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I have been teaching across the foundation phase and Key Stage 2 since 2004, and I have created a wide range of effective resources for all sorts of topics and subjects, all of which have been tried and tested with my own pupils. Most of my resources are already differentiated, as I know how much time this saves. I hope other teachers find these resources useful and that other pupils enjoy and benefit from them as much as my classes have. All reviews/ratings gratefully received!

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I have been teaching across the foundation phase and Key Stage 2 since 2004, and I have created a wide range of effective resources for all sorts of topics and subjects, all of which have been tried and tested with my own pupils. Most of my resources are already differentiated, as I know how much time this saves. I hope other teachers find these resources useful and that other pupils enjoy and benefit from them as much as my classes have. All reviews/ratings gratefully received!
Pokemon Go Maths - Ordering numbers (Differentiated)
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Pokemon Go Maths - Ordering numbers (Differentiated)

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I made this worksheet for my Year 3 class for a homework task to take advantage of their Pokémon Go obsession! They just have to look at each row of Pokémon and put their CP scores in order from smallest to largest. There are 3 differentiated versions - LA - Ordering 2-digit numbers (with a couple of 3-digit ones at the end!) MA - Ordering 3-digit numbers HA - Ordering 3-digit and 4-digit numbers
United Kingdom map labelling - differentiated
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United Kingdom map labelling - differentiated

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Two different versions of a UK map labelling task, where pupils have to find (using an atlas or Google maps) each country of the United Kingdom and label them, and (more able) find and label each of the four capital cities. I have also included an A4 sheet with the four flags, which could be enlarged or used for display.
Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing
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Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

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Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story. 2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in. 3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.
Day In The Life Of A Superhero - Digital Times Worksheets - Differentiated
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Day In The Life Of A Superhero - Digital Times Worksheets - Differentiated

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Three differentiated versions of a digital time worksheet with a superhero theme. For each time there is a picture of a superhero doing an everyday chore (e.g. Batman brushing his teeth, Spiderman grocery shopping) and the time next to it in word form. Pupils have to complete the digital clock display to show the correct time. Three differentiated versions - o'clock times / o'clock & half past times / o'clock, half past, quarter past & quarter to times.
Zoo animals block graphs and pictograms - differentiated
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Zoo animals block graphs and pictograms - differentiated

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Differentiated versions of a zoo animal themed data handling task. There are differentiated templates for pictograms with animal pictures included, already sized to fit into the spaces on the pictogram, and differentiated templates for zoo animal block graphs/bar charts. Originally created for Year 1, but suitable for more able Reception pupils and also for Year 2.
Pokemon Go Symmetry (differentiated 3 ways) -Year 3
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Pokemon Go Symmetry (differentiated 3 ways) -Year 3

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I decided to make the most of the Pokemon Go obsession in my Year 3 class by making these worksheets as part of a unit on symmetry. They could also be used with able Year 2 or less able Year 4 children. I differentiated the task for three ability groups as described below (all 3 versions are included!): LA - Children must decide which pokemon are symmetrical or asymmetrical, and draw one line of symmetry through the symmetrical ones. MA - Pictures of different pokemon characters cut in half, so children can draw the missing half, making sure they remain symmetrical. HA - Asymmetrical pokemon cut in half and split apart - children then draw the missing halves to match the two separated original halves, which in turn creates two brand new symmetrical Pokemon (they really liked this idea, and had great fun trying to think of names for the new pairs of Pokemon they had created afterwards!).
Natural disasters - simple research task for Year 3 / 4 - differentiated
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Natural disasters - simple research task for Year 3 / 4 - differentiated

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This file contains three differentiated versions of a simple research task which I created as homework for my Year 3 class to kick off our new topic about natural disasters. The task is to find out about the main types of natural disasters and what they are. *Less able pupils have to match the types of disaster to simple descriptions. *The second version has some descriptions to match to the disasters, but some are missing and they have to write their own and then match them up. *More able pupils have to research the types of natural disasters and write their own short descriptions of each one, so they will have to do a bit more research in addition to more writing.
Outdoor maths activity cards - Year 1/2
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Outdoor maths activity cards - Year 1/2

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A set of outdoor maths activity cards, which should be cut up and laminated for use outside. The cards have different mathematical tasks, including weighing, counting, sorting, addition, subtraction and shape, all using free outdoor resources (daisies, twigs, stones, etc). The cards feature clear, simple instructions, including pictures for less able pupils to be able to read them more independently. These cards could be used first in a whole class or group maths lesson, and then put into the outdoor provision for independent use.
'Flat Stanley' simple story innovation task - differentiated
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'Flat Stanley' simple story innovation task - differentiated

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Differentiated writing frames for pupils to innovate part of the well-known story 'Flat Stanley' by putting their own name into the 'Flat _______' title and then imagining where they would post themselves and what they might do in their chosen destination if they were flat like Stanley. Pupils write about their chosen destination, the more able give reasons for their choice, and then pupils write about the activities they would like to do, and draw pictures of themselves doing them.
Non-chronological report planner & writing frame Y3- differentiated & Celts roundhouse Venn Diagram
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Non-chronological report planner & writing frame Y3- differentiated & Celts roundhouse Venn Diagram

