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Wicked Smart

I am a fully qualified primary teacher who has experience of teaching in both the private and state sectors in Scotland, London and Tokyo. All of my resources have been tried and tested in classrooms, and I am passionate about making learning as enjoyable and engaging as possible for children.

I am a fully qualified primary teacher who has experience of teaching in both the private and state sectors in Scotland, London and Tokyo. All of my resources have been tried and tested in classrooms, and I am passionate about making learning as enjoyable and engaging as possible for children.
Stretch a sentence activity pack
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Stretch a sentence activity pack

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A ‘one stop shop’ resource to help your children add more detail to their writing. This resource includes: A poster outlining the 5 W’s that can be used to add detail - who, what, when, where, why Flashcards showing the 5 W’s A set of simple sentences that children need to stretch out using the 5 W’s. Can be cut into flashcards and made into a simple game ideal for group work A writing frame to encourage children to use all 5 W’s to stretch a sentence.
KS2 English home learning pack
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KS2 English home learning pack

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A series of 5 lessons lasting approximately one hour each. Ideal for online learning or slides can be printed and used at home. This pack includes activities on: story writing comprehension (fiction and non-fiction) how to add a problem to your story speech marks setting descriptions similes Games included: weather simile game emoji emotion game emotions 4 in a row ‘guess my monster’ adjective game This pack also includes a story mountain visual aid and independent homework challenges.
7+ English comprehension and writing papers - Y2 assessment
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7+ English comprehension and writing papers - Y2 assessment

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Based on the 7+ exam, these papers have been used to successfully prepare children for entry to the top prep schools in the UK. With each new level, the paper increases in length and difficulty. This pack of 5 papers includes: Comprehension exercises Creative writing tasks A detailed marking scheme allowing teachers and parents to see exactly what assessors are looking for Written by experienced primary teachers and tutors Tried and tested by 7 + candidates Mimics real 7+ exam conditions Carefully leveled to boost confidence and banish anxiety!
KS2 English home learning pack
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KS2 English home learning pack

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A series of 5 writing and comprehension lessons that can either be printed or used online. The lessons include: “Say it, don’t show it” emotions Cartoon strip story writing Guess the story setting Shades of meaning vocabulary Adverb game “Beat the teacher” story writing challenge Character personality and appearance
KS1/2 Homeschool English pack
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KS1/2 Homeschool English pack

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A series of 7 English lessons ideal for children in KS1/2. These lessons can be used as a Powerpoint for online learning, or they can be printed and used for home schooling. Each lesson lasts for approximately 1 hour and this pack covers the following areas: Reading comprehension Story writing Character description Adjectives and adverbs Connectives Similes ‘wow’ words How to stretch a sentence Grammar - how to use commas The pack includes a number of games: Adjective ‘guess my monster’ game Said synonym matching game weather simile game The pack also includes some printable visual aids to help with independent learning: Story mountain Emotions vocabulary poster Stretch a sentence poster
How to write excellent character descriptions - Powerpoint
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How to write excellent character descriptions - Powerpoint

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A super resource encouraging children to use characters’ personality and appearance. This presentation includes: personality word bank appearance word bank popular children’s tv and film characters as examples practical activities for children to complete either as a class, in groups or independently sets an independent activity to help children apply their knowledge
Making inferences PPT - using Disney to teach comprehension
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Making inferences PPT - using Disney to teach comprehension

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An ideal resource for an introduction into making inferences, this resources includes: A definition of what inferential questions are A selection of scenes from classic Disney films, with comprehension questions that require children to make inferences about what they can see or what they already know about the characters, plot etc. A super introduction into reading comprehension Can be used as a whole class, group or individual activity
How to add speech marks to your writing
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How to add speech marks to your writing

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The perfect introduction into speech marks, this Powerpoint presentation includes: a definition of speech marks rules that apply when using speech marks opportunities for children to practice writing using speech marks challenge slides encouraging children to look for common mistakes that are made when speech marks are being used.
KS1/2 Fronted adverbial game
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KS1/2 Fronted adverbial game

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Who doesn’t love a fronted adverbial? This game allows children to sort fronted adverbials into three groups: those that describe the where, when and how of the verb in each sentence. After sorting into groups, children can then add the most suitable fronted adverbial to the incomplete sentence strips. This makes for a spot of healthy debate as there is more than one correct answer, so swapping of adverbials is encouraged, or if working in teams, “steals” can be allowed to encourage class discussion.
Counting in 3s Powerpoint
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Counting in 3s Powerpoint

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Ideal for use in KS1, this interactive Powerpoint helps children to count in 3s from 0 - 30. Slides include: Counting forwards and backwards from a given number Finding the missing number in a sequence Ordering numbers correctly
Simple story mountain
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Simple story mountain

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A simplified version of Pie Corbett’s story mountain, this poster focuses on three main paragraphs within a creative writing story: Beginning Problem Ending I have suggested to children that they should imagine their story taking place over the space of a day, the beginning of the story taking place in the morning, and the ending at night. Starting the story with the word “as” allows for an immediate simile and description and it seems to give children a starter for ten when faced with a blank sheet of paper. The mountain also mentions including senses to describe the setting, speech between characters and description of characters feelings.
Phonics board game
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Phonics board game

