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FREE Book Map of the U.K. (KS2)
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FREE Book Map of the U.K. (KS2)

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UPDATED - 01/08/18 This is a FREE A3 display poster for classrooms or staffrooms which shows the locations of children’s books across the United Kingdom. Also included is an extensive list of other books based in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island which are all suitable for the Key Stage 2 classroom. This is a great way to promote a geographical understanding of the U.K. as well as discover both historical and modern books told in a specific local area. With thanks to the following… • LH ‘Daisy’ Johnson who has created an extensive spreadsheet list of children and young adult books and where they are set within the UK. For our resource, we have used this information but removed books for ‘Young Adults’, books more suitable for Key Stage 1 or where suitable age ranges cannot be identified. I have also removed some books due to low online user ratings. The main blog can be found at www.didyoueverstoptothink.wordpress.com and there are links to the original book list on the website, • A great interactive map with specific locations for Scottish children’s books which can be found at: www.discoverkelpies.co.uk/kelpies-near-you/ • Hundreds of authors and teaching members of the Twitter community NEW - 20/01/19 CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE PRICING PLANS! Get a teacher or school licence to access all our resources here: https://www.mracdpresent.com/plans-pricing
FREE Reading (Reconsidered) Spine for Primary Schools
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FREE Reading (Reconsidered) Spine for Primary Schools

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**UPDATED: 01.09.19 ** This is a FREE reading spine for UK Primary Schools based on ‘Reading Reconsidered’ by Doug Lemov. It is based on his ‘5 Plagues of Reading’ which he feels children should have access to throughout their school lives in order to better comprehend the more challenging texts expected of them in secondary school and beyond. The 5 areas include: 1.) Archaic Texts 2.) Non-Linear Time Sequences 3.) Narratively Complex 4.) Complexity of Plot/Symbolic 5.) Resistant Texts Having completed the reading spine, it was clear and obvious that, although covering the five plagues is a worthwhile target, there are so many other children’s books which are wonderful to study at a primary level, and so I have also included a quick reference guide to Pie Corbett’s free Scholastic reading spine and a range of other ‘go-to’ resources to help you when selecting the right books for your school. It also ensures schools do not repeat books, books are at an appropriate level and there is a justified theme running through your school’s book choices. This will hopefully become an ever-evolving document and will be updated regularly so please feel free to leave comments or email me at mracdpresent@gmail.com with other recommendations. Doug Lemov concludes it succinctly in his book: “If teachers want to ensure maximum achievement in reading and maximum readiness for college, text selection deserves greater attention and intentionality. This does not mean that every book needs to be selected using a ‘maximum value for learning’ calculation. Some should be; we hope many will. Choosing others sheerly for the pleasure of it or on a lark is fine as long as the overall portfolio of books is intentional and balanced.” I hope your school finds it useful, Mr D
FREE - The 7 Story Types Poster Set for KS1 and KS2
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FREE - The 7 Story Types Poster Set for KS1 and KS2

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7 posters based on Chistopher Booker’s ‘The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories’. Posters include: 1.) Overcoming the enemy 2.) Rags to Riches 3.) The Quest 4.) Voyage and Return 5.) Comedy 6.) Tragedy 7.) Rebirth The resource includes an explanation of each story type and links to book examples for KS1 and KS2. Enjoy the resource! Mr D
FREE - World Book Map (KS2) by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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FREE - World Book Map (KS2) by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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This is a FREE A3 display poster for classrooms or staffrooms which shows the locations of children’s books across the world. Also included is an extensive list of other books based in countries around the globe which are all suitable for the Key Stage 2 classroom. This is a great way to promote a geographical understanding of the world as well as discover both historical and modern books told in a specific country. Enjoy, Mr D www.mracdpresent.com
FREE SAMPLE - 40 Reading Comprehensions Using Lyrics Book 1 - Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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FREE SAMPLE - 40 Reading Comprehensions Using Lyrics Book 1 - Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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THIS IS A FREE SAMPLE COPY of the following product: 10 week bundle of reading comprehensions linked to a variety of rock, pop and alternative songs specifically chosen for this pack. Each song is broken down into 4 reading comprehensions, starting with retrieval and recording, then context clues, inference and finally an assessment where children are encouraged to work out what type of question they are being asked. Weekly lesson plans are provided along with answer sheets. Breaking reading down into key skills will allow children to appreciate, understand and enjoy these songs whilst focusing on improving their comprehension with this structured and precise method. Songs include: Big Yellow Taxi (by Joni Mitchell) Indian Sunset (by Elton John) Ironic (by Alanis Morissette) Pompeii (by Bastille) Space Oddity (by David Bowie) The Trooper (by Iron Maiden) The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (by Gordon Lightfoot) Thriller (by Michael Jackson) What is Truth? (by Johnny Cash) What’s he Building? (by Tom Waits)
FREE Times Table Rock Star Certificates (Unofficial)
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FREE Times Table Rock Star Certificates (Unofficial)

