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Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A variety of Literacy TasksWord mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing promptsSimple Drawing TasksLabel a PirateSentence StripsMapping TaskA great additional resource for a pirates topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.

By Alice K

Dinosaur fact cards

Dinosaur fact cards

Designed as non-fiction fact cards for Literacy activities, but could be used to research similarities and differences in dinosaurs or also as Top Trump cards. Contains information on how many legs the dinosaur walked on, which period of the Mesozoic era and approx how many million years ago they lived, diet, habitat, length, height, weight and what the name means.

By choralsongster

The Story of The Good Samaritan

The Story of The Good Samaritan

The story of the Good Samaritan written in child friendly vocabulary by me. A pdf file which can be printed out as an individual workbook, also a powerpoint presentation to be used as a whole class presentation. This can be used to look at the teachings of Jesus linked to the RE curriculum. Includes reading activities, Spag activities, diary entries, use of adjectives, newspaper reporting, empathy writing and cartoon strips.

By teachercellar

Reading Display, Instant Reading Corner Display, Reading Area Signs

Reading Display, Instant Reading Corner Display, Reading Area Signs

Reading Display, Instant Reading Corner Display, Reading Area SignsInstantly make your Reading Area a place children want to be with this gorgeous "Where will your reading take you? " display.Print out, stick onto card and fasten to a stick for a sign-post effect. Two editable signs allow you to add additional destinations.Pack includes 2 pdf files with:18 destination signs - 2 per sheet of A42 editable signs1 "Where will your reading take you?" banner - 60cm long

By MissPepperPot

KS2 Comprehensions

KS2 Comprehensions

These are all original pieces of writing to be used for revision, comprehension and Spag activities. Eachfile can be printed out as a separate workbook and used as summer revision before sats.

By teachercellar

Phonics Phase 5 - Split digraphs - The a_e sound

Phonics Phase 5 - Split digraphs - The a_e sound

This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound 'a_e.' It takes 15-20 minutes.This powerpoint is split into different sections:- Revision of phase 3, 4 and 5 phonemes in a random order- Introduction to 'a_e' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound- Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'a_e' sound)- Segmenting and blending sounds in 'a_e' words- Phoneme counting- Phoneme spotting in sentences- Writing words with 'a_e' sound- Writing a sentence with 'a_e' sound- Revision of tricky words

By blossomingminds

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.

By spursfan1983

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

Writing Instructions - How to Clean Your Teeth

PowerPoint presentation which details a simple instruction writing model - 'How to Clean Your Teeth' with a clear and concise layout.Each slide is colourful and engaging and allows a teacher to explain the instruction genre.Also included are sequencing, cut and stick flashcards. Children may assemble the instructions as a paired activity cutting and pasting sequentially onto sugar paper. This task is ideal for reinforcement and will support less secure learners in an active way.This can be used and easily adapted for other simple instruction models- e.g. How to make a sandwich These resources promote an active approach to writing instructions. They complement other resources within my shop - 'Writing Instructions- Introducing the Genre in an Active Manner' and Writing Instructions - 'How to Build a Snowman' which has additional literacy tasks included.I have included several slides within the preview to allow teachers to peruse the resource more comprehensively. Hope your earners enjoy the lesson and tasks.Many thanks for free use clip art provided by http://www.clipartlord.com

By Alice K

Number Bonds Display, Number Bonds to 10, Gingerbread Man Maths Display

Number Bonds Display, Number Bonds to 10, Gingerbread Man Maths Display

Number Bonds Display, Number Bonds to 10, Gingerbread Man Maths DisplayHelp your children to learn all the way to make 10 using this gorgeous Gingerbread Man Maths Display. Simply download, print out and display for an instant teaching resource for your Maths Area. Included in this Display Pack are:* 90 cm title banner - How can you make 10?* 12 Gingerbread Men A4 size showing a different number bond (including 1 blank)* 10 A4 pages with 2 speech bubbles per page containing questions, number sentences and editable blanks so you can add your own questions, learning intentions and text

By MissPepperPot

Growth Mindset Motivational Posters, Space Theme

Growth Mindset Motivational Posters, Space Theme

Growth Mindset Motivational Posters, Space ThemeWith a Space theme, these 20 posters can be used to encourage a growth mindset in your classroom and are perfect for the primary age range. Simply print out and display to create a culture of success, perseverance and motivation.Included in this bundle:20 A4 motivational growth mindset posters

By MissPepperPot

Early Years Maths, Number Bonds to 10, Dinosaur Maths Display

Early Years Maths, Number Bonds to 10, Dinosaur Maths Display

Dinosaur Number Bonds to 10Help your children to learn all the way to make 10 using this gorgeous Dinosaur Maths Display. Simply download, print out and display for an instant teaching resource for your Maths Area. Included in this Display Pack are:* 90 cm title banner - How can you make 10?* 12 cute Dinosaurs - A4 size showing a different number bond (including 1 blank)* 10 A4 pages with 2 speech bubbles per page containing questions, number sentences and editable blanks so you can add your own questions, learning intentions and text