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This phonics board game can be used alongside any set of words or images - included in this resource are a pack of images relating to phase 5. How to play the game: Players roll the dice and move along the board. If they land on an action counter, they must pick a card from the pile and complete the following: Robot talk = spell out the word in a robot voice Write it = write the word on a whiteboard Whisper it = spell out the word by whispering it to a friend Make it = use magnetic letters to make the word Magic wand = use their ‘magic finger’ to air write the word Ideal use for KS1 and group work.
Maths vocabulary flashcards KS1/2
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Maths vocabulary flashcards KS1/2

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Maths vocabulary cards that can be separated into four categories: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ideal for children who are confident in simple ‘question and answer’ situations, but struggle with questions in a word problem format. These flashcards allow for sorting activities to take place, offering a more hands on approach than a poster on the wall. Once flashcards have been sorted into piles, children could create their own word problems. These flashcards can also be used as a quick warm up activity, where children need to call out which operation each flashcard matches to.
7+ English comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment
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7+ English comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment

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Based on the 7+ exam, this resource has been used to successfully prepare children for entry to the top prep schools in the UK. This paper includes: Comprehension exercise Creative writing task A detailed marking scheme allowing teachers and parents to see exactly what assessors are looking for Written by experienced primary teachers and tutors Tried and tested by 7 + candidates Mimics real 7+ exam conditions Carefully leveled to boost confidence and banish anxiety!
Spelling games pack - ideal for KS1 and 2
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Spelling games pack - ideal for KS1 and 2

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This pack contains three games that are focused around the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list. The list includes 107 words, but we recommend focusing on 20 at a time with your child before moving on to the next set. Games included: • ZAP! – Cut the spelling words into flashcards, including the ZAP! cards, and place them into a container. Take turns to select a word from the container and either spell it aloud or write it down on paper or a whiteboard. If, however you pull out a ZAP! card, all of your cards must go back into the container. Use a 10-minute timer and whoever has the most cards at the end is the winner! • Race and write – Before playing this game, we re commend popping the race and write sheet into a poly pocket and your child can write their spelling words using a whiteboard pen. Fo r each round, they will then rub off the words to start wi th a clean sheet. Using the spelling flashcards, choose one word from the top of the pile, read it carefully then turn it over. The race is now on to spell the word correctly, writing it on the windshields of all the cars on the page. Whoever finishes first (and has accurately spelled the word!) is the winner. As a further incentive, the children can remove the poly pocket and colour in their cars as a reward for completing the game. • Roll and write – using the spelling flashcards, choose a word then roll the dice. Each number corresponds to a different method of spelling the world. An exciting game with a multisensory approach.
7+ English comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment
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7+ English comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment

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Based on the 7+ exam, this resource has been used to successfully prepare children for entry to the top prep schools in the UK. This paper includes: Comprehension exercise Creative writing task A detailed marking scheme allowing teachers and parents to see exactly what assessors are looking for Written by experienced primary teachers and tutors Tried and tested by 7 + candidates Mimics real 7+ exam conditions Carefully leveled to boost confidence and banish anxiety!
7+ English comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment
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7+ English comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment

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Based on the 7+ exam, this resource has been used to successfully prepare children for entry to the top prep schools in the UK. This paper includes: Comprehension exercise Creative writing task A detailed marking scheme allowing teachers and parents to see exactly what assessors are looking for Tried and tested by 7 + candidates Mimics real 7+ exam conditions Written by experienced primary teachers and tutors Carefully leveled to boost confidence and banish anxiety!
7+ English comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment
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7+ English comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment

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Based on the 7+ exam, this resource has been used to successfully prepare children for entry to the top prep schools in the UK. This paper includes: Comprehension exercise Creative writing task Written by experienced primary teachers and tutors A detailed marking scheme allowing teachers and parents to see exactly what assessors are looking for Tried and tested by 7 + candidates Mimics real 7+ exam conditions Carefully leveled to boost confidence and banish anxiety!
7+ Comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment
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7+ Comprehension and writing paper - Y2 assessment

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Based on the 7+ exam, this resource has been used to successfully prepare children for entry to the top prep schools in the UK. This paper includes: Comprehension exercise Creative writing task Written by experienced primary teachers and tutors A detailed marking scheme allowing teachers and parents to see exactly what assessors are looking for Tried and tested by 7 + candidates Mimics real 7+ exam conditions Carefully leveled to boost confidence and banish anxiety!
Letters and numbers phase 3 set 6 full phonics lessons
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Letters and numbers phase 3 set 6 full phonics lessons

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5 complete, interactive lessons for Letters and sounds phase 3 set 6. The animated Powerpoint includes lessons covering: j , v, w, x and a revision of all phase 2 tricky words. The lessons follow the Letters and sound structure: Revisit and review Segmenting and blending Teach Practise Apply A ‘grab and go’ resource, this resource covers all the sounds that children need to know in set 6. Perfect for EYFS stages and ideal for whole class use.