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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000
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Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000

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Powerpoint begins by asking children to recap what happens when we multiply/divide. When we multiply, answer gets bigger When we divide, answer gets smaller Children are then asked to think about how numbers move when you multiply/divide by 10, 100, 1000. Explain that the numbers move along a place value chart as the VALUE is decreasing or increasing by a multiple of 10, 100, 1000. Recap - children answer a few questions on whiteboards. What are multiples? Clarify if children know what a multiple of 10, 100, and 1000 is. Clear introduction about how to multiply multiples of 10/100/1000 using your known multiplication facts. This is followed by 2 examples. The attached document is the activity which is differentiated by mild, spicy and hot. Mild - children multiplying/dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 Spicy - children multiplying/dividing by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 using known facts Hot - children solving missing number problems involving multiplying/dividing multiples of 10, 100 and 1000
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reasoning - adding/subtracting 10, 100, 1000
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Reasoning - adding/subtracting 10, 100, 1000

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A series of true or false statements about adding/subtracting 10, 100, 1000 in a real life context. Children have to read and prove if they are true or false by applying their knowledge.
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.
Year 4 Position, movement and direction planning (1 week)
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Year 4 Position, movement and direction planning (1 week)

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This is a week of progressive planning for year 4. The topic is position, movement and direction. Planning includes teaching points, key questions, ideas for differentiation, description of activities and key vocabulary. Children will be making their own compasses, engaging in outdoor learning and activities are from Nrich and Twinkl.
Words in Context - Guided Reading
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Words in Context - Guided Reading

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This is a Smart Notebook presentation on Words in Context and two related activities. These activities encourage children to infer the meaning of words using the context of the the sentence. The first activity has an extension which is a set of comprehension questions to go with the extract. The second activity involved children making links between words. I used these as guided reading activities over two days.
Division using Practical resources
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Division using Practical resources

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For this lesson, you will need a selection of practical resources. Numicon, number beads, number lines, counters, cubes etc. Lesson opens with sharing key vocabulary related to division. There is a clear link shown between multiplication and division on a visual array. Children are introduced to the words dividend, divisor and quotient. This is followed by step-by-step instructions on how to divide using numicon, number beads and number lines. Each of these will need to be demonstrated and then children have a go at solving some divisions using ALL the different resources.
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.
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