Contains 21 separate low-floor, high-ceiling tasks (aimed at year 6 - but could be used for older/younger children) which can be displayed as posters in classroom.
These questions are designed so that they can be entered at a relatively low level (all should be able to access these in some way - even if it's just the initial conceptualisation of the question), but there is a large scope for extended thinking.
Note: these can seem difficult at first, but (with the right approaches) are aimed to build resilience and determination in problem solving.
Easy to input data from SATs papers taken throughout the year (including actual SATs results). Could be adjusted for other year groups. Automatically calculates totals and percentages (based on which test has been taken). Spreadsheet also allows percentage and raw comparison between scores (to check/show progress) - this shows raw and percentage score increases. Standardised scores can also be inputted.
Spreadsheet is particularly useful in showing test progress in low scoring students.
- Spreadsheet currently only has space for 11 names, so cells/formula will need to be extended to the desired number of names.
- When inputting names, you only need to input these into the Autumn spreadsheet (the rest will fill in automatically).
- Conditional formatting of Standardised scores is based on typical 100=EXP/110=GD boundaries
- If a child scores 0 in an earlier test, a percentage increase cannot be shown (as dividing by 0 - they will have improved their score by an infinite percentage).
Guided reading sheet includes reading interim assessment objectives for the end of KS2.
The focused reading objective(s) and a brief comment for up to 12 children (can be easily edited for more or fewer) for each guided reading session can recorded quickly and easily.
Easily referable "displayable" Alan Peat sentence types. Each sentence type has a description and an example.
Could be laminated and used with Velcro - so that children can choose, remove and read.
Includes data/information (e.g. oxygen levels, temperature, amount of vegetation/water, predators, gravity) on 6 imaginary planets - and Earth. Info on Earth is roughly accurate. This info is presented in the form of a table and as a range of graphs (e.g. pie/bar charts).
Aim of lesson is to first work out which graphs represent which planet. Children can then decided whether a planet is inhabitable (by comparing it to Earth's data).
(Includes brief lesson plan).