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.
Save yourself HOURS of work with this lovely interactive resource pack providing practice materials for the pseudo words that children will encounter during the year one phonics screening check. <br />
The pack contains 2 colourful PowerPoint presentations, 2 sets of printable flash cards, a lesson plan and an activity sheet. The resources would provide a numerous lesson and can be used year on year. <br />
The pack focuses solely on the pseudo words as in my experience, these tend to be the words children find most challenging in the check, even for able readers. <br />
The materials have been carefully prepared following the principles of the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) screening checks, ensuring a broad coverage of sounds including vowel digraphs and common consonant blends.
This pack contains:<br />
Complete 'story mountain' to demonstrate how children can build their story up (ideal for displays or laminating as story mountain mats!)<br />
Blank version, with lines for pupils to write on<br />
Blank version, with larger boxes with lines for more detail for pupils to write on<br />
Blank version with larger boxes, as above, but also with space for pupils to make notes of their characters and setting<br />
Editable version as a 'Word' document, so you can make the changes you want!
This lesson is planned for Reception aged children and comes with a lesson plan, labels for your potions and recipes with yucky ingredients like worms (spagetti that you just leave to soak the day before), maggots (plain rice) and lots more! Be prepared to engage and enthuse your learners and when it comes to asking 'Who would like to make some potions today?' you will hear the oh so sweet 'me, me, me, me, me' :)<br />
Copyright notice:<br />
The images of bottles, bowls etc. were created by myself while background images were purchased with commercial rights from TPT. No credit back to store is required.
In this teaching resource pupils learn to compare and describe capacity and volume. The resource uses clear and easy to follow language, attractive and child friendly images, fun animations and engaging activities to help children develop their understanding of capacity. It includes an animated 41 slide PowerPoint presentation and 2 worksheets.
This fantastic, fun, challenging, cross-curricula lesson is packed with learning and has elements of: computing, history, writing and speaking and listening, built into a lesson centred around independent learning and research. Children will be using and applying the historical learning they acquire creatively, as they work through the challenges of the lesson. An optional competitive element, combined with the fun of potentially becoming a Time Detective (and earning a Time Detective badge) create added motivation and increased engagement towards the learning. Children research in a holistic way building up a bigger picture of life the time period and then present their creations providing you with an assessment opportunity and a chance to decide the winners. The lesson ideal for either the beginning, middle or end of a history topic or unit. Can be done in an hour but better over two, contains starter and plenary. Made for KS2 but accessible to more able KS1 and less able KS3
A set of whiteboard resources, starting with identifying individual coins and understanding their value, moving on to adding different coins to make amounts and subtracting coins to find amounts left over.
If you want 10 minutes peace then put this on your IWB at the end of a lesson! I laminate the bingo boards and get the children to cover the numbers with counters. As the powerpoint isn't random a new &'set&'; of numbers can be created by simply shuffling a few of the slides around. You can also give the pupils more 'thinking time&' by changing the time duration of each slide.
I have 2 worksheets here for a lesson on Money. MA / HA Year 1 children to be given an amount of money in a purse or envelope. Children then choose from sweets in the middle of the table which all have different price tags. Children work in pairs or individually to choose some items they can afford.
Just a few money problems I have used with my class!
Edit: The first one uses National Primary font, that is why the boxes may have appeared in the wrong places. I have now edited it and uploaded another version which uses Sassoon Primary. Hope it's useful.
This is a problem solving task related to money. You will need coins.
The presentation starts with a recap over the coins we use today. In the introduction, ask children what they already know about money and where they use it. Give children some coins and allow them to explore. Can they recognise each coin and order them? The second slide encourages children to think about the difference between copper, silver and gold coins.
The 'row of coins' activity is inspired from Puzzles and Problems for Year 3 and 4.
The final slide encourages children to reflect on their journey to the solution. This could be a verbal or written response.
This is a fun, engaging and creative lesson with shape. The lesson has been successfully used to apply knowledge of shapes in a year 2 setting. Children can begin to think of problems systematically. They think of the best way to start, that there is more than one answer, that they can use number doubles and counting on to support them. Children are encouraged to find different ways to make a 9 sided shape family. They need to be secure with properties of simple 2d shapes previously such as sides of regular shapes. This activity can also be used in year 1 with children working in greater depth to demonstrate reasoning with shape in the measures unit. Work can be differentiated by giving children regular or irregular shapes. Very stimulating activity for all learners.
Enough resources for two lessons. Aimed for Year 2 but could easily be adapted.
The first lesson involves the children extending patterns through dragging and dropping shapes before extending their own patterns with one of the five differentiated worksheets.
The second lesson allows children to recap extending sequences and create a class pattern with the large shape sheets. Then children are given the task to create and continue their own sequences using the cut out shapes and worksheet. Both lessons include plenaries.