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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.

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.

The Snail And The Whale is one of Britain's best selling children picture books.
The images in this book come from public domain resources - not from the original book.
I was amazed that there were so few teaching resources for this book and so I have written 16 Guided Reading Thinking Hat worksheets for the book.
I would love to have some feedback from anyone who has used them in the classroom.

This resource has been seen over 10,000 times and is one of my most popular teaching resources. The images are not from the book, and you will still need to use the book to complete the reading tasks.
I was surprised at how few reading resources were available for Room on the broom, and I am keen to promote Thinking Hat Reading skills in the classroom and so I have spent a week developing a set of worksheets which teachers can download and use in the classroom.
Please leave a comment after using them in the classroom.

Each lesson is complete, and comes with a learning objectives, a warm up, main lesson, an independent learning section and a plenary.
Here is a list of the lessons:
Lesson 1: Putting the larger number first when adding.
Lesson 2: Using 'Near Doubles'
Lesson 3: Pairs that make 10 when adding
Lesson 4: Idea of Difference
Lesson 5: Words about Subtraction
Lesson 6: Using addition and subtraction with shopping
Lesson 7: Identifying Multiples
Lesson 8: Making Rectangular Arrays
Lesson 9: Multiplication Sentences
Lesson 10: The Multiplication Symbols
Lesson 11: Number Properties
Years ago I made a lot of interesting Maths PowerPoint lessons, and then left them for 10 years in a draw. They have since been viewed over 22,000 times.
By popular demand, I have uploaded them as I am sure lots of teachers will find them really useful and will use them. This collection is particularly useful if you need to cover a lesson and need a lesson with no preparation! Please leave a comment.

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 The Gruffalo Workbook - 16 Thinking Hat Questions For More Creative Classroom Thinking
This is part of a weekly series of worksheets I am developing for teaching thinking hat questions during your guided reading lessons. They would also make excellent homework sheets. There are 3 white hat worksheets (facts), 3 Yellow hat (positives) 3 Black hat (negatives), 3 Green Hat (creative), 3 Red hat (feelings) and 1 Blue hat (Mind map).
There are none of the original images in this workbook - and you will still need the book to complete the tasks.
I would love some feedback of what you think of this work.

Here is a great set of Year 3 Maths teaching resources. These could be used to help revise for the KS1 or KS2 SATs tests, as a resource for a supply teacher or simply as something to do at home.
Years ago I wrote a wide range of different Year 3 Maths PowerPoint lessons which followed the Governmental guidelines of the time.
Free Year 3 Lessons: The topics covered are...
Lesson 1: Y3 1 Autumn Place Values
Lesson 2: Y3 2 Autumn Ordering
Lesson 3: Y3 3 Autumn Add Subtract Multiples
Lesson 4: Y3 4 Autumn Mental Calculations
Lesson 5: Y3 5 Autumn Mental Models
Lesson 6: Y3 6 Autumn Money
Lesson 7: Y3 7 Autumn Adding several numbers
Lesson 8: Y3 8 Autumn Add subtract 11 or 9
Lesson 9: Y3 9 Autumn Subtraction Bonds
Lesson 10: Y3 10 Autumn Addition on empty line
Lesson 11: Y3 11 Autumn Solving Word Problems
Originally, I was asked to send them to some friends, and so I thought I would share them with all the world via TES. Since then they have been viewed over 40,000 times! This is my most downloaded set of presentations I have ever made on TES.

This teaching pack includes:
Lesson 1: Multiplication facts that link trios of numbers.
Lesson 2: Number patterns in multiplication tables.
Lesson 3: Partitioning large number to make multiplying easier.
Lesson 4: Dividing various numbers by ten.
Lesson 5: Using an abacus with decimal numbers.
Lesson 6: A mental model of decimal numbers by working with number lines.
Lesson 7: Multiplying by 9
Lesson 8: Division by 10 and 100
Lesson 9: Division with remainders
Lesson 10: Towards a Standard Multiplication Method
Lesson 11: Money Problems
This is a PowerPoint representation of the SpringBoard 4 Material the DFES produced a long time ago. I wrote it so that teachers could use it directly on the Projector.
These days, I think most teachers will find these resources, as well as excellent optional SATS revision, will also make good supply and cover lessons.
Please leave a comment.

FREE Year 5 PowerPoint Mental Maths Tests (3 weeks)
I love the Wigan Mental Maths tests but I am trying to reduce the amount of paper I have in the classroom and so I have started to convert the Year 5 tests into PowerPoints. I use them weekly, and use the same one twice then I put them online for the parents to use at home.

