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I have worked in both KS2 and KS1 as class teacher and am also English Leader in KS1. For the last 5 years, I have been teaching in Y2, which gave me plenty of ‘SATs experience’. However, I have been trying to ensure that the skills children need to apply in their SATs are linked to everyday life experiences and have applied them as much as I could to our topics, in order to avoid 'teaching to the test'. I really value your feedback on my resources. Happy browsing!

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I have worked in both KS2 and KS1 as class teacher and am also English Leader in KS1. For the last 5 years, I have been teaching in Y2, which gave me plenty of ‘SATs experience’. However, I have been trying to ensure that the skills children need to apply in their SATs are linked to everyday life experiences and have applied them as much as I could to our topics, in order to avoid 'teaching to the test'. I really value your feedback on my resources. Happy browsing!
Avengers Comprehension
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Avengers Comprehension

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This is a resource I made for my year 4 students. There is a below year group/SEN/EAL sheet attached as well as two sets of differentiated questions. The text is printable from the powerpoint.
Science Time Travel Comprehension and Activity
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Science Time Travel Comprehension and Activity

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This is a little comprehension I made for my year 4 when we discussed time travel and whether it was possible. It is not very long and not differentiated but they got a lot out of it and really enjoyed it. Plus there are a couple of follow up sheets attached for their science following the comprehension.
Getting to know you and your class bingo
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Getting to know you and your class bingo

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Great ice-breaker for the first day of teaching to get to know the children, help them to get to know each other and most importantly, help them get to know the teacher! It contains picture clues for ESL children. Children ask around in class and find someone who likes something that is pictured. If they find someone they put his/her name down on the grid. First one to have 4 in a row wins.
Pictograms
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Pictograms

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IWB for whole class introduction, also with warm up where children order the vocabulary for addition and subtraction to prepare for 'how many more' etc which is used in data-handling. Then worksheets. Differentiated. Hope even a little EAL friendly.
New Curriculum English - KS1 and KS2 Reading Objectives Grid / Coverage Map
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New Curriculum English - KS1 and KS2 Reading Objectives Grid / Coverage Map

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This is a document we produced to use for our guided reading sessions according to the new curriculum. It splits all curriculum objectives for each year group into: 1. Decoding 2. Comprehension / Retrieval 3. Inference / Relate 4. Language for Effect 5. Themes and Conventions 6. Others Easy to use. One sheet per guided reading group :) Or could be adapted to make student individual booklets.
Finding All Possibilities - Problem Solving Activities - Using and Applying
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Finding All Possibilities - Problem Solving Activities - Using and Applying

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Here are 5 worksheets for finding all possibilities problem solving lessons. I could not categorise this resource on here properly as 'Using and Applying' or 'Problem Solving' are not on the TES system. Most of these resources are differentiated 2 ways but I found it worked best to do them in partners and discuss as class etc. It's good to do those over a few weeks as some are similar and reinforce learning points such as using a system/logical way of working eg always starting with same colour... Tower building challenge: Use 4 differently coloured blocks - in which order can you arrange the blocks? How many ways are there? Notebook File attached. Ice Cream challenge: Use 4 different ice cream flavours - in which order can you arrange them on the cone? How many ways are there? (A 3 scoop version available too) Design a flag challenge: Use 3 or 4 different colours- in which order can you arrange them on flags? How many ways are there? Mini beast hunt: 3 different kinds of minibeasts were found, 10 or 20 altogether. What are the different options? Chinese New Year Race Challenge: 3 (or 4) more animals turn up for the race of the zodiac. They missed it and have their own race. In which order could they finish?
Chinese New Year Differentiated Comprehension - Gung Hay Fat Choy Comprehension
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Chinese New Year Differentiated Comprehension - Gung Hay Fat Choy Comprehension

