# Learners' Grid Shop

I am a teacher with almost 30 years' experience in Primary and Secondary UK and New Zealand schools.

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I am a teacher with almost 30 years' experience in Primary and Secondary UK and New Zealand schools.

#### Back to school - "Me Cubed"

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An “all about me” activity suitable for the first week of the school year. Aims to help teachers get to know their new students a bit better, and for students to share a bit about themselves. Students will create a cool “all about me” cube which can be decorated and either hung up or displayed on a shelf. This can be printed as A4 or A3.

#### Mental x10 (10 mental maths warm-ups)

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Lesson starter. Ten mental maths questions targeting core number knowledge (percentages, fractions, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, squared numbers, square roots). Great for lesson warm-ups/consolidation. Students get a number to start with, then apply a given operation to that number to get an answer. The next question requires a new operation to be applied to the previous answer, and so on. Whole numbers only.

#### Number Cross Puzzle Set 1 (with solutions)

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Addition and strategy skills. Position the 5 numbers given for each puzzle in each of the 5 squares that make up the cross so that the sum of the vertical 3 squares and the horizontal 3 squares is the same. Each of the given numbers for any puzzle may be used only once.

#### Area of Triangles 01

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12 problems for students to solve featuring metric units of measurement. Measurements are both whole number and decimal number. The triangles are scalene, isoceles, and right angle with dimension labels given both inside and outside the shape itself. Solutions included.

#### European Countries Word Searches (Differentiated)

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Geography. European countries. Help your students consolidate their knowledge and recognition of the names of nineteen European countries by having them engage with these word searches. These are differentiated word searches - same countries, but three different degrees of difficulty.

#### Word Circles Bundle (25 pages of puzzles)

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Spelling and vocabulary fun! Can you identify words arranged in a circle? Each circle of letters makes up a familiar word. Each word is written in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. The letters are in the correct spelling order. The trick is to figure out the first letter! Five pages each of 5-letter puzzles, 6-letter puzzles, 7-letter puzzles, 8-letter puzzles, 9-letter puzzles. Answers included.

#### Place Value Beeline Maze 2 (updated 2nd Jan 2021)

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Place value understanding. Map out the correct path the bee flies to reach the flower by following place value clues. When the path reaches the flower, you have solved the maze! (I recently noticed an error in the original upload; this has been fixed.)

#### Place Value Beeline Maze 1

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Place value understanding. Map out the correct path the bee flies to reach the flower by following place value clues. When the path reaches the flower, you have solved the maze!

#### Me, You, Us! (Fun back-to-school puzzle activity)

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This is a variation on similar “back-to-school”/”getting to know you” activities where students share information about themselves to get to know each other a bit better, and to allow the teacher to learn a bit more about each student. This activity is a jigsaw puzzle activity where each student receives a single piece of the jigsaw. They draw and write about themselves (using colour and decorations should be encouraged!) on their puzzle piece. In the end, students can help arrange their puzzle pieces for display on the wall. The nature of the puzzle pieces will allow all manner of combinations.

#### 6-Letter Circle Words Puzzle 01 (Spelling, vocabulary)

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Spelling and vocabulary fun! Can you identify 6-letter words arranged in a circle? Each circle of letters makes up a familiar 6-letter word. Each word is written in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. The letters are in the correct spelling order. The trick is to figure out the first letter!

#### 7-Letter Circle Words Puzzle 01 (Spelling, vocabulary)

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Spelling and vocabulary fun! Can you identify 7-letter words arranged in a circle? Each circle of letters makes up a familiar 7-letter word. Each word is written in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. The letters are in the correct spelling order. The trick is to figure out the first letter!