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Times Table practice sheets & tracker
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Times Table practice sheets & tracker

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This is a resource for helping to improve times table recall. @adaubs and I created these resources for use with our classes before we had access to Times Table Rockstars; however these resources remain useful in helping our pupils to automate their multiplication and division fact recall. These excel files will automatically generate new questions each time the file is opened, saved or any function to calculate formulas is used. Each tab is ordered in the order that the English National Curriculum is expected to be learnt by pupils (plus the extension file goes beyond the times tables that pupils are required to learn). Following a year group’s expected times table, a mixed times table sheet is included covering all the tables which are expected up to that point. The final sheet has a greater number of division questions and the challenge is to complete it as quickly as possible (the quickest I have seen was all 45 questions on the 12x12 mixed multiplication and division speed challenge completed in 43 seconds - handwritten, not orally). The multiple copies files contains 20 sheets for each times table on each tab. When you print the file, ensure that you are not printing double sided. Each sheet will have different questions that randomly generated. Each sheet contains 45 questions (30 multiplication and 15 division). We would expect pupils to correctly answer 40 of these questions in under 3 minutes before moving on to the next times table. The quick practice file is a much smaller version of each times table sheet that can be used with younger groups, those who are particularly struggling and need a confidence boost or as an introduction. The extension generator goes beyond the NC requirements and is more intended for pupils who have mastered their times tables abut have enjoyed it and want to further challenge themselves in their own time. The tracking document is intended to help teachers track pupil progress whilst also promoting a collaborative competition as a class. The idea is that pupils need to improve their score to contribute to the class total (1 point for improving on their last score). If they get over 40/45 they pass and move onto the next times table (whilst scoring 2 points). If they improve their score AND pass the times table then they score 3 points. See the explanation tab for further details. The idea is that every child can contribute to a collaborative challenge working towards a class prize (whatever you decide!) regardless of which times table they are currently focusing on automating. UPDATE: Now including a black & white file copy for those who are colour printing cost conscious!
Misconception SATs papers (2017) with intentional errors to correct
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Misconception SATs papers (2017) with intentional errors to correct

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2017 SATs papers completed with common errors and misconceptions for pupils to mark and explain. Pupils often love playing the teacher, marking the work of someone else, and can often spot errors in another person’s work before they spot it in their own. You can find completed misconception papers from other years here: 2019 2018 2017 2016 2016 (Sample) @adaubs91 and I completed these papers so that most of the answers will be incorrect (based on common misconceptions) or have silly errors which pupils often make. The idea is that pupils mark each question and explain the errors that have been made. We hope these are useful for you and your pupils! I wrote a blog about why I think this can be effective process for pupils to engage with here. The completed papers included in this file are: Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic Maths Paper 2: Reasoning 1 Maths Paper 3: Reasoning 2 Grammar and Punctuation Reading
World War Two (WW2) Knowledge Organiser
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World War Two (WW2) Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was designed with a mixed Year 5/6 class in mind when teaching the a history unit with a focus on the Second World War whilst also looking at 20th Century History more broadly. The accompanying 20th Century History Knowledge Organiser can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/20th-century-history-knowledge-organiser-12047135 UPDATE: Now including retrieval quizzes. With special thanks to @TCafferky for inspiring this KO and providing his KO as a starting point! Disclaimer: this KO does have a British slant to it and focuses more on the war in Europe than elsewhere. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Ancient Egyptians Knowledge Organiser
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Ancient Egyptians Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was originally designed with a Year 3 class in mind when teaching the a unit on the Ancient Egyptians. It could easily be used or adapted for both older younger classes. Also included here are a series of quizzes to be used for retrieval practice. With special thanks to @MichaelT1979 for his inspiration using his History ‘Cheat Sheets’, part of which I have sampled in this KO. You kind find all of Michael’s resources, including his Cheat Sheets, on his website: https://michaelt1979.wordpress.com/freeresources/ Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Misconception SATs papers (2019) with intentional errors to correct
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Misconception SATs papers (2019) with intentional errors to correct

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2019 SATs papers completed with common errors and misconceptions for pupils to mark and explain. Pupils often love playing the teacher, marking the work of someone else, and can often spot errors in another person’s work before they spot it in their own. You can find completed misconception papers from other years here: 2019 2018 2017 2016 2016 (Sample) @adaubs91 and I completed these papers so that most of the answers will be incorrect (based on common misconceptions) or have silly errors which pupils often make. The idea is that pupils mark each question and explain the errors that have been made. We hope these are useful for you and your pupils! I wrote a blog about why I think this can be effective process for pupils to engage with here. The completed papers included in this file are: Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic Maths Paper 2: Reasoning 1 Maths Paper 3: Reasoning 2 Grammar and Punctuation Reading
Light & Shadow Knowledge Organiser
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Light & Shadow Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was originally designed with a Year 3 class in mind when teaching the science unit on Light & Shadow. Also included here are a series of quizzes to be used for retrieval practice. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Rainforests Knowledge Organiser
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Rainforests Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was originally designed with a Year 3 class in mind when teaching the IPC unit ‘Saving the World: Rainforests’. Also included here are a series of quizzes to be used for retrieval practice. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Rolling number lyrics/Times Table songs
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Rolling number lyrics/Times Table songs