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Unofficial Times Table Rock Star Certificates 3-12 Times Table Rock Hero Certificates 3-12 Times Table Rock Legend Certificates 3-12 Times Table Rock Star Certificates Also includes All Times Table Rock Hero Certificates All Times Table Rock Legend Certificates All Times Table Rock Star Certificates Great for schools and classes to use as an incentive for achieving 'Hero', 'Legend' or 'Star' status when completing their daily 'Times Table Rock Star' work. www.ttrockstars.com www.mracdpresent.com
FREE Austin's Butterfly PowerPoint
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FREE Austin's Butterfly PowerPoint

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The wonderful Ron Berger video about critique and feedback teaches children to improve their work through peer-feedback which is kind, help and specific. The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqh1MRWZjms This is a PowerPoint where I have re-drawn the pictures in the video so they can be used in class or shared with staff. Enjoy! Mr D
FREE Teachers Rock! - The Album
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FREE Teachers Rock! - The Album

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Teachers Rock! There are a lot of talented teachers out there who rock these days! Here are 10 teachers who live, or have lived, a double life as both teacher and musician. They are all active members of the teaching community on Twitter and have produced some awesome music which we have compiled for your listening pleasure. Patersani (Ofelia) Love Ends Disaster! (Suzanne) Apollo Junction (Paris) Dystopian Future Movies (Inertia) Shortwave Fade (Ghost) One for The Road (Fields of Athenry) Under a Banner (Inseparable) Duke and the Darlings (Days of Wonder) Mosaic (Song Here) Disco Mister (Feed the Rich) Check out the original blog post with biographies from each band and a list of 10 famous musicians who were teachers. The blog can be found HERE.
FREE Adjectives Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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FREE Adjectives Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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FREE Adjectives Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present taken from "The Literacy Jukebox" available on the App Store. Enjoy this fantastic hip-hop and dance sing-a-long by Mr D and his alien friend Bertram. 1 x Adjectives Song 1 x Adjectives Instrumental 1 x Adjectives Lyrics Magic adjectives, Describe for me, Magic adjectives, From London to N.Y.C!
FREE Nouns Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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FREE Nouns Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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FREE Nouns Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present taken from "The Literacy Jukebox" available on the App Store. Learn all about nouns with Mr D and his class in this fantastic sing-a-long ballad! 1 x Nouns Song 1 x Nouns Instrumental 1 x Nouns Lyrics A noun is an idea, Person, place or thing, Let’s hear you sing!
FREE SAMPLE - Slow Writing Primary Pack
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FREE SAMPLE - Slow Writing Primary Pack

