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I am Jim Ruddy and I have taught for over 20 years, mainly in Y6. My resources are a result of my knowledge and experience over these 2 decades and have been tried and tested and tweaked. I know they work. I hope you enjoy them!

I am Jim Ruddy and I have taught for over 20 years, mainly in Y6. My resources are a result of my knowledge and experience over these 2 decades and have been tried and tested and tweaked. I know they work. I hope you enjoy them!
KS2 ARITHMETIC PACK 2: SUBTRACTION - Dozens of practice questions fro SATs Paper 1.

KS2 ARITHMETIC PACK 2: SUBTRACTION - Dozens of practice questions fro SATs Paper 1.

KS2 ARITHMETIC PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF SUBTRACTION PROBLEMS 2.1 Simple subtraction: whole numbers with and without exchange (borrowing). 2.2 Subtracting decimals: line up the decimal and use the columns provided. 2.3 Missing number subtraction problems: use the inverse law to find the missing numbers. 2.4 Mixed Subtraction Problems: a mixture of all of the above to really see who knows their stuff. Dozens of questions tailored towards the different types of subtraction problems children will encounter in the KS2 SATs arithmetic paper. All answers provided too. They say practice makes perfect. If that’s the case then this will give your class all the practice they need to become perfect. Set out in the same style as the KS2 SATs arithmetic paper.
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KS2 ARITHMETIC MATHS PACK 5: Multiplying Fractions - Dozens of SATs style maths questions

KS2 ARITHMETIC MATHS PACK 5: Multiplying Fractions - Dozens of SATs style maths questions

KS2 ARITHMETIC PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF MULTIPLYING FRACTIONS 5.1 fraction x fraction 5.2 fraction x whole number 5.3 fraction x mixed number 5.4 mixed number x mixed number 5.5 random questions including all sub-topics from 5.1 to 5.4 to really see who knows their stuff Dozens and dozens of questions tailored towards the different types of multiplying fraction problems that the children will encounter in the KS2 SATs arithmetic paper. All answers provided too. They say practice makes perfect. If that’s the case then this will give your class all the practice they need to become perfect. Set out in the same style as the KS2 SATs arithmetic paper.
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CLASS ASSEMBLY: HOW THE SEA BECAME SALTY (links well to the topic of myths)

CLASS ASSEMBLY: HOW THE SEA BECAME SALTY (links well to the topic of myths)

Lal Miah is down on his luck but his kind nature brings him fortune in the form of a magic grinder which changes his life. Meanwhile, his evil brother Oobi is terribly jealous and sets about to steal the grinder. And somehow this story of two brothers unfolds to cleverly explain how the sea became salty. A very witty and clever old Indian myth has been retold with humour, music and sound effects. Ready to just print and use. It is suitable for the topic of myths however this story can be used as a one-off assembly as it stands on its own as a funny and clever story. Visit www.savingteachertime.co.uk
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KS2 ARITHMETIC PACK 1: ADDITION £2.50

KS2 ARITHMETIC PACK 1: ADDITION £2.50

KS2 ARITHMETIC PRACTICE QUESTIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF ADDITION 1.1 Simple addition: whole numbers with and without carrying 1.2 Adding decimals: line up the decimal and use the columns provided 1.3 Missing number problems: use the inverse law to find the missing numbers 1.4 Mixed Addition Problems: a mixture of all of the above to really see who knows their stuff Dozens of questions tailored towards the different types of addition problems children will encounter in the KS2 SATs arithmetic paper. All answers provided too. They say practice makes perfect. If that’s the case then this will give your class all the practice they need to become perfect. Set out in the same style as the KS2 SATs arithmetic paper. www.savingteachertime.co.uk
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WRITING PACK: GIVES 4 AMAZING TIPS TO BECOME A GREAT WRITER

WRITING PACK: GIVES 4 AMAZING TIPS TO BECOME A GREAT WRITER

A writing resource that will give your children 4 amazing tips to write a great story inspired by a very strange picture prompt. But more importantly: the 4 tips can be applied to all other stories they will write in the future too. It includes: a Powerpoint presentation that guides the class through the entire writing process step by step. an amazing picture prompt. a fantastic, engaging story to inspire them and show how the 4 tips can be used to write a great story. planning templates and a word file full with all the copies that you need. 3 days worth of inspiring work that leads the class through the planning and writing process.
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CLASS ASSEMBLY FRIENDSHIP KS2 - THE RAINBOW PEOPLE (Celebrate differences and live in harmony)

CLASS ASSEMBLY FRIENDSHIP KS2 - THE RAINBOW PEOPLE (Celebrate differences and live in harmony)

A beautiful assembly about celebrating our differences and not letting them be barriers that build walls between us. I have made the popular story of The Rainbow People into a class assembly which is ready to print and use. I have used this for many years and it has often brought the audience to tears. A truly lovely story. Full script with more than enough parts for the whole class. Recommended music to use at various places. Just print it and give it out to learn.
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WRITING PACK 2: How to write amazing stories.

