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A collection of resources and lesson plans I've made over the years
Stone Age Boy Colourful Semantics
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Stone Age Boy Colourful Semantics

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Stone Age Boy themed colourful semantics. The cards help lower attaining speakers and writers to respond to the story, giving them more confidence when they write. This pack contains text specific vocabulary, including: 6 who - noun/person cards 18 doing - verb cards 16 what - noun/object cards 7 activity sheets to support writing Pictures from the story to use as writing prompts Colourful semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan. It is a great way to support children who struggle to write independently.
Phase 2 Phonics worksheets
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Phase 2 Phonics worksheets

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A complete set of home learning sheets for Phase 2. No prep needed, just print and go! FOUR differentiated levels of activity for every sound: Set 1 - s, a, t, p; Set 2 - i, n, m, d; Set 3 - g, o, c, k; Set 4 - ck, e, u, r; Set 5 - h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss. The worksheets are based on the Ruth Miskin scheme and DFE letters and sounds. They will work alongside all major Phonics programmes. Every level provides children with the opportunity to write the sound and develop their vocabulary using the images. The activities are progressive, moving from initial sound recognition to reading comprehension using drawing. Every page includes images with the initial/final digraph sound to help children to remember them. These have been tried and tested in my own classroom and work well as both home learning or as an independent activity.
Colourful Semantics: print and go sheets
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Colourful Semantics: print and go sheets

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Handy one-page worksheets to help children structure sentences. I use these as early morning work or a Guided Reading carousel activity. Simply print and laminate for an easy go-to activity to practise sentence writing. These are a real time saver if you do not want to use the individual cards, or don’t have the resources to print and laminate the individual cards.
Colourful Semantics: Little Red Riding Hood
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Colourful Semantics: Little Red Riding Hood

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Little Red Riding Hood themed colourful semantics. The cards help struggling speakers and writers to retell a familiar tale, giving them more confidence when they write. Colourful semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan. It is a great way to support children who struggle to write independently. Colourful Semantics helps children to: •Develop a wider vocabulary •Make sentences longer •Develop use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Improve story telling skills The colour scheme relates to the types of words in a sentence: Who? (noun) Doing? (verb) What? (object) Where? (location). Children use the strips included to help them structure their own sentences. This pack contains story specific vocabulary, including: 5 who - noun/person cards 9 doing - verb cards 8 what - noun/object cards 3 where - noun/place cards
Colourful Semantics: Adverbs, Adjectives, Conjunctions and Negatives
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Colourful Semantics: Adverbs, Adjectives, Conjunctions and Negatives

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Colourful Semantics adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions and negatives growing pack! This growing bundle has everything you need to move on to stages 5-8 of the colourful semantics programme. What’s included in this pack? 15 conjunction cards (coordinating and subordinating) 18 modal verb cards, including negatives 54 adjective cards 9 preposition cards 36 adverb and fronted adverbial cards Level 5 Adjectives: The purple ‘describe’ cards are the adjectives in a sentence. An adjective is a describing word. The ‘describe’ card can be placed at different points to describe different words in the sentence. Various strips are included. Level 6 Adverbs: Adverbs are words that change verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. They can modify (or change) a verb by making it more precise. This pack includes adverbs, fronted adverbials and prepositions. Level 7 Conjunctions: Conjunctions are used to join two clauses or expand an idea. This pack contains both coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Level 8 Negatives: This pack includes modal verbs to show how possible something is, or how likely it is to happen/have happened. The cards help children learn how to indicate degrees of possibility and how to use them correctly in language. The cards can also be used to help children learn to form questions by inversion. For example: Statement = She can go to the park. Question = Can she go to the park? These cards are designed to be used in conjunction with the Colourful Semantics starter pack (stages 1-4), which can be purchased here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/colourful-semantics-starter-pack-12121851 I update the packs regularly as I use them in my own classroom. You will be notified of any updates as they become available.
Colourful Semantics Starter Pack
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Colourful Semantics Starter Pack

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A complete starter pack to begin using colourful semantics in your classroom! This is a growing pack. You will be notified of any updates. Colourful semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan. It is a great way to support children who struggle to write independently. Colourful Semantics helps children to: •Develop a wider vocabulary •Make sentences longer •Develop use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Improve story telling skills The colour scheme relates to the types of words in a sentence: Who? (noun) Doing? (verb) What? (object) Where? (location). Children use the strips included to help them structure their own sentences. This pack contains the following: 36 who - noun/person cards (including pronouns) 54 doing - verb cards (including states of being) 63 what - noun/object cards 9 where - noun/place cards
Colourful Semantics: The Three Little Pigs
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Colourful Semantics: The Three Little Pigs

