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I am an experienced primary teacher in upper KS2. I make high quality PowerPoints and worksheets that aim to make delivery of lessons easier and clearer.

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I am an experienced primary teacher in upper KS2. I make high quality PowerPoints and worksheets that aim to make delivery of lessons easier and clearer.
Apostrophe of Possession teaching PowerPoints and related worksheets for KS2
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Apostrophe of Possession teaching PowerPoints and related worksheets for KS2

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This resource includes three teaching PowerPoints and three associated worksheets. They cover the use of the possessive apostrophe with singular nouns, plural nouns and irregular plural nouns. The PowerPoints have a small number of animated examples, a ‘rule’ statement and an invitation to do follow-up work. The worksheets are in both MSWord and PDF versions so that they could be editable or directly printable. These resources were originally designed for use with a Year 5 class. I hope they prove useful to you. If you like this resource, please give it a positive review so that others know that it’s worth downloading. Thanks!
Consolidation of number skills for Year 6 - five worksheets with answers, suitable for homework
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Consolidation of number skills for Year 6 - five worksheets with answers, suitable for homework

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These worksheets are designed to keep essential maths skills ‘on the boil’. Each sheet includes a section on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These operations include all the skills that Year 6 should already have or be mastering, such as long multiplication and working with decimal numbers. In addition, there are sections on fractions, percentages, squares, cubes, primes, factors, multiples and algebra spread amongst them. I used them as weekly homeworks, ensuring that whatever we were doing in the classroom, the children were being forced to keep on top of these essential operations and skills. They are all saved both as Word documents (for editing, if desired) and as PDFs, for direct use. The answers are also saved as Word documents and PDFs in the same format as the question sheets, for easy checking. I hope you find them useful! If you do, please leave positive feedback as an indication to others that this resource is worth downloading.
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
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Adding and Subtracting Decimals

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The PowerPoints are designed to help introduce or revise the technique of adding and subtracting numbers with decimal places, using money (£ and p) as the main context. They each include an instructional section followed by a number of examples. The level of difficulty gradually increases. There are further examples towards the end, showing that the same technique works for numbers and measures. The ‘golden rule’ of aligning the decimal points is stressed and illustrated. In addition, there are four worksheets for each operation: Number 1 is the simplest and includes a detailed ‘instructional’ preamble; Number 2 has a less detailed preamble followed by the same questions as number 1 plus another 10; Number 3 increases the skill level - to adding three numbers for addition and to working with 2 decimal places for subtraction - and includes questions in the context of pounds and pence; Number 4 deals with numbers that have different numbers of decimal places. There is an answer sheet for each set. I hope you find this resource useful. If you do, please give it a positive review so that others know that it’s worth downloading. Thanks!
Bonds to 10, 20 and 100, including with decimals
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Bonds to 10, 20 and 100, including with decimals

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These PowerPoints are designed to help with the teaching of or revision of bonds. They presume an existing knowledge of bonds to 10. One is a PowerPoint to help to introduce or revise the technique of using knowledge of bonds to speed up addition of several numbers (a number ‘string’). The slides are animated to help with seeing the process. The examples are all single digits. Another shows how knowledge of bonds to ten facilitates bonds to 100 using multiples of ten. Another shows how to bond any two-digit number to 100 using the idea of ‘make ninety-ten’. Another shows how to find bonds to ten involving decimal numbers, equating the process to the ‘ninety-ten’ idea. Finally, I’ve added a PowerPoint that simply practises bonds to 20. It has no teaching slides. I hope you find these resources useful. If you do, please give them a review, to indicate to others that they are worth downloading.
' Wreck of the Zanzibar' (Morpurgo) Six worksheets covering various skills
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' Wreck of the Zanzibar' (Morpurgo) Six worksheets covering various skills

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These six worksheets are designed to be used with Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful book ‘The Wreck of the Zanzibar’. Each sheet relates to a section of the book and includes some straightforward comprehension questions. In addition, there are some sentence and word level tasks, some deeper comprehension work and some creative writing prompts spread amongst the sheets. The worksheets are saved in both MSWord and PDF formats, allowing them to be edited if necessary or printed off as they are. They were designed to be used by a Year 5 class who read this book over the course of six weeks as a class novel. I hope you find them useful! NOTE: These worksheets were written for the 1998 Mammoth edition of the book, ISBN 0 7497 2620 2, and the page references all relate to that version. If you have a different edition of the book, please get in touch and I will endeavour to adjust the worksheet page references to suit the edition you have. If you like this resource, please give it a positive review so that others know that it’s worth downloading. Thanks!
Adding and subtracting by compensation
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Adding and subtracting by compensation

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These PowerPoints will help teachers introduce or revise the technique of adding and subtracting by compensation (e.g. add ten, subtract one to achieve add nine). They use visual representations to demonstrate the effects and each provides a number of practice examples using two digits and then three digits. They finish with the challenge to work out how to add/subtract 19, 29, 49 and 99.
Halving and doubling instructional PowerPoints
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Halving and doubling instructional PowerPoints

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These PowerPoints are designed to aid the teaching of doubling and halving. They show a method (partitioning) that will be helpful when doubling or halving any number. They focus on two digit numbers (including decimals involving tenths) and three digit numbers. The tricky subject of halving three digit numbers with odd numbers of tens is covered with the suggestion of a ‘trick’ to overcome the difficulty. In each case, there are a number of examples with which to practise the method - ideal for whole-class whiteboard exercises. The examples increase in difficulty where possible. I hope you find these useful. If you do, please post a review so that others know they are worth downloading.
Adding ones, tens and hundreds
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Adding ones, tens and hundreds

