Member Reviews

We have had lots of lovely comments about our teaching packs and lesson resources. Here is what some of our members have said:

  • The Early Morning Activity Pack is brilliant! Completely transformed my early mornings. Thank you SO much. (Su)
  • Love the site - especially the Early Morning Activities. I plan on using them as Free Writing prompts! (Mary)
  • I home school so I cannot tell you how valuable the resources you provide are to me! (Kate)
  • Finally got round to joining. The Early Morning Pack is going to come in very handy! (Zoe)
  • Love the audio stuff! Such a simple but clever idea and they sound really professional too. (Christina)
  • Your resources have made my life a whole lot easier already – thank you so much! (Kate)
  • Absolutely amazing and informative resources! (Caroline)
  • Fantastic Pirates Pack - we are really enjoying it! (Mona)
  • Wow. You have saved me so much time! (Jackie)
  • The Pirates book is fab – a really good resource. The glossary is one of the best seen and in really good child-speak language. (Jo)
  • Thank you so very much.These are BRILLIANT resources. Passing on your knowledge in such a child friendly way makes learning 'HAPPY' for the 'little people'. Thanks sooooo much for ALL your effort! (Jackie)

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Amazing warm-up activities!!

Apr 16, 2017 by Michelle Stevens

Since signing up to Teaching Packs this has been my go-to pack for daily warm-up ideas. Not only do they stimulate the children´s minds but they also get them socialising and interacting with each other and myself, the teacher. It´s also been great to use these ideas to break up the lesson as well as lesson openers. I have found that getting the students to write or discuss something completely off topic can get them re-focused and ready to continue with the syllabus. It´s a great follow-on from the first pack and full of amazing ideas which have really helped me to reduce my lesson planning time. I´d be lost without this pack so thank you for creating it! 🙂
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Space - School and Scouts!

Apr 15, 2017 by Amy Tomkins

I have used this both at school and at scouts! Very useful resources!
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Well explained!

Apr 13, 2017 by Afizia

A very useful pack for display purposes, for the planning of explanation ideas and a useful list of features necessary for an explanation text. The colorful and engaging nature of these resources makes them attractive to my children.
A range of examples of good explanations for a WAGOLL wall would have made it better, with the features already highlighted or emphasized. Otherwise a very good pack.
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The Pirates Pack

Apr 06, 2017 by Jackie

I love this site. It's fabulous!! I used the Pirates pack so much, everything I needed was there and the children have produced some incredible writing using all the different information supplied on it. Thanks.
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The Human Body

Apr 05, 2017 by Margaret

Was looking at the Digestive System as part of a Science/SPHE lesson - found that Teaching Packs Human Body a fantastic supplementary resource to extend children's learning not only on the Digestive System but also on the Human Body. Children completed small group projects on the Body using this resource. They loved the images and found the information included easy to understand. A very worthy 5 stars.
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Craft instructions

Apr 05, 2017 by Lisa Wetherall

Year 6 had a great bit of fun making their 'dragons'. A welcome break from the pressure of SATs and a great lead into analysing instructions and writing our own.
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The Romans Pack

Apr 05, 2017 by Jean Simpson

Our class of children aged between 7 -11 were working with this resource for the whole term. The children are from all over the world, and English is often their third language,and having their own personal book to work from made life so much easier for everyone. Living in Tenerife, being able to print our own very informative booklets is so much cheaper than providing text books that cost so much to ship here. Differentiation was very straightforward because of the range of material included in the pack. We could have used the pack to include children from other classes in the school as the material was adaptable and beautifully drawn and presented. The booklets will make up packs for a future lesson in 2 or 3 years time when we revisit the topic.

The topic was used to develop skills across the curriculum - map work for geography; maths - using Roman numerals; a whole range of English skills including how to use a glossary and contents page for information gathering; and the soldier section for persuasive writing to make wanted posters. The quiz at the end was used to assess the knowledge that the children had acquired throughout the term.
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Area and Perimeter pack

Apr 04, 2017 by Liz Joy

Absolutely love all of your packs, but especially the booklets that accompany the maths packs. They are clear and concise and contain all of the information you need in a progressive manner. The display posters are clear and eye catching. Wouldn't be without my teaching packs. Thank you.
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A useful and time saving site!

