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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
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
KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Money Revision
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KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Money Revision

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These Year 2 SATs style revision questions on money are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 30 SATs style problems 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 (Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 1 curriculum with a few questions from the Year 2 curriculum. No further preparation required. This is also included in our Bumper KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs Revision Pack: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/bumper-ks1-year-2-maths-sats-revision-pack-all-topics-3-levels-11828827
Reading Comprehension - Inventors (materials) - Science - Year 2
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Reading Comprehension - Inventors (materials) - Science - Year 2

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, with a focus on the science curriculum topic of ‘materials.’ The booklet covers the three inventors covered in the science curriculum: John McAdam, Charles Macintosh & John Dunlop. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘where,’ ‘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. Answers are also included. PDF file format.
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
KS1 Jesus' Miracles : Jesus heals a paralysed man
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KS1 Jesus' Miracles : Jesus heals a paralysed man

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This resource is a plan with all accompanying resources for teaching a lesson about Jesus healing a paralysed man. 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 main theme for the lesson is ‘differences.’ The activities include a circle time starter, drama activity. written activity and plenary. There is also a PowerPoint version of the story attached. All resources are included in the zip file. These are: Lesson Plan (5 PDF pages) 20 slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is not editable. Click ‘Read Only’ to open. Some of the images are only revealed when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations.) Resources for the written activity (2 PDF pages - higher/middle ability and lower ability worksheet) A very interactive, thought-provoking lesson. Enjoy! The PowerPoint is also available separately: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12205637
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 the 2017 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: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11895533
KS2 Book Quiz  : 60 questions
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KS2 Book Quiz : 60 questions

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A fully interactive PowerPoint quiz which contains 60 questions on books and authors suitable for KS2. Use 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. Example questions include: Where does Heidi go to live? The seaside, On a canal boat or In the mountains What sort of animal is Esio Trot? Snake, Tortoise or Toad Who is headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Professor Dumbledore, Miss Cackle or Professor Trelawny The PowerPoint is not editable. Please click ‘Read Only’ to open it. Some of the images only appear when the PowerPoint is played with the animations. A separate answer sheet is included. No further preparation needed.
Jesus' Miracles 3 lesson RE unit - KS1
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Jesus' Miracles 3 lesson RE unit - KS1

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This bundle contains 3 RE lessons aimed at 5-7 year olds on the theme of Jesus’ miracles. The miracles covered are: Jesus calms the storm Jesus heals a paralysed man Jesus feeds the 5000 Lesson objectives, cross-curricular links and detailed descriptions of activities are included in the plans. The lessons include discussions, story-retelling, drama, simple written tasks and an art activity. Each lesson also has a starter and plenary. All resources are included in the price, as well as PowerPoint versions of the Bible stories. (The PowerPoints are not editable. Click ‘Read Only’ to open. Some of the images are only revealed when each PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations.) In total there are 31 pages of lesson plans and activities (PDFs) and 68 animated PowerPoint slides. An interactive, thought-provoking unit perfect for introducing young children to Bible stories and their meaning. The PowerPoints are also available separately: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11590837
KS1 SATs Reading - The Human Body Comprehension
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KS1 SATs Reading - The Human Body Comprehension

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is all about the human body, with a focus on organs, blood and skin! The PDF booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘how,’ and ‘where’ 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 with written extracts to read and several questions per page. The higher and middle levels contain 18 questions each and the lower level contains 14 questions. All of the documents are in the zip file. There is a colour and black & white booklet for each level and answers are also included.
Year 2 comprehension - China
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Year 2 comprehension - China

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is all about China and covers key facts, Chinese tourist attractions, food and wildlife. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘when’ and ‘who’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is 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 included. PDF file format and editable Microsoft file format included in price.
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
Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Materials (Properties and Uses)
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Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Materials (Properties and Uses)

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, with a focus on the science topic of ‘materials.’ It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘which’ 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.
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.
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!
French lesson : Emotions and Feelings
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French lesson : Emotions and Feelings

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This is a plan and resources for a beginner’s French lesson to use with KS2. It would be perfect to use as a second French lesson, after children have learnt to say hello. The focus in this lesson is on how to ask ‘how are you’ and reply. The plan gives details of a starter, how to teach the ‘feelings’ vocabulary, a speaking and listening activity, paired game, reading/writing activity and plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. There is a PowerPoint which includes an audio version of each French word or phrase to make it easier for anyone to be able to teach the lesson. You can also play the PowerPoint without the audio. All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. They are in the zip file. These are: The 4 page PDF lesson plan A 21 Slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is not editable. Click the ‘Read Only’ button to open. Some of the images are only revealed when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations.) 5 PDF sheets for the speaking activity 2 PDF sheets for the paired game 3 PDF sheets for the Reading/Writing activity (colour and black & white versions and an answer sheet) No further preparation needed. This is lesson 2 of Unit 1 French designed by Blossoming Minds. Unit 1 French - Greetings and introductions lesson bundle is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11631397 Unit 2 French - All About Me - Age and Appearance is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11707339
Quiz for CBCA Book Week 2022 : Dreaming with eyes open...
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Quiz for CBCA Book Week 2022 : Dreaming with eyes open...

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This interactive PowerPoint quiz is perfect for using in the 2022 Australian CBCA Book Week. It contains 76 questions. The first 70 questions cover famous books from Australia and around the world. This is followed by one question on each of the books in the CBCA 2022 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. Some of the images are only revealed when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations. Example questions include: Who visits Narnia first? Peter, Edmund or Lucy Which of these books does Hermione Granger like to read? Albus Dumbledore’s Guide to Magic, The History of Hogwarts or Hogwarts: A History Where do Jane, Michael and Mary Poppins have a tea party? On the ceiling, In the nursery or In Wonderland What is the name of The Magic Pudding that always reforms after being eaten? Arthur, Albert or Alexander A separate answer sheet is also included.
Spanish Greetings lesson and resources
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Spanish Greetings lesson and resources

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This is a plan and resources for a beginner’s Spanish lesson to use with KS2. It would be perfect to use as a first Spanish lesson, as it involves children learning the most basic vocabulary of ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye.’ The plan gives details of a group starter, how to teach the ‘greetings’ vocabulary, a whole class game, a speaking and listening activity, a simple reading and writing activity and a plenary. 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: 4 page PDF Lesson Plan A 10 slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is non-editable. Click ‘Read Only’ to open.) Starter activity (1 PDF page) Reading and writing activity and answers (3 PDF Pages) (Colour and Black & White) This is lesson 1 of Unit 1 Spanish designed by Blossoming Minds. Unit 1 Spanish Greetings and Introductions bundle is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11651388 Unit 2 Spanish All About Me 5 lesson bundle is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11706377 Units 1 and 2 are available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/spanish-lesson-bundle-1-term-beginners-11710541
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 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 included in the price.
Rainforest Animals - SATs comprehension - Year 2
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Rainforest Animals - SATs comprehension - Year 2

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘where,’ and ‘who’ 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. This comprehension is all about rainforest animals. I hope you find it useful.