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Damon Roberts

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I create a range of resources aimed at primary aged children; most frequently upper KS2. My passion is teaching mathematics, my specialist subject area. I have two aims: To create fun resources which inspire children To create mathematicians, not robots! I believe great teaching, specifically with mathematics, should aim to teach children the underlining methods which children can apply to take initiative of their own learning! Please feel free to browse my shop.

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I create a range of resources aimed at primary aged children; most frequently upper KS2. My passion is teaching mathematics, my specialist subject area. I have two aims: To create fun resources which inspire children To create mathematicians, not robots! I believe great teaching, specifically with mathematics, should aim to teach children the underlining methods which children can apply to take initiative of their own learning! Please feel free to browse my shop.
Murder mystery - Maths problem solving Year 3 / 4
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Murder mystery - Maths problem solving Year 3 / 4

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A famous racing car driver has hosted a dinner party and been left murdered! Children must use their mathematical problem solving skills to work through the clues, eliminating suspects to be left with the murderer's true identity! The pack contains: - Activity sheets for the children - QR codes to check the answers at each stage - PowerPoint to model, set the scene and check answers For more math resources please see my shop https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1 Thanks!
Year 6 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives)
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Year 6 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives)

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A fun and engaging board game themed around my math villain, Dr Doom! The game has math questions from a range of topics such as number, fractions, measurement, geometry, time and many more all taken from the national curriculum. It is an amazing way to revise, practice, assess and motivate learners especially before SATs! It also contains word problem challenge cards with more detailed questions and multi-step problems. The children can take multiple routes to Dr Doom's laboratory meaning they can play it many times over! Instructions are provided which explains how to play the game (it's very simple). A more eco-friendly black and white version is also available. Please rate and feedback. Other primary resources are available in my shop which is linked below. Happy learning! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Upper KS2 / Year 5 and 6 Reading Comprehension - NFER style
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Upper KS2 / Year 5 and 6 Reading Comprehension - NFER style

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This reading comprehension has a lengthy passage with different styles of questions for the children to practice including inference, retrieval, justification and author’s choice of language. I have based this on the NFER style exam papers so it includes one , two and three mark questions. It’s fantastic for developing the children’s various comprehension skills. The resource is given in an exam style format, or a more paper-saving textbook version! Finally, it comes with a mark scheme. Also, the passage lends itself really well to a writing stimulus, especially for the genre of mystery. For more comprehensions and resources please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/uploader/v2/11931604?new=1
Upper KS2 / Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension - NFER style
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Upper KS2 / Year 5/6 Reading Comprehension - NFER style

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This reading comprehension has a lengthy passage with different styles of questions for the children to practice including inference, retrieval, justification and author’s choice of language. I have based this on the NFER style exam papers so it includes one , two and three mark questions. It’s fantastic for developing the children’s various comprehension skills. The resource is given in an exam style format, or a more paper-saving textbook version! Finally, it comes with a mark scheme. For more comprehensions and resources please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/uploader/v2/11931604?new=1
Subordinate clauses
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Subordinate clauses

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A worksheet were children will identify and write subordinate clauses. Perfect for SPaG worksheets, homework or consolidation. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Year 3 and Lower KS2 column subtraction game and activity featuring Dr Doom
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Year 3 and Lower KS2 column subtraction game and activity featuring Dr Doom

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Can you beat Dr Doom in this fun subtraction race to the laboratory? Perfect for activities, starters and basic skills. The game can constantly be edited which means it can be used as many times as you please ensuring amazing value for money! The instructions explain how to edit the questions. Please rate and give feedback! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Year 5 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives) Black and white version
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Year 5 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives) Black and white version

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A fun and engaging board game themed around my math villain, Dr Doom! The game has math questions from a range of topics such as number, place value, measurement, geometry and time. It is an amazing way to revise, practice, assess and motivate learners! It also contains word problem challenge cards. The children can take multiple routes to Dr Doom's laboratory meaning they can play it many times over! This is a more eco-friendly black and white version however a coloured version is available at the same price. Please rate and feedback. Other primary resources are available in my shop which is linked below. Happy learning! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Jungle adventure
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Jungle adventure

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A multi-sensory choice style PowerPoint where children choose their adventure. Perfect for extended write in any KS2 setting. Happy learning :)
Build Dr Doom's island! A fun Year 3 & 4 Maths game using budgeting, perimeter and drawing shapes
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Build Dr Doom's island! A fun Year 3 & 4 Maths game using budgeting, perimeter and drawing shapes

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Can you engineer Dr Doom's new luxury research island? This is a great maths activity for lower KS2, most specifically Years 3 and 4. Children will receive a blank A3 island template. They are provided with a budget and information cards explaining how to build various buildings and luxury items. Be careful though because you have to stay within budget! This activity is a great way for children to learn and revise maths skills. Throughout the activity they must perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, draw different 2D shapes & polygons and work out the perimeter of shapes. It is complete with a PowerPoint which sets the scenario and clearly explains the activity. It also includes an example of a completed island. I designed and used this source for a parent-children maths cafe and it went down a treat! The children and parents had a great time and gave me tremendous feedback! I hope you enjoy it! Please leave me with any feedback and check out my shop following the link below. A more eco-friendly grey scale version of this resource is available. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Column subtraction Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!
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Column subtraction Year 3 featuring Dr Doom!