Apr 04, 2017 by Eleanor

I used the Victorians pack this term. The illustrations are eye-catching and the information is child friendly. The book-style guide, in particular, was really useful in encouraging my Year 3 class to develop their skills in retrieving information from a non-fiction text. I look forward to using the Vikings pack next term!
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Teaching Packs

Mar 27, 2017 by Juliet

I can't remember how I stumbled across your website, but I found it in my first month as an NQT. In a single entry school, with no planning in place, and four children of my own at home I was finding things tough! I have now used many of your packs - Area and perimeter, Fractions, Time, Instructional texts and the Egyptians - and have recommended you to my Year 5 and 6 colleagues who are studying the Victorians. They, like me, have been delighted with the quality of your resources, the lovely photographs and story starters, and clear explanations. I now always go to your site first in the hope that you will have a pack waiting for me for my next topic! (Volcanoes and Tudors next!!). I am recommending you to all my fellow ex-students and the lecturers at St Mary's University, and would like to thank you very much for your fantastic products.
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Excellent informative resource

Mar 26, 2017 by vonnie3440

The Human Body pack is absolutely brilliant. The images are well made, good quality and so easy to use. My children particularly enjoyed matching the names, descriptions and body parts on the posters. I love the fact that the resources are easy to differentiate for different abilities. The booklet is also amazing and packs such a lot of information into it. Thank you so much for this amazing resource. You've succeeded again in making a resource that can be used again and again.
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Ancient greece

Mar 25, 2017 by Glenda Connaughton

All of the resources have proved to be very useful especially the e book and story starters. Thank you. I look forward to more useful packs this year.
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Awesome Pirates Pack

Mar 23, 2017 by Sarah Crowe

I used this Pirates Pack with my Year 4 class as part of a collaborative digital project with another school. The resources were factual and there was everything we needed without spending hours researching for ourselves so that we could focus on the digital elements of the project we were taking part in. The resources were accessible by all and contained some truly gruesome facts. They were very useful as comprehension and guided reading activity materials too. Thank you Teaching Packs. The co-ordinates pack also worked very well alongside this pack.
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Mar 23, 2017 by Mary

Thank you for this pack. It has everything you need to help your class improve heir listening skills and is very useful for small groups too. The audio track as well is an unbelievable added bonus
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Fantastic Resource

Mar 21, 2017 by Tegan Wyatt

Along with all the other packs I am so happy to have found this website and resources. As a graduating teacher I have been looking for resources that are vibrant, dynamic, informative and easy to understand - not only for the students but also for me. Thank you Teaching Packs. Your hard work in preparing these great resources is much appreciated.
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Amazing resource

Mar 20, 2017 by Sharon O'Shannassy

I have found this to be a fabulous resource to use with my secondary special education students. It provides a clear scaffold for the students to follow and provides them with writing prompts to stimulate their thinking and provide them with starting ideas. I found the character descrition template very helpful and clearly set out.
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Mar 16, 2017 by Rebecca

First pack i have downloaded and I must say I am impressed with the quality and quantity of resources available.
Fantastic coordinates pack, my class will love it. Thanks
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Egyptian pack

Mar 16, 2017 by Kathy Turley

I used this pack with a year 6/7 class. It was fantastic. The information pages I copied and put into booklets. The students really enjoyed using them to assist their research. Helped with my programming. Another excellent resource. Thank you!
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Narrative Writing

Mar 08, 2017 by Lynn Chant

This pack has some amazing resources and ideas to add to daily literacy groups and the writing centre!
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Fab resource

Mar 07, 2017 by katg1982

A great resource - good range of information posters to put onto display as well as very useful checklists for the class to use in their writing. Another fab resource from this website!
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Love this pack!

Mar 07, 2017 by Trudi-Anne

I have had great success with this pack. I especially love the surprising situations story prompts and so do my students. I used it all last year for weekly writing sessions with Stage 1, using a picture to stimulate discussion around when, where, who, what, why, how, which questions. The kids were able to come up with fantastic ideas for writing and by the end of the year were excited to write longer and more interesting stories. I used the pictures for assessment tasks also and was surprised by the variety of ideas that were generated across the class. I'm using this pack again this year.
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Teaching Packs

Mar 06, 2017 by Anthea Swile

Recently had one of the Regional Directors visiting at our school. They came into my classroom for a surprise visit, without me realising who they were. At the time of her visit I was straddling a chair backwards and the children were completing a pretest. Not the type of lesson you usually like head office to see. When I went to see my admin later that afternoon, I was told the RD’s were raving about me and my room. My room which is, choc-a-block, full of your posters. They loved all of the stimulus and colour. Thanks Teaching Packs for making my room and teaching look impressive. My only real problem is a lack of wall space.
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Fabulous stuff

Mar 05, 2017 by Lee Stewart

I have started this year introducing the Growth Mindset concept to my class of Year 6's. They have responded to the statements really positively and it has given us a tool to focus on. I personally like the bookmarks and the visuals on the brain. Thank you, an awesome resource getting great use in New Zealand!
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Area and Perimeter Pack

Feb 27, 2017 by Nikki Wagner

Teaching year 5 and 6 students is a challenge! To be able to access such a quality resource is fantastic! This pack has it all- the content is relevant to our curriculum and the activities, charts and challenges are engaging for students. Thank you for creating such fun learning experiences that are easy for teachers to apply! Teaching is hard enough without having to make all your own resources as well!
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Incredibly useful

Feb 26, 2017 by samantha da costa

This pack was the reason I became a member. It is excellent and I used it as a basis for a half term topic on Esafety with my Year 5 class. They will never forget the important messages about passwords based on this fun format.
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