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Maths SATs Year 6 KS2 Arithmetic Revision Quiz

Maths SATs Year 6 KS2 Arithmetic Revision Quiz

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 BODMAS 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.
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Year 6 SPAG Quiz Competition for KS2 SATs Revision

Year 6 SPAG Quiz Competition for KS2 SATs Revision

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).
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Properties of 3D shapes investigation - pyramids and prisms

Properties of 3D shapes investigation - pyramids and prisms

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.
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Converting measure using lining up place value (rather than x/10,100,1000)

Converting measure using lining up place value (rather than x/10,100,1000)

I made this resource when working with some weaker Year 6s who got in a massive muddle with converting cm, m and km. They couldn’t remember what to times and divide by, whether they were shifting the digits or decimal point (because different teachers had taught them differently!) or which way they were shifting things. So this powerpoint/lesson avoids that method and uses the lining up method where they need to write down the conversion, then the question underneath and spot where 0s and decimal points need to go. E.g.: 1000m = 1.000km 0751m = 0.751km The lesson starts with some warming up of place value and lining up decimal numbers. It then moves on to look at units of measure and asks children to estimate some lengths, weights and volumes. (It seemed that my group had no idea what a ‘reasonable’ answer was, as they had no context of distance or weight.) The powerpoint explains how to line up to find the answer. Questions are provided and slides 26-29 should be printed for the independent worksheet. All answers provided. I appreciate children need to know the multiplying and dividing method for converting measure (see my other resources). This was a much-needed ‘quick-fix’ for SATs preparation. Please do make sure you go over the standard method with your class at a later date!
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SPAG competition quiz for KS2 Year 6 SATs revision

SPAG competition quiz for KS2 Year 6 SATs revision

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. Enjoy!
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Identifying different phrases (noun phrases, adverbial phrases and prepositional phrases)

Identifying different phrases (noun phrases, adverbial phrases and prepositional phrases)

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.
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KS2 Maths daily warm ups, starters, mental orals

KS2 Maths daily warm ups, starters, mental orals

Suitable for upper KS2, these powerpoints each contain 10 slides: half with questions and half with answers. Each slide has an activity that is differentiated but easily edited to suit your needs. My recommendation would be to let the children choose which colour box to start on and, if they finish ahead of time, they can progress onto the next box. This resource is ideal for revision of recently covered topics or for 'just keeping things ticking over'. Week 1: Number Week 2: Calculation
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The importance and use of direct and indirect speech (reported speech)

The importance and use of direct and indirect speech (reported speech)

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.
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Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms and Antonyms

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.
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Commas for clauses worksheets (subordinate, embedded, relative, brackets)

Commas for clauses worksheets (subordinate, embedded, relative, brackets)

This resource comprises two differentiated two-sided worksheets. The first looks at identifying main and subordinate clauses, using ~ing words at the start of a subordinate clause, extending sentences with 'which', inserting brackets around clauses as a way of introducing embedded clauses. It also sees whether they can spot/identify relative clauses and relative pronouns. The second (higher) double-sided worksheet looks at writing sentences with subordinate clauses (using conjunctions, ~ing words and 'which'). On the second side, it gives examples of embedded relative clauses and then asks the pupil to complete more sentences that have already been started. I used this for homework and revision after the Y5/Y6 pupils had already been taught the main concepts and sentence constructions.
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Maths competition quiz for KS2 Year 6 SATs revison

Maths competition quiz for KS2 Year 6 SATs revison

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. Enjoy! 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).
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Writing skills book hunt (skimming and scanning looking for key skills)

Writing skills book hunt (skimming and scanning looking for key skills)

In this activity, pupils need a fiction book to hunt for examples of authors using writing skills. Writing skills needed include those such as short sentences for drama, starting sentences in different ways and using different words for 'said'. It also asks them to find examples of ellipsis, exclamation marks, proper nouns, hyphenated words and commas in lists, among other things. For each of the skills/examples required, there is an example given on the sheet to act as a model and to remind the pupils in case they have forgotten.
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Paragraphs for upper KS2

Paragraphs for upper KS2

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.
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Sentence types: Statements, Commands, Questions and Exclamations

Sentence types: Statements, Commands, Questions and Exclamations

This double-sided sheet introduces these four sentence types, explaining what they are are what punctuation they need. It looks at statements, commands and questions first before checking understanding with a simple quick identification exercise. It then looks at exclamations (as these are a little harder to explain) and gives another 5 sentences for children to identify whether they are statements or exclamations.
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Improve vocabulary (word meanings and dictionary work)

Improve vocabulary (word meanings and dictionary work)

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.
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Uplevelling writing and word order for more able writers. Colons and Semi-colons.

Uplevelling writing and word order for more able writers. Colons and Semi-colons.

I used this for homework for more able Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. The first page is about taking ordinary sentences and making them more interesting by looking at word order for creating tension or excitement, and then following them with shorter sentences for contrast and drama. The second page looks at the uses of colons and semi-colons, modelling examples before asking the children to write their own.
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Simile matching and writing activity

Simile matching and writing activity

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. Images have been labelled as appropriate for reuse via the advanced search of Google images.
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Speech punctuation (inverted commas, setting out speech)

Speech punctuation (inverted commas, setting out speech)

This resource, over two pages, has four activities increasing in difficulty. The first two give the pupils sentences in which they need to identify and circle the actual spoken words. Having done this, they can attempt to write out the sentences in their books with the correct punctuation. A modeled example is given. The third activity asks the children to insert the punctuation on the sheet for a five-line conversation. The final activity is a conversation between two characters. The one character has all of his lines already written on the sheet. The second character's responses need to be written by the pupils.
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The balance of speech and narrative in conversations

The balance of speech and narrative in conversations

This resource seeks to highlight the fact that many children rely too heavily on speech when they are writing conversations. It gives an example of a speech relay (to-ing and fro-ing with speech line after line), which children so often fall into the trap of writing. It then shows how adding some narrative and description in amongst the speech can help the reader picture what's going on better. With two examples of classic children's novels, the children are encouraged to assess the balance of speech and narrative for themselves. Finally the children are given a speech relay which they are asked to 'flesh out' with some narrative to make a good balance for a more mature piece of writing.
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Apostrophes for possession / belonging / possessive

Apostrophes for possession / belonging / possessive

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!
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