Tag: Key Stage 2

Mental Maths Questions for Children

The mathematics curriculum in primary schools, requires that mental maths strategies are taught to children from an early age. I have been teaching mental maths strategies for many years now and every year I see the struggle that children face. I do my best, each time, to improve my teaching and increase students’ engagement. I believe that the key to…

Fun Revision Scientific Vocabulary for Material Changes Unit

Make Year 6 science revision fun with this fun version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Test your knowledge of the scientific vocabulary you need to know for your science unit Material Changes. Become a millionaire by scoring top marks in your tests! Click on the image below to play the game!  What was your score? Keep practising until…

About snow

When it’s cold and it’s snowing, use it to your advantage to teach your pupils all about snow. Read on to find out how you can make snow days, fun days when in school. In Key Stage 2 Science,  children do lots of work on changing states of matter. Why not add some variety to science lessons and investigate the…

Journalistic Writing

One of the writing genres covered in Year 6 is journalistic writing. Journalistic writing is a type of non-fiction writing where children create newspaper or magazine articles and report on real or imagined events. When teaching journalistic writing, a prompt will give your students reason to write as well as an audience. Here is an effective writing prompt for journalistic writing…

Wolf Hill is an exciting series from Roderick Hunt, illustrated by Alex Brychta, creators of the Oxford Reading Tree. It is designed to provide an easy, supportive and sustained read for those pupils who need to gain confidence and motivation in their reading. The stories will appeal to children aged, approximately, 7-11 and deal with the real-world adventures of a group of friends who live and attend school in an area called Wolf Hill. It’s a great series, highly recommended to emergent and reluctant readers.

Hidden Gold is a Level 1 book from the Wolf Hill series.  Alex (aged 10) really enjoyed reading it and gave it a rating of 4 and a half stars out of 5. Read on to see his book review. 

What can you tell us about the book ? 

Loz and some of her friends have a secret sen that they play at their grandma’s garden. One day they want to put a new carpet in the den. They hear a hollow sound from the floor – it is a secret hiding place. They find some very old coins that are very valuable. A woman who works at a collectibles store tries to trick them, but Mr. Saffrey has a plan! 

I would recommend this book to my friends. It is funny and I like how it ends and how they play a trick on the sneaky woman. 

This book is suitable for ages 7-10. I think people who like mysteries and secret plans will like the book. 

 

Till next time…

Socks, Shocks and Secrets Book Review

Socks, Shocks and Secrets is a children’s novel written by Leila Rasheed. It is the second book in the series: The Fantastic Diary of  Bathsheba Clarice de Trop. My pupils this year, especially the girls, absolutely loved reading her books. Below is a book review from one of my pupils, Katerina, age 11.  Who were the characters and what did you…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the Harry Potter series, written by J. K. Rowling. The book follows the young wizard, Harry Potter, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. When the night bus dashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front if him, it’s the start…

Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses

Straight from Greece, a PowerPoint created with images downloaded from the internet. It has been created with upper Key Stage 2 in mind, and the images have been chosen for today’s generation to relate to them. This can be used as an introduction to a lesson or a plenary. Click on the images below, an example of its contents, to download…

Writing Genres

The first step in understanding and discussing literature is knowing what you’re reading. Being able to state which genres you enjoy, or what genre the book you’re reading falls under, is a powerful skill; especially if you want to talk about books! Looking at a text’s features will help you identify the genre it falls under. This Powerpoint has been…

Active and Passive Voice

How ready are you for that English test? Play this quiz to test how good your grammar is. Are you an active and passive voice expert? before you start Remember:  A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence performs the action in the sentence. e.g. The man was washing the elephant. A sentence is written…

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