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I am the Head Teacher Of Maria International School Of Bucharest in Romania. I am also very keen at developing different TES teaching resources to discover what works well for different classes. I am constantly looking for new and exciting different ways of presenting and teaching different primary topics, especially maths topics.

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I am the Head Teacher Of Maria International School Of Bucharest in Romania. I am also very keen at developing different TES teaching resources to discover what works well for different classes. I am constantly looking for new and exciting different ways of presenting and teaching different primary topics, especially maths topics.
Winter Solstice and Winter Photos - PowerPoint + Creative Writing Prompts + 31 Teaching Activities
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Winter Solstice and Winter Photos - PowerPoint + Creative Writing Prompts + 31 Teaching Activities

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You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different activities being shown in each of photos. I have created an additional set of writing prompts to encourage creative writing in the classroom and a second PowerPoint presentation to explain how to can use the Photo flashcards in 31 different classroom teaching activities. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Winter and Winter Solstice. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different winter activities. The students can then discuss what they think each one was saying or thinking. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
December Celebration PowerPoint Teaching Pack.
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December Celebration PowerPoint Teaching Pack.

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I have collected another great set of PowerPoints for teachers. This months lessons cover Bodhi Day, Christmas, Drawing Figures, International Mountain Day, International Volunteer Day, Ludwig Van Beethoven's Birthday, Monkey Day, Motivational Quotes, Motivational Road Signs, News Year Eve, St Nicholas Day, Winter Solstice, World AIDS Day. You could use them to create different interesting, colourful displays or show them as PowerPoints to promote talking and discussion in the classroom.
Thousands of Report Comments All Primary School+ Teacher Report Writing Assistant
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Thousands of Report Comments All Primary School+ Teacher Report Writing Assistant

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I collected together thousands of different report comments used by the QCA to describe learning outcomes and created a whole school report writing tool for every class in a primary schools. It will save you hours and hours when you write your reports. I can now write all my school reports in an afternoon or a couple of evenings. I have used this set of report writing comments for the last 10 years. I have included a link to help you download the freeware report writing software and also a step by step guide to help you get the most out of this wonderful software. I have gone through hundreds of different teaching schemes written by the QCA and I have re-written their learning outcomes as report comments. It is now possible to simply click the different things a student has achieved in a specific topic and cut and paste it into your school reports. I have made sure that for English and Maths, that it is possible to differentiate between high, middle and lower achieving children. Each report is still written with a single child in mind, and so every report still comes out unique and special to that student. The difference being you now simply add their name, their sex and click on the statements which are relevant to them. In the past, I have received great praise for this material and often it has been described as a life or career saver, when teachers needed to produce a complete set of high quality teaching resources in a very short time. Please note - due to the huge number of different files and comments I have produced, it is still possible there will be an occasional typo in the comments bank. Please read and check your reports after writing them to make sure they are perfect before sending them out.
10 FREE Maths Posters For Every Classroom! Download and Share Today!
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10 FREE Maths Posters For Every Classroom! Download and Share Today!

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As my Anti-bullying posters (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/10-free-anti-bullying-week-posters-for-every-classroom-download-and-share-today-11168376) proved so popular, I thought I would continue the series and create a set of motivational maths posters. You could add them to the classroom or all around the school. The would make an excellent resource for International Mathematics day, Pi day or any other numeracy day. If you like these resources, please click the heart on this page to get informed of when I upload my next set of FREE poster resources. Please also take the time to say something nice about these resources as you can imagine, they take a long time to make and nice comments motivate me to make more of them!
FREE Year 1 Termly Maths Assessments Using The Wigan Maths Assessment Papers
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FREE Year 1 Termly Maths Assessments Using The Wigan Maths Assessment Papers

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While the Wigan LEA website disappeared, taking all its maths resources with it, I kept a copy and then made a complete set of PowerPoint Maths assessments I want to share with everyone. These would be great for revising for the KS1 SATs tests. There are two different formats, you can either show them a question, then let them work out the answer and check their answers, or you can show them each question in turn and set them sme time to find the answer and then ask them the next question until you finish the test. I have also included the original test papers for teachers who want to print out all the test papers and answers all in one go. I hope you find them as useful as I do with my own class.
Year 6 SPAG Revision Pack! Hundreds of questions from the 2016, 2015 and 2014 papers
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Year 6 SPAG Revision Pack! Hundreds of questions from the 2016, 2015 and 2014 papers

