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We have been sharing teaching ideas, classroom activities and display resources online since 1998. Our sites are visited by millions of teachers, educators and parents every year and our teaching materials are in use in classrooms around the world every day. We hope that our ideas and resources to you. Feel free to visit our websites: Teaching Ideas - http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/ Teaching Packs - http://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/ ... and contact us if you have any questions.
Similes and Metaphors - Reference Mat
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Similes and Metaphors - Reference Mat

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A handy reference mat that your children can use when they are learning about similes and metaphors. This mat helps children to remember the meaning of each term and includes lots of examples that can be used in their writing. Use it as a whole class teaching tool and challenge students to use one of the examples in a sentence / paragraph... or let children use these as reference mats on their tables during independent writing. Find more resources like this in our Similes and Metaphors Mini Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Punctuation Mats
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Punctuation Mats

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Help your children to review their knowledge of different types of punctuation with our colourful Punctuation Mats! Add them to a classroom display board or use them as reference mats on students' tables. Three versions are included with different terminology for those who use the terms speech marks / inverted commas / quotation marks and full stops / periods. Find more resources like this in our Punctuation Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Examples of Instruction Writing
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Examples of Instruction Writing

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This resource includes four different examples of instruction writing: * How to make a lizard card, * How to play 'Shut the box', * How to make chocolate cupcakes, * How to plant a sunflower seed. Help your children to learn about instruction writing by getting them to analyse these examples. Can they identify the features? How could they be improved? A fantastic resource for your English / Literacy lessons or for guided reading sessions. Find more resources like this in our Instruction Writing Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Plants Word Mat
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Plants Word Mat

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A handy reference mat showing a variety of words and images linked to plants. Add this to a classroom display board or print it for use as a resource on children's tables. Includes the following terms: * Flower / Leaf / Stem / Roots * Carbon Dioxide / Oxygen / Photosynthesis * Petal / Stamen / Carpel / Sepal * Germination / Pollination / Fertilisation / Seed Dispersal ... and more! Download our other plants resources from www.teachingpacks.co.uk
The Human Body Book
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The Human Body Book

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A 48 page guide to the human body that you can use as a whole class teaching tool... or that your children can use for group / independent research! Includes information about the skeleton, muscles, the lungs, the heart, the digestive system, the kidneys, the skin, the eyes, the ears, the nose and mouth, the nervous system, the immune system and keeping healthy. Also includes a comprehensive glossary with related words and their definitions. Don't forget to download our HUGE Human Body resource pack from www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Puzzling Pictures - Inference and Deduction Resource
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Puzzling Pictures - Inference and Deduction Resource

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This popular resource includes 20 high quality images for your children to explore. Each picture has a set of related questions to help your students review their inference and deduction skills. Use them as an independent / group classroom activity, during your guided reading sessions or as part of your English display boards. Find more resources like this in our Comprehension Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Christmas Present Maths - Area and Perimeter Problems
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Christmas Present Maths - Area and Perimeter Problems

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A festive resource that your children can use to review their area and perimeter skills! Two versions are included with rectangles and compound shapes. Differentiated versions of each are also included with gridlines or measurements. Find more resources like this in our Christmas Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Fire Safety - Poster and Activity Template
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Fire Safety - Poster and Activity Template

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This resource can be used to teach your children about fire safety. Share the poster on a classroom display board or use it as a whole class teaching tool on your interactive whiteboard. Two versions are available (using 999 / 911 emergency numbers) and a blank template is also included so that your children can add their own fire safety information. Find more resources like this at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Story Sequencing - Little Red Riding Hood
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Story Sequencing - Little Red Riding Hood

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Challenge your children to put these images from the story of Little Red Riding Hood into the correct order. When the images have been ordered, your children could also use the images as the starting point for a storytelling or a writing activity. Find more resources like this in our Early Years Essentials Pack at https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-early-years-essentials-pack/
Measuring Lines - Activity Resource
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Measuring Lines - Activity Resource

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Give your children practice measuring lines with these printable activity sheets. Four sheets are included. These feature horizontal and diagonal lines and require children to measure in centimetres and millimetres. Please ensure that the document is printed at 100% on A4 paper to ensure the lines are the correct measurements. Answers are included on the final page. Find more resources like this in our Length Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
The History of Computers - Posters
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The History of Computers - Posters

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A selection of posters that show some of the key events in the history of computers. Includes references to Charles Babbage, Konrad Zuse, Alan Turing, the first portable computer, the first computer virus, the invention of the World Wide Web and more! Download lots of other FREE related resources on our site at www.teachingideas.co.uk
12 Space themed Writing Prompts
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12 Space themed Writing Prompts

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A collection of twelve high quality images with related text that can be used as a writing prompt in your classroom. Find more resources like this in our Space Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
The Ancient Maya Book
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The Ancient Maya Book

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A huge guide to Ancient Maya, covering jobs, religion, family life, clothing, food and drink, astronomy and more! A brilliant teaching and reference resource that your children can use to learn about this amazing civilisation. Includes a comprehensive glossary of related vocabulary. Find more resources like this in our Ancient Maya Pack at http://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/
Persuasive Writing Guide
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Persuasive Writing Guide

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Teach your children about the features of persuasive writing with our printable guide. Includes information about: * Different types of persuasive writing, * Organisation and layout, * Points and Elaboration, * Present Tense, * Conjunctions, * Emotive Language, * Fact and Opinion, * Challenging the Reader, * Rhetorical Questions, * Advertising. Share this PDF with your children on an interactive whiteboard or print it for use as part of shared reading activities... or add it to your classroom display boards! Download thousands of other resources like this from www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Shape Rotation Challenges
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Shape Rotation Challenges

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Can your children rotate the shapes around the point shown on each coordinate grid? Two pages are included (with a total of twelve questions) and answers are also included for teachers and self-checking. Find more resources like this in our Coordinates Pack at http://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/
Mega Maths Mat
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Mega Maths Mat

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A handy reference resource that your children can use during their Maths activities. It includes: * A 100 square, * A 12x12 multiplication square, * Place value chart, * Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division vocabulary, * Names of regular 2D shapes (including different types of triangles and quadrilaterals), * Fractions information, * Angles information. Alternative versions of this resource are available to download FREE on our site at www.teachingideas.co.uk
Time - Teaching Guide and Posters
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Time - Teaching Guide and Posters

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A HUGE 27 page guide to time that you can use to teach your children about the topic. The posters are also perfect for your classroom display boards. Includes information about: * What is time? * Past, present and future, * Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and seasons, * Clocks * Reading analogue clocks, * Roman numerals, * Reading digital clocks, * 24 hour time, * Time differences, * Time zones, * Calendars, * Timetables. Find more resources like this in our 'Telling the Time' pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Toy Store Money Problems
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Toy Store Money Problems

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A collection of three differentiated challenges that are based on items in a toy store. Can your children find the correct prices and solve the word problems? Includes questions involving doubling, calculating change, total prices, differences, price increases / decreases and more. Answers are also included for teachers and self-checking. Find more resources like this in our Decimals Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
Ancient Greece Word Mat
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Ancient Greece Word Mat

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A handy printable mat that includes a selection of words linked to Ancient Greece. Use it as a classroom display resource or a reference mat on your children's tables. Includes the following words and images: * Parthenon / temple / Acropolis, * Minoan / Mycenaean, * Olympia / Olympic Games, * god / goddess / Zeus / Hera / Hades / Underworld, * pottery / amphora, * theatre / play / comedy / tragedy / mask * Athens / Troy / Sparta / city-state ... and more! Download our enormous Ancient Greece Pack from www.teachingpacks.co.uk