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Hi, welcome to my TES shop. You'll find lots of Maths and English resources, along with some foundation subject resources. Please leave a review to let me know what you think, or how my resources could improve. Thank you :)

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Hi, welcome to my TES shop. You'll find lots of Maths and English resources, along with some foundation subject resources. Please leave a review to let me know what you think, or how my resources could improve. Thank you :)
Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack
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Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack

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Pack of 7 handy printable sheets that children can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for a descriptive writing activity. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson, and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use. Included are 7 scene description sheets: 1) Castle scene 2) City scene 3) Outer space scene 4) Pirate ship/island scene 5) Dinosaur world scene 6) Forest scene 7) Beach/holiday scene ** NEW HOLIDAY PACK AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/holiday-vocabulary-sheets-bonfire-night-halloween-christmas-more-11392061 ** PACK 2 (including Rainforests, Romans, Gods and Goddesses and Cold Climates) AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/topic-specific-vocabulary-sheets-for-creative-writing-11169703 Each sheet includes examples of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and also includes 16 sample sentence chunks for children to use if they are stuck for ideas while writing. All images courtesy of www.clker.com
Primary Adventure Stories Writing Toolkit
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Primary Adventure Stories Writing Toolkit

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Included are my most popular story writing resources and unit planning. In this pack you'll get a full unit plan with plenty of activities and differentiation, vocabulary sheets, sequencing activities, dilemma and resolution writing activities, and much more! Suitable for Year 3 and 4 classrooms. A £26.00 value altogether!
Climate of Antarctica - KS2 Geography Lesson
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Climate of Antarctica - KS2 Geography Lesson

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This lesson pack teaches children about the climate and weather of Antarctica. It teaches children about the different climate zones in the world, how the movement of water contributes to Antarctica's climate and precipitation, and about Antarctica's position in relation to other countries as well as the sun. This lesson is suggested for a Year 3 or 4 class studying topics such as: Antarctica, cold climates, weather-related topics, and Christmas-themed lessons relating to snow and cold weather. Included in this pack: - Climate of Antarctica whiteboard file (SmartBoard notebook) filled with pictures of Antarctica, tables, charts, detailed maps, and question/discussion prompts - An interactive starter game to hook children using "cold" vocabulary - A detailed lesson plan with a starter, main teaching, activities, a plenary, and templates to use during the lesson - A blank climate zones map for children to colour in All images courtesy of www.clker.com
Descriptive Writing Vocabulary Sheets
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Descriptive Writing Vocabulary Sheets

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Pack of 4 handy printable sheets that students can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for a descriptive writing activity. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson, and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use. Included are 4 scene description sheets: 1) Climates on Earth (Rainforests) 2) European History (Roman Empire) 3) The Ancient World (Gods and Goddesses) 4) Physical Geography (Cold Climates) Each sheet includes examples of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and also includes 16 sample sentence chunks for children to use if they are stuck for ideas while writing. All images courtesy of www.clker.com
Class Birthday Cards Activity
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Class Birthday Cards Activity

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A fun and creative activity to start off the school year where children design a birthday card for someone else in the class. When children have their birthday, they choose one from the class collection, so that everyone gets a card from the "whole class". A fun and creative activity for any year group, but particularly Y3 or 4. A three-page bright and colourful IWB to give children some ideas for their own cards. All images courtesy of www.clker.com
D&T Project - Building an Ancient Roman Temple
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D&T Project - Building an Ancient Roman Temple

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A detailed pack outlining the steps for building an Ancient Roman temple. The pack includes: - Detailed lesson plan - Engineering Pack (one per group) - Step-by-step instructions on how to build the temple - Pictures and annotated diagrams, showing how each step should look - Materials list - Templates for the columns and pediment - Checklist for the children to follow - A picture of the completed project (taken in my own Y3 classroom when we did this activity) - Project feedback rubric Suitable for all ages in KS2. Photo on page 5 of the document is my own. (Copyright © 2015 by V. Crossan). All other pictures courtesy of www.clker.com.
City Skyline Watercolour Art Lesson
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City Skyline Watercolour Art Lesson

