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Thanks to the wonderful teachers from around the world who have chosen my resources. I care passionately about quality and value and want you to fill your teaching ‘shelf’ with confidence, saving precious time. Hopefully they won’t be staying on the shelf for long as you’ll use them again and again! I’m a Primary Teacher and published writer with an English degree and French A-level. My resources are mostly Primary but some would suit Secondary classes too. I hope your pupils enjoy using them.

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Thanks to the wonderful teachers from around the world who have chosen my resources. I care passionately about quality and value and want you to fill your teaching ‘shelf’ with confidence, saving precious time. Hopefully they won’t be staying on the shelf for long as you’ll use them again and again! I’m a Primary Teacher and published writer with an English degree and French A-level. My resources are mostly Primary but some would suit Secondary classes too. I hope your pupils enjoy using them.
Writing KS2

Writing KS2

KS2 writing activities, supports, story starters / literacy warm ups, early finishers and extension tasks - This is a BUNDLE of flexible Writing and Grammar / SPaG resources. Includes: 20 A4 Creative Writing Prompt Cards (TES Recommended Resource), 40 differentiated Sentence Uplevelling / Improving Trails and 40 differentiated full stops and capital letters self-check sentences cards. Use these as whole class activities, early finisher activities or perhaps to target particular groups, to extend and improve sentences, to spark imaginative writing ideas and to support pupils working out where sentences should begin and end. Ideal for Years 4, 5 and 6 (P5, P6 and P7), these will suit some older classes / pupils too. During busy times, these flexible activities are great to have on hand to provide useful learning and consolidation opportunities with little-to-no planning required. CREATIVE WRITING STORY PROMPTS 20 A4 Writing Prompt Cards with a picture, word bank, starter sentence and questions to stimulate a story. Pupils could choose one to spark a full piece of imaginative writing, just a paragraph or two or perhaps a description. Dyslexia-friendly font and format used. IMPROVING SENTENCES 40 differentiated Sentence Uplevelling Trails to support pupils in writing more ambitious, complex sentences. Use as worksheets or laminate for regular use. Worked examples of extended sentences included. FULL STOPS / CAPITAL LETTERS SELF-CHECK SENTENCES CARDS 40 differentiated cards with an unpunctuated paragraph on one side and the corrections on the other. This resource supports pupils working out where sentences begin and end, a skill that often needs regular practice, even in Upper KS2. It’s a great stepping stone to pupils more independently checking and editing their own writing. Dyslexia-friendly format. Pupils complete on laminated cards or copy paragraphs into jotters. Features engaging, specially written short texts. Instead of printing, you can display a card on a big screen for whole class completion. Answer versions can be shown on screen too for self- or peer-marking. For more detailed information and previews of these popular Literacy / English resources, please click on the individual resources. I hope this bundle provides you engaging, time-saving activities that you’ll come to time and again throughout the year and that you’ll be able to use with class after class. If you can spare a moment I would be so grateful for a review on TES. Many thanks. For time-saving, engaging printables and presentations to help you plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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French Beginners KS2 / KS3

French Beginners KS2 / KS3

Beginning Learning French / French Basics HUGE LESSONS BUNDLE: Around 70 resources (presentations, printable games, speaking activities, worksheets, writing tasks, puzzles, revision and more) across 20 different packs, which includes resources for French Greetings, Farewells, Introductions, Nationalities, Numbers to 100, French Maths, Classroom Objects, Days, Months, Dates, Seasons, Weather and Colours vocabulary. Ideal for beginners or near beginners at Key Stage 2 and early Key Stage 3 or equivalents. Many of the packs contain multiple resources and many include additional differentiated versions or multiple gameboards, card sets etc. This time-saving, great value bundle should take the stress out of teaching French to those just starting to learn the language - or revising the basics - and you’ll be able to come back to these resources year after year. There’s plenty to keep things fresh when revisiting topics and for homework tasks too. This huge bundle has already saved quite a few teachers many hours of work. Please check out the positive reviews for some of the individual resource packs. These resources will be ideal for introducing or consolidating the topics below: Greetings - Hello, Goodbye etc (Les salutations / Bonjour / Au revoir) Introductions - How are you? / What’s your name? / How old are you? / Where do you live? / What’s your nationality? etc (Je me presente - Ca va? / Comment tu t’appelles? / Quel age as-tu? Ou habites-tu?) Numbers inc. French Mental Maths (Les nombres / les numeros) Calendar - Days, Months, Dates, Seasons (Le Calendrier - Les jours, les mois, Quelle est la date?) Classroom Objects (Les objets de la classe / Dans ma trousse) Weather (La meteo / Quel temps fait-il?) Colours (Les couleurs) There are substantial PowerPoint lesson presentations for all 6 areas plus a variety of activities for each, including printable games, activities, worksheets, crossword puzzles and word searches. There are also revision resources for consolidation of all 6 topics - a large (100+ clues) crossword puzzle for completion by groups and a differentiated 5-board snakes and ladders game. This bundle offers the biggest saving but for maximum flexibility to suit different teachers I have put these resources together in a variety of smaller bundles, some of which are listed below. All resources are also available individually. For more information on them, please click through to them. French Basics Presentations Bundle French Basics Games / Activities Bundle French Basics Worksheets and Puzzles Bundle French Greetings and Introductions Bundle French Calendar Bundle French Numbers Bundle (Presentation / Worksheets / Crosswords) French Numbers Complete Bundle French Classroom Objects Bundle Thank you very much for your interest in my resources. I would be grateful for any reviews if you can spare a moment. For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary (and some Secondary) Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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Maths Revision KS2

