Hero image

MikeRichards' Shop

Average Rating4.41
(based on 152 reviews)

I am an ex-primary head teacher and English, Maths and History specialist. I've mostly worked in KS2, often in Year 6. Although for the last two years, I've been working in Year 1, which has been delightful! All the resources have been used successfully with children in a range of schools all over the country. I am constantly reviewing and updating my resources. Please follow me to ensure that you have the most up to date versions of the resources you buy.

448Uploads

231k+Views

233k+Downloads

I am an ex-primary head teacher and English, Maths and History specialist. I've mostly worked in KS2, often in Year 6. Although for the last two years, I've been working in Year 1, which has been delightful! All the resources have been used successfully with children in a range of schools all over the country. I am constantly reviewing and updating my resources. Please follow me to ensure that you have the most up to date versions of the resources you buy.
How different was Anglo Saxon Britain from Roman Britain - a comparison of two peoples.
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

How different was Anglo Saxon Britain from Roman Britain - a comparison of two peoples.

(3)
Who’s who? Do you know your Romano Britons from your Anglo Saxon? LO: To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections and draw contrasts (KS2) LO: To apply the above to the study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066 (KS3) A complete activity to help children understand the similarities and differences between the Anglo Saxon and Romano British societies in Britain during the first millennium. The activity consists of: Teaching Input: 1. A PowerPoint identifying the key similarities and differences between the Romano Britons and Anglo Saxons including information about their: - Origins - settlements - everyday lives - lives of women and children - laws and punishments - beliefs - stories and legends - legacy. This can either be run as an introduction, or shared with children in groups or pairs. Independent Task: 2. A sorting activity consisting of a series of statements which apply to Romano Britons, Anglo Saxons, both, or neither. (This includes a fact sheet for teacher use, providing the correct answers and a series of websites which provide additional source information) 3. A set of different templates to allow you to choose how this information is then represented. Challenge / Extension / AG&T Using websites listed, children could try to find additional information about both peoples. Plenary Mark with the children, getting them to identify which description applies to which people. Pose and discuss the statement The Anglo Saxons period is often called the Dark Ages because it is said that they destroyed Roman civilisation. In what ways were the Anglo Saxons more civilised than the Romans?
Jacqueline Wilson - Cliff Hanger - 5 weeks' Guided reading
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Jacqueline Wilson - Cliff Hanger - 5 weeks' Guided reading

(0)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs: To be able to emphasize with the central character of a novel. To be able to emphasize with two different family members. To recognise the turning point of a story. To relate to the feelings the main character in a book when his luck changes.
Terry Deary - the Rotten Romans - 4 weeks guided reading programme
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Terry Deary - the Rotten Romans - 4 weeks guided reading programme

(0)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs: To understand how non fiction books differ from fiction books, to be able to scan non fiction books for information. To understand the way that non fiction books follow certain conventions.
Who’s who?  Do you know your Anglo Saxon from your Viking?
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Who’s who? Do you know your Anglo Saxon from your Viking?

(2)
LO: To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections and draw contrasts (KS2) LO: To apply the above to the study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066 (KS3) A complete activity to help children understand the similarities and differences between the Anglo Saxon and Viking invaders and settlers in Britain between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Norman conquest of 1066. The activity consists of: Teaching Input: 1. A powerpoint identifying the key similarities and differences between the Anglo Saxons and Vikings including information about their: - Origins - settlements - everyday lives - lives of women and children - laws and punishments - beliefs - stories and legends - legacy. This can either be run as an introduction, or shared with children in groups or pairs. Independent Task: 2. A sorting activity consisting of a series of statements which apply to Vikings, Anglo Saxons, both, or neither. (This includes a fact sheet for teacher use, providing the correct answers and a series of websites which provide additional source information) 3. A set of different templates to allow you to choose how this information is then represented. Challenge / Extension / AG&T Using websites listed, children could try to find additional information about both peoples. Plenary Mark with the children, getting them to identify which description applies to which people. Pose and discuss the statement The Anglo Saxons and Vikings had more in common than they were different.
Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster - complete half term guided reading
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster - complete half term guided reading

(0)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs To reflect on the story start of a new novel. To look at the way that the author use language to create a sense of tension. To look at the way that the author uses language to develop characters To understand how an author builds suspense by slowly revealing a plan. To draw conclusions based on a completed text.
Michael Morpurgo - Why the Whales Came -  6 sessions Guided Reading/Whole class activities
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Michael Morpurgo - Why the Whales Came - 6 sessions Guided Reading/Whole class activities

(1)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs To evaluate the opening of a story. To understand how an author develops the relationship between his main characters To understand how an author reflects on larger events beyond the story through the eyes of his characters To draw comparisons between the behaviour of two main characters in a story To make predictions based on what you know of the characters in the story. To reflect on a completed text.
Roald Dahl The Witches complete half term's Guided Reading
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Roald Dahl The Witches complete half term's Guided Reading

(0)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests. LOs: To make deductions and predictions based on the first chapter of a novel. To be able explain how layout contributes to the information being provided in a text. To be able to understand how dialogue can be used to describe something or someone To understand how an author can reveal his personal opinions and experiences through the way he portrays his characters. To consider how the author can make us understand that Witches are not like real people.
Jill Murphy - The Worst Witch - a full half term's guided reading
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Jill Murphy - The Worst Witch - a full half term's guided reading

(0)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs: To be able to compare your own experience with those of a character in a book. To understand how setting and characters are developed. To understand how dilemmas are introduced into short novels. To understand how heroes triumph against the odds.
Year 1 Term 1-2 Week 1 Day 5 Odd and even numbers
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Year 1 Term 1-2 Week 1 Day 5 Odd and even numbers

