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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
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 SATs SPaG revision - 50 starters
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Year 2 SATs SPaG revision - 50 starters

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This resource is a powerpoint containing 50 short SPaG starters or morning activities. They are all based on last year’s SATs SPaG paper and sample paper. Example starters include spotting nouns in a sentence, adding missing punctuation and recognising which sentence is a command. Perfect for the lead up to SATs.
Quiz for CBCA Book Week 2021
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Quiz for CBCA Book Week 2021

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This interactive PowerPoint quiz is perfect for using in the 2021 Australian CBCA Book Week. It contains 72 questions. The first 66 questions cover famous books from Australia and around the world. This is followed by one question on each of the books in the CBCA 2021 short list for ages 7-12. You can use this as a starter, an assembly, a filler or a main activity. All questions are multiple choice and focus on popular modern books as well as classics. After you have chosen an answer for each question, click again and the correct answer changes colour. The PowerPoint is not editable. Please click ‘read only’ to open. Example questions include: Where does Paddington move from? Peru, Australia or England What are Mildred Hubble’s best friends called? Ethel and Margot, Maud and Enid or Esmerelda and Mirabelle Which tree do you climb to find different worlds at the top? The Distant Bush, The Magical Moon or The Faraway Tree What kind of animal is Blinky Bill? Kangaroo, Wombat or Koala A separate answer sheet is also included. The quiz and the answers are in the zip file. No further preparation needed.
KS2 Romeo and Juliet Literacy Unit - Shakespeare
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KS2 Romeo and Juliet Literacy Unit - Shakespeare

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A 5 lesson literacy unit based around Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The unit is aimed at year 3 and 4 and gives details of the curriculum objectives covered. The children develop reading comprehension, speaking, planning, writing, editing and SPaG skills during the unit. This is achieved through varied, fun and interactive activities. All five lessons include a SPaG or composition starter, which is always linked to *Romeo and Juliet. * The main activity in lesson 1 is a reading comprehension of a simplified version of the play. It is differentiated 3 ways. The main activity in lesson 2 allows children to practise their performance skills. Lesson 3 allows children to begin learning playwriting skills, whilst in lessons 4 and 5, they plan and write their own play or scene, based on Shakespeare’s play. All lessons include details of how to differentiate. All resources needed in the lessons are included. There is also a PowerPoint presentation of the story. PERFECT FOR USING DURING SHAKESPEARE WEEK. (Please note, the presentation and comprehensions are also available separately.)
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 2 Literacy Unit - Christopher Columbus
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Year 2 Literacy Unit - Christopher Columbus

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This is a 5 lesson Literacy unit all about explorer Christopher Columbus. The plan is aimed at year 2 and gives details of the year 2 curriculum objectives covered. The children develop reading comprehension, writing, editing and SPaG skills during the unit. All five lessons include a SPaG starter which is always linked to Christopher Columbus. The main activity in lesson 1 is a non-fiction reading comprehension, which helps children to learn about Christopher. It is laid out in a SATs style format, containing similar questions to a SATs paper and is differentiated 3 ways. The main activity in lesson 2 is a fictional diary comprehension, written from the point of view of Christopher Columbus before the crew has found the New World. Again it is in a SATs style and is again differentiated 3 ways. Lesson 3 allows children to gather vocabulary using a drama activity and lessons 4 and 5 allow children to write and edit their own diaries as Christopher Columbus. The following documents are included: A detailed 12 page (pdf) document containing 5 lesson plans. Each lesson includes a SPaG starter, introduction, main activity and plenary. A Powerpoint presentation containing the SPaG starter activities. This is non-editable. When you open the PowerPoint click the ‘read only’ button. A set of differentiated non-fiction (pdf) comprehensions on Christopher Columbus. Each level contains 4 pages of text followed by questions. A set of differentiated (pdf) comprehensions containing a fictional diary entry written as Christopher Columbus on his voyage. Each level contains 4 pages of text followed by questions. (The comprehensions are also available separately from my shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks1-sats-comprehension-christopher-columbus-history-11530886 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-2-comprehension-fictional-diary-christopher-columbus-11643238)
KS2 RE Lesson Plan and Resources - Jesus's Miracles - Jesus heals a blind man
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KS2 RE Lesson Plan and Resources - Jesus's Miracles - Jesus heals a blind man

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This is a lesson plan with accompanying resources focussing on the miracle of Jesus healing a blind man. It is suitable for using with key stage 2. It is an interactive, thought-provoking lesson. The plan gives details of a starter, an introduction to the story, a drama activity, written activity and plenary. Lesson objectives and cross-curricular links are also included in the plan. The lesson allows children to improve literacy and speaking and listening skills within an RE lesson. It also encourages philosophical thinking skills. There is a PowerPoint of the Bible story included in the price and all resources that are needed.
Year 2 SATs Comprehension - Dinosaurs
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Year 2 SATs Comprehension - Dinosaurs

