Teaching Resources

Lesson Planning

  • AKDZN
    Jane Brooke
    • £6.89
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    This short, easy-to-read manual is designed to equip and encourage Primary RE teachers. Whether you are a new RE teacher or a subject leader, whether you are looking to develop skills in guiding a classroom discussion where there are differing views, or need help responding to difficult questions, The RE Teacher's Survival Guide builds competence and confidence, and will help you to teach quality RE and try out new ideas to excite and challenge your pupils. It answers the questions 'What do I teach in RE?' and 'How do I teach RE?' It offers teaching strategies, reassurance and practical scenarios. It addresses 'hot potato' questions and signposts helpful resources.
  • AMCMZ
    Helen Jaeger
    • £7.89
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    A practical, easy-to-use classroom resource. Specifically written for use with children in reception class, these short, simple units focus on developing the skills and understanding required for a smooth transition to Key Stage 1. Fifty 10-15 minute lesson plans Outline for themed day or assembly Guidance on encouraging discussion Bible story summary chart Index of activities Themes covered: Asking for help, Assertiveness, Beautiful world, Being careful, Being forgiving, Our bodies, Cared for, Caring and sharing, Celebrations, Confidence, Creativity, Curiosity, Eating, Fairness, Family, Fear, Friends, Fun, Generosity, Growing, Guidance, Happiness, Health, Independence, Kindness, Learning, Loyalty, Making mistakes, Making things, Moving, Obedience, Patience, Paying attention, Peace, Playing, Presents, Respect, Rest, Rules, Safety, Security, Sharing, Specialness, Sticking up for others, Stories, Talents, Teaching, Truth, Unique, Watching
  • AQFDC
    • £14.99
    Calculations are the gateway to outstanding learning in mathematics, but many people struggle with the step-by-step procedures of calculation methods. This book motivates learners by using pattern, practical hands-on and real-world activities that engage the curiosity, and the innate mathematical ability, of pupils and teachers. The material is addressed to teachers, and takes into account recent developments in teaching and the new Primary curriculum. It is based around practical classroom activities, with clear and concise explanations of the power of different calculation methods and images. It is designed to be quickly accessible to teachers who want to find engaging activities for their pupils.
  • AQFCJ
    Peter Burrows
    • £14.99
    This book offers a whole school approach to the teaching of grammar and punctuation that is fully matched to the demands of the English grammar and punctuation test and the new curriculum. With the shift towards elegant, well-constructed sentences, it offers the busy teacher three simple steps to motivate and engage children, through: * explicit teaching and modelling; * over forty practical games and activities; * application and improvement within editing and proof reading. This book draws on recent research but also is based on many years of classroom practice and a number of case studies. Practical examples develop teachers' understanding of grammatical terms and progression and show how it is possible to have a significant impact on vocabulary, sentence structure and children's writing in general. A balance is found where skills are explicitly taught but within the context of an exciting and interesting curriculum.
  • AQFCM
    • £14.99
    Andy Croft strongly believes that you don't have to be 'good at English' to be able to enjoy the music of ordinary speech. Using rhythm and rhyme is a democratic creative act that is equally hard and equally easy for everyone. It has special rules which won't let you reach for the first word that comes into your head. Your words have to fit the pattern. You don't have to write anything down, but you do have to become a writer. And once you have become a writer, you might become a reader...A Creative Approach to Teaching Rhythm and Rhyme is a guide for primary teachers to develop pupils' speaking and listening skills - their use of anticipation and memory and their ability to enjoy language and participate in its common music. It is a book about celebrating the music of ordinary speech. It features practical warm-up sessions, games, models and examples to help pupils to become readers, writers and confident speakers through the lively practice of rhythm and rhyme.
  • AQFCQ
    • £14.99
    Haunted by the fear of teaching the same lesson twice, Stephen Lockyer always makes sure he has lots of ideas up his sleeve! In this exciting debut book, this highly regarded primary teacher shares 100 of this very best. The pressure to teach outstanding lessons and to be prepared for no noticed inspections can sometimes be a little overwhelming, but in this book Stephen's creativity and experience in the primary classroom shine through and he provides primary teachers with quick, practical and easy to implement ideas to help achieve outstanding teaching. His highly creative approach will also help you to create a positive, inspiring and exciting learning environment for every child. Every idea includes step by step instructions, teaching tips for putting activities into practice and links to online resources and useful websites. From literacy initiatives like 'DEAR' ('Drop Everything And Read') and marking motivators like 'Microticks' to essential playground survival tips, this book is a compendium of originality that will consistently take your lessons that extra mile.
  • AQFCR
    • £14.99
    Are you looking for exciting ways to get your students interested in computing? Do you need a break down of the basics to get your confidence up before teaching it? Don't worry - help is at hand in this brand new book written by computing whizz Steve Bunce. All areas of the curriculum are introduced, and easy to implement and engaging activities are provided to get you and your students started! Steve covers all the major elements: algorithms, programming, data management, e-safety and more. He answers questions like 'How do computers work?' and introduces ways for you to develop computational thinking and digital literacy in your students. Really accessible 'ways in' which may or may not use a computer make this book something that can be picked up and used in the classroom tomorrow, whatever your level and whatever resources you have to hand. 'Tablet tips' throughout the book provide extra ideas for how to use tablets in the classroom. This book is a must-read for all primary teachers who want to implement a full, engaging computing curriculum in their classroom. Get debugging and coding today!
  • AWPRV 3 years +
    Cherri Moseley
    3 years +
    • £16.99
    Number and Calculating is packed with flexible ideas for developing early understanding and igniting curiosity in the Mathematics area of learning. Activities across fifteen themes can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of every child and support progress towards attaining the knowledge and skills required by the Early Learning Goals. - Clear learning intentions for each activity enable effective planning of experiences. - Suggestions for involving parents with Home Links to extend the learning themes. - Links to different areas of learning through a variety of topics. - Photographs of real children's work to illustrate potential learning outcomes of the activities.
  • APZTT 5 years +
    Molly Potter
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £19.99
    This photocopiable book is full of innovative, user friendly, exciting and unusual activities that promote creative thinking and problem solving skills for 5-7 year olds. The activities in this book are ideal for less intensive teaching times across the school year - at the beginning of term when a teacher wants to get to know the class or just when a teacher wants to do something different to make pupils think 'outside the box'. The challenges in this book make an exciting change from the strictly subject-based lessons and would be ideal for supply teachers or LSAs. All the activities have been tried and tested in the classroom many times by the author who is an experienced teacher.
  • AQAHK 7 years +
    Molly Potter
    7 years +
    • £19.99
    This photocopiable book is full of innovative, user friendly, exciting and unusual activities that promote creative thinking and problem solving skills in upper KS2. The activities in this book are ideal for less intensive teaching times across the school year - at the end of term (particularly after SATs in Year 6), at the beginning of term when a teacher wants to get to know the class or just when a teacher wants to do 'something different' to make pupils think 'outside the box'. The challenges in this book make an exciting change from the strictly subject-based lessons and would be ideal for supply teachers or LSAs. All the activities have been tried and tested in the classroom many times by the author who is an experienced teacher.
  • AGIPC
    Celia Warren
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    This Teacher's Guide provides you with all you need to use Key Stage 2 Comprehension to its full potential, including: full teaching notes for every text including an introduction and answers, further activities which may be adapted for individual or group work, at least one speaking and listening activity for each text, cross-curricular contents charts which also indicate the level of each text, a photocopiable group record sheet for each activity book and a handy summary of the comprehension objectives listed in the Primary Framework.
  • AEBFJ 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.39
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    Written by an experienced maths teacher and former headmistress, Mrs J Rules A Self-Help Maths Book is a fun and exciting guide to improving maths skills. Author Emma Jonas' approach is to put learning times tables at the heart of the matter and to make this into a lively and enjoyable activity. Packed with helpful tips and explanations, Mrs J Rules offers straightforward help with common maths problems.

