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Hi! I am a teacher with over 20 years' experience at Primary level. I try to make my resources as challenging as possible with a large slice of fun, while cramming in as much detail as possible into the guided reading / writing activities, plays, worksheets and comprehension exercises that I produce. Any feedback and suggestions welcome!

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Hi! I am a teacher with over 20 years' experience at Primary level. I try to make my resources as challenging as possible with a large slice of fun, while cramming in as much detail as possible into the guided reading / writing activities, plays, worksheets and comprehension exercises that I produce. Any feedback and suggestions welcome!
String Telephone Investigation
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String Telephone Investigation

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This is a fun activity where the children will use the string telephones they have made to investigate how sound travels through solids. The main activity is best suited to be done outdoors, in pairs or threes. The children are firstly encouraged to make predictions on whether sound can travel through a number of solids and liquids. This part of the lesson can be done by teacher demonstration while the children discuss and predict what will happen. This leads to a practical investigation to find out how, (and if ), a string telephone works! Encourages prediction, discussion and observation skills
Matilda Literacy Pack for Years 5 and 6
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Matilda Literacy Pack for Years 5 and 6

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This is a literacy pack containing chapter- by - chapter activities relating to the first five chapters of the book Matilda by Roald Dahl. For each of the five chapters there is a comprehension / guided reading activity and a SPaG activity, plus several additional vocabulary and writing tasks. Each A4 comprehension worksheet has a variety of questions worth 20 marks and could be used as an independent task, as part of a guided reading session, reading assessment or whole class teaching. Each SPaG worksheet is double A4 - sized, with space for pupils’ answers. It could be used as part of SATs practice as I have styled the questions in a similar vein. Similarly, pupils could do the worksheet as an independent task or as part of whole class revision for the SATs. There are 25 marks available - which again allows pupils to find their percentage score! At the end of the formal questions there is an extension spelling task on each sheet. There are two extra Vocabulary and spelling activities included for chapter one, plus a writing task. I have also included a landsscape - version of the comprehension task with space on the worksheet for the pupils’ answers. All activities are created in Word so can be edited to your own designs. Answer sheets are included!
Firework - Maker's Daughter Literacy Pack for Years 5 and 6
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Firework - Maker's Daughter Literacy Pack for Years 5 and 6

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I have created a chapter - by - chapter set of comprehension exercises with linked SPAG activities and additional writing tasks. There are 12 comprehension / SPAG worksheets and 5 complimentary writing tasks Each comprehension activity has a variey of different questions, with 20 marks available (allowing for a % score to be made!). I have designed questions which allow success for less able children but with challenging, higher order questions for above average pupils. Harder questions are signified by being awarded extra marks (up to 3 marks as in the SATs and key stage tests). Each reading task has a learning objective in line with Year 5/6 National Curriculum objectives and requires the reading of one full chapter or part of a chapter of the Firework - Maker’s Daughter. The worksheets are all A4 size, written in Word, and there are various ways to use the activity sheets, including: As part of a shared reading session, with the pupils completing the written tasks after discussion and analysis of the text as a class or group. As independent written tasks for the rest of the class, while the teacher is reading with a smaller group. As an additional, ready-made resource to support the study of The Firework-Maker’s Daughter as a Unit of Work / class book. As a stand-alone, independent reading activity / assessment. As a useful teacher prompt/ discussion leader when doing a guided read. Alongside the comprehension task, each worksheet has a SPAG challenge based on the Year 5 and 6 English frameworks - for example: dictionary activities, synonyms, etc. These could be the focus of the lesson, serve as an extension task or be used as a stand alone / separate activity. As all worksheets are created on Microsoft Word they can be easily adapted to suit your needs. For example, in the past I have shrank the set questions to half-page size and photocopied them to stick in pupils’ books, ready for independent work. You could also add your own questions, objectives etc.
The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler Comprehension Pack
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The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler Comprehension Pack