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This comprehension is all about Chinese New Year and its customs and traditions. It is great for research as well as for English comprehension lessons. It is differentiated four ways: 1. Core: Retrieval questions as well as some higher order thinking questions. 2. Extended: Higher order thinking questions, some retrieval and some focus on vocabulary. 3. Nurture: Retrieval with multiple choice. 4. SEN/EAL: More basic comprehension, based on vocabulary mainly (eg. drawing the animals of the zodiac and the customs / traditions). I would recommend it for higher year 2 to year 4. Word file as well as PDF file to download. To teach it and make it a bit more fun introduce Chinese New Year with this song: http://www.nancymusic.com/Gunghayplay.htm
Differentiated Worksheets - Doubling Numbers (using Base Ten, DIenes Cubes, Numicon)
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Differentiated Worksheets - Doubling Numbers (using Base Ten, DIenes Cubes, Numicon)

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I made these worksheets for my year 2 class. It teaches them the skills of using partitioning with Dienes Cubes/ Base 10 in order to help them double numbers. It is very visual and they really understood it well. They drew the number that needed to be doubled twice and counted ones and tens to get the answer for its double. BYG - Below year group - see separate worksheet using Numicon for doubling WT - Working towards (2 digit numbers) E - Expected (choice of 2 and 3 digit numbers) WAGD - Working at greater depth (3 digit numbers)
Harvest Comprehension based on song Cauliflowers Fluffy (Paintbox)
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Harvest Comprehension based on song Cauliflowers Fluffy (Paintbox)

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This is a brilliant comprehension to use in English when talking about harvest as it links to RE. I would recommend it for year 2 and up. It is based on the song Cauliflowers Fluffy which you can find here on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRQEQgyGAGA Here are four differentiated sheets with the lyrics of the songs and questions underneath. Extended level: Retrieval and higher order thinking questions (Why, What does it mean..., Which word tells you that...) Core: Focused more on simple retrieval from the text. Lower Core: Simple retrieval from the text but scaffolded multiple choice for half of the questions. Nurture, SEN, EAL: Using the song and text children read for mening and find colour and adjective used to describe the fruit/veg and draw the harvest basket. PLEASE NOTE: This is only one resource. I also sell a pack of 3 Harvest resources (this one included) for £3.99 - search for 'Harvest Activities' by JennyGodfrey. THANK YOU.
KS1 (Year 2 Mainly) Comprehension Bundle - 18 Comprehensions and 4 Activities
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KS1 (Year 2 Mainly) Comprehension Bundle - 18 Comprehensions and 4 Activities

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This includes mostly differentiated resources, most often 3 or 4 ways. 18 comprehensions and 4 activities. The comprehensions included are: Bear Under The Stairs (based on book) Brazil Letter (letter and powerpoint to practise) Brazil Opener Activity, retrieval Chinese New Year Comprehension 2017 Cinderella Comprehension and Notebook with basic model 3 activity sheets to work on Individual Skills - Brazil based Desert Island Diary Comprehension Engaging with a picture mixed ability activity - inference based 2 Fire of London comprehensions plus two powerpoint to practice George’s Marvellous Medicine Comprehension (based on book) Harvest Comprehension (based on Song Paintbox) Making A Sandwich Comprehension about Instruction text Not Now Bernhard (based on book) Red Riding Hood (based on story extract) Seaside Comprehension with Text Types of Bears Valentine’s Day Where the Wild Things are (based on book) Xmas Comprehension (based on song Wish It would Be Christmas Every Day)
Year 2 mixed SPAG Collection / S.P.A.G. Activities
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Year 2 mixed SPAG Collection / S.P.A.G. Activities

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A whole load of SPAG activities, mostly differentiated, which I made for my year 2 class. Includes: 1. Plurals: Notebook and one plural sheet based on Gruffalo. 2. Homophones: Powerpoint and two differentiated sheets with pictures. 3. Past Tense: Quick team work activity with regular and irregular verbs then differentiated worksheet where children decide which past tense word is correct/find the correct past tense word. 4. General SPAG activity for 2 lesson starters. 5. Form sentences using different words: Children make up (funny) sentences with the words given. 6. Word groups: Children have a picture (can easily be changed to fit in with your topic) and find nouns, verbs and adjectives that they can see/describe the picture with. Recorded in table below picture. They then make sentences with their words. 7. One dictation with many year 2 spellings. 8. Sentence forms: Children work in pairs and sort the sentences into statements, questions, exclamations and commands. 9. Full stop activity: What are sentences? Worksheet to add full stops. 10. Choosing the correct tense for each sentence from present, past and future tense. 11. Suffixes: Differentiated worksheets for suffixes -ly, -er and -est. 12. Apostrophes for possession - differentiated sheets. 13. Apostrophes for contractions. Differentiated worksheets for contractions. Differentiation Abbreviations: N - Nurture or BYG - Below year group WT - Working towards C - Core or E - Expected E - Extended WAGD-Working at greater depth
Identifying countries on a map - South America - Focus: Brazil
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Identifying countries on a map - South America - Focus: Brazil

