This resource allows for work on eight sentences of similes, using 'like', 'as' and 'as if'.
It is a cut, match and stick activity.
The first five sentences require the children to match the starts and ends of sentences, with pictures to try and help them see the connections.
The last three sentences have the starts of the sentences and blank boxes for them to create their own endings, with enough room to draw a picture to help show the comparison.
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This quiz is ideal for two teams of between 4 and 8 but could probably be played with larger groups. It has four rounds including a buzzer round and speed round. There are questions that require team work and some that rely on every member of the team individually. Topics focus mainly on word classes, tenses, punctuation, synonyms and antonyms, clauses, phrases and pronouns.
In this activity, the pupil is challenged to act as the teacher and mark a piece of work. The text is a well-spaced A4 recount with a number of spelling and punctuation errors, including commas for lists and clauses, capital letters and homophone spelling mistakes. There is an answer sheet too.
This quiz is made up of 5 rounds with ten slides of questions per round plus a bonus question (usually a harder challenge). Answers are provided so that the quiz could be left for a supply teacher/covering TA.
Play with the whole class working independently, or in teams (it is set up to be played by 2 teams which are indicated by shapes in top corner of each slide). Each slide also has colour coding for level of difficulty and an option for winning points on each question.
Each round has a particular theme or topic: tenses, phrases and clauses, punctuation, types of words and making words (including root words, suffixes and antonyms).
The one side of the sheet explains that phrases are unlike clauses in that they have no verbs. It then explains what the three different types of phrases are and gives examples of each.
On the second side of the sheet, there are twelve examples of phases that need to be coloured/highlighted/underlined to show which type of phrase they are. Then there are two sentences that involve all three types of phrases and these too need breaking down into the different phrases.
This four page booklet begins with an explanation of the terms ‘edges’, ‘faces’ and ‘vertices’ and then tests this knowledge using three basic 3D shapes. The inside of the booklet has two tables and images of prisms and pyramids. It requires the pupil to find the number of edges, faces and vertices for ten of these shapes. It also asks them for the number of sides of the base shape on the pyramid and the number of sides of the cross-sectional shape on the prism. This is to help with the investigation on the final page. The last page asks pupils to look at the numbers in the tables and spot patterns/rules. It encourages them to express their thoughts in algebra if possible. Then, to test their theories, there are another two shapes to work with on this final page.
Aimed at Year 6 - Year 9 pupils.
This resource is designed for groups who are in the early stages of column addition. It is used a bit like a smartboard (although it's in word) as its examples need to be worked through with the children. Visually, the questions are shown with arrow cards to help show that adding 2 and 6 in the tens column is the same as adding 20 and 60. This also helps if you are then able to provide this resource children to use 'hands on' in the lesson. For questions that require carrying, the appropriate 10 or 100 is available at the bottom of the page to drag up in to the questions. The first questions are TU + TU with no carrying, reaching HTU + HTU with carrying by the end.
This is not simply an activity of changing one to the other. The focus here is about how to make your writing more mature. The first two thirds of the worksheet are an explanation of how indirect speech can be used to avoid the narrator relaying every part of a conversation. It warns against long, tedious and even boring conversations, showing how indirect speech can speed up the narrative to keep the reader interested and the author in control.
The last third of the sheet shows a conversation using direct speech and here the pupils should be challenged to seek out the more important and less important parts in order to turn some of the conversation into indirect speech.
Four sheets are provided here: two classwork sheets and two homework sheets with a set for more able and a set for less able.
The sheets look first at making 100 using deines cubes, where children are encouraged to draw the extra cubes and sticks until they reach 100. The second half builds on this, making the link with the deines equipment that the cubes will always make a ten and the sticks will need to add up to the other ninety.
The homework sheets provide more practice of what has been covered in lesson.
If your children read The Week Junior, get them to read the ‘May declares war on plastic waste’ article on p.10 in the 20th January 2018 edition. Follow it up with this quiz which is based mainly on reading comprehension skills. 10 questions. Great for morning work or guided reading.
Here we have all of the resources for a lesson on possessive apostrophes that assumes some children will know the basics already. It would be good for the first lesson *you* have taught them on it, assuming they have done it sometime last year, or as a revision lesson after a long break.
