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Wicked Smart

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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.
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.
KS2 Dictation pack
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KS2 Dictation pack

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A Powerpoint presentation with 20 sentences based on the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list. Ideal use for 7+ and 8+ exam preparation. Each slide includes an audio file, where each sentence is spoken twice. After your child has written their sentence, they can reveal the correct answer on the slide.
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
SAD Story openers powerpoint (Setting, Action Description)
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SAD Story openers powerpoint (Setting, Action Description)

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This Powerpoint presentation focuses on the ‘SAD’ strategy for story writing. The idea is, that children choose to open their stories using one of the following: S – a description of the setting A – describing the actions of the characters D – opening the story with dialogue between characters This resource uses scenes from children’s favourite films, and works towards putting ‘once up a time’ and weather description starters to bed! **Samples of Year 2 children’s writing when using this activity ** Using action to open Monsters Inc: “Hopping everywhere, Sully was bouncing, trying to get out as the miniature baby stood up, fascinated”. Using dialogue to open Moana: “Oink oink!” shouted the satisfied piglet. Moana was so fixed on the sea she could not move her eyes as Maoui shouted, “Land ahead!” Using setting to open “Up”: “The machine was pouring into tubes as she sucked up the medicine like a hoover. The flowers were fascinated at the movements the wife and her wrinkly husband made”. Using setting to open the BFG: “A pitch black sky swirled around like a cup of cappuccino. As the black sky lay on the clouds like a blanket, the 50 metre tall, towering, tremendous BFG stood as silently as a mouse”.
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
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!
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+ 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!
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!
Handy reading strategies KS1
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Handy reading strategies KS1

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This handy resources (pun intended) is a great way to teach reading strategies to your pupils. Useful to have at hand (I can’t stop) during reading time, where you can choose one strategy to focus on, Strategies included: 1.”Robot talk” the tricky word – encourages speedy readers to slow down and chunk up tricky words.( It’s also quite amusing to have a classroom full of Daleks). 2.”Look at the picture for clues” – don’t rely on others to tell you the answer! This is a good strategy for encouraging independent reading. 3.”Slowly stretch out the tricky word” – again, encourages speedy readers to really slow down. Can also help teachers see if there are any phonics issues. 4.”Skip the word and try again at the end of the sentence” – it’s ok not to get it first time! Sometimes by reading to the end of the sentence, children will be able to have a solid guess at the meaning of the word based on the context of the story. “Does the word make sense?” – stop for breath. Take a minute. Does that word fit into the sentence/story?
KS2 Maths home learning pack
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KS2 Maths home learning pack

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A series of 5 Maths lesson, each focusing on a different skill: Place value HTO Doubles Odd and even numbers HTO column addition Addition with carrying/word problems These lesson can be taught online using Powerpoint, completed at home on the computer or can be printed off. Each lesson has a teacher input section, interactive games and independent work.
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.
Reading comprehension/guided reading  bumper pack
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Reading comprehension/guided reading bumper pack

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A big old download full of resources for teaching reading comprehension! The resources follow the “reciprocal reading” method. Contents includes: Question description cards: Meet the comprehension super heroes who each tackle their own individual question type. Together they will help children to: Predict Clarify Summarise Visualize Answer literal questions Answer inferential questions Question badges: Use the badges for group work, where each child is in charge of writing or answering a specific question type. If anything, the badges are an excuse for a trip to Ryman (not so guilty pleasure) for lanyards, plastic covers and so on! Comprehension template: Allows children to record their predictions before reading, write their questions during reading and summarise the text after reading. The summary box is deliberately tiny to stop any budding authors from rewriting the entire text. Sorting activity: A selection of questions to be sorted according to their question type (literal or inferential). I used these the other day without laminating and when asked to ‘tidy up’ my lovely student proceeded to crumple the entire pack of questions into a ball. I was fine about it. Just half an ink cartridge, 20 minutes of cutting before the lesson and a completely ruined resource. Totally. Fine. Question spinner: Heavily ‘Twister’ inspired, this wheel can be used during reading time to help children practice asking and answering different types of questions. Note – you will lose the pointer to the wheel. Like socks in a washing machine, it’s just life.
'Said' synonyms bingo game
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'Said' synonyms bingo game

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A great pre-writing game to help your pupils to explore synonyms for the word ‘said’. Also useful for EAL learners! This resource includes: 4 bingo boards 1 set of synonym cards Ideal for group work.
Fraction game - halves, thirds, quarters, sixths and eighths
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Fraction game - halves, thirds, quarters, sixths and eighths

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This game has been differentiated three ways, making it ideal for all children in your class! Level 1 - halves and quarters Level 2 - halves, thirds, quarters, sixths Level 3 - halves, thirds, quarters, sixths and eighths Rules of the game: Take it in turns to roll the fraction dice (also included in the pack, but feel free to save the trees and use your own dice!) then use the tasting toppings to cover the correct fraction of pizza. The winner is the person who manages to ‘top’ all of their pizzas first.
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.
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 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.