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Reading bingo challengeNew!
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 factorNew!
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 atmosphereNew!
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 challengeNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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 ChallengeNew!
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 ChallengeNew!
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 ChallengeNew!
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 – comprehensionNew!
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 templatesNew!
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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Persuasive writing - Little Red Riding Hood pt2
Following on from resource 29869 where the Woodcutter is in the  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 07/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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GPS - quick revision exercises
A set of mixed questions for short-burst SATs GPS practice.  … read more
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Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 07/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Complex punctuation | Conjunctions and connectives | Verb tenses | Word classes
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Diary of a Killer Cat guided reading pack
A collection of reading comprehension questions and activities  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 03/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Anne Fine | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Persuasive writing - Goldilocks
Goldilocks - a crime report puts her directly in the frame for  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 03/01/2019 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Tell the story in your own words
Use the pictures to tell a basic story. Perfect for use at Christmas  … read more
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F Y1 | Writing composition | Published: 17/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Christmas
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Journalistic writing: The Blitz
A presentation of newspaper article writing prompts for Year  … read more
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Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 17/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Newspapers
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The Bamburgh Dragon guided reading pack
This is a guided reading pack for The Bamburgh Dragon from the  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Published: 17/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative | Word classes
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Spell the word 'Christmas' – a cut and paste activity
Cut out and sort the Christmas images to spell the word 'Christmas'.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Writing transcription | Published: 11/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Spelling for beginners | Christmas
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Editing and improving - Spain fact file
A fact file about Spain, with errors that need correcting. Children  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing transcription | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 10/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation | Complex punctuation | Complex sentences | Developing vocabulary | Spelling for older learners
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It's Christmas! - Bingo picture and word boards
A collection of literacy Bingo boards with a Christmas theme  … read more
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F Y1 Y2  | Published: 10/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Christmas
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Christmas literacy activities
Christmas literacy activities suitable for KS1. A Christmas word  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 10/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Christmas
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The Story of the Bees and the Flies - comprehension
An inference and information retrieval reading comprehension  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 04/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Label and colour the Christmas pictures
Children label and colour the Christmas pictures. Suitable for  … read more
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F  | Published: 04/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Christmas
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Christmas initial sounds - label and colour
A Christmas themed initial sounds worksheet.  … read more
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F | Reading word level | Published: 04/12/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics | Christmas
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Christmas dot to dot
A Christmas dot to dot to help children with handwriting motor  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Writing transcription | Published: 30/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Nelson English Skills | Oxford University Press | Partnerships | Handwriting
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Christmas paper chains
Help your children with those important motor skills while creating  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Writing transcription | Published: 30/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Nelson English Skills | Oxford University Press | Partnerships | Handwriting
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A letter to Father Christmas
A handwriting resource to help children develop their motor skills.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Writing transcription | Published: 30/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Nelson English Skills | Oxford University Press | Handwriting
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Make a Christmas sentence
Re-order the Christmas sentences and colour the picture. Perfect  … read more
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F | Writing transcription | Published: 26/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Handwriting | Literacy | Christmas
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Join the matching Christmas items
An early years matching task with a Christmas theme.  … read more
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F | Geometry | Published: 26/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Properties of shapes – comparing and classifiying | Christmas
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All about wolves – a comprehension
A short non-fiction comprehension on mountains suitable for KS1  … read more
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Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 26/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Food word and picture work
A great resource around food, reading or phonics or all three  … read more
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F Y1 | Reading word level | Published: 20/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): General phase 2 | Phase 2 | Phonics
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At the school - poetry and rhyme
A great little original poem to share with Key Stage 1 pupils  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 20/11/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Poems on a theme | Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming
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