WRITING PACK 2: How to write amazing stories.

High quality writing resource. 3 model stories all following the same structure. Children plan and write their own story within the structure they have studied. Engaging and simple to follow. Power point presentation guides you through the whole analysing, planning and writing process. SPAG revision Bonus slides focus on: using colons to intro a list, and using a dash to emphasise the end of a sentence.
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CREATIVE WRITING PROMPT + EXAMPLE MODEL TEXT + HORROR STORY

CREATIVE WRITING PROMPT + EXAMPLE MODEL TEXT + HORROR STORY

A GREAT HORROR STORY This amazing resource will engage your children straight away as they all love a bit of horror! - Engaging picture prompt. -AN EXAMPLE STORY AND PLAN OF HOW TO CAPTURE THE INTEREST OF YOUR READER. -Planning sheet included. The story is guaranteed to make the children go "Uuuuurgh!!!!!" It always causes a reaction when they realise what the 'souvenir' of that terrible night actually is.
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STORY WITH A TWIST AT THE END - Rollercoaster Story - WAGOLL included

STORY WITH A TWIST AT THE END - Rollercoaster Story - WAGOLL included

- 5 picture prompts that help to tell a story. Pictures support writing. -Introduce the idea of a twist ending. -Takes the pressure away from planning as the children just write about what they see. - Ideal for reluctant writers who need a gentle push in the right direction. -Ideal for more able writers too who can focus on vocabulary and description. WAGOLL INCLUDED: A MODEL TEXT TO SHOW CHILDREN WHAT CAN BE DONE
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WRITING PROMPT + MODELLED EXAMPLE  Just print and use

WRITING PROMPT + MODELLED EXAMPLE Just print and use

You need to show the children good examples of writing to make them improve. I believe it is the quickest way to create better writers in your class. Model it. Every day. That's why I always do some of the writing tasks I set my classes myself and shared my writing too. It works! Have a quick talk about how writers engage the reader. See what they know. Give out the prompt sheet and just let the children write. You will be amazed at what some of them will come up with. After a set time period (30-45 mins) just share some examples. Find some good examples of how they engaged the reader, even if it's only one sentence or line. You have to start somewhere. Make a list of things we can do to engage the reader. Then share the example about Annie. For this piece I used to give them the tip about starting and ending their writing with the same phrase. This can be really powerful. I would always just share one tip or focus per piece. Add it to the list. I guarantee the next time you do some writing, some of the children will start and end their piece with the same phrase. Especially if you keep referring back to it. As the year goes on, you have more and more tips to focus on. They will use them in their own work. I have loads of these short bits of writing and each one has a different focus or sometimes I repeat the same focus again. The more they hear, the better they get. Model writing. Constantly. If you want more examples then just leave a review and I will add some more model stories and prompts. They make great homework tasks too. Enjoy.
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Writing Prompt - Carry on the story. Just print and use.

Writing Prompt - Carry on the story. Just print and use.

The prompt gives them the first line. The children continue the story. Brainstorm the given line: Where could the character be? A mountain, plane, trapeze etc etc. Share work after writing and focus on how well they have engaged the reader. Make a list of tips for engaging the reader. Show them the example model text and add to the list. Find enclosed a file which includes the comments about what you can highlight to the children from the model text.
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KS2 WRITING - VERY SHORT STORIES WITH A TWIST

KS2 WRITING - VERY SHORT STORIES WITH A TWIST

An instant writing lesson or homework task. Just photocopy and use. Contains all you need. I have always found that children really struggle with plot development in their stories which holds them back. Twist paragraphs are a great way to get them focused on plot and engaging their reader. You will find an example of a short twist story to share with the children. This is followed by 3 prompts which lend themselves to twist endings to guide the children to success. The lesson explanation is packed with ideas for possible twists linked to the children's activity so you don't even have to think. HOPE YOU ENJOY. I TRY TO KEEP IT SIMPLE. FEEDBACK IS WELCOMED.
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Story writing with a difference: Suddenly it went dark

Story writing with a difference: Suddenly it went dark

For teachers who need great stories written and prepared to engage their children in the writing process. 3 engaging modelled writing example stories. 1 Powerpoint to guide students through the whole writing process. A word file that includes planning and teaching advice and all the stories and planning sheets. Allows children to write creatively but within a structure similar to the example stories. Makes it possible for all children to write engaging stories. TRIED AND TESTED. IT WORKS. Janet C. wrote: ‘Tried it. Children very engaged and wrote in silence sharing amazing work with eachother…couldn’t get them out to break. Thanks! Really got them going.’
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HOW TO WRITE AMAZING SENTENCES

HOW TO WRITE AMAZING SENTENCES

A Powerpoint presentation showing how to write great sentences. A word file is included to print out and stick in the back of the children’s books. Personification, metaphor, simile, connectives etc etc.
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