# Tag Archives: year 3

## Idea 289: FREE Class Set, 4-Way Differentiated Place Value Quiz-Quiz-Trade Cards for Year 3 and 4

DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE HERE I put a fair bit of time into making a whole-class set of 30 quiz-quiz-trade cards for place value, using a wide range of images and representations, so I thought I’d share it here. With the … 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 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

## 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 237: Multiplication Grid Paired Task

I did this activity with my Year 2 class after we’d used (completed) multiplication grids to self-check answers to multiplication questions. Children worked in pairs to take turns adding one number into the multiplication grid until it was complete. LOTS … 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 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

## Idea 219: Year 2 Multiplication Problem Solving RallyCoach Lesson

This was a problem-solving lesson I did with my Year 2 after a week on looking at multiplication as repeated addition and drawing arrays. I did this as a rally coach, with each pair having a sheet between them and … Continue reading