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Experienced Primary School teacher of 30 years. Worked across KS1/2. - child friendly worksheets and resources to cover all areas of the curriculum - specialise in language and writing - established child author - Gold TES Author - Shortlisted for the Bev Evans Award 2017

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Experienced Primary School teacher of 30 years. Worked across KS1/2. - child friendly worksheets and resources to cover all areas of the curriculum - specialise in language and writing - established child author - Gold TES Author - Shortlisted for the Bev Evans Award 2017
Comprehensions for KS2
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Comprehensions for KS2

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A 20 page workbook of original fact, fiction and poetry extracts with comprehension questions. Suitable for KS2 or low ability KS3. There are prose passages, fact sheets and poetry. Topics covered in the workbook are: Stone Age famine Egypt Elephants Autumn Health and Sport
Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans
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Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans

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This 22 page PDF file is ideal for follow up work after reading Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans.There are a selection of writing, drawing and research tasks all in black and white. These tasks can be printed out individually for differentation or as a complete workbook for each child. They have a similar format to my Roald Dahl resources. Activities include: Descriptive and creative writing, creating poetry, writing news broadcast scripts, diary entries, book reviews, favourite characters and research skills working with a partner to create factfiles. A fact sheet all about Zeus is included with vocabulary tasks attached. There are also a couple of drawing activities for the less able child.I have also included a powerpoint.
The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl
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The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

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A 28 page booklet based on Roald Dahl's novel The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me. It is suitable for KS1 and lower KS2. Worksheets can be printed out individually for differentation as some involve writing, others drawing and some reference work. Includes:- Descriptive writing, imaginative writing, writing a conversation, Persuasive writing, diary writing, newspaper writing, writing character profiles and acrostic poems. Also includes ideas for team work, new vocabulary, character profiles, reviews and designing adverts and posters.
James and The Giant Peach
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James and The Giant Peach

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KS1 and KS2 will love this series of worksheets based on Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. There are differentiated worksheets including, descriptive writing, diary entry, poster making, character traits, drawing activities, book reviews, resource sheets for the creatures, internet activities, atlas work and punctuation activities. Similar to my BFG Resource
The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
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The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave

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This 34 page resource is for KS2 and consists of a PDF file and Powerpoint presentation. The slides may be printed out as individual worksheets for differentation or as a complete workbook for each child. They can be used after the novel has been completed or while the children are reading it. Guided reading sessions would be a great time to use the worksheets either individualy or with groups of children. Writing, drawing research activities are included. Cross-curricular themes including Literacy, Science, RE Art and Geography are included. The following will give teachers an idea of what to expect from this resource:- Descriptive writing of characters and The Island Diary writing Comparing and contrasting characters Argumentative writing Opinion/fact Spelling Speech Research skills:- Leprosy, The Philippines, The Bible and Facts about The Author Drawing activities:- new cover, characters, map Life cycle of a butterfly Themes in the novel Writing a book review Craft:- How to make a symmetrical butterfly
Reading Comprehension The Great Irish Famine KS1/2
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Reading Comprehension The Great Irish Famine KS1/2

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A PDF file with an original story about The Potato Famine in Ireland written by me in a child friendly vocabulary and various Literacy tasks. Includes a fact sheet about the famine, comprehension sheets, grammar activities, drawing activities, creative writing, a story review sheet, speech and brainstorming. This would be very useful as a cross curricular resource for KS1 or KS2 it could be linked to geography, art, history and English. Can be printed out as a complete workbook or as individual pages.
World Book Day Activities
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World Book Day Activities

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World Book Day is celebrated in March and here's what every teacher needs. A selection of printable worksheets with writing, drawing and research activities for every child in the class. In other words great for differentation will stretch your more capable and help your less able children. A PDF file and a powerpoint presentation are included in the price and everything but the cover is in black and white for printing.
Original Summer Poetry for KS1
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Original Summer Poetry for KS1

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This is a PDF file for KS1. It consists of my own original poems, a rhyming verse and an old ballad connected to Summer. The poetry is based on the seaside,sand, gardens, forests, birds and flowers in the summer. Each poem has follow up worksheets involving creative writing, poetry writing , rhythm and rhyme, internet research, grammar, drawing activities, writing a postcard, writing lists and dictionary work on words and meanings.Mainly beneficial for KS1 but could be used with low achievers in KS2. Plenty of room for differentation.
Mini-Beasts We're going on a Bug Hunt
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Mini-Beasts We're going on a Bug Hunt

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Two files included a PDF file and a powerpoint presentation suitable for KS1 and Lower KS2 about mini-beasts found in various habitats. The PDF file can be printed out as individual workbooks for each child. I have included Science activities, literacy activities and a mathematical activity. The Powerpoint could be used with groups.
Explorers and Navigators Christopher Columbus
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Explorers and Navigators Christopher Columbus

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The first in my series of Explorers and Navigators resources for KS1/2. I have written the story of Christopher Columbus in a child friendly vocabulary, outlining his life, his travel to Spain and then west across the Atlantic Ocean. I have included a PDF filewhich can be printed as individual workbooks and a powerpoint presentation for discussion about the topic.There are comprehension questions, writing activities, some grammar, a ship's log entry and a story planning sheet. I have also included some word maps which could be printed out for teacher display boards. A super original resource for Columbus Day or discoverers
Comprehension A Native American Camp
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Comprehension A Native American Camp