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Two differentiated sheets for mapping South America. Children make their own key of countries or fill in the key by colouring in the countries of South America. The challenges are based on Brazil and mapping cities/rivers. Works best when copied on/blown up to A3. Map for both attached in case your school has no atlases or not enough to go round. Attached as PDF and WORD (same sheets). Please see the 3 screen shots for detailed preview which can be found in the preview to the right.
Greater Than, Less Than and Equal
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Greater Than, Less Than and Equal

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I made this resource for my year 2 class. There are differentiated worksheets/challenges designed to use when learning about and =. You can either teach the whole class and just use the sheet ot do the following: I designed it so that the WAGD group can teach themselves while you teach the rest of the class about the signs. The WAGD group reads the first few sheets and does the started activity independently. When you send the rest of the class to work on the activity you can check in on the WAGD group and move them on to further challenges included. Differentiated for SEN as well - cutting an sticking crocodile signs. WAGD - working at greater depth E - exepcted WT - working towards expected BYG - below year group SEN - special educational need Please see the 3 pictures in preview for more detailed preview :)
Harvest Maths - Adding several numbers
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Harvest Maths - Adding several numbers

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Here are 6 differentiated worksheets (2 pages each) that I made for my class to relate maths learning to Harvest. On each sheet, the letters of the alphabet are printed at the top and each letter has a value. Children then have to work out the total of several harvest words printed on the sheet. There are three sheets designed for applying mental strategies to work out name scores: -WALT add using mental strategies: Adding single-digit numbers using basic number bonds. - WALT add using mental strategies: Adding several multiples of 10. - WALT add using mental strategies: Adding several multiples of 100. There are three more differentiated sheets, where children can apply the column method or a calculator for addition to work out the score of each name: - WALT add several two-digit numbers (each individual number below 30). - WALT add several two-digit numbers (each individual number below 50). - WALT add several two-digit numbers (each individual number below 100). The children then work out their own word's score and compare them to the other words :) Can easily be edited for your on classes. PLEASE NOTE: This is only one resource. I also sell a pack of 3 Harvest resources (this one included) for £3.99 - search for 'Harvest Activities' by JennyGodfrey. THANK YOU.
Finding fractions of numbers / amounts as asked in KS1 SATs
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Finding fractions of numbers / amounts as asked in KS1 SATs

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I made this resource for my year 2 class after teaching the fractions of shapes and to move them on using this model to find fractions of numbers. There are differentiated worksheets. This is how we did it: 1. Colour in the fraction that you have to find on the circle eg 1/2. 2. Look at the number you have to share (eg 6) and share it into the fraction shown (on the circle share 6 between the two halves). 3. Count how many each fraction has. 4. Check the amount is equal. Please see the 2 pictures in preview for more detailed preview :)
2D Shapes - One Week Planning, Notebook File and Resources
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2D Shapes - One Week Planning, Notebook File and Resources

