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Hi I am an ex Primary School Head Teacher who is passionate about making attractive, tried and tested, time-saving resources for teachers. I have over 25 years teaching experience and all of these resources have been tested in 'the field'. Please take the time to have a look - they are all sensibly priced, Having had over 500,000 views and over 380,000 downloads as 'free' resources, all of these resources have been updated and are now on sale. There also many new resources on my site.

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Hi I am an ex Primary School Head Teacher who is passionate about making attractive, tried and tested, time-saving resources for teachers. I have over 25 years teaching experience and all of these resources have been tested in 'the field'. Please take the time to have a look - they are all sensibly priced, Having had over 500,000 views and over 380,000 downloads as 'free' resources, all of these resources have been updated and are now on sale. There also many new resources on my site.
The Great Titanic Debate - Who really was to blame?
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The Great Titanic Debate - Who really was to blame?

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This brilliant activity involves a class taking the roles of the 10 people (or groups of people) who could in some part be blamed for the sinking of the Titanic and the subsequent loss of over 1500 lives. The materials included here give you all the facts and everything you’ll need to conduct a killer debate. I did this with my Year 6 class, but it could be used with children from years 4 - 8. This is a tried and trusted resource which had over 7000 downloads as a free resource. It has been updated and is now even easier to use - all you’ll need is a printer, a pair of scissors, 11 envelopes and a willing class! Also check out my new debate resource…who was to blame for the outbreak of the First World War? Thanks
Narrative story start activity - Choose the correct genre
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Narrative story start activity - Choose the correct genre

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These two worksheets contain 11 imaginiatively written different story starts. Each of these story starts is based around a different narrative genre. The worksheet asks the children to choose the correct genre and then to highlight evidence for their choice. This resource has been updated and was downloaded over 1400 times as a free resource. It is a 'ready-to-go' and just needs downloading and printing for the children to use as a worksheet. Alternatively you could use these 11 story starts as stimulus for writing...these are great to get children thinking in a particular narrative genre. I have used this resource a lot over the years with years 3-6.
English Lateral Thinking Problems. Find the 'Missing Link'
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English Lateral Thinking Problems. Find the 'Missing Link'

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This is a fun end of the day activity which can be used for a whole class. The idea is that the children are given the two end words and have to work out which middle (or link) word connects both words to create a new word or phrase. For example: Cauliflower ? Ache ‘Cauliflower blank, blank ache?’ Which word goes in between ‘cauliflower’ and ‘ache’ to make two separate phrases? Solution: Cauliflower Ear Ache This activity encourages the children to think laterally and to draw on their general knowledge to solve the problems. To help you these clues have been written in alphabetical order. These problems are an ideal end of the day activity and can be written on the board or simply read out. For younger children or those that are stuck, try putting the first letter of the link word in to help them. This resource contains over 300 different problems. Some will make even the brightest children think
Set of 8 Non-Fiction Writing Success Ladders - ideal for self, peer and teacher assessment.
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Set of 8 Non-Fiction Writing Success Ladders - ideal for self, peer and teacher assessment.

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This resource contains 8 attractive 'pre-populated' success ladders incorporating all the key elements of each of these styles of writing. Included are success criteria for what makes a good; biography, non-chronological report, diary entry, explanation text, formal letter, informal letter, newspaper report and persuasive text. This resource also includes a blank success ladder should you wish to edit and create your own.
The complete Year 5 & 6 Spelling List Programme
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The complete Year 5 & 6 Spelling List Programme

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This is a unique resource which contains the complete Year 5 and 6 spelling list programme. In 2014 the Year 5 & 6 spelling list was introduced. This contained 100 words that all Year 5 & 6 pupils should be able to spell correctly. This imaginative way of learning and testing these spellings is contained in 8 weekly parts, each including a humorous story setting the 12 words for the week in context. This booklet also contains an additional story assessing the 24 homophones, which many Year 5 and 6 pupils still struggle to use correctly in their writing. Story titles are imaginative and include; 'Vanessa and the Robot Dog,' 'The Story of the Richest Girl in the World, 'Marvo, Crusty and the Incredible Barrel Bet,' and 'Brave Sir John and the Smell of Fear.' to name but a few. This 60 page book is an essential resource for Year 5 and 6 teachers preparing for SATs and also useful for teachers in years 7 and 8 completing catch up programmes. I hope you will enjoy using this resource.
World War 1 Debate...who really was to blame?
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World War 1 Debate...who really was to blame?

