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Hi I am an ex Primary School Head Teacher who is passionate about making attractive, tried and tested, time-saving resources for teachers. I have over 25 years teaching experience and all of these resources have been tested in 'the field'. Please take the time to have a look - they are all sensibly priced, Having had over 500,000 views and over 380,000 downloads as 'free' resources, all of these resources have been updated and are now on sale. There also many new resources on my site.

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Hi I am an ex Primary School Head Teacher who is passionate about making attractive, tried and tested, time-saving resources for teachers. I have over 25 years teaching experience and all of these resources have been tested in 'the field'. Please take the time to have a look - they are all sensibly priced, Having had over 500,000 views and over 380,000 downloads as 'free' resources, all of these resources have been updated and are now on sale. There also many new resources on my site.
Mayan Maths Worksheets, differentiated 3 ways with Answers & Teachers DIY Workbook
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Mayan Maths Worksheets, differentiated 3 ways with Answers & Teachers DIY Workbook

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Here are three maths worksheets using the Mayan Maths symbols (or Vegisimal Number System). These worksheets have been differentiated 3 ways and have all the answers already worked out for you. I have also included a teacher's DIY Mayan Maths sheet where you can cut and paste the symbols to create your own Mayan number problems for your class. These worksheets are suitable for years 3 - 6. If you have downloaded this resource - please take the time to write a review...all comments welcomed. Thanks
The Great Egg Challenge - design a vehicle to transport an egg safely and survive the crash test!
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The Great Egg Challenge - design a vehicle to transport an egg safely and survive the crash test!

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This resource contains everything you need for a great afternoon’s science or DT experiment…just add eggs! I did this during our recent science week and the children loved every minute of it. The resources include a planning sheet, the rules and instruction sheet and also a handy excel spreadsheet to record the children’s results on. You’ll just need to provide the resources and a few eggs…and let the fun begin!
Post SATS Maths Bundle
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Post SATS Maths Bundle

6 Resources
This resource contains a whole host of fun, exciting and challenging maths exercises which will keep your Year 6 mathematicians on their toes Post SATS. All resources come with full answer sheets
Angles in a triangle differentiated 4 ways with answers
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Angles in a triangle differentiated 4 ways with answers

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In this worksheet you are asked to calculate the missing angle in a triangle. This worksheet has been differentiated four ways and contains answer sheets too for all four ability levels. This is a tried and trusted resource and has been downloaded as a free resource over 110,000 times over the past 5 years and has received great reviews. It has been updated and now contains the answers too so it is a 'ready-to-go' resource saving you valuable time. Also check out my additional Angles in a triangle version 2.
Plotting Coordinates in 4 quadrants worksheet with answers
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Plotting Coordinates in 4 quadrants worksheet with answers

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This resource contains a worksheet where pupils are asked to plot coordinates on grids containing 4 quadrants. It also assesses their knowledge of 2D shape as it asks them to name to shape they've plotted. This resource also contains an easy to use answer sheet. So all the work is done for you! If you have downloaded this free resource, please write a review. There are a large number of free and paid resources on my site...please check out my other work, follow me and spread the word. Thank you
Year 6 Greater Depth Maths Investigations  - 10 Word Problems (and Answers!)
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Year 6 Greater Depth Maths Investigations - 10 Word Problems (and Answers!)

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This rresource contains 10 challenging maths investigations. These word problems will tax even the brightest children in your class and is an ideal way to stretch the most able and provide evidence of them working at greater depth. The answers have all been worked out for you and a handy answer sheet is included with this resource. It is a ‘tried and tested’ resource and is ready to use…simply download and print off. You could cut these up and it is a great collaborative activity for any class. Please take the time to write a review of this resource and check out my other maths resources on this site. Kind regards Rich x
The Great Titanic Debate - Who really was to blame?
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The Great Titanic Debate - Who really was to blame?