Maths Revision KS2

Maths Puzzles Worksheets, ideal for starters, early finishers, revision activities and homework. Mid to Upper Key Stage 2 and some KS3. Ideal fun end of term / end of year no prep activities and many would suit Year 6 Maths SATS revision. 74 puzzle worksheets for Rounding, Negative Numbers, Multiplication, Division, Decimals, Fractions, Percentages, Angles, Area and Perimeter, 2D and 3D Shape, Time and Converting Units of Measure are all included here. SAVE money and time with this BUNDLE, packed full of Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes Numeracy Puzzles, which are an engaging alternative to standard worksheets, to give yourself a huge bank of no prep printable resources. You'll dip into it again and again over the years, for puzzles to suit a range of classes and abilities from Year 4 up. There are puzzles on different levels and different concepts in each individual pack. For more information see below, or click on the individual resources. All puzzles are in PDF format. Whether working as individuals or in pairs or small groups your students will enjoy the challenge of competing to be the first to find the hidden word. To suit different teachers and classes, these puzzles are also split into 3 smaller bundles, while some are available in further bundles alongside related games and activities. You can explore my TES shop or click on these links to the smaller bundles: BUNDLE 1: Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 1 Rounding: To the nearest 10, 100, 1000, whole number, one and two decimal places, nearest pound (dollar version also included) Fractions: Equivalent fractions, simplest form / simplifying, fractions of quantities, mixed numbers and improper fractions Multiplication: times tables, doubling, multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000, multiplying by multiples of 10 and 100. Negative numbers: Increasing and decreasing temperature (Celsius), simple subtraction calculations with mostly negative answers, addition and subtraction of negative and positive integers. THIS IS A TES RECOMMENDED RESOURCE. The negative numbers pack includes a loop game and self-check word problem cards alongside 3 puzzles. BUNDLE 2: Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 2 Percentages: Decimal and Fraction Equivalents, Percentages of Quantities / Amounts, Percentage Increases and Decreases Decimals: Ordering, Mental Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Decimals Division: Dividing Using Times Tables, Halving, Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, Dividing by multiples of 10 and 100. Time: Telling the Time (Analogue), Converting Words to Digital, 12 and 24 Clocks, Converting Units of Time (Seconds, Minutes, Hours), Durations / Elapsed Time). BUNDLE 3: Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 3 Angles: Angle Types / Names (Acute, Right, Straight, Obtuse & Reflex), Measuring Angles up to 180 degrees, Measuring Angles up to 360 degrees, Angles Between the 8 Compass Points and Missing Angles (Vertically Opposite, Adjacent, Straight Line and Around a Point) Area and Perimeter: Squares, Rectangles, Right-Angled Triangles and Compound Shapes Converting Units of Measure: Length, Volume / Capacity, Weight (Mass), Ordering, Converting Measurements for Mental Addition and Subtraction calculations Shape: 2D Shape Names, Types of Triangles, Angles in a Triangle / Missing Angles, Properties of Quadrilaterals (includes symmetry, angles, parallel sides etc.) and Names and Properties of 3D Shapes / Objects For differentiation, there are additional less / more challenging versions of some puzzles. Similar to codebreaker puzzles, a maths-related word is revealed after completing calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a calculation and a letter. Pupils circle any boxes containing errors. Then they assemble letters from the circled boxes to reveal the hidden maths word. (In the rounding puzzle pupils find the numbers that don’t round to specified target numbers and in some of the fractions puzzles, pupils must find non-equivalent fractions etc). Puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. In many puzzles there is an extension question / challenge linked to the hidden word, which on some may require a little research if time. Pupils often forget or avoid checking their work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I do hope your students enjoy using these puzzles. Please do consider giving a review on TES if you get a spare moment. I would be so grateful. Please visit FullShelf Resources for engaging, time-saving printables, activities and presentations to plan Primary (and some Secondary) Literacy / English, Maths / Numeracy and French lessons. I also have a growing collection of puzzles for special events, anniversaries and Social Studies.
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Starters Finishers Literacy / Maths (Year 5 / 6)

Starters Finishers Literacy / Maths (Year 5 / 6)

Starter and early finishers printable tasks BUNDLE for Literacy and Maths, ideal for Upper KS2 (Y5 and Y6), although they will suit many early KS3 too. These low prep activities are great to have on hand for the busy end of term / year for revision and as purposeful fillers. Some of my most popular resource packs are contained in this big value BUNDLE - 20 Creative Writing Story Prompt Cards, 6 Editing / Proofreading SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) puzzles, 40 Complex Sentences Writing Cards, 8 Mental Maths Crossnumber Puzzles, 36 Maths Trail Cards and 200+ Mental Maths Question Cards. For full information and previews please see the detailed descriptions on the 6 individual resource pages. Alternatively, here are some other BUNDLES you might be interested in: [Literacy Starters Year 5 / 6 BUNDLE(https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/literacy-starters-year-5-6-11880756) Literacy Year 5 / 6 (End or Start of Term BUNDLE) Mental Maths Year 5 / 6 BUNDLE Maths Hidden Word Puzzles MEGA BUNDLE French Revision KS2 KS3 BUNDLE Thank you for your interest in my resources. I would be grateful for any reviews you are able to give me if you can spare a moment. For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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French Revision KS2/ KS3

