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
Pictograms

Pictograms

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.
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
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
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
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
Valentine's Day Comprehension based on brief text message exchanges

Valentine's Day Comprehension based on brief text message exchanges

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.
JennyHelmer
Chinese New Year Differentiated Comprehension - Gung Hay Fat Choy Comprehension

Chinese New Year Differentiated Comprehension - Gung Hay Fat Choy Comprehension

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
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
Differentiated Christmas Comprehension for Song 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard

Differentiated Christmas Comprehension for Song 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day' by Wizzard

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.
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
Halloween Maths Resources

Halloween Maths Resources

BAR CHARTS These differentiated maths sheets are about on bar charts: Children read the table of how many treats children got from trick or treating 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 trick or treating 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 Halloweend. 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 Halloween 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.
JennyHelmer
2D Shapes - One Week Planning, Notebook File and Resources

2D Shapes - One Week Planning, Notebook File and Resources

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.
JennyHelmer
Harvest Maths - Adding several numbers

Harvest Maths - 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. 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.
JennyHelmer
Back to School Activity - (Summer) Holiday Selfies/Snapshots

Back to School Activity - (Summer) Holiday Selfies/Snapshots

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.
JennyHelmer
Harvest Maths Bar Charts - Favourite Fruit

Harvest Maths Bar Charts - Favourite Fruit

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.
JennyHelmer
Finding All Possibilities - Problem Solving Activities - Using and Applying

Finding All Possibilities - Problem Solving Activities - Using and Applying

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?
JennyHelmer
Harvest Activities

Harvest Activities

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.
JennyHelmer
UEFA EURO 2016 France - Maths activities: Bar charts and Problem solving (Finding all possibilities)

UEFA EURO 2016 France - Maths activities: Bar charts and Problem solving (Finding all possibilities)

1. 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. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. Or maybe just to get the kids hooked on the UEFA... 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