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This art pack will teach children how to create a watercolour background, with a focus on blending colours gently, using broad brush strokes, and achieving a soft effect with paint. The lesson then has children sticking down a black skyline to contrast the watercolour background. This 2-part activity works well with a class who are not familiar or completely confident using watercolours, or who need some practise. Suggested for Year 3 classes and older. Included in this pack: - Skyline Watercolour powerpoint, with examples of watercolour paintings and discussion questions - Templates of skylines - In-depth lesson plan, including starter, main, activity steps, and a plenary - Contrasting images of a watercolour lighthouse vs oil paint lighthouse, for discussion - Step-to-success checklist for children (SEN modification) All images courtesy of www.clker.com and www.pixabay.com.
Example Egyptian God Poems
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Example Egyptian God Poems

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Some poems (free-verse, only a few rhyme) about different Egyptian Gods. Facts to help write the poems came from http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html. Poems can be used as: - Part of a Smartboard lesson presentation - Starter activity where chn cut and stick, then rank them from best to worst - Handwriting practise - Syllable counting practise for lower achievers - Activity where chn highlight rhyming or descriptive words - Uplevelling activity where chn swap out words to make the poems better
Halloween Maths Codebreaking Activities
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Halloween Maths Codebreaking Activities

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Fun Halloween codebreaking activities for Years 2-4 maths (depending on ability) involving addition and subtraction. Can be used as part of a lesson, or as a stand-alone topical activity. Comes with 5 puzzles and a full answer sheet.
Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack 2
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Setting Description Pupil Resource Pack 2

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Pack of 4 handy printable sheets that children can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for a descriptive writing activity. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson, and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use. Included are 4 scene description sheets: 1) Rainforests 2) Romans 3) Gods and Goddesses 4) Cold Climates Each sheet includes examples of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and also includes 16 sample sentence chunks for children to use if they are stuck for ideas while writing. ***SET 1*** (BEACHES, FORESTS, CITY, WOODS, etc) available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-11061253 All images courtesy of www.clker.com
Roman Poetry Writing Templates
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Roman Poetry Writing Templates

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If you are teaching a Roman topic and are trying to cover poetry objectives, use these planning templates to help children organise and plan their writing. - Writing frame to be used for LA children to structurally write their poems. - Planning sheet and success criteria are helpful for a "Big Write" task, where children brainstorm excellent vocabulary and rhyming words to use. Children stick the planning sheet into books, and use it to write their top copy of poems. - Also included is a Roman God poem template for VLA children, where they need to brainstorm words that rhyme to sensibly complete the poem.
Year 3/4 Haiku Writing - Oceans and the Sea
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Year 3/4 Haiku Writing - Oceans and the Sea

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This haiku writing pack introduces children to writing a haiku using the 5 senses. Using an ocean theme, children will learn what a haiku is, generate descriptive and sensory words about oceans and seas, plan their haiku using a structured organiser, then write a creative haiku about the ocean. Included in this pack: - Bright and colourful IWB (Smartboard notebook) with HD images of the ocean, waves, and cliffs to stimulate the senses - Detailed lesson plan, including a starter and plenary, with discussion questions - A structured organiser for children to plan and organise their ideas - A modified SEN (or LA) organiser with pictures, larger font, and more accessible language - Links to required sound clips All images courtesy of www.clker.com and www.unsplash.com
Country Topic Vocabulary Sheets
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Country Topic Vocabulary Sheets

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Focusing your topic on a country this term? Use this pack of 5 handy printable sheets to help children understand and choose subject-specific vocabulary for a variety of activities. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson, and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use. Included are 5 country description sheets: 1) Africa 2) The U.S.A 3) South America 4) Canada 5) Australia & New Zealand Each sheet includes examples of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and also includes 16 sample sentence chunks for children to use if they are stuck for ideas while writing. ***SET 1*** (BEACHES, FORESTS, CITY, WOODS, etc) available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-11061253 ***SET 2*** (Rainforests, Romans, Gods and Goddesses, Cold Climates) available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-2-11169703 ***SET 3*** here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-3-11554800 All images courtesy of www.clker.com
KS2 Descriptive Writing Resource Bundle
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KS2 Descriptive Writing Resource Bundle

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Descriptive writing bundle that includes 16 handy printable sheets that children can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for descriptive writing. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson(s), and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use. PACK 1 1) Castle scene 2) City scene 3) Outer space scene 4) Pirate ship/island scene 5) Dinosaur world scene 6) Forest scene 7) Beach/holiday scene PACK 2 1) Rainforests 2) Romans 3) Gods and Goddesses 4) Cold Climates HOLIDAY PACK 1) Halloween 2) Bonfire Night 3) Christmas 4) Valentine's Day 5) Easter
Holiday Vocabulary Sheets - Christmas, Easter + more
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Holiday Vocabulary Sheets - Christmas, Easter + more

