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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!
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.
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.
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!).
Christmas Time Worksheets - Analogue and digital - Years 1-4 - Differentiated
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Christmas Time Worksheets - Analogue and digital - Years 1-4 - Differentiated

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Three different sets of differentiated time worksheets. I made them for my Year 3 class, but depending on ability they could be used from Year 1 up to Year 4. Each set is differentiated with 3 different versions *o'clock and half past *o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to *5 minute intervals (e.g. ten past five, twenty to seven, etc) On the first set of worksheets, children must complete analogue clocks to show time times given to help Santa get all his chores done around the North Pole. On the second set, pupils must complete digital clocks to help the elf get his jobs finished on time so he has time left to make presents. The last set asks children to complete both analogue and digital clocks to help children do Christmas jobs round the house (make cookies, set the table, wrap presents, etc) before Santa comes. All the worksheets have colourful pictures of Santa, the elf and children doing their Christmas tasks. My class particularly liked the photo of Santa hanging out his washing!
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.
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.
Sunflower diary booklet - Year 1/2
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Sunflower diary booklet - Year 1/2

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This is a sunflower growing diary I created for a Year 1 class, but it would also suit Year 2 pupils. My class planted sunflowers in pots in school, which they then took home, along with the diary booklets. They completed one page each week, drawing, measuring and describing the changes in their sunflower each weekend for their homework over a half term, before returning the booklets and sunflowers to school during the last week of term.
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.
Making 6 - differentiated - Reception/Year 1/Year 2
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Making 6 - differentiated - Reception/Year 1/Year 2

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3 differentiated worksheets for consolidating number bonds to 6. There are 'counters' in the boxes for the lower ability to help them generate their bonds. There more able pupils have to draw their own counters and bonds to match them. There are boxes for all bonds to 6, including reversing (e.g. 5+1=6, so 1+5=6) which is something we emphasised when we did this.
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.
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.
Fairy tales literacy and science resources bundle - Year 1/2
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Fairy tales literacy and science resources bundle - Year 1/2

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A variety of worksheets based on different fairy tales, such as 'The 3 little pigs', 'Cinderella' and 'Frozen'. Several literacy tasks including analysing characters from the stories, and writing a spell for the Fairy Godmother. Also included are a couple of worksheets for simple science experiments - one is a materials investigation based on 'The 3 little pigs' and the other is the 'Frozen Ice Bunnies' experiment, where we used rabbit-shaped sand moulds to create 'ice bunnies', which were assigned to 'Frozen' characters and placed in different places around the classroom on paper towels, then we measured how much they melted over time by measuring the patches of water on the paper towels.
Superheroes bundle - 14 resources! Cross-curricular, differentiated....Year 1/2
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Superheroes bundle - 14 resources! Cross-curricular, differentiated....Year 1/2

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A whole bundle of superhero-based resources, including differentiated poem and cartoon strip templates, fact files to create you own superhero or super villain, differentiated digital times worksheets, and a variety of other tasks including designing a cape and utility belt gadgets, and links to health eating by creating healthy superhero meals. Also links to PSE with a poem called 'Superhero in my house' where pupils write about one of their parents/relatives and everything they do for them. Some of these resources are also available separately...browse my 'shop' for details.
Days of the week - differentiated
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Days of the week - differentiated

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Two worksheets for identifying and sequencing days of the week. One is a matching exercise where pupils match the days of the week to activities they do during the week. The other has the days of the week in a jumbled order, and pupils have to identify 'yesterday' and 'tomorrow' for each of the days of the week.
Human Body - Organs research tasks - differentiated
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Human Body - Organs research tasks - differentiated

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I created these tasks for my mixed ability Year 3 class, but they would be suitable to use with younger or older pupils too. As part of our human body topic, I wanted them to do some research about organs, and set this for homework, although it could of course be done in class too if you have non-fiction books/iPads/laptops available to use for research. There are three differentiated tasks (all saved in one file): 'Less able' - Matching task where pupils have to research the appearance of the main organs so they can match images of them to the correct names. 'Middle group' - Research the main organs, and write a brief description of what each one does. 'More able' - Choose one of the main organs, research it and complete a fact sheet about it, describing its size, position, function and drawing a labelled picture of it.
Reading comprehension - "Let's Go Fly A Kite" lyrics - Year 2/3 differentiated
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Reading comprehension - "Let's Go Fly A Kite" lyrics - Year 2/3 differentiated

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This is a simple reading comprehension task which I created for my Year 3 class as a homework task, but could also be used in class. There are 3 pages in the file - the first is the lyrics, which everyone will need, and then there are two versions of the questions (one for the majority of the class, and one simpler version for the less able). I tried to write questions using similar formats to those used in our Year 2/3 national tests. I also included a QR code at the end, which links to the song on YouTube, so they can have a sing-along when they have finished!
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.
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