French Revision KS2/ KS3

A BUNDLE of Beginners French revision printable activities for KS2 or early KS3. A giant crossword, 5 differentiated Snakes and Ladders games, six 10-card loop games, a jigsaw puzzle and a Greetings and Introductions board - ideal end of term / year fun activities. SNAKES AND LADDERS: Beginners French Speaking Games: 5 printable gameboards, with differentiation, for Snakes and Ladders (Serpents et Echelles) to practise basic French vocabulary orally. Any clues not managed could perhaps be looked up online or in a French dictionary. It’s fine in A4 but if you are using it with a larger group you might want to print in A3. Answer and instruction cardsare included. Boards 1 and 2 feature French words to be translated into English, while boards 3 and 4 feature English words to be translated into French. Board 5 is for lower ability pupils and features pictures and multiple choice answers. Most vocabulary comes from these topics: calendar (le calendrier) - days (les jours de la semaine), months (les mois), dates etc. numbers (les nombres / les numeros) introductions and greetings weather (la meteo / le temps) classroom objects (les objets de la classe) colours (les couleurs) GIANT FRENCH BASICS CROSSWORD: Beginners French vocabulary writing revision activity for French Numbers (Les Nombres / Les Numeros), Calendar (Days, Months, Dates - Les Jours, Les Mois, La Date), Greetings and Introductions, Colours (Les Couleurs), Weather (La Meteo / Le Temps), Classroom Objects (Les Objets de la Classe) and more. A large (about 100 clues) crossword puzzle, ideal for group work, with children perhaps competing against other groups to solve the puzzle as fast as possible. In addition to the Crossword Solution, there is also an alphabetical list of answers which you can give out to pupils for support where necessary. It’s fine in A4 but if you are using it with a larger group you might want to print in A3. FRENCH GREETINGS AND INTRODUCTIONS GAMES: Beginners French Speaking Games for this key area. A board game and vocabulary card for fun practice of basic French greetings (les salutations), farewells and introductions (Je me presente / Introducing myself), six 10-card loop games and a jigsaw puzzle. Instructions for all activities are included. With the board game, students take turns to roll a dice and move the appropriate number of spaces. They have to say aloud in French the word, phrase or question they land on, otherwise they return to the space they came from. 3 versions are included (with minor changes around nationality and country to suit different locations). The vocabulary card can be provided for support where required. There are also six 10-card loop games, which are coloured differently. If printing in black and white use different coloured card to help keep them separate. Designed for oral practice in small groups, with a student reading out the English word or phrase on their card and others checking if they have the French translation, then reading this out - and so on until the loop is completed. In each loop you can start at any point. With the jigsaw puzzle, print, laminate and cut out the 16 triangular pieces. Students match key French vocabulary with English translations to build a larger triangle.<br For previews and further information, please see the individual resources. I have some other French resources you might be interested in, available individually or in a variety of bundles to suit different needs. You can find more information about individual resources by clicking on the bundles. Huge French Basics Bundle (over 70 resources) French Basics Presentations Bundle French Basics Games / Activities Bundle French Basics Worksheets and Puzzles Bundle For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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Literacy Year 5 / 6  (End of Term)

Literacy Year 5 / 6 (End of Term)

Printable Reading, Writing and SPaG Activities (low-prep) for end of term / year fun: A giant books crossword, 6 editing / proofreading SPaG puzzles and 40 Improving Sentence Structure Cards. UPLEVELLING SENTENCES TRAILS: 40 A4 sentence improving cards, with differentiation and worked examples, which can also be used as worksheets. These support learners to take boring sentences, changing vocabulary and sentence structure step-by-step to create a much more ambitious version. Ideal end of term activity in pairs to celebrate variety and creativity in sentence writing. Students love competing and supporting each other to create ambitious sentences with this resource. HIDDEN WORD PUZZLES: Editing and Proofreading Puzzles Worksheets for fun SPaG revision. Originally designed for KS2 Year 5 and 6, use for starters, early finishers activities, homework tasks, SATs practice etc. Fun alternative to standard worksheets with minimal preparation required (ideal for busy start of term). Spelling, punctuation and grammar concepts included are: homophones and other common spelling errors, full stops, capital letters, question marks, commas, colons, speech marks, proper nouns, missing words, repeated words, tenses, subordinate clauses and embedded clauses. Full answer keys provided. 2 PDF files are included within the Zip file. One file contains all 6 puzzles and answer keys with a pastel background, which can be printed in colour or in greyscale and could support some learners to view the sentences more clearly. The other file is the same, only with the background removed. These puzzles may be suitable for some KS3 classes for revision too. GIANT BOOKS CROSSWORD QUIZ: Celebrate books and reading with this giant puzzle, ideal for fun group completion at the end of term / year, which features over 100 quiz style clues related to well-known children’s books and authors in the UK (and probably in various other countries). Includes classics as well as books published right up to the last few months; most are novels or picture books. If being completed by a larger group, I suggest printing in A3 if possible but it works well in A4 too. It best suits 8 to 12 year olds (Key Stage 2 / KS2 or early KS3). It’s ideal for World Book Day, any other celebration of reading and authors or for some literary fun at the end or start of term. Alternatively it could be used as an early finisher activity that students / groups could come back to over a few lessons / weeks. It sparks off lots of fun informal book chat as children keenly compete against other groups to complete it. SOLUTION IS INCLUDED. There is also an Answer Sheet with all answers listed alphabetically, which could be given out for support where necessary.<br /> <br /> Here’s another of my popular literacy resources you might be interested in: <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/super-sentences-ambitious-sentence-writing-activity-11534472”>Super Sentences Ambitious Sentence Writing Activity</a></strong><br /> <br /> Here’s a TES RECOMMENDED set of 20 dyslexia-friendly creative writing prompt cards: <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/imaginative-story-writing-prompts-11648009”>Imaginative Story Writing Prompts</a></strong><br /> <br /> For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, please visit <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/FullShelf”>FullShelf Resources</a></strong>
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Mental Maths Starters Year 5 / 6