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This is a PowerPoint to help consolidate skills with adding (counting on) one, ten or a hundred from a given number. It includes demonstration slides and five on-screen examples. There is a short extension on the end that looks at the effect of having a 9 in the relevant column and how that might be dealt with.
Algebra teaching PowerPoints and equations practice worksheets for upper KS2
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Algebra teaching PowerPoints and equations practice worksheets for upper KS2

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This resource is to help teach some aspects of the sometimes tricky subject of algebra. There are four PowerPoints: An introduction to algebra, explaining what it is and guiding pupils through solving simple equations with missing numbers; Two that explain and practise equations (the second being more challenging than the first); An explanation of algebraic expressions, with examples to aid understanding and provide practice. In addition, there is a batch of workssheets on equations, in both editable MSWord format and as PDF for direct printing. I hope you find these resources useful. If you do, please post a review so that others know that they are worth downloading.
Goodnight Mister Tom - five worksheets suitable for Year 6 covering reading & writing skills
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Goodnight Mister Tom - five worksheets suitable for Year 6 covering reading & writing skills

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These five worksheets relate to Michelle Margorian’s timeless classic ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’. Each sheet includes a set of comprehension questions, some ‘sentence and word level’ work and a creative writing task (with the last one being a drama task). They were designed for a quite able Year 6 class so might also be suitable for Year 7 or a very able Year 5 class. Each is saved as an editable Word document and a PDF for printing directly. Note: The worksheets were constructed using the 2014 Puffin edition of the book, ISBN 978-0-141-35480-4. The page references all relate to that edition and may be different in others. If you have a different version, please get in touch and I shall endeavour to adjust the page references to suit. If you find this resource useful, please leave a review so that others know that it is worth downloading. Thank you!
'Clockwork' by Philip Pullman - 5 weeks of Literacy tasks, write on and on-screen worksheets
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'Clockwork' by Philip Pullman - 5 weeks of Literacy tasks, write on and on-screen worksheets

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This is a unit of work related to the wonderful book ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman. The tasks include Comprehensions, Sentence and Word (S and W) level tasks and writing tasks. There is an overview of the work for the five weeks included. The book is broken down into five roughly equal sections, each providing the focus for each week’s work. There are single sheets that have all the tasks for that section of the book on them. Then there are three separate worksheets (in both write-on and ‘on-screen’ form), each covering just one section of the tasks. The sheets are all saved as MS Word documents, so they are both printable and, if necessary, editable. In addition, I have converted the ‘write-on’ sheets to PDFs so that they appear as intended. These worksheets were designed for a Year 5 class but could also be used with Year 6. I hope you find them useful! NOTE: These worksheets were designed for the Puffin 2018 edition of the book, ISBN 978-0-241-32631-2. The page references will not necessarily match up with other editions, such as the Corgi Yearling edition. Should your books be a different edition, please contact me and I will endeavour to adjust the page references on the worksheets to suit. If you like this resource, please give it a positive review so that others know that it’s worth downloading. Thanks!
Sentence Openers (fronted adverbials, etc.) PowerPoints and worksheets for KS2
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Sentence Openers (fronted adverbials, etc.) PowerPoints and worksheets for KS2

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These resources all relate to sentence ‘openers’, such as fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses and so on. There are PowerPoints that allow for whole class work from the board. They give simple sentences as a starting point and then add examples of how openers might be added to improve them. (Note that two of these are in the context of particular genres of story while the third is based on ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’.) There are worksheets relating to specific openers (-ing, -ed and -ly words), more general openers and openers that could be used for characters. These are saved in both MSWord and PDF formats, so that they could be edited if necessary or simply printed as they are. They were all designed for use with Year 5 classes. I hope they are of use to you! If you like this resource, please give it a positive review so that others know that it’s worth downloading. Thanks!
Adding Decimal Numbers Mentally
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Adding Decimal Numbers Mentally

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This PowerPoint is designed to help with the teaching or revision of a mental method for adding decimal numbers by equating the process with a mental method for the addition of integers. The PPT provides some teaching slides and lots of examples. They develop from working with numbers with tenths only to tackling those with tenths and hundredths. The early examples do not bridge the columns but the later ones do. I hope you find this resource useful. If you do, please give it a positive review so that others know that it’s worth downloading. Thanks!
Mental multiplication methods: instructional PowerPoints and practice worksheets
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Mental multiplication methods: instructional PowerPoints and practice worksheets

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These resources are to aid the teaching and practice of a variety of mental methods for multiplications. The PPTs cover: multiplying by 4; multiplying by 5 and 50; multiplying by 15; multiplying by 11; multiplying by 25; using the associative law to aid multiplication. The worksheets cover: multiplying by 2, 4, 8 and 16; multiplying by 5, 10 and 15; multiplying by 11; using the associative law; multiplying by multiples of ten. The worksheets are in MSWord and PDF formats and answers are included. In each case, one suggested method is shown. There are, obviously, other methods that could be used. I hope you find this resource useful. If you do, please leave a review so that others know that it is worth downloading.