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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.
Maths Codes Worksheet
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Maths Codes Worksheet

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This resource contains a maths problem worksheet and full answer sheet. Suitable for children aged 7-9. Use your maths knowledge to solve this maths logic problem - which symbol stands for which digit? Please take the time to have a look at my other free and paid resources. Kind regards Rich
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.
Set of 8 Non-Fiction Writing Success Ladders - ideal for self, peer and teacher assessment.
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Set of 8 Non-Fiction Writing Success Ladders - ideal for self, peer and teacher assessment.

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This resource contains 8 attractive 'pre-populated' success ladders incorporating all the key elements of each of these styles of writing. Included are success criteria for what makes a good; biography, non-chronological report, diary entry, explanation text, formal letter, informal letter, newspaper report and persuasive text. This resource also includes a blank success ladder should you wish to edit and create your own.
The complete Year 5 & 6 Spelling List Programme
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The complete Year 5 & 6 Spelling List Programme

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This is a unique resource which contains the complete Year 5 and 6 spelling list programme. In 2014 the Year 5 & 6 spelling list was introduced. This contained 100 words that all Year 5 & 6 pupils should be able to spell correctly. This imaginative way of learning and testing these spellings is contained in 8 weekly parts, each including a humorous story setting the 12 words for the week in context. This booklet also contains an additional story assessing the 24 homophones, which many Year 5 and 6 pupils still struggle to use correctly in their writing. Story titles are imaginative and include; 'Vanessa and the Robot Dog,' 'The Story of the Richest Girl in the World, 'Marvo, Crusty and the Incredible Barrel Bet,' and 'Brave Sir John and the Smell of Fear.' to name but a few. This 60 page book is an essential resource for Year 5 and 6 teachers preparing for SATs and also useful for teachers in years 7 and 8 completing catch up programmes. I hope you will enjoy using this resource.
Fraction Word Problems 2 with answers.
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Fraction Word Problems 2 with answers.

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This is a set of 18 fraction word problems suitable for children in years 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 this had over 83,000 downloads. It has been updated with the answers corrected and included and is a ‘ready-to-go’ resource.
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.
Angles Puzzle 1, three levels of Challenge and Answers
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Angles Puzzle 1, three levels of Challenge and Answers

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This resource contains a worksheet which assesses children’s knowledge of calculating missing angles. This resource is suitable for children working at or exceeded expectations at the end of Key Stage 2. It has been differentiated 3 ways and requires children to calculate 24, 18 or 14 missing angles in a complex shape constructed of triangles and quadrilaterals. This resource also includes full answer sheets. Please take the time to check out the host of maths worksheets, investigations and activities I have uploaded on this site. Thanks Rich4ruth
World War 1 Debate...who really was to blame?
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World War 1 Debate...who really was to blame?

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This resource contains all the information needed to run a killer debate centred around who (or what) was to blame for the outbreak of the First World War. This resource includes 13 pages of facts and images, details of how to run the debate, information and images to create the background to this complex conflict and teacher notes to enable anyone to run what is likely to be a heated but very exciting set of sessions or a whole unit of work. All you need to run this debate is a printer, a pair of scissors, 11 envelopes and a willing class. Please also check out my other debate information on this website - Who was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic? If you have downloaded this resource, please take the time to write a review…all feedback greatly appreciated. Thanks Rich
Maths Code Breaker Worksheet
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Maths Code Breaker Worksheet

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This resource contains a maths worksheet asking children to use their maths skills to match the symbol to the correct digit. This resource is suitable for children working at ARE in years 2, 3 & 4 or those in Year 1 working above ARE. Please take the time to check out my other free and paid resources on this site. There’s something for everyone!
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.
Maths Loop Games Year 3 & 4. Two complete games (ideal for assessing the Year 3 & 4 maths PoS)
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Maths Loop Games Year 3 & 4. Two complete games (ideal for assessing the Year 3 & 4 maths PoS)

