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E4MC is for all parents with a desire to actively support their child's education, from ages 4 - 13. E4MC is the web-based community that provides practical resources to support the teaching and learning of mathematics and literacy whilst celebrating the uniqueness of each individual child. Unlike other educational communities, E4MC has a mission to actively promote and value those children with giftings outside the traditional academic subjects, particularly those in the areas of the creative

E4MC is for all parents with a desire to actively support their child's education, from ages 4 - 13. E4MC is the web-based community that provides practical resources to support the teaching and learning of mathematics and literacy whilst celebrating the uniqueness of each individual child. Unlike other educational communities, E4MC has a mission to actively promote and value those children with giftings outside the traditional academic subjects, particularly those in the areas of the creative
Year 4 Maths Targets Term 1a
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Year 4 Maths Targets Term 1a

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This is a set of maths targets for use with Year 4 children in the first half term of the academic year. Suitable for teachers, teaching assistants, parents, home schoolers and trainee teachers. Can be used at home or at school to monitor progress, for homework or as a group activity. The full set of Maths Targets for Y1 and for Years 1 - 6 is available from Teaching Rainbows on TES Resources.
Maths and Literacy Games On The Move.
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Maths and Literacy Games On The Move.

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These 20 games using the numbers and letters on car number plates are suitable for use with children from age 4 – 13, are simple and easy to play and will improve those all-important basic literacy and maths skills. Each game is unique so select the ones you think will appeal or which meet the learning needs of your child. Some require a little recording, but many do not. Some are quite challenging so you may need to have the calculator handy on your phone! The activities are graded from * to ****.
The Listeners - A complete Literacy Unit for Y6
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The Listeners - A complete Literacy Unit for Y6

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This is a complete literacy unit of 15 lessons aimed at Year 6 based on the poem The Listeners by Walter de la Mare. This is an amazingly rich piece of poetry and lends itself to some fantastic thinking, discussion, drama activities and creative writing. The resource contains a three week set of outline lessons plans learning objectives success criteria key teaching points to establish. lesson resources additional suggestions for cross curricular working. This will be of interest to you if you are teaching in Year 6 or in a mixed year 5 / 6 class, are new to Year 6 or are homeschooling your children.
Finding the nth Term
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Finding the nth Term

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This is a full lesson plan aimed at Years 5 and 6 to develop skills in finding the nth term. I used it in an Ofsted inspection and it was well reviewed. Our theme that half term was The Tempest - hence the links to Caliban! - but it stands as a discrete maths lesson. It contains learning objectives, success criteria, learning activities and key learning points to be established. Hope you find it useful.
Full Term's Literacy Planning - Year 6
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Full Term's Literacy Planning - Year 6

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This is a full term’s literacy planning for Year 6 based on the book - Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. I taught this with my year 5/6 class and it was a great favourite. The book is an adventure story, set in the Amazon with a boy and a girl as the key characters. The resource contains fourteen full weeks of literacy lesson plans (five lessons per week), together with all resource masters (including 6 full reading comprehension activities and mark schemes) - an answer booklet and full powerpoint slide shows to accompany each lesson. The lesson plans contain learning objectives and success criteria, key learning to be established, an outline of each lesson content, links to related resources and links to the grammar curriculum for Year 6. My hope is that this saves newly qualified and experienced teachers alike hours of your precious time and enables you to enjoy your well earned summer holiday! Please do leave a review and let me know what you think.
Year 3 - Maths Target Sheets
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Year 3 - Maths Target Sheets

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A set of 6 target sheets designed to provide coverage of the maths curriculum for Year 3 in the UK but which can be adapted to suit other curricula. Can be used at home or at school to provide a step by step approach to covering the different year group objectives. There are two complete sets provided; one has the year group printed on the top and the second set are simply numbered 1 – 6. Some educators prefer to clearly state which year group the targets are aimed at but other educators prefer to use them as a more individualised resource so that they children work at their own level and at their own pace. Structure and Organisation The targets are split into six sets for the year - one sheet per half term. This means that the average child would aim to complete one target sheet per half term which is approximately one target per week. These can be used as homework tasks or in school tasks or as a weekly challenge for home schoolers. Each child is given the first target sheet at the beginning of the year and should work through the targets one by one. These targets were not designed as an assessment tool but they can be used to track progress if so desired. Assessment and Monitoring. There are four boxes provided at the end of each target. The first is to be completed by a friend in school, the second by a parent and the third by an adult in school. Schools may choose to use all or just some of these boxes. The aim is to reduce the work load for teachers and to empower parents to know what to work on with their child next. If used in connection with websites such as www.mathszone.co.uk or www.mathisfun.com, parents can select activities to work on with their children. If groups of children are working on the same target, they can be tested together or testing can be done on a half termly basis or an individual basis.
Year 6 - Maths Targets
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Year 6 - Maths Targets

