# Tag Archives: ks1

## 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

## Idea 263: FREE Differentiated Number Bonds to 20 Challenge Sheets

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a resource I used as part of a review lesson to make sure number bonds to 20 was properly embedded; this is a Working Towards criterion at Year 2, but something I believe is … Continue reading

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## Idea 260: FREE Poem Resource for ‘Wr’ Spelling Pattern and Teaching Re-Drafting

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a poem I put together that can be used for two purposes. Firstly, it shows the re-drafting process and how you can improve your writing by going back and checking things again. Secondly, it … Continue reading

## 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

## 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

## 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

## Idea 249: Writing a Narrative with ‘The Pixar Formula’ including FREE RESOURCES!

Have you heard of the Pixar formula? Apparently, any story that is to be developed by the massively successful movie studio Pixar must follow a simple but incredibly effective formula. The formula is just six sentence starters: 1. Once upon … Continue reading

## Idea 248: SPaG Lesson on Capital Letters, FREE 4-way Differentiated Worksheets

These resources are great for a standalone ‘review’ lesson to reinforce the need to ABC: ‘Always Be Checking’! It seems that right the way through primary school, even the most capable of writers will continue to forget to put in … Continue reading