# Sparkly Gems

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#### Personal Pronouns

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This exercise for KS1/K-2 can be used to practise the use of personal pronouns in a meaningful way. After reading the sentence, the pupils choose a personal pronoun from the word bank and fill in the gap. They will also draw a picture about the sentence. Most sentences are about themselves and the people they know. This will help them to make connections and get a better understanding of when to use which personal pronoun in their daily lives. The authentic nature of this exercise, gave my students ownership and kept them engaged the entire lesson. Personal pronouns used in this exercise are: I, he, she, it, we, they

#### Addition to 20 - Counting on

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This resource will help your students to practice the counting on strategy when solving addition problems to 20. It contains 6 pages for the students plus one “How to use this resource” page. The three variations (each 2 pages) allow your students to increasingly work out these problems on their own by drawing the dots by themselves in the end.

#### Greater than, Less than - Measurement activity in centimetres

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This resource can be used for K-2 to review measurement (in cm) as well as to practise comparison. On the first page students will have the opportunity to measure objects in real life and record their measurements. After which they will compare the numbers and record their comparison with a greater than, less than or equal sign. On the second and third page students compare the given measurements and add the greater than, less than or equal sign to show their understanding of place value.

#### Greater Than, Less Than - Game

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Rocket Race is a fun and engaging game for students to practice the concept of Greater than, Less than. The game is suitable for K-3 and contains suggestions on how to adjust it to the needs of your students (single-digit, double-digit, multiplication). This resource includes: Instructions Game variations suggestions Game board (color) Game board (black and white)

#### Greater Than, Less Than - Comparing Weight

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These 12 worksheets are ideal for practising Greater than Less than. The balancing scales will help your pupils to make sense of the concept and to make connections to the real world. The worksheets are built up in three number ranges and are ideal for differentiation: Numbers to 20 (4 pages) Numbers to 50 (4 pages) Numbers to 100 (4 pages)

#### Sink and Float - Experiments

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The hands-on experiments in this resource, allow students to observe which objects sink or float in water. In a playful way they will become familiar with making predictions, observations, identifying, sorting, reasoning, gathering data, comparing and evaluating. This resource includes: A clear explanation (with examples) of how to use this resource Two posters for your classroom to help visualize the concepts of sinking and floating. Various recording sheets to record the experiments (differentiated): Sink or Float? (Cut and paste pictures to record the result after testing) Test &amp; Sort (Testing, identifying and recording results) Make a Prediction (Creating a visual record of their prediction, and observation. Evaluate prediction in comparison to result with a smiley to enhance future predictions) Predict &amp; Test (Data handling: create a more abstract record of prediction and observation) Step by step instruction of how to conduct the following experiments (incl. photos + explanation of why it works this way): Experiment: Do eggs sink or float? Experiment: Does an orange sink or float?

#### Roll a Story - Creative Writing Activity

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This fun activity will inspire your students to write their own stories. Your students will enjoy rolling the die and finding out which character, setting and problem their story will contain. This product includes the following themes in colour as well as black and white: Fairy tales Fantasy Neighbourhood Animals Additionally, this resource includes a blank template which allows your students to give their own input. You could fill it in with the whole class, a small group or alternatively your students could create one for each other.

#### Number Bond Bump to 10 - Game

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This Math game is a fun and exciting way for K-2/key stage 1 pupils to practise and revise their number bonds to 10. My pupils love to play this game and keep asking if they can play it again! The game can be played by 2 players. The instructions of the game are included in this resource.

#### Greater Than, Less Than - Make It True

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These 12 worksheets are great for practising comparing number sentences. Your pupils will add the numbers on one side of the balancing scale and compare it with the number on the other side. They will use a greater-than, less-than, or equal-symbol to show the comparison. The worksheets are built up in three number ranges and are ideal for differentiation: • Numbers to 20 (4 pages) • Numbers to 50 (4 pages) • Numbers to 100 (4 pages)

#### Greater Than, Less Than - Comparing Money Activity (UK coins)

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This resource can be used to review addition with money (UK coins) and practice comparison using place value. Students will compare by adding the coins on each side to find the totals. Students show their understanding of place value by adding the greater than, less than or equal to sign.

#### Create Greater Than Less Than Alligators

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With this template, your pupils can create their own Greater than Less than alligators. Once finished, they can have fun comparing different amounts of objects or numbers using their self-made alligators.

#### Greater Than Less Than – Comparing Number Sentences

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These 6 worksheets are ideal for practising Greater than Less than as well as addition and subtraction. Your pupils will solve both number sentences and show the comparison by using a greater-than, less-than, or equal symbol. The worksheets are built up in complexity and are ideal for differentiation: • Numbers to 20 (2 pages) • Numbers to 50 (2 pages) • Numbers to 100 (2 pages) Also included in this resource: Answer sheets

#### Piggy Bank Race - Money Game (Euros)

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This game will help your students practice their addition skills up to 100 while learning about the concept of money in a fun and engaging way. This resource contains: Game instructions Piggy Bank Race game board - black and white version Piggy Bank Race game board - coloured version

#### Piggy Bank Race - Money Game (US Coins)

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This game will help your students practice their addition skills up to 100 while learning about the concept of money in a fun and engaging way. This resource contains the following: Game instructions Piggy Bank Race game board - black and white version Piggy Bank Race game board - colored version

#### Piggy Bank Race - Game (UK Money * British Coins)

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This game will help your students practice their addition skills up to 100 while learning about the concept of money in a fun and engaging way. This resource contains: Game instructions Piggy Bank Race game board - black and white version Piggy Bank Race game board - coloured version

#### Number Bond Bump to 20 - Game

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This Math game is a fun and exciting way for K-2/key stage 1 pupils, to practise and revise their number bonds to 20. My pupils love playing this game and keep asking if they can play the game again! The game can be played by 2 - 3 players. The instructions are included in this resource.

#### Add 3 numbers using the number bonds to 10

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This worksheet can be used for K-2/Key stage 1 to practise and revise the number bonds to 10. The pupils are asked to add three numbers of which two numbers make 10 (e.g. 4+7+6= ). By circling the number bond, the pupils will easily be able to identify and add the remaining number to 10 ( e.g. continuing the example above: 4+6=10, so 10+7=17). The example of Ann buying cupcakes at the cupcake shop, helps pupils to make connections to real life situations and makes these problems more visual.

#### Greater Than, Less Than - Measurement Activity in Inches

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This resource can be used for K-2 to review measurement (in inches) as well as to practise comparison. On the first page pupils will have the opportunity to measure objects in real life and record their measurements. After which they will compare the numbers and record their comparison with a greater than, less than or equal sign. On the second and third page pupils compare the given measurements and add the greater than, less than or equal sign to show their understanding of place value.

#### Word Problems - Addition with carrying over/ Regrouping

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These problem solving exercises can be used for K-2/key stage 1, to practise and revise 2-digit addition skills, which includes carrying over. The last exercise on the second and fourth page are marked with a blue border; these are extension exercises for fast finishers and strong Math pupils.

#### Number Talks: Missing Number - Number Bonds

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These PowerPoint slides can be used to start your Maths lessons off with Number Talks to practise mental Maths skills and develop strategies to find the missing number in a number bond. Number Talks are a great way to engage all of your pupils, to help them develop fluency, to strengthen their mental Maths skills and to enhance their problem-solving and reasoning skills. This resource contains 12 Number Talk slides and one “How to Use This Resource” -slide.