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Kate Williams

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Poetry, creative writing, vocabulary, all-round literacy - popular topics combined. Ages 3-11. Published children's poet. POETRY WORKSHOPS: https://poemsforfun.wordpress.com/workshops/ Contributor to this gem: https://soundcloud.com/rhodri-williams-wandoch/its-the-little-things?utm_source=cards-frame.twitter.com&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Frhodri-williams-wandoch%252Fits-the-little-things

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Poetry, creative writing, vocabulary, all-round literacy - popular topics combined. Ages 3-11. Published children's poet. POETRY WORKSHOPS: https://poemsforfun.wordpress.com/workshops/ Contributor to this gem: https://soundcloud.com/rhodri-williams-wandoch/its-the-little-things?utm_source=cards-frame.twitter.com&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Frhodri-williams-wandoch%252Fits-the-little-things
Seaside Writing Bundle KS1
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Seaside Writing Bundle KS1

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Summer sea writing sheets with wavy lines: four graded variations + one simile poem for older/abler writers. All illustrated, with fish, boat, beach etc. to colour in. Line-starters on each sheet, with simple similes on Y1-2 upwards. Popular with children and teachers in my poetry workshops. Inspiring VIDEO: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wkeZ8K6iCfcFQneZ9
SPACE POETRY
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SPACE POETRY

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5 space writing activities and support resources: funny rhymes, acrostics, slotting words into a space picture, space rhyme bank, and a simile poem to write - IN a planet! Guide notes provided where handy. Approx. Y3-6.
Ocean Life Colouring Sheet
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Ocean Life Colouring Sheet

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Sea life and a scattering of treasure fill this lively picture, with patterned fish, a graceful seahorse, a playful dolphin, various types of shell, seaweed and other details, plus sailing boat, kite, gulls and summer sky. Ideal for bright, varied, detailed colouring, teaching children about the world as they draw. See also my simpler colouring sheet: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/boat-on-sea-colouring-sheet-12096606 Supporting video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wkeZ8K6iCfcFQneZ9
SPRING ANIMALS Writing Sheet Stack, KS1
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SPRING ANIMALS Writing Sheet Stack, KS1

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Springtime writing sheets galore! Creative writing will blossom with all these simple, attractively illustrated frames. Robins, rabbits, squirrels, butterflies, frogs and more, with spring meadows and woods to write about too. Supports seasonal work, literacy, creativity and expressive arts and design at EY + KS1 levels
Butterfly Colouring Sheet
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Butterfly Colouring Sheet

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A beautiful butterfly picture to colour. This clear but intricately patterned butterfly offers exciting colouring opportunities. An attractive activity for young children, helping development of colour sense, fine motor control, and understanding of the natural world. Supports work on seasons, mini-beasts, animals, colour and more.
Trees & Woods - Writing, Reading, Colouring
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Trees & Woods - Writing, Reading, Colouring

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Nature poems to read and write, with trees and woods as central theme; also colouring sheets - trees and woodland animals, and a midnight wood picture for inspiration. A big bunch of green environment activities - and big savings!
Dragon Writing Fun Bundle - KS2
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Dragon Writing Fun Bundle - KS2

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Dragons abound in this great array of fun and exciting literacy activities. There are rhymes to chant, enact and develop, a rhyme bank for concocting more, a dragon’s crazy menu to complete (with alliteration), a dragon word-building sheet, dragon similes to write, and six lively, colourful dragon sketches to fire ideas and enthusiasm. Children love this theme! Resources tried and tested - with great results.
Jungle Colouring Sheet
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Jungle Colouring Sheet

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This exciting jungle picture offers fun and learning combined, with wide open scope for colour choices, interesting shapes to shade in and a range of exotic flora and fauna to identify and focus on. This resource promotes development of fine motor skills, colour sense, shape and pattern awareness, creative expression, and an understanding of nature, wildlife and, in particular, jungle and rain forest. See my other wildlife colouring sheets for variation. **SEE ALSO - ** This snake is - writing inside a snake picture - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-this-snake-is-picture-poem-frame-yr-1-11885174
Simple Writing + Colouring - Wildlife
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Simple Writing + Colouring - Wildlife

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7 simple writing and colouring sheets, focused on UK wildlife - robin, butterfly, ladybird, squirrel, hedgehog, frog + rabbit. One writing line per sheet, with space for 1, 2 or a few words to complete a simple phrase. Promotes literacy (phonics, handwriting, expressive language, language structure), fine motor control, colour and pattern sense, and an understanding and appreciation of nature.
4 Colour Rhymes - green, pink, blue, silver/gold, EY, KS1-2 - original
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4 Colour Rhymes - green, pink, blue, silver/gold, EY, KS1-2 - original

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These punchy, fun rhymes each celebrate a colour, listing and describing different items of that colour in ways that bring it to life for children. The ‘green’ one is an action rhyme; the others are best read aloud. Invite further item suggestions for extra verses - they don’t need to rhyme, provided you can sustain the rhythm. Pick one of these to start a phonics, poetry or descriptive writing lesson. Children from Early Years to upper KS2 will find them thought-provoking and stimulating.
Colouring Sheets with Tints + Hints (3)
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Colouring Sheets with Tints + Hints (3)

