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Macbeth letter New!
Success criteria for writing a letter from Macbeth to Lady Macbeth  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 | Writing composition | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Letter writing
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Retelling traditional talesNew!
This resource guides children on how to rewrite a familiar tale,  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 24/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Traditional stories
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Weird Sisters similes and personificationNew!
A scaffolding resource for writing similes and using personification  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 17/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Character description | Features of writing
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Romeo and Juliet - a letter from JulietNew!
A cloze procedure activity based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 17/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction
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Lady Macbeth's letterNew!
A cloze procedure letter activity based on Shakespeare's Macbeth,  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 17/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Simple sentences | Word classes
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Newspaper report- I didn't do my homework because...New!
A newspaper article including a brief reading comprehension to  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 10/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Newspapers
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The Beast Within comprehensionNew!
An original narrative set in a primary school where a mysterious,  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 10/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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The Dragon Machine – create your own fantasy vehicleNew!
Inspired by The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward, children design  … read more
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Y2  | Published: 03/06/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Helen Ward
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Relative clauses New!
A set of tasks on using relative clauses within the context of  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 28/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Complex sentences
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The Dragon Machine – materials investigation
A set of science investigations into the properties of materials  … read more
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Y2  | Published: 20/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Helen Ward
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The Iron Man is coming
A short writing task for year 3 children. Plan a route using  … read more
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Y3 | Writing composition | Published: 20/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Mapping skills and fieldwork | The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
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Comprehension questions on 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde
Comprehension questions based on the opening of the short story  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 20/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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The Tin Forest – exploring materials
A science investigation of materials linked to the book The Tin  … read more
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Y2 | Materials | Published: 14/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Helen Ward | Everyday materials
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Wizard me!
Create your own wizard profile with this Harry Potter themed  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 13/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
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'If you were a sailboat' and metaphor
Introduce children to metaphor in a sensory way through the song  … read more
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Y5 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 13/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Poetry - creating images
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A new grandma for George
Using Chapter 1 of George's Marvellous Medicine, this activity  … read more
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Y3 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 07/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Word classes
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Macbeth role on the wall
A scaffolded sheet for a role on the wall type activity based  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 07/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Works by Shakespeare
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The London Skyline - The Coca-Cola London Eye resource
A journey through the human and physical geography of London.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 03/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Merlin | Human geography | Physical geography | Arguments | Persuasive writing
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Media and Fake News - A Madame Tussauds London resource
An exploration of the media, fake news, and celebrity culture.  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Writing composition | Published: 03/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Merlin | General | Newspapers | Persuasive writing
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Building Stories - a DreamWorks Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London resource
Step into story construction! Students will discover the tools  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 03/05/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Merlin | Character description | Different genres – mystery, ghost, fantasy | Fables | Settings | Traditional stories
Merlin
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Independent reading activities
Independent reading activities suitable for UKS2 and beyond.  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 29/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Transition
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Food themed word and sentence work
A collection of differentiated literacy activities with a foody  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Reading word levelPublished: 23/04/2019 | 
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Reading bingo challenge
A handy resource to encourage children in UKS2 to read widely.  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehensionPublished: 16/04/2019 | 
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The pet factor
A KS1 literacy resource related to the topic of pets. Activities  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading word levelPublished: 15/04/2019 | 
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How writers create atmosphere
This PowerPoint analyses an extract taken from The Woman in White  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 15/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction
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Split digraphs challenge
A year 1 resource to support understanding of split digraphs.  … read more
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Y1  | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): a-e | e-e | i-e | o-e | u-e | Phase 5
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On the farm activities
Reading, spelling and writing activities with a farm theme! Suitable  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Writing transcription | Writing composition | Published: 08/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Alphabet | Poems on a theme | Spelling for beginners
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Verb Challenge
This worksheet is the perfect accompaniment to the Oxford Primary  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 01/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Oxford Dictionaries | Oxford University Press | Verb tenses
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Grammar Challenge
This worksheet is the perfect accompaniment to the Oxford Primary  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 01/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Oxford Dictionaries | Oxford University Press | Word classes
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Good Writing Challenge
This worksheet is the perfect accompaniment to the Oxford Primary  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 01/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Oxford Dictionaries | Oxford University Press | Complex sentences | Conjunctions and connectives
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On the farm – comprehension
