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I have worked with many children over the years that have been SEN identified that are actually slow learners. The curriculum demands a lot from these children and their teachers. So I am trying to create “Active Learning Sheets” that can be used by all abilities to encourage independence. These will give plenty of practice of key skills as well as learning the key elements of the curriculum without having to take time out of the classroom. I try to use real life examples for imagery.

I have worked with many children over the years that have been SEN identified that are actually slow learners. The curriculum demands a lot from these children and their teachers. So I am trying to create “Active Learning Sheets” that can be used by all abilities to encourage independence. These will give plenty of practice of key skills as well as learning the key elements of the curriculum without having to take time out of the classroom. I try to use real life examples for imagery.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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Start with “The hungry Caterpillar” story. This worksheet allows children to copy out correct spellings (children need to spell these correctly from the start so as not to form bad habits). Another sheet gives extra practice for children or encourages others to look at other British butterflies. The first shows the life cycle of a “Peacock Butterfly”, one that children can see in the British Garden. I have included different butterflies in another sheet attached. The worksheet requires them to add arrows to show what a life cycle means (the first one having been done for them) and to copy the correct spelling underneath the pictures.
Measuring Length KS1
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Measuring Length KS1

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Children will be able to either learn how to or show that they can measure accurately either with standard or non-standard measures of length.
Descriptive writing starters
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Descriptive writing starters

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A fun method to get children of all ages to produce a descriptive piece of writing. EYFS can draw pictures to show their choice and try to annotate them. Older children can write in simple or more complex sentences.
Plants - learn to spell and label
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Plants - learn to spell and label

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This activity is intended to allow children to correctly spell when labelling a plant. Allowing children to label by sounding can file the wrong spelling in their brain and they never break out of the bad habit.
What Easter means to me
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What Easter means to me

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This activity is intended to allow the child to demonstrate what the festival of Easter means to them without imposing the Religious side of Easter. However, it still shows that Easter is a Christian religious festival that will have a religious theme for some. Children can trace over or colour in the word Easter, can trace over the titles in each box and could add their own idea.
Science KS1 - Observing changes in the seasons
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Science KS1 - Observing changes in the seasons

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KS1 Science – Observing changes in the seasons These worksheets are intended to be used to generate conversation about the changes in the seasons. There is an odd one out and also pictures that could be a starting point for ideas such as “reasons for wearing sunscreen”, “Why do combine harvesters reap the crops in Summer?”, etc.
Spelling words for animal groups KS1
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Spelling words for animal groups KS1

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An easy to copy spelling check list that accompanies KS1 Science. So often children are expected to try to spell these words which then stick wrongly in their memories. They need to be given the words to copy for later accuracy.
Looking for treasure
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Looking for treasure

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Geography - KS1 Children will identify the features on the map and copy the correct spellings of these. Using the points of a compass they will then follow the instructions to move around the grid and find the treasure.
Materials KS1
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Materials KS1

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Materials – KS1 I have produced this so that children can become familiar with the descriptive words available to them that they need to be able to read and spell for the National Curriculum Science Programme. The format for each material stays the same to aid them with the task. The chosen items have the correct words written underneath them to encourage correct spelling and can be written over for practising the spellings. The items are chosen to generate conversation about how they are made and what properties this describes, therefore.
Sun safety
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Sun safety

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A worksheet to check children’s understanding of how they can keep safe in the sun.
How our ear works
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How our ear works

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A worksheet to describe what sound is to Keystage 1 children. It allows for children with SEN to play an active part in recording as well as being able to be adapted for more able children.
Powerpoint Experiment for "What is Sound?"
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Powerpoint Experiment for "What is Sound?"

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This Powerpoint has been created with three activity sheets that are differentiated and that will take children aged 5-7 through the principal of sound by asking them to demonstrate how to stop sound from travelling to our ears.