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CSI: Easter Egg Hunt - Addition and Subtraction

CSI: Easter Egg Hunt - Addition and Subtraction

This STEM CSI investigation is themed around an Easter Egg Hunt. It is the perfect activity for Easter, but can be used all year round. This activity will engage students by taking them on a journey to solve 10 and 100 addition and subtraction puzzles . Students narrow down the suspects by completing the activities and marking them off from the suspect list until one person is left. Answer sheets are included Please remember to follow me. Enjoy
Kiwilander
Literacy Comprehension, Speaking, Listening and Writing SEN, Early Years, Primary

Literacy Comprehension, Speaking, Listening and Writing SEN, Early Years, Primary

Includes 12 'storyboard' Nursery Rhymes: The Grand Old Duke of York, Row Row Row Your Boat, Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Miss Muffet, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Bo-Peep, Hickory Dickory Dock, Pat-a-cake and Itsy-bitsy Spider. Say the rhymes with the students, get them to listen and recite each line afterwards, ask them to order the 4 pictures for each nursery rhyme, then use the differentiated worksheets to assess their writing and listening skills. For the speaking, listening and writing worksheets we ask carers to let us know either during drop off or via email a couple of things their child has done over the weekend. We then ask the students what they did at the weekend, prompting other students to ask questions of their peers, and then do a recap by asking who did what to assess who was listening before getting the children to write either with help or independently what they did at the weekend.
smidgealot
Literacy 2nd set Nursery Rhymes Comprehension for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception, Preschoolers

Literacy 2nd set Nursery Rhymes Comprehension for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception, Preschoolers

2nd set of Nursery Rhymes Comprehension suitable for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception, Preschoolers. 6 Nursery Rhymes for Comprehension- Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet, Little Bo-Beep, Hickory Dickory Dock, Pat-a-cake and Old Mother Hubbard. Use the ‘storyboard’ worksheets to say the nursery rhyme, encouraging students to repeat it after you, see if they can recite it back to you after hearing it a couple of times (often students help each other out, seeing who can say it loudest). All students can cut out the 4 pictures for each ‘storyboard’ and arrange them in the correct order. There are then 18 worksheets for comprehension 6 for lower abilities where they can circle/point/say the correct answer from a choice of 3. 6 for middle abilities where they can copy the correct answer after choosing from a choice of 3, practicing their handwriting. 6 for higher abilities where they should be encouraged to answer questions in full sentences, and use descriptive words, and also because… Extension work- get students to ask/ write other questions about the nursery rhyme. See if they can draw their own pictures. See if they can create or recite their own nursery rhyme and illustrate it in 4 pictures.
smidgealot
Growth Mindset Activity: Building Bridges and Islands (Hashiwokakero)

Growth Mindset Activity: Building Bridges and Islands (Hashiwokakero)

This Growth Mindset activity: Building Bridges or simply Bridges is a Japanese logic game originally called “Hashiwokakero” These puzzles will hook both you and your students in and wanting to do more. On each visually stunning puzzle you are given a number of islands where you need to join these islands with bridges. These puzzles are designed to improve your students spatial awareness. Reasons why solving Building Bridges Puzzles are good for your students It sharpens your critical thinking skills It improves our problem solving skills It helps us in multi-tasking thinking skills It helps stay mentally fit All you need to do is decide if you want color or black and white as both are included. Personally I use color. Print them off and laminate the sheets and you are good to go. Included is also a PowerPoint show to teach you and you students how to play.
Kiwilander
The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018

The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018

The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018 is a crossword based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a simple PDF sop it downloads quickly, is easy to print, and can be stored on a USB drive for use later. (There are 3 bonus crosswords - Egypt, China, and Japan, in the PDF and all of the answers are included too.) Of course, this activity is less about the events around the world and more about why and the discussions and debates that come from asking why. Why have so many orangutans died in the past 10 years? Why would people in Japan pay to go on a virtual-reality trip to Paris? Why are suicide bombers in Nigeria killing people in a fish market? And what’s so important about discovering new antibiotics? What did happen in the world in the last week? Australia’s PM and Deputy PM had a spat. Poland’s PM got a telling off. South Africa’s president resigned. And The Netherlands’ foreign minister resigned too. And so did Ethiopia’s PM. A plane crashed in Iran and a helicopter crashed in Mexico. There was an earthquake in Mexico and one in England and wales too. An Iranian wrestler threw a match so that he’d not have to wrestle against an Israeli. In India a woman pretended to be a man and duped two women into paying to marry him. And an Indian tycoon is on the run having duped a bank out of about $1.8 BILLION!! US scientists discovered a whole new family of antibiotics while Canadian scientists discovered a Picasso painting was a painting on top of another painting.
BFP
2D shapes and properties- naming, number of corners, sides, straight and curved sides.

2D shapes and properties- naming, number of corners, sides, straight and curved sides.

