Miss D's Guide to Napier's Rod

Miss D's Guide to Napier's Rod

A PowerPoint presentation I designed to introduce Napier's Rod as a multiplication strategy. Could be used as homework help or support for parents. A good and quick revision aid that can be edited.
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Tooth Fairy Letter

Tooth Fairy Letter

A letter from the tooth Fairy, used as a launch for informal letter writing as part of a teeth and healthy eating topic. Used with Year 3 but could be used across KS1 and Lower KS2. The tooth fairy "visited" the classroom while the children were in assembly and left this along with a lot of fairy dust!!
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Create a pet shop math activity

Create a pet shop math activity

This resource was used as a cross curricular activity during a 'You are what you eat' topic. The children were given pictures of different animals each with it's own price tag (to be added by CT depending on group). Children had to create a display window for their pet shop by adding the prices and subtracting from their given budget, in order to find the change. Children then stuck down their animal pictures on the shopfront display. Resource includes an extension sheet, shop display sheets and animal pictures. I used this with Year 3 but could be used across the primary age, as budgets and prices can be adapted.
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Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores sorting

Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores sorting

This resource includes 3 differentiated activities. The children are given sentences/pieces of information, and pictures of different animal types. They should work to sort the text and pictures into 3 groups (carnivores, herbivores, omnivores) based on the information they read and see. The children then share how they have sorted in class and class can discuss differences and similarities in the ways they have sorted. This activity worked really well as a group activity but could also work as a paired activity. I used this as a warm up activity for one of my whole class sessions.
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States of matter ppt

States of matter ppt

An introduction to states of matter and changes. Resource includes an activity where the children work in groups to sort properties of matter. Used with Grade 3.
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Halving shapes investigation

Halving shapes investigation

Children to cut out shapes and try halving them to see which can be halved equally. They should stick the shape into the table with a tick or cross to show their findings. Can be used across ks1 and lower Ks2.
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Weekend news template

Weekend news template

A writing booklet template for writing about weekend news. Includes section for drawings. I used this with Year/Grade 1 on a Monday as one of the writing activities.
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Show me, Make me

Show me, Make me

A ppt game designed to be used while teaching place value with base 10 blocks. The children use a selection of 1's, 10's and 100's as well as a whiteboard and pen, to either show the number that is being represented in blocks, or use the blocks to make a given number. This is a great activity for quick teacher assessment and can be used at the start of a unit to help with grouping or at any point to assess learning so far. I used this resource with a clever little Grade 1 class, but it is easily used from year 1-6 as the numbers/blocks can be adapted to suit.
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Start of year math assessment.

Start of year math assessment.

An assessment that covers various areas of learning including: number sequencing, fractions, addition, subtraction and time. I used these assessments as a starting point to help me identify general and individual areas of strength and for development. Suitable for Year 1/2
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Cause and effect sort

Cause and effect sort

This is a cut and paste activity. Children will be given colour coded cause and effect sentences, which they should unscramble and paste in their books. Children will then shade the cause in one colour and the effect in another. I had the sentences pre-cut and in envelopes (1 set for each child). As the sentences are colour coded this worked well and also gave the children a chance to revise their knowledge of sentences e.g. starting with a capital etc. This activity was used for a LA group in Year 3 but could be used in many different ways, including pre_assessment of cause and effect, or end of unit assessment. The children really enjoyed the activity.
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Odd one out!

Odd one out!

A great thinking skills activity. Children to decide which is the odd one out from 3 given pictures, and explain their reasoning. I used this from Year 1 up as an early morning activity and also time filler. Children should be reminded that there are no wrong answers as long as their answer can be justified. I have heard some amazing ideas during this activity - enjoy!
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Informal letter sort

Informal letter sort

2 differentiated informal letters for the children to cut out, sort and stick into the correct format. Great revision or initial assessment of understanding.
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Temporal word/Time connective review

Temporal word/Time connective review

A warm up activity to briefly assess understanding or knowledge gained. Children circle the time connectives/temporal words or phrases, from a selection given. Children then add their own examples below. I used this with Grade 1 but can be used from reception/Kinder up to 3, as an introductory or end of unit quick assessment.
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Multiples dot to dot

Multiples dot to dot

A fun resource to use when teaching about multiples. Children use their knowledge of multiples to join the dots and reveal the picture! Great for Year 2 up
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