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Kate Williams

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Poetry, creative writing, vocabulary, all-round literacy + colouring, with popular topics combined. Fun, engaging approaches that get all children on board - tried & tested. Ages 3-11. As a well-published children's poet, I also lead poetry workshops for schools. Website: publishepoemsforfun.wordpress.com . My poem 'Dragon in the Sky' is a YouTube hit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74kFKC7iPQA .

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Poetry, creative writing, vocabulary, all-round literacy + colouring, with popular topics combined. Fun, engaging approaches that get all children on board - tried & tested. Ages 3-11. As a well-published children's poet, I also lead poetry workshops for schools. Website: publishepoemsforfun.wordpress.com . My poem 'Dragon in the Sky' is a YouTube hit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74kFKC7iPQA .
3 Creepy-Crawly Rhymes, with guidance, Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider, EY/KS1
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3 Creepy-Crawly Rhymes, with guidance, Butterfly, Ladybird, Spider, EY/KS1

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These 3 simple rhymes bring the mini-beast world alive for young children. Each offers rhyme, rhythm, descriptive words and scope for multiple activities: clapping, enacting, language-building, physical movement, performance, and preparation for any follow-on writing. The rhymes could also be set to music or percussion, or sung to a made-up tune. I made up the rhymes and have found them effective in my poetry workshops for Early Years and KS1. (Illustrations also mine.)
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Fun Writing Sheets - All Sorts
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Fun Writing Sheets - All Sorts

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12 exciting, innovative writing frames for juniors, and maybe younger children, to enjoy. Great for home or school, combining relaxed, fun activities with creative writing and all-round literacy development. Children learn and develop without noticing with these tried-and-tested sheets. Dragons, jungles, planets, haunted castles, Martians, giants and more feature here. 57% discount!
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!
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.
Healthy eating poem - tangerines
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Healthy eating poem - tangerines

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‘Juicy Fruit Queen’ is the fun title of this lively, rhythmic poem. Clap and swing along to it with your class, to liven up your healthy eating guidance and encourage fruit-eating. As a published children’s poet, I’ve written this multi-verse poem specially for TES users. It’s versatile for a range of applications and age groups, also serving as an introduction to poetry-writing, rhyme fun or discussion, or as an action rhyme to get your class up and moving.
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.
Martian Keep-Fit Writing, Guided
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Martian Keep-Fit Writing, Guided

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Bring Literacy, Space studies and Healthy Living to life with this hilarious writing sheet. How do Martians keep fit? By swinging from the moon? By running round black holes? By competing in floating races? The line-starters and prompts will fire up ideas and set pens rolling. See the accompanying guide sheet for examples and ideas to prompt with. Recommended for Yr 2 upwards. Pool ideas first - both for space features and keep-fit methods, and share ideas for filling the gaps before independent writing. SEE ALSO: Meals for Martians - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/meals-for-martians-fun-sheet-guide-12115040, and Funny Space Rhymes - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/funny-space-rhymes-12051967 . More space writing resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/katewilliams_poetry?sortBy=newest&p=2 .