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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
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.
Autumn Wood Poem + Blank Frame
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Autumn Wood Poem + Blank Frame

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A poem (written by the author, a published poet), describing an autumn wood in metaphors. Blank frame in wood surround also included, for any style. It’s a carpeted castle for hopping rabbits, for instance, and a climbing frame de-luxe for squirrels. But the bright, warm, cheerful poem has a chilly ending. Presented on a golden-red autumn wood backdrop. Supports seasonal work, nature, poetry and literacy. SEE ALSO - woodland poetry worksheets: https://www.tes.com/resources/search/?authorId=23864398&q=woods&shop=katewilliams_poetry
Pandemic Haiku Writing
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Pandemic Haiku Writing

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This haiku-writing support on the theme of the Coronavirus offers a complete lesson plan for poetry development. It includes 6 haiku frames with gaps to fill, 2 example poems written by this writer (published poet), tips for preparation, guidance and development, and (at the start) key information about haiku and how they work. This thorough and clearly presented teacher resource will support poetry, literacy, PSHE, pandemic and lockdown discussion, current affairs discussions, and even maths (syllable counting)! Haiku are fun for older children, being short and offering the syllable number challenge. See my other haiku frames here for more.
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
Story - Fun in the Snow - Easy-Read
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Story - Fun in the Snow - Easy-Read

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Fun in the Snow - this is a simple, 40-word story, lightly illustrated, about a boy enjoying the snow and making a snowman. There is an extra page highlighting a few words from the text - in different colours for extra fun. Engages young children, encouraging sounding-out and ‘have-a-go’ reading. See my other stories and also Phonics sheets, for more simple, fun reading.
Snow Writing - Simple
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Snow Writing - Simple

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Snow is … This simple, one-line picture poem will tempt any emergent writer to have a go at a word or more to describe snow, especially if they’ve just been out in some! Encourage with simple suggestions, such as soft, cold, fluffy, fun… For more adventurous writers, encourage interesting words like - smooth, gentle, swirly, floating, peaceful, pure white, white as icing sugar, calm, exciting, magical, twinkly, crunchy. See also my harder version: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/snow-writing-ys-1-3-12466490
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.
Leaves Colouring Sheet
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Leaves Colouring Sheet

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‘My leaf’ is the title of this colouring sheet, but there are several extra leaves, of different shapes, floating and falling around the main one, reflecting the variety of leaf types to be found in our woods and parks. Some of the leaves are curling, perhaps representing autumn or just their natural tendency to curl and twist. **SEE ALSO - ** **Mini-beasts colouring sheet - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/minibeasts-colouring-sheet-12049563 + ** Butterfly colouring sheet - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/butterfly-colouring-sheet-12043732 + 3 colouring sheets with tints + hints (nature-themed) - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/colouring-sheets-with-tints-hints-3-11929704
Alien Fun Sheet
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Alien Fun Sheet

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Your class will love thinking up feature ideas for an alien, and independent writers will be keen to fill up the lines of this sheet with their descriptions. Are the alien’s eyes rolling, red, twinkly as stars, or different again? Could its skin be soggy, spiky, scorching as desert sand or covered in green hair, perhaps? Discuss possibilities with the class to unlock minds, and let each read out a line afterwards. See my other free alien writing sheet too, for a format variation - also my other space writing sheets, featuring planets, stars, and space rhymes.
Phonic sh - Read + Write
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Phonic sh - Read + Write

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Sh words to read and write, illustrated: fish, ship, shark, shell . Text in soft colours for over-writing. Lines below for re-writing, independently. ‘sh’ can also be over-written, at top and bottom of this full, A4 page. Simple, attractive, motivating activity. See my other Phonics sheets for more sound-writing.
Autumn leaves can be... simple picture poem
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Autumn leaves can be... simple picture poem