Here are the details for each lesson:
Lesson 1: Making labels for Classroom Equipment
Lesson 2: Keeping Score
Lesson 3: Scales and Stamps
Lesson 4: 'More' and 'Fewer'
Lesson 5: Mental Maths
Lesson 6: Simple Addition
Lesson 7: Counting
Lesson 8: Solving Counting Problems
Lesson 9: Beginning Addition
Lesson 10: Counting Objects Into Groups
Lesson 11: Putting Numbers In Order
This resource was made by converting UK governmental advice from around 2000.
It will make excellent revision lessons, supply and cover lessons
Please leave a comment.

I love Wigan Maths. I have used them constantly in my own classroom since 2000. While these assessments don't match the current curriculum, they are still an excellent tool for reviewing and revising maths. I took the original tests and I have made it so your students can do all the test in one go, or you can give them a single question, give them a little time to resolve the problem and then discuss what is the answer and why. This is the best use of these Wigan maths tests.

I always loved using Wigan maths with my class. I have built an entire set of teaching resources around these defunct tests as I think teachers still want to be able to access and use them as a way of preparing for different assessment tests. I have arranged it so you can either let your class do it all at once or the more efficient revision method where you do a question, check the answer as a class and then discuss the different ways of solving the problem.

FREE Year 4 Termly Maths Assessments - Perfect For the Year 4 Optional SATs Tests Revision
I love Wigan Maths. I have simply taken their ideas and made them ready for the modern classroom. I have upgraded the paper tests and made them more fun, more colourful Year 4 PowerPoint presentations. I have given the teachers two different options. The students can do a single question in an alloted amount of time and then discuss their answers as a class - discussing their different strategies and how they checked their answers or a more standard test - and checking.

FREE Jack and the FlumFlum Tree Workbook - 16 Thinking Hat Reading Worksheets Makes Learning Fun!
Jack and the FlumFlum Tree is a fabulous reading resource. I was very surprised when I could not find lots of guided reading resources about it, so I have written 16 Thinking Hat worksheets for this book.
This workbook does not contain any of the original illustrations or text - it is designed to be used with the book rather than as a free replacement.
I would love to have comments from anyone who has successfully used this resource in the classroom.

FREE Year 6 Maths Pack (Spring and Autumn Terms) - Booster and Revision Course.
Here are the titles of the FREE Year 6 lessons:
Lesson 1: The idea of percentage reductions in shop prices.
Lesson 2: Putting percentages in context by looking at special offers on household packages.
Lesson 3: Using percentages as a way of comparing different fractions.
Lesson 4: The importance of knowing the size of the wholes when comparing percentages.
Lesson 5: Giving practice in equivalent decimals, fractions and percentages.
Lesson 6: How to convert any percentage to a fraction or decimal.
Lesson 7: Number problems using ratio
Lesson 8: Ratio and proportion
Lesson 9: Find the maximum sum
Lesson 10: Investigating Calendars
Lesson 11: Examining statistics
Years ago I wrote a series of numeracy lessons, based on the SpringBoard 6 materials, but I converted them into PowerPoint. Recently I got an email from a teacher requesting that I share these resources with the world and so here they are!
There are perfect for revision, for SATs preparation, supply and cover lessons.

As my Anti-bullying posters (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/10-free-anti-bullying-week-posters-for-every-classroom-download-and-share-today-11168376) proved so popular, I thought I would continue the series and create a set of motivational maths posters. You could add them to the classroom or all around the school. The would make an excellent resource for International Mathematics day, Pi day or any other numeracy day.
If you like these resources, please click the heart on this page to get informed of when I upload my next set of FREE poster resources.
Please also take the time to say something nice about these resources as you can imagine, they take a long time to make and nice comments motivate me to make more of them!

10 FREE anti-bullying week posters for you to share and use in the classroom. They could be used as inspiration for students creating their own posters. They could also be simply printed out and placed all over the school to remind the students that bullying is not okay in any school.
To follow me and hear more about future work I create, please click the little heart on this page and you will follow me!
For more free resources, please either visit http://www.DrFog.co.uk or go to my TES store - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/peterfogarty

While the Wigan LEA website disappeared, taking all its maths resources with it, I kept a copy and then made a complete set of PowerPoint Maths assessments I want to share with everyone. These would be great for revising for the KS1 SATs tests.
There are two different formats, you can either show them a question, then let them work out the answer and check their answers, or you can show them each question in turn and set them sme time to find the answer and then ask them the next question until you finish the test. I have also included the original test papers for teachers who want to print out all the test papers and answers all in one go.
I hope you find them as useful as I do with my own class.

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