Simply number the blocks in a Jenga tower 1-24 (you may need to do two of each number), pupils then take turns to pull out a block to reveal its number. The number correlates to a numbered square on the powerpoint, which takes you to a slide containing 3 progressively harder questions. Pupils can then attempt the questions within a time limit according to ability. The arrow at the bottom of each slide takes you back to the title slide to start again. Can be adapted to include different topics.
I can't claim that this is mine, but it's very useful. I downloaded it from somewhere a couple of years ago. There are separate level 4 and 5 questions (and answers) to keep pupils up to speed over the Easter holidays.
I've gone through the mark schemes and pulled out key points for children to check for to be sure of securing a level 4 or level 5. I've separated it into three strands (as in the long writing) so that the children get the idea that they need to get everything in a particular group to secure the marks. Hope you find it useful!
Level 3 now added.
These are two lesson plans (Yr 4 data handling and Yr 5 Number). Both lessons use Smarties as a fun way of tackling fractions and also have specific guidance on how to extend your more able mathematicians.
This is a list of all the reading and writing tasks for KS2 SATs, since 1998. It is useful when you're planning revision to know what's gone before! You can find copies of the papers from 2003 onwards on the site below
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
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.)