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is all about dinosaurs! The booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 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 activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets. 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 themed Maths: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-2-dinosaur-maths-all-topics-differentiated-levels-colour-and-black-and-white-12125325 Year 1 comprehensions on dinosaurs: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-1-comprehensions-dinosaurs-3-levels-colour-and-black-and-white-11852530
Florence Nightingale's Diary - Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Women's History Month
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Florence Nightingale's Diary - Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Women's History Month

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This resource is a fictional comprehension activity for year 2. It is a fictional diary entry written in character as Florence Nightingale. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of 'what' 'where' and 'how' 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 2-3 questions per page. Answers are also included. PDF file format. These comprehensions are also available as part of the Year 2 five lesson literacy plan: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/florence-nightingale-year-2-literacy-5-day-plan-history-12199874
Year 1 comprehension - The Three Little Pigs - Traditional Tales
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Year 1 comprehension - The Three Little Pigs - Traditional Tales

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This resource contains 3 comprehension activities suitable for using with year 1. It is the story of The Three Little Pigs, split into 3 parts: the beginning, middle and end. Each section contains a short piece of text (about 5 sentences) with words that can predominately be sounded out. There are three trickier words which have pictures to help children work out what they say. The text is followed by 5 simple questions. There is also a PowerPoint included in the pack containing a slide for each text so that you can go through the comprehensions before the children complete them. Each slide also contains 3 words that are trickier to sound out, with sound buttons underneath them. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
Year 2 SATs Reading - Castles Comprehension
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Year 2 SATs Reading - Castles 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.
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 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. Updated for 2019.
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Habitats - Science
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Habitats - Science

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension booklet for year 2. It is all about habitats and covers what a habitat is, followed by a short look at deserts, oceans, cities, rainforests, woodlands and seashores. The booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 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 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 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
Year 3 Euro 2020 / 2021 Football Maths : All Topics
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Year 3 Euro 2020 / 2021 Football Maths : All Topics

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These Year 3 Euro 2020 / Euro 2021 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 2021 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 Olympics themed maths: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12547264 Summer themed maths: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11634663 Christmas themed maths: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11721092 Interactive Maths Advent Calendar: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11748674 We also have: Year 1 Euro 2020 themed Maths https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12541366 Year 2 Euro 2020 themed Maths https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12538845 Year 2 Europe’s Top Footballers Comprehension https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12538147
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 the 2017 test paper. 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: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-6-spag-revision-pack-11895533
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.)
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
Bonfire Night Comprehensions (Fireworks/Guy Fawkes) - Year 1
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Bonfire Night Comprehensions (Fireworks/Guy Fawkes) - Year 1

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This resource contains 4 comprehension activities suitable for using with year 1 or lower ability year 2. They each contain a short piece of text with words that can be sounded out. There are three trickier words which have pictures to help children work out what they say. The text is followed by 5 simple questions. The theme in this pack is ‘Bonfire Night.’ There are four different comprehensions: The Gunpowder Plot Bonfire Night Food How to build a bonfire Bonfire Night Safety There is also a PowerPoint included in the pack containing a slide for each text so that you can go through the comprehensions before the children complete them. Each slide also contains 3 words that are trickier to sound out, with sound buttons underneath them. PDF file format.
French Christmas Lesson and Resources - Noel
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French Christmas Lesson and Resources - Noel

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This is a lesson plan and resources for a beginners French lesson to use with KS2. It involves children learning the vocabulary for ‘Happy Christmas,’ as well as six decorations in French. The plan gives details of a whole class game to use as a starter, how to teach the vocabulary, a paired reading activity, whole class listening activity, a simple writing activity and 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. These are: A 4 page PDF Lesson Plan An 11 slide animated PowerPoint presentation. This is not editable. Click ‘Read Only’ to open. Sheets for the paired reading activity (PDF) - A colour and black & white version are included. Written activity (PDF) - A colour and black & white version are included.
Year 2 Euro 2020 / 2021 Football Maths
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Year 2 Euro 2020 / 2021 Football Maths

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These Year 2 Euro 2020 / Euro 2021 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 2020/2021 with your class! The higher level (Super Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum and some questions from the Year 3 curriculum. The intermediate level (Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum. The lower level (Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 1 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 2 Euro 2020 / 2021 Footballers Comprehension: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12538147 We also have Year 1 Euro 2020 themed maths https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12541366 Year 3 Euro 2020 themed maths https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12536579