Mental Maths Starters Year 5 / 6

Maths starter tasks for KS2 (Y5 and Y6) and early KS3 (Year 7): 36 football themed spiral trails cards for mental maths starters, early finishers activities, revision, SATs preparation etc, designed to be printed and laminated and completed with dry-wipe pens. Includes all four operations, negative numbers, fractions of quantities, decimals and percentages (including percentage increase and decrease). FULL ANSWER VERSIONS INCLUDED. Each trail contains 10 calculations, which can mostly be calculated mentally. Starting at the calculation to the right of the football, students write the answer to each calculation in the box, then use the answer in the next calculation, creating a running total as they follow the spiral. The spiral ends at the goal in the middle, where the answer to the final calculation is printed. Students can then see if they have completed the trail correctly. If not, they can check where they have gone wrong. These can be used by individuals, pairs or small groups or perhaps as a whole class starter, with students swapping with a partner after completion. You might want to print trails back to back with other trails to save on card and laminating pouches. If required, you can print the Answer Versions for students to use if they are struggling to work out where they have gone wrong. Alternatively, these could be displayed on a screen as and when needed. The cards are marked as SET A. I plan to have a further set (B) for sale in my TES store in the next few months. Some of my other popular KS2 Maths resources: <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/mental-maths-bundle-year-5-6-11671523”> Mental Maths Bundle</a></strong> <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks2-multiplication-division-bundle-11673875”>Multiplication / Division Bundle</a></strong> <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks2-angles-and-symmetry-activities-bundle-11672549”>Angles / Symmetry Bundle</a></strong> <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks2-maths-activities-11809251”>Maths Puzzles (Worksheets) HUGE BUNDLE KS2</a></strong>
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Literacy Starters Year 5 / 6

Literacy Starters Year 5 / 6

Literacy / English Starters for KS2 (Y5 and Y6): writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG). Fun printable activities for starters or early finishers challenges, involving minimal planning. Might suit other ages and classes too. Includes: <ul> <li> 6 editing and proofreading puzzles worksheets (homophones and other common spelling errors, full stops, capital letters, question marks, commas, colons, speech marks, proper nouns, missing words, repeated words, tenses, subordinate clauses and embedded clauses full stops) - Ideal for SATs revision</li> <li>40 complex sentence structure writing game cards (for students to create ambitious sentences, using interesting vocabulary)</li> <li>20 dyslexia-friendly creative writing prompt cards (TES RECOMMENDED story starters with photos, word banks, prompt questions etc for short pieces of writing in varied fiction genres)</li> </ul> These resources will also suit some KS3 classes. Find lots more information about these on the separate resource pages. Please click on each one to read more and see previews. I hope your students enjoy using these Literacy / English starters and I would be grateful for any reviews you can leave here on TES. Many thanks. Here is another popular Key Stage 2 / early KS3 literacy resource you might be interested in to help students construct more ambitious sentences: <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/improving-sentences-11651717”>Improving Sentences</a></strong> For lots more engaging, great value Maths, Literacy and French resources, visit <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/FullShelf”>FullShelf Resources</a></strong>
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Editing / Proofreading SPaG Year 5 / 6

Editing / Proofreading SPaG Year 5 / 6

6 Editing Practice or Proofreading Literacy (English) Spot the Mistakes / Find the Errors Puzzles Worksheets for SPaG revision. Ideal fun end of term activities. Originally designed for KS2 Y5 and Y6. Use for starters, early finishers challenges, homework activities, SATs practice etc. Fun alternative to standard worksheets with minimal preparation required. Spelling, punctuation and grammar concepts included are: homophones and other common spelling errors, full stops, capital letters, question marks, commas, colons, speech marks, proper nouns, missing words, repeated words, tenses, subordinate clauses and embedded clauses. Full answer keys provided. Pages 1-12 of the PDF file contain versions of the puzzles and answer keys with a pastel background, which can be printed in colour or in greyscale and could support some learners to view the sentences more clearly. Versions without this background can be found on pages 13-24. These proof reading puzzles may be suitable for some KS3 classes for revision too. The puzzles are in PDF. HIDDEN WORD / SPOT THE MISTAKES PUZZLES: Students circle or highlight errors in each line of text. When students find lines with 3 or more errors, they take the corresponding letter from the grid at the bottom of the page. When finished, they rearrange these letters to find a grammar or punctuation word. Students could complete puzzles individually, in pairs or in small groups. For differentiation you could put lower ability children into pairs, perhaps with a higher ability student. The Teacher’s Notes at the end of the file refers to these puzzles as SET A and mentions SET B (designed for Years 3 and 4) as being available separately on TES. I hope to have these uploaded in the next few months. <b>The spelling, punctuation and grammar used in these puzzles follow UK rules, therefore the puzzles are only suitable for countries that follow these.</b> I hope your pupils enjoy using these SPaG puzzles. Many thanks. Here are some of my other popular Key Stage 2 / early KS3 literacy resources: </strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/imaginative-story-writing-prompts-11648009”>Creative Story Writing Prompts</a></strong> </b> <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/super-sentences-ambitious-sentence-writing-activity-11534472”>Super Sentences</a></strong> For lots more engaging, great value Maths, Literacy and French resources, visit <strong><a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/FullShelf”>FullShelf Resources</a></strong>
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Improving Sentence Structure