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Young children love colouring, and these ready-started sheets inspire critical and creative thinking as they work. The light dabs of colour provide spurs and guidance, drawing attention to detail, shape, pattern and colour-scope, as well as the interesting picture itself. The 3 sheets represent natural summer themes: a blooming, buzzing meadow, a beautiful butterfly, and a sailing boat on a wavy, fishy sea. Recommended for ages 4-7.
Dragon + Castle Turrets Colouring Sheet
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Dragon + Castle Turrets Colouring Sheet

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Young children will love colouring in this lively dragon and its surroundings. Their ideas can fly like the creature, as they experiment with different colour combinations and pencil strokes. See also my dragon poetry worksheets for Early Years and KS1 and my Dragon’s Menu alliteration game.
Frog Colouring Sheet
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Frog Colouring Sheet

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This colouring sheet promotes an understanding of wildlife and an appreciation of the natural world, as well as helping young children develop skills such as fine motor control and colour differentiation and application. There is plenty of scope for different colours here, with the patterns on the frog, the drops and patterns in the water and the background grasses, rushes and sun. See my other wildlife colouring sheets too, for a selection.
PLANET Acrostic Poem Frames (Easier/Harder) + Examples
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PLANET Acrostic Poem Frames (Easier/Harder) + Examples

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Space studies and writing practice are both brought to life with these fun, child-friendly acrostic poem frames. Give the easier, shorter-line version to younger/less able writers, and the long-line version for confident writers. With the first, ask for a single describing word to tie in with each letter down the page; for the second, ask for a phrase or sentence on each line, again tying in with the letters down the page. See Examples sheet for ideas to prompt for - supplied for each version. There’s space for an extra letter below each. Perhaps suggest making PLANET into PLANETS, for a line starting with S, or suggest they give their planet a letter name, e.g. Planet G or Planet H. Then they can think of a word/phrase starting with that letter too. Space is provided on each version for student’s own illustration. Supports Literacy (vocabulary, phonics, creative writing, poetry, hand-writing and presentation), and Space studies.
Snail Picture-Poem Frame, EYFS/Yr1 + Guidance Notes
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Snail Picture-Poem Frame, EYFS/Yr1 + Guidance Notes

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This resource comprises a picture-poem frame and a one-page guide for the teacher’s use. The black-and-white picture-poem offers creative writing and colouring opportunities for young children, with a snail as the subject. The huge, hand-drawn snail allows plenty of room for describing words, to follow from the given phrase above, ‘This snail is’. They can be written inside the curls of the shell or anywhere else in or around the picture, except on the line below. Below, the starter word ‘He’ invites further description, statements or even a story. The activity helps children to process any recent learning about ‘creepy crawlies’ , ‘mini-beasts’ or their natural environment, while developing literacy skills, fine motor skills and artistic expression. The accompanying guidance notes (or ‘Guide’) lists suggested words and phrases to prompt for. There are also a few notes about the colouring aspect.
Animals Writing & Colouring Bundle - Y1
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Animals Writing & Colouring Bundle - Y1

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9 simple animal writing/colouring sheets. Animals from UK habitats: rabbit, robin (with egg), ladybird, squirrel, hedgehog, frog, snake, spider (2), butterfly. Style variations included. Attractive, idea-prompting pictures. Line starters for descriptive writing. Great literacy incentives, also educational, relevant to many topics, promoting fine motor skills, creativity, presentation care, colour sense and more.
Acrostic Frames
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Acrostic Frames

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Planets, Castles, Active Lifestyles and Healthy Eating feature in this collection of acrostic poem frames, with easy and hard versions and examples for teachers. Great for National Poetry Day, World Book Day, and your school’s poetry week - and for literacy boosts and fun fillers any time! For higher/abler Juniors.
Creepy Crawly Picture-Poem Frames + Guides for Use
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Creepy Crawly Picture-Poem Frames + Guides for Use

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3 Picture-Poem sheets for Early Years - Yr 1, representing a ladybird, a butterfly and a snail, respectively, with accompanying Guidance Notes for each. These resources promote Literacy, Creative Writing, Expressive Arts & Design and Understanding the World.
Hedgehog Colouring Sheet
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Hedgehog Colouring Sheet

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Charming hedgehog picture to colour, with woodland setting. Leaves, mini-beasts, tree branches and sunny sky. The hedgehog is smiling as it plods along the path. To see my other animal colouring sheets, plus this one with a writing line below, please click the Search option.
12 Rhymes for Sounds + Colours - Bundle
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12 Rhymes for Sounds + Colours - Bundle

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Clap, chant, act and add to these enjoyable rhymes to enhance phonics and colour teaching. Also great as introductions to poetry, and to support the various topics featured. Ideal for Early Years and KS1. Each rhyme is original and tailored to its purpose, while also being fun and meaningful for young children.