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Experienced KS1 and KS2 teacher currently teaching in Year Six. Specialist Leader for Mathematics across three Local Authorities. All resources have been tried and tested. I'm open to suggestions and requests and aim to help anyone who requires it. Please leave feedback and rate my resources.

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Experienced KS1 and KS2 teacher currently teaching in Year Six. Specialist Leader for Mathematics across three Local Authorities. All resources have been tried and tested. I'm open to suggestions and requests and aim to help anyone who requires it. Please leave feedback and rate my resources.
Complete Persuasive Letter teaching sequence
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Complete Persuasive Letter teaching sequence

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A highly-detailed and complete teaching sequence for teaching children how to write a high-quality persuasive letter. Included are: Two high-quality end of KS2 standard persuasive letters to use as an example and reference. A Planning proforma. A whole PowerPoint teaching sequence that has activities, probing questions and learning opportunities related to: What is a persuasive letter? Analysis of the text type. Comparing two letters (activity included!) The structure of a persuasive letter Planning Writing a high-quality introduction Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (First person pronouns, The passive voice, Fronted adverbials, Past tense verbs, Punctuation for Parenthesis) Writing for effect (Emotive language, sentence structure) Editing and redrafting Responding to feedback Celebrating success Designed to save you hours and raise attainment, this is an excellent resource to get the best out of your whole cohort.
White Rose Maths End of Block Assessment Tracker Years 2-6
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White Rose Maths End of Block Assessment Tracker Years 2-6

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This resource contains an assessment tracker for Years 2-6. Teachers input the names of children in their class and then their result in the end of block assessments into the spreadsheet. The results in the spreadsheet will change colour to indicate, based on KS2 SATs threshold percentages, whether that child is working at Age Related Expectation or Greater Depth (approximately). The spreadsheet automatically calculates every child’s total score, their average score, and the average score for each block based on whole class data. This can be used to inform intervention groups, a teacher’s area for development or to help with data submission to SLT throughout the year. Keep in mind, this is NOT a question level analysis grid set for each block.
Pig Heart Boy - Whole class guided Reading
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Pig Heart Boy - Whole class guided Reading

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This resource is intended to be used to help teach the skills of the KS2 National Curriculum for Reading, by domain. Domains 2b and 2d are weighted more in these comprehensions to match the weighting of the end of KS2 Reading Comprehension assessment. Included: • SATs style comprehension questions for the first sixteen chapters of the novel. • A teaching PowerPoint with an introduction to the author, their other works and copies of the questions. Please view the sample pages for an idea of the questions and expectations. This resource works best if the chapter is read, talked about and discussed in one day, then comprehension questions are given the day after. This resource has been used with both Year Five and Year Six classes to great effect and has boosted their reading skills and their comprehension scores. Please let me know if you found this resource useful. It should save you hours and hours of time.
Complete KS2 May 2019 SATs Gap Analysis / Question Level Analysis (QLA)
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Complete KS2 May 2019 SATs Gap Analysis / Question Level Analysis (QLA)

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A complete bundle of Gap Analysis Grids / QLA (Reading, GPS, Spelling, Arithmetic, Reasoning 1, Reasoning 2) for the May 2019 KS2 SATs assessments. I have also included links to the papers, the mark schemes and the conversion grids within each spreadsheet. These grids will save you many hours work and will help you quickly identify individual or whole cohort weaknesses in specific areas of the curriculum. The sheets are set up for 30 or 90 pupils but more can be added/deleted and instructions are on the first page/sheet. Some cells are locked/protected in this document but the parts that you need to insert yourself are editable. This is so that the formulas/algorithms do not break and render the spreadsheet’s functionalities as broken. Please read the description of each resource before purchasing. Please remember to leave feedback as I am aiming to build a reputation as a creator who aims to save teachers time and improve their effectiveness.
Street Child - Whole class guided Reading (Complete text comprehensions)
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Street Child - Whole class guided Reading (Complete text comprehensions)

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This resource is intended to be used to help teach the skills of the KS2 National Curriculum for Reading, by domain. Domains 2b and 2d are weighted more in these comprehensions to match the weighting of the end of KS2 Reading Comprehension assessment. Included: • SATs style comprehension questions for the prologue/preface and the twenty-seven chapters of the novel. • A teaching PowerPoint with an introduction to the author, their other works and copies of the questions. This resource works best if the chapter is read, talked about and discussed in one day, then comprehension questions are given the day after. This resource has been used with both Year Five and Year Six classes to great effect and has boosted their reading skills and their comprehension scores. Please let me know if you found this resource useful. It should save you hours and hours of time.
Goodnight Mr. Tom - Whole class guided Reading (Complete text comprehensions)
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Goodnight Mr. Tom - Whole class guided Reading (Complete text comprehensions)

