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I have been a primary school teacher for 4 years now. Love my job and love making resources. Most of my resources are aimed for Key Stage 2, however they can be adapted for other year groups. Maths is my specialism, which is evident when you look at my resources :) There are a couple of other bits and bobs. Hope you find something useful.

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I have been a primary school teacher for 4 years now. Love my job and love making resources. Most of my resources are aimed for Key Stage 2, however they can be adapted for other year groups. Maths is my specialism, which is evident when you look at my resources :) There are a couple of other bits and bobs. Hope you find something useful.
The Wolves in the Walls comprehension
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The Wolves in the Walls comprehension

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This is a comprehension activity for this fantastic book by Neil Gaiman, The Wolves in the Walls. There are two sets of questions, first is for everyone and the second are open-ended challenging questions for the higher attainers. Following the task, is peer assessment where children can read each other's answers and edit.
Multiplication grid puzzles
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Multiplication grid puzzles

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This is a problem solving task which requires children to identify factors of a number. Children are given grids with the answer and they have to find the numbers which multiply to give that answer but that solution has to also suit the other solutions in the puzzle. Very good for consolidating times tables. Can be differentiated by providing the lower ability with a times table square so they can easily identify factors. The challenge puzzle extends the top where they have a 3x3 grid and must multiply three numbers together to create given answers. Fun
Maths Presentation Policy
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Maths Presentation Policy

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This is ideal for maths subject leaders or class teachers who want consistency in the way their children present work in books. Our school recently introduced a presentation policy for Literacy and Maths. As maths leader, I designed these policies for children in key stage 1 and key stage 2 to put inside the front cover of their maths books. This was written with our school policy in mind. Feel free to edit and tweak to suit your school.
Year 4 Roman Numerals Planning (1 week)
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Year 4 Roman Numerals Planning (1 week)

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This is 4 days of progressive planning for year 4. The topic is Roman Numerals. Planning includes teaching points, key questions, ideas for differentiation, description of activities and key vocabulary. Activities for some of the lessons have been uploaded in my shop. One day requires access to computers/ipads.
Wolf Brother Chapter 1 - key vocabulary and comprehension questions
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Wolf Brother Chapter 1 - key vocabulary and comprehension questions

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This contains a key vocabulary list from chapter 1 in Wolf Brother. Most of the key words may be unfamiliar to the children as they are specific to the setting so they can start by highlighting familiar and unfamiliar words prior to reading the chapter. There are 2 sets of comprehension questions for Chapter 1 which also include a SPAG focus as well as understanding of the text.
Year 4 Subtraction planning (6 days)
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Year 4 Subtraction planning (6 days)

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This is 2 three-day weeks of progressive planning for year 4. The topic is Subtraction. Planning includes teaching points, key questions, ideas for differentiation, description of activities and key vocabulary. Method used progresses from practical (diennes) to expanded column subtraction and then compact column subtraction. In the second week, children are introduced to the bar model and links to addition are made. Activities for some of the lessons have been uploaded in my shop.
Maths Targets - Reasoning
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Maths Targets - Reasoning

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Ideal for maths leaders/SLT or class teachers who want to develop reasoning in their classroom. Attached is a template for key stage 1 and key stage 2 reasoning targets. These are designed so a child has one target attached inside their maths book and once it has been achieved three times they can be given another target. Also attached is some examples of reasoning targets. Class teachers can select from these directly or think of their own depending on the child.
Odysseus Comprehension Activities
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Odysseus Comprehension Activities

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Here are three comprehension activities for three chapters of the text, 'The Adventures of Odysseus' by Hugh Lupton. The three activities cover three chapters of this book: Circe, The Song of the Spheres and The Land of the Dead. Most of the questions are developing children's inference skills and some are linked to grammar and word types.
Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge
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Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge

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This is a wonderful, exciting challenge which is suitable for any KS2 class. Group children into groups of maximum 5 children. Give each group the same number of marshmallows, raw spaghetti sticks and scissors. Introduce the lesson with the powerpoint and discuss famous buildings/towers and comment on their structure. Share key vocabulary. Introduce the challenge and give children some time to share initial ideas. After the challenge is over, (20 minutes), judge the towers. I usually get other staff members involved and give them all a clipboard. Following the challenge, the activity can be used as a stimulus for writing and scientific enquiry. Attached is a step-by-step template of how to write up the investigation using sentence starters and the Learning Objective and Success Criteria which includes word banks and differentiated outcomes.
Year 6 Spellings Wordsearch
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Year 6 Spellings Wordsearch

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This activity asks children to read clues and guess what the words are. There are 10 words from the Year 5 and 6 Spelling list. Once they have guessed the words they can create their own wordsearch. Activity can be adapted to include clues for any set of words. Answers are provided
Arrays - Grid Method for multiplication
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Arrays - Grid Method for multiplication

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This is a whole lesson. Starter includes discussing key vocabulary linked to multiplication and recapping arrays. This leads on to visually representing a larger array and that the grid method is the natural progression from an array to multiplying larger numbers. Introduces partitioning and clear step by step process of how to use the grid method. There are two examples and then the main activity are multiplication questions differentiated using mild, spicy, hot.
Year 4 Number & Place Value Assessment.
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Year 4 Number & Place Value Assessment.

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This is an up-to-date number and place value assessment for the current Year 4 objectives in these areas. The last 4 questions are to do with addition and subtraction and can be used as assessment prior to starting these topics.
Adding/Subtracting Fractions
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Adding/Subtracting Fractions

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This is a clear, step-by-step, powerpoint explaining how to add and subtract fractions. Starts off with adding/subtractions fractions with the same denominator (easy) and then moves on to adding/subtractions fractions with different denominators and finally touches on solutions which are more than 1 whole (mixed number) The activities are differentiated as mild/spicy/hot. I would provide children with numicon or spare paper for them to draw any diagrams of even paper folding to show fractions.
Roman Numeral 100 square
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Roman Numeral 100 square

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This is an activity where children have to create their own hundred square using Roman Numerals. Differentiated as Mild, Spicy, Hot. Mild - Children have lots of answers provided. You may wish to only give them 0-50 instead of a complete hundred square. Spicy - Children have a random selection of answers given and they have to complete the rest. Hot - Children only given the values for 1, 5, 10, 50, 100
2D shape vocabulary
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2D shape vocabulary

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This is a word mat which has the names of most 2D shapes, properties, and sentence starters. Ideal resource for EAL and to encourage verbal/written reasoning about 2D shapes.
Wolves in the Walls Word Types
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Wolves in the Walls Word Types

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This lesson is based on the text The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. This text is rich in descriptive vocabulary and great for teaching verbs, onomatopoeias, prepositions, adverbs, nouns and adjectives. The lesson begins by asking children for examples of each. Then they have to match the definition to the word type. The activity is differentiated three ways. Mild activity - children are given a word list and have to decide which word types they belong to. Spicy and Hot - children will listen to the story on an audio or you can read it to them and they write down words into their different word types. Hot has all 6 categories.
Balanced Number Sentences
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Balanced Number Sentences

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This is an introduction to balanced number sentences and challenges children's thinking about thinking of number sentences more creatively. Once you have gone through the LO and Success criteria, children are taught that number sentences need to be balanced but the order of the question and answer is irrelevant. Children are then exposed to number sentences such as 5+6=3+8. On whiteboards, children can think of their own balanced number sentences using a range of operations. There is a link on the slide to an activity from the Nrich website called which symbol. An excellent interactive activity or if you prefer, print it out and let children work on it independently. The last two slides introduce brackets and and how they can affect the answer. The activity is differentiated into Mild, Spicy and Hot.