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This resource contains all the information needed to run a killer debate centred around who (or what) was to blame for the outbreak of the First World War. This resource includes 13 pages of facts and images, details of how to run the debate, information and images to create the background to this complex conflict and teacher notes to enable anyone to run what is likely to be a heated but very exciting set of sessions or a whole unit of work. All you need to run this debate is a printer, a pair of scissors, 11 envelopes and a willing class. Please also check out my other debate information on this website - Who was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic? If you have downloaded this resource, please take the time to write a review…all feedback greatly appreciated. Thanks Rich
One a Day SPaG Worksheets with answers
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One a Day SPaG Worksheets with answers

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This resource contains 5 separate SPaG Worksheets. Each one has been based on the materials contained in the 2016 and 2017 SPaG papers and is useful in the run up to May's Tests. These resources have been tried and tested and downloaded over 1000 times as a free resource. Each worksheet contains an easy to use answer sheet too!
Story Starters - eight different story starts, ideal for creative writing!
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Story Starters - eight different story starts, ideal for creative writing!

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This resource simply contains eight great story starters. They are short story starts to get the creative juices flowing and contain a box for the author’s illustration, should they so wish. These starters are entitled ‘The Iceberg’, ‘The Storm’, ‘The Ring,’ ‘The Bombing,’ ‘The Cave,’ ‘Take The Wheel!,’ ‘Survivor,’ and ‘The Hole.’ I have used these to create great class books of all the stories and the children love reading them to each other and to younger children in the school. They can stimuate writing on many themes; adventure stories, mysteries, horror stories, historical tales etc…This resource is a ‘ready-to-go’ resource and simply download and print these 8 A4 sheets.
Grammar Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet A with answers
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Grammar Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet A with answers

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Here is a practise worksheet for the GPS paper. This resource has been downloaded over 2500 times as a free resource and has been updated and improved and now includes an answer sheet. I have also created other GPS practise worksheets with answers. If you have downloaded this worksheet please write a review...all feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working Towards the Standard.
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Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working Towards the Standard.

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This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource and has now been updated and made easier to use. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Star Wars themed cards and incorporates the 12 elements needed to be sure your pupils are working towards the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2. This resource comes with a pupil sheet and 12 Star Wars cards. It could be used for pupils in years 2-6, or indeed year 7 pupils who did not meet the expected standard in writing at then end of Key Stage 2. This resource accompanies my other resources - with Pop Stars & Star Wars themed assessment frameworks for both; meeting the expected standard and working at greater depth.
Phonics Screening Check Practise Materials & Record Sheet
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Phonics Screening Check Practise Materials & Record Sheet

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Contained in this resource is a full phonics screening check practise paper. This, like the real thing, has 20 real and 20 pseudo words. I have also made it look as much like the real thing as possible. This resource also contains a record sheet for the teacher to record individual children's scores. If you have downloaded this resource please take the time to write a review - check out my other resources on this site, follow me as an author. Thanks - rich4ruth
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet C with Answers
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Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet C with Answers

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Here is a practise worksheet ideal for revision for the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling paper. This resource contains authentic sample questions and includes a complete answers sheet, so all the work has been done for you. This is also useful as a homework sheet. I have also created a number of other practise worksheets all with answers attached. if you have downloaded this worksheet, please provide feedback...all reviews welcomed. Thanks
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet E with Answers
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Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet E with Answers