Improving Sentence Structure

Improve sentence structure with these 40 A4 dyslexia-friendly complex sentence construction trails, which includes differentiation and worked examples to help pupils add detail and interest to their narrative writing. Get your pupils extending their sentences, uplevelling their vocabulary and using a wider variety of ambitious sentence structures. Suitable for a range of ages and abilities, this resource scaffolds the descriptive writing of reluctant or struggling writers, while also challenging more able writers. Each card starts with a simple, boring sentence and, step-by-step, learners extend and improve it, adding elements of VCOP and other sentence improvement techniques to construct a fuller description. The worked examples could be shared on the board and perhaps printed and laminated to support less confident creative writers. Works well as a regular SPaG warm-up for writing or as an early finisher task. Ideal for Key Stage 2 (KS2) or Key Stage 3 (KS3). All files in PDF format within the Zip file. Includes: 30 trails for middle and higher ability / older pupils 10 worked examples for these trails 10 trails for lower ability / younger pupils, featuring built in examples and fewer instructions All resources are included with and without a cream background. Printing with this background could support dyslexic learners and those with other barriers to learning. Alternatively you could print the no background versions on pastel coloured paper to reduce glare. Fonts used are also dyslexia-friendly. The trails can be used as worksheets or could be laminated for regular use, with pupils recording sentences elsewhere. If blown up to A3 and laminated they work well for paired or group use, with pupils using a whiteboard pen. In building better, stronger sentences, pupils are encouraged to try more powerful verbs, interesting nouns, similes, start with adverbs or -ing and -ed words, add adjectives, drop further information into sentences using subclauses and bracket commas, use connectives to add further information etc. Check out the bundles of linked resources in which this resource is available. A linked resource is this activity card set: Super Sentences (Complex Sentence Writing) Also popular: set of 20 prompt cards to inspire creative writing (also dyslexia-friendly): Imaginative Story Writing Prompts For time-saving, engaging printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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Mental Maths Activities Year 5 / 6

Mental Maths Activities Year 5 / 6

8 Mental Arithmetic Cross Number puzzles, originally designed for KS2 Y5 and Y6 (P6 and P7 and other equivalents) but they will suit some early KS3 classes for revision and consolidation. They could be used as part of SATs preparation too. A fun, flexible resource that could be used for early finisher tasks, mental starters, homework etc. They could be completed by individuals or in pairs or small groups, where they will promote important discussions about different mental strategies. As in a crossword puzzle, children will find it easier to work out some of the more challenging questions / calculations once they have filled in some of the easier ones as some digits will already be there for them. ANSWER GRIDS for all 8 puzzles are included within the file and could be printed for pupils to self-check (or displayed later on the board) and therefore cut down on your marking! Concepts include: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Times Tables, Doubling and Halving, Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100, Fractions, Percentages and Decimals. Differentiation: I have called this set of puzzles Set A rather than used any other identifier to help facilitate the use of my Set B puzzles (originally designed for Lower KS2) with lower ability children within the same class without children being aware of the age level of the questions. Click on this link to see the Set B Crossnumber Puzzles: Mental Maths Crossnumbers Year 4 / Year 3 Also for Upper Key Stage 2 I have Mental Maths Speed Tests and Mental Maths Self-Check Cards in my TES shop, available individually or with this Crossnumber pack in a good value bundle: Mental Maths Bundle Year 5 Year 6 I hope these Mental Numeracy puzzles provide fun practice to help boost your pupils’ mental maths agility. If you can spare a moment I would be so grateful for a review on TES. Many thanks. What about this festive mental maths puzzle pack? Avoid adding to your workload at this busy time of year - simply print and photocopy: Christmas Mental Maths Puzzles For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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Multiplication and Division Word Problems