A simple comprehension based on a visit to a farm. Ideal for  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Reading comprehension | Published: 01/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – narrative
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Letter ideas and templates
A collection of letter templates to enable children to write  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 01/04/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Letter writing
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Ordering sentences
Children read and correctly reorder the jumbled up sentences.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Simple sentences
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Odd word out
A reading and comprehension task for years 1 and 2. Children  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Writing transcription | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Alphabet | Spelling for beginners
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The Bug Chant – a poetry activity
An original poem to share with Y2 linked to the topic of bugs.  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 20/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Poems on a theme | Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming
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Prefix and suffix revision
A revision worksheet on common prefixes and suffixes including  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing transcription | Published: 11/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Prefixes and suffixes
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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – reading comprehension
A narrative poem and short narrative (story) with comprehension  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 11/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness | Inference and deduction
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GPS starter tasks
GPS starter ideas for years 5 and 6.  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 04/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Complex sentences
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Making inferences about pictures
Children are introduced to inference by looking carefully at  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 04/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction
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Exploring limericks
Children read and explore the purpose, rhyme and rhythm of a  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 04/03/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming
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Syllables and word stress patterns
A syllable and word stress pattern transition worksheet. Ideal  … read more
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Y6 | Reading word level | Published: 25/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Syllables
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Poem: Home Sweet Home
An original, simple poem contrasting before and after a World  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 25/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative | Poem based resources
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World War II reading comprehension - Golden Skies
A set of extended recounts (first person narrative, diary, letter)  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 18/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Modern Britain | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Using the present perfect and simple past verb forms
A worksheet to help children to use and understand the simple  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 18/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Verb tenses
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The Hound of the Baskervilles reading comprehension
A challenging reading comprehension based on an excerpt taken  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 18/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Jabberwocky - poetry analysis
A PowerPoint based on the poetry analysis of Jabberwocky by Lewis  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 18/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Poem based resources
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Using the present perfect tense
A grammar resource to help children in years 3 and 4 use the  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 04/02/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Verb tenses
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Five ways to explore a story through drama at KS2
A set of five drama techniques and resources based on The Iron  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Debate | Drama and role play | Presentations
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Can you see the wind? - a poetry reading comprehension
An original poem exploring personification and imagery, while  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Poem based resources
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Autumn by Siegfried Sassoon
This challenging poetic reflection on the effects of war allows  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 28/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Poem based resources
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Rising Stars Reading Planet: Reading at home guidance for Reception and KS1
A Rising Stars resource. Share this handy guide with parents/carers  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Starting school | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Published: 22/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rising Stars | Reading Planet | Partnerships | Parent leaflets
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English for the More Able: Scary Poems
A Rising Stars resource. Challenging comprehension questions  … read more
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Y2 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 22/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rising Stars | English for the More Able | Partnerships | Poem based resources | Poems on a theme | Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming
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On Track English: Writing and grammar intervention
A Rising Stars resource. This step-by-step intervention unit  … read more
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Y4 | Writing transcription | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 22/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rising Stars | On Track English | On Track English Writing and Grammar | Basic punctuation | Character description | Complex sentences | Structuring plots and planning | Word classes
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On Track English: Reading Comprehension intervention
A Rising Stars resource. This step-by-step intervention unit  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 22/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rising Stars | On Track English | Partnerships | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Rising Stars Spelling
A Rising Stars resource. A fun unit focusing on /d3/ sound spelled  … read more
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Y2 | Writing transcription | Published: 22/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rising Stars | Rising Stars Spelling | Partnerships | Spelling for beginners | Spelling for older learners
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Rising Stars Vocabulary: In context, poetry
A Rising Stars resource. A fun, flexible unit which uses Tennyson’s  … read more
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Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 22/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Rising Stars | Rising Stars Vocabulary | Partnerships | Developing vocabulary | Inference and deduction
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The Bunny and the Chick - An Easter poem
A poem to focus on rhyming couplets. Ideal to use as inspiration  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 21/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Poem based resources
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Sport facts writing frame
A writing frame to support children with writing a sport fact  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition | Published: 14/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Explanations | Non-chronological reports
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Comprehension tasks
A set of simple comprehension tasks and writing practice for  … read more
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F Y1 | Reading comprehension | Published: 14/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – non-fiction
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What are they? - a comprehension activity
Children read pairs of words and write a sentence to explain  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Reading comprehension | Published: 07/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Dictionary work
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