Early Years, KS1, KS2

Money and basic arithmetics. Ten problems.

We have used this great worksheet, from the excellent web teaching ideas, that includes ten short problems to practise money and KS1 level arithmetics.

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KS1, KS2

Mental arithmetics game. Friends of number 10 and 20.

Table games, especially those that require the use of dice, quickly develop in the child useful mental calculation skills. It is interesting, as the children grow, to provoke significant mental calculation mementos, and (table) games are the best for this.

We have previously shared a simpler game to practise doubles and doubles +1 with a dice.

This game today is more complex and can be difficult for the younger kids. Still you only need paper, pencil and dice. Use our templates for ready to use tables with friends of 10 and friends of 20.

Friends of 10

Roll 2 dice or one dice twice. Add the results. On the table with numbers look for a number that, when adding or taking away your result, you get 10. Colour or mark that number in the table.For example, you roll the dice twice and get a 3 and 1, that makes 4 in total. You need a 6 to make a 10.You then colour a cell with a number 6 on it. Or you roll the dice and get a 6 and a 5. That´s a total of 11. You need a 1 to take away from 11 to make a 10. You can colour a cell with number 1 in it.

You can add other rules to the game: using a timer to see how many numbers are found in 10 minutes, or play with other players taking turns. If a number box is already colored the player gets another turn.

Friends of 20

Same routine but with the table that has numbers up to 17. You need to roll the dice three times or use three dice.

KS1, KS2

Reading comprehension of simple instructions. Locations (ii).

A second version of our activity to work reading comprehension using simple instructions, with colouring and this time with basic maths included! This is also prepared to be printed in black and white, no fancy colours, and kids only need four colours (red, black, green, and any other one) to complete the tasks. As with our first worksheet, this is an activity that helps develop reading comprehension from an early age. This worksheet is ready to print and work with it.

In this worksheet we propose the student to read slowly and carefully in order to carry out the tasks that are described in the instructions, coloring boxes according to them.

This type of activity is very much liked by children because it poses challenges for them that they usually don’t find in texts. Combining reading with thinking and coloring is a very motivating activity that will be a sure success.

If you have any other resources to work reading comprehension at an early age and want to share them do not hesitate to contact us! I will be happy to upload them in your name.

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KS1, KS2

Reading comprehension of simple instructions. Locations.

This is one simple activity that helps develop reading comprehension from an early age. This worksheet is ready to print and work with it.

In this worksheet we propose the student to read slowly and carefully in order to carry out the tasks that are described in the instructions, coloring boxes according to them.

This type of activity is very much liked by children because it poses challenges for them that they can not find in other texts. Combining reading with thinking and coloring is a very motivating activity that will be a sure success.

If you have any other resources to work reading comprehension at an early age and want to share them do not hesitate to contact us! I will be happy to upload them in your name.

Click on the “reading comprehension” tag for other similar activities!

KS1, KS2

What is going on?!? Images to work speech stimulation, creativity and critical thinking.

Striking images, originating from imagination or depicting impossible situations, arouse the interest of small and large. They are also called verbal or visual absurdities and they are ideal for speech stimulation and to foster creativity and critical thinking.

The images below may be useful to move the child to talk and tell you what he can see as wrong, impossible, or funny in them.