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Pack of 5 handy printable sheets that children can look at to help them choose subject-specific vocabulary for descriptive holiday writing. Sheets may be modified for your particular lesson, and it is suggested that you laminate these, as they are multi-use. Included are 5 holiday-themed vocabulary sheets: 1) Halloween 2) Bonfire Night 3) Christmas 4) Valentine's Day 5) Easter PACK 1 (including castles, cities, outer space, pirate ship/island, dinosaur world, forest, and beach/holiday scenes) AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/setting-description-pupil-resource-pack-11061253 PACK 2 (including Rainforests, Romans, Gods and Goddesses and Cold Climates) AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/topic-specific-vocabulary-sheets-for-creative-writing-11169703 Each sheet includes examples of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and also includes 16 sample sentence chunks for children to use if they are stuck for ideas while writing. All images courtesy of www.clker.com
YEAR 4 and 5 - Adverbial Phrases Lesson Pack
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YEAR 4 and 5 - Adverbial Phrases Lesson Pack

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In this pack, you will find 4 high-quality resources to teach children about adverbial phrases: - A complete lesson plan that includes a step-by-step success criteria, objectives, starter activity, teaching, differentiated activities and a plenary - Links to required portions of the lesson (still active as of 2016) - A colourful interactive whiteboard notebook that includes prompts, questions, and the differentiated tasks for the activity portion of the lesson - A picture prompt sheet (picture from unsplash.com) - A description sheet that includes verbs, adjectives, nouns, and sample phrases to prompt lower-ability children into forming rich sentences with description All materials included, and can be modified for your specific class/lesson(s). All images courtesy of unsplash.com and clker.com.
Behaviour Management Resource Pack
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Behaviour Management Resource Pack

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This pack is to be used as a resource for in-class and out of class behaviour management. There are four (4) tools to use in order to monitor pupil behaviour, track meeting logs and incidents at break and lunch times, and help pupils identify and understand reasons for their anger. Recommended for all children at the KS2 level.
Transition Day - Why You'll Love Year 3 Activity
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Transition Day - Why You'll Love Year 3 Activity

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Children are tasked to design an informative and persuasive pamphlet about why incoming year 2’s will love year 3! This is a good way to recap fun projects children completed in various topics throughout year 3 and use persuasive techniques to convince incomers that year 3 will be the best! Makes for an excellent end-of-year activity that can be drawn out over 1-3 lessons, as well as an excellent display board! Included: - Full lesson plan with starters and differentiation - Planning sheet for children to fill in during input and discussion - Colourful and helpful Smart Notebook file to accompany the lesson - Example pamphlet to give some ideas and inspiration - LA pamphlet template with pre-drawn boxes and sentences - Links to the English and D/T curriculum for LO and planning purposes All images courtesy of www.clker.com
3D Shape Construction Project
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3D Shape Construction Project

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Group project involving 3D shapes. Children design a scene to be constructed using 3D shapes. Over 2 lessons, children design a scene, and are given 3D shape nets to colour in and assemble to bring their scene to life. Children also fill in a project booklet that requires them to count the number of faces, edges, and vertices for each shape, record the amount of each shape they need, and the total amount of faces, edges and vertices in their entire scene. A multi-faceted project involving shape, teamwork, design, planning, construction, counting, multiplication and addition. Included in the pack: - Lesson plan (one for each day) - Notebook presentation to introduce and guide children through the project - Group booklet - includes tables, charts, fill in the blanks, and a group feedback sheet for each child to fill out upon completion of the project. *Nets of shapes not included* All 3D shape images courtesy of clker.com
U.S.A Road Trip Project
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U.S.A Road Trip Project

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2-3 week Geography/ICT project. Children investigate and research different regions in the United States and plan a family holiday. Groups of 3-4 create an itinerary of places for their family to go, what they will do, see, eat, etc. in 3 states in their region. Pack includes a road trip workbook (instructions, success criteria, organisation chart, checklist), and detailed organisation sheet for groups. Also includes a blank book that children can use to place their information and pictures. A hands-on, investigative and challenging research project that is very thorough and provides several creative opportunities for children. Geared towards a Year 5/6 class.