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Clever Bee Resources

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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Preconceptions and Judging

Preconceptions and Judging

A lesson plan for a Citizenship or PSHE session which focuses on how we have preconceptions about people based on what they look like. A picture activity to prompt discussion, a PowerPoint presentation to accompany it and a lesson plan with ideas for further activities in this area.
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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 - 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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Times Table Activities 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x,  and 6x tables

Times Table Activities 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, and 6x tables

25 times table activity worksheets with answers designed to practise tables and promote good skills, including developing related division skills. The activities would make ideal homework and could be self-marked using the accompanying answer sheets.
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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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5 Currant Buns Resource Pack

5 Currant Buns Resource Pack

A lovely resource pack designed to support learning using the popular song '5 Currant Buns'. The pack includes: Words to the song 4 number worksheets supporting numbers to 5 5 numbered currant buns, a baker's shop, some pennies and a plate to laminate and use as props 10 currant buns number line 10 currant buns number cards
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126 Conversation Starters for Children

126 Conversation Starters for Children

A set of 126 different thought-provoking open-ended conversation starters designed to promote good speaking and listening skills. The slips can be cut out and placed in a box for PSHE work or the PowerPoint could be used to stimulate short, persuasive writing tasks or class-based discussions and debates.
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KS1 SoW French Colours & Questions

KS1 SoW French Colours & Questions

A full half term's worth of lesson plans and resources, including learning objectives (in line with new NC), activities aimed at younger children and PowerPoints. 6 lessons plus a fun consolidation session.
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KS1 French SoW Counting to 10 and Greetings

KS1 French SoW Counting to 10 and Greetings

A full half term's worth of lesson plans and resources, including learning objectives (in line with new NC), activities aimed at younger children and PowerPoints. 6 lessons plus a fun consolidation session.
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KS1 Resource Pack

KS1 Resource Pack

A collection of some of my KS1 materials which comprises the following: 126 conversation starters for children 4 comprehensive phonics workbooks and 20 Y1 Phonics Screening checks 2 classroom resource packs for 5 little ducks and 5 currant buns 158 common exception word flash cards KS1 numeracy mat to support developing maths skills A collection of times table activity worksheets for 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 6x tables
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4 Phonics Workbooks and 20 Y1 Phonics Screening Checks

4 Phonics Workbooks and 20 Y1 Phonics Screening Checks

20 phonics screening check (a combination of real words and pseudo words) which replicate the Y1 phonics screening check. 4 Phonics work booklets which contain activities and resources aimed at promoting good phonic development and awareness - they could either be used in the classroom or sent home as homework.
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15 Reading Comprehensions for KS1 & KS2

15 Reading Comprehensions for KS1 & KS2

A pack of reading comprehensions which includes the following: 7 KS1 reading comprehensions (along with answers) Ideal homework tasks to promote reading comprehension skills at home 2 X Y3 comprehensions (along with answers): produced in the style of a Sats reading booklet, lots of different question formats 2 X Y4 comprehensions (along with answers): produced in the style of a Sats reading booklet, lots of different question formats 2 X Y5 comprehensions (along with answers): produced in the style of a Sats reading booklet, lots of different question formats 2 X Y6 comprehensions: both with a large number of questions and grammar-related activities
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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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Addition and Subtraction Pirate Themed Treasure Hunt KS1

Addition and Subtraction Pirate Themed Treasure Hunt KS1

This treasure hunt deals with the KS1 maths objective: solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? – 9. There are four clues in total, with each clue containing a maths challenge relating to an aspect of addition or subtraction. As the children work out each clue, they will generate letters which spell out a colour. The location of the next clue should be hidden in one of two envelopes marked with two different colours, one correct and one incorrect.
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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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