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I use the Teaching Packs resources all the time and have told many teaching friends about the site and the great resources. The knowledge organisers are really useful and I use them as reference guides for the children throughout the topic. I have been teaching for 18 years in the primary sector and I look for good quality, engaging resources that are useful for the children and aid their learning journey – this is what you get from Teaching Packs every time. I have been a member since the first few packs were created!
I find the teaching packs very bright and attractive to use with children in my class. They are very informative and give good visuals to help children understand why things happen or why we use certain strategies.
As a home educator of three (and ex-primary school teacher) the teaching packs are extremely useful. I can use them for a topic across the ages, and my children find them bright and colourful. They enjoy the layout of the worksheets and the games that are included. This is my third year of subscribing and it won’t be my last.
As a home tutor I find the teaching packs invaluable as I can select what I need for each individual student. The packs are superbly produced with fantastic content and brilliant illustrations.
These are brilliant packs that work really well in my special needs classroom! The information is always presented in clear sections with illustrations to support all level of readers. A subscription which should be in every trainee and NQT’s ’virtual bag for teaching’.
My work takes me across the South East of England and I work with individual students, groups and teachers, SLT and teachers in training. Every day is very different and I need resources that I can quickly adapt to suit the purpose (this can sometimes be less than 10 minutes). Your resources allow me to engage students with minimal planning and I have seen the instant impact on learning. The design, breadth and professional look of your resources are exceptional.
So thank you for another year of wonderful resources and for getting back to me, taking suggestions and asking us all what we’d like next!
I tutor Maths and English both at my centre and online. I highly recommend Teaching Packs and have been a big fan since I started my business in 2016. These packs are so useful for teaching and reinforcing concepts. I particularly love the ‘Fractions’, ‘Telling The Time’ and ‘Angles’ packs. The presentations and guides are brilliant for using with my online students. I use the PDF sheets both online and at my centre, so kids all over the world are benefitting from these wonderful resources!
We Home Educate and we really love the Teaching Packs resources! The topics always cover a variety of subjects, which is great because that’s how we prefer to learn. It always makes teaching easier when you can print all of the worksheets and information in one pack, rather than having to search for different worksheets and putting them together yourself. The packs are always bright and colourful and easy to read, which makes them appealing to the children. I am looking forward to using the Knowledge organisers, as they look like a great!
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I think this is a great thing to do. Expanding resources for younger classes is a good move for TeachingPacks, and this will mesh well with the Early Years Pack materials.
The children in my classes have loved the teaching packs. The packs are full of information, colourful and easy to use.
This is an excellent resource to support students as they navigate persuasive writing. The activities are engaging and relevant to students.
To develop oral skills we could create speaking activities on each topic.
What do you think?
Thanks for this fantastic suggestion Juan. We will keep it in mind as we create resources for new packs in the future.
My 6-year old was really keen to learn more about the Great Fire of London. As with all of the Teaching Packs we have downloaded so far, we opened up the Guide and my son read the presentation aloud, which not only helped build his vocabulary but also aided discussion about the topic.
The topic was easy to understand and engaging; it had the right amount of information and imagery to engage a six-year-old, triggering lots of questions about life in 1666 and the reality of London burning down. It also had some humour as well - who knew that Samuel Pepys went to such lengths to protect his expensive parmesan cheese!
We used the simplest Comprehension Exercise - there are varying levels of difficulty depending on the learning ability of your child - and found the questions well thought out. My son would be in year 2 at school and he found them challenging yet achievable.
We wanted to explore the topic further so went online to read excerpts of Samuel Pepys famous diary before using the Teaching Packs Timeline to help us write our own diary from Samuel Pepys’ perspective. The idea of London burning was intriguing to my son - how did it burn down so quickly? We decided to run our own science experiment to investigate why, building a replica Pudding Lane out of sticks and straw in our fire pit / barbecue, making sure we kept the houses close together as the Teaching Packs Guide had discussed. We set our bakery alight and watched as the fire swept down our row of houses, stopping at the stone house we had built to represent Samuel Pepys home. My son loved the experiment - what kid doesn’t like setting stuff on fire - and it cemented many of the facts from the Guide and Comprehension Exercise: why thatch and wood buildings were part of the problem; the proximity of the houses and why many of the sturdier brick buildings in London did not suffer the same level of damage.
The Great Fire of London Pack was a great introduction to a fascinating topic.
This is a wonderful pack; I am so pleased with it as I have pupils with a variety of ability in listening skills so I can use these wonderful resources to meet the needs of all different pupils within the class. Love them, thank you, very much!
See the graphing resources. A mistake on the graphing of the data. On answers you have the number starting at 2500. On the worksheet it starts at 1. This confused my students.
Hi Sally. Thank you for letting us know about this. I have just updated the pack with a new copy of the graph resource. Sorry for the confusion.
Terrific! The "Tricky Tables" are a real challenge, and these will be very useful indeed. I especially love the posters!