The Apprentice - Cereal task - Full week project for Year 3 / 4 - includes maths, literacy, art, ICT

The Apprentice - Cereal task - Full week project for Year 3 / 4 - includes maths, literacy, art, ICT

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.
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Pokemon Go Maths - Ordering numbers (Differentiated)

Pokemon Go Maths - Ordering numbers (Differentiated)

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
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Pokemon Go Symmetry (differentiated 3 ways) -Year 3

Pokemon Go Symmetry (differentiated 3 ways) -Year 3

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!).
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Reading comprehension - "Let's Go Fly A Kite" lyrics - Year 2/3 differentiated

Reading comprehension - "Let's Go Fly A Kite" lyrics - Year 2/3 differentiated

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!
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Converting & Ordering measurements in cm and m - Big Hero 6 theme - Year 3/4 (differentiated 3 ways)

Converting & Ordering measurements in cm and m - Big Hero 6 theme - Year 3/4 (differentiated 3 ways)

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

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

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.
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Natural disasters - simple research task for Year 3 / 4 - differentiated

Natural disasters - simple research task for Year 3 / 4 - differentiated

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.
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Christmas (Santa's chores) Time Worksheets - analogue times - differentiated

Christmas (Santa's chores) Time Worksheets - analogue times - differentiated

Three 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) Each worksheet asks children to complete analogue clocks to show time times given to help Santa get all his chores done around the North Pole.
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Christmas Time Worksheets - differentiated - analogue & digital

Christmas Time Worksheets - differentiated - analogue & digital

Three 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) Each worksheet 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.
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Christmas (Elf on the shelf) Time Worksheets - digital - differentiated

Christmas (Elf on the shelf) Time Worksheets - digital - differentiated

Three 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) Each worksheet asks pupils to complete digital clocks to help the elf get his jobs finished on time so he has time left to make presents.
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Christmas Time Worksheets - Analogue and digital - Years 1-4 - Differentiated

Christmas Time Worksheets - Analogue and digital - Years 1-4 - Differentiated

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!
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Human Body - Organs research tasks - differentiated

Human Body - Organs research tasks - differentiated

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.
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Pokemon Go Maths - Ordering numbers (Differentiated)

Pokemon Go Maths - Ordering numbers (Differentiated)

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
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Fishy Maths- Year 3 maths word problems - differentiated

Fishy Maths- Year 3 maths word problems - differentiated

Maths word problems I wrote for my Year 3 class to practise for tests. There are 2 pages for each group, each with word problems needing a range of different Year 3 maths skills. We are doing a pond/rock pool topic at the moment, so the questions are all about a fisherman called Fred! The questions are differentiated for 3 different levels (The wording of the questions is simplified slightly for the lower ability. All three levels are differentiated by the difficulty of numbers used, whether carrying is needed, etc). Lower ability sheet would also suit Year 2, and higher ability sheet would suit less able Year 4 pupils.
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3 Reading comprehension tasks - Pond Life - Year 3/4

3 Reading comprehension tasks - Pond Life - Year 3/4

Three sets of reading comprehension questions for Year 3 or 4, which I created to tie in with our pond life topic. All three comprehensions contain questions in similar formats to national reading tests, and each one relates to a page of text within this free pack, which is available online (https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/pdf/pond_pack_2010.pdf). Part 1 - Questions about invertebrates [p9 of the pond pack] Part 2 - Questions about invertebrates (cont.) [p10 of the pond pack] Part 3 - Questions about amphibians [p11 of the pond pack]
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Reading thermometers - differentiated

Reading thermometers - differentiated

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.
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Maths word problem (multi-step) using money and simple multiplication - differentiated - Year 3

Maths word problem (multi-step) using money and simple multiplication - differentiated - Year 3

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.
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United Kingdom map labelling - differentiated

United Kingdom map labelling - differentiated

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.
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