I have created this for a year 5 top set maths group. It is differentiated 3 ways, yellow being the less able, green able and pink more able.
This links in very heavily with shape as I am teaching this following 3 weeks on shape, space and measure, so it will continue to embed their knowledge of quadrilaterals, types of triangles, angles and parallel and perpendicular lines.
Hope this is useful! Have included photos of what it should look like once points have been plotted, hopefully I haven't made any silly mistakes! :-)
This is a display I have created to help children to learn their times tables but also make links between them. They are colour coded in such a way to help with this. I have used the idea of 'bar modelling' to show the fraction above, so that this will help children when it comes to finding fractions of amounts.
This is a resource for meeting your new class. I trimmed the questions, glued them on to large piece so paper and paired the children up. They then had to make their way around the room to each station answering the Bloom's questions. This encourages deepened thinking and also gives you a good idea of the current depth of the children's thinking, whilst also giving you information about what the children like in a classroom, teacher etc.
This is a huge resource that I have put together to begin teaching fractions to Year 5. It is based on an exploratory, practical approach that allows for a great deal of reasoning and for children to discover their own learning.
Let me know any thoughts you have or just ask if you have any questions about how to implement it.
Learning objectives covered explicitly:
Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction
This is a Christmas-themed activity that can be adapted for other times in the year! The resource includes two separate activities - one for a Year 5 class and one for Year 6. The following learning objectives from the new curriculum are covered:
LI: To draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (o)
To identify angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360o)
To identify angles at a point on a straight line and a ½ turn (total 180o)
LI: To draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
The children I did this with found it challenging but fun! Input will need to be given about angles, types of triangles, how to use a protractor, perimeter and area. This is covered through this activity at a basic level.
This is a story of the journey of blood through the body. It helps Year 6 children understand how the circulatory system works, and begins to look at how the heart functions.
LI: To identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
It can be used in a 'Talk for Write' style, where children can story map the journey to help their understanding. They could also draw a picture to go with it.
A sheet for children to help them understand time and for them to plot what they do in a day. Helps enforce a day is 24 hours.
LA pupils could verbally explain what they do at each part of the day. MA can be extended to convert the times into a 24 hour clock.
A P.E.E. H prompt for use in Guided Reading sessions. I adapted this from another I found when one of my children in class said in her last school they had to write a 'however&' at the end. This worked well! Especially for more able children.