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Using commas in a listNew!
Several tasks to help children practise how to punctuate list  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation
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The Fairies by William AllinghamNew!
A range of activities, including a reading comprehension and  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 20/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): The Fairies by William Allingham | Poem based resources
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Boy – Penguin schools resourceNew!
A set of six engaging lesson plans and resources based on Roald  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing transcription | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Roald Dahl | Complex sentences | Conjunctions and connectives | Developing vocabulary | Features of writing | Verb tenses | Roald Dahl
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Billy and the Minpins – Penguin schools resourceNew!
A set of six lesson plans and resources based on Roald Dahl's  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Spoken language | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Roald Dahl | Debate | Persuasive writing | Roald Dahl
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Sharks and fish GPS word sortNew!
A fun GPS starter using sharks and fish for children to sort  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Word classes
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GPS activities based on George's Marvellous MedicineNew!
A set of quick GPS ideas based on George's Marvellous Medicine  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 13/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Complex sentences | Conjunctions and connectives | Developing vocabulary | Simple sentences | Verb tenses | Word classes | Word classes
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Harry Potter sentence structureNew!
Three quick starter activities based on sentence structure focusing  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 07/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation | Simple sentences
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Planning a story – Victorian chimney sweepNew!
Children plan and write a story about life for an imagined Victorian  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Victorians | Structuring plots and planning
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Persuasive writing – healthy eatingNew!
A writing task to persuade a young, keen sportsperson to eat  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Life processes and living things | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Persuasive writing | Human body
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Activities based on 5m80 by Nicolas DeveauxNew!
Supporting materials and prompts for using the animation 5M80  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Writing composition | Published: 06/11/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Features of writing | Recounts | Word classes
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Write a Halloween poemNew!
Use the Halloween themed poem to inspire some spooky writing  … read more
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Y4 Y5 | Writing composition | Published: 30/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Poems on a theme
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Contractions bingoNew!
A fun bingo game to help children to revise and consolidate knowledge  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 23/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation
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Punctuation match up gameNew!
A matching or snap game to clarify children's understanding of  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 23/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation | Complex punctuation
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Persuasive writing – which pet?
A persuasive writing task where children need to persuade a younger  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 16/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Arguments | Persuasive writing
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Non-chronological report - teeth comprehension
A non-chronological report about teeth and tooth problems with  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Life processes and living things | Published: 16/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – non-fiction | Human body
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Mayan creation myth reading comprehension
A retelling of the Mayan creation myth 'The Hero Twins' in which  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 16/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Halloween poetry
A lesson inspired by the poem 'On Halloween' by Aileen Fisher,  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Festivals and celebrations | Published: 16/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Poems on a theme | Poetry - creating images
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Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
A starter or plenary activity to help children to sort coordinating  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 16/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Conjunctions and connectives
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The Hodgeheg – persuasive letter
A persuasive letter writing task inspired by 'The Hodgeheg' by  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition | Published: 09/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Dick King Smith | Letter writing | Persuasive writing
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The Hodgeheg - writing instructions
Inspired by 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King-Smith, children write  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition | Published: 09/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Dick King Smith | Instructions
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Healthy eating - reading comprehension
A reading comprehension about healthy eating. There are three  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Life processes and living things | Published: 09/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction | Human body
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Dictionary detectives
Five tips for fun ways to use dictionaries.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 03/10/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Dictionary work
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The Troll by Julia Donaldson reading pack
A reading activity pack to accompany 'The Troll' by Julia Donaldson.  … read more
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Y2 Y3 | Reading comprehension | Published: 25/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Julia Donaldson | Information retrieval – narrative
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The history of Nintendo – a comprehension
A comprehension activity based on the history of Nintendo. Includes  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 25/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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The Great Wave by Hokusai – poetry activities
Art and poetry. Learn about a famous piece of art work through  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 25/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Study of an artist | Information retrieval – non-fiction | Poetry - creating images
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Who am I? – a poetry activity
A PowerPoint to help children to explore the poem 'Who am I?'  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 19/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Poem based resources
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Kodomo no hi festival comprehension and activity pack
A pack of activities based on Japan's Children's Day festival  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 19/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Dictionary work | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction | Recounts
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Question poems
A poetry resource based on the traditional Irish poem 'The Blackbird  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 11/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Poem based resources
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Going to a festival
