# Ryan Holmes's resources

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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!).

#### Maths basic skills self-generating worksheet (Shanghai sheet)

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@adaubs91 and I developed these worksheets based on a worksheet brought back by a colleague of ours from a trip to Shanghai. The aim of these sheets is to ensure quick and automated basic skills using the four operations, comparing and representation. The sheets will randomly generate new questions every time the sheet is saved, printed or any function to calculate functions is performed.

#### 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. 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!).

#### Fraction, Decimals & Percentage equivalence worksheet

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@adaubs91 and I developed these worksheets to help students practice identifying the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. The sheets will randomly generate new questions every time the sheet is saved, printed or any function to calculate functions is performed.

#### 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!).

#### 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.

#### 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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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 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!).

#### 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. Quizes for retrieval practice will be added in due course. The accompanying 20th Century History Knowledge Organiser can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/20th-century-history-knowledge-organiser-12047135 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!).

#### Olympics Knowledge Organiser

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This Knowledge Organiser (KO) was designed with a a Year 5 class in mind in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Also included is an excel file designed to help with retrieval practice and quizzing based on the 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!).

#### Historic Periods Timeline

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I created this resources to gain a better understanding of overlap and sequence between historical periods across the world. It is intended to give an overview rather than give specific dates. Due to the broad range of time that I have tried to cover, the dates are only accurate to within a 50 year period. I do not pretend to be an expert in any of these periods, so the approximate dates are the result of research online. If you notice any major errors in these approximate dates please let me know and I will edit the resource. Similarly, If I’ve missed some key historic periods that you think would be useful to include, please let me know and I will update the resource accordingly.

#### Inventions That Changed The World 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 ‘Inventions That Changed The World’. Also included here are a series of quizzes to be used for retrieval practice. Unlike other KOs, I would not expect students to commit all of the information presented here to memory; however, I believe it can still provide a useful point for beginning discussion and is a useful subject knowledge resource. 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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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!).

#### 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 &amp; 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!).

#### 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 &amp; 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!).

#### Addition and subtraction tutorials (Base 10 & Place Value counters)

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Here are links to video tutorials that @adaubs91 and I made to help pupils learning to use concrete equipment as they get to grips with formal methods for addition and subtraction. These videos are aimed primarily at Lower KS2 but could also be used with pupils who need to work within the concrete stage of formal methods for calculation. You can find all of the Maths tutorials I have created here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjKMtUogeo6VNVG1Aq48VCXIj0iybZnmN You can find links to other playlists I have created collating a range of videos that I have found useful with my classes here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_CoZMkbOMn8PkUcsc0_AZg/playlists. If there are other videos that you recommend using, please let me know so I can can check them out and add them to the playlists!

#### 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. Quizes for retrieval practice will be added in due course. I have uploaded the accompanying WW2 Knowledge Organsier here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/world-war-two-ww2-knowledge-organiser-12047114. 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!).

#### 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!).