A whole class game including a collection of 6 activities which students need to solve to reveal numbers to combine for a lock combination.
Start your classrooms school year with a bang and help students introduce themselves to each other with the Let’s Cooperate Code Cracker! Students need to work together on 6 tasks to reveal 6 numbers to crack a lock combination. The groups are then presented a final riddle to help them arrange their code in the right order to help them succeed in their mission. Get a 6 digit lock or 2X 3 digit locks and a lockable box to hide a reward or message for students to compete for.
Run this activity as a timed rotation system for six groups on six activities or create it as a race to the finish. As previously seen with Teach Starters, Marvin Measurement’s Treasure Box and Christmas Code Cracker, students love working together on the variety of small group tasks, where students need to communicate and cooperate together to help each other succeed.
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- Start Poem
- Ancient Code Wheel
- Illustration Treasure Hunt – (download 5X Inference Scenario Posters below).
- Times of the Day – (download Informal Time of Day Jigsaw Puzzle below).
- Rooster Riddle
- Science Class – (download The Science of Independent Learning Poster).
- Pirate Voyage
- Finishing Riddle
Other resources included:
- Teacher Instructions
- Task Cards
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
By the beginning of year 3, pupils should be able to read books written at an age-appropriate interest level. They should be able to read them accurately and at a speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than ...
The principal focus of mathematics teaching in lower key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils dev...
- Number and place value
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