3 seaside rhymes to clap, act, build and even sing; guidance notes as applicable. Great price too!
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School Trip Write-up Sheet - Yrs 3-6

School Trip Write-up Sheet - Yrs 3-6

This attractive writing sheet will spur your class to write a full and interesting report of their school trip. The prompts are designed to cover the whole outing or holiday, inviting comments on the writer’s feelings about the experience, as well as basic facts. The line-starters are open and flexible for different types of trip and input, while also being clear and straightforward. There is plenty of space for writing throughout, with a spare line for extra thoughts. The resource offers writing practice and opportunities for self-expression, as well as a way of marking and celebrating your school’s event. Best suited to Years 3-6. Some younger writers may need support, while able upper juniors could use the sheet as a guide for independent account-writing.
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Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4

Under the Sea Poem Frame + Example, Y2-4

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!
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Sea Monster writing sheet: Y2-4, hand-illustrated.

Sea Monster writing sheet: Y2-4, hand-illustrated.

This lively-looking writing frame invites imaginative and adventurous input, with description, imagery and action. Children will love describing the sea monster, and how he moves over the waves. As for his favourite food - who knows? Prepare the way with some warm-up discussion, acting out - with sounds and voices, and perhaps picture-sketching. Show pictures of the sea and discuss that too, building word ideas for the first line - ‘In the _, _, _ sea…’ A great end-of-term activity for a hot summer’s day.
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My shell is - writing sheet, 4 differentiated grades, Rec-Y2

My shell is - writing sheet, 4 differentiated grades, Rec-Y2

The real-life shell image and attractive sheet will inspire children to think up words to say and write about it. The 4 graded variations are: (1) My shell is. (2) My shell is [- and -]. It is [-]. (3) + It is as curly as [-]. (4) + extra word gaps + It lives by the [- -] sea. Supports language and linguistics, creative writing, poetic concepts, handwriting, phonics, reading and spelling, also stimulating the imagination and promoting understanding of the natural world. A great resource for seaside topics. Prompt ideas: twisty, curly, stripy, hard, pink, pretty, snappy, delicate, whirly, hollow, humming, singing, wet, shiny, light, smooth. Curly as hair, pasta twists, ribbon, a wave, a swiss roll, a pancake. It lives by the spashy, blue, fresh, wavy, smooth, beautiful sea.
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I love the sea, Yr 2 writing sheet, 2 levels.

I love the sea, Yr 2 writing sheet, 2 levels.

Able KS1 children will enjoy stretching their creative writing skills with either the simpler or harder version of this seaside writing frame. The easier one includes a simile (The sea is as sparkly as - ); the harder one lets the child choose their simile (as - as -), inviting another one for a sandcastle, and more description all through. (Children at lower writing levels will enjoy my easier resource, ‘I love the sea’, also provided at 2 levels.) A great addition to seaside studies.
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Seaside Writing + Phonics Bundle, KS1

Seaside Writing + Phonics Bundle, KS1

Attractive activities featuring sea and shells: writing sheets with graded variations for Rec - Y2 (in 2 files), and 2 phonics sheets with sea and shell images. Large, colourful print for all.
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The sun is as hot, yellow, bright as - simile poem frame: Yrs 2-4, hand-illustrated.

The sun is as hot, yellow, bright as - simile poem frame: Yrs 2-4, hand-illustrated.

A straight-forward, simile-rich poetry-writing sheet, celebrating the sun, which children will enjoy knuckling down to. Line starters: The sun is as hot, yellow, bright, round, [gap for own idea] as - , followed by: 'and when it’s sunny, I like to - ’ . This will go well with the cloud picture-poem, also available in my shop. A handy creative writing boost and vocabulary-stretcher, especially on a sunny day.
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I love the sea - writing frame, 2 grades, EY/KS1

I love the sea - writing frame, 2 grades, EY/KS1

The inspiring sea-and-sand photo on this sheet will motivate young children to think up describing words to write (or have a go at) below. There’s a simpler and harder version, the harder one also inviting words for the sand, with gaps for two ideas for each.
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Phonics with Shells, KS1

Phonics with Shells, KS1

Seaside shells are fascinating and beautiful, inviting interesting descriptions and a taste of the sea. This picture-backed word display is attractive to study, giving children a refreshing feel of the beach as they sound out the ten words: wet, twisty, curly, stripy, sunny, shiny, hollow, gold, sandy, curvy. Best suited to Y1 and children just above or below.
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Leaf Picture Writing Frame, KS1-Y3, guided with Lesson Plan

Leaf Picture Writing Frame, KS1-Y3, guided with Lesson Plan

Children love the freedom of jotting down their leaf ideas all over a picture of one! This fun, relaxed writing stimulant will inspire everyone to have a go, especially with a relaxed, free-and-easy atmosphere, and some preliminary exploration and discussion of real leaves. Also an ideal way to help children connect with nature and seasons. The lesson plan involves going outside to look at trees and leaves, promoting physical wellbeing, too.
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Yr 1 Phonics in the Sea

Yr 1 Phonics in the Sea

Ten splashy describing words for young children to sound out, all about the sea, on a picture of it! The big, bright, highlighted words are appealing to look at and straight forward to sound out. They are: wet, cool, fun, wavy, splashy, sandy, bubbly, shallow, calm, fresh. A handy resource for practice and quick assessment, suitable for emergent readers from Early Years to Year 2. Also supports seaside and related topics.
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Castle images + Ghost

