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Year 2 ‘Poetry for Spelling’: FREE Complete Collection with Curriculum Links Included!

DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE COLLECTION HERE Success! I’ve finally finished writing a poem to match with all of the 30 statutory spelling requirements for Year 2 featured in the spelling appendix for the National Curriculum! All the poems are designed to … Continue reading

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Idea 288: FREE Poem Resource for Spelling ‘zh’ sound as ‘s’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE A poem I wrote to teach Year 2 statutory requirement “The /ʒ/ sound spelt s”. Like poetry? Then consider buying a book of poetry by Michael Rosen,  Steve Turner or Allan Ahlberg to read to your … Continue reading

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Idea 287: FREE Poem Resource for ‘J’ at start of words before a,o and u.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a poem I wrote to teach the Year 2 statutory requirement “The /dʒ/ sound spelt as ge and dge at the end of words, and sometimes spelt as g elsewhere in words before e, … Continue reading

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Idea 285: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching ‘shun’ sound spelt ‘tion’.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a poem I wrote to help teach the Year 2 statutory requirement of “words ending in -tion”. Like this? Then consider buying a book of poetry by Michael Rosen,  Steve Turner or Allan Ahlberg … Continue reading

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Idea 284: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching ‘ee’ sound spelt ‘ey’.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a poem I wrote to teach the Year 2 statutory requirement “the /i:/ sound spelt –ey.” Like this? Then consider buying a book of poetry by Michael Rosen,  Steve Turner or Allan Ahlberg to … Continue reading

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Idea 283: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching ‘Or’ Sound Spelt as ‘a’ Before ‘l’ or ‘ll’, ‘Best Friends’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a poem I wrote to teach the Year 2 statutory requirement regarding: “The / :/ ɔ sound spelt a before l and ll” where the guidance is “The / :/ɔ sound (‘or’) is usually … Continue reading

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Idea 282: FREE 4-Way Differentiated Set of ‘Find the Fib’ Calculations.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a set of four sheets of calculations, with each sheet having 5 ‘fibs’ that aren’t correct. The children must use their number knowledge to spot the calculations that aren’t true and circle them. Base … Continue reading

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Idea 281: FREE Poem Resource for Adding Suffixes to Words Ending with ‘y’, ‘Santa Contest’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a resource I made to teach the Year 2 National Curriculum statutory requirement: “Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it” where the guidance … Continue reading

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Idea 280: FREE 4-Way Differentiated Resources for Word Problems with Some Extraneous Facts.

DOWNLOAD THE INPUT SLIDES HERE DOWNLOAD THE PROBLEMS HERE Ask your class: “I have 5 pens in one hand and 5 pens in my other hand. How many rulers do I have altogether?” You’ll probably get the answer: “10!” This … Continue reading

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Idea 279: Free Poem Resource for Teaching Adding Suffixes to Words Ending in ‘e’, ‘Hiker Biker’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a short poem I’ve put together to model some of the examples from the National Curriculum for the Year 2 statutory requirement to teach “Adding the endings –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to … Continue reading

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