# Tag Archives: year 1

## 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

## (FREE Resource) Exit Slips

I’ve written previously about exit slips and how useful I’ve found them. Essentially they are almost like a mini-quiz you give at the end of a lesson, which children all do independently. I’ve found the benefits of exit slips include: … Continue reading

## Idea 241: (FREE Resource) Part-Part-Whole Differentiated Quiz-Quiz-Trade Cards

This is a resource I put a bit of time into making but that I use fairly regularly as a 5 minute activity in my Maths class. Print off the resource and give one page to each pupil. Then ask … Continue reading

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## Idea 238: Quickfire Dice!

A very simple and very enjoyable activity with a wide range of uses. Teach this near the beginning of the school year and it can be used as a warmer throughout. One die needed between each pair of children. Let’s … Continue reading

## Idea 236: ‘Minion Maths’ Dice Game

This is an idea I trialled with my current Year 2 class and which I’ll be introducing early next year so I can have my class play this game often for mental maths practice. As with any new activity, I’d … Continue reading

## Idea 234: Don’t Roll a 6!

This is a classic fun Maths activity requiring only one die per child. The game is essentially: you keep rolling the die again and again, adding up the numbers you roll as you go. The objective is to get as … Continue reading

## Idea 232: Football Maths (Adding 3 single-digit numbers)

This is an activity I invented that my class LOVED and which really helped them work on their mental addition, in particular by finding out which is the easiest and fastest way to add 3 single-digit numbers together (a Year … Continue reading

## My Top 10 Ideas for an NQT or RQT in Key Stage One

Below are 10 ideas that I’ve found have been really effective in my class this year. Every class and every teacher is different, but I hope you might find one or two of these ideas inspire you a bit! … Continue reading

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## Idea 226: ‘Microwave Brownies’ A Fun Design and Technology Activity

I was trying to think of a fun Design and Technology activity involving cooking that wouldn’t put too much of a strain on the rather tired old oven we have access to at school. That’s when I hit on microwave … Continue reading