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We are a team of two sisters who specialise in primary education. We are determined to create resources of the highest standard that can be used without further preparation. Our lessons and assemblies have been designed to challenge children of all levels within a creative, engaging and inspiring context. Explore our shop to find lesson packs for languages, art and religious education, plans for assemblies and numerous high-quality resources to help you teach phonics, mathematics and literacy

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We are a team of two sisters who specialise in primary education. We are determined to create resources of the highest standard that can be used without further preparation. Our lessons and assemblies have been designed to challenge children of all levels within a creative, engaging and inspiring context. Explore our shop to find lesson packs for languages, art and religious education, plans for assemblies and numerous high-quality resources to help you teach phonics, mathematics and literacy
International Women's Day Assembly - Women's History Month
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International Women's Day Assembly - Women's History Month

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This resource includes an assembly plan and 19 slide PowerPoint to use for Women's History Month or International Women's Day on 8th March. No further preparation needed. The assembly is suitable to use with KS2 or secondary aged children. The slideshow provides the opportunity to discuss why we might focus on women's history, before moving on to give details on how women's circumstances changed from ancient times to today. There are 10 slides which outline key achievements of 10 different women, from Marie Curie to J K Rowling. The plan (pdf) gives details about how to use the slideshow. I like to lead assemblies that are interactive and relevant to the children's lives, so the plan gives plenty of opportunity for children to discuss ideas, give feedback and reflect. The PowerPoint and plan are in the zip file. The PowerPoint is not editable. Please click 'Read Only' to open. Some of the images are only revealed when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations. Updated in February 2024.
Year 3 Euro 2024 Football Maths : All Topics
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Year 3 Euro 2024 Football Maths : All Topics

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These Year 3 Euro 2024 and football themed maths questions are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 30 problems with answers. The questions cover all areas of the curriculum and are perfect for celebrating Euro 2024 with your class! The higher level (Super Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 3 curriculum and some questions from the Year 4 curriculum. The intermediate level (Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 3 curriculum. The lower level (Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum. A colour and black & white version of each booklet is included. All of the booklets are in the zip file. PDF file format. No further preparation required. You might also be interested in our Year 3 Summer Olympics Maths : All Topics End of term Summer themed Year 3 Maths - all topics We also have: Year 2 Euro 2024 Football Maths Year 2 Euro 2024 Footballers Comprehension
Year 2 Castles Reading Comprehension
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Year 2 Castles Reading Comprehension

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is all about castles! The booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘how,’ ‘who’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 3-4 questions per page. Answers are also included. All of the PDF booklets are in the zip file. There is a colour and black & white version for each level.
50 question year 6 SPaG revision PowerPoint
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50 question year 6 SPaG revision PowerPoint

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A great revision tool to use with your year 6 class in the run-up to SPaG SATs. This resource is a PowerPoint containing 50 SPaG questions based on past test papers. I have used this with my class to revise difficult topics, for fillers and in a quiz format. Revise one question a day or use for one long SPaG lesson. Each slide contains one question, with answers appearing in an animated form. This PowerPoint is included in our: Year 6 Spag Revision Pack
KS1 Art Plan 5 week Unit - Seaside and Oceans
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KS1 Art Plan 5 week Unit - Seaside and Oceans

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This resource is a set of 5 Art lessons based around the theme of the sea, oceans and water for KS1. The key skills that are taught include creating different tones and shades with paint and pencil, using shapes, patterns and lines and experimenting with different materials. There are 3 different artists used as inspiration, all of whom have painted the sea or water using very different techniques. The children have the opportunity to work alone for 4 lessons and part of a collaborative group project for the final lesson. They have lots of opportunity to choose what materials they work with. The 15 page pdf lesson plans are very detailed and include a list of any resources you will need to get out of the cupboard. There are also details of curriculum links and examples of work from my classes. I have included the simple 7 slide PowerPoint I used for the series of lessons, which contains examples of the artists’ work around which the lessons are based. I hope you enjoy the lessons! They are great fun!
Year 6 spag revision activities
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Year 6 spag revision activities

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A collection of 10 worksheets, 10 activities and 10 starters (in the form of a PowerPoint) to use with your year 6 class in the run-up to SATs. The ten topics covered are those that my class were finding difficult, so I decided they needed a bit of extra revision! The worksheets use questions that are based on the SATs SPaG papers, plus a few extras. The activities are perfect for group work and prepare your class for SATs in a more interactive way. The slideshow can be used for fillers, starters or plenaries. You can also put the three together to make 30 minute lessons on these tricky topics! For example, start with the slideshow to recap prepositions, before splitting your class into groups to do the interactive activity. Finish with an individual worksheet to check each child’s understanding. The topics included are: Brackets Hyphens Prefixes Root words The subjunctive Prepositions Pronouns Tenses Adverbs Main and subordinate clauses
Year 6 SPaG papers
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Year 6 SPaG papers

