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I am currently a year 6 teacher in Devon so I create a great many resources throughout the year - particularly when it comes to that dreaded SAT time of year. Hope you will find many helpful resources here to save you time during the hectic 2 term year that is Year 6!

I am currently a year 6 teacher in Devon so I create a great many resources throughout the year - particularly when it comes to that dreaded SAT time of year. Hope you will find many helpful resources here to save you time during the hectic 2 term year that is Year 6!
Year 5/6 A Christmas Carol Reading Comprehension - The Ghost of Christmas Past.
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Year 5/6 A Christmas Carol Reading Comprehension - The Ghost of Christmas Past.

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A two-page first-person narrative written by the Ghost of Christmas Past that describes his visit to Scrooge. A good example of a well-known story being written by another character’s point of view with shifts in formality (good for modeling and discussion). Exercise can be done as whole-class guided reading, group guided reading or individually. Story comes with a 15 question comprehension consisting of: true/false fact/opinion inference retrieval Some elements of GPS All answers are included at the end of the document for ease of marking.
The Christmas Tree - Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension
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The Christmas Tree - Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension

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The Christmas views of a rather grumpy Christmas tree who is dragged indoors every December. Written in the first person, the story/narrative is accompanied by a comprehension quiz (15 questions) requiring pupils to infer, recall, retrieve, state true or false, state fact or opinion, consider word meaning/comprehension and look for synonyms. Questions are styled to be a good practice ahead of the SAT reading paper. All answers are included for ease of marking.
Year 6 arithmetic: Four Operations Assessment Task
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Year 6 arithmetic: Four Operations Assessment Task

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Useful assessment task that can be used in conjunction with the published elicitation task to show progress. Includes simple addition, subtraction, short division and multiplication, decimals, basic algebra and fraction to decimal conversion. Answers are included for ease of marking.
Percentages Year 6 Scrooge/A Christmas CarolMaths (arith/reasoning) Differentiated Themed Worksheets
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Percentages Year 6 Scrooge/A Christmas CarolMaths (arith/reasoning) Differentiated Themed Worksheets

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Themed pack of worksheets on A Christmas Carol where year 6s are expected to work out percentages. This is done by filling out Scrooge’s ledger. working out percentages of amounts - e.g. 30% of £360 working out percentages - e.g. interest payment is £8 on a loan of £40. What percentage is this? Pack encloses: 3 differentiated sheets for working out percentages of amounts. 3 differentiated sheets for converting amounts into percentages. 3 differentiated sheets containing word problems that incorporate the above . Answers are included for ease of marking.
Year 5/6 Spooky Reading Comprehension: The Footsteps in the Attic.
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Year 5/6 Spooky Reading Comprehension: The Footsteps in the Attic.

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A reading comprehension resource suitable for years 5 and 6. The story is a four page short spooky storyin keeping with the Halloween time of year. The reading paper is accompanied by a 2 page comprehension that has a mixture of questions ranging from inference, retrieval, true/false and fact/opinion. The text can be used for either group guided reading, whole class guided reading or individual independent reading. It is also a good resource in that its questioning is aligned to the style found in year 6 reading SAT papers. In terms of GPS and story preparation, the story text can also be used to identify different features as it uses a broad variety of the following: subordination coordinating and subordinating conjunctions dialogue simile multi-clause sentences instances where semicolons are used to demarcate main clauses Answers are enclosed in the package for ease of marking.
Interpreting Line Graphs Exercise to Show Understanding Year 5/6 (diff)
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Interpreting Line Graphs Exercise to Show Understanding Year 5/6 (diff)

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An exercise where children will have to study two sets of temperature data produced in Excel. They will need to interpret this data and answer questions relating to difference, negative numbers in context, more than, less than etc. A good task to demonstrate current understanding and track progress in data handling. Also a useful exercise in the run-up to the SATs as reading line-graphs and interpreting negative numbers in context is often present.
Year 5/6 Bonfire Night, Spooky Story and Science Fiction Comprehensions.
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Year 5/6 Bonfire Night, Spooky Story and Science Fiction Comprehensions.

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A three pack of reading comprehensions for year 5/6. Footsteps in the Attic - spooky short story with accompanying comprehension quiz and answers. Bonfire Night - short non-fiction opinion piece about the author’s experiences of Bonfire Night as a child. Comes with comprehension quiz and answers. The Crack at the Edge of the Universe - 10 page novella, teacher written, that tells the short story of a NASA shuttle sent to investigate a mysterious crack at the edge of the universe. Things soon start to go wrong! Accompanied by a comprehension quiz for each two chapters and answers for ease of marking. All comprehensions can be done as guided reading, whole class guided reading or individually. Questions and answers modeled on the type used in year 6 reading SATS for good practice.
Year 5/6  Reading Comprehension  - Football: The Substitute.
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Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension - Football: The Substitute.

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Reading comprehension (4 pages) about a girl who plays for her reserve team as a striker. She really wants to get her big chance playing in the first team and this story is about her first opportunity. Comprehension includes 16 questions with true/false, fact/opinion, chronological ordering, identifying similes and exclamatory sentences, retrieval and vocabulary/word meanings. Answers are enclosed for ease of marking. Exercise is good practice for SAT reading and the questions are designed to mirror the question types in previous papers.
Year 5/6 Bonfire Night Reading Comprehension: Lights in the Night.
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Year 5/6 Bonfire Night Reading Comprehension: Lights in the Night.

