Hero image

First Maths - The First Stop For All Your Teaching Material

I am the Head Teacher Of Maria International School Of Bucharest in Romania. I am also very keen at developing different TES teaching resources to discover what works well for different classes. I am constantly looking for new and exciting different ways of presenting and teaching different primary topics, especially maths topics.

2k+Uploads

751k+Views

1667k+Downloads

I am the Head Teacher Of Maria International School Of Bucharest in Romania. I am also very keen at developing different TES teaching resources to discover what works well for different classes. I am constantly looking for new and exciting different ways of presenting and teaching different primary topics, especially maths topics.
Thousands of Report Comments All Primary School+ Teacher Report Writing Assistant
peterfogarty

Thousands of Report Comments All Primary School+ Teacher Report Writing Assistant

(0)
I collected together thousands of different report comments used by the QCA to describe learning outcomes and created a whole school report writing tool for every class in a primary schools. It will save you hours and hours when you write your reports. I can now write all my school reports in an afternoon or a couple of evenings. I have used this set of report writing comments for the last 10 years. I have included a link to help you download the freeware report writing software and also a step by step guide to help you get the most out of this wonderful software. I have gone through hundreds of different teaching schemes written by the QCA and I have re-written their learning outcomes as report comments. It is now possible to simply click the different things a student has achieved in a specific topic and cut and paste it into your school reports. I have made sure that for English and Maths, that it is possible to differentiate between high, middle and lower achieving children. Each report is still written with a single child in mind, and so every report still comes out unique and special to that student. The difference being you now simply add their name, their sex and click on the statements which are relevant to them. In the past, I have received great praise for this material and often it has been described as a life or career saver, when teachers needed to produce a complete set of high quality teaching resources in a very short time. Please note - due to the huge number of different files and comments I have produced, it is still possible there will be an occasional typo in the comments bank. Please read and check your reports after writing them to make sure they are perfect before sending them out.
FREE The Stick Man Story Workbook - 16 Thinking Hat Worksheets For Fun Creative Reading In Class.
peterfogarty

FREE The Stick Man Story Workbook - 16 Thinking Hat Worksheets For Fun Creative Reading In Class.

(23)
FREE The Stick Man Story Workbook - 16 Thinking Hat Worksheets For Fun Creative Reading In Class. The Stick Man is all about a piece of wood which gets taken away by a dog, picked up by a girl and thrown in the river... where he is found by a swan. At each point he is further and further from home and less likely to make it back... this set of worksheets looks at the different Thinking Hat approaches to this book. They will consider facts, feelings, positives, negatives, creative approaches and finally make a mind map. This book does not contain any of the original drawings or text. You still need to find a copy of the book to complete this workbook. I would love feedback on this work.
FREE Year 6 Maths PowerPoint Lesson - Ratio  and  proportion - Autumn Term
peterfogarty

FREE Year 6 Maths PowerPoint Lesson - Ratio and proportion - Autumn Term

(1)
FREE Year 6 Maths PowerPoint Lesson - Ratio and proportion - Autumn Term Learning Objective: Solve simple problems using ratio and proportion. Identify and use appropriate operations to solve word problems. Make and investigate a general statement about familiar numbers by finding examples that satisfy it. If you like this FREE Year 6 Maths lesson, you should also look at my FREE Year 6 Math pack (11 lessons) - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/springboard-6-numeracy-resources-6167056
2016 Year 6 Sample SATS Maths Papers - Questions And Answers
peterfogarty

2016 Year 6 Sample SATS Maths Papers - Questions And Answers

(0)
In 2016, there will be a new Maths test format. I have taken the sample 2016 Maths SATs tests and combined the original question and answer papers into single documents. This means you can ask a single question to the class, wait for a response on their mini white boards and then check their answers against the official marking scheme. Check out my new video on how to make this lesson extra successful. The great thing about this is it really reduces the amount of stress in the classroom as the students are able to work on their own, in pairs or small teams to work out the answer. They can then discuss their different strategies at resolving each of the questions.. This is a nice set of teaching resources to keep a lesson well paced and snappy. Please leave your comments about it below.
18 Different Maths and Grammar SATS Tests (Hundreds of differentiated practice questions!)
peterfogarty

18 Different Maths and Grammar SATS Tests (Hundreds of differentiated practice questions!)

(1)
I want to make KS2 SATs revision fun. I want it to be something students and teachers really enjoy. I have taken each of the SATs tests and combined the original test papers and the original marking schemes into PowerPoints where you ask a question and immediately see the the answer on the next slide. This teaching packs covers KS2 Maths and KS2 SATs SPAG tests (Spag is English grammar, punctuation and spelling Papers) The idea is that you can now ask a question and all your students show you the answer on their mini-whiteboards and then you discuss the answers together and see what would have got one or two points. As the students can work in pairs or small groups on the questions, they are less stressed and enjoy the whole revision process. In addition, it gives them a chance to learn about other student's strategies. This pack could be used in the classroom for whole class teaching, for small groups or at home as a great teaching resource. If you like this teaching resource, check out my teaching resources at http://www.TimeToTeach.co.uk. If you like these resources, be sure to leave a nice comment. Nice comments make my day, and motivate me to write more teaching resources.
44 Mini Books x2 to x12 Multiplication Times Table Tests - 4 per table +  answers + Instructions
peterfogarty

44 Mini Books x2 to x12 Multiplication Times Table Tests - 4 per table + answers + Instructions

(0)
I was trying to think of different ways of making practicing time tables more fun. This is a fun activity. Perfect for Homeworks etc. I have now made it into an easy print books to make your life easier. Child make mini origami books, each with the times table in them and then the answers at the end, so they can be used for self checking. If you prefer no answers, it is a matter of moments to edit out the answers using a paint program. They can be used for testing or simple revision.
KS1 SATs Revision Bundle
peterfogarty