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This resource is intended to be used to help teach the skills of the KS2 National Curriculum for Reading, by domain. Domains 2b and 2d are weighted more in these comprehensions to match the weighting of the end of KS2 Reading Comprehension assessment. Included: • SATs style comprehension questions for every chapter of the novel. • A teaching PowerPoint with an introduction to the author, their other works and copies of the questions. Please view the sample pages for an idea of the questions and expectations. This resource works best if the chapter is read, talked about and discussed in one day, then comprehension questions are given the day after. This resource has been used with both Year Five and Year Six classes to great effect and has boosted their reading skills and their comprehension scores. Please let me know if you found this resource useful. It should save you hours and hours of time.
Kaspar Prince of Cats - Whole class guided Reading
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Kaspar Prince of Cats - Whole class guided Reading

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This resource is intended to be used to help teach the skills of the KS2 National Curriculum for Reading, by domain. Domains 2b and 2d are weighted more in these comprehensions to match the weighting of the end of KS2 Reading Comprehension assessment. Included: • SATs style comprehension questions for every chapter of the novel (20 comprehensions in total) • A teaching PowerPoint with an introduction to the author, their other works and copies of the questions. Additional activities you can use to delve deeper into the text. Please view the sample pages for an idea of the questions and expectations. This resource works best if the chapter is read, talked about and discussed in one day, then comprehension questions are given the day after. This resource has been used with both Year Five and Year Six classes to great effect and has boosted their reading skills and their comprehension scores. Please let me know if you found this resource useful. It should save you hours and hours of time.
Cosmic - Whole class guided reading
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Cosmic - Whole class guided reading

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This resource is intended to be used to help teach the skills of the KS2 National Curriculum for Reading, by domain. Included: • Comprehension questions for the first twelve chapters of the book. • A teaching PowerPoint with an introduction to the author, their other works and copies of the questions. This resource works best if the chapter is read, talked about and discussed in one day, then comprehension questions are given the day after. This resource has been used with both Year Five and Year Six classes to great effect and has boosted their reading skills and their comprehension scores.
Complete Biographies teaching sequence (UKS2)
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Complete Biographies teaching sequence (UKS2)

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A robust, complete teaching sequence for teaching children how to write a high-quality biography. Included are: Two high-quality end of KS2 standard biographies to use as examples and references. Planning proformas. A whole PowerPoint teaching sequence that has activities, probing questions and learning opportunities related to: What is a biography? Analysis of the text type. Topics to write about in a biography The structure of a biography Research and fact-checking. Planning Writing a high-quality introduction Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (The passive voice, Fronted adverbials, Past tense verbs, Punctuation for Parenthesis) Writing for effect Editing and redrafting Responding to feedback Celebrating success Designed to save you hours and raise attainment, this is an excellent resource to get the best out of your whole cohort.
Tom's Midnight Garden - Whole class guided Reading
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Tom's Midnight Garden - Whole class guided Reading

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This resource is intended to be used to help teach the skills of the KS2 National Curriculum for Reading, by domain. Domains 2b and 2d are weighted more in these comprehensions to match the weighting of the end of KS2 Reading Comprehension assessment. Included: • SATs style comprehension questions for the first fourteen chapters of the novel. • A teaching PowerPoint with an introduction to the author, their other works and copies of the questions. This resource works best if the chapter is read, talked about and discussed in one day, then comprehension questions are given the day after. This resource has been used with both Year Five and Year Six classes to great effect and has boosted their reading skills and their comprehension scores. Please let me know if you found this resource useful. It should save you hours and hours of time.
Millionaire Quiz! (Perimeter, Area and Volume)
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Millionaire Quiz! (Perimeter, Area and Volume)

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An exciting and fully-interactive way (including lifelines) to revise and assess understanding of perimeter, area and volume. There are 15 questions, testing children’s knowledge of: - Units (cm, cm squared, cm cubed) - Perimeter and area of triangles. - Formulas to find the area of quadrilaterals such as squares, rectangles, parallelograms and trapeziums. - How to calculate a missing dimension when given the area/volume. …and more! Please see my shop for other gameshows, worksheets, activities and time-saving ideas. All feedback is welcome so please do comment and rate. N.B The original logos for Who Wants to be a Millionaire are property of Sony Pictures Television. For this reason they have not been included, but a similar non-trademarked version has.
Millionaire Quiz! (KS2 Grammar GPS / SPAG Edition)
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Millionaire Quiz! (KS2 Grammar GPS / SPAG Edition)

