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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.
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)
Brazil Related Comprehension Skills - Inference, Language, Question words
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Brazil Related Comprehension Skills - Inference, Language, Question words

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I made these sheets for my year 2 class to work on in mixed ability pairs. I think it would work with year 3 and 4 and possibly with high level year 1 children as well. Please note they are not differentiated! It worked very well though, I got them talking together in groups of 2. The skills practised are the following: - Question words: (sheets for two sessions) Thinking carefully about what kind of answer the question word asks for. It is done in two parts - one where they have to read a question and discuss what kind of thing they are looking for in the answer eg a place, a person etc. The second part has questions and possible answers, all multiple choice. There is no text but children have to work out from the question word which answer is correct by identifying if the question asks for a time, place, reason etc. - Inference: Looking at the clues in the text and using them to make sense of what happened - Language: (sheets for two sessions) Thinking about language choices, understanding words, picking out synonyms etc.
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.
Year 2 Poem Planning, Resources Patterns on a Page
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Year 2 Poem Planning, Resources Patterns on a Page

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This is the plan and the resources for the 2 Week topic Patterns on a Page. Most resources are provided in the attachment 'poem Sheets' and are differentiated as well and have some resources for EAL. Lessons include: - exploring poetry - performing poetry - finding rhymes - creating poems (with repeating pattern, shape poems, acrostic poems) - 2 poem comprehension lessons and sheets
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Captions - using inference
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Captions - using inference

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This is quite a fun activity for English lessons or Guided Reading lessons where children have to come up with a caption for a picture and then draw a picture for a given caption using inference skills and thinking about what might have happened. There are 14 worksheets and my class really loved it as well as a notebook to introduce the activity.
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
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.
Cinderella Themed English/SPAG/Comprehension Activities Year 2
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Cinderella Themed English/SPAG/Comprehension Activities Year 2

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Apostrophes for Contraction: Differentiated 3 ways - Top group has to find words where apostrophes have to be added and re-write sentences using apostrophes in the correct places. Middle Group has to change underlined words to words with apostrophes. Bottom group has to match contradicted form to the two words it is made of and work on a few sentences as challenge. Comprehension. Differentiated 4 ways - Higher order thinking questions. To go with a printout of the story that YOU have e.g. book, twinkle etc. Text not included just questions. Retrieval questions Multiple choice questions Colouring in Cinderella comprehension with challenge question and sentence to unscramble. For the top two, part of the sentence is in bold which they have to use as sentence starter for their answer to encourage them to answer in full sentences. VERY BASIC SLIDE ON NOTEBOOK TO INTRODUCE Speech/Thought bubble activity Children work in mixed ability on these four scenarios again to fill in thought and speech bubbles. Could be acted out in partners too. Not differentiated. Up-leveling Short activity - improving 6 sentences. Differentiated by outcome - children follow the steps to the step they can get to. Correcting mistakes Children proofread sentences where is/are and him/her are not correct and edit them. For children who cannot access this there is a second activity about unscrambling sentences about Cinderella. Sequencing Pictures Activity Not differentiated. Children can cut and stick pictures in the correct order and label/annotate/write sentences.Great for EAL. Grammatically correct sentences. This activity is based on a Pie Corbett game. You start with challenge 1 and make a sentence with just one word. Then move on to challenge 2 and add a second word, so now you have to use both words in a sentence. Then you add a third, non-related word and children have to come up with a grammatically correct sentence and use their imagination to add write a new sentence this time using all three words. Identifying speech and adding speech marks. In a small group or in partners children read following Cinderella text. They work out together which bits are spoken by the characters, then underline what is spoken. Next they re-write in their book and put the spoken sentence which they underlined inside speech marks “_____”.
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.
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
FIFA World Cup 2018 Maths Activities - Symmetry, Data Handling, Problem-Solving
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FIFA World Cup 2018 Maths Activities - Symmetry, Data Handling, Problem-Solving

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This resource consists of the following six mostly differentiated activities related to the World Cup: Problem-solving lesson with notebook and 3 differentiated sheets. Children design new football kit for their favourite national team consisting of tshirts, shorts (and socks) and find all possibilities of combining them when using 2 (3) colours. Bar chart lesson. Children use data from a Workd Cup table and put it into a bar chart. Differentiated. First bar chart in ones up to 6 and children enter amount of world cups won by different nations. Second bar chart in twos up to 6 and children enter amount of world cups won by different nations. Third bar chart in tens up to 230 where children enter amount of goals scored in world cups for several nations. All bar charts have at least 5 follow-up questions. First two probably more suited to KS1, last one to KS2. Symmetry activity. Children use pictures of flags of all participating teams which are included and sort them into symmetrical and not symmetrical. Included is another sheet on explaining our reasoning - choose two non-symmetrical flags - what would need to be changed so they are symmetrical, explain. Sorting Activity: Children use pictures of flags of all participating teams which are included and sort them using their own criteria into a Venn or Carroll diagram. A quick activity on comparing two flags - how are they the same and how are they different. One activity where children use information on who won the world cup when and put the countries in chronological order by year. One scaffolded sheet and one not scaffolded. All activities attached as word and pdf files in case the word files don’t open properly. For just £1 more, you can get this as well as a comprehension. Search my shop for ’FIFA World Cup 2018 - Comprehension & Maths Activities’
Valentine's Day Comprehension based on brief text message exchanges
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Valentine's Day Comprehension based on brief text message exchanges

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This comprehension is all about Valentine's Day. It is not differentiated this time but three pages long with 13 questions which could be answered in mixed ability partners. It is NOT based on an information text but rather on three text message exchanges of which there are mobile phone screenshots on there. 1) One between mummy and child wishing Happy Valentine's and saying I love you and the child thanking mummy for all she does. The questions are some retrieval and some higher order thinking questions. 2) One exchange between two best friends, one of them saying she feels lonely and depressed for not having a Valentine. The other friend cheers her up saying it's about having loving people and they swear by 'best friends forever'. We again have some retrieval question and some higher level thinking questions. There i also one about the convention of putting 'xxx' at the end of messages. 3. A message exchange between husband and wife wishing each other happy Valentine's. Husband says he has a surprise, the wife should have a vase at the ready and not eat too much during the day so she is hungry tonight. Children have to use inference to work out what the surprise is and there is a language based question as well. So the whole comprehension covers a lot of skill, hence it is thought for mixed ability pairs - recommended for KS2. Comprehension included as PDF and Word, plus pictures of the text message exchanges.