’The Dream-Giver’ is a model text written to accompany ‘The Dream-Giver’ video (see link below) found on the Literacy Shed. The text meets the Year 6 Age-Related Criteria, and can be used as an example of a narrative text that can be adapted and used as a basis for writing.
3 Differentiated comprehensions that are written to mirror the KS2 SATs Year 6 Reading paper. They can be completed within 1 lesson, and are split into LA, MA and HA.
The text can be used within Literacy schemes of work (such as Talk for Writing) or as a stand alone text. The children can spot the features in the text and use it to magpie ideas and vocabulary.
I do not own the intellectual property for the Dream-Giver, or am in no way affiliated with Talk for Writing. I do not own the video in the link below.
I own the words written on the page.
3 differentiated worksheets to be used to teach adding and subtracting multiples of 10, 100, 1000 and 10000. Sheets follow an 'If I know... then I know...' format.
LA: If I know 7 + 8 = ...., then I know 7,000 + 8,000 = ........
MA: Adding and subtracting 1000s, 10 000s and 100 000s (If I know.... then I know...)
HA: Open ended investigation about adding and subtracting different multiples. 'Melissa's observations are always true / sometimes true / never true.
4 differentiated worksheets to be used in a lesson about drawing and measuring reflex angles. Children are required subtract the reflex angle from 360° to find the remaining angle, and then use a protractor to draw that angle on a straight line.
LA: Angles such as 260° with scaffolded working out provided (360 - angle = ______)
MA: Angles such as 265° with some scaffolded working out provided to begin with.
HA: Angles such as 269° with no scaffolding.
Stretch: Same as HA, with stretch question asking how acute, obtuse and reflex angles are linked.
Factor ninja and multiple monster worksheets, differentiated 4 ways with increased challenge from LA to HA. Designed to encourage 'Greater depth' building through fluency to open ended exploration.
LA: Identifying some factors and multiples of numbers.
MA: Identifying some factors and multiples of numbers with 'I'm thinking of a number' extension.
HA: 'I'm thinking of a number' challenges.
Stretch: Creating own 'I'm thinking of a number' questions using factors and multiples.
3 differentiated worksheets to be used in a lesson about different types of angles. Children are required to identify the type of angle (acute, right-angle, obtuse and reflex) in different flags. All worksheets have an extension to find and identify any other angles in the flag that they can.
LA: 1 flag, clearly identified angles.
MA: 2 flags, harder angles.
HA: 3 flags, estimating the size of the angle and identifying what type of angle it is.
6 lessons of differentiated worksheets, including LA, MA, HA and stretch challenges. All worksheets begin at a basic, introductory level, and move through to challenges designed to encourage 'Greater Depth' in the Year 5 / 6 Mathematics curriculum.
Lesson 1: Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 etc
Lesson 2: Formal multiplication (4x1 digit)
Lesson 3: Formal multiplication (4x2 digit)
Lesson 4: Division with scaffolding
Lesson 5: Division (no scaffolding)
Lesson 6: Division with remainders
3 differentiated worksheets to be used to introduce a fractions topic. The sheets show different ways of writing fractions, such as shaded shapes, the visual representations, number lines, and groups. Children cut each box out and match it to the other ways of writing the same fraction.
LA: Simple representations of 1/2 and 1/4
MA: Representations of 1/2, 1/4 and 3/5
HA: Representations of 1/2, 1/4, 3/5 and 3/4.
4 differentiated worksheets to be used as part of a unit on Time. The children will be required to calculate the end time of 6 films (all current) based on their start time and running duration. Below, there are 3 questions for the children to answer based on the showings they have worked out.
LA: Films start on the hour and have simple running times (e.g. 2 hours 30 minutes)
MA: Films start at various times and have simple running times (e.g. 9:20am start, and run for 1 hour 45 minutes)
**HA: **Films start at various times and have more complicated running times (e.g. 2 hours and 49 minutes)
**HA+: **As with the HA, but with an added challenge of calculating the start time with adverts and credits running before and after the film (e.g. 13 minutes of credits before each film).
All resources taught, tried, and tweaked. Resources made for real classrooms.
Sheets are in a publisher file, but can be transferred to word if specifically requested.
