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Beth Reynolds

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Resources for a Primary Classroom. Some lesson planning, some games, some presentations and worksheets to save you time. I am a KS2 teacher and PSHE lead in my school. I promote growth mindsets, thinking skills and I am a fully qualified mindfulness teacher. Check out my whole school planning for PSHE to include relationships, mindfulness and thinking skills. To support the understanding and development of thinking skills, I have shared my progression in thinking document.

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Resources for a Primary Classroom. Some lesson planning, some games, some presentations and worksheets to save you time. I am a KS2 teacher and PSHE lead in my school. I promote growth mindsets, thinking skills and I am a fully qualified mindfulness teacher. Check out my whole school planning for PSHE to include relationships, mindfulness and thinking skills. To support the understanding and development of thinking skills, I have shared my progression in thinking document.
Division Game CLIC Maths Where's Mully? Progress drive and activities
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Division Game CLIC Maths Where's Mully? Progress drive and activities

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I have created this resource as I love teaching maths using the CLIC maths format and ‘Where’s Mully?’ is among one of the most popular maths games in my class. (For me and the kids!) This game develops competency in quick mental division and is an excellent and instant assessment of your children’s times tables knowledge. In this powerpoint I have worked through all of the progression steps. If you start at the beginning, you can see accelerated learning. I haven’t included decimal numbers but once you get the hang of it, you can adapt it to whatever your children need. Please let me know if you have found this resource useful and how you have used it with your class. Enjoy
Christmas Activities
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Christmas Activities

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A couple of lovely Christmas activities for literacy and numeracy that I have adapted and developed over the years. I have aimed them at my year 4 class but they can be edited for use in any KS2 class. Some are my own, some I have found and adapted for my class. My husband would like recognition for helping me to write the ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ comprehension questions. If you find this resource useful, please let me know. Enjoy! HoHoHO
Multiplication and Division Mastery Activities Including Greater Depth for Year 2
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Multiplication and Division Mastery Activities Including Greater Depth for Year 2

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I have made this for my year 2 class. I will show one question each morning for the children to attempt as they come into the classroom. Before our maths lesson, we will look at the children’s ideas and work through the problem together. I will then put up a similar problem after lunch for them to have a go again. You can easily edit the resource. I’ve written questions inspired by the MathsHubs. www.mathshubs.org.uk Let me know if you find this resource useful.
CLIC maths lessons
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CLIC maths lessons

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My weeks worth of 20 minute quick fire CLIC lessons that I planned for my year 4 class based on the Big Maths CLIC maths planning for term 3. I reuse the templates and just add in the objectives and activities. CLIC stands for ‘Counting’, ‘Learn Its’, ‘It’s Nothing New’ and ‘Calculation’.
BLM Black Children’s Achievement Programme Assemblies
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BLM Black Children’s Achievement Programme Assemblies

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I am posting these on behalf of Stephanie Bowgett. Stephanie is a retired teacher who worked for two years as a consultant for the Black Children’s Achievement Programme funded by the DFS. They produced loads of teaching materials to supplement the curriculum, all at public expense which were free on the National Strategies website, all lost or archived as soon as there was a government change. Most of us will remember this trauma. The following resources were developed to encourage group discussion, questioning and looking at probabilities. They include strategies from the sister EAL programme designed to develop academic language and draw heavily on Philosophy for Children. All tried in classrooms in Kirklees. They include Sarah Forbes Bonetta, Muhammad Ali, Walter Tull, Pablo Fanque, Mae Jemison, Anansi in Africa and Jamaica, a wall display of Black inventors and audits of the environment and curriculum to identify Black representation. There are several PowerPoint assemblies, including Muhammad Ali, Walter Tull, Ruby Bridges, Sarah Breedlove Walker, Willard Wigan, Chinwe Chukwuogo Roy. Useful sets of photos if nothing else. Stephanie has shared them so if anyone can use them they are welcome, they were paid for by the tax payer!
BLM Black Children’s Achievement Programme History
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BLM Black Children’s Achievement Programme History