2D shape properties suitable for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Preschoolers, Reception. 15 worksheets suitable for all abilities. Use 5 worksheets for lower abilities- looking at Triangle, Rectangle, Circle and Square. Naming shapes, number of sides, edges, straight and curved sides. 5 worksheets for middle and higher abilities- looking at Triangle, Rectangle, Circle, Square, Pentagon and Hexagon. Naming shapes, number of sides, edges, straight and curved sides. 5 extension worksheets for middle and higher abilities- looking at Oval, Heptagon, Parallelogram, Semicircle, Trapezoid and Octagon. Naming shapes, number of sides, edges, straight and curved sides.
smidgealot
Literacy for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception, Preschoolers

Literacy for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception, Preschoolers

Ideal for NQT a literacy bundle that has a range of worksheets for SEN, Early Years, Reception, Primary and Preschoolers. Includes differentiated worksheets for students who are at the pre-writing stage, up to writing independently. Has 6 Jolly Phonics style worksheets for basic phonics (s,a,t,p,i,n). Includes comprehension from nursery rhymes to commenting on items in photos. With the speaking, listening and writing we ask carers to email or let us know a couple of things that their child did at the weekend, so that we are able to prompt children or get other children to ask appropriate questions. We also check children's listening by asking 'Who went shopping, who visited family, who was ill, who walked the dog, where did they go, what did they buy' etc. before the students write what they did with help, by copying from a white board or working independently.
smidgealot
Geography Maps, Environmental Awareness and Weather for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception.

Geography Maps, Environmental Awareness and Weather for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Reception.

Maps and coordinates, Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) and Weather Chart (prediction, observation and comparing 2 different areas or regions). Geography Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) 3 differentiated worksheets for natural and manmade environments, plus another to check learning. lower abilities- uses photos and labels to cut out and stick. middle abilities- uses labels to copy or cut out and stick. higher abilities- allows students to write their own ideas. The last worksheet uses photos, and/or labels to copy or cut out and stick to demonstrate student's understanding and learning. This worksheet can be used for all abilities, with higher levels being encouraged to use magazines or go on the computer to find their own examples as extension work. Geography- map and coordinates. Includes 18 images to cut out and stick on a grid with basic coordinates (A1- E5).  Higher abilities can draw their own island, then select and stick on the images of the places that they want on their island. There is also a worksheet for students to then find and write the coordinates of each image. Geography Weather Chart (prediction, observation and comparing) Use the chart to record the weather for 6 weeks in your local area, or use the 2nd chart to compare 2 places or countries. Includes 2 question worksheets for higher abilities, 1 being a recap and summary worksheet of their findings comparing 2 places/countries. For lower ability levels- includes pictures of sunshine, clouds, snow, rain, storm, fog, frost, rainbow, and wind to help with understanding. Allows them to observe the days weather and think about what the weather will be like next week. For higher ability levels- space to write the weather they can see and allows them to predict what they think the weather will be next week. Children could also take their own photos of the weather and stick them on the chart. A clip from BBC weather showing the latest weather forecast could be shown during the lesson, and children could be encouraged to look at different areas of the UK or another country to compare the weather in different regions. Use the 2 worksheets to compare understanding before carrying out the observations and after to check learning and understanding.
smidgealot
3D shape properties- faces, vertices and edges SEN, Early Years, Reception, Preschoolers, Primary.

3D shape properties- faces, vertices and edges SEN, Early Years, Reception, Preschoolers, Primary.

A diagram showing the face, vertices and edges of a 3D shape. This resource includes: 1 information sheet showing where faces, vertices and edges can be found on a 3D shape. 1 worksheet for naming 3D shapes (sphere, cone, cylinder, cube, cuboid, and pyramid). 3 worksheets for 3D shape properties- 1 for faces, 1 for edges and 1 for vertices). Suitable for all abilities. Demonstrates student’s comprehension, and can be used as an assessment or a review.
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The World News Crossword - February 11th, 2018

The World News Crossword - February 11th, 2018

The World News Crossword - February 11th, 2018 is a simple pdf document so it's easy to download and easy to print (or save to a USB for later). The World News Crossword is a crossword based on the events in last week's news. (And there are two more BONUS puzzles.) Norway's Winter Olympic team's chefs ordered 13,500 too many eggs. (They could've made a HUGE pavlova cake.) Justin Trudeau got in trouble for suggesting peoplekind instead of mankind. Germany's police investigated a teenager being burnt at a witches' festival. Formula 1 announced it will replace its grid girls, with grid kids, (but is that better or worse?) Paris' Eiffel Tower was closed because of snow. China's police started using sunglasses with cameras and face recognition software, to find criminals. An Indian woman accused her husband and brother in law of stealing her kidney. It wasn't all silly though... last week police in Scotland were called to a farm where a tiger was reportedly on the loose. That was serious. Oh but it was a big fluffy toy tiger on the loose.
BFP