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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!
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’
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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Map Symbols
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Map Symbols

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EAL friendly map symbols resource. PDF: Introduce to class that this is a seaside map (slightly adapted) and get them to find map symbols in paris. IWB: Talk about symbols with children. Word Doc: Children can now find the photos for the symbols and the correct words. They match them.
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 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 :)
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.
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.
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 :)
Olympic Games / Paralympic Games Rio 2016 - Comprehension (11 pages, differentiated)
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Olympic Games / Paralympic Games Rio 2016 - Comprehension (11 pages, differentiated)

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This includes: 1. A five pages long information sheet with some facts about the Olympic and Paralympic Games including their mascots. This could be used for research (individually or whole class) when making posters/leaflets etc or as introduction for the comprehension. 2. An 11 pages long comprehension based on the fact sheet. The text is on the top half of the sheet and questions are below for children to answer. This can be split up into two different comprehension activities if 11 pages is too much. It is differentiated in a higher and a lower comprehension - one with mostly retrieval and one with reasoning and some inference questions. There is also a reading comprehension for lower ability children or children with EAL with very basic facts and instructions to draw and some early writing. 3. A starter activity to get them thinking about question words and what each means. Also matching questions to answers.
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