Angry Words! A brand new interactive game that teaches students about word classes.

Angry Words! A brand new interactive game that teaches students about word classes.

This exciting game is a whodunnit utilising the popular characters from the Angry Birds games. The 'Angry Words!' are all different word classes. Each of the 8 puzzles will help students to learn how to spot and differentiate between the different word classes. Students begin by matching the Angry Words character to their 'character description' which is really a definition for their word class. For example, Colonel Ective is 'Connective'. The 8 puzzles must be solved to crack the case of the missing egg and will test pupils' ability to recognise 8 different word classes. By completing the puzzles, students will be able to whittle down the potential criminals using the suspect grid. The powerpoint can be differentiated up or down and features the answers. Depending on your students abilities, the game could last one to three lessons. It could also be repeated over time to consolidate learning!
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'Guardians of the Grammar-xy' - Making learning grammar out of this world!

'Guardians of the Grammar-xy' - Making learning grammar out of this world!

Guardians of the Galaxy...have returned! But not as we were expecting... This game is a fun way to explore basic grammar and punctuation skills. The game takes the form of a mission where the students have to complete a series of tasks. Each mission unlocks a character from the space jail, culminating in a code breaking task. The game is a fun way to engage pupils with focusing on basic literacy skills in a way that is fun and engaging. Once downloaded, the games can be differentiated up or down to meet the needs of your students. Would particularly recommend for SEN pupils or disengaged pupils. There is a student and teacher copy included in the PDF and Powerpoint versions. It is very self explanatory-the mission reads like a story with instructions for each section. The teacher copy has the answers on it!
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Minion Maths!

Minion Maths!

A fun and light hearted game that will have even the most Maths-phobic student eagerly turning the pages! Minion Maths sees the Minions taking on the despicable El Macho en route to Paris! At each turn, students are required to consolidate their knowledge of a functional maths skill with a fun maths puzzle. This game can be adapted easily to simplify the puzzles or, if you are feeling really mean, make them harder! This game is tried and tested to engage all students but particularly those with SEN needs such as dyscalculia. Whether it is a fun way to end the week or an exciting way to embed the basics, Minion Maths is guaranteed to have your maths students engaged.
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Supporting students' mental health online

Supporting students' mental health online

This presentation features a range of activities designed to support students avoiding FOMO and other stress related conditions linked to their online habits. The activities cover: What is FOMO? What is YOLO? What is Phubbing? Self evaluation on managing stress linked to online behaviour Good and bad advice quiz Carousel discussion sheets The difference between online and real life friends Scenarios to analyse and discuss Video links Differentiated comprehension questions The activities are already (or easily differentiated) and SEN friendly.
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - SEN friendly version

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - SEN friendly version

This is an SEN friendly version of the 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' text. I have begun using this with my students and it is proving hugely successful. Throughout, there are images to help students visualise what is happening in the story. I have also edited the story to keep the key events in the text yet making it a little more condensed for those who find reading the oft difficult language more challenging. The text has also been double spaced to help dyslexic students.
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Peer Mentoring Bundle

Peer Mentoring Bundle

This resource will save anyone looking to set up peer mentoring an awful lot of time! This bundle contains: A blurb about peer mentoring to entice potential students; A letter to parents informing them of the programme; A presentation to help train the student mentors; A FAQ sheet for potential mentors; Corridor passes for mentors/mentees; A contract for mentors to sign; An introductory 'get to know you' sheet for mentees; A log sheet for each mentoring session. All resources are easily editable!
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The Manhunt - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

The Manhunt - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'The Manhunt'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Writing a C.V

Writing a C.V

This is an introduction to C.V writing, specifically designed for SEN students. The powerpoint guides them through the purpose of a C.V, what they should include/avoid and provide straightforward tips for creating their own. The resource also includes a editable template for a C.V which the students can use and adapt.
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Minion Maths!

Minion Maths!

