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I am an extremely passionate English teacher who loves teaching and creating resources to support children with their English skills. My passion is phonics, which I believe is the foundation for every child's reading journey. My aim is to help all children develop a love of reading and writing!

I am an extremely passionate English teacher who loves teaching and creating resources to support children with their English skills. My passion is phonics, which I believe is the foundation for every child's reading journey. My aim is to help all children develop a love of reading and writing!
Guided Reading Record Year 2
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Guided Reading Record Year 2

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Use these guided reading records to assess your weekly reading objectives in class. The met and revisit boxes are great for highlighting any reading objectives that need more reinforcement. These reading records have been management and inspector approved ad a useful assessment tool. All the reading objectives are clearly stated to ensure full coverage of the reading curriculum.
Tuesday Inference Lesson - KS1
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Tuesday Inference Lesson - KS1

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Here is an inference lesson perfect for exploring the text ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner. The lesson focuses on thinking about what the characters may say and think. Easy to adapt lesson for yourself.
Tuesday Inference Lesson KS1
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Tuesday Inference Lesson KS1

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Here is an inference lesson perfect for exploring the text ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner. I linked the lesson with using colourful semantics to help children frame their answers which worked very well for KS1 children, especially for EAL pupils.
Writing Frame for the text 'Tuesday'
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Writing Frame for the text 'Tuesday'

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Use this writing template for your KS1 pupils to write the story based on the text ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner. I used it as part of the cold task following the ‘talk for writing’ approach.
Guided Reading Record Year 3
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Guided Reading Record Year 3

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Use these guided reading records to assess your weekly reading objectives in class. The met and revisit boxes are great for highlighting any reading objectives that need more reinforcement. These reading records have been management and inspector approved as a useful assessment tool. All the reading objectives are clearly stated to ensure full coverage of the reading curriculum. These were very useful as an English lead too as they ensured good coverage of the reading objectives and progression throughout the primary school - see my bundle for records from Foundation Stage to Year 6.
Guided Reading Record Year 5
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Guided Reading Record Year 5

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Use these guided reading records to assess your weekly reading objectives in class. The met and revisit boxes are great for highlighting any reading objectives that need more reinforcement. These reading records have been management and inspector approved as a useful assessment tool. All the reading objectives are clearly stated to ensure full coverage of the reading curriculum. These were very useful as an English lead too as they ensured good coverage of the reading objectives and progression throughout the primary school - see my bundle for records from Foundation Stage to Year 6.
Guided Reading Record Year 4
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Guided Reading Record Year 4

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Use these guided reading records to assess your weekly reading objectives in class. The met and revisit boxes are great for highlighting any reading objectives that need more reinforcement. These reading records have been management and inspector approved as a useful assessment tool. All the reading objectives are clearly stated to ensure full coverage of the reading curriculum. These were very useful as an English lead too as they ensured good coverage of the reading objectives and progression throughout the primary school - see my bundle for records from Foundation Stage to Year 6.
Punctuation Lesson KS1
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Punctuation Lesson KS1

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Use this for a punctuation boost in your KS1 classroom. Great for teaching the different sentence types too. Easy to adapt to your own lesson.
Writing Instructions KS1
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Writing Instructions KS1

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Use these slides or adapt them to your own lessons for helping children learn about instructions. Includes: -How to set a ‘cold task’ for writing, -Following instuctions for making palydough, -I used the task slide for ‘distance learning’ just pdf and add it to seesaw.
Retelling the text 'Tuesday'
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Retelling the text 'Tuesday'

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Do you use ‘Talk for Writing’ to teach writing? If so, here are a set of lessons to use for the text ‘Tuesday’ by David Wienser. Use the text example which is suitable for KS1 children. My class loved using the text maps to retell the story and were able to internalise the story very quickly. This was great to develop their story language and worked very well for both higher attainers and SEND children. The outcomes of the children’s writing was fantastic. I will definitely use this unit in my teaching again.
Guided Reading Record Year 1
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Guided Reading Record Year 1

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Use these guided reading records to assess your weekly reading objectives in class. The met and revisit boxes are great for highlighting any reading objectives that need more reinforcement. These reading records have been management and inspector approved as a useful assessment tool. All the reading objectives are clearly stated to ensure full coverage of the reading curriculum. These were very useful as an English lead too as they ensured good coverage of the reading objectives and progression throughout the primary school - see my bundle for records from Foundation Stage to Year 6.