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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 .
Weather Poetry Bundle - KS1
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Weather Poetry Bundle - KS1

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Contents: Snow Writing - easier/harder, Sun + Cloud picture-poem sheets (simple), Clouds Poetry frame (with similes), guided, Sun + Cloud rhymes, Rain rhymes + picture-writing sheet, guided. Designed to engage young children, develop creativity + language, + nurture sense of rhythm, rhyme + poetry.
Land of L... creative alliteration fun
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Land of L... creative alliteration fun

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Is this a Land of Lollopops, Love, or something else beginning with L? Your class will love thinking up words to complete this and all the other alliterative place names, such as Forest of F, Iceberg of I and School of S. A fun learning activity and handy filler, developing literacy skills and creativity with ease and laughter. Tip for use: start with a whole-class warm-up, eliciting ideas for the title and one other name, before leaving children to write their ideas on the sheet, individually or in pairs. Young classes will benefit from doing the whole activity together, teacher-led.
Dragon Writing Fun, Guided
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Dragon Writing Fun, Guided

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This illustrated writing frame invites similes, description and action words for dragons, and ideas for their favourite food. The Guide sheet provides teacher support for firing enthusiasm, ideas and language, and presenting the sheet. Supports literacy, poetry, vocabulary-building, speaking and listening skills, expressive movement (in the recommended warm-up enactments), and study of mythical beasts. Best for lower juniors (7-9 year-olds).
Boat on sea - colouring sheet
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Boat on sea - colouring sheet

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This attractive colouring sheet features a boat on a wavy sea, with a waving sailor (female), beautiful fish below, plus shells, seaweed, birds, clouds, sun and kite. A cheerful, stimulating and informative picture, with wide scope for colouring and discussion. Supports study of seaside, ocean, seabed, seasons, holidays, travel, colour and more. Develops fine motor skills and colour differentiation. **SEE ALSO: ** - Yr 1 Phonics - UNDER the SEA https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/yr-1-phonics-under-the-sea-11912400, UNDER THE SEA graded picture frames - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/under-the-sea-picture-poem-frames-ey-ks1-11927198, POND COLOURING SHEET - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/pond-colouring-sheet-12047603 , + SEASIDE WRITING + COLOURING SHEET - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/seaside-writing-colouring-sheet-simple-12099515 .
The wind went... exciting writing sheet
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The wind went... exciting writing sheet

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A thrilling picture-poem to write on a windy day. Writing on wavy, whirling lines, children can express their sound and action ideas, with the starter line: ‘The wind went…’ Examples: whirling, roaring, racing, howling, moaning, whooshing, rushing, spiralling, pushing, tugging, bullying, teasing, buffeting, sailing, dancing, soaring, boom, shriek, rumble, mutter, flutter, whimper… ‘over the mountain tops’. Opportunities for personification, onomatopoeia, and exciting action words. Similes could be added below the lines, e.g. howling like a wolf. **SEE ALSO: ** - Sunshine poetry - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/sunshine-poetry-sun-similes-illustrated-12100615 , Clouds writing - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/clouds-poetry-writing-frame-guided-ks1-11974732, Stormy sea similes - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/stormy-sea-poetry-frame-guide-12043779 . VIDEO of storm poem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWcn_L3EMMw
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
Birds in Flight Poetry Sheet, 3 grades, guided, KS1
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Birds in Flight Poetry Sheet, 3 grades, guided, KS1

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These inspiring and attractive writing sheets of birds in flight (3 graded versions) will enthuse your independent and emergent writers. After a stimulating input - watching birds, flying like birds yourselves and building a word-bank of action and describing words for them, they’ll love choosing their favourites to write on the flowing, wavy lines. There’s plenty of colouring to do, too. The Guide sheet offers handy ideas to bring in. Supports bird migration, autumn and journeys themes.
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.)
My Castle + 3 Graded Castle Character Poetry Frames (KS1)
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My Castle + 3 Graded Castle Character Poetry Frames (KS1)

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This 4-sheet resource comprises a castle picture-poem and 3 graded variations of a castle-characters picture-poem. These are attractive sheets with lively, hand-drawn illustrations of old, cobwebby, crumbling castles, the graded ones featuring characters such as a ghost, king and queen. Children have the fun of writing directly onto the castles - a particularly vivid experience in the ‘My castle is’ activity. Describing words are invited on each sheet. These writing frames are self-explanatory, having starter phrases followed by thick lines for writing, with increasing opportunities for imaginative, expressive input on the graded character sheets. For ‘My castle is’, prompt for describing words such as: old, crumbly, tall, spooky, dark, haunted, spidery, cold, windy, grand, royal, huge, hard, rat-infested, ghostly, scary, massive, golden, fine, splendid, stone, rich, ancient, mysterious, creepy, abandoned, damp, shadowy, candle-lit, and ruined. On the Castle Characters graded sheets, encourage a range of personality attributions for the ghost, king and queen, such as kind, mean, cruel, crazy, gentle, friendly, and various colours. The ghost might be see-through, floaty, spooky or dancing. This is principally a Literacy resource, though it also offers scope for expressive art through colouring, and an intriguing window onto the past.
2 'Giant' Poetry Frames + Examples for Use, Yrs 2-6
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2 'Giant' Poetry Frames + Examples for Use, Yrs 2-6