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A collection of 3 practice SATs SPaG papers for year 6. All three papers are based on a past SPaG paper 1. Each practice paper contains 50 questions focussing on a range of punctuation and grammar. Answers are also included. This includes tenses, sentence types, semi-colons, colons, brackets, hyphens, commas, subordinate clauses, prefixes, word classes, apostrophes, pronouns, synonyms and antonyms. The questions are formatted in the same way as the SATs papers, so the children are asked to circle, tick, fill in the missing gap and write full sentences. Perfect for giving children experience of a SATs style SPaG booklet. These papers are also included in the Year 6 Spag Revision Pack: Year 6 Spag Revision Pack
Black History Month Assembly - October
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Black History Month Assembly - October

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This resource includes an assembly plan and 16 slide PowerPoint for Black History Month in October. It is suitable to use with KS2 or secondary aged children. The slideshow gives the opportunity to discuss why we might focus on black history for a month. It covers prehistory, ancient civilizations and 18th and 19th century Britain. There are 6 slides which outline key achievements of 6 different people of African or Caribbean descent, who have achieved great things in the past few centuries from Nelson Mandela to Mo Farah. (Please note no photos of the people are included owing to copyright restrictions). The plan gives details about how to use the slideshow. I like to lead assemblies that are interactive and relevant to the children’s lives, so the plan gives plenty of opportunities for children to discuss ideas, give feedback and reflect.
Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension - A trip to the sea
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Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension - A trip to the sea

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This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 2. The poem tells the story about a disastrous trip to the beach, before a funny event turns the day around. The resource includes 3 differentiated levels of booklet, making them suitable for a whole range of abilities in your class. The middle ability booklet is laid out in a similar way to the KS1 SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short verses to read and 3-4 questions per page. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘where’ and ‘which’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are included. A great way to bring the seaside into your classroom this summer! PDF file format.
RE - Pentecost 3 lesson plan and resources
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RE - Pentecost 3 lesson plan and resources

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This resource is a 3 lesson unit on Pentecost, suitable for using with key stage 2. There are details of activities and differentiation for each lesson. The first lesson involves children writing a poem, the second focusses on drama and the third allows for a more detailed piece of reflective writing, so it is perfect for extending literacy skills into RE. There are three powerpoints included in the price. One tells the story of Pentecost and the other two help with the introduction for Lessons 1 and 3 . The learning objectives covered are: Do I understand the symbols of Pentecost? Can I understand how people celebrate Pentecost? Do I understand the symbols of Pentecost? Can I understand how people celebrate Pentecost? Can I understand how the Christian Church began? Do I understand the events of Pentecost? The powerpoint presentation of the story is also available on its own.
The Last Supper Lesson Plan and Resources - KS2 (Easter)
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The Last Supper Lesson Plan and Resources - KS2 (Easter)

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This resource is a plan for a lesson about The Last Supper, suitable for using with Key Stage 2. The 4 page pdf plan includes a starter, a main drama activity, a written activity and a plenary drama activity. There is a 21 Slide animated PowerPoint presentation of the story of The Last Supper to use to introduce the lesson and a document with Da Vinci's painting, around which the writing activity is based. The PowerPoint is not editable. Please click 'Read Only' to open. A fun, interactive lesson. A version of the PowerPoint is also available separately: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-last-supper-powerpoint-easter-11527775 You might also be interested in the KS1 Last Supper Lesson Plan and Last Supper Assembly: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks1-easter-re-lesson-pack-the-last-supper-11828008 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/easter-assembly-the-last-supper-betrayal-11537067
Advent Assembly - Preparing for Christmas
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Advent Assembly - Preparing for Christmas

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This is a plan for an assembly on Advent, with a focus on preparing for Christmas. There is an optional simple PowerPoint on Advent traditions included. The plan is easy to follow and requires no resources, so is perfect for using at the last minute! I like leading assemblies that are interactive, engaging and relevant to the children’s lives. So this assembly involves using an anecdote about a December when you prepared for Christmas in all the wrong ways. You can use the example in the plan or use an anecdote from your own childhood. The children are then encouraged to think about how they can prepare for Christmas by thinking about others. There is a lot of opportunity for children to think about their own experiences and to feedback. There is also an example prayer/reflection to finish with. (The PowerPoint and the plan (pdf) are in the zip file.)
French Fruit and Vegetables lesson and resources
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French Fruit and Vegetables lesson and resources

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This is a plan and resources for a beginner’s French lesson to use with KS2. It involves children learning the vocabulary for different fruit and vegetables in French. The plan could be used for an individual lesson, or as part of a food unit. The plan gives details of a paired game to use as a starter, how to teach the vocabulary, a group speaking activity, a reading game, a written activity and a paired plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. Resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. These are: Lesson Plan (PDF) - 5 pages An animated PowerPoint presentation - 11 slides (This is not editable. Please click ‘Read Only’ to open.) 2 x resources for reading activity (PDF) - 4 pages (Colour and Black & White) Templates for the Written activity (PDF) - 2 pages (Colour and Black & White) Please note: You will need a few chopped up fruits and vegetables for the lesson. Details are included in the plan This plan is Blossoming Minds’ Lesson 1 Unit 4 French, but can be used individually. You might be interested in Units 1-3: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11769397
French All About Me Revision lesson
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French All About Me Revision lesson