By MissPepperPot

Dracular Extract - Complete Lesson

Dracular Extract - Complete Lesson

Dracular Extract - Complete LessonDracula extract analysis/close reading lesson ideal as a one-off lesson or a link to gothic literature.Lesson includes:* Title page* Starter* Lesson objectives* Link to video clip* Extract prompt (extract included)* Find the key word prompt (sheet included)* Spelling activity (worksheet included)* Mini writing task* Plenary post-it-note activityAll resources included at the back of the Power Point.This lesson is available in a double pack with The Hound of the Baskervilles for £4.50 here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/extract-double-pack-dracula-and-the-hound-of-the-baskervilles-11302068For more great resources and full lessons visit my shop page here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits, images copyright free and scenes from Youtube.)

By EngageinEnglish

Summer holiday travel writing

Summer holiday travel writing

Summer holiday travel writingFantastic complete lesson on traveling writing, all resources included.Attractive Power Point includes:* Lesson starter* Lesson prompts* Lesson objectives and outcomes* Written account from Mark Moxon (travel writer) on why his friend’s bathroom made him want to travel the world.* Extra talking points* Three WAGOLLs (what a good one looks like) from three different pieces of travel writing* Lesson prompts to main task* Name the flag fun activity plenaryLesson could be used in or outside of a computer room. (A computer room could be booked to allow research over a series of lessons or alternatively the lesson works well as a standalone lesson in the classroom.)See my home page for more great lessons, bundles and resources:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish(Credits: copyright free from Linked.com, Thestudenttravelguide.com, Triptease.com, http://www.travelwriterstales.com/, http://www.moxon.net/)

By EngageinEnglish

Phonics Phase 2 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 2 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 2 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 2 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 4 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 4 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 4 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 4 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 5 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 5 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 5 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 5 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Upper Case Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in upper case. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Early Years Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Early Years Flashcards with Widgit Symbols

Over 570 symbol flashcards that cover early years vocabulary. The symbols can be used in a variety of ways – from creating visual timetables to managing behaviour.A booklet with detailed ideas about how to use the symbols pack is included.This pack is a great introduction to using Widgit symbols, and the symbols are ideal early years teaching, parents, childminders or carers to use to help aid learning and development.This pack contains…. Ideas for using flashcards Feelings and emotions – 28 symbol cards for expressing feelings and emotions Numbers - 24 symbol cards - numbers 1-20, plus extra Playing - 51 symbol cards to use during play Playgroup - 40 symbol cards which may be used to discuss playgroup Safety - 14 symbol cards to discuss features of safety Shopping - 66 symbol cards which may be used when shopping Colours - 13 symbol cards showing the most common colours Times of the day - 21 symbol cards showing different times of the day Days of the week - 13 symbol cards showing the days of the week, plus extra Meal time - 41 symbol cards to use during mealtimes Behaviour - 11 symbol cards which may be used to promote good behaviour Food and drink - 80 food and drink symbol cards Recycling - 14 recycling symbol cards Activity labels - 23 symbol cards which may be used to label boxes or for routines Wash hands - 7 symbol cards to use to sequence washing hands Notices - 10 symbol cards for labelling areas and rooms Transport - 19 symbol cards showing different modes of transport Dressing up - 39 symbol cards to use when dressing up Getting dressed - 38 symbol cards to label clothes, or to help with dressing Places to go - 22 symbol cards showing places to go, plus how to get thereThis resource was created in InPrint 3.

By Widgit_Software

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in both upper and lower cases. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in lower case. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 3 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 3 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 3 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 3 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 4

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 4

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 4: A series of 4 sheets where children identify and colour decodable and tricky words on dinosaurs. A fun dinosaur-themed activity to aid quick recognition of all Phase 4 decodable and tricky words.This product is available for phonics phases 2-5 tricky and decodable words and Years 1 and 2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 5

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 5

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 5: A series of 5 sheets where children identify and colour decodable and tricky words on dinosaurs. A fun dinosaur-themed activity to aid quick recognition of all Phase 5 decodable and tricky words.This product is available for phonics phases 2-5 tricky and decodable words and Years 1 and 2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 3

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 3

Dinosaur Word Recognition -Phonics Phase 3: A series of 5 sheets where children identify and colour decodable and tricky words on dinosaurs. A fun dinosaur-themed activity to aid quick recognition of all Phase 3 decodable and tricky words.This product is available for phonics phases 2-5 tricky and decodable words and Years 1 and 2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley