This activity is aimed at a Year 5 class, who are studying adding and subtracting fractions. It is differentiated for the HA, MA and LA children. All worksheets are aimed at the mastery approach, with fluency and reasoning questions. I have used these with a Year 5 class.
Answers are included. An example learning objective for the lesson would be: I can add and subtract fractions.
I prepared this document whilst job hunting for my NQT position in a primary school. The document covers 21 different interview questions and their respective answers.
This might be especially useful of NQTs, as you might be looking for an idea of the type of questions to expect and the types of answers they are looking for. This document should not be used as a script as you will need to also use your own examples from your experience in schools. The document is aimed at giving you a starting point for your own ideas and schools change their questions all the time, so it can’t be guaranteed that all questions are on this list, but the main themes may remain the same.
The document is aimed at primary school teaching interviews in the UK, so if you’re in secondary or looking at international schools, I’m not sure how useful it’ll be. This resource is also from before Covid, so please bare in mind there may be questions about how the pandemic has affected education.
Free sample available here:
A couple of diary entries that could be used to identify features of diary entries or as a what a good one looks like. They are written from Michael’s point of view from the book Kensuke’s Kingdom. You could also use the diaries as part of an ‘around the world’ topic.
There are 2 diary entries: the first was written as a whole class writing activity; the second was written as a good example that the children could then use to highlight good aspects and things to improve on.
I’ve used these with a Year 4 and 5 class. I have also uploaded a editable version so that you can adapt/change if you wish to do so.
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Children would act as detectives to find and highlight the examples of parenthesis in the short story. I typically used this with Year 5, but could also be used within Year 6 as a SATs revision activity.
I use this as part of a spag lesson. Children would act as detectives to find and highlight the examples of parenthesis at the start of the lesson. Then I would explain what parenthesis is and ask for examples from the story. The children would then have another look and highlight any new examples in a different colour. The text could also be used as a morning task, starter or revision activity. I also use BBC Supermovers in conjunction with this activity.
I have uploaded a word document and pdf so you can easily edit and adapt if the text if you wish to. Powerpoint also included.
Blank storyboard for you to use with anything you wish! Save the time making one and use this one!
Both word documents and pdfs available. The pdf will easily print onto A3 to give children more writing space.
I used this to make a TV advert - something the children really enjoyed.
Differentiated Equivalent Fractions Homework activity - aimed and used with a mixed ability year 5 class.
The sheet covers; writing equivalent fractions using a diagram, identifying the odd one out, filling in the missing numbers,and solving worded problems. It moves through fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions. I designed this for use with one of my Year 5 classes, but could also be used in Year 6.
This activity could also be used as part of a lesson. Word document available if you wish to edit the sheet.
This certificate awards a child with that all important pen licence!
There are 2 versions of the certificate, one that you can edit on the computer and type in the child’s name, and another with a blank line so you can print it one and complete by hand. I have included a pdf version of the printable one (to allow for easy printing) and the original publisher files to allow for easy editing.
You could also edit the certificates in publisher to change the colours or include your school logo.
This two-way differentiated activity is aimed at Year 4 or 5. Children will add speech marks and punctuation to the sentences when the reporting phrase is at the beginning, in the middle of and at the end of the sentence.
The activity is themed around the story of Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo and I have used this several times as part of a spag lesson. As an extension task, the children are invited to use their own knowledge of Beowulf to write their own speech.
This could be used as part of a newspaper article or creative writing unit.
This is a Multiplying Fractions (by a whole number) activity, aimed at Upper Key Stage 2 children. The activity is differentiated for HA, MA and LA children. Children will be adding and subtracting fractions (as a recap), before moving onto multiplying fractions by whole numbers (and converting the answer to a mixed number). Children will then move onto similar activities involving, comparing, ordering and converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers (and vice versa). HA children will be completing missing number questions.
Children will need to understand how to find the common denominator, compare fractions, order fractions and convert from improper fractions to mixed numbers (and vice versa), in order to complete this worksheet. This activity does not cover multiplying fractions by fractions, only multiplying a fraction by a whole number.
I can multiply fractions by a whole number.
A simple starter where children are finding and identifying the types of adverbs. The paragraph is based around the story of Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. I have used this as a starter activity, revision and as part of a main lesson in Year 4, 5 and 6.