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I am posting the following resources on behalf of Stephanie Bowgett. Stephanie is a retired teacher who worked for two years as a consultant for the Black Children’s Achievement Programme funded by the DFS. They produced loads of teaching materials to supplement the curriculum, all at public expense which were free on the National Strategies website, all lost or archived as soon as there was a government change. Most of us will remember this trauma. The following resources were developed to encourage group discussion, questioning and looking at probabilities. They include strategies from the sister EAL programme designed to develop academic language and draw heavily on Philosophy for Children. All tried in classrooms in Kirklees. They include Sarah Forbes Bonetta, Muhammad Ali, Walter Tull, Pablo Fanque, Mae Jemison, Anansi in Africa and Jamaica, a wall display of Black inventors and audits of the environment and curriculum to identify Black representation. There are several PowerPoint assemblies, including Muhammad Ali, Walter Tull, Ruby Bridges, Sarah Breedlove Walker, Willard Wigan, Chinwe Chukwuogo Roy. Useful sets of photos if nothing else. Stephanie has shared them so if anyone can use them they are welcome, they were paid for by the tax payer!
The Pied Piper
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The Pied Piper

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An introduction to the Pied Piper. We read the text to support our topic, Medieval Life. We wanted to investigate archaic language and discover what the characters were searching for. I wrote my own shorter version so we could teach it through Talk For Writing. Let me know if you are interested in this version of the text.
More CLIC lessons
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More CLIC lessons

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I have created this resource for my y4 class although it can be adapted. The activity is designed to be a quick fire number activity that develops competency in understanding place value, counting and calculation. There is an emphasis on the 9x tables and jigsaw numbers. Please let me know if you have found this resource useful and how you have used it with your class. Enjoy :)
Mindfulness Glitter Jar instructions
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Mindfulness Glitter Jar instructions

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I deliver mindfulness lessons to 7-11 year olds and during the lessons I use lots of models to represent the process of mindfulness. The glitter jar is one of those tools that has proven to be a big hit with the kids. This is just a set of simple instructions to make a jazzy glitter jar. I hope you enjoy this resource, if so let me know. Enjoy :) EDIT: Remember to use biodegradable glitter
BLM Black Children’s Achievement Programme Literacy Lessons
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BLM Black Children’s Achievement Programme Literacy Lessons

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I am posting these on behalf of Stephanie Bowgett. Stephanie is a retired teacher who worked for two years as a consultant for the Black Children’s Achievement Programme funded by the DFS. They produced loads of teaching materials to supplement the curriculum, all at public expense which were free on the National Strategies website, all lost or archived as soon as there was a government change. Most of us will remember this trauma. The following resources are a part of a collection developed to encourage group discussion, questioning and looking at probabilities. They include strategies from the sister EAL programme designed to develop academic language and draw heavily on Philosophy for Children. All tried in classrooms in Kirklees. The resources found here and in the collection (see my shop) include Sarah Forbes Bonetta, Muhammad Ali, Walter Tull, Pablo Fanque, Mae Jemison, Anansi in Africa and Jamaica, a wall display of Black inventors and audits of the environment and curriculum to identify Black representation. There are several PowerPoint assemblies, including Muhammad Ali, Walter Tull, Ruby Bridges, Sarah Breedlove Walker, Willard Wigan, Chinwe Chukwuogo Roy. Useful sets of photos if nothing else. Stephanie has shared them so if anyone can use them they are welcome, they were paid for by the tax payer!
Quick Times Tables Game
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Quick Times Tables Game

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This game is a basic bingo board with randomised numbers to help your class practise the times tables. It is based on TNT Tables from 10 Maths Miracles. I can't seem to download it so my husband made this basic version. If any one knows how I can obtain the real game, please let me know. I'm going to use this with my year 4 class but you can adapt it for any year group by changing the range or the time you give your children to work it out. Let me know how you get on. :)
Progression in Thinking
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Progression in Thinking

