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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!
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.
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)
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!).
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.
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
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.
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.
Compass directions - create your own island - (Year 3) differentiated
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Compass directions - create your own island - (Year 3) differentiated

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Pupils use the grid to draw an island, and then have to add a list of things on their map, such as a lake, hotel, beach, etc. Once they have finished creating their island, they need to complete directions for tourists to help them get around their island. Using North, South, East and West pupils have to tell them how to get to and from different places on the map. There are 3 differentiated versions: LA - Have to give simple instructions for 4 different routes. MA - Have to give instructions for 9 different routes. HA - Have to give 9 instructions for different routes, and also have to give some directions for routes with more than one stop (e.g. hotel -> lake -> beach). I printed them out on A3 for my Year 3 class to use, which worked well, but they could be printed A4 too.
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.
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.
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.
Zoo animal feeding times - differentiated
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Zoo animal feeding times - differentiated

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A differentiated worksheet to cover time as part of my Year 1 class zoo project. File contains 4 slightly different versions where pupils either complete clock faces, read clock faces and record the time, or a mixture of both. The first is just O'CLOCK times, progressing on to a mixutre if O&'CLOCK and HALF PAST, and then including QUARTER TO/PAST for more able. Would also suit more able reception or less able Year 2.
Pirate Chores - Digital times (differentiated)
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Pirate Chores - Digital times (differentiated)

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Differentiated worksheets for Year 1 or 2 for practising digital times. Pupils complete digital clock times to match with the written times that the pirates need to do all their chores on the ship (scrub the decks, stack cannonballs, clean the cannon, feed the parrot, hoist the sail, drop the anchor - Yes my Y1 class is doing a pirates topic!).\nWorksheet 1 - o'clock\nWorksheet 2 - o&'clock + half past\nWorksheet 3 - o&';clock, half past, quarter to + quarter past\nThe second set is similar but as a follow-up to the first set pupils have to write times on both analogue and digital clocks.