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I have created a set of 10 comprehension exercises which cover all 14 chapters (and postscript) of this classic book about life in a primary school. Also included are answer sheets which can be photocopied for pupils’ use or used on the whiteboard for all class marking. Each comprehension activity has 20 questions, designed to allow success for less able children but with challenging, higher order questions for above average pupils. Being ‘out of 20’ also allows to find a quick percentage score for each pupil! The worksheets are all A4 size and there are various ways to use the activity sheets, including: As part of a shared reading session, with the pupils completing the written tasks after discussion and analysis of the text as a class or group. As independent written tasks for the rest of the class, while the teacher is reading with a smaller group. As an additional, ready-made resource to support the study of The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler as a Unit of Work / class book. As a stand-alone, independent reading activity / assessment. All worksheets are created on Microsoft Word so can be easily adapted to suit your needs. For example, in the past I have shrank the 20 set questions to half-page size and photocopied them to stick in pupils’ books, ready for independent work. You could also add your own questions, objectives etc.
Sheep-Pig Comprehension Pack for Years 4 / 5, plus SPAG Extension Tasks.
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Sheep-Pig Comprehension Pack for Years 4 / 5, plus SPAG Extension Tasks.

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I have created a chapter - by - chapter (12 chapters in all) set of comprehension exercises with linked SPAG activities, for what has been the favourite story of numerous classes I have taught. It really is a fabulous book and even has a fantastic movie (Babe) to watch as a treat when your class has finished reading the book! Each comprehension activity has at least 10 questions, which I have designed to allow success for less able children but with challenging, higher order questions for above average pupils. Harder questions are signified by being awarded extra marks (up to 3 marks as in the SATs and key stage tests). Each reading task has a learning objective in line with Year 4 or 5 National Curriculum objectives and requires the reading of one full chapter of the Sheep-Pig. The worksheets are all A4 size and there are various ways to use the activity sheets, including: As part of a shared reading session, with the pupils completing the written tasks after discussion and analysis of the text as a class or group. As independent written tasks for the rest of the class, while the teacher is reading with a smaller group. As an additional, ready-made resource to support the study of The Sheep - Pig as a Unit of Work / class book. As a stand-alone, independent reading activity / assessment. As a useful teacher prompt/ discussion leader when doing a guided read. Alongside the comprehension task, each worksheet has a SPAG challenge based on the Year 4 and 5 English frameworks - for example: fronted adverbials, dictionary activities, word classes, etc. These could be the focus of the lesson, serve as an extension task or be used as a stand alone / separate activity. All worksheets are created on Microsoft Word so can be easily adapted to suit your needs. For example, in the past I have shrank the 10 set questions to half-page size and photocopied them to stick in pupils’ books, ready for independent work. You could also add your own questions, objectives etc.
Matilda Chapter One: 3 x Comprehension Tasks for Y5/6
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Matilda Chapter One: 3 x Comprehension Tasks for Y5/6

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3 x Comprehensions based on chapter one (The Reader of Books) of one of the greatest books ever written for children, Matilda! A landscape comprehension with two columns and space for answers. 14 questions worth 20 marks. Plus a reading challenge task. Portait comprehension with the same 14 questions as above, but with no space for pupils’ answers. A more detailed 2 - part comprehension containing 2 x 20 questions worksheets awarding 25 marks per comprehension. Could be used as independent tasks, alongside a whole class read or as an aid to guided reading.
George's Marvellous Medicine comprehension pack, plus SPAG activities, for Years 3 and 4
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George's Marvellous Medicine comprehension pack, plus SPAG activities, for Years 3 and 4

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The pack contains a set of comprehension exercises covering all 15 chapters of the book. The activities are presented in two different formats: the first format consists of handy A4 worksheets which the pupils work on. Each A4 worksheet includes a reading challenge extension task. The second format requires the pupils to write the answers in their exercise books, and as there are 2 question sheets per A4 sheet this means the question sheets can be easily cut in half and stuck into the pupils’ books if required. Each comprehension worksheet has a range of different questions, with 20 marks available (allowing for a % score to be made too!). I have tried to design questions which allow success for less able children but with challenging, higher order questions for above average pupils. Harder questions are signified by being awarded extra marks (up to 3 marks as in the SATs and key stage tests). Each comprehension has a learning objective in line with Year 3/4 National Curriculum objectives and requires the reading of one, two or three chapters of the book (most chapters are small). The worksheets are are all written in Word, so can be easily adapted - for instance you could also add your own questions, objectives etc. There are various ways to use this resource, including As part of a shared reading session, with the pupils completing the written tasks after discussion and analysis of the text as a class or group. As independent written tasks for the rest of the class, while the teacher is reading with a smaller group. As an additional, ready-made resource to support the study of George’s Marvellous Medicine as a Unit of Work / class book. As a stand-alone, independent reading activity / assessment. As a useful teacher prompt/ discussion leader when doing a guided read. SPAG ACTIVITIES I have also included 5 SPAG activities which are based on the first 6 chapters. They include practice in proof reading, verb tenses, spelling and questions based on SATS format.
Victorian Toys - Comprehension and text for years 5/6
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Victorian Toys - Comprehension and text for years 5/6

