This bundle contains 2 of my most popular resources - 2 lessons on Addition and Subtraction, using a Varied Fluency, Reasoning & Problem-Solving approach (including the use of bar models) and 2 lessons on multi-step Addition and Subtraction word problems, which are very relevant to the new SATs Reasoning papers. These resources contain worksheets and flipcharts.
As an added extra, I have also included a mixed bundle of 16 resources, including worksheets created by me for Place Value, Roman Numerals, Calculations, etc.
This is a set of 2 lessons based on short multiplication, moving from the basics of multiplication to working out more difficult short multiplication questions.
The first lesson focuses mainly on the process and fluency.
The second lesson moves onto Reasoning and Problem-Solving.
There are 4 activities across both lessons.
Children who are less confident should start with Activity 1 in the first lesson, then move to Activity 2.
Children who are working at Greater Depth should start with Activity 3 in the first lesson, then move onto Activity 4.
There is scope for children to skip activities if they make accelerated progress, i.e. start on Activity 1 but then move onto Activity 3.
There are no repeated questions on the sheets.
The lessons are on ActivInspire flip charts (Promethean) and the worksheets are structured as strips in Microsoft Word, so they are editable.
This resource is 2 lessons on Addition and Subtraction Multi-Step problems.
Some of the problems are 2 and 3-step, some are even more!
The answers are in the files with the resources. They can be written on the backs of the cards as a form of self-assessment.
Lesson 1 - focus on using the Steps to Success to figure out the calculations needed.
Lesson 2 - using the Steps to Success to represent the problems as Bar Models and writing their own word problems using given calculations. Also a small focus on Perimeter (this was a gap in our assessment) and answering a multi-step problem using perimeter skills.
TWO SHEETS ARE NOT INCLUDED - these are detailed below.
Lesson 1 -
Lower Ability (Emerging) - Year 4 Two-Step addition and subtraction problems. (Not included - used a pre-made resource from Twinkl.)
Middle Ability (Developing) - Multi-Step Problems Developing Lesson 1.doc (Included)
Higher Ability (Secure) - Multi-Step Problems Secure Lesson 1.doc (Included)
Lesson 2 -
Lower Ability (Emerging) - Some Two-Step problems, some simpler multi-step problems to work towards Year 5 Curriculum - Emerging Word Problems Lesson 2.doc (Included)
Middle Ability (Developing) - Not included - use a pre-made resource from Twinkl.
Higher Ability (Secure) - Multi-Step Problems Addition and Subtraction Secure Lesson 2 - Included.
A flipchart containing Starters and Modelled Questions for both lessons is also included. This is on ActivInspire.
This is 2 lessons based on the White Rose Hub Addition and Subtraction. This is my own work, with my own created questions, using White Rose + other resources for inspiration.
The flip charts are Promethean, ActivInspire. If you do not have this program, I will be adding PDF files on Monday.
The lesson structure is as follows:
Lesson 1 - Starter - Use this to assess where the children are at for addition and subtraction. They can mark their answers themselves. (on next slide).
Go through and model how to answer some of the questions.
Lesson 2 - Reasoning starter, than with some modelled questions that are reasoning/problem solving based.
There are 4 sheets for the 2 days - Sheets 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Sheet 1 = Fluency, moving to Varied Fluency and some Reasoning.
Sheet 2 = A bit of fluency, moving quickly through Varied Fluency and Reasoning.
Sheet 3 = A bit of varied fluency, moving to Reasoning and Problem-solving
Sheet 4 - Reasoning and Problem-Solving
Children begin Lesson 1 on one sheet and then move onto another for Lesson 2. e.g. a child may begin on Sheet 1 for Lesson 1, and move onto Sheet 2 for Lesson 2. A child may begin on Sheet 3 for Lesson 1 and move onto Sheet 4 for Lesson 2.
If children make accelerated progress during Lesson 1, they can move onto a more difficult sheet for Lesson 2. (i.e. Sheet 1 to Sheet 3).
There are a selection of different question types on the sheets, including models and images, bar models, missing numbers, word problems and puzzles.
The worksheets are in strips on Word, so that they are editable. They are on strips so they can be stuck on one side of the page and working out can be shown on the other side.
This is a whole introduction lesson to finding fractions of amounts using bar models.
Activity is differentiated, with some Reasoning questions for each group.
Flipchart contains an Addition Reasoning starter, as well as clear models and images, questions to deepen understanding, a chance to check children's learning and a plenary.
Includes numerators of 1 and more.
NB: We use a school font so I have had to change it for TES. Apologies if there are any that I have missed.
More schools are now moving towards using a novel for contextualised English lessons. This plan contains English lessons (for about a half term) using Percy Jackson as a context, and including varied contexts for writing. It also includes links to SPaG, Guided Reading activities and linked Reading comprehension questions.
This is a WAGOLL that I wrote for a Survival Story mini topic in English. It is aimed at Year 5 children, and includes examples of skills we have learned in previous English lessons, these include (but are not limited to) parenthesis, figurative language, dialogue sentences, use of commas, fronted adverbials, subordinating conjunctions and relative clauses.
Included in this file is:
A plain version of the WAGOLL
A highlighted version - key skills are highlighted to make it easier to analyse/to differentiate for lower ability.
A WAGOLL analysis sheet created by me.
A WAGOLL analysis flipchart created by me.
Here is an excerpt from the survival story:
When he finished speaking, I felt the first drop of rain hit me. The droplets were huge, looking like bullets falling into the ocean. Then a gust of wind threw some of them at me, making me cough and splutter. My heart felt as though it would explode from my chest as the ship lurched to the side once more. How would we ever make it through this storm?