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Another original story written by me looking at life in a Native American Camp during Winter and emerging Spring. A PDF file for Key Stage 2, I have also included a powerpoint presentation. The entire file can be printed off as a complete booklet and used with a group of children or as an individual resource for checkups on reading and comprehension. Includes: Story, comprehension questions, drawing conclusions, internet research, dictionary work, parts of speech, creative writing, reviewing activities, quiz and drawing an illustration.
Billy and The Minpins by Roald Dahl
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Billy and The Minpins by Roald Dahl

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To celebrate Roald Dahl and this publication with new illustrations by Quentin Blake I have created this 27 page PDF file. It is a super resource and can be printed out as a complete workbook. It covers characters in the story, writing tasks and drawing activities making it a fun workbook for all the children at different levels of achievement. Tasks include: Internet Research, descriptive and imaginative writing, empathy with the characters, sound words, book reviews, speech writing, sentence construction, a newspaper report and a little bit of Science regarding animals and their sense of smell. Powerpoint also included for class discussion. I will be delighted to have feedback if you purchase this.
Reading with  R.J. Palacio Wonder  A Writing Workbook
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Reading with R.J. Palacio Wonder A Writing Workbook

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This is a 24 page PDF file to be printed out and used before reading the book, while reading the book and after reading the book. It is printer friendly as I have used very few colour graphics. It is suitable for KS2. A powerpoint has also been included. There are a variety of writing activities which can be printed out as an entire booklet for each child or as individual pages for working walls. I have tried to empathise with the characters especially August. In the workbook I have asked the children to look at the traits and feelings of the characters, their own feelings, to imagine they themselves are August and to write conversations and argumentative writings.Bullying and Bravery must also be written about by the children. I have also included designing a new cover, writing a book blurb, a book review and favourite character and part of the story. An essential resource for a fabulous book.
Newspaper Scavenger Hunt
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Newspaper Scavenger Hunt

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Looking closely at Newspapers. A fun way to introduce children to newspaper terminology, headlines, advertisements, fonts, pictures. The PDF file consists of 20 tasks skimming and searching through the various pages of a newspaper to complete a task by cutting and sticking and writing and drawing. Each child requires a newspaper or perhaps this could also be done in pairs. Suitable for KS1 or slow learners in KS2. An editable powerpoint presentation is also included.
Brazil and The Rainforest
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Brazil and The Rainforest

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18 page workbook on The Amazon Rainforest. Can be printed out as individual sheets or as entire workbook. Upper KS1 and KS2 Cross curricular approach. Includes Fact sheets Comprehension Questions Creative writing, poetry writing, persuasive writing, writing notes for a presentation. Vocabulary words and match with the definition Internet and research skills What I have learned sheet.
Poetry Prompts Sea Theme KS1/2
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Poetry Prompts Sea Theme KS1/2

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Stuck for ideas for poetry? Here is a PDF file of poetry starters which are suitable for KS1 and KS2. The children are given the opening lines (mostly 2) of a poem based around the sea, about creatures, people, pirates and sea features eg rockpools. These prompts are to stimulate the children's imaginations to write their own poetry. They can be printed out, laminated and kept for other classes. These are original poem starters written by me, a published author and shortlisted Tes Author for Bev Evans Award 2017. If you purchase don't forget to review.
Back to School (Activity Book for KS1/KS2)
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Back to School (Activity Book for KS1/KS2)

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A workbook for Key Stage 1/2 PHSE Includes: -Setting targets -All about Me -Class Rules ( includes discussion with a partner ordering the rules from most to least important) -Citizenship in school -Friendship Summer holidays Choices good and bad
Remembrance Day.... Remembrance Day Poetry and Prose
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Remembrance Day.... Remembrance Day Poetry and Prose

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This 15 page workbook is suitable for KS1/2 with pieces of original prose and poetry written by me. Flash Fiction ;The Belfast Lad. I was delighted when this poem was published a few years ago by Readers Digest. It is based around The Battle of The Somme:-I have created a worksheet to accompany it asking the children to create their own flash fiction about the First World War Poem;The Breaking of Day I wrote this poem after three young British soldiers were killed in N.Ireland. It reflects modern warfare and can be related to what took place during, The First and Second World Wars, The Irish Rising or recent battles in the Middle East:- I have included a worksheet for the children to write An acrostic Poem The Somme Poem ;We Will Remember Them:- This poem could be used after any tragedy when people have lost their lives. I have included a worksheet Critical Thinking why and how? Poem ;Uprising:- An original poem About The Irish Uprising with a worksheet for Internet research Other activities include Poetic terminology Dictionary Work Types of Poetry Creative Writing worksheet write your own poem Discussion questions on Poetry A Poetry analysis sheet
Discovering Plants
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Discovering Plants

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For Science Week and Spring this is a must for KS1 and KS2 pupils. A 20 page resource with drawing and writing activities, a word mat, fact sheets for individuals, groups or displays comprehension activity, missing words, why are plants important to humans, which part of plants do we eat, pollination and insects, seed dispersal activity and some fun activities to keep children motivated.
Hallowe'en Freebie
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Hallowe'en Freebie

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A free resource for everyone in KS1 with a few examples of worksheets for Literacy and Numeracy. These are just samples to let you see the type of graphics and language I use and to celebrate my last year in successfully writing resources for TES. Enjoy.