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This is a 2 page text, with colourful illustrations and sub-titles, all about Victorian toys. Alongside this non-fiction text is a 20 - mark comprehension sheet. The reading text could be used as an independent reading activity, a whole class read or even used by pupils for research purposes. The comprehension questions are all based on the text and are of mixed difficulty, allowing all pupils to succeed, while stretching the higher ability readers. The comprehension question worksheet also contains 2 challenges for extension and differentiation purposes. I have also included a Questionnaire for pupils to do as homework. The task is to interview an older person to find out the differences between schooldays and childhood from now compared with the past.
Literacy resources based on the  Amazon Rainforest / Conservation Issues for Years 5 / 6
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Literacy resources based on the Amazon Rainforest / Conservation Issues for Years 5 / 6

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These resources focus on exploring rainforests through literacy and give lots of scope for follow up writing activities! They’re also useful in the study of conservation issues. As some of the language is tricky the comprehensions are mainly suitable for Year 5 and above, but could be a challenge for a bright Year 4 class! Comprehension 1 - consists of a detailed A4 sized text on the Amazon rainforest, including conservation issues. The question sheet is designed to stick in the pupils’ books and includes lesson objectives and 2 differentiated dictionary challenges. Comprehension 2 - an A4 - sized cloze procedure exercise called ‘What is a Rainforest?’ Map of world rainforests with space for written tasks. Seven pages of rainforest images which are useful for initiating and inspiring a rainforest art project.
The Angel of Nitshill Road Comprehension Pack for Years 4 and 5
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The Angel of Nitshill Road Comprehension Pack for Years 4 and 5

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The pack contains a set of comprehension exercises covering all 10 chapters of the book. The activities are presented in two different formats: the first format consists of handy A4 worksheets which the pupils work on. Each A4 worksheet includes a reading challenge extension task. The second format requires the pupils to write their answers in their exercise books. There are 2 question sheets per A4 sheet; this allows the question sheets to be easily stuck into the pupils’ books if required. Each comprehension worksheet has a range of different questions, with 20 marks available (allowing for a % score to be made too!). I have tried to design questions which allow success for less able children but with challenging, higher order questions for above average pupils. Harder questions are signified by being awarded extra marks (up to 3 marks as in the SATs and key stage tests). Each reading comprehension requires the reading of one chapter of the book (except for chapters 9 and 10, which I have combined into one comprehension sheet as the chapters are small). The worksheets are are all written in Microsoft Word, so can be easily adapted - for instance you could also add your own questions, objectives etc. There are various ways to use this resource, including: As part of a shared reading session, with the pupils completing the written tasks after discussion and analysis of the text as a class or group. As independent written tasks for the rest of the class, while the teacher is reading with a smaller group. As an additional, ready-made resource to support the study of The Angel of Nitshill Road as a Unit of Work / class book. As a stand-alone, independent reading activity / assessment. As a useful teacher prompt/ discussion leader when doing a guided read.
Anti Bullying Week / Angel of Nitshill Road  - Unit of Work
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Anti Bullying Week / Angel of Nitshill Road - Unit of Work

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This is a unit of work for anyone planning an anti bullying week or anyone teaching anti bullying issues through literacy / drama / PSHE. It incorporates the excellent book for Upper Key Stage Two, ‘The Angel of Nitshill Road’, in particular using the first two chapters in exploring a range of bullying and peer pressure issues. Includes: *Full planning for anti bullying week, with 5 detailed lesson plans. *Drama activities incorporated into the literacy sessions. *Anti bullying Posters PP *Link to further activities for ‘The Angel of Nitshill Road’ *2 comprehension exercises
A  Mixed bag of literacy Activities for Years 4 , 5 and 6
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A Mixed bag of literacy Activities for Years 4 , 5 and 6

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Over resources altogether. They are suitable for Years 4 to 6 and can be tweaked to suit your class. The following topics are included: Electricity, Sound, Tudors, Rainforests, Brazil, Great Britain, Victorian Toys and Games, Street Child by Berlie Doherty, Victorian Inventions and Penguins. There are also plenty of other activities included to work alongside the comprehension activities, such as adjectives worksheets, vocabulary challenges, powerpoints, various sorting activities and research challenges.
Brazil Unit of Work - resources for Years 4 - 6.
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Brazil Unit of Work - resources for Years 4 - 6.

