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The Giggler Treatment – guided reading packNew!
A guided reading response pack for children to work on independently  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 | Reading comprehension | Published: 19/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Roddy Doyle
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The Tin Forest – discussion prompts and guided reading questionsNew!
A set of prompts and questions to be used when reading 'The Tin  … read more
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Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Helen Ward | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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The Dragon Machine – vocabularyNew!
A vocabulary exercise based on Helen Ward's 'The Dragon Machine'.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Dictionary work | Inference and deduction
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The Dragon Machine – inference and predictionNew!
A worksheet to promote inference and prediction based on the  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 12/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Helen Ward | Inference and deduction
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Comparing two openings – The Tin Forest and The Dragon MachineNew!
A resource for guided reading based on Helen Ward's 'The Tin  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 08/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – narrative
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Healthy eating comprehensionNew!
A differentiated comprehension activity on eating a healthy,  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Life processes and living things | Published: 08/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – non-fiction | Human body
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Ramadan and Eid al-FitrNew!
A set of activities based around Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr celebrations,  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 06/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Flying Fergus Summer Challenge - Parent's packNew!
These notes give parents a quick and easy summary of the Flying  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 06/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Piccadilly Press | Bookshelf
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Flying Fergus Summer Challenge - Children's packNew!
Full of fun and adventure, this Summer Pack for Kids is all your  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 06/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Piccadilly Press | Bookshelf
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Five tips for Outdoor learningNew!
Five tips to support your outdoor teaching and learning. Ideas  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Geometry | Materials | Physical processes | Published: 06/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Phonics | Properties of shapes – symmetry
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Flying Fergus Summer Challenge - Teacher's packNew!
The Teachers’ Pack includes five lessons to be completed by the  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6  | Published: 01/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Piccadilly Press | Bookshelf
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Five tips for annual sporting eventsNew!
A set of five tips for ideas to use with your class to mark sporting  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Sports | Published: 30/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Designing and making | Places around the world | Presentations | Olympics
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Eight tips for No Pens Wednesday
A set of tips for speaking and listening activities. Ideal for  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 24/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Languages | Debate | Drama and role play | Presentations
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Eight tips for National Storytelling Week
A set of handy tips for storytelling across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Published: 24/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Debate | Drama and role play | Information retrieval – narrative | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Early morning starters
A range of morning starter challenges to get children busy when  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Number | Geometry | Published: 24/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation | Word classes | Addition and subtraction the basics | Number and place value | Properties of shapes – recognizing, naming and describing
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Who was to blame for the sinking of the Titanic?
A series of tasks in which children investigate the causes of  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Spoken language | Published: 15/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Modern Britain | Debate
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Debate – considering arguments and forming an opinion
A sorting resource to help children think about both sides of  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Spoken language | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Debate
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit grammar activity
A year 2 grammar activity on exclamations linked to Beatrix Potter's  … read more
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Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation | Simple sentences
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Edith Cavell biography
An activity based around a biography of Edith Cavell. Children  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Famous people from the past | Modern Britain | Biography and autobiography
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Success criteria for adventure stories
A success criteria menu to support children in writing an exciting  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 08/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Different genres – mystery, ghost, fantasy | Features of writing | Structuring plots and planning
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An a to z of emotions
An A to Z of words on flashcards to describe emotions and feelings.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Writing transcription | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary | Spelling for beginners | Spelling for older learners | Word groups
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We're All Wonders - Penguin schools resource
A wonderful pack of teaching resources to support work on the  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4  | Published: 02/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by R.J.Palacio | Getting on and falling out
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Success criteria for character descriptions
A resource to help teachers develop their children's sentence  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Writing composition | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Character description
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Success criteria for a persuasive advert
A success criteria menu for self and peer assessment when writing  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Advertising | Persuasive writing
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Question words
An activity for children struggling with the words who, what,  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Word classes
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Adverbs - word search and writing frame
A set of activities based on adverbs for children to extend their  … read more
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Y3 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 24/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary | Word classes
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Nelson Mandela – Biography and timeline cards
A biography of Nelson Mandela with a differentiated timeline  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 20/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Famous people from the past | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Emmeline Pankhurst - word mat and vocabulary cards
A word mat of key words based on the suffragette movement. Includes  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 20/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Famous people from the past | Developing vocabulary
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The Runaway Train – planning a new story
Children read and plan the key elements of 'The Runaway Train'  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Writing composition | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Benedict Blathwayt | Structuring plots and planning
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Spin and cover the sound