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A set of 6 target sheets designed to provide coverage of the maths curriculum for Year 6 in the UK but which can be adapted to suit other curricula. Can be used at home or at school to provide a step by step approach to covering the different year group objectives. There are two complete sets provided; one has the year group printed on the top and the second set are simply numbered 1 – 6. Some educators prefer to clearly state which year group the targets are aimed at but other educators prefer to use them as a more individualised resource so that they children work at their own level and at their own pace. Structure and Organisation The targets are split into six sets for the year - one sheet per half term. This means that the average child would aim to complete one target sheet per half term which is approximately one target per week. These can be used as homework tasks or in school tasks or as a weekly challenge for home schoolers. Each child is given the first target sheet at the beginning of the year - or the target sheet that is most appropriate to their level of attainment - and should work through the targets one by one. These targets were not designed as an assessment tool but they can be used to track progress if so desired. Assessment and Monitoring. There are four boxes provided at the end of each target. The first is to be completed by a friend in school, the second by a parent and the third by an adult in school. Schools may choose to use all or just some of these boxes. The aim is to reduce the work load for teachers and to empower parents to know what to work on with their child next. If used in connection with websites such as www.mathszone.co.uk or www.mathisfun.com, parents can select activities to work on with their children. If groups of children are working on the same target, they can be tested together or testing can be done on a half termly basis or an individual basis.
Lesson Plan - Poetry - The Storm Y5/6
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Lesson Plan - Poetry - The Storm Y5/6

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This is a complete lesson plan for Years 5 and 6 looking at poetic mood and imagery. I used it during Ofsted with my mixed age Y5/6 class and it got good reviews. I used a power point of storm images to start the lesson and the links to the poems are included. The lesson plan contains learning objectives and success criteria, the full activity flow and key learning to be established as well as a self assessment grid at the end. Hope it helps.
Year 3 - Year Plan - Spelling
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Year 3 - Year Plan - Spelling

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This resource will take the pain out of planning your spelling programme for Year 3. It provides a spelling focus for each week of the year together with word lists and a selection of tricky words from the Year 3 spelling list. Great for you if you are new to Year 3, just starting out in teaching or are home schooling your children at home.
Year 4 - Maths Target Sheets
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Year 4 - Maths Target Sheets

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A set of 6 target sheets designed to provide coverage of the maths curriculum for Year 4 in the UK but which can be adapted to suit other curricula. Can be used at home or at school to provide a step by step approach to covering the different year group objectives. There are two complete sets provided; one has the year group printed on the top and the second set are simply numbered 1 – 6. Some educators prefer to clearly state which year group the targets are aimed at but other educators prefer to use them as a more individualised resource so that they children work at their own level and at their own pace. Structure and Organisation The targets are split into six sets for the year - one sheet per half term. This means that the average child would aim to complete one target sheet per half term which is approximately one target per week. These can be used as homework tasks or in school tasks or as a weekly challenge for home schoolers. Each child is given the first target sheet at the beginning of the year - or the target sheet most appropriate to their attainment level - and should work through the targets one by one. These targets were not designed as an assessment tool but they can be used to track progress if so desired. Assessment and Monitoring. There are four boxes provided at the end of each target. The first is to be completed by a friend in school, the second by a parent and the third by an adult in school. Schools may choose to use all or just some of these boxes. The aim is to reduce the work load for teachers and to empower parents to know what to work on with their child next. If used in connection with websites such as www.mathszone.co.uk or www.mathisfun.com, parents can select activities to work on with their children. If groups of children are working on the same target, they can be tested together or testing can be done on a half termly basis or an individual basis.
Corner Numbers :
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Corner Numbers :