3 differentiated worksheets designed to scaffold the children's understanding of factors and factor bugs.
LA: Bugs have set number of legs drawn on.
MA: Bugs begin with legs drawn on, and move to empty bugs.
HA: 2 bugs to test skills, with 'Greater depth' open ended question for children to investigate.
4 differentiated worksheets to be used to introduce the concept of fraction and decimal equivalents. The sheets use 10 and 100 squares to make the link between the two. The children colour the fraction of the shape, and then work out the decimal using the visual representation.
**LA: **Colouring in a fraction of a 10 square, linking to tenths e.g. 3/10
MA: Colouring in a fraction of a 10 square and a 100 square, linking to tenths and hundredths.
**HA: **Colouring in a fraction of a 100 square, making links between tenths and hundredths (with stretch question)
**HA+: **Colouring in a fraction of a 100 square when given either the fraction or decimal representation (with stretch question)
4 differentiated worksheets introducing the topic of short division using the bus stop method, with squares and model layout for each question.
LA: Divisions with no regrouping.
MA: Introducing the concept of regrouping.
HA: Questions that require regrouping.
Stretch: Regrouping division with ‘Explain’ question.
3 differentiated worksheets to be used as part of an angles topic. The sheets ask children to draw angles from a point on a straight line using a protractor. Lines have dots to indicate where to measure from.
LA: Drawing angles (multiples of 10)
MA: Drawing angles (multiples of 5 and 10) with 2 stretch angles
HA: Drawing complicated angles e.g. 119 degrees.
4 differentiated question sheets (each with 10 questions) to be used as part of a topic on division.
To be used in conjunction with teaching on the bus stop method.
LA: No regrouping
MA: Introducing regrouping
HA: Regrouping with 4 digit numbers
Stretch: 'Explain' question
3 differentiated worksheets for the topic of formal multiplication by 2 digit numbers, with squares and model layout for each question.
LA: 2 digit x 2 digit (with the placeholder written in)
MA: 3 digit x 2 digit (with 4 digit extension and some placeholders written in)
HA: 4 digit x 2 digit (with 'Explain' extension)
3 differentiated worksheets to be used to introduce the link between fractions and decimals. The sheets show simple fractions with their matching decimal counterparts and are designed to be cut out and stuck in a book together. Each fraction also shows it's representation in dienes, taking a 100 cube as 1.
LA: Single tenths and hundredths e.g. 1/1, 1/10, 1/100
MA: Single tenths and hundredths, with other basic fractions e.g. 5/100
HA: Single tenths and hundredths, with other more complicated fractions e.g. 53/100
3 differentiated worksheets to teach the perimeter of shapes. Sheets give a shape with space for calculation and a final answer below.
LA: Areas of simple shapes (within times tables), with composite shapes introduced
MA: Areas of simple shapes with composite shapes introduced
HA: Areas of composite shapes
4 differentiated worksheets introducing the topic of remainders within short division using the bus stop method, with squares and model layout for each question.
LA: Simple remainder questions with 4 short divisions to solve.
MA: Recap of division, moving onto questions with simple remainders.
HA: 4 digit divided by 1 digit including remainders.
Stretch: Finding the missing numbers, e.g. ___________ ÷ 6 = 6892 r 4
3 differentiated worksheets to be used in a rounding lesson, each with number-lines to aid understanding and extension activities
LA: Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 using a number-line.
MA: Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000 using a number-line.
HA: Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000 using number-lines and a table (with investigation extension)
A challenge investigation designed to allow the children to discover prime numbers up to 100.
MA version includes scaffolding (which multiples to colour), while HA version allows more open ended investigation with less direction and an 'Explain to an alien' finish.
3 differentiated worksheets to be used in a lesson about drawing and constructing triangles from given measurements. Children are given an angle and a measurement which they need to construct the triangle from. All triangles have a starting point on a horizontal given line.
LA: Angles that are a multiple of 10° and whole centimetre measurements. (e.g. 30° and 4cm)
MA: Angles that are multiples of 10° and 5° and centimetre measurements including 0.5cm (e.g. 35° and 4.5cm)
HA: Any angle and any measurement (e.g. 43° and 5.7cm)