KS1 SATs Revision Bundle

5 Resources
KS1 SPAG and SATS revision worksheets and Phonic Screen Revision. These are great teaching resources you can use both in the classroom and also at home. Try it today
Year 6 SPAG 2015 Test Papers for Levels 3-5 and Level 6. Questions and Answers
peterfogarty

Year 6 SPAG 2015 Test Papers for Levels 3-5 and Level 6. Questions and Answers

(0)
I like the students to see the questions and answers next to each other. It makes learning a lot more effective. You ask a question and then check the answers as a class. I have combined the 2015 test papers and the marking schemes into single documents. This means after every question, comes the official answer and explanation. This makes a lot more sense. It keeps the lessons fast paced and snappy. The students should look at both sets of papers to get the most out of the test. Please leave me a comment below about what you think of them.
Grammar Bundle - Part 1
peterfogarty

Grammar Bundle - Part 1

20 Resources
I have built up a huge number of different grammar worksheets and books and so I have placed them into two different bundles. This is part 1 of 3 bundles. There are hundreds of different pages to try.
Celebrate Literacy and Diversity of Languages Bundle
peterfogarty

Celebrate Literacy and Diversity of Languages Bundle

9 Resources
This is a collection of creative writing prompts, simple tests about the different languages around the world and a presentation about why literacy is an important skill. It also includes some nice posters about why every student should strive to become an active reader.
Test Your Reading Skills Lesson Plan – Reading Race
peterfogarty

Test Your Reading Skills Lesson Plan – Reading Race

(0)
Test Your Reading Skills Lesson Plan – Reading Race This is an effective activity for practising all the skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – and what’s even better, students love it! Level: Pre-Intermediate (but could be higher or lower depending on the text that you choose) Skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Time: 50 minutes Aim: To practise all of the skills; to energise a lethargic class; to encourage pair work Materials: Board and pen; several copies of the text (including one for you)
Feelings
peterfogarty

Feelings

12 Resources
Are you needing to teach students about their different feelings and how they should react to each of these feelings? This bundle has lots of different great resources to help guide your students in how to feel better. Help your students become happier and be able to express their feelings more openly. Try it today!
Guy Fawkes - Number Bonds To Ten
peterfogarty

Guy Fawkes - Number Bonds To Ten

(0)
Are you teaching about number bonds to 10? Are you looking for a way to link your teaching into Bonfire night, Guy Fawkes or Firework night? Then this is the resource for you! You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different calculations being shown in each of the photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about Guy Fawkes - Number Bonds To Ten. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different Guy Fawkes - Number Bonds To Ten. The students can then discuss how they solve each problem.
Year 6 Maths SATS 2014 Past Papers - Levels 3 - 5 and Level 6 - Questions And Answers
peterfogarty

Year 6 Maths SATS 2014 Past Papers - Levels 3 - 5 and Level 6 - Questions And Answers

(0)
I have found a way of making Maths revision a lot more fun. I have combined the official question papers and the official marking schemes into a single document. This means you can ask a question, the students show their answers on mini whiteboards and then as a class, you look at the official answers and look at what the students would have scored. As this is a whole class teaching activity, students can work in pairs or small teams and discuss their ideas and strategies together. This really reduces the level of stress as children are able to build on each others skills. This teaching resource could be used in the classroom or at home. This teaching resource is a lot of fun and will make a difference to your students attitudes to maths. Keep Maths Fun! Tell me what you think of this teaching resource in the comments box below!
Primary School Multiplication and Division Bundle
peterfogarty

Primary School Multiplication and Division Bundle

15 Resources
Are you looking for different multiplication and division quizzes, mental maths tests and teaching resources? This has materials for both KS1 and KS2 children. These would be excellent teaching resources for anyone wanting to boost their multiplication and division skills.
Year 6 2015 Maths SATs Papers  TWO IN ONE Questions And Answers Presentation
peterfogarty

Year 6 2015 Maths SATs Papers TWO IN ONE Questions And Answers Presentation

(0)
I wanted to make Year 6 SATs revision more fun. I have combined each of the 2015 Past SATs papers for maths questions and the marking scheme into a single document. This means that a teacher can now show a single question and get the students to find the answer before moving onto the next question. This makes revision a lot less stressful. I have removed the time limits and of course students can now work in pairs or small teams to discuss their different strategies and answers. It also helps to make the lessons faster paced and snappier as the children start to gain confidence in their abilities to solve maths problems. This resource could be used in the classroom or at home to prepare for the UK Year 6 SATs exams. Students should try all the tests to gain the deepest knowledge of this subject. Please leave me a comment below about this teaching resource.
International Literacy Day Show + Creative Writing Prompts + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For Photos
peterfogarty

International Literacy Day Show + Creative Writing Prompts + 31 Fun Teaching Activities For Photos

(0)
Are your students studying about Literacy Day or Book week? I have created both a set of photos for display and a fun set of visual writing prompts. These creative writing prompts ask the students to look at each picture and use their 5 senses to describe the image. What can they see, touch, smell, taste, hear and feel in each picture? They then use these notes to write a fuller, more detailed description of the picture. This is a great way to prepare for the KS1 SATs tests and the KS2 SATs tests while still having a lot of fun! This pack contains a 31 Teaching Activity Teacher Guide using these photo flash cards. These activities are quick and fun to do and will improve both your students' memory and vocabulary skills. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different materials being shown in each of the photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about International Literacy Day. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different types of Literacy. The students can then discuss how they sorted them. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.