  • AHJSH
    Colin Beveridge
    • £12.99
    If you're preparing for the newly revised Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests, Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies is your one-stop for both exams, providing you with subject-matter review, revision and practice tests you need to tackle the tests with confidence and succeed. Written by expert authors in Maths, English, and Education (with the credentials to prove it), Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies provides you with: - A review of the key maths and English concepts you need to know to do well - Full length practice tests and tons of additional practice questions - Online accessible audio tests for spelling and mental arithmetic -- to better prepare you for the actual test - Tips and tricks (along with mistakes to avoid) to become a better test taker With this book -- and a bit of work on your part -- you'll be positioned to pass your skills tests and gain that coveted place on a teacher-training course.
  • ABKES 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This is a fantastic collection of 365 fun, environmentally friendly activities using paper, card and all manner of materials to be found around the house. There's something to do for every day of the year, including a 3D cardboard city, sock monkeys, loo roll mice, foil birds, sweet wrapper bugs and many, many more. Every activity is clearly and vividly illustrated in an appealing and colourful style, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.
  • ACKVD 5 years +
    Fiona Watt
    5 years +
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    A book featuring something to draw or paint for every day of the year, 365 Things to Draw and Paint includes activities such as fingerprint monkeys, a chalky fish picture, collage robots and jungle silhouettes. It explains every activity with step-by-step instructions and also contains tips and ideas on how to make each activity a work of art.