I heard my dad shout frantically, “Hold on!” and a wave of water crashed into the side and spilled over onto the ship. Suddenly the deck was covered in water, and it was quickly rising up against my legs. I didn’t know what to do. My sister (the brave and sensible one of our family) tried to wade through the water to our dad, who was trying to keep control of the boat. The white sails were billowing like pillowcases in the wind and the wooden sides were slippery and damp.
This is a set of planning and resources for a standalone Art lesson linked to our Ancient Greece project. It is free, as there are images, etc in there. Everything was put together by me. This was for an observation, and the children thoroughly enjoyed learning about Ancient Greek vases and silhouettes!
This resource is a set of 2 differentiated Mixed Calculations Revision sheets, including written and mental methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They are split into Fluency (Practise), Problem Solving and Reasoning, to show clear progression through the lesson.
The question with the circles has been left blank for you to fill your own numbers (I handwrote them). The two bottom circles should add to make the top circle.
A full unit of English lesson plans (inc Lesson 1 flipchart on ActivInspire) based on Louis Sachar's book There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom. This is a fantastic book with a lot of emotional and social links.
This is a lesson on converting between metric and imperial units. It was originally for Year 5, but could be used/tweaked for Year 6. It focuses on: litres and pints, inches and cms, kilograms and pounds.
The structure of the lesson is as follows:
Groups are given images of the different measuring tools to answer the questions on the starter - e.g. Is 1cm bigger than 1 inch?
Go through the ActivInspire flipchart - which contains questioning, images and models, explanations, etc.
I then had my MA/LA children using the bars on the sheets to create their own bar models and my HA children drew their own bar models.
The children then move onto Reasoning and Problem Solving questions. (There are a few examples of these on the Flipchart if you want to do a mini plenary before they move on.)
The resources here were for an observed lesson within my school, which was graded as Good with Outstanding Features.
It contains the key elements of the idea of Mastery in the Maths curriculum - Models & Images, Questioning, Reasoning, Problem Solving and Bar Models.
The lesson also contains sheets for any SEN and New To English children, as well as the answers to the whole class activities.
This is a Roman Numerals problem solving lesson. It was originally intended for a group of Y5 children who have already practised Roman Numerals. It is differentiated 4 ways:
Secure = focus on Mastery of Roman Numerals. Includes identifying, calculations, word problems and an investigation.
Developing = focus on developing of Mastery.
D2 (Amber) = These are my targeted children. The sheet focuses on developing the Fluency of Roman Numerals, moving towards Mastery.
Emerging = These children in my class are working at a Y4 level. It aims to show that the children can work with Roman Numerals up to 100 (Y4 objective) and beyond (getting ready for Y5 curriculum.)
There are 4 question sheets and answer sheets are also included.
Some of the problems are linked to Guiness World Records, to interest children. The facts are true and were taken from the Guiness World Records website.
The flipchart is for the Emerging and D2 groups, though can be used across the whole class if needed.
This resource includes some activities and a flipchart, focussing on revision of calculations (from previous learning) and then moving onto showing fractions in a visual way, to help children develop their understanding of what a fraction actually is. This links to my Mixed Calculation Revision sheets resource.
Originally planned for a Y5 class. This is a good introduction to setting descriptions.
The children are read 2 setting descriptions, inspired by the same image. (They are both in the Word document). One is an ineffective one and one is effective.
They then listen to the effective description again and try and draw the image that is in their minds. The picture that inspired the setting description is on the flipchart so that children can compare their image.
We then discuss which words and phrases helped us to draw our sketch and why they were so effective.
The WAGOLL contains various examples of Y5 writing objectives, including parenthesis, semi-colons, subordinating conjunctions, adverbials, prepositions, etc, so it can also make a good SPaG link. The WAGOLL was written by me.
The activity is on ActivInspire. Apologies if the font is strange - we use a school font for our lessons.
There are 2 model Year 5 texts included in this resource.
One is told from Ayesha's point of view. (Oranges in No Man's Land).
One is told from her little brother, Latif's point of view.
We had a big focus on prefixes (un, mis, dis, de, re) and homophones.
The prefixes in the first are highlighted yellow.
The prefixes in the second are highlighted yellow and the homophones are highlighted green.
There are also examples of other Y5 writing objectives used throughout both examples, including: semi-colons, parenthesis, subordinating conjunctions, a variety of sentence types, direct speech, paragraphs, fronted adverbials, effective vocabulary, etc.
This is a first introductory lesson to percentages for children who have very little prior knowledge. It contains an ActivInspire notebook, which makes use of visual models and images, questions to deepen understanding, and contains an activity page with activities for the higher and middle ability groups.
Higher group = using numicon to make a hundred square and recording the FDP equivalence.
Middle group = using hundred squares to colour in assorted percentages.
Lower group = using hundred squares to cut up and show assorted percentages. Clear speaking & listening link between fractions and decimals.
Included is a guidance sheet for the lower group and some small, blank hundred squares.
This is a WAGOLL, written by me, for a mini topic on Antarctic Animals Information Texts. This particular text is on Emperor Penguins, which was what the LA children were writing about. It contains examples from the Y5 National Curriculum, including parenthesis, subordinate clauses, relative clauses, expanded noun phrases, colons and semi-colons.
Please write in the Reviews if you spot any mistakes!
This resource is a WAGOLL Information text written by me, based on The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. It includes skills we have been learning about in Year 5, such as: fronted adverbials, colons, subheadings, conjunctions and commas.
Differentiated Arithmetic Sessions.
Most of the flip charts contain a teaching input for Arithmetic (often with models and images) and then questions that are differentiated 3 ways. There are also answers on most of the flip charts.
Apologies if the font doesn't come out right - we use a school-wide font!