Winter reading challenge for holidays

Winter reading challenge for holidays

This reading challenge could be undertaken by children of any age. I have taught in Key Stage 2 for 22 years. The children choose 10 different reading activities to achieve over the holidays, they can even make up their own. When they have achieved each task, they cut out the relevant snowman and stick him on the wintry scene. When they return to school after the holiday, they are rewarded for their hard work. I have been using reading challenges for the past 4 years in my class, with great success. They give a real purpose for reading. We have a school reward and a treat such as hot chocolate with marshmallows and squirty cream. It works well! We also have a Spring Challenge in the Easter Holidays and a Summer Challenge given to my next class to complete before coming into my class in September.
louise anderson
Year 5 - Spring Block 1 - week 1 - WRM - Using manipulatives for multiplication.

Year 5 - Spring Block 1 - week 1 - WRM - Using manipulatives for multiplication.

This is an 8 page document which supports 'varied fluency' in Spring 1 week 1 for Year 5 based on the WRM small steps. There is a place value grid up to tens of thousands as well as printable manipulatives (counters for ones, tens, hundreds, thousands and tens of thousands). There is a question sheet (and an answer sheet!) with grids to fill in once the pupils have worked out the answers on their place value grids. There is also a blank answer grid sheet for the children or the teacher to set their own questions to further consolidate the work on understanding place value.
louise anderson
Christmas cube numbers maze

Christmas cube numbers maze

A maze where pupils have to find their way from start to finish to help Santa to deliver the presents. They have to choose the correct answer to the cube numbers from 1 to 12. An answer sheet is included. Merry Christmas!
louise anderson
Year 6 - Spring Block 1 - Week 1 and 2 - WRM - Multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

Year 6 - Spring Block 1 - Week 1 and 2 - WRM - Multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

This document has 7 pages. It supports Reasoning and Problem Solving for Year 6 - Spring 1 - Week 1 and 2 - WRM. Document comprises: - Teacher instructions - Place value grid (Gattegno Chart) from tens of thousands to thousandths. - A question sheet with 3 numbers with 3 decimal places. Pupils must state the value of each digit. They then use counters and the place value grid to find what happens when we multiply each number by 10, 100 and 1000. - A question sheet with 3 four digit numbers. Again, pupils state the value of each digit. Then, using counters, they investigate what happens when we divide by 10, 100 and 1000. - 2 answer sheets are also included.
louise anderson
Year 5 - Spring Block 1 - week 1 to 3 - WRM - Multiply 2 digit numbers using area models.

Year 5 - Spring Block 1 - week 1 to 3 - WRM - Multiply 2 digit numbers using area models.

This document supports Varied Fluency for Year 5, Spring Block 1, week 1 to 3 - WRM. The document comprises: An example page for modelling using Base 10 and a multiplication grid; a larger grid on a separate page with 5 set calculations ; a page of manipulatives to print in Base 10; an answer page and teacher instructions. The teacher could set further examples using the same method or the pupils could set them for a partner.
louise anderson
Year 6 - Spring Block 1 - Week 1 - WRM - Understanding place value to three decimal places.

Year 6 - Spring Block 1 - Week 1 - WRM - Understanding place value to three decimal places.

This is an 8 page document which supports Varied Fluency for Year 6, Spring 1 Week 1 - WRM. Pupils complete number sentences represented by place value counters; they make their own numbers using the manipulatives included on the place value grid; they identify the value of different digits and match numbers to place value descriptions. There are 2 sheets of answers also included. Manipulatives included: a place value grid for tens, ones, tenths, hundredths and thousandths and counters to represent tens, ones, tenths, hundredths and thousandths. These should be printed out so that each child has their own set.
louise anderson