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Autumn leaf picture to write inside and below, with colouring fun too. Text:’ Autumn leaves can be - ’ describing words can be written inside the page-size leaf-drawing. Encourage words such as - crispy, floaty, gentle, calm, red, gold (+ other colours), crunchy, delicate, twirly, crinkly, dry, wet, soggy, spotty, beautiful, colourful, torn, ripped, patched. Text below picture - 'They are as colourful as __ ’ perhaps jewels, flowers, petals, treasure, fire, candles, fruit, strawberries or butterflies. Supports creativity, vocabulary, seasonal work, colour work, art and design, and PSHE (calming and uplifting). See my other leaf writing activities for all primary stages.
Autumn Leaves Writing + Colouring, Y2-3
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Autumn Leaves Writing + Colouring, Y2-3

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A fun, attractive, seasonal writing and colouring sheet for creative expression and language-stretching, celebrating autumn leaves - their movements and colours. Similes, action words and description are invited on the lines, which wave like the floating leaves. Preparation: let children watch leaves flying and falling, and gather some to inspect and spin. Discuss the leaves’ movements through the air - gliding, floating, darting, whooshing, dancing, skipping, cartwheeling, etc. Also discuss the colours, eliciting exotic ones - lemon yellow, crimson, bronze… Think up similes together too, before handing out the sheets. See also my easier versions, and other leaf and tree writing resources, for a wide range.
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.
Climate change poem - 'If we let it'
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Climate change poem - 'If we let it'

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I wrote this one-verse poem to help draw children’s attention to the process and problems of global warming, and the need to preserve our precious, beautiful planet. I’m offering it free, as with my other climate crisis poems.
Hello - Phonics Writing Sheet
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Hello - Phonics Writing Sheet

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Attractively illustrated phonics writing sheet, with pale colours (assorted) for writing over. Text - 3 lines: hello hens hello bat hello big dog There is also a ‘hello’ heading to colour in. These simple words make meaningful sentences - cheerful greetings, engaging children and helping them to start reading. I have many other phonics sheets in this catalogue.
Global warming poem - melting ice
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Global warming poem - melting ice

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This is a punchy, fun, rhyming poem that raises awareness of, and concern about, the climate crisis. I wrote it with schools in mind and am offering it free, as with all my climate crisis poems. (More to come.)
Birds in Flight Haiku Frames
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Birds in Flight Haiku Frames

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Birds in flight is a fascinating, exhilarating subject, ideal for the evocative mini-poem, the haiku. This sheet provides 3 haiku frames, three haiku starter-lines, information about haiku and how they work, inspirational commentary on the theme, and tips for preparing your children to compose them. Birds may sweep and swoop, tip and tilt, glide and cruise through skies of all sorts, perhaps catching the sun on their wings. What do they look like, up there against that crystal blue, peachy sunset or leaden cloud? Are they like darts, bullets, a swarm of bees, dancing butterflies or some other image? Where are they heading, how long is their journey and how do they know the route? Young, fluffy chicks are fun to write about, too, hop-skip-flapping off on their first, bumpy flight. For more topics, see my other haiku sheets.
Alien Poem Frame, illustrated, Yrs 2-4; Guidance Notes
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Alien Poem Frame, illustrated, Yrs 2-4; Guidance Notes

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A space project is never complete without a few aliens, and children can let their imaginations go wild with this simple writing frame. The starter phrases and illustrations will all trigger ideas, motivating even reluctant writers to have a go. The accompanying sheet of guidance notes provides all sorts of suggestions to prompt for, line by line, should any children be stuck for ideas. Follow-on rhyme ideas are also included in the Guide, with examples. This hand-illustrated, home-produced, black-and-white sheet has been used successfully in classrooms. Recommended especially for Years 2-3.
Seaside writing frame Y2-3
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Seaside writing frame Y2-3

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This beautiful, exciting seaside writing sheet invites describing words and similes to express ideas about sea, sand, sandcastles and shells, writing ON THE WAVES in this hand-drawn picture! Popular in my seaside poetry workshops. See my simpler versions too: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/seaside-writing-frame-r-y1-12099509 and** https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/seaside-writing-colouring-sheet-simple-12099515** .