I have designed this sheet for use with a Year 5 class who struggle to use a range of connectives. I found resources to support this specific group of connectives very difficult to locate. I welcome any feedback (as long as it is kind!)
Revision tool which regenerates new questions and self marks! For use on pupil shared areas, all questions modeled on past SATs. <br />
Great alternative to use alongside practice papers, all answers will turn green when correct giving immediate feedback, hence also saves on printing/photocopying and marking. <br />
This can also be put on as many machines as you like, once downloaded put on your school network for pupils to work on-screen (no complex installation just copy to the shared area) and generate a new set of questions with one click! (Just click 'calculate now' and a new set will be generated each time.) This will also be good practice for the use of on-screen tests.<br />
Differentiated! - There is a support page, middle ability page and an extension page. On the last page are corresponding target lists which can be used for self assessment, tracking or to focus intervention. <br />
Great for revising multiple topics whilst improving fluency and mental maths skills, and also includes a times tables booster! <br />
(NB: Requires Microsoft Excel- Please read the instructions!!- check in settings that automatic calculations are switched off- just click formulas- calculation options- tick manual) (read only version to prevent pupils from saving any changes, just select yes when opening)<br />
*** please message me via TES community if you have any questions regarding technical settings***
This revision covers topics required for the KS2 Year 6 Spag tests. It covers the DfE curriculum and currently being updated further. Broken down into short 10-15 minute teaching sessions with definitions and activities. <br />
My class have loved the short activities and have a strong knowledge of the key areas as you can quickly re-cap.<br />
Great to give this children as a handout, or to work through together.<br />
CURRENTLY UNDERGOING DEVELOPMENT FOR NEW CURRICULUM! <br />
I have created this target sheet to be stuck on the inside cover of Year 3 children’s Maths books. All the targets are for the new curriculum 2014. <br />
*If you find any errors please let me know, i’ll get it fixed ASAP for you :)*<br />
The objectives from the National Curriculum are used under free use and re-use for all purposes, both commercial and non-commercial – the Open Government Licence<br />
All images are taken from <br />
and are free from copyright
This resource can be used along side my other Big Spelling resources. Big Spellings can be used in a primary or junior school so that each child has a spelling list to suit their ability. (see my other resources which include initial assessments and full instructions). These lists can be used for a few children in each class who really struggle to retain spellings. Each week these Dyslexia Friendly spellings consist of the same 5 High Frequency Words for 3 weeks in a row. Each week the other 5 spellings change and are phonic based, with the easier sounds first. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK!
Powerpoint and worksheet showing how to work out a fraction of a small amount, for example 4/5 of 30 using pictures.<br />
To develop the idea of finding one fifth by sharing a set of 30 objects into five equal groups. Then multiply to find how many four fifths of the whole set is. <br />
The lesson also practises the use of multiplication and division facts for small numbers.<br />
Please review this resource.<br />
Year 4: Performing Poetry<br />
Walter de la Mare - 2 week unit<br />
A two-week literacy unit of work for Year 4, containing lesson plans and pupil resources, looking at how this poet creates a haunted atmosphere in some of his spooky narrative poems. In this unit pupils will:<br />
- read and listen to classic poems by Walter de la Mare<br />
- use inference skills to understand narrative poetry<br />
- engage imaginatively with poetic language<br />
- create their own versions of the one of the spooky poems<br />
- investigate how the poet creates a haunted atmosphere<br />
- explore how sound effects can enhance a performance<br />
- prepare and give a performance to an audience<br />
The poems include 'The Huntsmen', 'Some one' and 'The Listeners'<br />
All plans and resources are produced by Ofsted-rated outstanding teachers.
Explanation writing is one of the trickier non-fiction genres in the primary curriculum. Although we rarely explain sequences using formal language, we often explain things in every day terms. How do you complete that level of the game? How do you do that magic trick? How do we digest food? There is a group of connectives that can help explain cause and effect more precisely. These are called causal connectives. This is not a strictly defined group of words – more collection of conjunctions, adverbs and other cohesive devices that can be useful for this genre of writing.
Try the dice activity 'Explain yourself' and watch your class get comfortable using these connectives aloud as they explain diverse subjects including 'how to take the perfect selfie' and 'how the digestive system works'. When they are ready, they can write some of their favourite explanations, using causal connectives with accuracy.
NEW! I have now added 4 simple oral warm up activities. These encourage to children to rehearse useful vocabulary (consequently, as a result of this, so, so that, therefore, however) and add brackets to explanation sentences. Try that tricky language aloud before you get into any writing!
Children loved making pizzas at our Italian pizza class. Resources have been exported from an Activ-primary flip-chart. (Which also includes Italian Pizzeria style music.) Fun to play when the children are making their pizzas or working. If you would like original please message me.
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These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
64 fun and engaging topics on which to base short/extended writing activities. Adapted from 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition), this resource comes complete with inspirational picture 'hooks' to really stimulate writing.
- Appropriate for use at KS1/2/3/4
- Ideal for literacy starters
- Easily differentiated
- Incredibly open-ended
- Thought provoking and challenging
- Sparks creativity and technical writing skills
- Perfectly adaptable (videos, role play, etc.)
Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils.
1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.
2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.
3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.