A fun and light hearted game that will have even the most Maths-phobic student eagerly turning the pages! Minion Maths sees the Minions taking on the despicable El Macho en route to Paris! At each turn, students are required to consolidate their knowledge of a functional maths skill with a fun maths puzzle. This game can be adapted easily to simplify the puzzles or, if you are feeling really mean, make them harder! This game is tried and tested to engage all students but particularly those with SEN needs such as dyscalculia. Whether it is a fun way to end the week or an exciting way to embed the basics, Minion Maths is guaranteed to have your maths students engaged.
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Nettles - Relationship Poetry (SEN friendly)

Nettles - Relationship Poetry (SEN friendly)

Updated - the correct pack is now available to download. This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'Nettles'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Healthy Eating - PSHE

Healthy Eating - PSHE

This pack features a series of SEN friendly lessons on healthy eating. The pack focuses on: Eating a balanced diet; What calories are; How many calories young people need; How to eat a balanced diet and how exercise can help; How much sugar there is in popular drinks; Health myths busted. The lessons are interactive with plenty of visual aids.
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Love's Dog - Relationships poetry (SEN friendly)

Love's Dog - Relationships poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'Love's Dog'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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I Wanna Be Yours - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

I Wanna Be Yours - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'I wanna be yours'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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A Complaint - Relationships Poetry resource (SEN friendly)

A Complaint - Relationships Poetry resource (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'A Complaint'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Sonnet 43 - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

Sonnet 43 - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'Sonnet 43'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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She Walks in Beauty - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

She Walks in Beauty - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'She Walks in Beauty'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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One Flesh - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

One Flesh - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'One Flesh'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Neutral Tones - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

Neutral Tones - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'Neutral Tones'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Werewolf article lesson

Werewolf article lesson

This fun (and gory!) lesson asks students to read some witness statements about one of the earliest reports of a werewolf! The students break down the witness statements and compare their similarities and differences before using their summaries to write an article about the event on the provided 'Metro' template. There are some follow-up questions as a research homework or extension task.
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Valentine - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

Valentine - Relationships Poetry (SEN friendly)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'Valentine'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Relationships Poetry - A Child to His Sick Grandfather (SEN friendly resource)

Relationships Poetry - A Child to His Sick Grandfather (SEN friendly resource)

This pack features a comprehensive breakdown of the poem 'A Child to his sick Grandfather'. The poem is broken down, line by line, stanza by stanza into manageable chunks for the students. The completed work packs, once completed, function as excellent revision guides for the students. There are two separate work packs - A is more challenging than B in order to stretch certain learners. I have used these in my SEN school and students who previously struggled with poetry concepts flew through the lessons.
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Parents' Evening Feedback form

Parents' Evening Feedback form

A printable handout to give to parents on 'Parents' Evening'. The form is great to give parents concise and digestable feedback to take away, particularly of students who really need to take that feedback on board!
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English & Art Cross Curricular Lesson - 'A Fly on the Wall'

English & Art Cross Curricular Lesson - 'A Fly on the Wall'

A fun cross-curricular lesson which asks students to imagine they are 'flies on a wall'. The lesson focuses on the students imagining they are in the art gallery from the film ' The Thomas Crown Affair', as thieves attempt to steal valuable art. The lesson focuses on using the 5 senses to create vivid descriptions and features image support and a modelled answer.
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Cyber Safety - Online Grooming and how to prevent it

Cyber Safety - Online Grooming and how to prevent it

This is a presentation I deliver as a trained CEOP/Thinkuknow ambassador. This presentation is aimed at training staff but can easily be adapted to be delivered to students and/or parents. The presentation is broken in to 5 sections: Section 1: Introduction to online grooming. There is a pre-session knowledge test of key vocabulary which can be added to during the session, or alternatively turned into flash cards. Section 2: The first of 3 True or False questions. The first section focuses on how avatars and online role player games can be abused by online groomers. There are examples of concerning sites and information on the Proteus Effect. Section 3: This focuses on the acronyms and emojis that young people use to communicate about sexual behaviour. There is a easy to follow explanation of how groomers operate. Then, there is a grid with the acronyms allowing the participants to guess before giving the answers. Section 4: This focuses on bringing the learning together and looking at transcripts of chats to analyse the warning signs. There are 3 different chats, 2 with translation in cases of difficulty understanding, all of which model how online grooming can take place. Section 5: Summarises the issues and offers advice for professionals and parents on how to educate young people on the dangers online.
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