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This fully interactive high-quality gameshow features exciting sounds and drama. Each possible answer is linked to either a pass or fail screen indicating the amount of money ‘won’. A free trial of my best-in-class version is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/millionaire-quiz-free-trial-edition-11697409 There are 15 questions, testing children’s knowledge of: - The difference between adverbs, subordinating conjunctions and prepositions. - The subjunctive form/mood - The past and present progressive - Determiners - Punctuation - and more! Please see my shop for other gameshows, worksheets, activities and time-saving ideas. All feedback is welcome so please do comment and rate. N.B The original logos for Who Wants to be a Millionaire are property of Sony Pictures Television. For this reason they have not been included, but a similar non-trademarked version has.
15 Year Five and Six example creative writing texts (WAGOLL)
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15 Year Five and Six example creative writing texts (WAGOLL)

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Having trouble finding high-quality examples of Year 5 and 6 texts for children to analyse and aspire to? So did I! These texts were shared-written with my class over the course of a year and contain all of the grammatical features a Year 5 or 6 child is expected to have in their writing - including the Greater Depth statements. Examples of features include: Modal and Passive verbs Expanded Noun Phrases Prepositional Phrases The subjunctive Colons and Semi-colons between independent clauses Brackets, Dashes and Commas for Parenthesis Punctuating direct and indirect speech These texts were written to engage a reader and I’m confident they’ll engage your class. The 15 texts include: A biography of Michael Faraday A biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel A Victorian short narrative A spy short narrative An information text about Volcanoes A description/explanation of a World War spy gadget Three dramatic recounts A newspaper article A dragon-themed factfile A non-chronological report of a fictitious creature
Complete KS2  2017 SATs Gap Analysis / Question Level Analysis (QLA)
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Complete KS2 2017 SATs Gap Analysis / Question Level Analysis (QLA)

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A complete bundle of Gap Analysis Grids / QLA (Reading, GPS, Spelling, Arithmetic, Reasoning 1, Reasoning 2) for the May 2017 KS2 SATs assessments. I have also included links to the papers, the mark schemes and the conversion grids within each spreadsheet. These grids will save you many hours work and will help you quickly identify individual or whole cohort weaknesses in specific areas of the curriculum. The sheets are set up for 30 pupils but more can be added/deleted and instructions are on the first page/sheet. Some cells are locked/protected in this document but the parts that you need to insert yourself are editable. This is so that the formulas/algorithms do not break and render the spreadsheet’s functionalities as broken. Please remember to leave feedback as I am aiming to build a reputation as a creator who aims to save teachers time and improve their effectiveness.
Millionaire Quiz! (Roman Numerals Edition)
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Millionaire Quiz! (Roman Numerals Edition)

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Featuring a Roman Numeral version of my best-in-class Millionaire Quiz, these assessment tools are perfect to engage children with the concept of Roman Numerals. Meeting all of the requirements of the national curriculum for Roman Numerals, this quiz is a fun way to assess and show progress.
Compare diary entries (KS2)
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Compare diary entries (KS2)

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Two diary entries based on the same event (visiting the new school wildlife/garden area) One is basically written with very little attempt at adding detail, high-level punctuation and complex sentences. The other is of end of KS2 Standard. I used this activity to get the children to realize that as teachers, we see pieces of text about the same event but the quality of the texts varies drastically. Which would they rather be writing? Which would I rather be reading? Why? Explain why one is better than the other. Files are uploaded as Publisher, PDF and Word.
White Rose Maths Summer Term Assessment Gap Analysis / QLA Bundle 2021-2022
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White Rose Maths Summer Term Assessment Gap Analysis / QLA Bundle 2021-2022

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Perfect for a Maths coordinator looking to have detailed discussions with class teachers about the specific strengths and areas for development for a whole cohort or individual children, these QLA/Gap Analysis grids for each of the White Rose Maths Autumn term assessments will help you support teachers to draw accurate and impactful conclusions from their assessment data. So far these resources have been used: To plan revision for a whole class. To plan interventions for children In pupil progress meetings to indicate areas for development. As part of an evidence base for Ofsted deep dives into Maths
Treason - Whole class guided reading
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Treason - Whole class guided reading

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This resource is intended to be used to help teach the skills of the KS2 National Curriculum for Reading, by domain. Included: • Comprehension questions for the first fourteen chapters of the book. • A teaching PowerPoint with an introduction to the author, their other works and copies of the questions. This resource works best if the chapter is read, talked about and discussed in one day, then comprehension questions are given the day after. This resource has been used with both Year Five and Year Six classes to great effect and has boosted their reading skills and their comprehension scores.