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Idea 282: FREE 4-Way Differentiated Set of ‘Find the Fib’ Calculations.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a set of four sheets of calculations, with each sheet having 5 ‘fibs’ that aren’t correct. The children must use their number knowledge to spot the calculations that aren’t true and circle them. Base … Continue reading

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Idea 281: FREE Poem Resource for Adding Suffixes to Words Ending with ‘y’, ‘Santa Contest’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a resource I made to teach the Year 2 National Curriculum statutory requirement: “Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it” where the guidance … Continue reading

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Idea 280: FREE 4-Way Differentiated Resources for Word Problems with Some Extraneous Facts.

DOWNLOAD THE INPUT SLIDES HERE DOWNLOAD THE PROBLEMS HERE Ask your class: “I have 5 pens in one hand and 5 pens in my other hand. How many rulers do I have altogether?” You’ll probably get the answer: “10!” This … Continue reading

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Idea 279: Free Poem Resource for Teaching Adding Suffixes to Words Ending in ‘e’, ‘Hiker Biker’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a short poem I’ve put together to model some of the examples from the National Curriculum for the Year 2 statutory requirement to teach “Adding the endings –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to … Continue reading

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Idea 278: Free Resource for Linking Repeated Addition to Multiplication

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a resource I put together to evidence the ITAF 2017 Maths statement for Greater Depth: “The pupil can recognise the relationships between addition and subtraction and can rewrite addition statements as simplified multiplication statements”. … Continue reading

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Idea 277: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching Adding ‘ies’ to words, ‘Dad’s Fries’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a very short, very silly poem I wrote that contains examples from the National Curriculum for the Year 2 statutory requirement to teach “Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y”, where the … Continue reading

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Idea 276: FREE Poem Resource for Modelling Doubling Consonants When Adding Suffix, ‘Runner Bunny’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a short poem I put together that uses lots of examples from the National Curriculum to teach one of the statutory requirements listed for Year 2, namely “Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y … Continue reading

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Idea 275: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching Suffixes -ness, -ment, -ful, -less, -ly ‘Recipe for a Teacher’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE I saw a great idea for writing a recipe-type poem for friendship the other day as a way to evidence the ITAF 2017 statement that the pupil is “adding suffixes to spell some words correctly in … Continue reading

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Idea 274: FREE Differentiated Bar Model Challenge Sheets: Show Inverse Operation and Solve Missing Numbers.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCES HERE This is a differentiated set of challenge sheets I made that focus on showing how the various numbers in a calculation ‘fit’ together, which is what the bar model is really great for. Once this is … Continue reading

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Idea 273: FREE Differentiated Challenge Sheets for Partitioning Numbers in Different Ways.

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a set of three differentiated challenge sheets I created to evidence meeting the ITAF 2017 WORKING AT EXPECTED STANDARD level objective: “The pupil can partition two-digit numbers into different combinations of tens and ones.”

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