# Tag Archives: elementary

## 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 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 267: FREE Reasoning Number Puzzles with Input Slides

DOWNLOAD THE INPUT HERE DOWNLOAD THE ACTUAL PUZZLES HERE I saw this style of number puzzle on the fabulous White Rose Hub website and thought it would make a great lesson to show the Interim Teacher Assessment Framework for Greater … 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 264: FREE ‘Magic Word’ Poem Resource for ‘ur’ sound spelt as ‘or’ Spelling Pattern

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This is a poem I put together to highlight examples of words where the ‘ur’ sound like in ‘hurt’ is spelt with ‘or’ (word, work, worth, world). This is a Year 2 spelling pattern to be … Continue reading

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## 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 262: FREE Poem Resource for Teaching ‘Mother/Brother/Other’ Spelling Pattern

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE This poem features lots of examples of the Year 2 spelling pattern of words where the ‘uh’ sound (like in ‘cut’) is spelt with an ‘o’. Suggested ideas for use: -Have children read the poem and … 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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## 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

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