Back to School Resources for Early Years!

Struggling to find something to do during that first week? A week that is usually full of tears and tantrums!

Try these hands on resources for little ones.

Playdough Activity Bundle

Playdough Activity Bundle

This will keep them busy for hours AND with a purpose!

OR perhaps you want to take the learning outdoors with these cute little games and task cards?

This little book of numbers is great for starting off, students will love how simple these little worksheets are!

Tons of other resources available in my shop right NOW!

Click the link below to go straight there!

Polly Puddleduck’s Shop

 

Summer Fun for Early Years and Key Stage 1

Lots and lots of new resources in my shop now!

Need something to keep your students occupied over Summer?

Why not check out this new Summer Activity Pack

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❂ over 30 Revision Worksheets NO PREP needed just print and staple!
❂ Number Formation and Recognition
❂ Story Tasks
❂ High Frequency Words / Sight Word Tasks
❂ Summer Sights and Sounds
❂ Written Tasks for Emergent Writers
❂ Healthy Eating
❂ Addition
❂ Subtraction
❂ Basic Multiplication
❂ Colouring Pages
❂ Tracing
❂ Shapes
❂ Nouns and Adjectives

Summer Activities – check it out and more in my shop now!

March Madness – Springing into Spring!

Spring is on its way! Temperatures are rising and teachers are smiling! It must soon be time for a holiday?

Almost there, 2/3 of the year is through! Time to knuckle down and get everything covered that you haven’t!

Need a helping hand with resources?

Lots of new items in my shop now!

Check out the links below for some March Madness

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March Circle Time Activity Pack

 

March Writing Pack

March Writing Pack for Emergent Readers and Writers 

 

Spring Themed High Frequency Words

Spring Themed Design High Frequency Words

 

Looking for something else? I’m sure I have it in my shop! Pass by now and grab yourself a bargain!

 

 

Is differentiation a swear word?

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Differentiation. A perfectly innocent concept which snuggles comfortably in the common sense zone of your brain; camouflages itself in the sidelines of your classroom; makes regular, modest appearances in your day-to-day teaching…

But then rears its huge ugly head twice a year to instill fear in even the most talented and experienced of teachers across the land!

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There it is, on your lesson plan, all pumped up  with self-importance. You are going into battle and differentiation might be the deciding factor between a good and an outstanding judgement.

‘But every good teacher differentiates!’ I hear you cry. I know this. The observer knows this. Ofsted know this. But what we all also know is that differentiation is something you do naturally, automatically, sensitively and spontaneously.

Why should it become explicit? Well… do you trust your observer to notice how discreetly you switch your questioning from one pupil to the next?…

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Digital Teaching Resources – The Pace of Change

With up to a million downloads per day of free material, TES Global provides a platform for teachers to share ideas and materials for lessons.

In recent months, TES Premium Authors have come under scrutiny and many in the same profession suggest that teaching resources should be free. Unfortunately, some are not aware of how time consuming creating a resource can be. Many of us spend days or weeks creating materials. We have paid money for fonts and clipart. It’s not as easy as just downloading a font from the Internet, we still have to follow correct protocol and the law. Fonts must be available for commercial use. Any Clipart that is used must be in the public domain and/or if purchased follow the correct terms of use set out by the Illustrator or Designer.

This year, I have spent around 150 pounds on Clipart, Fonts, Merchandise and Advertising. That’s 150 pounds and it’s only February!

Recently, a few TES Authors have had comments left on resources (reviews) stating the price is too high……………………first of all, that’s an opinion, not a fact! Some ‘wished’ the resource had of contained more. Tell me WHERE can you get an 80+ page educational textbook with lesson plans / worksheets AND activities for less than £4? Yes, many resources on TES are actually priced too low! Many of us are underselling but we know how important it is to have good quality resources available.

The prices on TES are actually much, much lower than they should be. We realise that many teachers do have to buy their own resources, pay for their own ink and paper and therefore our prices are reasonable. We ARE thinking about the buyer, however, many of us are losing out and should probably be charging double.

Please, READ before you buy. Many of us include lengthy descriptions AND previews. If you can’t get the information that you are looking for from the description, move on. If you bought something that was 24 pages, don’t then return and leave a review saying ‘it was a bit short’ or ‘there weren’t many pages’.

There are over 250,000 resources on TES Global and hundreds of Premium Authors. Nobody is twisting your arm- READ the descriptions!

We want to make a better future generation. We know what our students need. Large publishing houses often haven’t stepped foot in a classroom yet we trust them to build us what we need to cover the curriculum.

It’s time to put the ball in our court, it’s time for us to take control. We only want what’s best for our students and for our fellow colleagues.

We don’t always charge for resources, we aren’t that mean! We also offer FREEBIES. Many of us include samples and/or weekly freebies and we all love positive feedback. If you leave a comment, please, remember, what we tell our students, if it isn’t constructive criticism – don’t bother.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post!

You can check out a few of the Premium TES Author shops by following these links.
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Betsy Belle

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Learners’ Labyrinth

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TeachersToolkit 

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PollyPuddleduck 

If any TES Authors want their shop/store added to this list- please, drop me an email!

-Polly

New Spring Resources out NOW!

Three new Spring Resources for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in my shop now!

Check them out now!

 

Spring Writing and Poetry Pack

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Spring Story Starters and Task Cards

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Spring Creative Writing Pack

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You can find ALL of these in my shop now and MORE!

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New Resources in Shop now!

Lots of new resources for 2016 in my shop now!

Be sure to check them out!

Here is a sneak peek!

Manners (PSHE Unit for EYFS/KS1)

Bargain price of 3.50

Grab it from my shop NOW!

Manners EYFS KS1