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This resource contains a series of activities using a simple number line starting point. These can be introduced by the teacher and used as investigations with the class or the diagram could be used to generate lines of enquiry by the pupils. It can be used with children from Year 2 upwards and extended to include negative numbers if desired.
Year 5 - Maths Targets
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Year 5 - Maths Targets

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A set of 6 target sheets designed to provide coverage of the maths curriculum for Year 5 in the UK but which can be adapted to suit other curricula. Can be used at home or at school to provide a step by step approach to covering the different year group objectives. There are two complete sets provided; one has the year group printed on the top and the second set are simply numbered 1 – 6. Some educators prefer to clearly state which year group the targets are aimed at but other educators prefer to use them as a more individualised resource so that they children work at their own level and at their own pace. Structure and Organisation The targets are split into six sets for the year - one sheet per half term. This means that the average child would aim to complete one target sheet per half term which is approximately one target per week. These can be used as homework tasks or in school tasks or as a weekly challenge for home schoolers. Each child is given the first target sheet at the beginning of the year - or the sheet most appropriate to their level of attainment - and should work through the targets one by one. These targets were not designed as an assessment tool but they can be used to track progress if so desired. Assessment and Monitoring. There are four boxes provided at the end of each target. The first is to be completed by a friend in school, the second by a parent and the third by an adult in school. Schools may choose to use all or just some of these boxes. The aim is to reduce the work load for teachers and to empower parents to know what to work on with their child next. If used in connection with websites such as www.mathszone.co.uk or www.mathisfun.com, parents can select activities to work on with their children. If groups of children are working on the same target, they can be tested together or testing can be done on a half termly basis or an individual basis.
Maths Target Sheets Year 1
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Maths Target Sheets Year 1

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A set of 6 target sheets designed to provide coverage of the maths curriculum for Year 1 in the UK but which can be adapted to suit other curricula. Can be used at home or at school to provide a step by step approach to covering the different year group objectives. There are two complete sets provided; one has the year group printed on the top and the second set are simply numbered 1 – 6. Some educators prefer to clearly state which year group the targets are aimed at but other educators prefer to use them as a more individualised resource so that they children work at their own level and at their own pace. Structure and Organisation The targets are split into six sets for the year - one sheet per half term. This means that the average child would aim to complete one target sheet per half term which is approximately one target per week. These can be used as homework tasks or in school tasks or as a weekly challenge for home schoolers. Each child is given the first target sheet at the beginning of the year and should work through the targets one by one. These targets were not designed as an assessment tool but they can be used to track progress if so desired. Assessment and Monitoring. There are four boxes provided at the end of each target. The first is to be completed by a friend in school, the second by a parent and the third by an adult in school. Schools may choose to use all or just some of these boxes. The aim is to reduce the work load for teachers and to empower parents to know what to work on with their child next. If used in connection with websites such as www.mathszone.co.uk or www.mathisfun.com, parents can select activities to work on with their children. If groups of children are working on the same target, they can be tested together or testing can be done on a half termly basis or an individual basis.
Year 2 - Maths Target Sheets
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Year 2 - Maths Target Sheets

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A set of 6 target sheets designed to provide coverage of the maths curriculum for Year 2 in the UK but which can be adapted to suit other curricula. Can be used at home or at school to provide a step by step approach to covering the different year group objectives. There are two complete sets provided; one has the year group printed on the top and the second set are simply numbered 1 – 6. Some educators prefer to clearly state which year group the targets are aimed at but other educators prefer to use them as a more individualised resource so that they children work at their own level and at their own pace. Structure and Organisation The targets are split into six sets for the year - one sheet per half term. This means that the average child would aim to complete one target sheet per half term which is approximately one target per week. These can be used as homework tasks or in school tasks or as a weekly challenge for home schoolers. Each child is given the first target sheet at the beginning of the year - or the one most appropriate for their level of attainment - and should work through the targets one by one. These targets were not designed as an assessment tool but they can be used to track progress if so desired. Assessment and Monitoring. There are four boxes provided at the end of each target. The first is to be completed by a friend in school, the second by a parent and the third by an adult in school. Schools may choose to use all or just some of these boxes. The aim is to reduce the work load for teachers and to empower parents to know what to work on with their child next. If used in connection with websites such as www.mathszone.co.uk or www.mathisfun.com, parents can select activities to work on with their children. If groups of children are working on the same target, they can be tested together or testing can be done on a half termly basis or an individual basis.
Primary School Maths Targets - Years 1 - 6
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Primary School Maths Targets - Years 1 - 6