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A reading comprehension about Bonfire Night, comprising of a short poem and a first-person text about the author’s view of November 5th. This text can be used in guided reading, whole-class guided reading or independent reading. The text is accompanied by a comprehension quiz. Text can also be used for modelling writing and GPS. Examples of the following can be found in the text: similes alliteration metaphor multi-clause sentences Subordinating and coordinating conjunctions synonyms fact/opinion true/false inference
Year 6 arithmetic: Four Operations Elicitation and Assessment Worksheets
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Year 6 arithmetic: Four Operations Elicitation and Assessment Worksheets

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This is a useful pair of worksheets that can be used for elicitation and the assessment of the four operations, particularly at the beginning of year 6. Used together, they can be utilised to demonstrate progress throughout an arithmetical reasoning sequence and can help identify strengths and weaknesses in these areas of arithmetic. Includes: Addition and subtraction of whole and decimal numbers (borrowing, carrying etc inc) Short Multiplication and division (inc decimal nos) Conversion of fractions to decimals Basic algebra to identify missing values inside the four operations. Answers are included on second page for speedy and easy marking.
Year 5/6 Bonfire Night and Spooky Story Comprehensions
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Year 5/6 Bonfire Night and Spooky Story Comprehensions

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Autumn Special: Halloween and Bonfire Night Double Comprehension Pack. Halloween: The Footsteps in the Attic: A short story about a young man who buys a run-down house only to discover there is something strange going bump in the night. Story is accompanied by a comprehension quiz that runs a similar line of questioning to a year 6 SAT paper for good practice. Answer are also enclosed for ease of marking. Bonfire Night Lights in the Sky A short poem and opinion piece by the author, detailing his memories of November 5th when he was a child. Poem also contains examples of simile and alliteration and can be used for modeling poetry pieces, while the text can be used for discussing elements such as fact/opinion, true/false, retrieval and inference. Comprehension quiz is enclosed with answers also for ease of marking.
Baseline Year 6 GPS Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling Entry Quiz for Year 6 (SPaG)
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Baseline Year 6 GPS Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling Entry Quiz for Year 6 (SPaG)

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A time saving assessment tool providing a quiz for year sixes to inform their teacher on work that needs to be done in specific areas. Exercises include: Determiners ‘a’ and ‘an’ Which Punctuation Mark?!. Exclamation, Question, Statement or Command? Modal Verbs of Certainty and Possibility Capital Letters and Punctuation Conjunctions and Sentence Types Relative pronouns and clauses Identifying prepositions Using verbs and nouns in context Identifying adverbs and adjective Each page has a 10 mark marking system. You could give the pupils one exercise at at time (out of 10) or give them the whole quiz (out of 90). The quiz could also be used to show progress if taken at the beginning of the autumn term, for example.
Reasoning Practise for Maths SATs
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Reasoning Practise for Maths SATs

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A set of questions based on number and word problems - includes rounding, reading data, percentages and ratio. This revision exercise is aimed at children working at the expected level
Macbeth - An adapted script for KS2
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Macbeth - An adapted script for KS2

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Contains some original wording from the Shakespeare script. Some of the names and places are local to me and can be easily adapted to suit other geographical regions. I had my year 6s perform this as a film and it worked very well. Both children and parents greatly enjoyed the experience.
Assessment Task on Fractions for Year 6 (Nat Curr and SAT prep)
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Assessment Task on Fractions for Year 6 (Nat Curr and SAT prep)

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A worksheet to monitor children’s capability and understanding in using the four operations with both simple and mixed fractions. If you’ve also downloaded the elicitation task, it can be a very useful tool to highlight the progress the children are making throughout your schemes of work. Answers are included with the worksheet for ease of marking.
Year 5 Arithmetic revision paper.
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Year 5 Arithmetic revision paper.

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A good assessment tool that covers much of the arithmetic content from the National Curriculum for Year 5. Can also be used to assess entry level at the beginning of Year 6 and together with the Year 6 assessments can be ideal for showing progress throughout the year. The test is set out in a very similar format to a SAT paper and all answers are included on the same page for ease of marking.
Year 5/6 Henry VIII Poem and Reading Comprehension - Six Wives
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Year 5/6 Henry VIII Poem and Reading Comprehension - Six Wives

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A poem consisting of 8 stanzas that explains Henry’s sixth wives. Good cross-curricular link between English, poetry writing and history. Poetry contains examples of alliteration, repetition, metaphor, rhyme and rhythm. First stanza sample: Henry wanted a male heir A bouncing baby son Katherine of Aragon couldn’t give him one So Henry told her they were done. “I’ll find another wife,” he said And consigned her to the bin And before his poor first wife was dead He was chasing Anne Boleyn. Comprehension consists of 15 SAT style questions ranging from: true/false fact/opinion chronological ordering retrieval inference GPS (finding a metaphor) features of poetry All answers are included at end of document for ease of marking.