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This is an introduction to Column subtraction aimed at Year 3 (UK) or Second grade (US). It starts of with basic examples and moves to explain exchanging ten, hundred and both tens and hundreds in a visual, child friendly and easy to understand way. The children will have great fun defeating my mathematics villain, Dr Doom! It has four worksheets which correspond to a code that the children use to defeat each stage of Dr Doom's plan. The PowerPoint has logical break off points meaning it's perfect to complete over multiple sessions. I have tried to provide children with a clear understanding of the methods underpinning column subtraction which relates directly to the new style mastery curriculum. I hope the children have as much fun with it as my students did! Happy learning :)
Materials - Year 5 unit of work - All  plans and resources including assessment.
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Materials - Year 5 unit of work - All plans and resources including assessment.

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This is seven lessons worth of work. Each lesson is directly related to the national curriculum’s objectives for the Year 5 unit of materials. The unit comes complete with an end-of-unit quiz (including mark scheme) to test the children’s understanding. I designed all the lessons myself to include: Cross-curricular writing (2 built-in extended writing opportunities) Maths (Venn diagrams, line graphs and reference to volume) Scientific work (nearly every lesson involves an experiment / activity) Scientific vocabulary, including references to variables, particularly controls for fair testing. I decided to add this resource as it worked extremely well with my class, the children enjoyed it and it allowed me to evidence and teach so much of the curriculum as you can see above. All lesson plans, presentations and resources are included. PLEASE NOTE - A lot of these lessons require extra-resources which your school most likely already have such as graph paper, and stop watches, scientific paper etc. Some lessons do require the teacher to buy resources (all of which will be cheap) such as Rice Krispies and chocolate (a lesson on reversible changes) and others. Thanks for viewing, please review and check out my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Geometry 1 Y3 -  Unit of work - Polygons, classifying and producing  2-D and 3-D shapes & symmetry
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Geometry 1 Y3 - Unit of work - Polygons, classifying and producing 2-D and 3-D shapes & symmetry

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This is a unit of work which contains a scaffolded PowerPoint, five worksheets and one activity to cover five sessions. I have produced a recommended lesson plan which clearly sequences each session . In addition to these resources you will also need mirrors, coloured pencils and materials to make 3-D models such as Polydron. The LO's are below which gives you an idea of the unit's sequence. Session 1 - I will be able to understand polygons are 2-D shapes with straight lines forming a circuit and identify these. Sessions 2 - I can follow instructions to draw different polygons and 2-D shapes. Session 3 - I will be able to identify symmetry within shapes. Session 4 - I can make my own 3-D shapes. Session 5 - I can classify 2-D and 3-D shapes based on their properties. Thank you for looking. Any feedback left would be greatly appreciated. Please see my shop for similar resources and games by following the link below. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Year 5 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives)
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Year 5 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives)

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A fun and engaging board game themed around my math villain, Dr Doom! The game has math questions from a range of topics such as number, place value, measurement, geometry and time. It is an amazing way to revise, practice, assess and motivate learners! It also contains word problem challenge cards. The children can take multiple routes to Dr Doom's laboratory meaning they can play it many times over! Please rate and feedback. Other primary resources are available in my shop which is linked below. Happy learning! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Year 6 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives) Black and white version
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Year 6 (Upper KS2) Maths board game (all national curriculum objectives) Black and white version

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A fun and engaging board game themed around my math villain, Dr Doom! The game has math questions from a range of topics such as number, fractions, measurement, geometry, time and many more all taken from the national curriculum. It is an amazing way to revise, practice, assess and motivate learners especially before SATs! It also contains word problem challenge cards with more detailed questions and multi-step problems. The children can take multiple routes to Dr Doom's laboratory meaning they can play it many times over! Instructions are provided which explains how to play the game (it's very simple). A colour version is also available. Please rate and feedback. Other primary resources are available in my shop which is linked below. Happy learning! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1
Who wants to be a SPaGillionaire?  (Lower KS2)
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Who wants to be a SPaGillionaire? (Lower KS2)

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This resource pack contains an interactive PowerPoint and activity sheets which focus on the following Lower KS2 SPaG objectives: - Apostrophes (for contractions and to indicate possession) - Speech / quotation marks - Paragraphs - Conjunctions - Fronted adverbials It teachers the skill using concise explanations and clear examples. It then has a question which you must answer as a class for each of the five topics. Finally, there is a short activity sheet allowing the children time to practice each skill. The answers have been included in the PowerPoint so it is perfect for self assessment, meaning less marking for you! It is perfect for teaching, recapping and consolidating each of the skills. Its fun style means the children find it super-engaging! I hope you enjoy it! Please provide me with feedback and check out my other resources at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1 Happy learning! Thank you :)
Year 5 test on perimeter, area, volume and converting between units.
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Year 5 test on perimeter, area, volume and converting between units.

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This is a summative assessment to test the children's knowledge on converting between units, perimeter, area and volume. It has problem solving questions to test the children's ability to problem solve around these areas. The test is complete with a marks scheme. To see other tests, activities and games please see my shop @ https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/d_roberts1 Please leave and feedback and thanks for viewing!