With the New Curriculum in force and Levels gone I have taken it upon myself to create a new assessment grid for Science. It works the same way as an APP grid. It also includes the Working Scientifically criteria. Like the New Curriculum, each assessment grid has been grouped into age ranges, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Rather than Levels, which I know OFSTED are dead against, I have gone with 'Stages' which admittedly is essentially the same thing as Levels, but by a different name, Having tested these myself I know that these grids are handy assessment tools, with simple highlighting needed, with dates, to show how well each child has done.
This one works a treat!<br />
Fronted adverbials should now be taught from Year 3 upwards and this is a useful way in - it will also stretch talented KS2 writers.<br />
This dice-based activity encourages children to add a wide variety of fronted adverbials to a main clause.<br />
The game is differentiated into three different versions. In its simplest version, less confident writers can pick appropriate adverbs to open sentences. In the most challenging version writers must elaborate and include more than one adverbial at the start of the sentence. This can produce some stunning sentence work.<br />
My class have been able to apply this skill in their own writing and I'm sure yours will too.<br />
There is a presentation to provide your class (or any less confident teachers) with the knowledge needed to use the activity creatively.<br />
NEW! I have added a new game 'Warrior Swords!' to develop the skill of varying the length of fronted adverbials. It is more challenging than the other 3 versions attached.<br />
I hope you find the games as useful as I have.
Engaging, fun and challenging complete SPaG lesson with differentiated learning objectives that teaches how to punctuate direct speech with inverted commas. Also extends to adding speech punctuation and replacing said. Children then work through 4 activities designed to develop their understanding using different skills. They identify, create and explain, with the more able going on to a challenging extension activity. There is also a fun activity in there too that your class will love. Self/peer-assessment plenary is also included to really help cement the learning in their minds and potentially make marking easier for you too. Aimed at Year 3 from the 2014 curriculum guidance but could be taught to Y2 and Y4 as well or any class that needs a reminder! Teachers' notes and answers included along with starter activity, teaching input (including video link) and plenary all on the PowerPoint. All images either sourced from openclipart.com or owned by tftf.
This lesson is a fraction investigation and a simpler investigation, is included for any children who are unable to access the harder task. A detailed lesson plan accompanies the children's worksheets as well as all you will need for the whiteboard. The main investigation involves children exploring which fractions can be made from the total number of Smarties, e.g. 1/2 of 40, 1/4 of 40, 1/5 of 40, 1/8 of 40, 1/10 of 40, 1/20 of 40, 1/40 of 40 and linking these to the factors of a number. They also draw conclusions about which of the numbers are prime numbers and give reasons for this. Once they have done one number they eat a Smartie and start again. Whiteboards and pens are required for the warm up activity (on IWB resource). Each child also needs a box of mini Smarties (available in multipacks). The simple investigation looks at which numbers it is possible to find 1/2 of with the children looking for patterns, e.g. even numbers, multiples of 2.
These resources are aimed at Years 1-3 and include comprehensive spelling lists and worksheets for each sound. There are two levels to cater for differing abilities for each activity. Useful for both higher ability children in year 1 and also lower ability children in years 2 or 3.
Great for inspiring reluctant writers or filling a few hours in your class with fun yet challenging learning activities. A complete, engaging, imaginative, creative writing or Big Writing stimuli lesson that can be applied to many different writing genres.<br />
Children discuss ideas and then plan by answering the thought provoking questions which enable a wealth of ideas to be generated. Planning sheet has space for 5 sense descriptions, VCOP elements and purpose, audience and genre notes to help meet the new 2014 curriculum. Starter activity plus 2 widths of line guides/writing sheets included plus optional paragraph planning sheet, custom art sheet and self-assessment plenary activity mean that this lesson's length is flexible and could easily last for 2 hours if you wanted it to and comes with 3 different options in the teachers' notes for delivery over 1,2 or 3 lessons. <br />
Lesson is aimed at KS2 but can be used for more able KS1, or KS3 as it is differentiated by outcome.
Math handouts to be used as a warm up; practice sheet or assessment activity. Each handout contains 10 questions along with spaces to write the answers. Aligned with the Common Core State Standard: 5.MD.1
A pirate -topic linked maths lesson plan, with supporting resources. \nThe lesson provides a fun opportunity for application of skills learnt. \nStrong cross-curricular links to science. \nI hope it's useful!
Royalty. A table about key British monarchs with name, dynasty, year of reign and a couple of facts. My Y5/6 are going to cut it up, put it into chronological order and glue it into their books. (Could use as a basis for ICT research subsequently). The second sheet is pictures of 16 monarchs with clues underneath that they should be able to work out from the information given in the table.
Formal writing discussion
This is an example of a discussion text to use with students. It highlights openers in particular. It follows the structure introduction, 2 paragraphs in favor, 2 paragraphs against, and a personal conclusion.
Mixed word problems designed for my bright 3rd Grades; to be printed on labels so the children can peel them off and stick them into their books. Easier problems are in green type; the rest are black. Aligned with Common Core State Standards: 2.OA.4, Operations and Algebraic Thinking; 3.OA.8, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, 4.OA.3, Operations and Algebraic Thinking; 5.NBT.6
A range of fun Math resources for Junior school aged students.
An automatic student name chooser for question and answer sessions.
Time telling fun.
An automatic addition sum generator.......
A bundle of resources designed to cut teacher work load at the beginning of the academic year.
Gifted and talented policy
Health and safety policy
Yearly organiser with all the important dates
Report comment bank
Art technician duty list
Student feedback form
Higher order questioning
Cross curricular links in art
A massive resource bundle providing over 150 individual files covering everything needed to run an effective Art department. Schemes of work, planning documents, policies, visuals, marking, recording and reporting, student support documents and much much more. To buy these files individually would cost £105. This bundle represents a 52% saving at only £50. Give yourself a break and Reduce your planning with this bundle. All files have been devised and used in an Ofsted "Outstanding" department.