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Contained in this resource are two attractive maths loop games. These games are 'tried and tested' and are ideal as a stunning starter or a perfect plenary where you can assess your children on whether they know the following statements from the Year 3 and 4 Mathematics Programme of Study; • multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout • Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 These resources are 'ready-to-go' resources, simply download, print off, cut out and laminate and let the fun begin! In my experience classes love the challenge of beating their best time on these games.
English Lateral Thinking Problems. Find the 'Missing Link'
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English Lateral Thinking Problems. Find the 'Missing Link'

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This is a fun end of the day activity which can be used for a whole class. The idea is that the children are given the two end words and have to work out which middle (or link) word connects both words to create a new word or phrase. For example: Cauliflower ? Ache ‘Cauliflower blank, blank ache?’ Which word goes in between ‘cauliflower’ and ‘ache’ to make two separate phrases? Solution: Cauliflower Ear Ache This activity encourages the children to think laterally and to draw on their general knowledge to solve the problems. To help you these clues have been written in alphabetical order. These problems are an ideal end of the day activity and can be written on the board or simply read out. For younger children or those that are stuck, try putting the first letter of the link word in to help them. This resource contains over 300 different problems. Some will make even the brightest children think
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
12 Fantastic Drama Games for engaging your class.
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12 Fantastic Drama Games for engaging your class.

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This resource includes details of 12 great drama games. These are tried and tested activities which can be used as warm ups or indeed as a stimulus for whole lessons. These include the classics; 'The Handshake Game', 'I want that chair', 'Ninja Warriors', 'Un Deux Trois Soleil' and many more great ideas. Enjoy! As a free download this had over 1,500 downloads. This resource has been updated and is a ‘ready-to-go’ resource. Ideal for supply teachers and the non-drama specialist.
Multi - Step Percentage Word problems Worksheet 3 (with answers)
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Multi - Step Percentage Word problems Worksheet 3 (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, or Year 7 pupils. It also includes an answer sheet. As a free download this resource had over 30,000 downloads with great reviews. This resource has been updated and is a ‘ready-to-go’ resource with the answers on the second page.
The Amazing Ancient Greek Quiz - an ideal start or end point for an exciting topic on Ancient Greece
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The Amazing Ancient Greek Quiz - an ideal start or end point for an exciting topic on Ancient Greece

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Contained in this attractive resource are 32 questions all about Ancient Greece. These questions can be used at the start of a topic to ascertain how much the children know about the topic - at the en of the topic as an assessment tool, or as a collaborative activity giving the children a couple of hours and all the resources they need to research the questions. Some are sraightforward, others will require a lot of searching. This is a 'ready-to-go' resource which contains an answer sheet too...so all the hard work is done!
Story Starters - eight different story starts, ideal for creative writing!
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Story Starters - eight different story starts, ideal for creative writing!

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This resource simply contains eight great story starters. They are short story starts to get the creative juices flowing and contain a box for the author’s illustration, should they so wish. These starters are entitled ‘The Iceberg’, ‘The Storm’, ‘The Ring,’ ‘The Bombing,’ ‘The Cave,’ ‘Take The Wheel!,’ ‘Survivor,’ and ‘The Hole.’ I have used these to create great class books of all the stories and the children love reading them to each other and to younger children in the school. They can stimuate writing on many themes; adventure stories, mysteries, horror stories, historical tales etc…This resource is a ‘ready-to-go’ resource and simply download and print these 8 A4 sheets.
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.
Subtraction 'hole in the wall' sums, differentiated 2 ways with answers
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Subtraction 'hole in the wall' sums, differentiated 2 ways with answers

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This worksheet contains two sets of 20 'hole in the wall' or missing number subtraction sentences. These have been differentiated two ways and this resource contains all the answer sheets. The higher ability sheet involves decimals, negative numbers and four digit numbers, and will be challenging for year 5 & 6 pupils. If you have downloaded this resource please take the time to write a review. Follow me...there are new resources, both free and paid resources, being uploaded regularly in my shop. Thanks
One a Day SPaG Worksheets with answers
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One a Day SPaG Worksheets with answers

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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!