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I started as an Early Years teacher but now teach Year 1 and love it!! I enjoy making my lessons as fun and creative as I can whilst still having clear learning objectives. I hope you and your children enjoy my resources as much as the children in my class did.

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I started as an Early Years teacher but now teach Year 1 and love it!! I enjoy making my lessons as fun and creative as I can whilst still having clear learning objectives. I hope you and your children enjoy my resources as much as the children in my class did.
Year 1  Week's English Planning and resources based around the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Year 1 Week's English Planning and resources based around the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Detailed English planning for Year 1 based on the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. Activities are differentiated as appropriate. There are plenty of opportunities for speaking and listening, along with peer work. Day 1 focuses on working together to make a list of different ways to use a stick. Day 2 encourages children to answer the question 'What is the most dangerous thing about being a stick man?' Children are invited to take on the point of view of Stick Man, arguing their view point and justifying their decision. Day 3 invites children to pretend they are Stick Man and recount the story to their family at dinner. Day 4 focuses on Stick Man's feelings and emotions throughout the story. Day 5 invites children to write postcards and letters from Stick Man’s point of view back to his family about one of his adventures.
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Phonics Phase 2 and 3 Early Reading Comprehension Practice for young children

Phonics Phase 2 and 3 Early Reading Comprehension Practice for young children

I found it difficult to find any simple comprehension practice activities for my struggling readers, so I designed 5 very simple activities which involve children reading CVC words like pig, mop, bat and then colouring in the matching picture. The children then read a sentence, for example, The cat is in the red box. Finally, they answer 2 simple multiple choice questions, for example, What is in the box?
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Early Years Differentiated English/Literacy Planning based on the story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

Early Years Differentiated English/Literacy Planning based on the story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

This resource includes 12 days worth of English/Literacy planning based on the wonderful story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke. The activities are engaging and fun whilst promoting a love of writing and storytelling. Each day has a whole class input and 4 clearly differentiated activities. This plan was written for Early Years but could easily be adapted for Year 1. I have included a few resources, but mostly you'll just need a toy London bus and plenty of imagination! Have fun!
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Grade 1 Superhero/Lego Movie Weekly English Planning based on Describing Characters and Settings

Grade 1 Superhero/Lego Movie Weekly English Planning based on Describing Characters and Settings

Full week's English planning for Grade 1. Children start the week by describing their favourite superhero and then go on to discuss whether Emmet from The Lego Movie is a superhero. The children describe Emmet and then go on to create Bricksburg or Cloud Cuckoo Land out of lego/collage materials. They finish the week by describing one of these settings using their senses. AWESOME week of activites which particularly inspired the boys in my class. Please note - this was written based on English National Curriculum
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Bundle of 4 Weekly Multisensory Phonics Plans and Resources to teach oa, ow, er, ur, or, and ar

Bundle of 4 Weekly Multisensory Phonics Plans and Resources to teach oa, ow, er, ur, or, and ar

Resource Bundle includes 4 weekly plans to teach vowel digraphs oa, ow er, ur, or, ar; as well as other aspects of phase 3 phonics, such as tricky words and the alphabet. Each day has 4 clearly differentiated activities for children to apply their new knowledge. Many resources are included in the bundle. Any resources which are not included can be found in the classroom or online. Hope your children have lots of fun with these multisensory activities.
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Grade 1 Enchanted Wood Creative Literacy Planning for Outdoor Learning/Forest Schools

Grade 1 Enchanted Wood Creative Literacy Planning for Outdoor Learning/Forest Schools

