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Autumn poetry activityNew!
An autumn poetry activity inspired by John Keats's poem 'To Autumn'.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 09/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Poems on a theme
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Phase 5 daily phonics – lesson 6New!
A set of daily activities for one week of phonics sessions. Revisit,  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 08/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): General phase 5 | Phase 5 | Phonics
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Phase 5 daily phonics – lesson 7New!
A set of daily activities for one week of phonics sessions. Revisit,  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 08/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): General phase 5 | Phase 5 | Phonics
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The shoe shop poetry activitiesNew!
An original poem to explore different types of footwear and rhyme.  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Writing composition | Published: 08/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Poems on a theme | Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming
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u phonics activitiesNew!
A set of activities to teach the phoneme and grapheme 'u'.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 08/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 3 | Set 4 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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Words ending in -dge spelling activityNew!
Children practise the -dge spelling through both a fill the gap  … read more
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Y2 Y3 | Writing transcription | Published: 01/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Word groups
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ure - phonics pure gold gameNew!
A sorting game to teach the phoneme and grapheme ure (cure, sure).  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 01/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ure | Phase 3 | Phonics
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Toys - word and picture match New!
A picture, word and sound match up activity based on the topic  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Toys | Published: 01/10/2018 | From the resource collection(s): General phonics resources | Phonics
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Phase 5 daily phonics – lesson 4New!
A set of daily activities for one week of phonics sessions. Revisit,  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 24/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): General phase 5 | Phase 5 | Phonics
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Persuasive writing – save or spend pocket money?New!
A step-by-step writing task to persuade a set of twins to either  … read more
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Y4 Y5 | Writing composition | Published: 24/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Persuasive writing | Citizenship
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Lion Boy – describing the circus charactersNew!
Children learn how to add adjectives to improve their descriptive  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 24/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Character description | Lionboy by Zizou Corder
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Fly Swatting game – split digraphs (e_e )New!
A fun game to revise split digraph words. Children work in pairs  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 24/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): e-e | Phase 5 | Phonics
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qu phonics resource
A spinner game for words that contain the 'qu' grapheme and phonemes.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 17/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 7 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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Phase 5 daily phonics – week 2
A set of daily activities for one week of phonics sessions. Revisit,  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 17/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): General phase 5 | Phase 5 | Phonics
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o phonics activities
A set of activities to teach the phoneme and grapheme 'o'.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 17/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 3 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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Making CVC words
A PPT containing simple CVC words to unscramble. Children will  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 17/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): General phase 2 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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m phonics activities
A set of activities to teach the phoneme and grapheme 'm'.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 17/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 2 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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h phonics activities
A set of activities to teach the phoneme and grapheme 'h'.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 17/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 5 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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g phonics activities
A set of activities to teach the phoneme and grapheme 'g'.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 17/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 3 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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Double consonant endings
A game for two children to help them to identify, recognise,  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing transcription | Published: 17/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Prefixes and suffixes
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ay - find your way phonics activities
A treasure hunt activity to practise the ay phoneme and grapheme  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 17/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ay | Phase 5 | Phonics
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Resource 6: The Week Junior – reading comprehension
A Wicked Weather Watch resource. Guided reading with questions  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 10/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Wicked Weather Watch | Week 1: It's freezing here! | Physical geography
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School summer fair comprehension and poster
Children use their information retrieval skills to locate answers  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 10/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Advertising | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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ss phonics bingo game
A bingo game to help teach the phoneme and grapheme ss.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 10/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 5 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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ear - spears phonics activity
Complete the ear word spears and read them to match to the correct  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ear | Phase 3 | Phonics
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ur - phonics fishing game
A sorting game for real and nonsense words with the ur phoneme  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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ear - pick a pear phonics game
A phase 5 alternative pronunciation phonics game for the ear  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ear | Phase 3 | Phonics
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c, k and ck phonics activities
A set of activities to teach the phoneme 'c' and the graphemes  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/09/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 3 | Set 4 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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ue – to the venue phonics activity
Look at the pictures and blend to read the ue /yoo/ words with  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 28/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ue | Phase 5 | Phonics
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ss - hiss or miss phonics activities
A snake themed game to discriminate between the ss sound and  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 28/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 5 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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r phonics activities
A set of activities to teach the phoneme and grapheme 'r'.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 28/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 3 | Set 4 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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ie - pie phonics activities
Write in the missing ie sounds and blend the words to read the  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 28/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ie | Phase 5 | Phonics
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ew- witches' brew phonics activities
Write the ew words and blend to read the witches' brew recipe.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 20/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ew | Phase 5 | Phonics
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e phonics activities
A set of activities to teach the phoneme and grapheme 'e'.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 16/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 3 | Set 4 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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ar – star challenge phonics activities
A word building game for the 'ar' phoneme and grapheme to practice  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 16/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ar | Phase 3 | Phonics
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y - yucky yoghurt phonics
Children write 'y' words and use them to make a yucky yoghurt.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 7 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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y - phonics matching game
Children sound out and blend the word cards and match them to  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 7 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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x – phonics word building game
A football-themed word building game for blending and segmenting  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 6 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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v – phonics board game
A board game based on words that contain the v phoneme and grapheme.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 6 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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Phase 5 daily phonics – lesson 1
A set of daily activities for one week of phonics sessions. Revisit,  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/08/2018 | From the resource collection(s): General phase 5 | Phase 5 | Phonics
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w – word and picture match game
A matching and rhyming game to help children blend and segment  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 30/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 6 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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l and ll phonics resource
A resource for sounding out and blending the l and ll sounds.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 23/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 5 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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f and ff phonics game
A spinner game for sounding and blending the f and ff sounds.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 23/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 5 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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d phonics activities
A set of games to sound out and blend the 'd' sound. Includes  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 23/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 2 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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Year 6 summarising revision
A collection of pictures and short extracts to revise the skill  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Writing transcription | Published: 16/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction
ur - phonics feed the frog game
A game for pairs to teach the ur phoneme and digraph  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 16/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ur | Phase 3 | Phonics
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ow - phonics popcorn game
A game for pairs, or a small group, to help teach the ow phoneme.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 16/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ow | Phase 3 | Phonics
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j phonics resource – word building
A word building activity where children create words and blend  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 16/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 6 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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Tree Dressing Day
A comprehension resource based on Tree Dressing Day with extension  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Life processes and living things | Published: 12/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – narrative | Habitats | Plants
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The United Nations - comprehension
A comprehension with answers based on the United Nations.  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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igh - phonics game
A phonics card game for learning the igh phoneme and trigraph.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): igh | Phase 3 | Phonics
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oi - phonics spinner
A spinner activity to teach the oi phoneme and digraph. Challenges  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): oi | Phase 3 | Phonics
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or - phonics postbox game
Children read and sort real and nonsense words by posting letters  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): or | Phase 3 | Phonics
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St Swithin's Day
A set of activities based around St Swithin and the famous proverb  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition | Statistics | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Physical geography | Biography and autobiography | Averages
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Summer solstice
A set of four activities based on the summer solstice in the  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Physical processes | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Techniques | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative | Earth and space
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Energy and population comprehension
An energy themed comprehension, ideal for World Population Day.  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Human geography | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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April Fools' Day comprehension
A set of activities based on April Fools' Day including a co  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – non-fiction | Instructions
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World Thinking Day
A set of ideas to get your class thinking on a range of subjects  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Debate | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Plastic pollution research project
A research project on plastic pollution including practical fieldwork  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Materials | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Human geography | Arguments | Letter writing | Persuasive writing | Everyday materials
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Marie Curie comprehension
A set of activities on the life and achievements of Marie Curie.  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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