Never thought about doing activities likes this, but seeing a few other people have done it, I thought that it could work well in class. Having just completed my NQT, there were times where they just lost focus so having a bank of these prepared will be very helpful for those times.
Not all of my own ideas, I have taken some from other places. Idea is to attach them to a keyring.
A game which can be used to develop or reinforce mathematics knowledge.
Most of it is taken from the Year 4 National Curriculum Statements, with a big focus on timestables. In order to buy a mathematical term, you must solve a multiplication question.
Each of the colours are grouped with related things such; acute, obtuse and reflex to allow children to make those connections and remember more!
I created Literacy Finished Cards and this can be used alongside those for children to check their work.
I would get the children to flick through the finished fan first and then the last one says to look at the activity card which have different challenges for the children to do.
When child review a book, they often say ’ it was boring’ and then don’t give a reason why or say ‘I liked it because it was good’. Children sometime don’t have the vocabulary to express their views.
After watching Jane Considine’s Hooked on Books Sessions, I fell in love with her idea of having set words available to the children to use. Hopefully this will allow them to develop their language and thinking skills.
The words ‘Our Class’ are broken down into each individual letter which are jigsaw pieces. These can be cut out and children can colour / design one for it to collectively come together to create an art work which the whole class have been involved in. Good for transition activities.
A lot of children say ’ I’ve finished my work’ but have they actually really gone through, edited and really evaluated their work?
I have designed and made these cards which the children can use to help give them a starting point to try and edit their work. It involves, word to include, Literacy techniques and lots of other stuff.
There is 28 cards broken down into 7 sets, each with 4 cards. You could give each child who is done a set or let them choose between them all.
Small A5 book reviews which can complete.
Our school do reading journals so I am going to keep some spare for the children who want to use a template for a book review to stick in their reading journal.
As children are not at home, encouraging reading is so important. I have seen so many teachers make and create one of these that I had to make one for my class!
All you will need to do is the change the bitmoji to your character, the information on the chalkboard and the reviews area to your own or you can get rid of it. To remove the link, highlight the word ‘here’, right click and then the options come up to edit, open, copy or delete. To add any link, highlight the word ‘here’, right click and press ‘link’. Then copy the URL (web link) for whatever it is and copy this into the box where it says ‘address’ at the bottom and click ok.
To upload it to Google Classroom, Teams or anything like that, make sure when you save it, save a copy in PowerPoint and then save another copy in a PDF. You can save it in a PDF by when clicking ‘Save As’, underneath where you give it a title there is drop down box and there PDF will be an option there. Then when uploading it, upload the PDF Version!