(0)
A differentiated starter, introduction for both ActivInspire and Smartboard, and 3 way differentiated activity and AFL / Next Steps plenary class activity. Also included is a youtube video and resources for distance learning. Learning Objectives:: LO: To count on in 1s or 10s. (starter), LO: To recognise odd and even numbers. (main) This lesson consists of: A starter where the children count on in 1s or 10s from any given number on a hundred square. An Interactive Whiteboard introduction for both Notebook and ActivInspire flipchart teaching how to recognise odd and even numbers using ten arrays. A youtube video link for distance learning introducing the starter, main part of the lesson and the AFL / Next Steps plenary. A 3-way differentiated set of independent tasks where children recognise odd and even numbers. A Next steps / AFL Challenge plenary where children apply their knowledge of odd and even numbers, in order to negotiate a maze.
SATs style comprehension - the Romans
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

SATs style comprehension - the Romans

(0)
Key Stage 2 comprehensions. Text includes a range of non fiction, fictionalised, historical texts and short poetry. Questions include whole range of SAT style questions such as: inference and deduction, prediction and factual recall. Ideal for Guided groups, homework or whole class activities.
UKS2 (Year 5 and Year 6) solving multi-step Word problems requiring use of all four operations.
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

UKS2 (Year 5 and Year 6) solving multi-step Word problems requiring use of all four operations.

(0)
Learning Objectives Starter: - To order multistep calculations. - To identify four operations. Main Lesson: - To solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these (Year 5) - To solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (Year 6) - To use the 4 operations, including formal written methods, applied to integers and decimals, (KS3) This lesson consists of: A Starter consisting of a series of progressively harder, multi-step calculations and revision of properties of numbers. A connect activity challenging children to identify which range of operations they require to solve a differentiated Word problem. An Interactive Whiteboard teaching introduction for both Notebook and ActivInspire flipchart, to teach children how to lay out multi operation Word problems and how to allowing you to group children according to ability. A 4-way differentiated series of tasks requiring children to solve multi-step word problems relating to measures, time and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. A challenge activity where children have to apply this knowledge and draw conclusion in order to answer two Mastery style questions. Answer sheet provided to support marking. A final AFL / Next Steps task, asking children to apply their knowledge to a multistep SATs question, requiring the use of brackets to organise their calculation.
Phonics Phase 5 Weeks 19 - 24 - school and distance learning pack
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Phonics Phase 5 Weeks 19 - 24 - school and distance learning pack

6 Resources
A complete half term’s resources (Y1 Spring 2 or Summer) allowing you to deliver the phonics lessons to children in school or at home in the event of self-isolation or a class, school or local closure. The bundle consists of: • a youtube version of every class-based lesson for use when your pupils are self-isolating and learning at home. planning, • resources, • interactive whiteboard lessons both for Promethean (Activinspire) and Smartboard Whiteboards. • a PowerPoint starter, and • all additional resources required to deliver the same lessons yourself. If your class enjoyed these activities, visit: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/MikeRichards
Islam - four comprehensions
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Islam - four comprehensions

(0)
A four comprehension pack designed to support work on Islam. Each comprehension consists of a closed procedure summarising the text, glossary work on words in text and comprehension questions tied to each text. Comprehensions cover: What is Islam? The Qur’an, Mosques and Prayer The Spread of Islam The HAJJ
Dick King Smith - All about Jackson - 3 weeks Guided reading
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Dick King Smith - All about Jackson - 3 weeks Guided reading

(0)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs To talk about the different ways that a book can communicate information To understand more challenging vocabulary To be able to explain the differences in settings
Roald Dahl - The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me - four weeks' Guided Reading
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Roald Dahl - The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me - four weeks' Guided Reading

(0)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs To use recall and retrieval to answer factual questions about the Giraffe, Pelly and Me To use inference and deduction to understand how characters act and feel. To use recall and retrieval to follow the plot of a story. To see how an accomplished author brings a story to a close.
The Victorians - Workhouses and the Poor Law - historical debate and investigation
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

The Victorians - Workhouses and the Poor Law - historical debate and investigation

(0)
Drawing on the new History Curriculum and focussing on Aims: Strands 4 and 5 this resource includes: A collection of eleven quotes from contemporary sources, An explanation of five activities that can be carried out using these resources Planning Templates to support arguments and a chart to help summarise arguments about Workhouses Learning Objectives • To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, • To make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses • To understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed. Learning Outcomes: Pupils will be able to: • recognise and discern between arguments made for and against the role of Workhouses. • draw on primary resources to produce a reasoned debate on the pros and cons of Workhouse. • produce their own persuasive argument in favour (or against) the abolition of Workhouses. • produce a balanced argument on the advantages and disadvantages of Workhouses. • Produce their own written narrative of life in a Workhouse
Jacqueline Wilson - Double Act - complete half term's guided reading.
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Jacqueline Wilson - Double Act - complete half term's guided reading.

(0)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs To understand how an author introduces principle characters To understand how change affects people in different ways. To understand relationships in a new family unit To try to emphasize with how change affects individuals To understand how different children react in different situations. To reflect on a whole story
Roald Dahl the Witches sample Guided Reading
MikeRichardsMikeRichards

Roald Dahl the Witches sample Guided Reading

(0)
A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs: To make deductions and predictions based on the first chapter of a novel. To be able explain how layout contributes to the information being provided in a text.