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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!
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.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Reading Comprehension English
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FIFA World Cup 2018 Reading Comprehension English

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This is a comprehension I made for my year 4 class. There are three different sets: one that can be used like a booklet, where the text and questions are on the same page with mostly retrieval questions one where the text is separate to the questions and questions are a mix of retrieval and more higher order including vocabulary one where the text is separate to the questions and questions are varied from giving evidence from the text to vocabulary questions etc. I think it can be used with high year 2 as well as KS2. The actual information text is attached as reading sheet for research as well as the comprehension. Both in word a nd PDF. FOR JUST £4.99 YOU CAN GET THIS RESOURCE AS WELL AS 6 MATHS ACTIVITIES. Search my shop for ‘FIFA World Cup 2018 - Comprehension & Maths Activities’
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’
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.
FIFA World Cup 2018 - Comprehension & Maths Activities
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FIFA World Cup 2018 - Comprehension & Maths Activities

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COMPREHENSION This is a comprehension I made for my year 4 class. There are three different sets: one that can be used like a booklet, where the text and questions are on the same page with mostly retrieval questions one where the text is separate to the questions and questions are a mix of retrieval and more higher order including vocabulary one where the text is separate to the questions and questions are varied from giving evidence from the text to vocabulary questions etc. I think it can be used with high year 2 as well as KS2. The actual information text is attached as reading sheet. Both in word and PDF MATHS This resource consists of the following five 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. I SELL BOTH SEPARATELY AS WELL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAVE MONEY.
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.
Going for Goals Year 3/4
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Going for Goals Year 3/4

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This is my medium term plan and a workbook I created about Going for Goals. Loosely based on SEAL for Y3/Y4. Workbook makes sense when used with planning. Enjoy!
Minibeast report, VCOP, comprehension & cloze
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Minibeast report, VCOP, comprehension & cloze

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Year 2 resource to revise features of reports. We used the report as basis for all our work. First lesson - Cut up report and get children to stick it back together using the features. Second lesson - Work in mixed ability partners and find VCOP in the report's text. Third lesson - Differentiated comprehension questions and cloze for the lower able. Good SATS revision on vocabulary and features to use when writing a report as we have to write about nocturnal animals...
Royal Wedding 2018 Maths - Harry and Meghan Party Planning Activity
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Royal Wedding 2018 Maths - Harry and Meghan Party Planning Activity

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This is a great resource for children to use for maths when we celebrate the Royal Wedding 2018. The teacher simply needs to add the prices depending on the year group’s needs (and differentiate it for different groups) and then children work on word problems (mostly multiplication) about party planning with Royal Wedding Merchandise… There are also two group tasks if you would like a more open ended activity; one where children decide what to buy for how many people and find the total and one where children plan on a budget that you set and have to figure out what they can get for the amount they have. AGain the teacher will have to add prices. I hope that works - feedback very welcome, have already acted upon feedback and improved the resource. I also included a powerpoint about Buckingham Palace - interior and exterior - to show children what it looks like and to get an idea of Royal life. There is a pictures of the castle and a very quick one slided introduction to problem-solving - again prices written on there but can be adjusted. Attached as word doc and pdf.
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.
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)
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 :)
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?
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 :)
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.
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.
Harvest Activities
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Harvest Activities

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COMPREHENSION 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. BAR CHARTS 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. ADDING SEVERAL NUMBERS 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. 1. 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. 2. 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 own classes.
Interpreting Data, Statistic, Answering questions about bar charts
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Interpreting Data, Statistic, Answering questions about bar charts

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I created this differentiated worksheet for my year 2 class when we analysed and interpreted data. Questions include simple retrieval such as How many people like? What is the most/least popular item as well as adding up totals (How many people like ... and ...?) and finding the difference questions such as How many more people liked ... than ... Each group has 2 or 3 sheets. It is differentiated for the lowest group as well and includes a mastery style question for the high ability. Worksheet codes: BYG-Below year group WT-working towards E-expected WAGD-working at greater depth
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.