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45 Schools Out for Summer (a)

Festive PowerPoint Presentation

45 Schools Out for Summer (a)

A great way to finish for the summer break.
The first of 4 (differentiated) COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER presentations with 36 graded (easily editable) questions. Each set of 12 questions has its own lovely background scene giving the class (and teacher) that "looking forward to the holiday" feeling. There are are 12 different sounds, one for each of the (variously shaped) answer buttons as they bounce in.

SUMMER FIELDS: 12 questions/sounds
THE COVE: 12 questions/sounds
THE BEACH: 12 questions/sounds

Could be done as 3 x 12 mental maths starters over the next few days or as an extended mental maths activity using the printable worksheet on the last slide.

It might be a good idea to let some of the students take control and click the hyperlinks buttons to make the answers fly in when the class are ready. You can put your feet up for a bit.
The perfect way to finish the year.

Guidance on using the Festive Presentations.
Please bear in mind the following when purchasing from the Festive area:
The questions are designed to be done mentally and calculators should not be used.
The questions range in difficulty from level 2/3 at the beginning of block (a) to grade A/A* towards the end of block (d)
The 36 (or 48) questions within each block increase in difficulty slightly as you work through each set of 12 questions.
There are some easier questions scattered throughout the blocks so that everyone has a chance to get at least some correct.
Because the questions test maths skills and knowledge as well as mental arithmetic it might be that a very bright primary student with sharp mental arithmetic skills may be able to answer a few of the questions in block (d) but would obviously not be able to answer questions on such things as irrational numbers, negative indices and trigonometry etc.

Bearing in mind the above, as a very rough guide for all presentations in the festive area the suitability is as follows:

Block (a) Questions at the start are appropriate for some young primary school children including Key Stage 1 and average ability primary students at Key Stage 2 towards the end of the block. They are also suitable for SEN and low ability students at secondary school.
Block (b) Able/very able groups in primary schools /a spread of middle groups at Key Stage 3 and 4 at secondary.
Block (c) Some middle and higher sets at secondary school at both Key Stage 3 and 4
Block (d) Top sets and some good middle sets at Key Stage 4.

Overseas Teachers
Bearing in mind the above, as a very rough guide for all presentations in the festive area the suitability is as follows:

Block (a) Suitable for a range of students from age 7 to11.
Block (b) Suitable for a range of students from age 9 to15
Block (c) Suitable for a range of students from age 11 to15.
Block (d) Suitable for the brightest students at age 14 to17.

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