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I am currently a year 5/6 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!

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I am currently a year 5/6 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!

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#### Year 5/6 Inference Exercise and 3 Mark Question Workout.

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Four short passages where children must use inference with regards to the text in order to answer 3 mark questions. This is good practice for providing evidence from the text itself and explaining reasoning. These exercises can be carried out in a whole class guided reading environment, small groups or individually. Might be a good idea to one text as a class and discuss how to answer the questions. Give another as a paired exercise and the final two as individual work. A teacher notes/answers sheet is provided as a separate file for ease of marking.

#### Year 5/6 Four Operations Workout - Fluency and Application - Differentiated

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Worksheet that gives students a full 4 operations workout, combining fluency and application in solving word problems. Resource includes 3 differentiated worksheets to cater for low ability year 5 through to high ability year 6 (one, two and three star sheets). Problems include: addition/subtraction multiplication/division long multiplication/long division/short division times table practise one, two and multi-step problems/operations Good for SAT revision, general workout after a holiday, holding task, extension to any work being conducted within additive or multiplicative reasoning. Answer sheets included for ease of marking.

#### Year 5/6 Football Reading Comprehension: 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 Short Reading Comprehension - Master? Who is the Master Cat Diary!

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A free sample to showcase my reading comprehensions on TES. Diary entry of a cat (although the animal isn’t expressly named in the text). Short (1 side of A4) reading task in the form of a cat’s diary entry. 7 accompanying questions (10 marks) with one bonus question. Question types include: inference retrieval synonyms word comprehension general knowledge Ideal for quick reading task in individual, guided or individual formats. Also ideal for online learning. Answers are included for ease of marking.

#### Year 5 and Year 6 Reading Comprehension - Aliens - Fact Vs Fiction

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A 24 mark reading comprehension written in non-fiction style. 4 paragraphs for children to read and then answer questions on. Question types include: Retrieval Synonyms Word comprehension Inference Fact and Opinion True or False A great resource for SAT preparation, general reading practise, guided reading or all three! Answer scheme included for ease of marking.

#### Year 6 Christmas Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Quiz

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A GPS quiz for Christmas consisting of 20 spellings and 20 Grammar and punctuation questions. A time filler for that approach to the end of term and a good assessment tool to see how children are doing in GPS by using the Christmas context. Answers are included for ease of marking. Quizzes can be done individually, in pairs or in cooperative groups.

#### Year 5/6 Inference Bundle Reading Comprehension

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Short passages that provide children with an inference workout with the purpose of answering 3 mark questions. Questions draw on inference where children need to justify answers, provide evidence from the text and provide information from text where meanings are not explicit. All answers provided for ease of

#### 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.

#### Year 5/6 Newspaper Article Reading Comprehension - New Housing Development (fic in non-fic style)

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Year 5/6 Reading comprehension based on a newspaper article written about a planned housing development in a fictional town. Contains layout of a newspaper report, opinions and examples of formal writing throughout. Also contains interviews and opinions to provide context to the report. Comes with a 20mark reading comprehension paper with questions based around the following: True and False Fact and Opinion Inference Retrieval Word comprehension Synonym Questions are accompanied by an answer sheet for ease of marking and marking boxes for speedy feeback (especially if peer-marking is to be used).

#### Prime Number and Money Problem Reasoning Worksheet

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Brief worksheet aimed at expected level year 6s. Provides a useful example of multi-step problem solving with money, much like those children can expect to find in a reasoning SAT paper. Answers to the money problems are included for ease of marking and assessment.

#### 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.

#### Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension - Prometheus Newspaper Article - Ancient Greece

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Newspaper article on Prometheus stealing fire from The Gods and giving it to humankind. Uses formal language and writing features expected in a news article as well as including a shift to informality where appropriate in interviews. Article is accompanied by a 14 question (19 mark) reading comprehension comprising of: retrieval inference true/false fact/opinion synonyms language level of formality Available as Word and PDF with answers for ease of marking.

#### Year 5/6: Reading Comprehension. The Christmas Tree.

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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: Long Division Differentiated Worksheets - Dividing 3-digit nos and 4-digit nos by 2-digit no

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6 questions per sheet differentiated using chillies - so teacher can differentiate or pupil can self-differentiate. Questions for LA based on 3-digit nos divided by 2-digit nos (no remainders), building to 4-digit nos divided by 2-digit with remainders for MA and HA. Answer sheet is included on fourth page for ease of marking.

#### An Ode to Autumn: Year 3/4 Poem and Reading Comprehension

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A short autumn poem with 12 mark reading comprehension to welcome in the autumn term. Five stanza poem describing the author’s feelings about autumn. Question areas include: retrieval true and false statements statements of fact or opinion word meanings word comprehension Answers are included in a separate document for ease of marking.

#### An Ode to Autumn: Year 5/6 Poetry and Reading Comprehension

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A nice resource to break pupils into the autumn term. A five stanza poem about autumn accompanied by a 12 mark reading comprehension. Question areas include: retrieval true or false fact and opinion synonyms word comprehension inference Good for general poetry study or simply as a reading task. Short nature of poem should make the task accessible to most abilities.

#### 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.

#### Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension - Letter to Father Christmas: Dear Children...

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2 page reading comprehension where Father Christmas writes his own festive wish-list to the children. Activity is accompanied by a 22 mark reading comprehension quiz consisting of questions based on: retrieval Fact or opinion True of false Synonyms Word comprehension inference recall Answers are included in a separate file for ease of marking.

#### 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

#### Formal and informal with missing comma exercise (Starter for class)

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A starter exercise to get the class thinking about formal and informal language and promote class discussion. There are also a couple of slides based on missing commas just to jog pupils’ memories.