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Differentiated planning sheet for a non-chronological report on the Celts. Higher ability pupils can use the planner to complete research about the Celts' daily life (houses, clothes, food, etc) and then use the writing frame to structure their non-chronological report with sub-headings. The planner and writing frame for lower ability pupils concentrates on the Celts' roundhouses (what they look like, how they are built, what would be found inside, etc). Used with my Year 3 class, but could also be used with Year 4. I have also included a simple Venn diagram sheet, used to compare a Celtic roundhouse with a modern home, which my Year 3 class used as a starting point for their research into the roundhouses.
Converting & Ordering measurements in cm and m - Big Hero 6 theme - Year 3/4 (differentiated 3 ways)
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Converting & Ordering measurements in cm and m - Big Hero 6 theme - Year 3/4 (differentiated 3 ways)

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Differentiated worksheets for 3 ability groups. I made these as we were converting measures and also doing a robots topic at the time. The task is to convert measurements and put them in order, (first from shortest to longest, and then from longest to shortest) in order to help Hiro and Baymax (from Big Hero 6) with their robot building projects. This could be followed up with some practical measuring and robot building if you wanted to.
Reading thermometers - differentiated
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Reading thermometers - differentiated

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Simple differentiated (3 levels) worksheets where pupils have to read temperatures on thermometers, and also calculate simple changes in temperature (e.g 3 degree warmer, etc). The scales on the thermometers are blank, so they can be differentiated or edited depending on pupils' ability. I printed copies for my class, then wrote on my own scales and shaded the temperature levels, before photocopying, to ensure accurate differentiation for my class.
Maths word problem (multi-step) using money and simple multiplication - differentiated - Year 3
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Maths word problem (multi-step) using money and simple multiplication - differentiated - Year 3

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Based on our current rainforest topic, I created these 3 differentiated versions of a multi-step money problem. The 'tribe' makes items to sell to raise money for the village. Each worksheet has a table showing how much each item was sold for, and how many they sold. Pupils must multiply to find the total for each item, then an overall total, before completing a subtraction sum at the end to work out how much more the tribe need to reach their target. The three levels are differentiated by the difficulty of the numbers used, but the format of the task is the same.
The Apprentice - Cereal task - Full week project for Year 3 / 4 - includes maths, literacy, art, ICT
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The Apprentice - Cereal task - Full week project for Year 3 / 4 - includes maths, literacy, art, ICT

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I created this project for my Year 3 class, but it could be easily adapted used in Y4 or higher. I based a whole week around it, including thinking skills, applying maths skills, designing products and advertising. I split my class into mixed ability teams for the week. The powerpoint file introduces the task, and contains instructions for every part of the task as you go through the week, including examples to demonstrate each maths activity. The maths activities are all differentiated for higher, middle and lower ability groups, and include calculating factory opening times, converting distances between metres and kilometres for 'distribution' and calculating production costs (multiplying by 2, 4 or 40). There are group thinking skills templates, which I enlarged to A3 for groups to brainstorm ideas for cereal types, flavours and brand names. There are also templates for designing a cereal box, an advertising poster, and a cartoon strip-style planning sheet to storyboard ideas for a TV advert. Afterwards, we filmed an advert for each group using an iPad and green screen.
Pirates times (analogue and digital) - differentiated
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Pirates times (analogue and digital) - differentiated

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Pupils have to complete a timetable for the pirates to tell them what times to do their chores on the ship, using analogue and digital clocks . Three differentiated versions; 'o'clock times....'o'clock' & 'half past'....'quarter to', 'quarter past', 'o'clock' & 'half past'.
Finding the difference between 2-digit numbers using open number lines - differentiated
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Finding the difference between 2-digit numbers using open number lines - differentiated

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Three differentiated versions of a worksheet using open number lines to find the difference between 2-digit numbers by counting on in steps. Created for my Year 3 class, but suitable for Year 2 or 4. 1) (LA) Finding the difference between 2-digit numbers (differences less than 20 - round to next 10, add 10, then count on to target number) 2) (MA) Finding the difference between 2-digit numbers (differences more than 20 - round to next 10, add multiple of 10, then count on to target number) - with numbers at each end of the number lines to scaffold 3) (HA) Finding the difference between 2-digit numbers (differences more than 20 - round to next 10, add multiple of 10, then count on to target number)
Finding the difference between 3-digit numbers using open number lines - differentiated
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Finding the difference between 3-digit numbers using open number lines - differentiated

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Three differentiated versions of a worksheet using open number lines to find the difference between 2-digit numbers by counting on in steps. Created for my Year 3 class, but suitable for Year 2 or 4. 1) (LA) Finding the difference between 3-digit numbers - numbers at each end of the number lines and some of the jumps and '+' signs put in place for extra scaffolding. 2) (MA) Finding the difference between 3-digit numbers - with numbers at each end of the number lines to scaffold. 3) (HA) Finding the difference between 3-digit numbers - blank number lines.