A simple reading comprehension based on the Hay Festival in Wales.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Festivals and celebrations | Published: 11/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – non-fiction | Non-chronological reports
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‘Mice’ by Rose Fyleman – comprehension activities
Comprehension and poetry writing activity based on the poem 'Mice'  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 11/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – narrative | Poems on a theme
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Bingo - ai sound
A set of bingo game cards and words for the ai sound. Includes  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Writing transcription | Published: 04/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics | Spelling for beginners
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Embedded clauses – Japan
Children learn how to embed extra information into simple sentences  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 04/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Complex sentences
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Sea explorers comprehension
Two differentiated versions of a comprehension activity about  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 04/09/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Famous people from the past | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Christmas persuasive writing
A persuasive writing exercised based on the debating topic: 'Christmas  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 29/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Persuasive writing | Christmas
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Go Fox by Helen Dunmore Reading Comprehension
A pack of comprehension questions based on reading assessment  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Reading comprehension | Published: 29/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Wonder – Penguin Schools resource collection
Inspire your class to CHOOSE KIND with this thought-provoking  … read more
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Y5 Y6  | Published: 23/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by R.J.Palacio | Getting on and falling out
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Goram and Ghyston – using embedded clauses
Children can use this resource to help them to use relative clauses  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Complex punctuation | Complex sentences
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Goram and Ghyston - reading comprehension
A retelling of the traditional story of the Bristol Giants, Goram  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Reading comprehension | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Oxford Primary Dictionary: know your ABC! Challenge 1
An alphabetical order challenge. Part of the Oxford University  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Writing transcription | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Oxford Dictionaries | Oxford University Press | Alphabet | Dictionary work
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What is in your Oxford dictionary?
An activity to encourage children to focus on the features of  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Writing transcription | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Oxford Dictionaries | Oxford University Press | Alphabet | Word classes
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Oxford First Thesaurus: finding your way: challenge 1
A labelling activity to help children learn the features of a  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing transcription | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Oxford Dictionaries | Oxford University Press | Alphabet | Word groups
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Project X Alien Adventures - question or exclamation?
A quick grammar activity to challenge children to use question  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Alien Adventures | Oxford University Press | Basic punctuation
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Project X Alien Adventures - Planet Exis facts
A blank fact file for children to fill in to describe a planet  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Alien Adventures | Oxford University Press | General | Settings
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Goram and Ghyston - asking questions
A question writing task on the book Goram and Ghyston, The Bristol  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation | Traditional stories
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Project X Origins - The Secret Garden - character changes
A sheet for children to record how the character Mary from "The  … read more
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Y5 | Reading comprehension | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Inference and deduction
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Project X Origins - dramatic words and phrases
A sheet for children to record keywords and phrases and to describe  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Inference and deduction
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Project X Origins - emotions graph
A blank graph to record the emotions of a character against events  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Inference and deduction
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Project X Origins - inference grid
An inference grid for children to record what they have worked  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Inference and deduction
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Project X Origins - synthesizing grid (1 + 1 = 2)
A chart to encourage children to make links between the information  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Project X Origins - word detective
Using this sheet, children can write down new words they encounter  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Developing vocabulary | Word classes
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Project X Origins - what you can see, hear, smell?
A sheet for compiling ideas for a setting based on what you might  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Settings
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Project X Origins - pirate fact file
A pirate fact file template. Taken from the Project X book: 'Pirates'  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | General
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Project X Origins - pirate ship
A pirate ship labelling activity. Taken from the Project X Origins  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | General
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Project X Origins - formal writing frame
A formal letter writing frame. Taken from Project X Origins -  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Letter writing
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Project X Origins - vocabulary bookmark
Blank vocabulary bookmarks for children to note down new or unusual  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Developing vocabulary | Word classes
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Project X Origins - vocabulary cards
A set of word cards to broaden children's vocabulary. Taken from  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading word level | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Developing vocabulary | High frequency/irregular words | Word classes
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Project X Origins - postcard
A template for a postcard writing activity. Taken from the Project  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Letter writing
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Project X Origins - my blog
A sheet for compiling ideas for a blog. Taken from Project X  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Project X Origins | Oxford University Press | Biography and autobiography | General
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Oxford Junior Dictionary: getting started: challenge 1
A labelling activity for lower KS2 to help children learn the  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing transcription | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Oxford Dictionaries | Oxford University Press | Alphabet
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Oxford First Dictionary: finding your way: challenge 1
A labelling activity to help children learn the features of a  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Writing transcription | Published: 21/08/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Oxford Dictionaries | Oxford University Press | Alphabet
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