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I have 18 years teaching experience across all of KS2 and KS1 and am currently working in KS1. My resources are all linked to the new National Curriculum and I try to upload whole units of work.

I have 18 years teaching experience across all of KS2 and KS1 and am currently working in KS1. My resources are all linked to the new National Curriculum and I try to upload whole units of work.
Owl Babies Talk for Writing unit of work for Year 1
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Owl Babies Talk for Writing unit of work for Year 1

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This unit of work has been planned for 20 to 30 minute sessions based on The Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson. The unit is planned for 2 to 3 weeks with extended lesson time given to the writing sessions. I have included a story map to help them memorise the text. This story links well with learning about animals in KS1 science lessons.
2 week unit of planning for descriptive writing based on The Great Explorer by Chris Judge
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2 week unit of planning for descriptive writing based on The Great Explorer by Chris Judge

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This is a Year 2 resource. Two weeks of detailed lesson plans plus smartboards for eight lessons where smartboards are required. There is a link in the planning to an online reading of the book. This is a great way for year 2 children to include adjectives and adverbs in their descriptive writing. There is also a link to a video clip of The Northern Lights to inspire the children. The activities are differentiated either by a worksheet or by differentiated expecttations set out as success criteria. I have successfully used this unit of literacy to link to our history topic on Explorers from the past including Christopher Columbus. The story of the Great Explorer follows the adventures of a child who sets off to the North Pole to rescue his Dad. Follow up work on a news report and information writing to follow.
Unit of Work Talk for Writing on Toby and the Great Fire of London by Margaret Nash and Jane Cope
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Unit of Work Talk for Writing on Toby and the Great Fire of London by Margaret Nash and Jane Cope

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This unit of work has been planned for a year 1 class Talk for Writing sessions. Each lesson is planned for between 20 and 30 minutes with extended time given for the writing sessions. The aim is for the children to write a character description of Toby that they memorise as a class followed by a more independent character description of either themselves or King Charles II. It links really well with KS1 history about The Great Fire of London and allows them to build up a bank of adjectives and confidence in writing noun phrases.
Homework sheets for year 2 literacy and numeracy
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Homework sheets for year 2 literacy and numeracy

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These homework sheets remind the children to practise their reading and spelling as well as give them a quick times table activity, SPAG activity and a small maths challenge. There are 11 weeks of homework sheets in this bundle.
Talk For Writing Unit of Work on Katie in London by James Mayhew
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Talk For Writing Unit of Work on Katie in London by James Mayhew

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This unit of work was planned for a year 1 class for their Talk for Writing lessons. The unit of work lasts for 2 to 3 weeks. Each lesson is planned for between 20 and 30 minutes with an extended time given for the final pieces of writing. Although these sessions are short, I have previously used the book and ideas for a year 2 literacy unit of work. The book fits really well into a topic about London and links well to KS1 Geography identifying and comparing key physical features of a city/town. This planning suggests changing the story from Katie visiting London to Katie visiting Barnsley but it easy to adapt it to the place that you are teaching in. I have included a story map to remember the beginning of the story and a simplified version that can be simplified further as the text that the children can remember and then have a go at writing.
Homework sheet for year 2
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Homework sheet for year 2

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A quick homework sheet that reminds children to practice their reading and spellings and then gives them a few times tables, a quick maths activity and a quick SPAG activity.