It starts with the whole class reading an article and spotting missing apostrophes before focusing in on some whiteboard work using pictures as prompts. A partner work/table group game (which could be made competitive or even silly/funny if you like!) is then followed by some written activities to go in the book. Plenary and homework provided too!
Use this with a small group or a whole class to revise some of the basic skills on the KS2 SATs Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic.
It is designed to be a quiz quick that more able pupils should be able to do in their heads and less able pupils should be able to do in a reasonable amount of time on a whiteboard. The questions are in a fairly random order, although I have often made 3 or 4 consecutive questions follow the same topic so the children get a chance to practise and get into a topic before the next topic comes along. I have also subtly colour-coded the questions so the teacher can instantly see the level of difficulty: 3 shades of blue, with the lightest representing easier questions and the darker shade representing the hardest questions. (This shading is just a rough idea - you may disagree with paritcular questions and want to change the shade! Also note that the shading is relative within the topic: the hardest of the x1000 questions is still much easier than finding 87% of a number!)
This resource could be used so flexibly as a gap-filler e.g. when you’ve got a spare few minutes at the end of the day or before assembly, as a lesson where you can try questions and then discuss mental methods across the class, or as a competitive quiz with teams or individuals, buzzer rounds and speed rounds. It can be saved for year after year too!
There are approx 200 questions covering the following topics:
adding and subtracting TU and TU: 26 + 63 and 53 – 21
adding on a multiple of 10, 100 and 1000: 3852 + 20 and 4284 + 3000
multiplying multiples of 10, 100 and 1000: 30 x 400
dividing multiples of 10, 100 and 1000: 450 ÷ 9
adding and subtracting decimals: 1 – 0.43 and 2 + 0.67
adding and subtracting 99
x ÷ 10 100 1000
x ÷ fractions
% of numbers
fractions of numbers
32 + 10
Answers included on a separate powerpoint. I have checked them but please let me know if you find any errors so I can amend immediately.
The main activity in this lesson begins with asking children to make some true statements about a group of shapes (where the statement will be true for ALL shapes in that group).
From here the activity moves on to looking at a statement about a shape and seeing if children can find an example of a shape which proves this statement and another shape that disproves the statement. A sheet of shapes has been provided so children don't always have to draw shapes but can cut and stick instead.
This resource also comes with 3 introduction or follow up activities linked to shapes and their properties. There are instructions for drawing shapes with given properties; a Carroll diagram for sorting right angles and curved sides, and a table looking for the basic sides and corners of well-known 2D shapes.
This quiz is ideal for two teams of between 4 and 8 but could probably be played with larger groups. It has four rounds including a buzzer round and speed round. There are questions that require team work and some that rely on every member of the team individually. Questions focus mainly on topics that come on the arithmetic paper but also on volume, area and angles.
Edit: The first version I put online had a couple of simple errors which have now been corrected for future downloads. Apologies to anyone who was using it before I noticed the problem.
Also, I have noticed that it might be worth the teacher printing out the slides if you want the answers before revealing them on the projector (e.g. in the rounds where teams can steal points from each other).
There are two activities here, one more tricky than the other.
The first gives about 15 different sentences which all form the opening of a story. The sentences need to be sorted into three paragraphs about setting, character and problem. Even within the paragraphs, they need sorting into a logical order. They are designed in such a way that you could cut them up and move them around until you're happy.
The second activity is a short story that is written as one big chunk of text. This requires the children to mark where the new paragraphs should start. About 5 paragraphs are needed.
There are four activities here.
1) Circle the word that is the antonym of the main word given.
2) Circle the word that is the synonym of the main word given.
3) Colour the words that are the antonyms and synonyms of the main words given.
4) Improve sentences by choosing a stronger synonym to replace weaker vocabulary.
This resource shows a story (with a moral a bit like a fable) which has ten words highlighted within the story. These could be used as the initial focus for vocabulary for the lesson. There are also ten blank lines in the story and ten words at the bottom of the page. Children need to insert the words in the correct places in the story. With dictionary work, this could take a whole lesson or be good for a homework activity.
The twenty words are: contradict companion endangered lingering significance imitate curious immobile gracious robust wander dubious sombre benefit ample despair sufficient resemble significance flawless tribute.