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After 19 years at the chalk face, I have a very good idea of what works and what doesn't. The resources in my shop have all been designed and used by me throughout my career and have been tested on live children (none of whom were injured in the process) If you'd like to see a resource I haven't yet uploaded, please let me know as I probably have something useful tucked away (but bear with me, as I still work full time and we all know how many hours that means!)

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After 19 years at the chalk face, I have a very good idea of what works and what doesn't. The resources in my shop have all been designed and used by me throughout my career and have been tested on live children (none of whom were injured in the process) If you'd like to see a resource I haven't yet uploaded, please let me know as I probably have something useful tucked away (but bear with me, as I still work full time and we all know how many hours that means!)
100 Happy Things - Summer Holidays

100 Happy Things - Summer Holidays

126 different ideas to keep children busy over the summer. The activities range from 'learn to juggle' to 'hide a note for someone you love' to 'write your name in the sand or mud' Children should choose up to 100 of their favourites (blanks supplied for them to write their own) and stick on a large piece of paper (title also supplied). They then have a list of boredom busters and, at the end of the holidays, a record of all the things they've done. Ideal end of term filler activity to keep them busy in a positive way!
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Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia support activities

Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia support activities

Hundreds of ideas designed to support children who have dyslexia, dyscalculia or dyspraxia. The activities are split into KS1 and KS2 and are designed to be undertaken either as part of small group work or one to one. Each activity uses minimum resources and gives clear instructions on how to carry out and extend the child's ability.
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Science-based KS2/KS3 VCOP/Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Materials

Science-based KS2/KS3 VCOP/Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Materials

6 VCOP based worksheets all using the theme of 'Materials' The worksheets consist of the following: A detailed reading comprehension A 'choose the correct spelling' activity (with answers for self-marking) A cloze procedure activity (with answers) Dictionary and thesaurus work on the vocabulary used in the topic A punctuation activity (with answers) A final comprehension activity - use the facts covered to produce a 'fact file' of top 10 facts from the topic
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KS2 Triangular Numbers 5 Worksheets + Answers

KS2 Triangular Numbers 5 Worksheets + Answers

5 Triangular number worksheets. 3 of the worksheets explore the basic principles of triangular numbers and the remaining 2 are investigations designed to apply the knowledge gained. Each worksheet begins with a comprehensive explanation and comes with a mark sheet, making them ideal for a homework task which could be self-marked.
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KS2 Spanish SoW Greetings and Numbers

KS2 Spanish SoW Greetings and Numbers

A full half term's worth of lesson plans and resources, including learning objectives (in line with new NC), worksheets and PowerPoints. 6 lessons plus a fun consolidation session. Some lessons use the book 'Spanish Speaking Activities' by Brilliant Publications, which can be downloaded from their website as an eBook.
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Huge KS2/KS3 VCOP & Comprehension Pack

Huge KS2/KS3 VCOP & Comprehension Pack

18 VCOP/Comprehension packs (each containing: A detailed reading comprehension A 'choose the correct spelling' activity (with answers for self-marking) A cloze procedure activity (with answers) Dictionary and thesaurus work on the vocabulary used in the topic A punctuation activity (with answers) A final comprehension activity - use the facts covered to produce a 'fact file' of top 10 facts from the topic) TOPICS: Amphibians, Birds, Coastal Habitats, Dinosaurs, Food Chains, Digestive system, Earthquakes, Fish, Friction, Gravity, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Magnets, Mammals, Materials, Micro-organisms, Reptiles, The Nervous system Check out my other resources at www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/smithy123
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60 KS1/LKS2 French activities - games, PowerPoints, worksheets and resources

60 KS1/LKS2 French activities - games, PowerPoints, worksheets and resources

A comprehensive pack of excellent resources to support MFL teaching in your classroom. All the resources have been used successfully across KS1 and Lower KS2 to support younger children as they learn the basics in French. The pack contains the following resources (PPT represents a PowerPoint presentation or activity): PPT supporting counting to 10 using phonetic prompts + 10 associated flash cards PPT supporting counting to 10 out of order PPT single screen to show asking someone’s name (and answering correctly) + associated flash cards + practise worksheet PPT to support asking how much or how many PPT to support saying ‘My name is..’ Numbers to 10 jigsaw Blank number flash cards – design your own PPT to support asking how old someone is, and answering correctly + How old are you? flash cards Number digits and words matching cards 5 different PPT to support learning colour names + colours without names to revise + colour name flash cards Numbers to 20 flash cards How are you? Flash cards with appropriate responses Double sided colour flash cards with picture on one side and colour name on the other Beanstalk activity with numbered leaves to practise ordering numbers correctly ‘Draw something the right colour’ activity pages 10 large colour flash cards Match the item to its colour worksheet Question and answer speech bubbles to practise conversations 2 x PPTs to support learning animal names A treasure hunt game which can be used across the curriculum PPT to practise counting objects PPT – Facts and Questions about France PPT Colour Toy Shop to practise colour names PPT Simple Quiz Simple map of France to complete with city names, rivers etc. 2 Simple animal matching games Colours and animals worksheet Questions colours and counting game Structured conversation cards PPT Fruit names with pronunciation PPT what is your favourite colour? PPT Different drink names PPT Days and Months Fruit Flash Cards Days of the week flash cards Foodstuffs flash cards + Foodstuffs and prices flash cards Do you like… flash cards with responses Days of the week word search with answer key Cut and Match drinks names activity Language spinner resource PPT Alphabet and letter sounds + Alphabet letter sounds help mat Question dice Euro notes and coins (not real, sorry!)
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KS2 Spanish SoW Greetings, Clothing, Shopping