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I love to teach KS2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling. I make it into a game. The students see the question and then answer them on a mini whiteboard. I sometimes put them into pairs or teams to discuss their ideas. Then I show them the answers. We discuss the different answers together. I hated having to have the answers and questions separately and so I have combined the different question and answer papers into a single presentation. This presentation also tells them what would have been acceptable or unacceptable answers. The tests are differentiated so there are Level 3-5 tests and Level 6 tests. The students should try to do them all, to both consolidate and extend their learning. These KS2 SPAG Revision test materials will make learning more fun and the students more motivated to achieve. You will notice in the sample 2016 tests, there is now a single test for all students, which explains why there is no separate tests for levels 3-5 and level 6. Please take the time to to look at these resources and comment on them. For more teaching resources, please visit http://www.TimeToTeach.co.uk.
2016 Year 6 Sample SATS Maths Papers - Questions And Answers
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2016 Year 6 Sample SATS Maths Papers - Questions And Answers

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In 2016, there will be a new Maths test format. I have taken the sample 2016 Maths SATs tests and combined the original question and answer papers into single documents. This means you can ask a single question to the class, wait for a response on their mini white boards and then check their answers against the official marking scheme. Check out my new video on how to make this lesson extra successful. The great thing about this is it really reduces the amount of stress in the classroom as the students are able to work on their own, in pairs or small teams to work out the answer. They can then discuss their different strategies at resolving each of the questions.. This is a nice set of teaching resources to keep a lesson well paced and snappy. Please leave your comments about it below.
Motivational Quotes for the classroom - PowerPoint and Display Materials
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Motivational Quotes for the classroom - PowerPoint and Display Materials

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Are you looking for some nice, eye catching motivational quotes to hang around your classroom and in the corridors to motivate children towards being more self confident and more successful? Perhaps you are looking for a simple set of pictures to use in an assembly? I have collected together some great quotes, which you could discuss with your class or the whole school. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different ideas being shown in each of photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Motivational Quotes for the classroom.. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into types of quotes. The students can then discuss how they could use this idea in their own lives. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
World Television Day + 31 Different Ways Of Using This Teaching Resource In The Classroom
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World Television Day + 31 Different Ways Of Using This Teaching Resource In The Classroom

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You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials being shown in each of the photos. I have included a teacher guide explaining the 31 different teaching activities you could use this teaching resource. This helps you to get a lot more out of your purchase and helps to improve both your students' vocabulary and memory skills. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about World Television Day. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different World Television Day related activities. The students can then discuss why they think each one is important. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
18 Different Maths and Grammar SATS Tests (Hundreds of differentiated practice questions!)
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18 Different Maths and Grammar SATS Tests (Hundreds of differentiated practice questions!)

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I want to make KS2 SATs revision fun. I want it to be something students and teachers really enjoy. I have taken each of the SATs tests and combined the original test papers and the original marking schemes into PowerPoints where you ask a question and immediately see the the answer on the next slide. This teaching packs covers KS2 Maths and KS2 SATs SPAG tests (Spag is English grammar, punctuation and spelling Papers) The idea is that you can now ask a question and all your students show you the answer on their mini-whiteboards and then you discuss the answers together and see what would have got one or two points. As the students can work in pairs or small groups on the questions, they are less stressed and enjoy the whole revision process. In addition, it gives them a chance to learn about other student's strategies. This pack could be used in the classroom for whole class teaching, for small groups or at home as a great teaching resource. If you like this teaching resource, check out my teaching resources at http://www.TimeToTeach.co.uk. If you like these resources, be sure to leave a nice comment. Nice comments make my day, and motivate me to write more teaching resources.
44 Mini Books x2 to x12 Multiplication Times Table Tests - 4 per table +  answers + Instructions
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44 Mini Books x2 to x12 Multiplication Times Table Tests - 4 per table + answers + Instructions

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I was trying to think of different ways of making practicing time tables more fun. This is a fun activity. Perfect for Homeworks etc. I have now made it into an easy print books to make your life easier. Child make mini origami books, each with the times table in them and then the answers at the end, so they can be used for self checking. If you prefer no answers, it is a matter of moments to edit out the answers using a paint program. They can be used for testing or simple revision.
ESL Teaching Pack Bundle
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ESL Teaching Pack Bundle

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A lovely collection of different ESL Teaching Resources to teach a wide range of ages and skills. There is something for everyone in this collection. You will be able to get your class talking!
KS1 SATs Revision Bundle
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KS1 SATs Revision Bundle