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Inspired by @MrReddyMaths and a variety of classes on YouTube, I adapted the idea of Rolling Numbers to help pupils learn their times tables. In this file, you will find the lyrics sheets with the associated tune or rhyme as well as a link to a YouTube video of my Year 3 class performing the chants/songs. The video can be found on the YouTube channel for the British International School of Charlotte. Thank you to everyone who helped inspire and provide lyrics to these songs!
Plants Knowledge Organiser
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Plants Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was originally designed with a Year 3 class in mind when teaching the science unit on Plants. It could easily be used or adapted for use with older classes. Also included here are a series of quizzes to be used for retrieval practice. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Ancient Greeks Knowledge Organiser
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Ancient Greeks Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was designed with a mixed Year 5/6 class in mind in preparation for teaching a unit on the Ancient Greeks plus a series of retrieval quizzes. If you have any suggestions for changes or tweaks, please contact me through Twitter: @educatingholmes. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it.
Misconception SATs papers (2018) with intentional errors to correct
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Misconception SATs papers (2018) with intentional errors to correct

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2018 SATs papers completed with common errors and misconceptions for pupils to mark and explain. Pupils often love playing the teacher, marking the work of someone else, and can often spot errors in another person’s work before they spot it in their own. You can find completed misconception papers from other years here: 2019 2018 2017 2016 2016 (Sample) @adaubs91 and I completed these papers so that most of the answers will be incorrect (based on common misconceptions) or have silly errors which pupils often make. The idea is that pupils mark each question and explain the errors that have been made. We hope these are useful for you and your pupils! I wrote a blog about why I think this can be effective process for pupils to engage with here. The completed papers included in this file are: Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic Maths Paper 2: Reasoning 1 Maths Paper 3: Reasoning 2 Grammar and Punctuation Reading
Rocks & Soils
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Rocks & Soils

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was originally designed with a Year 3 class in mind when teaching the science unit on Rocks & Soils. Also included here are a series of quizzes to be used for retrieval practice. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Space Knowledge Organiser
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Space Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was designed with a mixed Year 5/6 class in mind when teaching the Year 5 Space science unit and IPC Space topics. UPDATE: Now including retrieval quizzes. With special thanks to @adaubs91 for her significant help in creating and designing this KO! Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Misconception SATs papers (2016 Sample) with intentional errors to correct
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Misconception SATs papers (2016 Sample) with intentional errors to correct

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2016 Sample SATs papers completed with common errors and misconceptions for pupils to mark and explain. Pupils often love playing the teacher, marking the work of someone else, and can often spot errors in another person’s work before they spot it in their own. You can find completed misconception papers from other years here: 2019 2018 2017 2016 2016 (Sample) @adaubs91 and I completed these papers so that most of the answers will be incorrect (based on common misconceptions) or have silly errors which pupils often make. The idea is that pupils mark each question and explain the errors that have been made. We hope these are useful for you and your pupils! I wrote a blog about why I think this can be effective process for pupils to engage with here. The completed papers included in this file are: Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic Maths Paper 2: Reasoning 1 Maths Paper 3: Reasoning 2 Grammar and Punctuation Reading
Forces & Magnets Knowledge Organiser
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Forces & Magnets Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was originally designed with a Year 3 class in mind when teaching the science unit on Forces and Magnets. Also included here are a series of quizzes to be used for retrieval practice. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Dinosaurs Knowledge Organiser
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Dinosaurs Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was originally designed with a Year 3 class in mind when teaching the IPC topic ‘Footprints from the Past’. It could easily be used or adapted for younger classes studying dinosaurs. Also included here are a series of quizzes to be used for retrieval practice. With special thanks to @jon_hutchinson for his advice and feedback in creating and designing this KO, which was one of my first. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Human Body Knowledge Organiser
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Human Body Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was originally designed with a Year 3 class in mind when teaching the science unit on the Human Body. Also included here are a series of quizzes to be used for retrieval practice. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Misconception SATs papers (2016) with intentional errors to correct
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Misconception SATs papers (2016) with intentional errors to correct

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2016 SATs papers completed with common errors and misconceptions for pupils to mark and explain. Pupils often love playing the teacher, marking the work of someone else, and can often spot errors in another person’s work before they spot it in their own. You can find completed misconception papers from other years here: 2019 2018 2017 2016 2016 (Sample) @adaubs91 and I completed these papers so that most of the answers will be incorrect (based on common misconceptions) or have silly errors which pupils often make. The idea is that pupils mark each question and explain the errors that have been made. We hope these are useful for you and your pupils! I wrote a blog about why I think this can be effective process for pupils to engage with here. The completed papers included in this file are: Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic Maths Paper 2: Reasoning 1 Maths Paper 3: Reasoning 2 Grammar and Punctuation Reading
20th Century History Knowledge Organiser
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20th Century History Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was designed with a mixed Year 5/6 class in mind when teaching the a topic on 20th Century History with a specific focus on the Second World War. I have uploaded the accompanying WW2 Knowledge Organsier here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/world-war-two-ww2-knowledge-organiser-12047114. UPDATE: Now including retrieval quizzes. This Knowledge Organiser was desgined to give context to the timeline of some key events that occured throughout the 20th Century. Disclaimer: this KO does focus on events that might be considered UK/US/Western-centric. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it (I made these KOs before I had any intentions of sharing them!).
Romans Knowledge Organiser
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Romans Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was designed with a mixed Year 5/6 class in mind in preparation for teaching a unit on the ROmans plus a series of retrieval quizzes. If you have any suggestions for changes or tweaks, please contact me through Twitter: @educatingholmes. Images were gained from a Google Image search - if I have inadvertently used one of your images without crediting you, please let me know so that I can attribute it.