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I am an ex-childminder with Early Years Teacher Status and a teacher in Reception. I have a special interest in Communication and Language, and Number.

I am an ex-childminder with Early Years Teacher Status and a teacher in Reception. I have a special interest in Communication and Language, and Number.
SATPIN board games; EYFS, Phase 2 phonics, Initial sounds, turn taking.
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SATPIN board games; EYFS, Phase 2 phonics, Initial sounds, turn taking.

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This board game focuses on the first 6 letter sounds taught in phase 2 phonics, in the “letters and sounds” scheme. A fun way to practice grapheme recognition and starting sounds of words. This simple turn taking board game requires a dice or spinner and counters for each player. Tried and tested with phonics intervention groups this game is loved by children. Simple, fun and quick to play. Full rules are included. Four versions to choose from; full colour, black and white, cursive and non-cursive. BONUS GAME Included for free is a bonus pairs game. This game uses images from the board game and can be played solo or with groups for more starting sound / grapheme matching fun.
Ice cream cut & stick; fine motor skills, EYFS, KS1, data, money, speaking & listening.
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Ice cream cut & stick; fine motor skills, EYFS, KS1, data, money, speaking & listening.

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Who wants an ice cream? I do, I do! This colourful, cut and stick resource is ready to use straight from printing. Children can choose from 5 different flavours of ice cream and 6 different toppings to create their own, unique, mouthwatering visual treat. 2 differentiated order forms allow children to simply organise data or calculate the total cost of their creation. This is also a great "talk about" resource. Why not ask the children to "tell me about your ice-cream". Scissor skills, Making choices, Speaking and listening, Role play, Organising data, Taking orders, Money and addition.
Perfect Pizza; Fine motor skills, counting, addition, fractions, food, vegetables, role play, EYFS
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Perfect Pizza; Fine motor skills, counting, addition, fractions, food, vegetables, role play, EYFS

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Children will love cutting out their pizza base and selecting and cutting out their toppings. They'll be having so much fun their wont notice all the fine motor skills practise they are doing! Topping come in a variety of shapes and sizes for differentiated cutting practise. Choose from 4 pizza bases; whole or divided into 4, 6 or 8 slices. Supports; role play (pizza take away, restuarant) naming different foods including meats, fruit and vegetables. counting comparing amounts adding halving fractions
Phonics Train Value Bundle- Phase 1 & 2 letters and sounds + alphabet train; alliteration, rhyme, spelling, reading, letter names.
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Phonics Train Value Bundle- Phase 1 & 2 letters and sounds + alphabet train; alliteration, rhyme, spelling, reading, letter names.

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Alphabet Upper case letters on the engines and lower case letters on the wagons. Spell any name by joining the wagons to the correct capital letter engine. Also ideal for teaching letter names and matching upper and lower case letters. Alliteration The "starting sounds" engines have lost their wagons. Can your children find all three picture wagons to match their engine's starting sound? Rhyming The "rhyming" engines are waiting for three rhyming wagons to be coupled on. Can your children use the pictures and words on the wagons to make a rhyming string and complete the train? Spelling 12 engines with bold and bright pictures of phase 2, decodable, CVC words. Children sound out the word before using the letter wagons to spell the word and complete the train. Reading Short captions represent an important developmental bridge between reading individual words and reading whole books. Children match the decodable, phase 2 captions on the coupled wagons to the correct engine picture.
Rhyming CVC words activity bundle; EYFS, phonics, rhyming strings, reading, sensory play, games.
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Rhyming CVC words activity bundle; EYFS, phonics, rhyming strings, reading, sensory play, games.