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KS1 SPAG and SATS revision worksheets and Phonic Screen Revision. These are great teaching resources you can use both in the classroom and also at home. Try it today
Year 6 Maths SATS 2014 Past Papers - Levels 3 - 5 and Level 6 - Questions And Answers
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Year 6 Maths SATS 2014 Past Papers - Levels 3 - 5 and Level 6 - Questions And Answers

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I have found a way of making Maths revision a lot more fun. I have combined the official question papers and the official marking schemes into a single document. This means you can ask a question, the students show their answers on mini whiteboards and then as a class, you look at the official answers and look at what the students would have scored. As this is a whole class teaching activity, students can work in pairs or small teams and discuss their ideas and strategies together. This really reduces the level of stress as children are able to build on each others skills. This teaching resource could be used in the classroom or at home. This teaching resource is a lot of fun and will make a difference to your students attitudes to maths. Keep Maths Fun! Tell me what you think of this teaching resource in the comments box below!
Ozone Layer Preservation Day - PowerPoint + 31 Teaching Ideas For Using This Resource
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Ozone Layer Preservation Day - PowerPoint + 31 Teaching Ideas For Using This Resource

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Are you interested in teaching about the Ozone layer? I have created a simple PowerPoint presentation for this topic. I have also created a PowerPoint explaining 31 different ways you could use this teaching resource in your classroom. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials being shown in each of the photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Ozone Layer Preservation Day. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different Ozone Layer Preservation Day ideas. The students can then discuss how they can save the ozone. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
101 KS1 English Grammar SAT Revision Worksheets Book 2 + Answers
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101 KS1 English Grammar SAT Revision Worksheets Book 2 + Answers

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Like the first version of 101 KS1 English Grammar SAT Revision Worksheets (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/101-ks1-grammar-sats-revision-worksheets-11189210), it is packed with 101 printable worksheets for teaching and improving grammar skills in English. The topics are wide and varied, starting with Essential English worksheets that cover the basics, like the alphabet, days, months, and telling the time; then tenses (a lot about tenses!), then irregular verbs, question forms, word order in sentences, parts of English, uncountable nouns, and so on! If you have used the first BGB, you will know what to expect from this one. Around 25% of the worksheets in this book are closely modelled on activities in BGB 1, for example Full Stops 1 (pp.68-69). The material starts off at beginner level, with the alphabet worksheets, then gets progressively more difficult. Only towards the end do things get “tougher”, with articles, conditionals, and phrasal verbs making their inevitable appearance! Don’t worry – all the answers and notes for use are included at the back of this book. English teachers can use Another 101 KS1 English Grammar SAT Revision Worksheets in class, although it may be better to use the worksheets for homework and let students focus on speaking and listening and group work – producing language – in class. It is ideal for private study – i.e. homework or self-study – and also for use in online lessons. Teachers can adapt the worksheets in this book, and I would positively encourage them to treat many of the pages as templates for producing their own activities. For example, the sentence building worksheets (from p.60) would be ideal for adaptation, among many others. I hope you enjoy learning English with Another 101 KS1 English Grammar SAT Revision Worksheets! Remember, a good understanding of English grammar will open doors of opportunity. Please note: This was originally marketed under the title Big Grammar Book 2. If you have bought this title, you do not need to buy this book.
Special Events October Teaching Pack - Lots of Displays and PowerPoints in one handy pack.
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Special Events October Teaching Pack - Lots of Displays and PowerPoints in one handy pack.

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Want to celebrate world's teacher day, Black history month, the national day of China, Drawing events, Walk to school month, World Animal day and world space week? Want to save a huge amount of time looking for all your own resources? These resources could be used a focal point for a PowerPoint presentation, a cool backdrop to an assembly or printed out and used as a weekly changing display.
3D Monthly Desktop Targets Pyramid, Motivational Quotes And Positive Behaviour System
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3D Monthly Desktop Targets Pyramid, Motivational Quotes And Positive Behaviour System

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Make target setting an interactive, hands on activity! This ideas is based on a simple 3D square based pyramid net. There is space on each side for students to write down their monthly English, Maths and Social targets. There is also a space for their name and something they learnt in the previous month. I added the motivational quotes so students appreciate what they are learning towards. I added the positive behaviour system, where the students move around the track each time they achieve their pyramids targets! The harder they work, the faster they move around the track. Lots of fun for everyone! I have created this worksheet in black and white so teachers can either print them on white paper or onto different coloured papers, the idea being to change the colour of the pyramid every month, so everyone knows which pyramid they should now be following.