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This brilliant activity involves a class taking the roles of the 10 people (or groups of people) who could in some part be blamed for the sinking of the Titanic and the subsequent loss of over 1500 lives. The materials included here give you all the facts and everything you’ll need to conduct a killer debate. I did this with my Year 6 class, but it could be used with children from years 4 - 8. This is a tried and trusted resource which had over 7000 downloads as a free resource. It has been updated and is now even easier to use - all you’ll need is a printer, a pair of scissors, 11 envelopes and a willing class! Also check out my new debate resource…who was to blame for the outbreak of the First World War? Thanks
Christmas Fraction Word Problems with answers
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Christmas Fraction Word Problems with answers

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This is a set of 18 Christmas themed fraction word problems suitable for children in years 3, 4, 5 operating at greater depth and children in year 6 and year 7 operating between age related expectations and greater depth in the national curriculum. I've used it with my year 6 class and even the very brightest children were challenged by some of the questions. These questions are good ways to test if a child is operating at greater depth. As a free resource these worksheets had over 83,000 downloads. It has been updated with the answers corrected and included and is a 'ready-to-go' resource. There are now 3 other complete sets of these uploaded on this website - all with 18 fraction word problems and the answers.
Fraction Word Problems with answers
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Fraction Word Problems with answers

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This is a set of 18 fraction word problems suitable for children in years 3, 4, 5 operating at greater depth and children in year 6 and year 7 operating between age related expectations and greater depth in the national curriculum. I've used it with my year 6 class and even the very brightest children were challenged by some of the questions. These questions are good ways to test if a child is operating at greater depth. As a free resource these worksheets had over 83,000 downloads. It has been updated with the answers corrected and included and is a 'ready-to-go' resource. There are now 3 complete sets uploaded on this website - all with 18 fraction word problems and the answers.
Who has kidnapped the elves? - Christmas themed maths 'whodunnit' with all answers.
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Who has kidnapped the elves? - Christmas themed maths 'whodunnit' with all answers.

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In the third of these series of Christmas themed maths ‘whodunnits’ your task is to whittle down the suspects from eight to one - to find out who has kidnapped the elves. The presents are not wrapped and santa is vexed as to who has kidnapped his elf helpers. Christmas just won’t happen without your help! This resource is guaranteed to keep your class amused for a whole hour as they solve the three taxing clues to discover who has scuppered Christmas. Maths includes calculating missing angles in a triangle, negative numbers and decimals. This resource comes with full answer sheets and is a tried and tested resource in the classroom. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12. If you like this resource, please check out my other Christmas themed ‘whodunnits’ - someone has stolen Rudolph’s Red Nose and Santa is missing. Thanks
The Great Bridge Challenge DT Activity. 2 hours...1 goal...build a killer bridge!
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The Great Bridge Challenge DT Activity. 2 hours...1 goal...build a killer bridge!

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This activity is a Design Technology Activity which requires children to select materials from a virtual 'shop’ and collaborate to plan and build a bridge that will span a distance between two chosen points. I’ve included an information sheet outlining this DT activity. I've also added a planning sheet for pupils and an excel spreadsheet for teachers to record the results of this activity should they wish to assess it or turn it into a competition...who wouldn’t? As a free resource this has had over 7500 downloads. It has been updated and is a 'ready-to-go' resource with everything you need to have a great afternoon.
Probability maths Investigation - great fun!
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Probability maths Investigation - great fun!

