Tag Archives: key stage one

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 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 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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Idea 272: FREE Input and Challenge Sheets for Estimating to Check Answers are Reasonable

DOWNLOAD THE INPUT SLIDES HERE DOWNLOAD THE CHALLENGE SHEETS HERE These are some resources I’ve made to cover the ‘Working At’ ITAF 2017 objective: “The pupil can use estimation to check that their answers to a calculation are reasonable (e.g. … Continue reading

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Idea 268: Place Value Matching Activity and Quiz Sheet

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCES HERE This is a place value quiz that I used to show children had met the 2017 Interim Teaching Assessment Framework Year 2 Working Towards standard: • The pupil can demonstrate an understanding of place value, though … Continue reading

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Idea 265: FREE ‘All 4 Sentence Types’ Riddle Poems: 32 Examples!

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE There’s a great idea that has been doing the rounds recently on social media of using riddle poems as a way to have children use all four sentence types (statement, exclamation, command, question). I thought this … Continue reading

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Idea 261: More FREE Bar Model Differentiated Resources for Two-Digit Calculations

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCES HERE A set of 4 differentiated challenge sheets to help children solve missing number problems using a double-decker bar model to help visualise which number is the ‘whole’ and which are the ‘parts’. The differentiation is: Base … Continue reading

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