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ew- witches' brew phonics activitiesNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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 phonicsNew!
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 gameNew!
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 gameNew!
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 gameNew!
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 1New!
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 gameNew!
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 resourceNew!
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 gameNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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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ear - phonics football game
A card game to teach the 'ear' phoneme and trigraph.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ear | Phase 3 | Phonics
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A car-free world?
A set of activities for Car-free Day including a comprehension,  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 09/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Arguments | Debate | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction | Newspapers
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Year 6 quick-fire GPS revision
A quick series of Y6 GPS questions to aid revision in the run-up  … read more
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Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 02/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Complex punctuation
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Write a football poem
A football poetry writing activity perfect for the World Cup!  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 | Writing composition | Sports | Published: 02/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Poems on a theme
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Whole class games
A whole class word game, ideal for the end of term. Includes  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading word levelPublished: 02/07/2018 | 
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Elvis Presley comprehension
A set of comprehension activities based on a short biography  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 02/07/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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The Listeners by Walter de La Mare – quick comprehension
A quick comprehension based on the classic poem 'The Listeners'  … read more
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Y5 Y6  | Published: 25/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf
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Creative story writing
Children create their own story by choosing their own who, what,  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Writing composition | Published: 25/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Structuring plots and planning
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Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse - a newspaper comprehension
A differentiated newspaper comprehension based on the story 'Horrid  … read more
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Y2 Y3  | Published: 25/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse by Francesca Simon
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Homophones poster
A poster to help children to recognise common homophones.  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 25/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Display | Behaviour management
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b phonics activities
A set of activities for the b phoneme and grapheme. Children  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 25/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 5 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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The possessive plural and apostrophes
A worksheet to help children understand how to use the possessive  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Complex punctuation
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Parks - a mapping and fieldwork pack
A set of mapping and fieldwork activities for a project based  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Writing composition | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Human geography | Mapping skills and fieldwork | Letter writing
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Identifying the main clause and the subordinate clause
An activity to identify the main clause and the subordinate clause  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Complex sentences
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Street Child by Berlie Doherty – chapter 5 comprehension
A set of comprehension questions differentiated three ways based  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 18/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Street Child by Berlie Doherty
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Rhyming words with 'arm'
A rhyming activity based on the 'arm' sound. Exploring onset  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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The A to Z of bugs
A range of activities linked to the topic of bugs and minibeasts,  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Life processes and living thingsPublished: 11/06/2018 | 
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Planning a story
A story planning guide broken down into simple steps. The children  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Writing composition | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Structuring plots and planning
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Matilda Who Told Lies – reading comprehension
A quick-fire reading comprehension based on 'Matilda Who Told  … read more
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Y6  | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Matilda Who Told Lies, and was Burned to Death by Hilaire Belloc
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ar - phonics pizza game
Two different games to support the teaching of the phoneme and  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 11/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ar | Phase 3 | Phonics
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Writing prompts
Lots of fiction and non-fiction ideas to stimulate writing in  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): General
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Sentence spinner
A fun and interactive way to generate sentences, perfect as a  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Complex sentences
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z and zz phonics worksheet
A set of activities on the z and zz phonemes. Includes a word  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Set 7 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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oy – phonics silly and sensible sentences
A set of activities based on sentences using 'oy' words for children  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 04/06/2018 | From the resource collection(s): oy | Phase 5 | Phonics
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Years 1 and 2 common exception words
A handy resource for the Y1 and Y2 classroom.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): High frequency/irregular words
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Street Child by Berlie Doherty – chapter 2 comprehension
A set of comprehension questions differentiated three ways based  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Street Child by Berlie Doherty
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ew stew! - phonics game
A cookery themed game to teach the 'ew' phoneme and digraph using  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): ew | Phase 5 | Phonics
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air - aliens phonics activities
An alien themed game to teach the 'air' phoneme and trigraph  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 29/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): air | Phase 3 | Phonics
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Street Child by Berlie Doherty – chapter 6 comprehension
A set of comprehension questions based on chapter 6 of 'Street  … read more
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Y5 | Reading comprehension | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative | Street Child by Berlie Doherty
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The Dragon and the Cobbler activities
A collection of English activities based on the traditional story  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition | Published: 21/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Myths and legends
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Minibeast activities
A collection of activities, including a word search and a poetry  … read more
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Y2 Y3 | Reading word level | Writing composition | Life processes and living things | Published: 14/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Poems on a theme | Animals
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e-e split digraph display
A handy poster to use as display in your classroom.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 14/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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