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This 'ready-to-go' resource includes everything you need to get going on a really exciting maths investigation linked to probability. The basic idea is that children 'bet' a fictitious £1 to guess which colour counter will be pulled from a bag.
Someone has stolen Rudolph's Red Nose! - Christmas maths 'whodunnit' 2 levels of challenge & answers
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Someone has stolen Rudolph's Red Nose! - Christmas maths 'whodunnit' 2 levels of challenge & answers

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Contained in this resource is a maths ‘Whodunnit’ activity. This resource involves pupils in finding out which one of the other eight reindeers stole Rudolph’s Red Nose, by working out maths clues and eliminating the suspects. This activity will be guaranteed to give your children a great maths lesson and is suitable for children from Year 2 to year 7. All answer sheets are provided! This resource was popular last year and has been improved and updated for 2018. This activity could be collaborative or individual and is guaranteed good fun! This has been differentiated two ways and contains some much more challenging 3D shape, BODMAS type questions in the Higher Ability version. If you liked this resource there are another two available for download…'Who stole Christmas? ‘whodunnit’ and ‘Who kidnapped the elves?’ maths ‘whodunnit.’ If you’ve downloaded this resource please rate it and provide feedback - all views welcomed. Thanks
Key Stage 1 Boot Camp - Indoor Fun Fitness Circuit
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Key Stage 1 Boot Camp - Indoor Fun Fitness Circuit

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This resource contains everything you need for a fun fitness based circuit for Key Stage 1 pupils. It's your PE slot and it's raining again and you have 30 excited children and only the hall to do PE...Your prayers are answered with this resource! It contains an attractive pupil record card, picture cards to inspire your children and help them with each activity and a full instruction guide for teachers and full resource list. Everything you need to have a great PE lesson...and in fact a whole term's PE lessons! This isn't resource heavy and you won't need a great deal of space to accommodate 32 children in this activity. This is the second in a series of indoor fitness circuits. My Key Stage 2 resource 'Healthy Hearts' has had over 37,000 downloads as a free resource, and has now been updated and is still as popular as ever.
Negative Numbers Worksheet 2 with answers
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Negative Numbers Worksheet 2 with answers

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This worksheet provides a set of questions assessing children's understanding of negative numbers in the context of temperatures. This worksheet includes 22 questions, a number line and an additional sheet with all the answers worked out for you. This is the second in a series of these worksheets. If you liked this resource please write a review, follow me...as there are always new resources being uploaded...and check out my other resources available for download.
Multi -Step Percentage Word Problems Worksheet 1 (with answers)
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Multi -Step Percentage Word Problems Worksheet 1 (with answers)

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This activity sheet contains 12 word problems which challenge the pupils to consolidate their understanding of how to work out simple (and not so simple) percentages of amounts. I've used this as an activity in the run up to Y6 SATs, but could equally be used for years 4 and 5 to access greater depth. It also includes an answer sheet. As a free download this resource had over 10,000 downloads with great reviews. This resource has been updated and is a 'ready-to-go' resource with the answers on the second page.
Angles in a Triangle differentiated 4 ways with answers - version 2
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Angles in a Triangle differentiated 4 ways with answers - version 2

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Here's the second in the series of worksheets where children are asked to calculate the missing angles of a triangle. These worksheets are differentiated 4 ways and all contain the answers. The first set of 4 worksheets I produced a few years ago went on to have over 110,000 downloads as a free resource. This one is a little more challenging and suitable for children in years 4, 5, 6 and 7. This is a 'ready-to-go' resource and has everything you need - the hard work has been done for you...just download and print!
One a Day SPaG Worksheets with answers
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One a Day SPaG Worksheets with answers

5 Resources
This resource contains 5 separate SPaG Worksheets. Each one has been based on the materials contained in the 2016 and 2017 SPaG papers and is useful in the run up to May's Tests. These resources have been tried and tested and downloaded over 1000 times as a free resource. Each worksheet contains an easy to use answer sheet too!
Calculate & draw angles worksheet - differentiated 3 ways with all answers
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Calculate & draw angles worksheet - differentiated 3 ways with all answers

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This resource contains three worksheets which could be used as a plenary, a quick assessment sheet or a main activity. This resource has been differentiated three ways and all the answers have been calculated for you. If you downloaded this resource please take the time to write a review - all views welcomed. I have a huge amount of tried and tested resources on my shop on this site - so check out my other resources - follow me...as there are always new resources being uploaded. Thanks