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The Three Little Pigs themed colourful semantics. The cards help struggling speakers and writers to retell a familiar tale, giving them more confidence when they write. Colourful semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan. It is a great way to support children who struggle to write independently. Colourful Semantics helps children to: •Develop a wider vocabulary •Make sentences longer •Develop use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Improve story telling skills The colour scheme relates to the types of words in a sentence: Who? (noun) Doing? (verb) What? (object) Where? (location). Children use the strips included to help them structure their own sentences. This pack contains fairy tale specific vocabulary, including: 4 who - noun/person cards 9 doing - verb cards 9 what - noun/object cards 4 where - noun/place cards
Colourful Semantics: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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Colourful Semantics: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears themed colourful semantics. The cards help struggling speakers and writers to retell a familiar tale, giving them more confidence when they write. Colourful semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan. It is a great way to support children who struggle to write independently. Colourful Semantics helps children to: •Develop a wider vocabulary •Make sentences longer •Develop use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Improve story telling skills The colour scheme relates to the types of words in a sentence: Who? (noun) Doing? (verb) What? (object) Where? (location). Children use the strips included to help them structure their own sentences. This pack contains story specific vocabulary, including: 4 who - noun/person cards 5 doing - verb cards 9 what - noun/object cards 5 where - noun/place cards
Year 2 Waste and Recycling LessonPowePoints
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Year 2 Waste and Recycling LessonPowePoints

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2 weeks of lesson plans and resources based around waste and recycling: Can I explain what waste is and how it is created? Can I collect data to answer a question? Can I make relevant observations and present results in drawings and bar graphs? Can I explain the process of waste disposal? Can I sort and describe different materials? Can I explain how to reduce, reuse and recycle? Can I describe how paper is recycled? Can I make recycled paper? Activities include: Trash detectives Making recycled paper Bar charts All activities differentiated using chili challenge
Alien Words PowerPoint
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Alien Words PowerPoint

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Made for my reception children to introduce them to reading alien words. The aliens zoom past the space rocket window and the children have to read the words!
Colourful Semantics: Past Tense Verbs
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Colourful Semantics: Past Tense Verbs

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Past tense verb cards! This set of 45 verb cards can be used with other colourful semantic sets to add more variety to your students’ sentence writing. Perfect for teaching children to use irregular past tense verbs in their writing.
Colourful Semantics: Conjunctions Writing Frame
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Colourful Semantics: Conjunctions Writing Frame

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A set of 11 editable writing frame worksheets to practise using conjunctions to join two clauses. The worksheets help children to structure the sentence with space to draw a picture to show comprehension. I use these as an independent English workstation activity for one of my pupils with SEN. Colourful Semantics cards avaiable here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/colourful-semantics-starter-pack-12121851
A4 Colourful Semantics
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A4 Colourful Semantics

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Updated Large-sized colourful semantics to use as an interactive display or carpet activity. Cards can be printed to the exact size needed by adjusting the printer settings. A brilliant learning tool to support children with EAL and SEN! The cards help struggling speakers and writers gain independence and confidence when they write. Colourful semantics is an approach created by Alison Bryan. It is a great way to support children who struggle to write independently. Colourful Semantics helps children to: •Develop a wider vocabulary •Make sentences longer •Develop use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives •Improve story telling skills The colour scheme relates to the types of words in a sentence: Who? (noun) Doing? (verb) What? (object) Where? (location). Children use the strips included to help them structure their own sentences. This pack contains story specific vocabulary, including: 14 who - noun/person cards 15 doing - verb cards 14 what - noun/object cards 12 where - noun/place cards
Editable Phase 2 Alien Words PowerPoint
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Editable Phase 2 Alien Words PowerPoint

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Editable Alien words zoom past the spaceship window and children practise reading the fake words! PowerPoint already has all Phase 2 alien words but can be edited to include any words you need.
Alien Word Splat!
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Alien Word Splat!

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Editable PowerPoint game where the children have to splat the alien words. Mix of real words and fake words for the children to read. Works really well if used on an interactive whiteboard, as an independent activity! Just edit using the words you want.