Multiplication and Division Word Problems

Multiplication and Division Word Problems: 48 word problem maths task cards plus a PowerPoint and double-sided worksheet. ALL ANSWERS INCLUDED. The cards are designed to be self-checking. The PowerPoint features problems similar to some of those on the cards, while the worksheet features an additional 8 problems. Includes some UK money word problems. One of my most popular resources. DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, DOLLAR VERSIONS ARE NOW INCLUDED. The files are PDF and PowerPoint within the Zip file. Lots of contexts to practise skills. This problem-solving pack was originally designed for Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Year 5 / 6 (P6 / P7) but it would suit other groups and classes too. It works well as a regular early finisher activity or as part of your multiplying and dividing focus. Features: Multiplication and division by single digits and by multiples of 10 and 100 Includes some decimals Includes fractions Many multi-step (2 and 3-step) problems Some addition and subtraction is required too The file containing the cards has the question sides on the odd numbered pages and the answer sides on the even numbered pages. If printing back to back you can print the odd numbered pages, then pop the card or paper back in the printer in the correct order and print the even numbered pages on the other side. You can laminate and have pupils work individually or in groups, checking the answer on the back once they’ve had a go. Alternatively, make it competitive and have individuals or pairs race to solve them, using a timer perhaps. A separate card featuring all answers is included in case you prefer not to print the answers on the back of the cards. A PowerPoint features the problems from the first 8 cards for a whole class activity or to introduce or revise word problems. The answers (and suggested working out) flash up on clicking the mouse. The worksheet could be used for jotter work or homework task. See also the Addition and Subtraction version (available with this and others in a bundle below): Addition / Subtraction Word Problems Other popular KS2 Maths / Numeracy resources: Mental Maths Bundle Year 5 / 6 Multiplication / Division Bundle For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, please visit FullShelf Resources
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Rounding Worksheets (Puzzles)

Rounding Worksheets (Puzzles)

7 fun Hidden Word Rounding Puzzles for revision of rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, whole number, 1 decimal place, 2 decimal places and rounding to the nearest pound (dollar version also included). Ideal for KS2 (especially Years 5 and 6 - Y5 / Y6). All solutions provided. The main file contains puzzles 1-6 and their solutions: rounding 2-digit numbers to the nearest ten, 3-digit numbers to the nearest hundred, 4-digit numbers to the nearest thousand and various size decimal numbers to the nearest whole number, 1 decimal place and 2 decimal places. The money ones are separate (pounds and dollars versions in different files). An engaging alternative to standard worksheets, these Numeracy puzzles make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities. They can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. These puzzles are similar to codebreaker puzzles, with a maths-related word to be revealed after the rounding work. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a number to be rounded and a letter. Once pupils have rounded all the numbers, they cross out any boxes containing numbers that round to certain specified target numbers (whether it is to the nearest 10, 1 decimal place etc). Then they put together the letters from the remaining boxes to reveal a maths word. If the word is more simple, the letters are in random order for pupils to reassemble. If it is a trickier word (such as a famous mathematician), the letters are already placed in the correct order in the grid. There is a further challenge question / task at the bottom of the page linked to the hidden word, such as researching a mathematician on the computer or giving information about a particular kind of 2D shape. The range of puzzles in this resource is ideal for differentiation and revision and / or to cater for a range of groups and classes across Key Stage 2 (KS2) and early KS3. A Mega Bundle of 12 of my hidden word Maths puzzle packs, including this one, is available for a huge saving, while the same puzzle packs are also available in some smaller bundles: Maths Hidden Word Puzzles MEGA BUNDLE Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 1 Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 2 Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 3 Please visit FullShelf Resources for engaging, time-saving printables, activities and presentations to plan Primary Literacy, Maths / Numeracy and French lessons.
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Halloween Maths

Halloween Maths

6 fun Halloween Mental Maths Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes Puzzles (and solutions) for Key Stage 2 (KS2) and equivalents. These are perfect for mental maths practice in October. There are 3 Set A puzzles that best suit Year 6 and 5 (P7 and P6) and 3 Set B puzzles originally designed for Year 4 (P5) - and Year 3 (P4) if all concepts have been covered. Both sets could be used in the same class for differentiation if required. Set A might also suit some early KS3 classes. An engaging alternative to worksheets, these make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities for that spooky time of year! Similar to codebreaker puzzles, a Halloween-related word is revealed after completing mental arithmetic calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a calculation and a letter. Pupils circle any boxes containing mistakes. Then they assemble letters from the circled boxes to reveal the Halloween word. Puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. Pupils often forget or avoid checking their work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves. Concepts include: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Times Tables, Doubling and Halving, Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100, Place Value, Negative Numbers, Fractions, Percentages and Decimals (Not all concepts feature in Set B) See more Hidden Word Numeracy Puzzles for different concepts in this great value KS2 bundle: Maths Hidden Word Puzzles What about this festive version? Avoid adding to your workload at this busy time of year - simply print and photocopy: Christmas Mental Maths Puzzles My Crossnumber Puzzle Packs have been especially popular. See more through these links: Place Value Puzzles Mental Maths Puzzles Year 5 / 6 Mental Maths Puzzles Year 4 / 3 Many thanks for your interest. For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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Multiplication KS2

