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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 wanted to revise this genre so I planned a week's learning on writing their own. I planned some picture heavy SEN support too which could help lower writers. The children wrote some great myths for this and there&'s a lot in here that would benefit basic story telling too.
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 : ).
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.)