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A useful Curriculum Plan and lots of activities / worksheets / PPs / Pics on the geography of Brazil. Activities include: A factfile containing some basic facts about the country A cloze procedure activity on Brazilian landscapes and the Amazon, A mindmap task. A research activity to help learn the basic facts about Brazil - where it is located in the world, population figures etc. This could be used alongside Activity 1 or as a research lesson to use when beginning the topic. An investigating Brazil worksheet for pupils to use when researching using books and internet sources. PP on the landscapes of Brazil.
Creating cohesion within a paragraph - Year 5/6 writers
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Creating cohesion within a paragraph - Year 5/6 writers

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A worksheet designed to teach about trickier connectives such as: However Therefore In addition Consequently etc . . . to help build cohesion within a paragraph. After discussion, pupils will redraft a paragraph about keeping fit. A simple but effective resource.
Creating suspense / empathy - the loneliness of being trapped in a room - Year 5 / 6 writers.
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Creating suspense / empathy - the loneliness of being trapped in a room - Year 5 / 6 writers.

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Thomas is trapped in a room but we don’t know why or how he has got there . . . This resource can be used in a number of ways: as a story starter for a suspense / mystery story; for an example of creating empathy for a character; for a stimulus for a cold / independent write, etc. I have used it as part of a wider drama scenario, whereby Tom has been arrested (wrongly) for shoplifting and is awaiting his mum whilst locked in the manager’s drab office, all alone with his mind racing . . .
Angel of Nitshill Road  - Literacy and PSHE Pack  for Years 4 and 5
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Angel of Nitshill Road - Literacy and PSHE Pack for Years 4 and 5

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The pack firstly contains a set of comprehension exercises covering all 10 chapters of the book. The activities are presented in two different formats: the first format consists of handy A4 worksheets which the pupils work on. Each A4 worksheet includes a reading challenge extension task. The second format requires the pupils to write their answers in their exercise books. There are 2 question sheets per A4 sheet; this allows the question sheets to be easily stuck into the pupils’ books if required. Also included is a unit of work for anyone planning an anti bullying week or anyone teaching anti bullying issues through literacy / drama / PSHE. It incorporates the excellent book for Upper Key Stage Two, ‘The Angel of Nitshill Road’, in particular using the first two chapters in exploring a range of bullying and peer pressure issues. Includes: *Full planning for anti bullying week, with 5 detailed lesson plans. *Drama activities incorporated into the literacy sessions. *Anti bullying Posters PP *Link to further activities for ‘The Angel of Nitshill Road’ *2 further comprehension exercises
Teaching resources based on the poems of Allan Ahlberg
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Teaching resources based on the poems of Allan Ahlberg

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These resources are based on the following 3 poems by Allan Ahlberg: Parents’ Evening Please, Sir Mrs Brady. A large range of learning objectives and activities are covered, including: Cloze procedure Predicting rhymes Features of a poem Comprehension Creative writing Creating a whole class verse based on a verse of the ‘Please, Sir’ poem
The Enormous Crocodile Literacy Pack for Years 3 / 4
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The Enormous Crocodile Literacy Pack for Years 3 / 4

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The pack consists of 4 comprehension worksheets with additional SPAG activities, plus two combined 20 question comprehensions, all written in Word on A4 worksheets. Each of the 4 main worksheets contains 10 questions on the book. The comprehension questions cover the whole book in 4 worksheets. On each worksheet there is a comprehension and writing activity as follows: Worksheet 1 - Comprehension based on pages 8 to 18 - Dictionary Challenge Worksheet 2 - Comprehension based on pages 19 to 36 - Spelling Challenge Worksheet 3 - Comprehension based on pages 37 to 49 - Vibrant Verbs activity Worksheet 4 - Comprehension based on pages 50 to 60 -Sensational Similes activity Additionally, I have made two 20 question comprehension worksheets, scoring 24 and 26 respectively, giving a whole book score of 50. These could be used as an assessment resource or for pupils to work on independently. Lastly, I have combined the 4 writing activities on two A4 worksheets.