Multiplication KS2

Multiplying Worksheets (Puzzles): 8 fun Hidden Word / Spot the Mistake Multiplication Puzzles (and their solutions) originally designed for key mental multiplication skills at KS2 (especially Year 4, 5 and 6). Ideal for starters / warm ups, early finishers, revision etc. Includes a Numeracy puzzle for each of the list below: Times Tables 2-10 Times Tables 2-12 Doubles to 50 Doubles to 100 / 2-Digit Doubling Doubling 3-Digit Numbers Multiplying by 10 and 100 Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000 (including decimals) Multiplying by Multiples of 10 and 100 (including decimals) An engaging alternative to standard worksheets, these no-prep multiplying puzzles make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities. They can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. They are similar to codebreaker puzzles, with a maths-related word to be revealed after completing the multiplication calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a multiplication calculation and a letter. Pupils circle any boxes containing errors, then put together the letters from these boxes to reveal a maths word. There is a further challenge question / task at the bottom of the page linked to the hidden word. Pupils often forget or avoid checking their own work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking the calculations in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves. The range of puzzles in this resource is ideal for differentiation and revision and / or to cater for a range of groups and classes across Key Stage 2 (KS2) and early KS3. Hopefully they’ll be helpful for your teaching over many years. A Mega Bundle of 12 of my hidden word Maths puzzle packs, including this one, is available for a huge saving, while the same puzzle packs are also available in some smaller bundles: Maths Hidden Word Puzzles MEGA BUNDLE Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 1 Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 2 Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 3 Please visit FullShelf Resources for engaging, time-saving printables, activities and presentations to plan Primary (and some Secondary) Literacy, Maths / Numeracy and French lessons.
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Doubles / Halves

Doubles / Halves

3 differentiated 30-card loop games / follow me cards to practise doubling and halving 2- (and some 3-digit) numbers. Originally designed for Key Stage 2 (KS2). Could be used by groups, perhaps racing against each other, or as a dominoes game by individuals or pairs. The lower ability version focuses on smaller two-digit numbers and multiples of 10, the middle ability version extends to larger two-digit numbers and the higher ability version includes some 3-digit numbers. Questions include ‘Double’, ‘Halve’, ‘x2’, ‘÷2’, with the higher ability version also including “50% of”. The higher ability version also includes halving some odd numbers to make a decimal number. The text on each set is a different colour to help you keep them separate. If printing in black and white each set could be printed on different coloured card or paper before being laminated. I also have a pack of differentiated Four in a Row boards for finding half / double of two digits, a set of jigsaw puzzles for 2-digit doubling and a set of 5 jigsaw puzzles for 2 and 3-digit halving. For great value, buy these alongside this resource in this bundle: Double and Halving Games Bundle Some of my other popular KS2 Maths / Numeracy games and activities: Mental Maths Bundle Year 5 Year 6 Multiplication / Division Bundle Angles / Symmetry Activities Bundle Thanks for considering my resources. For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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Maths Puzzles 1

Maths Puzzles 1

KS2 Maths Worksheets (Puzzles): Rounding, Fractions, Multiplication and Negative Numbers in a BUNDLE of Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes Maths / Numeracy puzzles worksheets. No prep printables, these activities are perfect for starters, revision, SATs preparation, early finishers and homework. Suits Key Stage 2 (KS2) and some early KS3 and equivalents, providing puzzles at different levels and on different concepts to suit a range of year groups and abilities throughout the stage. Includes Answer Versions. One of the packs also contains Word Problem Cards and a Loop Game in addition to the puzzles. Rounding, Fractions, Multiplication and Negative Numbers are all included here in BUNDLE 1. Alternatively, BUNDLE 2 contains Percentages, Decimals, Division and Time, while BUNDLE 3 covers Angles, Area and Perimeter, Converting Units of Measure and Shape. All 12 packs (74 puzzles) are also available at an even bigger saving in a Mega Bundle. You can click on these links to explore the other bundles or scroll down to see further information about the puzzles featured in this bundle. Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 3 Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 2 Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 3 Some of the puzzle packs are also available in other bundles, alongside related games and other resources, to suit different teachers. You can search my TES store to find them. In BUNDLE 1: Rounding: To the nearest 10, 100, 1000, whole number, one and two decimal places, nearest pound (dollar version also included) Fractions: Equivalent fractions, simplest form / simplifying, fractions of quantities, mixed numbers and improper fractions Multiplication: times tables, doubling, multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000, multiplying by multiples of 10 and 100. Negative numbers: Increasing and decreasing temperature (Celsius), simple subtraction calculations with mostly negative answers, addition and subtraction of negative and positive integers. THIS IS A TES RECOMMENDED RESOURCE. The negative numbers pack includes a loop game and self-check word problem cards alongside 3 puzzles. For differentiation, there are additional less / more challenging versions of some puzzles. Similar to codebreaker puzzles, a maths-related word is revealed after completing calculations. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a calculation and a letter. Pupils circle any boxes containing errors. Then they assemble letters from the circled boxes to reveal the hidden maths word. Puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs / groups. (In the rounding puzzles pupils find the numbers that don’t round to specified target numbers and in some of the fractions puzzles, pupils must find non-equivalent fractions etc). In many puzzles there is an extension question / challenge linked to the hidden word, which in some cases may require a little research if time. Pupils often forget or avoid checking their work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking in these puzzles. Spotting common errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves. Thank you for your interest in my resources. I do hope your students enjoy using these puzzles. Please consider giving a review on TES if you get a spare moment. I would be so grateful. I have lots more engaging, time-saving Maths games and puzzles in my TES store: Please visit FullShelf Resources for engaging, time-saving printables, activities and presentations to plan Primary (and some Secondary) Literacy / English, Maths / Numeracy and French lessons. I also have a growing collection of puzzles for special events, anniversaries and Social Studies.
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Fractions