Castle images + Ghost

Three photos of Caerphilly Castle in Wales and a sketched castle ghost, plus a handy version of my free castle drawing. These images can be displayed or copied and distributed between tables or groups, to enthuse in the castle theme and give them an insight into stark and dramatic bygone times. The pictures will also inspire creative writing, drama, artwork and musical composition.
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Fun Bundle of Riddles, Rhymes + Recipe Poems to Write, Y3-6

Fun Bundle of Riddles, Rhymes + Recipe Poems to Write, Y3-6

A bundle of irresistibly fun poem frames - riddles, rhymes, recipes - for Yrs 3-6, stretching literacy skills and creativity without the children even noticing! But will you be able to persuade them to stop for break? Watch your reluctant writers dashing down their crazy ideas to share with the class! Tried and tested. Contents: 3 Riddle poems - What sea/jungle/woodland creature am I?, 1 Recipe poem (easy + harder versions + guide), 2 Rhyming Couplet sheets. Save nearly half cost of individual items.
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What Sea Creature Am I?  Riddle Poem Frame, Y3-6.

What Sea Creature Am I? Riddle Poem Frame, Y3-6.

Riddles are fun to write and read out, and this sea creature riddle frame offers ideal summer term fun, stretching literacy skills and creativity at the same time. The 5-line verse offers scope for description, simile, action words, and any extras your children may like to add (e.g. alliteration, assonance, rhyme within the line and more). An anagram riddle is invited below it. Children will love challenging each other to guess their identities, and audiences will love trying to guess, so it’ll be fun all round! Best for Years 3-6.
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What Woodland Creature am I? Riddle Poem Frame, Y3-6

What Woodland Creature am I? Riddle Poem Frame, Y3-6

Your class will love choosing a creature - squirrel, frog, owl? - to describe, using the prompts for rich description, action words and imagery. Then there’s the fun of trying it out on the rest of the class, to see who can guess it first. The children will be motivated to listen to each other’s verses - or riddles - too, and there’s plenty of scope for group interaction as the reader picks volunteers from around the room to try to idenfify their creatures. Tips are provided for writing the answer in code, and there’s an anagram to be written too, below. Great for summer term fun, combined with literacy skills- stretching and creativity. Best for Years 3-6.
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Recipe for the Sea - fun poem frame, easy/harder; teacher's guide.

Recipe for the Sea - fun poem frame, easy/harder; teacher's guide.

A cupful of colour? A spoonful of splashes? This Recipe for a Summer’s Day Sea is actually a poetry frame. It offers young writers a whirl of creative fun and adventure - a wonderful poetry activity for the end of term! The clear, attractive frame comes in two, graded versions, with less/more support for different ability levels. An example sheet for teachers is also provided, with ideas to suggest and inspire, line by line. Highly popular in my workshops. Recommended for Yrs 4-6. Opportunities for alliteration, metaphor, description, onomatopoeia, rhyme, humour, drama, beauty… whatever your writers feel inspired to come up with!
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What Jungle Creature am I? Riddle Poem Frame, Y3-6

What Jungle Creature am I? Riddle Poem Frame, Y3-6

What jungle creature am I? this poem asks, with prompts for all sorts of clues and poetic techniques. Children forget they’re writing poems when there’s an exciting, exotic riddle to present and a whole class of others to guess. Jungle offers a wealth of possibilities, not just for creatures, but for creativity too. There’s also an anagram riddle suggestion below, to write on the sheet. Best for Yrs 3-6.
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3 Colourful, Crazy Dragons

3 Colourful, Crazy Dragons

Dragons are ever-popular with children, and make great starting points for all sorts of teaching, from creative writing and expressive arts and design, to studies of myths and legends, fire, flight, colour, movement, and even for counting - why not? These red, pink and green ones have been key to my numerous dragon poetry workshops this year. Great for all ages.
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Yr 1 Phonics Fun x 6!

Yr 1 Phonics Fun x 6!

These six sheets of big, bright words on exciting topics and atmospheric backgrounds will enthuse your Yr 1 children, and older and younger, while providing excellent phonics practice and monitoring opportunities. Topics featured: woodland animals, seaside, castle, mini-beasts, house, garden.
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Yr 1 Phonic Fun - Castle Words

Yr 1 Phonic Fun - Castle Words

This fascinating castle picture will lure your emergent readers into sounding out the ten words that describe it. The bright, bold lettering is easy to clear and attractive, and the words are intriguing, yet simple, comprising: old, cold, dark, big, grand, still, spooky, crumbly, stony and webby. Fun and motivating for older readers too; also for younger children to look at. Handy for quick revision, testing and general reading practice. Also supports castle and history studies.
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A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

Seaside literacy activities of all sorts are wrapped up in this exciting bundle, stretching phonics, reading and writing skills, plus developing creative expression, rhyme, rhythm and poetic skills, at KS1 + EY levels. Contents: 3 phonics/reading activities - picture-based; 3 poem/creative writing frames (one with 3 graded versions), 3 seaside rhymes to clap, act, build and even sing; guidance notes as applicable. Great price too!
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