A fun spinner game to help reception children recognise their  … read more
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F | Reading word level | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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Year 6 GPS revision booklet
A booklet to help Y6 children revise the terminology for grammar,  … read more
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Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 18/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Complex punctuation | Complex sentences | Conjunctions and connectives | Verb tenses
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An Easter diary
The Easter story. A set of English activities for Easter including  … read more
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Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 12/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Diaries
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Buggy Night – writing activity
A diary writing activity inspired by the short animation 'Buggy  … read more
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Y2 | Writing composition | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation | Diaries
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Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman Reading Comprehension
A written comprehension activity and a selection of guided reading  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 10/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Mary Hoffman | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Newspaper comprehension – Shackleton sets sail
A newspaper article about the launch of Shackleton's Endeavour  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 03/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Reading at KS1
Whether you're preparing for SATs, or need daily guided reading  … read more
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Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Unit 9 – Resource 6 – Cause and effect 2
A set of sentences for children to identify the cause and effect  … read more
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Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative and featured in our teaching pack(s) Reading at KS1
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Unit 9 – Resource 1 – Cause and effect
A set of sentences for children to identify the cause and effect  … read more
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Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative and featured in our teaching pack(s) Reading at KS1
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Unit 8 – Resource 4 – Zoo map
This zoo map PowerPoint presentation accompanies 'Unit 8 - Discussion'  … read more
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Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction and featured in our teaching pack(s) Reading at KS1
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Unit 7 – Resource 9 – Survival drama in the Andes
A non-fiction text based on a survival drama. This PowerPoint  … read more
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Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction and featured in our teaching pack(s) Reading at KS1
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Unit 7 – Resource 10 – Jane the Giant Killer
A story starter. This PowerPoint presentation accompanies 'Unit  … read more
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Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative and featured in our teaching pack(s) Reading at KS1
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Unit 6 – Resource 2 – Stone soup: paragraph one
A template for sorting questions arising from reading Stone Soup.  … read more
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Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative and featured in our teaching pack(s) Reading at KS1
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Unit 5 – Resource 5 – The Forgotten Princess: opening paragraph
The opening paragraph of the original story text, The Forgotten  … read more
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Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative and featured in our teaching pack(s) Reading at KS1
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Unit 10 – Resource 4 – Preparing for role play
A set of questions to prepare children for a role-play based  … read more
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Spoken language | Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Drama and role play | Inference and deduction  and featured in our teaching pack(s) Reading at KS1
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Unit 1 – Resource 1 – Rapping Rapunzel
An original story text. This PowerPoint presentation accompanies  … read more
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Reading comprehension | Published: 30/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative and featured in our teaching pack(s) Reading at KS1
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears – reading comprehension
A simple reading comprehension based on Goldilocks and The Three  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – narrative
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Fact or opinion?
A selection of statements about Spain for children to cut out  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Advertising | Inference and deduction | Persuasive writing
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Story writing prompt
A story opener to inspire an extended piece of writing. Includes  … read more
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Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Settings | Structuring plots and planning
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Spelling strategies
Lots of fantastic visual and kinaesthetic ideas to help children  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing transcription | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Spelling for beginners | Spelling for older learners
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Discovering leopards – a poetry activity
A poetry activity based on a traditional African poem whereby  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 27/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Poems on a theme | Poetry - creating images
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The Runaway Train – joining simple sentences
This is a fun activity based on 'The Runaway Train' by Benedict  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Benedict Blathwayt | Inference and deduction | Simple sentences
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Writing a non-chronological report
This resource provides a model text inspired by the character  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Roald Dahl | Non-chronological reports
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The BFG – book quiz
Challenge your class to recall key facts and events from The  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Roald Dahl | Inference and deduction
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James and the Giant Peach – book quiz
Challenge your class to recall key facts and events from James  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 20/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Roald Dahl | Inference and deduction
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Room on the Broom reading comprehension and activities
A selection of guided reading comprehension questions and activities  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
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Build a sentence fortune teller
An interactive resource to help children to understand the parts  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Simple sentences | Word classes
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me – reading comprehension
Comprehension questions perfect for sharing as part of a whole  … read more
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Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 13/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Books by Roald Dahl
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Up into space! reading comprehension
A simple reading comprehension for Y1 or lower Y2, using the  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): High frequency/irregular words | Information retrieval – narrative
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Noun and verb agreement
A worksheet to consolidate children's understanding of noun and  … read more
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Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Verb tenses
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Rhyming words match up
A worksheet to encourage children to use their phonics knowledge  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 06/03/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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