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This is the planning (very skeletal) that I have used in my year 2 class for a week on 2D shapes. Probably suitable for higher year 1 and lower year 3 as well. All resources included, very skeletal plan and 21 pages notebook file for teaching/modelling/plenaries. If you haven't got notebook/smartboard software I attached a PDF file of the slides which can also be used. All you need is some 2D shapes for the children and mirrors for the symmetry lesson. :) Includes sheets, plan (skeletal - see below) and notebook. SHAPE PLANNING - Worksheets and Notebook File for whole week included Monday Shape introduction, what are 2D and 3D shapes. Naming the different 2D shapes and matching names to shapes, then yes/no or thumbs up and down activity. Then model how to do main activity for the day, recording the properties of the different shapes - children work on properties in pairs. Do first shape together. Children do activity from sheet 1. Then mark as class. Plenary is a bit of shape fun! Tuesday Write down ten words, either shape names or properties etc. Children have to guess all ten words in one minute. Introduce activity. Take two shapes from the shape box in your classroom and put them together in any way you like. Draw around them on your sheet. Now can you describe the properties of the new shape? Challenge - name the polygon. Peer marking as plenary. Wednesday Write down ten words, either shape names or properties etc. Children have to guess all ten words in one minute. Then use whiteboard file to model shape sorting as class using venn diagram. Children sort shapes into venn diagram on sheets and move on to carroll diagram or use it for differentiation. Also shape sorting tree as challenge. Plenary: Look at the Venn diagram - which shape is in the wrong place? Thursday Give each child a mirror and some 2D shapes from the class box. Can they cut the shape in half using the mirror? Does the mirror image finish the shape in the same way? Print worksheets from this website: http://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/symmetry.php Plenary: Discuss the real life images and discuss whether they are symmetrical or not - also introduce rotational symmetry using recycling logo as starting point. Friday Introduce children to geoboards. What can you do with them? Give them rubber bands and a few moments to explore how to use them. Then introduce idea of making pentagons - explain difference between regular and irregular pentagon. Then children have to make as many different pentagons on geoboards as they can and record them on sheet. They decide if they are regular or irregular. Plenary: Peer marking.
Harvest Maths Bar Charts - Favourite Fruit
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Harvest Maths Bar Charts - Favourite Fruit

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These differentiated maths sheets are about on bar charts: Children read the table of how many children like which fruit and make a bar chart of it plus they answer questions about it. It is differentiated into bar charts that go up in 1s, 2s and 5s. It is further differentiated for each (1s, 2s or 5s) - one is more scaffolded and the bar chart has been prepared, the other needs children to label their own bar chart. Furthermore the same activity again but with a blank table for children to investigate in their own class and create a car chart from there. PLEASE NOTE: This is only one resource. I also sell a pack of 3 Harvest resources (this one included) for £3.99 - search for 'Harvest Activities' by JennyGodfrey. THANK YOU.
Differentiated Christmas Comprehension for Song 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard
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Differentiated Christmas Comprehension for Song 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard

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This is a comprehension to use in English to jazz up your lessons when approaching Christmas. I would recommend it for (a high) year 2 and higher. It is based on the song 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx4Cyhf_neU There are four differentiated sheets with the lyrics of the songs and questions underneath. -Extended level: Retrieval and higher order thinking questions (Why, What does it mean..., Which word tells you that...) - Core: Focused more on simple retrieval from the text. - Lower Core/Nurture: Simple retrieval from the text but scaffolded multiple choice for half of the questions. - Nurture, SEN, EAL: Using the song and text children write words to match picture (vocab), find adjectives used to describe things and draw scenes from the song/label them.
Back to School Activity - (Summer) Holiday Selfies/Snapshots
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Back to School Activity - (Summer) Holiday Selfies/Snapshots

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This is an activity which I would suggest to use in KS1 as a first week activity when coming back to school in September. SHEET ONE There are four empty polaroids for children to draw in and lines beside them to describe their holiday/write a sentence. It is differentiated by scaffolding and outcome. Some children are more able to write about what happened without any guidance whereas others might need more structure eg first polaroid is 'who I saw', second polaroid is about 'games I played'... etc and soe others might just need to draw/label/talk about their holidays so there are different sheets for different groups. It works best copied and blown up to A3. SHEET TWO. Same as sheet one except for this time round all polaroids are selfies - phone/iPad outline. It is also a nice thing to display in your classroom in those first few weeks when topics have not yet started etc. Includes 2 differentiated worksheets plus two screenshots for you to see what sheets look like. Thank you.