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THIS IS A FREE SAMPLE COPY of the following product: This all-in-one Slow Writing Pack contains differentiated writing frames, a weekly lesson plan which can be used time and time again, as well as teacher/child criteria tick sheets. Using the 2014 National Curriculum and a range of alternative sentence ideas, the pack is suitable for Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Also provided, are resource ideas and games to help you take Slow Writing further, This is a brilliant way for children to edit, re-draft and improve their work, as well as applying grammar and punctuation skills with strict guidelines.
FREE Punctuation Nation Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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FREE Punctuation Nation Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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FREE Punctuation Nation Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present taken from "The Literacy Jukebox" available on the App Store. From full-stops to semi-colons, listen to Mr C as he takes you on a punctuation journey like no other! 1 x Punctuation Nation Song 1 x Punctuation Nation Instrumental 1 x Punctuation Nation Lyrics Let’s end this frustration and teach punctuation ‘til it reaches the corners of our proud nation!
FREE Adverbs Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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FREE Adverbs Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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FREE Adverbs Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present taken from "The Literacy Jukebox" available on the App Store. Learn all about adverbs with Mr D and his alien friend Bertram in this alternative hip-hop song for the classroom! 1 x Adverbs Song 1 x Adverbs Instrumental 1 x Adverbs Lyrics Verbs are action words, Like – fight, climb, jump, rest, walk, clean or feed, Like – fly, miss, build, whisper, cry or succeed, Now take heed, I’m gonna give you all you need!
Changing State Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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Changing State Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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Join Mr A, Mr C and Mr D in this rock song about the three states of matter, suitable for children in KS2. With a catchy chorus and memorable lyrics, this song is a great way to help your class learn to improve their understanding of this tricky area of the curriculum. LISTEN TO SAMPLES OF ALL OUR SCIENCE SONGS HERE: (Copy and paste the link below into your browser) https://soundcloud.com/mracdpresent/sets/the-science-album-by-mr-a-mr-c-and-mr-d-present This Changing State Song Pack contains the following: 1 x Changing State song (mp3) 1 x Changing State instrumental (mp3) 1 x Lyrics (pdf) www.mracdpresent.com
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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Join Mr A, Mr C and Mr D (and their alien friend Bertrum) in this great rock song about equivalence, suitable for children in KS2. With memorable lyrics, alternative rock music and a catchy chorus, this song is a great way to help your class learn shortcuts to improve their skills. LISTEN TO SAMPLES BEFORE YOU BUY (Copy and paste the link into your browser) https://soundcloud.com/mracdpresent/sets/the-maths-album-by-mr-a-mr-c-and-mr-d-present This Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Song Pack contains the following: 1 x Fractions, Decimals and Percentages song (mp3) 1 x Fractions, Decimals and Percentages instrumental (mp3) 1 x Lyrics (pdf) www.mracdpresent.com
Skeleton and Bones Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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Skeleton and Bones Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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Join Mr A, Mr C and Mr D in this electro song about the parts of the human skeleton, suitable for children in KS2. This song is a great way to help your class learn to improve their understanding of this tricky area of the curriculum. LISTEN TO SAMPLES OF ALL OUR SCIENCE SONGS HERE: (Copy and paste the link below into your browser) https://soundcloud.com/mracdpresent/sets/the-science-album-by-mr-a-mr-c-and-mr-d-present This Skeleton and Bones Song Pack contains the following: 1 x Skeleton and Bones song (mp3) 1 x Skeleton and Bones instrumental (mp3) 1 x Lyrics (pdf) www.mracdpresent.com
Coordinates Song - by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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Coordinates Song - by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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Join Mr A, Mr C and Mr D in this great rap song about coordinates, suitable for children in KS2. With memorable lyrics, hip-hop music and a catchy chorus, this song is a great way to help your class learn about position and direction! LISTEN TO SAMPLES BEFORE YOU BUY (Copy and paste the link into your browser) https://soundcloud.com/mracdpresent/sets/the-maths-album-by-mr-a-mr-c-and-mr-d-present This Coordinates Song Pack contains the following: 1 x Coordinates song (mp3) 1 x Coordinates instrumental (mp3) 1 x Lyrics (pdf) www.mracdpresent.com
Negative Numbers Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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Negative Numbers Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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Join Mr A, Mr C and Mr D in this great alternative rock song about negative numbers, suitable for children in KS2. With memorable lyrics and a catchy chorus, this song is a great way to help your class learn to improve their understanding of this tricky area of the curriculum. LISTEN TO SAMPLES BEFORE YOU BUY (Copy and paste the link into your browser) https://soundcloud.com/mracdpresent/sets/the-maths-album-by-mr-a-mr-c-and-mr-d-present This Negative Numbers Song Pack contains the following: 1 x Negative Numbers song (mp3) 1 x Negative Numbers instrumental (mp3) 1 x Lyrics (pdf) www.mracdpresent.com
Quadrilaterals Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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Quadrilaterals Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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Join Mr A, Mr C and Mr D in this great sing-a-long song about quadrilateral shapes, suitable for children in KS2. With memorable lyrics and a catchy chorus, this song is a great way to help your class learn to improve their knowledge of 2D shape properties. LISTEN TO SAMPLES BEFORE YOU BUY (Copy and paste the link into your browser) https://soundcloud.com/mracdpresent/sets/the-maths-album-by-mr-a-mr-c-and-mr-d-present This Quadrilaterals Song Pack contains the following: 1 x Quadrilaterals song (mp3) 1 x Quadrilaterals instrumental (mp3) 1 x Lyrics (pdf) www.mracdpresent.com
Earth, Sun and Moon Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present
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Earth, Sun and Moon Song by Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

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Join Mr A, Mr C and Mr D (and their alien friend Bertrum) in this hip-hop song about planets, suitable for children in KS2. With a catchy chorus and memorable lyrics, this song is a great way to help your class learn to improve their understanding of this tricky area of the curriculum. LISTEN TO SAMPLES OF ALL OUR SCIENCE SONGS HERE: (Copy and paste the link below into your browser) https://soundcloud.com/mracdpresent/sets/the-science-album-by-mr-a-mr-c-and-mr-d-present This Earth, Sun and Moon Song Pack contains the following: 1 x Earth, Sun and Moon song (mp3) 1 x Earth, Sun and Moon instrumental (mp3) 1 x Lyrics (pdf) www.mracdpresent.com