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The possessive plural and apostrophesNew!
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 packNew!
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 clauseNew!
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 comprehensionNew!
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'New!
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 New!
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 storyNew!
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 comprehensionNew!
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 gameNew!
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): Phonics
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Writing promptsNew!
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 spinnerNew!
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 worksheetNew!
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): Phonics
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oy – phonics silly and sensible sentencesNew!
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): Phonics
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Years 1 and 2 common exception wordsNew!
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 comprehensionNew!
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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 gameNew!
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): Phonics
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air - aliens phonics activitiesNew!
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): Phonics
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Street Child by Berlie Doherty – chapter 6 comprehensionNew!
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 activitiesNew!
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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A royal wedding comprehension
A comprehension activity, differentiated three ways, based on  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 09/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Alliterative tongue twisters
Pupils complete a parts of speech table to generate their own  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing transcription | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Alliteration
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Tchang and the Pearl Dragon - guided reading pack
This guided reading pack is for working on the story of Tchang  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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a-e split digraph poster
A handy poster to use as display in your classroom.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 08/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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How To Be A Lion - Penguin schools resource
This free classroom resource is perfect for children in EYFS  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3  | Published: 02/05/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Citizenship | Ed Vere | How To Be a Lion | Citizenship
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i-e split digraph poster
A handy poster to use as display in your classroom.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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o-e split digraph poster
A handy poster to use as display in your classroom.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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u-e split digraph poster
A handy poster to use as display in your classroom.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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zz - phonics worksheet
A collection of activities to help children apply their knowledge  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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Spring and summer haiku
Children explore the haiku form before creating their own examples  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 30/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Poems on a theme
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Easter reading comprehension
A KS1 Easter reading comprehension using fact retrieval skills.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension | Festivals and celebrations | Published: 23/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Informal email – proofreading task
A short proofreading task perfect as a starter activity. Includes  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 23/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation
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Plan an opening ceremony
Get into the spirit of the World Cup championships by planning  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Sports | Published: 22/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Explanations | General
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ue digraph - phonics activities
Three activities for children to apply their knowledge of the  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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v - phonics worksheet
Two activities for children to apply their knowledge of the v  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 16/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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Year 2 writing mat
A handy table mat to remind children of the GPS standards during  … read more
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Y2 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Basic punctuation | Simple sentences | Word classes
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x - phonics activities
Two activities for children to apply their knowledge of the x  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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The Great Fire of London – guided reading
A three-way differentiated guided reading task based on the Great  … read more
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Y2 | Reading comprehension | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Stuarts | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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Persuasive writing - Little Red Riding Hood
A biased newspaper report based on the story of Little Red Riding  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Persuasive writing
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au - phonics bingo
A bingo game for the phoneme au. Includes a sentence writing  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 09/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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oi - phonics activities
Two activities for children to apply their knowledge of the oi  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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j - phonics activities
Two activities for children to apply their knowledge of the j  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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er - phonics games
Two activities for children to apply their knowledge of the er  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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ear - phonics games
Two activities for children to apply their knowledge of the er  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 03/04/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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Texts for teaching Shakespeare
A set of selected texts ideal for teaching Shakespeare to children  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Writing composition | Published: 28/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Dictionary work | Different genres – mystery, ghost, fantasy | Fables | Inference and deduction | Poem based resources | Poetry - creating images | Poetry - exploring rhythm and rhyming | Word classes
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English SATs reading practice paper
A reading practice SATs paper in the style of the national curriculum  … read more
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Y6 | Reading comprehension | Published: 26/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative | Information retrieval – non-fiction
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oe - phonics games
Two activities for children to apply their knowledge of the oe  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 26/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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The Fatal Fire - further activities
Three follow-up reading comprehensions based on Terry Deary's  … read more
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Y4 | Reading comprehension | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Romans | Inference and deduction | Information retrieval – narrative
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Persuasive writing – rock festival
An engaging persuasive writing activity using the notion of a  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Persuasive writing
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aw – four in a row phonics game
A four in a row phonics game using a spinner. With a partner,  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 19/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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The Highwayman – witness interview
A detective sheet to write and record questions and answers to  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Poems on a theme | Poetry - creating images | Recounts
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The Highwayman – eyewitness account
Children write an eyewitness account in role as one of the characters  … read more
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Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Poetry - creating images | Recounts
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Ebenezer Scrooge character description
Children read an extract taken from 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 12/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens | Word classes
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Tuesday – character interview
Working in role as a police officer, children interview key characters  … read more
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Y3 Y4  | Published: 05/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Bookshelf | Tuesday by David Wiesner
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Synonym word mat
A table resource to help children choose better words. Suitable  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 05/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Synonyms and antonyms
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Nursery rhyme diary writing
A set of nursery rhymes with all the lines out of order. A fun  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Writing composition | Published: 05/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Diaries
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ll words phonics spinner
Use this spinner to make words ending in ll. Includes a cut and  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 05/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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Fronted adverbial word mat
A handy word mat for display or table use.  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar | Published: 05/03/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Conjunctions and connectives
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ph phonics board game
A board game to encourage children to blend and segment words  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Published: 26/02/2018 | From the resource collection(s): Phonics
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