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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.
Thousands of Report Comments All Primary School+ Teacher Report Writing Assistant

Thousands of Report Comments All Primary School+ Teacher Report Writing Assistant

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.
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International Volunteer Day - PowerPoint Presentation + 31 Different Teaching Activities To Try

International Volunteer Day - PowerPoint Presentation + 31 Different Teaching Activities To Try

You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different activities being shown in each of photos. I have combined a great presentation on volunteering with 31 different fun teaching activities you can try to do with your class. These activities will help boost their confidence, memory and vocabulary skills. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about International Volunteer Day. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different voluntary 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.
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Thinking Hat Detention Reflection Worksheet

Thinking Hat Detention Reflection Worksheet

I have designed a Thinking Hat Detention Reflection Worksheet. What makes it special? It makes the student think about their actions from 6 different angles. It looks as the positives, the negatives, the facts, the feelings, the future and where their actions might have been correct (thinking creatively). Then there is an interesting thought web to complete on the back of it. It is just a nice way to reflect on the actions without getting angry or being punished with more work etc... If you like this resource, please leave a comment and a review. For more of my teaching resources, please visit my Educational Resources Blog (http://www.timetoteach.co.uk).
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Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night Bundle

Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night Bundle

Everyone loves a great bonfire. This great bundle includes safety tips and writing prompts about bonfires, so it is perfect for any Guy Fawkes week!
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Year 6 SPAG 2016 sample papers - Questions and answers - all in single document!

Year 6 SPAG 2016 sample papers - Questions and answers - all in single document!

Why use this when the questions and answers are free online? Simply because I have taken the questions and *COMBINED* them with the answers, making the lesson a lot simpler to teach! I love to revise grammar. I don't like needing to constantly refer between the answers and the questions to get the most out of each lesson. I decided the simplest thing was to simply combine the question paper and the marking schemes into a single document. The idea is simple - you ask a question - the children then show their answers and then you check the answers as a class against the official marking scheme answers. This helps to keep revision fun and the lessons snappy.
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18 Different Maths and Grammar SATS Tests (Hundreds of differentiated practice questions!)

18 Different Maths and Grammar SATS Tests (Hundreds of differentiated practice questions!)

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.
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ESL Super Bundle

ESL Super Bundle

Here are lots of different fun teaching resources for students who are learning to speak English as a second language, or for students who want to revise and improve their understanding of English. This is perfect for both an home or school setting.
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Big Grammar Book 2 - 101 worksheets for English lessons for  Elementary Level (A1 / A2)

Big Grammar Book 2 - 101 worksheets for English lessons for Elementary Level (A1 / A2)

, BGB 2 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 & 2 (pp.68-69). The material starts off at beginner level, with the alphabet worksheets, then gets progressively more difficult, while staying in Elementary (A1 / A2) level. 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 big grammar book 2 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 big grammar book 2! Remember, a good understanding of English grammar will open doors of opportunity.
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Primary School Multiplication and Division Bundle

Primary School Multiplication and Division Bundle

Are you looking for different multiplication and division quizzes, mental maths tests and teaching resources? This has materials for both KS1 and KS2 children. These would be excellent teaching resources for anyone wanting to boost their multiplication and division skills.
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Anti-bullying Bundle

Anti-bullying Bundle

This is a cross curricular teaching resource for talking about friendship, family and bullying. It provides you with the images you can use to discuss sensitive topics with your class. The anti-bullying posters could be printed off and shown all around your school. Likewise, they could be used to inspire a class to create their own, more personal and targetted versions.
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National Week Bundles

National Week Bundles

A wide range of different presetations about different national weeks such as anti-bullying week, Science week, Climate Change Week, Christian Aid Week, Interfaith Week, Road Safety Week... lots of different visual images to help start a wide range of different discussions about each topic.
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Ks1 SATs Revision 2016 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic and Paper 2: reasoning as PowerPoints

Ks1 SATs Revision 2016 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic and Paper 2: reasoning as PowerPoints

I love to work through SATs papers are part of my revision program. These two PowerPoints are designed for whole class interaction. All the students need are some whiteboards. Each question is immediately followed by its answer. This has lots of motivational and organisational benefits. The first is the students get immediate feedback on their ideas and misconceptions, without needing to wait until the end of a test. It also means different students can explain each of their solving strategies to the class and help everyone become more effective learners. As the answers are straight after the questions, it is possible to simply use these PowerPoints for 5 minutes a day and still get the full benefit as all the questions are immediately solved. This is also a nice way of tutoring students at home. The tutor can then focus on the areas the students to need to work harder in.
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Black  History Bundle

Black History Bundle

I have collected together inspirational visual images about Black month. This bundle contains images of famous black personalities from history. In addition, it contains an interesting presentation about racism in the UK.
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2016 Year 6 Sample SATS Maths Papers - Questions And Answers

2016 Year 6 Sample SATS Maths Papers - Questions And Answers

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.
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Year 6 SPAG Revision Pack! Hundreds of questions from the 2016, 2015 and 2014 papers

Year 6 SPAG Revision Pack! Hundreds of questions from the 2016, 2015 and 2014 papers

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.
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ESL Teaching Pack Bundle

ESL Teaching Pack Bundle

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!
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