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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.

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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
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/
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
Magnets - Vocabulary Matching Activity
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Magnets - Vocabulary Matching Activity

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Help your children to review their knowledge and understanding of magnets with this vocabulary activity. Ten sentences are included and each one has a word missing. Can your children find the correct missing word from the selection provided. Answers are included for teachers / self-checking. Find more resources like this in our Magnets Mini Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
TripReviewers - Recount Writing Template
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TripReviewers - Recount Writing Template

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Ask your children to write a 'review' of a place they have visited during school holidays / weekends with our 'TripReviewers' templates. You could also use it to review the destination of a recent school visit / trip. Six different templates are included so that you can use them with children of different ages and abilities. A fantastic way of encouraging children to demonstrate their recount writing skills. Find more resources like this in our Holiday Activity Mini Pack at https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-holiday-activity-mini-pack/
Handwriting Resource (Precursive Font)
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Handwriting Resource (Precursive Font)

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This resource includes 26 handwriting pages that feature each letter of the alphabet. Children are asked to write each letter in four different ways: * Trace over the letters on the first row by following the arrows, * Trace over the letters (without arrows) on the second row, * Write their own letters on the third row, * Write the letter as part of a word in the final row. Find more resources like this in our Early Years Essentials Pack at https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/the-early-years-essentials-pack/
Explanation Writing Checklists
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Explanation Writing Checklists

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Help your children to review their explanation writing with our handy checklists. Two different versions are included for use with children of different ages and ability levels. Find more resources like this in our Explanation Writing 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
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
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
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
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
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
Differentiated Sudoku Maths Challenges
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Differentiated Sudoku Maths Challenges

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This resource includes FORTY different Sudoku maths challenges for your children to try (with 4x4 and 6x6 grids). These could be used as activities in your Maths lessons, as early morning work, for early finishers or as resources to challenge students during rainy breaktimes. Answers are also included for busy teachers and for self-checking. Find more resources like this in our Wet Play Pack at www.teachingpacks.co.uk
The Vikings Book
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The Vikings Book

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A 50 page child-friendy eBook that your children can use to learn about the Vikings. This resource includes: * Who were the Vikings? * Viking Society * Viking Families * Viking Houses * Viking Food and Drink * Vikings Clothes * Viking Boats * Viking Warriors * Viking Settlements * Viking Exploration * Viking Religion A comprehensive glossary is also included at the end of the eBook. A number of related resources are available in our HUGE Vikings 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
Maya Maths Challenges
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Maya Maths Challenges

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Help your children to learn about the Maya and practise their Maths skills at the same time! This resource includes images of Maya numbers from 0 to 20 and two pages of Maths calculations (with twenty questions on each) to challenge your children. A fantastic resource to combine this fascinating history topic with your Maths work! Find more resources like this in our Ancient Maya Pack at 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
The Aztecs - Fact Cards
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The Aztecs - Fact Cards

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A set of 20 fact cards to teach your children about the Aztecs. These could be printed and used on a classroom display board, used as a shared reading resource or shown on an interactive whiteboard for use as a teaching tool. A blank set of 'cards' is also available so that your children can write their own facts as part of their own research into the topic. Find more Aztecs resources (and other FREE fact cards) on our site at www.teachingideas.co.uk