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These 36 target sheets are designed to provide coverage of the maths curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 in the UK but can be adapted to suit other curricula. They can be used at home or at school to provide a step by step approach to covering the different year group objectives, year by year. There are two complete sets provided; one has the year group printed on the top and the second set are simply numbered 1 – 36 with colours relating to the year group from which the targets are taken. Some educators prefer to clearly state which year group the targets are aimed at but other educators prefer to use them as a more individualised resource so that they children work at their own level and at their own pace. Some schools have found it a useful way of communicating the children’s attainment level in relation to national expectations to parents but other’s feel that this is detrimental to the child’s confidence. Structure and Organisation The targets are split into six year-groups with six sheets per year - one sheet per half term. This means that the average child would aim to complete one target sheet per half term throughout their school career; this is approximately one target per week. These can be used as homework tasks or in school tasks or as a weekly challenge for home schoolers. The colours relate to the year group from which the targets are taken • Red Year 1 • Yellow Year 2 • Blue Year 3 • Green Year 4 • Purple Year 5 • Turquoise Year 6 Each child is given the first target sheet at the beginning or year 1 and works through the targets one by one. For older children, select the target sheet with the most appropriate set of targets, and start from there. These targets were not designed as an assessment tool but they can be used to track progress if so desired. Assessment and Monitoring. There are four boxes provided at the end of each target. The first is to be completed by a friend in school, the second by a parent and the third by an adult in school. Schools may choose to use all or just some of these boxes. The aim is to reduce the work load for teachers and to empower parents to know what to work on with their child next. If used in connection with websites such as www.mathszone.co.uk or www.mathisfun.com parents can select activities to work on with their children or – for the more complex targets- they provide a good source of explanation about the mathematics involved. If groups of children are working on the same target, they can be tested together or testing can be done on a half termly basis or an individual basis.
Year 4 - Year Plan - Spelling
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Year 4 - Year Plan - Spelling

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This resource will take the pain out of planning and delivering the Year 4 spelling programme. It provides weekly spelling lists and tricky word lists with key teaching points to establish. This resource is for you if you are an NQT, new to Year 4 or are homeschooling your children.
Year 5 Year Plan - Spelling
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Year 5 Year Plan - Spelling

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This resource will take the pain out of planning your spelling programme for Year 5. Each week it tells you which sounds to focus on and key teaching points to establish as well as a number of tricky words to cover. Wherever possible the weekly words are divided into three levels to target the differing abilities in the class. Great if you are an NQT, new to Year 5 or home schooling your children.
How to teach mathematical thinking skills in the context of an activity.
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How to teach mathematical thinking skills in the context of an activity.

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Developing Mathematical Thinking is the key to effective teaching in mathematics. This resource takes a simple number line and shows you how to develop the key skills in mathematical thinking using 8 simple activities. It includes Starting Points, Key Questions, Teaching Points and Assessment Guidelines to help you introduce, develop and assess the children’s progress through the teaching activities. This resource also contains advice about how to structure your teaching to build the children’s confidence and how to gradually reduce the support as their confidence increases. Effective and practical advice to support you in the classroom and to raise standards in mathematical thinking.
First Day Back Activity: Holiday Postcards - with a difference!
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First Day Back Activity: Holiday Postcards - with a difference!

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This is a template for a postcard with a choice of five different activities for using it. The aim is to start the new year with a creative activity which also makes the children think hard! There is also an additional activity sheet to support activities 4 and 5. Have fun with it! Great for you if you are just starting out in teaching or want to start the year off in a ‘different’ way.
Mixed Age Working: An activity session planned by Year 6 for Year R.
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Mixed Age Working: An activity session planned by Year 6 for Year R.

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This is for you if you are a Year 6 teacher and want to challenge your Year 6 children to demonstrate their leadership skills in a practical way by creating, organising and running and afternoon of activities for the younger children in your school. We planned this one as a means of freeing up the Reception classroom for use by the new entrants and it worked so well that it became an annual event and a highlight of the year. Have fun with it!