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These two poetry frame sheets have lively, idea-triggering illustrations, and are designed to be fun and accessible to use. Both invite creative input, in terms of ideas and choice of words. ‘Watch Out for the Giant’ is easier, being shorter and simpler, with the chief focus on description and some giant meal possibilities at the end - suitable for Yr2-3, or as a starter-sheet for older writers to build ideas. ‘The Giant Went…’ sheet is more challenging, though clearly structured, requiring action-words and accompanying similes, as well as description and settings. Onomatopoeias, alliteration, rhymes within lines, and other poetic techniques can also be employed, and there is scope for all sorts of crazy, giant-themed possibilities in each frame. The Examples for Use (one sheet per poetry frame) provide whole-poem examples for teachers’ and pupils’ guidance. Suggestions for extending the activities are provided at the end of each.
Wild Woods Poetry Frame + Warm-Up Sheet + Guide, Y3
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Wild Woods Poetry Frame + Warm-Up Sheet + Guide, Y3

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This 4-sheet resource for Yr 3 poetry will enthuse your class. The fascinating wild woods theme will trigger ideas and the focus on woodland animals and how they move will bring action and narrative to the activity. The clear, supportive writing-frames and their lively illustrations will motivate even reluctant writers to have a go. The recourse comprises: a warm-up, brainstorming sheet inviting words to describe woods (Wild woods can be…); the poetry frame itself (In the ___ Forest), and a 2-page GUIDE sheet, with examples and suggestions for preparation and approach. Recommended for Yr 3 (ages 7-8) and less confident older students.
Being kind - PSHE/literacy sheet + examples
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Being kind - PSHE/literacy sheet + examples

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Being kind is - this opening phrase invites examples, which children can think up individually, following class discussion. The writing sheet rounds off with a simile: Kindness is like … - the more the better. An example of a completed version of the sheet is provided for teacher and pupil guidance. Recommended for Yrs 4-6 (ages 8-11).
Rocket Colouring Sheet
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Rocket Colouring Sheet

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This space rocket is shooting through a busy part of space, with planets, stars, sun, moon and a shooting star around it. Its three windows show an astronaut waving, a curtained window and one with a dog looking out. It’s a picture full of fun, inspiration, and interesting shapes to colour.
I'm an explorer... imaginary expedition notes to write - 2 levels, Y3-6
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I'm an explorer... imaginary expedition notes to write - 2 levels, Y3-6

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Exciting, illustrated writing frames supporting Journeys, Explorers, Transport, Space, Ocean and World topics, harder and easier versions. Children write in first person, as the explorer, describing their imaginary expedition: destination, means of transport, clothes, equipment, dangers (3 invited), and how they’re feeling. An activity to get everyone on board, fired up and thinking, also developing literacy skills.
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.
SPACE POETRY - KS2
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SPACE POETRY - KS2

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This 4-pack bundle will enthuse your juniors and able Yr 2s, as they dream up ideas about space, planets and aliens to express with similes on these attractive sheets. Contents: planet poetry frame (easier and harder versions + teacher guide for harder), alien fun sheet, and rhyme bank with example couplets for class verses on the theme.
CASTLE Writing
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CASTLE Writing

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This rich assortment of castle-themed literacy resources includes poetry frames for all ages, rhyme and word banks, rhymes to clap and enact, an atmospheric picture to inspire, and fascinating illustrations, plus handy teacher tips. Similes, acrostics, descriptive writing and writing confidence are supported, while giving insights into castle life long ago.
Coronavirus: upbeat poem about the  lockdown
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Coronavirus: upbeat poem about the lockdown

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I wrote this poem for children experiencing lockdown in the coronavirus crisis. It offers a cheering silver lining to the dark, global situation and, perhaps, to the young reader’s personal experience in these circumstances. It is a fairly simple poem, with rhyme, rhythm and a simple message about how quiet and peaceful the roads, sky and general surroundings have become, with references to nature - birds and butterflies - where normally there would be the rush of busy crowds and traffic.
Climate Change Poem - Bring Me Trees!
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Climate Change Poem - Bring Me Trees!

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Here is another of my climate change poems, offered free like the others, for use in schools. Supports work on global warming and climate change, carbon footprint, deforestation, rainforests, plants, animals, insects and the eco-system, and more. If interested in seeing the others, you’ll find them scattered through my catalogue, later pages. You’ll also find my Meadow - Word Gaps in a Picture (with word + simile bank for teacher ref.), spring poetry frames, weather poems, and other nature-linked literacy resources.
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