KS2 Spanish SoW Greetings, Clothing, Shopping

A full half term's worth of lesson plans and resources, including learning objectives (in line with new NC), worksheets and PowerPoints. 6 lessons plus a fun consolidation session. Some lessons use the book 'Spanish Speaking Activities' by Brilliant Publications, which can be downloaded from their website as an eBook.
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KS2 SoW Spanish Going to the Shops

KS2 SoW Spanish Going to the Shops

A full half term's worth of lesson plans and resources, including learning objectives (in line with new NC), worksheets and PowerPoints. 6 lessons plus a fun consolidation session. Some lessons use the book 'Spanish Speaking Activities' by Brilliant Publications, which can be downloaded from their website as an eBook.
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KS1 CVC Word Match Game

KS1 CVC Word Match Game

A colourful and engaging resource to develop CVC recognition. A simple task-based activity, which allows children to draw a line (a skill in itself!) from picture to word. I laminate these and use whiteboard pens for individual and group work.
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KS2 Spanish SoW Food Names and Eating Out

KS2 Spanish SoW Food Names and Eating Out

A full half term's worth of lesson plans and resources, including learning objectives (in line with new NC), worksheets and PowerPoints. 6 lessons plus a fun consolidation session. Some lessons use the book 'Spanish Speaking Activities' by Brilliant Publications, which can be downloaded from their website as an eBook.
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Number Sequences

Number Sequences

7 worksheet activities based around observing, identifying and extending number sequences. Includes harder activities using decimals and negative numbers. Suitable for upper KS2/lower KS3 children
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KS2 Maths Intervention Games and Activities: COUNTING & PLACE VALUE

KS2 Maths Intervention Games and Activities: COUNTING & PLACE VALUE

12 targeted activities which are designed to 'close the gap' in this key area of understanding. The activities are suitable for children in KS2 who may have gaps in their knowledge and understanding and would benefit from some intensive (but fun!) intervention work. The activities are designed to be carried out in a 1:1 situation, although very small groups would also be appropriate. They use minimal resources and take approximately 10 - 20 minutes to complete. Aims are as follows: Aim: for the child to recognise a pattern when counting in 2s, 5s and 10s Aim: for the child to learn number patterns and recite them correctly Aim: for the child to count on in 2s, 5s or 10s from any given number in that sequence. Aim: for the child to continue a sequence of 2s, 5s or 10s Aim: for the child to recognise number sequences taken from the 2s, 5s or 10s. Aim: for the child to count up in 1s, recognising the multiples of 2, 5 and 10 Aim: for the child to recognise the larger or smaller number Aim: for the child to order 3 digit numbers with similar digits Aim: for the child to order a selection of 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers Aim: for the child to appreciate the value of each digit within a number Aim: for the child to appreciate the value of each digit within a number.
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KS2/KS3 Science-based VCOP/Comprehension worksheets - Birds

KS2/KS3 Science-based VCOP/Comprehension worksheets - Birds

6 VCOP based worksheets all using the theme of 'Birds' The worksheets consist of the following: A detailed reading comprehension A 'choose the correct spelling' activity (with answers for self-marking) A cloze procedure activity (with answers) Dictionary and thesaurus work on the vocabulary used in the topic A punctuation activity (with answers) A final comprehension activity - use the facts covered to produce a 'fact file' of top 10 facts from the topic
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5 Little Ducks Resource Pack

5 Little Ducks Resource Pack

A lovely resource pack designed to support learning using the popular song '5 Little Ducks'. The pack includes: Words to the song 4 number worksheets supporting numbers to 5 5 numbered ducks, a mother duck and a pond to laminate and use with the song 10 little ducks number cards to use as a number line 10 numbered little ducks to use for ordering, missing number or assessment A set of duckie number dominoes
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Science-based KS2/KS3 VCOP/Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Human Respiratory System

Science-based KS2/KS3 VCOP/Reading Comprehension Worksheets - Human Respiratory System

6 VCOP based worksheets all using the theme of 'The Human Respiratory System' The worksheets consist of the following: A detailed reading comprehension A 'choose the correct spelling' activity (with answers for self-marking) A cloze procedure activity (with answers) Dictionary and thesaurus work on the vocabulary used in the topic A punctuation activity (with answers) A final comprehension activity - use the facts covered to produce a 'fact file' of top 10 facts from the topic
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KS2 Maths Intervention Games & Activities: MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION

KS2 Maths Intervention Games & Activities: MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION

13 targeted activities which are designed to 'close the gap' in this key area of understanding. The activities are suitable for children in KS2 who may have gaps in their knowledge and understanding and would benefit from some intensive (but fun!) intervention work. The activities are designed to be carried out in a 1:1 situation, although very small groups would also be appropriate. They use minimal resources and take approximately 10 - 20 minutes to complete. Aims are as follows: Aim: understand that multiplication is repeated addition. Aim: to solve multiplication calculations up to 10 x 10 Aim: To further reinforce multiplication up to 10 x 10 Aim: For the child to recognise factors of numbers Aim: To practise quick mental multiplication. Aim: to recognise the factors of a number Aim: To quickly recognise the answers to multiplication calculations Aim: to introduce the concept of division as repeated subtraction. Aim: to reinforce division facts Aim: to show that division is the inverse of multiplication and vice versa. Aim: to match up division calculations with the correct answer Aim: to explore different division calculations which give the same answer. Aim: to apply division/multiplication knowledge in a real life context and understand remainders.
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KS2 French SoW Food, Likes and Dislikes

KS2 French SoW Food, Likes and Dislikes

A full half term's worth of lesson plans and resources, including learning objectives (in line with new NC), worksheets and PowerPoints. 6 lessons plus a fun consolidation session. Some lessons use the book 'French Speaking Activities' by Brilliant Publications, which can be downloaded from their website as an eBook.
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