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If you are developing thinking skills, philosophy (P4C), growth mindsets or any other programme of study that focuses specifically on thinking in your school, this is a really useful document to help to better understand what progression of thinking in children might look like. It took me ages to write it and I expect there will be the odd spelling mistake etc... But it is an adaptable and very useful resource to use to measure the progression in thinking throughout the Early Years and Primary age range. Please let me know if you find this document useful and how you have used it in your school. Thank you :)
The 7 Days of Mindfulness by Beth Reynolds
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The 7 Days of Mindfulness by Beth Reynolds

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I have been practising different forms of mindfulness for over 20 years and have found these techniques to be a valuable method for remaining focused, calm and successful. I began teaching mindfulness as I am keen to share the benefits with others. When I’m teaching, I find mindfulness is a great technique to foster in the classroom as it can create a calm and positive learning environment for both myself and the children. For several years I have been teaching children, adults and families, focused mindfulness techniques. I have always been a personal advocate of using these techniques to help us find more joy in our day to day lives. This is one of the main reasons for creating this workbook, 7 Days of mindfulness. I want to share with you some of the techniques I use regularly, the reasons I use them and the benefit of regular mindful practice. I am a teacher with an interest in promoting positive mental health in young children, teenagers and in young adults. However, I think children and young adults of all ages can enjoy my 7 days of mindfulness. Here are the audio links to accompany. https://soundcloud.com/minibee/sets/7-days-of-mindfulness-by-beth Please enjoy and if you find them useful, please like my resource and leave a comment. I am also interested in any feedback, how you found the session went and anything I could improve. Please feel free to send a private message if you have any questions. Kind regards and happy breathing, Beth Reynolds :) If you are interested in training to teach Mindfulness, check out: https://virtual-institute.youthmindfulness.org/courses/youth-mindfulness-kids-programme-teacher-training
Mental Maths Multiplication Progress Drive and Activities
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Mental Maths Multiplication Progress Drive and Activities

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I have created this resource as I love teaching maths using the CLIC maths format and Coin Multiplication is among one of the most popular maths games in my class. (For me and the kids!) This game develops competency in the skills of partitioning, halving , doubling and multiplying by 10. In this powerpoint I have worked through all of the progression steps. If you start at the beginning, you can see accelerated learning. I haven’t included decimal numbers but once you get the hang of it, you can adapt it to whatever your children need. Please let me know if you have found this resource useful and how you have used it with your class. Enjoy :)
Emotional Literacy Lesson
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Emotional Literacy Lesson

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I created this presentation as a way to help my year 4 children to better understand and identify the many different feelings they have, to be able to name them specifically and to enable them to better express themselves when they have a problem . This is also an excellent way to develop emotional vocabulary for story telling. I hope you enjoy this resource, please let me know if you find it useful. Thank You :)
Questions to support mastery and greater depth for addition and subtraction in year 2
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Questions to support mastery and greater depth for addition and subtraction in year 2

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I have made this for my year 2 class. We have just completed the addition and subtraction unit and I wanted some fun questions to use as revision. I will show one question each morning for the children to attempt as they come into the classroom. Before our maths lesson, we will look at the children’s ideas and work through the problem together. I will then put up a similar problem after lunch for them to have a go again. You can easily edit the resource. I’ve taken the questions from the MathsHubs. www.mathshubs.org.uk I hope you find this useful. I might do the same at the end of each unit so watch out for length and mass. Let me know if you would find that useful and I’ll be more motivated to create it. :)
Beowulf Reading Tasks
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Beowulf Reading Tasks

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I created this presentation to support our class guided reading sessions for Michael Morpurgo's interpretation of Beowulf. The tasks are suited to a more able y4/5 class and only cover chapter 1. I hope you find this resource useful, please let me know what you think. Enjoy :)