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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!
Going for Goals Year 3/4

Going for Goals Year 3/4

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!
JennyHelmer
Going for Goals Year 3/4

Going for Goals Year 3/4

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!
JennyHelmer
FIFA World Cup 2018 Maths Activities - Symmetry, Data Handling, Problem-Solving

FIFA World Cup 2018 Maths Activities - Symmetry, Data Handling, Problem-Solving

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’
JennyHelmer
End of Year Activity - Summer Holiday Bucket List

End of Year Activity - Summer Holiday Bucket List

Originally designed for lower primary (Year 1-3), this resource is a great way to get children to think about what they want to do in the holidays. They have 9 sentence starters eg On a rainy day I want to… On a hot day I want to … To keep learning I want to… and they have to make their own bucket list for the holidays. It could be adapted for higher year groups. Also a little pattern puzzle activity whereby each child gets to design a tile and it can be put together as a class piece of art work.
JennyHelmer
FIFA World Cup 2018 Reading Comprehension English

FIFA World Cup 2018 Reading Comprehension English

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’
JennyHelmer
FIFA World Cup 2018 - Comprehension & Maths Activities

FIFA World Cup 2018 - Comprehension & Maths Activities

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.
JennyHelmer
Avengers Comprehension

Avengers Comprehension

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.
JennyHelmer
Cinderella Themed English/SPAG/Comprehension Activities Year 2

Cinderella Themed English/SPAG/Comprehension Activities Year 2

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 “_____”.
JennyHelmer
Science Time Travel Comprehension and Activity

Science Time Travel Comprehension and Activity

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.
JennyHelmer
KS1 (Year 2 Mainly) Comprehension Bundle - 18 Comprehensions and 4 Activities

KS1 (Year 2 Mainly) Comprehension Bundle - 18 Comprehensions and 4 Activities

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)
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Royal Wedding 2018 Maths - Harry and Meghan Party Planning Activity

Royal Wedding 2018 Maths - Harry and Meghan Party Planning Activity

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.
JennyHelmer
Map Symbols

Map Symbols

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.
JennyHelmer
UEFA EURO 2016 France Activities

UEFA EURO 2016 France Activities

Here some resources I made for my class for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 in France. This pack includes: 1. A two pages long information sheet with facts about the past, this year's games and the mascot. This could be used for research (individually or whole class) when making posters/leaflets etc. 2. A 4 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. It is differentiated in a higher and a lower comprehension - one with mostly retrieval and one with retrieval and some inference questions. 3. A geography worksheet for mapping countries in Europe that take part. Children can choose 12 countries, find them on the map and make a key. If you wanted to differentiate it, you could print it out twice and fill in the key for one already. I would recommend copying the map on A3 paper to make it easier for children. 4. Maths sheet on bar charts: Children read the table of who was in the final in the past and what their results were and make a bar chart of how many goals were scored in each final throughout the years and answer some challenge questions about it. Differentiated - one is more scaffolded and the bar chart has been prepared, the other needs children to label their own bar chart (differentiated in bar charts going up in 1s, 2s, 5s). There is also another sheet where children choose 5 countries and represent in a bar chart how many times each country has participated in the final. 5. Maths activity on finding all possibilities: Differentiated three ways. Children have the task of designing a new football kit for their favourite country and have to choose three (four) colours. They then find all possible ways of putting a new kit consisting of either shorts and t-shirt or shorts, t-shirt and socks together for their chosen colours. This activity comes with a notebook file to model. 6. This is an activity based on the flags of the participating countries in the EURO 2016 in France. There is one sheet with all the names of the countries and their flags which is followed by 4 activity sheets: 1. Comparing two flags. Children choose two flags, draw them and compare them - what is the same and what is different. 2. Sorting the flags into symmetrical and non-symmetrical. 3. A blank Venn diagram for children to make up their own categories to sort the flags into (if you want to differentiate you could give them the categories). 4. A blank Carroll diagram for children to make up their own categories to sort the shapes into (if you want to differentiate you could give them the categories). 7. Maths - Adding several numbers (single digit, multiples of 10/100 and adding several two-digit numbers - differentiated) using several top UEFA EURO '16 footballers' names printed on the sheet. Enjoy!
JennyHelmer
Minibeast report, VCOP, comprehension & cloze

Minibeast report, VCOP, comprehension & cloze

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...
JennyHelmer
Harvest Comprehension based on song Cauliflowers Fluffy (Paintbox)

Harvest Comprehension based on song Cauliflowers Fluffy (Paintbox)

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.
JennyHelmer
Maths KS1 SATs Revision Slides

Maths KS1 SATs Revision Slides

I have gone through previous SATs papers and have looked at some questions that I think my class would find hard. I then rewrote the questions using different numbers. See what you think - we used them as mental oral starters and also plenary questions in our revision...
JennyHelmer
Queen's 90th Birthday Street Party Maths - All year groups

Queen's 90th Birthday Street Party Maths - All year groups

This is a great resource for children to use for maths when we celebrate the Queen's 90th. Add the prices depending on your year group's needs (and differentiate it for different groups) and then children work on word problems (mostly multiplication) about party planning with 90th Birthday 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 and have to figure out what they can get for the amount they have. 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 HRH's life. The powerpoint is not maths based, however, it gives you an idea of what the rooms look like, what the staff at the Palace do when they put on a meal etc.
JennyHelmer
UEFA EURO 2016 France - Different Flag Activities: Symmetry, Sorting and Comparisons

UEFA EURO 2016 France - Different Flag Activities: Symmetry, Sorting and Comparisons

This is an activity based on the flags of the participating countries in the EURO 2016 in France. There is one sheet with all the names of the countries and their flags which is followed by 4 activity sheets: 1. Comparing two flags. Children choose two flags, draw them and compare them - what is the same and what is different. 2. Sorting the flags into symmetrical and non-symmetrical flags. 3. A blank Venn diagram for children to make up their own categories to sort the flags into (if you want to differentiate you could give them the categories). For best outcome blow up to A3. 4. A blank Carroll diagram for children to make up their own categories to sort the shapes into (if you want to differentiate you could give them the categories). For best outcome blow up to A3. I also added an information sheet about the Euro 16 :) Enjoy! PLEASE NOTE: This is only one resource. I also sell a pack of 6 UEFA resources (this one included) for £3.99 - search for 'UEFA EURO 2016 France Activities' by JennyGodfrey. THANK YOU.
JennyHelmer
Getting to know you and your class bingo

Getting to know you and your class bingo

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.
JennyHelmer