My children loved these activities. Ideally, you will need access to a woodland area. We began by visiting the 'Wise Tree' in the wood. The children sat around the tree and waited for it to whisper their names. They approached the tree and chose a name from each bag. This became their woodland name, for example Creeping Blackberry or Misty Willow. The children loved these names and we ended up using them in our daily register! The children then used their senses to describe the woods. On Day 2, the children wrote a description of the woods using their senses and exciting adjectives. On Day 3 we began to question whether or not the wood is enchanted! The children looked for clues in the woods before making their decision. For example, is it just a flower or is it a fairy's umbrella? On Day 4 the children wrote a description of what they found. For example, Walking in the enchanted wood I see an icy, frozen troll's tear. This can then be made into a shape poem on Day 5. This was a wonderful week of activities, loved by boys and girls alike. Enjoy!! Please note this was written using the English National Curriculum objectives
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Grade 1 Week's English Planning and resources based on the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Grade 1 Week's English Planning and resources based on the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Weekly planning based on The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. On Day 1 children listen to and retell the story through story maps. On Day 2 children use adjectives to change the opening sentence of the story. On Day 3 they explore woodland creatures and introduce a new character into the story. On Day 4 children use adjectives to describe the Gruffalo. On Day 5 children create their own terrible creature and describe him/her. This planning could easily be adapted/extended, so that children write their own version of The Gruffalo. Please note this planning has been written using the English National Curriculum objectives.
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Grade 1 Week's English Planning and resources based around the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Grade 1 Week's English Planning and resources based around the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Detailed English planning for Grade 1 based on the story of Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. Activities are differentiated as appropriate. There are plenty of opportunities for speaking and listening, along with peer work. Day 1 focuses on working together to make a list of different ways to use a stick. Day 2 encourages children to answer the question 'What is the most dangerous thing about being a stick man?' Children are invited to take on the point of view of Stick Man, arguing their view point and justifying their decision. Day 3 invites children to pretend they are Stick Man and recount the story to their family at dinner. Day 4 focuses on Stick Man's feelings and emotions throughout the story. Day 5 invites children to write postcards and letters from Stick Man’s point of view back to his family about one of his adventures. Please note this planning has been written using the English National Curriculum objectives.
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4 Early Years Lesson Plans and Resources Based on the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

4 Early Years Lesson Plans and Resources Based on the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

These lessons were planned for a series of 4 EYFS English lessons, but could easily be adapted for Year 1 children. The first lesson focuses on introducing the story and the children talking and writing about their own bedtime routines. The second lesson encourages children to retell the story using words and actions before sequencing the story using pictures and sentences. The third lesson takes the children outdoors as they change the setting of the story to Mr Bear trying to get to sleep in his tent in the woods. Children go on a sound walk to identify sounds which might keep Mr Bear awake. The final lesson encourages children to write their own simple story of Peace at Last with the new setting of the 'the woods'. If you do not have access to woodland, other outdoor areas could be used. All activities are differentiated and engaging. Hope your children enjoy them as much as mine. The sequencing pictures have been taken from the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy.
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Minibeast Band Music Plan

Minibeast Band Music Plan

I created this plan for FS2, but it could easily be adapted for other ages. Children explore a range of instruments before coming together to form their own minibeast band. The children loved it!
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EYFS Differentiated English/Literacy Planning based on the story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

EYFS Differentiated English/Literacy Planning based on the story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

This resource includes 12 days worth of English/Literacy planning based on the wonderful story Naughty Bus by Jan Oke. The activities are engaging and fun whilst promoting a love of writing and storytelling. Each day has a whole class input and 4 clearly differentiated activities. This plan was written for EYFS (F2) but could easily be adapted for Year 1. I have included a few resources, but mostly you'll just need a toy London bus and plenty of imagination! Have fun!
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Mini Unit EYFS/Year 1 Witches' Brew English Lesson Plans and Resources

Mini Unit EYFS/Year 1 Witches' Brew English Lesson Plans and Resources

A 3 day unit with a follow up idea for a 4th day. Resources include 3 days of planning written for Year 1, but adaptable for EYFS and Year 2. Also included are 3 differentiated recipe resource sheets for children to sequence the Witches Brew made on day 1 (4 ingredient simple recipe included); a powerpoint of ideas to help children think of their own ingredient ideas - with a focus on adjectives; and cute differentiated mini cauldron pages for children to write their own recipes for Witches Brew and make into a book.
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Bundle of 4 Weekly Differentiated Multisensory Phonics Plans and Resources to teach oa, ow, er, ur, or and ar

Bundle of 4 Weekly Differentiated Multisensory Phonics Plans and Resources to teach oa, ow, er, ur, or and ar

Resource Bundle includes 4 weekly plans to teach vowel digraphs oa, ow, er, ur, or, ar; as well as other aspects of phase 3 phonics, such as tricky words and the alphabet. Each day has 4 clearly differentiated activities for children to apply their new knowledge. Many resources are included in the bundle. Any resources which are not included can be found in the classroom or online. Hope your children have lots of fun with these multisensory activities.
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EYFS Weekly Differentiated Phonics Planning and Resources for vowel digraphs 'er' and 'ur'

EYFS Weekly Differentiated Phonics Planning and Resources for vowel digraphs 'er' and 'ur'

This resource includes a detailed weekly phonics plan to teach vowel digraphs er and ur; and also a day on the alphabet. It also provides opportunities to revisit prior learning. Each day has 4 clearly differentiated activities aimed at children in the early years. I have also included all the resources I made to go with the planning. Any other resources can be found in the classroom or online.
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Weekly EYFS Phase 3 MultisensoryDifferentiated Phonics Planning and Resources to teach ar and or

Weekly EYFS Phase 3 MultisensoryDifferentiated Phonics Planning and Resources to teach ar and or

This resource includes a detailed weekly plan with 4 daily differentiated activities to teach vowel digraphs ar and or; and also tricky words. The activities are fun and multisensory. Many of the activity resources are included in the resource. The only ones which are not are the ones I have ready made or will need to be made specifically for your classroom. Examples of activities include:- word detective, read and write the classroom, twister phonics, treasure map and pirate hat spelling, and popcorn games. Hope you and class enjoy!
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EYFS Phase 3 Weekly Differentiated Phonics Planning and Resources  for 'oa' and tricky word 'are'

EYFS Phase 3 Weekly Differentiated Phonics Planning and Resources for 'oa' and tricky word 'are'

A detailed weekly phonics plan with 4 clearly differentiated activities each day. The weekly objective is to teach vowel digraph oa and tricky word are. There are also plenty of opportunities to revisit prior learning. Activities are multisensory to engage young children and include tricky word splat, mirror mirror tricky words and goat in a boat phoneme spotter story. Some resources are included, others I already have or are available online/in the classroom. Resources are provided in black and white, and can be printed on coloured paper to save ink. Have fun!
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EYFS Weekly Differentiated Multisensory Phonics Planning for vowel digraph 'ow'

EYFS Weekly Differentiated Multisensory Phonics Planning for vowel digraph 'ow'

This resource includes a detailed weekly plan focused on teaching the vowel digraph 'ow' through fun multisensory clown themed activities. Friday looks at teaching the alphabet. Each day has 4 clearly differentiated activities to support children working within phase 2 and 3 phonics. Some resources are included although most can be found in the classroom or online. Have fun!
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Year 1 Week's English Planning and resources based on the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Year 1 Week's English Planning and resources based on the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Weekly planning based on The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. On Day 1 children listen to and retell the story through story maps. On Day 2 children use adjectives to change the opening sentence of the story. On Day 3 they explore woodland creatures and introduce a new character into the story. On Day 4 children use adjectives to describe the Gruffalo. On Day 5 children create their own terrible creature and describe him/her. This planning could easily be adapted/extended, so that children write their own version of The Gruffalo.
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Year 1 English Planning based on John Lewis' The Bear and the Hare Christmas advert

Year 1 English Planning based on John Lewis' The Bear and the Hare Christmas advert

3 days of planning and resources based on the beautiful, inspirational John Lewis' The Bear and the Hare Christmas advert. Activities include exploring why Christmas is special to us, writing a letter to Bear describing why he should wake up for Christmas, and adding speech bubbles to scenes from the animation. Written for Year 1, this planning could easily be adapted for older children.
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Year 1 Grammar Singular to Plural Nouns - s and es

Year 1 Grammar Singular to Plural Nouns - s and es

Simple activity for introducing plurals. Cut out the 10 cards and laminate. Children spend time adding the correct ending to make the noun plural to match the pictures using e or es (5 of each). Children can then record the singular word and plural word on the recording sheet next to the corresponding picture.
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Dinosaurs Love Underpants Literacy/English Planning and Resources for Year 1/Grade 1

Dinosaurs Love Underpants Literacy/English Planning and Resources for Year 1/Grade 1

This planning is based on the story Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman. It includes a detailed weekly plan aimed at Year 1 children, but could easily be adapted for EYFS as it was written for children just moving into year 1. The main objectives of the plan focus on sentence work and adjectives, but also includes independent activities based on the story. Also included are resources to support the plan - underpants template, images from the story, dinosaur sentences with adjectives, writing frame, and colourful underpants with the letters of the alphabet.
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