  • AWPTT
    Keen Kite Books
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    Clear guidance and creative activities in this pick-up-and-go resource help you to teach KS2 spelling. Fully in line with the new National Curriculum. * Teaching notes, worked examples and photocopiable resources minimise preparation time. * Creative activities and games focus on using and applying knowledge to secure pupils' understanding. * Progress tests assess pupils' understanding and recap on their learning. * Answers are provided at the back of the book for easy reference.
  • AWPSB 5 years +
    Linda Duncan
    5 years +
    • £19.99
    Hands on Numeracy KS1 is a guide to using numeracy displays to motivate children, support learning and enrich the classroom environment. The activities provide ideas for interactive, purposeful displays and entertaining games. The themes are linked to primary mathematics curriculum objectives and include Problem Solving, Shape, Space and Measures. * Practical starting points to engage the whole class. * Inspiring ideas for cross-curricular activities and displays. * Clear and informative illustrations show real-life classroom displays. * Resource lists and step-by-step instructions to help with lesson planning.
  • ADXED 4 years +
    Rebecca Gilpin
    4 years +
    • £7.99
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    This is a new edition of this bumper activity book, introducing children to the world of science in a practical and interactive way. It contains 57 activities including bubbling wizard's brew, magic flowers, panpipe straws, a spinning paper helicopter and a light catcher. Each activity uses simple and safe materials and is described by step-by-step instructions and illustrations. The activities are also accompanied by simple explanations of the science involved, including density, air pressure, streamlining and wind power. It is presented with over 850 colourful stickers to decorate the projects with.
  • AGFUP 5 years +
    Fiona Watt
    5 years +
    (14)
    • £15.99
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    This is a fantastic activity book, brimming with 1000 exciting ideas from the successful '365' series of make and do books. Easy instructions, some step-by-step, describe how to create amazing drawings, paintings, collage and 3D models. This is a perfect gift, as well as an excellent resource, for anyone who looking for ideas to do with children of all ages and abilities.
  • AWPST
    Keen Kite Books
    • £4.50
    Pupils can quickly get to grips with KS2 grammar and punctuation using questions that become progressively more challenging. Fully in line with the new National Curriculum. * Clear explanations and worked examples ensure pupils grasp concepts quickly. * 'How did you do?' checks at the end of each topic allow pupils to self-evaluate their work. * Regular progress tests assess pupils' understanding and give them the chance to recap on their learning. * Answers to every question provided in a pull-out section at the centre of the book.
  • AIYOO 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
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    PLAY TIME includes eleven fun-to-act short plays for all children to enjoy, especially those in primary school (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). Each play comes complete with helpful guidance on target age, running time and cast. Ranging from adaptations of traditional tales (e.g., the legend of Persephone and TheThree Billy Goats Gruff) to original and contemporary short plays, Julia Donaldson has produced an entertaining, simple, satisfying collection.
  • ADQEH
    Nigel Bishop
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    This book features 15 easy-to-tell stories combining biblical teaching with contemporary storytelling.

    In this title, each unit also contains a teacher's page giving the Bible reference for the original parable and information to link the teaching to PSHE/Citizenship and the National Framework for RE or local SACRE guidelines.
  • ADQEM
    Nigel Bishop
    • £7.39
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    Designed as an aid to providing enjoyable and interactive assemblies, this book covers many topical issues alongside real-life experiences and biblical truths.
  • AKUSF 7 years +
    Celia Warren
    7 years +
    • £3.50
    Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a unique collection of stimulating texts that appeal strongly to both boys and girls, together with questions that both build and stretch comprehension skills and widen vocabulary. Comprising four one-per-child activity books and providing more than 72 texts in total, the series encourages children to pay close attention to literal meaning, make inferences and deductions, observe how writing is structured and identify literary devices. A separate Teacher's Guide is also available. Book 4 reflects the broadening interests and word power of young people who will soon move to secondary school, or have now done so. It includes: non-fiction texts covering the discovery in Russia of a long-extinct mammoth, shells and their origins and the life of explorer Robert Scott, the poignant 'last letter' from Scott to his widow, classic poetry from Rudyard Kipling, Edward Thomas, Edward Lear and William Wordsworth, a short extract from the play 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare, riveting fiction from R.L. Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, Daniel Defoe and Charles Dickens and absorbing autobiographies and biographical fiction from Roald Dahl and Alison Prince.