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Here is a practise worksheet ideal for revision for the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling paper. This resource contains authentic sample questions and includes a complete answers sheet, so all the work has been done for you. This is also useful as a homework sheet. I have also created a number of other practise worksheets all with answers attached. If you have downloaded this worksheet, please provide feedback...all reviews welcomed. Thanks
Grammar Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet B with answers
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Grammar Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet B with answers

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Here is a practise worksheet for the GPS paper. This resource has been downloaded over 2500 times as a free resource and has been updated and improved and now includes an answer sheet. I have also created other GPS practise worksheets with answers. If you have downloaded this worksheet please write a review...all feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Star Wars Themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment record sheet bundle
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Star Wars Themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment record sheet bundle

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This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Star Wars themed cards and incorporates the 30 elements needed to ensure your pupils are working from 'towards the expected standard' at the end of Key Stage 2 through 'working at the expected standard' to 'working at greater depth'. This resource comes with 3 pupil sheets and 30 Star Wars themed cards. It could be used for pupils in years 5 & 6, or indeed year 7 pupils who did not meet the expected standard in writing at the end of Key Stage 2.
Pop Stars Themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet Bundle
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Pop Stars Themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet Bundle

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This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Pop Stars themed cards and incorporates the 30 elements needed to ensure your pupils are working from 'towards the expected standard' at the end of Key Stage 2 through 'working at the expected standard' to 'working at greater depth'. This resource comes with 3 pupil sheets and 30 Po Stars themed cards. It could be used for pupils in years 5 & 6, or indeed year 7 pupils who did not meet the expected standard in writing at the end of Key Stage 2.
Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working at Greater Depth.
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Star Wars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working at Greater Depth.

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This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource and has now been updated and made easier to use. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Star Wars themed cards and incorporates the 6 elements needed to be sure your pupils are working at Greater Depth at the end of Key Stage 2. This resource comes with a pupil sheet and 6 Star Wars themed cards. It could be used for pupils in years 5 and 6, or indeed year 7 pupils who met but did not exceed the expected standard in writing at then end of Key Stage 2. This resource accompanies my other resources - with Pop Stars & Star Wars themed assessment frameworks for both; meeting the expected standard and working towards the expected standard.
Pop Stars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working at Greater Depth.
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Pop Stars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working at Greater Depth.

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This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource and has now been updated and made easier to use. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Pop Stars themed cards and incorporates the 6 elements needed to be sure your pupils are working at Greater Depth at the end of Key Stage 2. This resource comes with a pupil record sheet and 6 Pop Stars themed cards. It could be used for pupils in years 5 and 6, or indeed year 7 pupils who were not working at Greater Depth at then end of Key Stage 2. This resource accompanies my other resources - with Pop Stars & Star Wars themed assessment frameworks for both; meeting the expected standard and working towards the expected standard.
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet D with Answers.
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Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Practise Worksheet D with Answers.

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Here is a practise worksheet ideal for revision for the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling paper. This resource contains authentic sample questions and includes a complete answers sheet, so all the work has been done for you. This is also useful as a homework sheet. I have also created a number of other practise worksheets all with answers attached. If you have downloaded this worksheet, please provide feedback...all reviews welcomed. Thanks
Pop Stars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working Towards the Standard.
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Pop Stars themed KS2 Writing Teacher Assessment Record Sheet - Working Towards the Standard.

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This resource has been updated to reflect the new 2017-18 Key Stage 2 writing teacher assessment frameworks published in September 2017. This resource has been downloaded over 11,000 times as a free resource and has now been updated and made easier to use. It incentivises pupils to achieve the targets needed winning Pop Star themed cards and incorporates the 12 elements needed to be sure your pupils are working Towards the Expected Standard at the end of Key Stage 2. This resource comes with a pupil sheet and 12 Pop Star themed cards. It could be used for pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, or indeed year 7 pupils who have still not met the expected standard in writing at then end of Key Stage 2. This resource accompanies my other resources - with Pop Star themed & Star Wars themed assessment frameworks for both; meeting the expected standard and working at greater depth.