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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
Space - Writing Frames & Action Rhymes - KS1-2
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Space - Writing Frames & Action Rhymes - KS1-2

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Shooting stars, planets & aliens feature in these space-themed Literacy activities. There are two action rhymes for EY/KS1 + 3 graded versions of a star picture-poem; for confident/older writers there are 2 fun, illustrated poetry frames of planet and alien respectively. Guidance notes for all. These are my own designs and rhymes, home-produced, hand-illustrated, successfully tested in schools.
Keep Fit + Poetry
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Keep Fit + Poetry

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Get your class up and moving in your poetry warm-ups and performances, with this lively mix of poems to read, write and act out. There’s also an 8-point list of outdoor literacy activities for healthy and motivating learning approaches. Approx. age range - lower juniors, and younger as verbal, teacher-led group activities.
'Hello Star!' Action Rhyme, with intro & development ideas, EYFS/KS1
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'Hello Star!' Action Rhyme, with intro & development ideas, EYFS/KS1

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This simple rhyme invites exciting whole-body actions, with scope for humour, drama, fantasy and expressive, imaginative movement. It includes a simile that can be exchanged for different ones in follow-on verses. The punchy rhythm and clear rhymes will help children develop an ear for rhyming couplets. While focusing minds on stars in space, it also prepares children for any writing task on the subject. The 1-sheet resource includes suggestions for warm-up and development, and lists of words to prompt for when swapping in new ones. The activity supports the learning areas of Literacy, Expressive Arts & Design, Physical Development, Communication and Language, and Understanding the World.
Sea-Monster Menu-Writing, guided
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Sea-Monster Menu-Writing, guided

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Sea monster food? What’s that? Rock roast? Splash salad? Fish and ships? The starter words here open up ideas and get children dreaming and writing - even reluctant and struggling writers! The guide sheet offers teachers ideas for prompting with. Tip: think up sea features together -from fishes to mermaids and pirate ship wrecks - then combine with human dishes, like roasts, sandwiches and pies, perhaps bringing in alliteration (Killer Whale Crisps, Treasure on Toast). Best for KS2, or KS1 as a whole-class, teacher-led game. **SEE ALSO: Treasure Map alliteration game: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/treasure-map-alliteration-game-yr1-6-guide-for-use-11887395 . **(Popular!)
5 Action/Clapping Rhymes, Early Years/Yr1
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5 Action/Clapping Rhymes, Early Years/Yr1

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These 5 simple, rhythmic rhymes focus on everyday concepts. Their titles are: Busy Street, In the Park, Windy Day, Taller and Smaller, and School is for Me. Each rhyme sheet includes guidance notes. Suitable for clapping, enacting, word-swapping and performing with embellishments (such as percussion, a tune, or extra actions). They support the learning areas Understanding the World, Expressive Arts & Design, Literacy, Communication & Language, and Physical Development. The rhymes (and illustrations) are my own.
ACTIVE - Acrostic (Health & Fitness) + Guide
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ACTIVE - Acrostic (Health & Fitness) + Guide

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Promote exercise and physical fitness with this acrostic poem sheet, using the letters of ‘Active’ to start words or phrases, e.g. Alive for A. Examples page accompanies the writing sheet, with suggestions for single words and whole phrases. SEE ALSO: Keeping on the move - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/keeping-on-the-move-fitness-rhyme-for-all-ages-12106811
Meals for Martians - fun sheet + guide
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Meals for Martians - fun sheet + guide

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Get your reluctant writers dashing down ideas on this crazy-fun writing sheet! What would a Martian, or alien, like to eat? Star dust salad? Rocket roast? Soup served on a flying saucer? The starter words spur ideas to fill up the lines, with desserts and drinks included! Accompanying Ideas Sheet offers teacher-support for prompting and guiding. Supports space study, literacy and food science, all in one! **SEE ALSO: Funny Space Rhymes: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/funny-space-rhymes-12051967. ** Also many space poetry resources to read, write and build together, at my TES shop, .e.g. on page 2: ces/shop/katewilliams_poetry?p=2 .
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.
Rhymes Galore (15) for EY/KS1
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Rhymes Galore (15) for EY/KS1

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Rhymes to chant, clap, act out and develop, promoting many learning areas: Literacy, Understanding the World, Communication Language, Expressive Arts & Design and Physical Development. Topics: mini-beasts, seaside, stars, castles, busy street, school, big & small, park and windy day. Guidance notes included for all. Save 50% with this bundle!
HEALTHY EATING Acrostic Writing Frame + Ideas Sheet
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HEALTHY EATING Acrostic Writing Frame + Ideas Sheet

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Healthy eating becomes meaningful for children when thinking up healthy foods beginning with particular letters, e.g. Green beans for the last letter in “Healthy eating”. Adjectives, like Gorgeous, and phrases, like Good for you (for the G letter), are also fun and meaningful to select. The Ideas Sheet provides plenty of suggestions for each letter of the acrostic, to prompt for as needed. Supports Literacy as well as healthy eating drives. Recommended for upper Juniors (9-11 approx.).
End of Term Lit. Fun for Juniors
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End of Term Lit. Fun for Juniors

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Bargain bundle: a rich, varied assortment of writing, sharing & performing resources for-end-of-term activities. Fun, relaxation, celebration & emotion-channelling - boosting literacy skills all through. Pick & mix for different needs, abilities, topics & situations at the end of this virus-dominated summer term - a term like no other before! Saving 50% !
Moody Monster Writing
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Moody Monster Writing

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Supports Literacy, PSHE, mental wellbeing and physical exercise, as well as poetry, drama and all-round creative expression. This is a fun writing challenge, involving similes and action words, with scope for enrichment. A monster (s/he) can be any sort you like, with three heads and two tails perhaps, and this one has moods - happy, cross, excited, ?.. How does a monster behave when cross? Do they charge around the monster school, stamping on books like an angry giant? When happy, does s/he glide like an angel, or perform back-flips like a gymnast? The warm-up actions sheet will spur extended ideas. Hand-sketched illustrations. SEE MY SEA-MONSTER FOOD sheet too!
Oranges Rhyme - Healthy Eating Support
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Oranges Rhyme - Healthy Eating Support

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Healthy eating (PSHE) support, helping to nurture a love of fresh fruit. The 3-verse rhyme celebrates oranges, encouraging listeners to eat and appreciate them. The lines are rhythmic, rhyming, punchy, accessible and fun. Read it out loud, chant with class, add in actions or clapping, set to music or percussion, and discuss. Ideally, bring in some real oranges or tangerines for children to handle, peel and taste first.
Healthy Eating Discussion & Writing Support
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Healthy Eating Discussion & Writing Support

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3 Healthy Eating language and expression resources: Healthy Eating Word Bank Healthy Eating Acrostic Writing Frame, with ideas sheet, Healthy Eating rhyme about oranges to read out and discuss. These attractive, versatile resources will spice up your healthy eating drive, making it fun and meaningful for children, also supporting literacy development. Present and combine them all in one session for a lively, thought-provoking, entertaining, inspiring lesson.
HEALTHY EATING Word Bank
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HEALTHY EATING Word Bank

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These healthy eating word lists can be drawn from, built on and referred to in class discussion and writing. There are two full-page lists, one comprising descriptive words, e.g. Nutritious; the other listing food and drink examples, e.g. Unsalted nuts. Handy for prompts and inspiration throughout your healthy eating topic work. Recommended for Years 2-6 (age 6-11 approx.).
3 Word Banks - Castles, Spring, Healthy Eating: Vocab-Stretchers
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3 Word Banks - Castles, Spring, Healthy Eating: Vocab-Stretchers

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Stretch vocabulary and speaking/writing skills with these 3 word banks. They cover 3 interesting themes: Castles, Spring and Healthy Eating/Wholesome foods. Draw from them yourself in class discussions and elicit selected words from children. Encourage use in speech and writing; point out in reading material. Supports literacy, topic study and all-round education at all levels.
Keeping on the move - fitness rhyme for all ages
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Keeping on the move - fitness rhyme for all ages

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Motivate your class to get up and moving with this punchy, inspiring rhyme. Why miss out on all the fun? It asks, encouraging standing rather than sitting, and running rather than walking, to keep fresh, smart, trim and slim. The rhyme is in two verses, with different styles. You could use them separately as two different rhymes. Act them out and develop with stretches, runs, jumps, spins and anything else the children suggest.
Healthy Lifestyle Writing
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Healthy Lifestyle Writing

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Healthy Living + Literacy combine in these 6 activities. Healthy eating, fitness, physical education and movement are supported through poetry, with rhymes + poems to build, enact and write. Word bank for Healthy Eating poems included. Adaptable across primary stages, teacher-led for younger. Fun, accessible, easy to use.
Super-Fun Writing Sheets!
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Super-Fun Writing Sheets!

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8 exciting writing sheets to get your whole KS2 class writing for sheer fun! Some are guided, some come with graded variations, all are illustrated and child-friendly. Assorted topics, including - Space, Dinosaurs, Jungles, Midnight Woods, Exploring, Inventing a Vehicle, and funny ones - Keep Fit Activities for Martians + Menu for Sea Monsters. Bargain Bundle!