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I am a Primary School teacher, currently working in Year 3 and about to complete my NQT year (which has flown by and been absolutely brilliant!) following completion of my PGCE at the University of Cambridge. As this is my first year of teaching, the majority of my resources are aimed at Year 3 students though I have a number of children with SEN so activities are differentiated many ways. Usually they follow a 'mild, medium, spicy' format with further differentiation for additional needs.

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I am a Primary School teacher, currently working in Year 3 and about to complete my NQT year (which has flown by and been absolutely brilliant!) following completion of my PGCE at the University of Cambridge. As this is my first year of teaching, the majority of my resources are aimed at Year 3 students though I have a number of children with SEN so activities are differentiated many ways. Usually they follow a 'mild, medium, spicy' format with further differentiation for additional needs.
Causal conjunctions for explanation texts
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Causal conjunctions for explanation texts

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A simple introduction to causal conjunctions and their purpose, aimed at a year 3 class. The supporting notebook explains what they are/do and gives some examples. It also has an explanation text about mummification to highlight the causal conjunctions and input them later in the lesson to show progression. Worksheets are also provided (differentiated 3 ways) for children to demonstrate their understanding of causal conjunctions through some sentence work.
Explanation text: How mummies are made
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Explanation text: How mummies are made

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An explanation text explaning the process of making a mummy to support Ancient Egypt topic. Included are various activities relating to the one text: cloze procedure, identifying key features, putting it in the right area, a text with no causal conjunctions. Some sheets are differentiated mild and medium.
Labelling parts of a plant - Science
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Labelling parts of a plant - Science

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Labelling activity differentiated 3 ways (mild, medium, spicy) using a real picture of a plant not a drawing (more realstic to children!). Extension questions for early finishers, lesson plan with link to useful video and a 'concept cartoon'. Concept cartoons are discussion areas for the beginning and end of lessons. They are a simple idea where pupils can imagine themselves being someone in the picture, asking questions, to make it more meaningful for them.
Fossilisation process
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Fossilisation process

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A practical lesson for exploring the different stages of fossilisation which the children play a part in. An excellent practical and visual representation
Aladdin Reading Comprehension
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Aladdin Reading Comprehension

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6 week reading comprehension unit based on Philip Pullman’s Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp. Aimed at year 3 reading skills. Supporting notebook with colour coded slides to fit with each session.
Missing values numberlines to 300
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Missing values numberlines to 300

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A progressive worksheet adding numbers to numberline ranging between 100 and 300, 2 forward, one counting backwards. Used for LA in a fluency lesson on numberlines.
Simple prepositions - Year 3
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Simple prepositions - Year 3

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3 simple but useful additions to any lesson/revision of prepositions. A passage to highlight the prepositions in, some pictures to add the words in the sentences and a word bank of prepositional phrases.
Column Addition Year 3
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Column Addition Year 3

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Designed for Year 3 students. A series of documents (5) including questions for repeated practice and activities to deepen understanding and show mastery of column addition, for example spotting errors in calculations. Also included: a notebook with some examples of wrong calculations to discuss as a whole class.
Year 3 Equivalent fractions with shapes and numbers
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Year 3 Equivalent fractions with shapes and numbers

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Designed for Year 3 - a series of activities and a notebook looking at the progression of equivalent fractions with links to a fractions song and games. Also includes resources for an Nrich activity using a fraction wall. The different backgrounds on the notebook indicate different teaching days and the relevant worksheets are also attached. Differentiated three ways (mild, medium and spicy).
Year 3 adding fractions
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Year 3 adding fractions

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An introduction to adding fractions using physical apparatus and pictoral representations. There are worksheets differentiated 3 ways (mild, medium and spicy) and a notebook to guide you through the initial lesson. It includes discussion points, key questions and visual aids. Loop cards for adding AND subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Cut along the red and the blue lines. Enough for 1 card each in a class of 30. Fractions board game, themed around star wars. Roll the dice, move on that number, the star you land on you have to say what you would need to reach one whole e.g. if you land on three quarters, say one quarter. If you get it wrong you miss a turn next time.
Year 3/4 Spelling Rule flashcards
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Year 3/4 Spelling Rule flashcards

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Clearly structured cards that explain spelling rules including suffixes, prefixes, exceptions and curriculum spellings. Covers a large range of spelling rules such as ed, ing, er/est, y as I, ou as an u, ly, able or ible. Though a comprehensive set, more will come over the year as we cover more rules. They are great to chop up and laminate and have on the tables for children to check and correct their spellings against.
Guess the 3-digit number problem solving
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Guess the 3-digit number problem solving

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Great for mastery of place value and problem solving skills. Differentiated three ways - mild, medium and spicy Use the clues to crack the code and discover what the number is. The children really enjoyed writing their own too!
Year 3 Science: Diet and Nutrition
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Year 3 Science: Diet and Nutrition

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Covers national curriculum strands about understanding nutrition and diet. Looks at the different food groups with meal planning activities, making a healthy plate and sorting foods. This was really practical and engaging. We had some deep discussions about food types and the children were confident taking healthy eating beyond 'healthy and unhealthy' into carbohydrates, fats, proteins, sugars etc.
Different types of conjunctions - Lower KS2
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Different types of conjunctions - Lower KS2

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A notebook clearly explaining 4 different types of conjunctions: adding, opposing, time and cause and effect. This is complimented by a grid activity for children to sort examples from a word bank in to. For LA children there are some sentences with conjunctions missing and they must choose which conjunction fits best. Also provided: conjunction word bank like a jigsaw because conjunctions 'join' clauses together.
4 sentence types - Year 3
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4 sentence types - Year 3

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A notebook giving a clear explanation and examples of statement, question, command and exclamation and opportunity to practice writing them. The document with lists of sentences was used in a group sorting activity where they sorted them in to the 4 groups. Also included is an individual task differentiated 3 ways: mild = ticking the sentence type, medium = colour coding the sentences and spicy = writing examples of each.
Introduction to word families Year 3
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Introduction to word families Year 3

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Investigating words that are linked through a root word and the addition of suffixes and prefixes. A series of activities to be delivered over a few days in short 10-15 minute sessions (Teach, Practice, Apply - coloured backgrounds on the notebook). There is also a word bank of prefixes and suffixes pupils should know by the end of year 4
Adding 1, 10, 100 reasoning word problems
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Adding 1, 10, 100 reasoning word problems

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Differentiated three ways, a series of questions to help children apply the inverse to worded problems for adding 1, 10, 100. Used as a stepping stone towards longer, multistep word problems expected in Year 3 Mastery of adding 1, 10, 100 with reasoning.
Aladdin reading comprehension 6 week unit
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Aladdin reading comprehension 6 week unit

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Based on Philip Pullman's Aladdin version, a series of 6 lessons looking at different extracts (in chronological order) and answering a series of comprehension questions focusing on clarification, inference, author's choice and providing evidence with answers. The lessons follow a structure (outlined in the document) that encourages more discussion around answers rather than just giving children a text and them answering questions independently. There is a document with suggested answers though you may be surprised some of the things the children come up with for 'what do you think' questions. Supporting notebook with coloured slides separating the different sessions. Hope this is of use to you!