This resource is aimed at KS2 studying the formal method of multiplication.
Children will be multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. There are no fluency activities in this worksheet as this activity is solely based on reasoning and problem solving questions.
The activity is differentiated 3 ways and consists of reasoning and problem solving questions, for example missing numbers, odd one out and then worded problem (including multi-step problems).
This is a full lesson on investigating area for use within KS2. Perimeter is also recapped at the start of the lesson.
To investigate the area, children are given various shapes (pieces of paper) of varying sizes and they are challenged to work out the area with the only knowledge that area is the inside of the shape. An example on the sheet shows that the 10 (length) multiplied by 5 (width) will give an area of 50cm2, but it is up to the children to work out the correct formula.
Each of the shapes have been measured and drawn onto an A4 piece of paper (also included). The shapes are differentiated and fall in line with the times tables. Some children are told which shapes to measure where as some children are given free choice.
I taught this with a mixed y4/5 class and therefore the worksheets cover both y4 and y5. You could use this activity across KS2.
This is the free sample of the resource available here:
This sample document covers 4 questions that may be asked during a UK primary teaching interview. If you’d like the full version, please click the link above.
I prepared this document when I was job hunting for primary NQT positions. I found it to be very useful as I began to build up a bank of questions and answers. I learned that all the questions can interlink with each other, and that all questions require an example from your experience, as well as always linking back to pupil progress.
I hope you find the sample useful.
This resource is aimed at a Year 3 class studying Grid Multiplication. Children are completing fluency and reasoning questions before moving onto worded problems. The worksheets are differentiated 3 ways for HA, MA and LA children.
This resource is intended to follow on from one of my other resources covering 3x and 4x. (link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/grid-multiplication-mastery-questions-3x-and-4x-12046956)
The Learning Objectives covered by this resource are:
I can use the grid method to multiply by 3 and 4.
I can use the grid method to multiply by 3, 4 and 8.
Children act as detectives to find the adverbs in the short story. It is aimed at Year 4 and contains the different type of adverbs - perfect for a spag lesson or starter!
I used this as part of a spag lesson. Children act as detectives would find and highlight the adverbs at the start of the lesson. Then I would explain what adverbs are and examples from the paragraph. The children would then have another look and highlight any new words in a different colour. The text could also be used as a morning task, starter or revision activity.
I have uploaded a word document and pdf so you can easily edit and adapt if the text if you wish to. I have similiar activities on other areas of spag - please see my shop.
These are a collection of Grid Multiplication Questions and Worksheets. I have used these resources with a Year 3 class.
3x and 4x Mastery Questions
3x , 4x and 8x Mastery Questions
3x and 4x worksheets (ideal for homework/fluency practice)
3x, 4x and 8x worksheets and worded problems.
The ‘Mastery’ worksheets follow the fluency, reasoning and problem solving approach. This bundle is a great bargain - saving you over half of the cost of buying them individually.
This activity is aimed at a Year 5 class covering the conversion of improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. The worksheets are differentiated for HA, MA and LA pupils. Children will be completing missing numbers questions and using the symbols <, > or = to compare improper fractions and/or mixed numbers to each other.
A possible learning objective could be:
I can convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers.
These are a differentiated set of Grid Multiplication worksheets. They are aimed at Year 3 class. This could be used as a simple starter, lesson activity or revision task. I used this as during the first lesson of teaching the grid method, so that the children to develop fluency with 3x and 4x.
I can use the grid method to multiply by 3 and 4.
This is a Comparing Fractions activity, aimed at Upper Key Stage 2 children. The activity is differentiated for HA, MA and LA children. Children will use bar modelling to compare fractions, before moving onto using < , > or =. Children will then move onto reasoning questions and missing number problems. I found it beneficial for the LA children to complete a more visual style activity (e.g. one using circles to show the comparisons before moving onto this task).
Children will need to understand how to find the common denominator in order to complete this activity. In addition, HA children will need to be able to order fractions.
I can compare fractions.
This resource is a homework sheet based around Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers. It has been differentiated 3 ways and is aimed roughly at a Year 5 or 6 class. I have used this resource with Year 5. Answers are included for each sheet.
The homework covers:
Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers
Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions
Completing missing number questions
Using < , > or = to compare fractions and mixed numbers
Solving worded problems
This resource could also be used as part of a lesson.