A series of posters covering all of the non-fiction genres. I've also included some basic information on writing introductions and conclusions. Perfect for Y6 on the run up to the dreaded SATs. Have included PDF file AND publisher file in case you want to edit anything :)
A game that can be played in pairs, threes or independently. Please note that this game focuses on times tables facts from 2 to 10 to ensure children are confident in these tables before progressing to the 11s and 12s, which will need to be taught subsequently.
Children need a 'Table Splat' mat and counters (different coloured counters for each child). Children take turns to turn over a card, revealing a times tables question. The child who is the first to place their counter on the correct answer (whilst shouting 'SPLAT!') can leave their counter on the board. The winner is the player with the most counters on the board once all of the times table cards have been used.
Differentiate by choosing the multiplication cards relevant for that child, depending on which times table they are currently working on.
*Update: 6s and 9s have been underlined, to avoid confusion.*
I couldn't find any materials on this when I needed to teach my year 3 class what the equals sign REALLY meant.
I have included the lesson plan I used, the 3 differentiated worksheets and a Powerpoint I made.
Also have included a homework set of resource sheets (could alternatively be used in class as a reinforcement at a later date.)
UPDATE: Have added a more challenging resource for year 3/4
This is an introduction to balanced number sentences and challenges children's thinking about thinking of number sentences more creatively.
Once you have gone through the LO and Success criteria, children are taught that number sentences need to be balanced but the order of the question and answer is irrelevant. Children are then exposed to number sentences such as 5+6=3+8. On whiteboards, children can think of their own balanced number sentences using a range of operations.
There is a link on the slide to an activity from the Nrich website called which symbol. An excellent interactive activity or if you prefer, print it out and let children work on it independently.
The last two slides introduce brackets and and how they can affect the answer.
The activity is differentiated into Mild, Spicy and Hot.
This is a problem-solving investigation linked to multiplication and multiples. The Zios and Zepts activity is from Nrich.
The lesson starts by asking children to talk about multiplication related vocabulary to their partner and feedback.
The starter involves children reading several definitions and children to match to the key word.
Then read through the Nrich problem and explore different ways to solve. I have mentioned drawings, numicon, multilink and number sentences. Feel free to add any other resources. Number lines would be another option.