Fractions

Fractions Worksheets (Puzzles) KS2: Equivalent Fractions, Fractions in Simplest Form / Simplifying Fractions, Fractions of Quantities / Amounts, Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions. These 6 Fractions Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes Puzzles (and solutions) are fun consolidation and revision activities for Key Stage 2 and equivalents. These suit a range of classes and groups in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, depending on ability. Different puzzles from this pack could be used within the same class to provide differentiation. PDF format within the Zip file. Also available in great value BUNDLES (below). Puzzles 1 and 2: Equivalent Fractions Puzzle 3: Fractions in Simplest Form / Simplifying Fractions Puzzle 4: Fractions of Quantities (Unit Fractions) Puzzle 5: Fractions of Quantities (Harder) Puzzle 6: Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions An engaging alternative to standard worksheets, these make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities. Puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs or groups. Similar to codebreaker puzzles, a maths-related word is revealed after completing the work. Each puzzle contains a grid. Within each box is a fraction / calculation and a letter. Pupils circle any boxes containing incorrect answers or errors such as non-equivalent fractions (depending on which puzzle it is). Then they assemble letters from the circled boxes to reveal a maths word. There's a further question / task at the bottom of the page linked to the word. Pupils often forget or avoid checking their work for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking in these puzzles. Spotting errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves. A Mega Bundle of 12 of my hidden Maths puzzle packs, including this one, is available for a huge saving, while the same packs are also available in smaller bundles: Maths Hidden Word Puzzles MEGA BUNDLE Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 1 Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 2 Maths Hidden Word Puzzles BUNDLE 3 Please visit FullShelf Resources for engaging, time-saving printables, activities and presentations to plan Primary Literacy / English, Maths / Numeracy and French lessons.
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Christmas Literacy (Editing / Proofreading) Activities

Christmas Literacy (Editing / Proofreading) Activities

6 fun Christmas Editing Hidden Word / Spot the Mistakes Literacy / English Puzzles (and full solutions), originally designed for Key Stage 2 (KS2) and equivalents. Minimal preparation required (ideal for this busy end of term), these are perfect for practising a range of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) during December. There are 3 puzzles originally designed for Year 6 and 5 (P7 and P6) and 3 simpler ones originally designed for Year 3 and 4 (P4 and P5). Both sets could be used in the same class for differentiation if required. They could also be used for revision in early KS3. Versions are included with and without a festive background picture. All sentences are Christmas-themed. An engaging alternative to worksheets, these festive puzzles make ideal starter, early finisher or homework activities for this special time of year. Similar to codebreaker puzzles, a Christmas-related word is revealed after completing the editing work. Each puzzle contains 20 lines of text (or 15 in the simpler ones). Pupils circle any mistakes they spot. If there are 3 or more mistakes in a single line, they highlight the corresponding letter in the grid at the bottom of the page. At the end they rearrange the highlighted letters to reveal the Christmas word. Puzzles can be completed individually or in pairs / groups, with pupils supporting each other and pooling their editing / proofreading skills. Pupils often forget or avoid re-reading their own work to check for errors so it’s great to get them carefully checking in these puzzles. Spotting common spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors may help them remember to check their own work and help them avoid common errors themselves. Some of the aspects of SPaG included: common spelling errors, full stops, capital letters, question marks, commas, colons, speech marks, proper nouns, missing words, repeated words, tenses, subordinate clauses and embedded clauses. (Not all concepts feature in the 3 simpler puzzles (Puzzles 4-6). What about this festive mental maths puzzle pack? Christmas Mental Maths Puzzles For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy / English, Maths / Numeracy and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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Mental Maths Year 5 / 6

Mental Maths Year 5 / 6

Mental Arithmetic Self-Check Cards, ideal for oral starters, originally designed for KS2 Y5 and Y6 (P6 and P7 and other equivalents) but they will suit some early KS3 classes for revision and consolidation. They could be used as part of SATs preparation too. Concepts include: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Times Tables, Doubling and Halving, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Negative Numbers, Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100, Money, Measure, Time. Laminate and use again and again as starter and early finisher tasks. There are twelve calculations on each A4 sheet. <b>You can either leave them as 18 A4 sheets or cut each of the question cards separately to create 216 cards.</b> There are versions both with and without the answers printed below the questions. The with-answers versions could be used by pupils questioning each other while the version without the answers could be used by individuals testing themselves. A separate answer card is included, which individuals could consult. This is a flexible Numeracy resource and can be incorporated into many mental maths games and activities within the classroom, especially oral starters. Children can also discuss the strategies they used. As some of the questions are on money I have included versions of all files with the money questions replaced with dollars and cents for countries using these. Differentiation: I have called this Set A rather than used any other identifier to help facilitate the use of my Set B (originally designed for Lower Key Stage 2) with lower ability children within the same class without children being aware of the age level of the questions. Click on this link to see the Set B version: Mental Maths Cards Year 3 / Year 4 This Year 5 /6 resource is available alongside a pack of Mental Maths PowerPoint Tests and Crossnumber Puzzles in this good value bundle: Mental Maths Bundle Year 5 Year 6 I hope these cards provide your pupils with regular practice to help boost their mental maths agility. If you can spare a moment I would be so grateful for a review on TES. Many thanks. What about this festive mental maths puzzle pack? Avoid adding to your workload at this busy time of year - simply print and photocopy: Christmas Mental Maths Puzzles For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to help plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
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