The Weekly Challenge file produces a range of differentiated arithmetic challenges covering everything that could come up in the Year 6 Arithmetic SAT. The answers are also provided at the touch of a button so your pupils can mark their own work. <br />
The tasks are differentiated at 4 levels working from left to right on the screen. The columns to the right (purple, black) go beyond the Year 6 expectations to accommodate very able mathematicians. Answers to fraction questions are given in their simplest form.<br />
I have left Friday blank as I use this to test progress using my Arithmetic Test generator, which is also available on my TES resources page. If the children score =30 they are expected to start on the pink challenges working down through all 10 and they are then allowed to progress across the sheet doing any purple and black challenges they want to do. I give my pupils maths books with 7mm squares to work in as the arithmetic test paper will use 7mm squares and they get 20 minutes every morning. This allows 10 minutes for pre-learning with the class teacher or a learning partner followed by 10 minutes for the activities.<br />
There is also a score sheet. They record with a tick the questions they have got correct and put a score out of 10 in the final column. Some like to put 2 ticks if they got a pink question right and 3 ticks for purple etc. This is fine but they should only score 1 for each correct answer to stop them concentrating on hard questions they can do well. If they do not try all the questions they will have gaps in their knowledge when they sit the test.<br />
If you use this resource I would appreciate some reviews. I have been using this for 6 weeks with my Year 6 class and have seen their average score increase from 24 to 31 in their arithmetic paper test results. Hope you have the same success.<br />
After I had taught the children about myths, and as we were learning about Ancient Greece when not revising for SATs, I used the story of Pyramus and Thisbe to revise how to write a playscript and all there features. Included here is some contraction grammar work that was planned too. The picture prompts here worked really well for the SEN children.
I planned this as a revision week of literacy pre-SATs on newspaper articles and basically pretended that a dangerous animal had been seen in school (by painting footprints outside the classroom). I then role-played, had interviews with staff etc...then the children played the role of reporters.
I made my own scheme using extracts from all that I could find. Some of it is from Hamilton Trust and some of it is from schemes that are on the TES. I've sort of done it in the IPC style. I couldn't find what I wanted so I made my own. I hope this helps! The resources are at the bottom of the scheme. Most resources are web links! It's not perfect but I hope that it will save you time : ).
<p>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.</p>
Spelling activity pack for words with split digraphs:<br />
o-e (as in broke)<br />
u-e (as in tune)<br />
and words containing:<br />
- 3 powerpoint files (one for each of the above). Every spelling is on an individual slide for <strong>class spelling activities</strong> (36 words)<br />
- <strong>6 Monster Sentence sheets.</strong> These include each spelling outlined in <strong>print</strong> and in <strong>cursive</strong> for students to practise their handwriting. Each spelling can then be written as a sentence (which can be silly/crazy/happy etc.). Colour and black & white versions of each sheet are provided.<br />
- <strong>3 word searches</strong> to consolidate learning. One for each set of spellings (and a solution sheet).<br />
- <strong>3 crosswords</strong> on powerpoint for class/group challenges (or print them off for small group/paired work)<br />
- <strong>2 certificates</strong> (Spelling Star and Writing Star).<br />
- Plain text file with every word (use this to easily copy and paste words for your own purposes).<br />
Also includes lots of monsters :)<br />
Black & white versions of the sentence sheets are included for easy copying or laminate the colour versions and use with wipeable pens for students to practise their handwriting and sentence writing with the different spellings.<br />
The words are taken from the Children's Printed Word Database featuring the words most commonly found in children's books during the first years of school.<br />
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