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This is a plan and resources for a beginner’s French lesson to use with KS2. It is a revision lesson that allows children to recap vocabulary used to talk about themselves. The plan gives details of a whole class starter, a recap of the vocabulary, a whole class listening and reading activity, a speaking and listening activity, a written worksheet and a plenary whole class game. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. They are in the zip file. These are: Starter template (1 PDF page) Lesson Plan (5 PDF pages) A 16 Slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is not editable. Click ‘Read Only’ to open.) Resource for reading/listening activity (7 PDF pages) Writing activity (2 PDF pages - colour and black & white versions) Plenary ideas (1 PDF page) The language covered in the lesson includes saying your name, age and where you live, describing yourself, describing family members and pets and talking about clothes. It would be useful if your class have already covered these topics, but not essential. No further preparation needed. This is lesson 5 of Unit 3 French designed by Blossoming Minds. Unit 1 Beginners French - Greetings and introductions lesson bundle is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11631397 Unit 2 French 5 lesson bundle - All About Me - Age and Appearance is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11707339 Unit 3 French Lesson Bundle - Family members, clothes and pets is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/french-lesson-bundle-family-members-clothes-and-pets-11769370
KS1 Jesus feeds the 5000 / Jesus' Miracles lesson
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KS1 Jesus feeds the 5000 / Jesus' Miracles lesson

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This resource is a plan with all accompanying resources for teaching a lesson about Jesus feeding the 5000. It is aimed at 5-7 year olds and is highly interactive. Included in the plan are lesson objectives, cross-curricular links and details of activities. The activities in this lesson include a discussion starter, a story-retelling task and plenary. All resources are included, with a PowerPoint version of the story attached. All you need to bring is some bread! The resources are in the zip file: 4 page PDF lesson plan 21 slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is not editable. Please click ‘Read Only’ to open. Some of the images are only revealed when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations.) 7 PDF pages of templates for the main task (higher, middle and lower ability and answers) No further preparation needed. Enjoy! The PowerPoint is also available separately: Jesus’ Miracles : Feeding of the 5000 presentation You might be interested in our KS2 lesson on Jesus feeding the 5000: Jesus’ Miracles Lesson : Feeding the 5000 / KS2
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Dinosaurs
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Dinosaurs

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is all about dinosaurs! There are 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘how,’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The higher and middle ability booklets each have five pages of pictures with short written extracts to read and 4 questions per page. The lower ability booklet has five pages of pictures with simpler passages and 3-4 questions per page. Answers are also included. There is a colour and black & white booklet for each of the three levels. PDF file format You might also be interested in: Year 2 Dinosaur Maths - All Topics Year 1 Comprehensions - Dinosaurs - 3 Levels
Jewish Holiday of Purim - 3 Lesson Plans - KS2
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Jewish Holiday of Purim - 3 Lesson Plans - KS2

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This is a set of three lesson plans to teach children about the fun Jewish holiday of Purim. It is suitable for ages 7 - 11. The pdf plans are very detailed (11 pages plus resources). These lessons could be taught at any time of the year. Lesson 1 teaches children about the story of Queen Esther and includes a drama hot seating activity. Lesson 2 teaches children about how Jewish people celebrate Purim and includes a letter writing activity. Lesson 3 consolidates the previous lessons and includes two art activities based on Purim celebrations. Each lesson starts with an introductory session and finishes with a plenary session. There are also lots of opportunities for whole class discussions. The plan includes three differentiated levels of objectives and all the necessary resources. There is also an optional PowerPoint (This is non-editable. Click 'Read Only' to open) to accompany the lessons which tells the story of Queen Esther and how Jewish people celebrate Purim. All of the documents are in a large zip file. No further preparation required.
Year 2 summer comprehensions
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Year 2 summer comprehensions

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A bundle of 3 differentiated comprehension booklets aimed at year 2. The following summer themed comprehensions are included: What to do in the summer What happens in the summer Summer wildlife These comprehensions are perfect for using before or after SATs.
Christmas Activity Pack for KS1 - 30 pages
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Christmas Activity Pack for KS1 - 30 pages

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A 30 page pack of fun Christmas themed activities aimed at 5-7 year olds. There are a mixture of numeracy, literacy, phonics and art activities perfect for the end of term. Examples include counting carol singers, writing acrostic poems and completing sequences among many others. Children can work independently on activities during this busy part of the year or they could be used as part of a whole lesson. A colour and black and white version of the 30 page booklet is included. A great way to keep learning going right up to the end of term. I used this booklet with my year 1 class last year and they really enjoyed it! PDF file format
KS1 Year 2 Fractions Revision Maths SATs
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KS1 Year 2 Fractions Revision Maths SATs

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These Year 2 SATs style fractions revision problems are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 20 reasoning and 10 arithmetic questions with answers. The higher level (Super Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 and Year 3 curriculum and is in the style of a SATs paper. The intermediate level (Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum and is based on past SATs papers. The lower level (called Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 1 curriculum. No further preparation required.