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Idea 259: FREE Resources for Money Problem Solving Lesson: “11 Secret Ways to Make 10p”

This was a fun and practical lesson I did recently looking at money. Firstly, in pairs children tried to find the 4 different combinations to make 5p, which are: 5p 2p+2p+1p 2p+1p+1p+1p 1p+1p+1p+1p+1p I put this up on the board … Continue reading

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Idea 258: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching Contractions: ‘In Trouble’

  After seeing how (unexpectedly!) popular my last poetry resource was, I’ve put together this poem to help with teaching apostophes for contractions (Working at Expected Level in Year 2!).   Ideas for using this resource include: -Have children read … Continue reading

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Idea 257: FREE Differentiated Fractions Resources With Bar Models

I used these resources in the first week of introducing bar models to my class, at the end of a unit looking at fractions. My input involved looking at bar models and creating ‘stories’ that made sense with them, with … Continue reading

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Idea 256: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching SPaG Possessive Apostrophes ‘Wizard’s Spell’

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a resource I created to help children learn about what can be a bit of a dry point of grammar. The poem features lots of examples of using a singular possessive apostrophe (which is … Continue reading

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Idea 255: FREE Differentiated Bar Model Resources

The ‘bar model’ is one of the big things coming through as part of the mastery Maths approach; it’s a concept borrowed from Asian countries which perform very well in Maths. The idea is that a simple bar model can … Continue reading

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Idea 254: Adding Three Single-Digit Numbers FREE Differentiated Resources

Included here is a set of resources for teaching adding 3 single-digit numbers (a Year 2 National Curriculum objective). Input would be based on the children trying a few calculations and offering their top tips: Which two numbers are easiest … Continue reading

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Idea 253: Place Value ‘Elimination Problem-Solving’ Differentiated FREE Resource

This makes a good problem-solving lesson when you have been covering place value. Each sheet contains a grid of numbers. Your ‘secret agent’ pupils must use the clues provided to help them to eliminate numbers until only one number is … Continue reading

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Idea 252: Mental Maths ‘Find the Fibs’ FREE Differentiated Resources

I try and keep revisiting small number mental maths as much as I can throughout the year to make sure my pupils don’t get rusty. To this end, I’ve made a resource which I’m happy to share here based on … Continue reading

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Idea 251: Quiz-Quiz-Trade Clocks 4-Way Differentiated FREE Resource

I put a fair bit of time into making a whole-class set of quiz-quiz-trade cards for telling the time, so I thought I’d share it here. Print off the resource and give one page to each pupil. Then ask them … Continue reading

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Idea 250: SPaG Lesson on Questions: FREE Resources!

This would work well as a ‘refresher’ lesson for Year 2 (questions are one of the four question types Year 2 are supposed to be using) and makes sure children get chance to see the unusual word order found in … Continue reading

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