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A set of 9 CVC words making 3 rhyming strings. Easy to decode using phase 2 phonics knowledge. Bold colourful graphics. Differentiated activities. Sensory play. Time saving.... some activities are print and go with minimal preparation required for others. With this pack children will be able to ... Play loto, match words to pictures independently, practise their reading and writing and engage in sensory learning.
Pirate Treasure Board Game; Numeracy, Computing, CoEL
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Pirate Treasure Board Game; Numeracy, Computing, CoEL

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Basic strategy game for Early Years/KS1. Children move their pirate around the treasure map; pirates can move horizontally, vertically or a combination of both. Any treasure the pirate passes over becomes theirs to keep. Children will need to use their number skills. (Differentiated game play available: counting only -vs- counting and simple addition. Children will be using simple algorithms when they plan the direction and order of their three movements each turn. Children will be planning ahead, reviewing and changing their strategy as the game progresses. This simple games takes under 5 minutes to complete making it ideal for those with a shorter attention span. Tried and tested with children from EYFS and KS1.
Fine Motor Easter Eggs
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Fine Motor Easter Eggs

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Colourful Easter Eggs. No prep resource. Handwriting inspired patterns to trace. Simple scissor skills practise. Colour, black & white and blank versions available. Makes a lovely addition to an Easter Display.
Gingerbread man board game - fine motor skills, numeracy, taking turns.
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Gingerbread man board game - fine motor skills, numeracy, taking turns.

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Children take it in turns to roll a dice and move around the board collecting parts of the gingerbread man. Each child has a printed answer sheet (differentiated sheets available) on which they trace or colour in their parts. The first child to complete their whole picture wins. Counting objects and actions to 1-6. 1:1 correspondence. Fine motor skills involved in tracing or colouring objects. Turn taking and following simple rules. You will need; a dice or spinner, a counter for each child. Ages 3-5
Numeracy Train; Matching numerals to amounts, Addition, subtraction, multiplication, EYFS, KS1
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Numeracy Train; Matching numerals to amounts, Addition, subtraction, multiplication, EYFS, KS1

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Children will steam ahead with their maths skills with this friendly number train. Colourful train design. Numbered wagons 1-20. Teddy bear freight for counting and matching to numerals 1-20. Operator wagons + - and = for building number sentences.An extra set of teddy bear freight with numerals labelled for ease of use when completing number sentences. Multiplication challenges on engines for extra challenge. Print and go as a paper based "cut & stick" activity or laminate for long term use in continuous provision.
Phonics train -Phase 1 letters and sounds; Alliteration, Initial sounds, Rhyming,
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Phonics train -Phase 1 letters and sounds; Alliteration, Initial sounds, Rhyming,

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This colourful train will help children practise the essential pre-reading skills of alliteration and rhyming. Alliteration The "starting sounds" engines have lost their wagons. Can your children find all three picture wagons to match their engine's starting sound? Rhyming The "rhyming" engines are waiting for three rhyming wagons to be coupled on. Can your children use the pictures and words on the wagons to make a rhyming string and complete the train? Perfect for continuous provision or adult led small group work.
Phonics train - Phase 2 letters and sounds; CVC words, Segmenting for Spelling, Reading captions.
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Phonics train - Phase 2 letters and sounds; CVC words, Segmenting for Spelling, Reading captions.

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This colourful resource will inspire your train enthusiasts to practise their phonics knowledge. Ideal for continuous provision or small group work. Spelling 12 engines with bold and bright pictures of phase 2, decodable, CVC words. Children sound out the word before using the letter wagons to spell the word and complete the train. Reading Short captions represent an important developmental bridge between reading individual words and reading whole books. Children match the decodable, phase 2 captions on the coupled wagons to the correct engine picture.
Talk About Alien - cut & stick activity with a speaking & listening focus. EYFS, KS1.
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Talk About Alien - cut & stick activity with a speaking & listening focus. EYFS, KS1.

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Nothing gets children talking quite like choices. This cut and stick activity is bursting with choices to fire their imaginations, but is also "print and go" so perfect for busy teachers. Let their imaginations run wild as they design their own alien. Choose a body design and then add arms, legs,eyes etc... Choose full colour or colour your own. Now get them to tell you all about him/her. Ideas for conversation prompts and speaking games included.
Snowman board game; numeracy, fine motor skills and turn taking.
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Snowman board game; numeracy, fine motor skills and turn taking.

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Children take it in turns to roll a dice and move around the board collecting parts of the snowman. Each child has a printed answer sheet (differentiated sheets available) on which they trace or colour in their parts. The first child to complete their whole picture wins. Counting objects and actions to 1-6. 1:1 correspondence. Fine motor skills involved in tracing or colouring objects. Turn taking and following simple rules. You will need; a dice or spinner, a counter for each child. Ages 3-5