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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 Non-chronological Report teaching sequence (UKS2 / KS3)
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Complete Non-chronological Report teaching sequence (UKS2 / KS3)

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A complete teaching sequence for teaching children how to write a high-quality non-chronological report. Included are: Two high-quality end of KS2 standard non-chronological report 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 non-chronological report? Analysis of the text type. The structure of a non-chronological report 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.
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.
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.
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.
KS2 Time adverbials - GPS (Differentiated)
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KS2 Time adverbials - GPS (Differentiated)

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A challenge based worksheet aimed at securing a child’s knowledge of Time Adverbials. Activities include using given time adverbials in sentences, varying the position of the adverbials (to help meet the goals of the KS2 Interim Assessment Framework 2016/2017/2018), using time adverbials within a paragraph and using time adverbials in a set of instructions.
Secrets of the Tombs:  The Phoenix Code - Whole class guided Reading
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Secrets of the Tombs: The Phoenix Code - 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 eleven 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.
Millionaire Quiz! (Circulatory System / The Heart)
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Millionaire Quiz! (Circulatory System / The Heart)

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This fully-interactive gameshow quiz with working 50/50 lifelines is a sure way to make learning and assessment fun! There are 15 questions, testing children's understanding of: - The stucture of the heart - Gases that are exchanged during the cardiac cycle. - Famous Cardiac Doctors - Interesting facts about the heart - ... and more! Please leave feedback or send me suggestions in the comments. 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.
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.
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.
Story Openers (Speech, Action or Description? - SAD)
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Story Openers (Speech, Action or Description? - SAD)

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A perfect way to inject a bit of life into a creative writing planning session! This resource includes two high quality examples of a ‘Speech’ story opening, an ‘Action’ story opening and a ‘Description’ story opening that are intended to be printed double-sided and laminated. The language and punctuation used will reinforce strong writing in Year Five and Six. Possible activities - - Discuss which of the three opening types each card belongs to. - Put them face down on a table and flip them over to quickly analyse the opening type. - Improve the card. Suggest improvement or redraft sections to be more exciting or descriptive.
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.
Complete KS1 May 2019 SATs Gap Analysis / Question Level Analysis (QLA)
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Complete KS1 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 and Reasoning) for the 2019 KS1 SATs assessments. I have also included links to the papers, the mark schemes and the conversion grids within each spreadsheet. Please read the description of each individual resource for more information.
Stormbreaker - Whole class guided Reading (Complete text comprehensions)
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Stormbreaker - 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. 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 Diary Entry teaching sequence (UKS2 / KS3)
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Complete Diary Entry teaching sequence (UKS2 / KS3)

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A highly-detailed and complete teaching sequence for teaching children how to write a high-quality diary entry. Included are: Two high-quality end of KS2 standard diary texts 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 diary text? Analysis of the text type. Comparing two diaries (activity included!) The structure of a diary text 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.
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.
15 Year Five and Six example creative writing texts (Fiction & Non-Fiction - KS2)
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15 Year Five and Six example creative writing texts (Fiction & Non-Fiction - KS2)

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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 14 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
Expanded Noun Phrase (Differentiated)
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Expanded Noun Phrase (Differentiated)

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A worksheet for children to practice using and identifying expanded noun phrases. The worksheet is divided into four challenges. The third challenge mimics the style of the expanded noun phrases questions found on the 2016 GPS Sample and official SATs assessment.
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.
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.
Millionaire Quiz (Free Trial edition)
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Millionaire Quiz (Free Trial edition)

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A free trial of the many Millionaire Quiz resources available in my shop, featuring music, lifelines and sound effects. These versions of the quiz are easily the best available and feature failscreens, sound effects and all the tension of the TV show. Although this version is not editable, all of the other versions of this resource are fully editable so they can be catered to the abilities and understanding of your cohort. Please note, not all versions of the paid-for resources contain functioning lifelines - these will be changed as time goes on. Please read the descriptions for each or message me for clarity. 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.