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Year 2 Reading Comprehension Pack - Seasons

Year 2 Reading Comprehension Pack - Seasons

A collection of twelve non-fiction comprehension activities for year 2, all with the theme of seasons. There are three different comprehension booklets for each season, covering what happens in that season, what activities you can do in it and what happens to the wildlife. Perfect for cross-curricular learning throughout the year! Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions and the same layout. The 3 topics explored in the comprehensions are: PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
blossomingminds
Pets topic pack- animals

Pets topic pack- animals

The pack includes: 1. A long display banner with pictures of different pets 2. A Power point about different pets and separate Power points about some popular pets 3. Posters of different pet animals with their names 4. A colourful display border with pictures of different pets 5. Topic words on decorated cards to print out and add to a display 6. Writing pages with picture of different pets and lines below to write about the animal- these are in colour and black and white 7. An A4 word card to use when writing about different pets 8. Fact cards about different animals kept as pets 9. Colour photos to print and add to a display showing lots of different pet animals 10. Colouring pictures 11. Pictures to trace of different pets and the things pets need 12. Face masks of different pets- great for making up stories or role play 13. A colourful picture bingo game 14. ‘My Pet’ worksheet with spaces to fill in details of the childs’ pet or a pet they would like 15. A colourful number line 16. An alphabet line 17. Counting worksheets 18. Clue cards with some clues for the children to guess the different animals plus pictures to use with the cards 19. Dog and bone matching- match the addition sums to the dogs with the correct answer 20. Taking care of a pet worksheets 21. ‘My unusual pet’ worksheet- children can choose any animal and write about it as their pet 22. ‘I bought my pet to school one day…’ –a worksheet to write a story 23. Match the animal to the things it needs 24. A workbook cover 25. A mini book to make- complete the sentence on each page and draw a picture 26. Word searches about pets 27. A crossword 28. Fish counting cards 29. Acrostic poem worksheets 30. Various worksheets about pets such as sentence writing, unscrambling the words, describing pets etc 31. A bingo game to collect the different things needed for the different pets 32. Pet shop maths activity set- use the price cards or write your own according to the ability of your children and complete the task cards 33. Large colour pet accessory pictures- great for sorting and using on displays 34. Make a pet in a home- create an optical illusion of an animal in its home 35. Pet and home matching cards 36. Favourite pet survey worksheet 37. Play dough mats 38. Label the animals worksheets 39. Lost pet posters to fill in – 3 different worksheets for different abilities 40. Pet adjective cards- great to add to a display or use in literacy lessons
robbyn
Minibeast puzzles - Insect and bug crossword, word search and more

Minibeast puzzles - Insect and bug crossword, word search and more

A bumper pack of 6 black and white NO PREP differentiated puzzles with picture clues - great for a minibeast project or learning basic invertebrate vocabulary. Fun for EFL/ESL. Includes word search, crossword, missing letters puzzle, word scrambles, mini acrostics and codebreakers. All puzzles are provided in two versions to allow differentiation in the classroom plus a vocabulary handout for reference. Answer keys are included. Easy to use – just print and go. Handy for fast finishers or substitute lessons. The words included in the puzzles are: butterfly, moth, caterpillar, spider, ladybird, beetle, woodlouse, grasshopper, bee, ant, dragonfly, snail, slug, fly, worm and centipede. Pack contents 1. Picture word search – the easier version has both word and picture clues, the other just the pictures. 2. Picture crossword – crossword with picture clues. One version has the first letter of each word already written in the grid for an extra hint. 3. Word scramble: seeing double – 9 word scrambles where the letters are given in picture grids but also include extra letters. Students must first cross out any repeated letters then rearrange the remaining letters to make the names of minibeasts. The easier version also gives a picture of each minibeast as an additional clue. 4. Missing letters puzzle – version one has missing vowels, the other has alternate letters missing. The student matches the answers to the correct picture. 5. Codebreaker – the easier version gives a full key to the letters, whilst the harder one gives only some of the letters and the student must use this information and the pictures to work out the remaining letters. The completed words are matched to the pictures. 6. Mini acrostics with hidden words – two acrostics with picture clues. Students fill in the words across the page to reveal two hidden minibeast words written down the page. One version has the first letter of each word already written in. 7. Vocabulary handout
Leebling
Year 2 Reading Comprehension Mega-Bundle - Science

Year 2 Reading Comprehension Mega-Bundle - Science

***Fantastic Value*** A huge bundle of 17 non-fiction SATs style reading comprehensions for year 2. The bundle covers the entire Science curriculum for year 2, so is perfect for cross-curricular learning. Each comprehension booklet has three differentiated levels and includes answers. They are all based on the SATs reading papers from recent years. The following are included: Inventors of materials Materials and forces Properties of materials Plants Staying healthy Basic needs for survival How animals change as they grow Habitats Microhabitats The ocean The seashore Woodlands Rainforest animals Food chains Minibeasts Reptiles
blossomingminds
Owl Babies story pack - plus Nocturnal animals and Emotions

Owl Babies story pack - plus Nocturnal animals and Emotions

The pack includes: Owl Babies: A large display banner with pictures of the owls in the story 'Owl Babies' Word cards relating to the story- these are great for writing displays when writing about the story or general displays about the story A colourful A3 sized board game with 2 sets of Maths questions (easy and harder) so you can change and differentiate the game according to the group of children playing it Various worksheets about the story and characters- missing words to fill in, speech bubbles, thought bubbles, owl labelling, true and false etc. Story props to help you retell the story- you have the option to print large pictures and characters for display and also a small A4 sized story board with smaller pictures which would be great for individual table-top work and also for use in a story sack to keep with the book Owl masks for the children to colour and make- these are provided in colour and black and white- masks of mother owl and the baby owls Two different colourful display borders- just print out as many times as you need to border a display of any size A powerpoint about Owls- the pages of this could also be printed out to make a book for your classroom An A4 word card- great to use when writing about the story High Frequency Words on feathers An alphabet line on baby owls A number line to 100 on ivy leaves- this makes a lovely display or edging to a display An owl number rhyme and props for use when singing the rhyme Writing borders in colour and black and white Colouring pages Tracing sheets of the owls A size ordering worksheet to cut and order the owls in size Nocturnal animals A photo pack of different nocturnal animals A colourful display banner Two different display borders Fact cards about different nocturnal animals Large coloured pictures of nocturnal animals Colouring pictures A nocturnal animal bingo game An A4 word card Colourful display word cards Emotions Large pictures of faces showing different emotions Display banners of 'Emotions' and 'How do you feel today?' Word cards for displays Worksheets to draw and write about different emotions Emotion flash cards with faces and the emotion word
robbyn
Nocturnal animals topic pack- Powerpoint, games, display

Nocturnal animals topic pack- Powerpoint, games, display

The pack includes: 1. A long display banner with pictures of nocturnal animals 2. Posters of different nocturnal animals with their names 3. Information posters about nocturnal animals with interesting facts about them 4. Colour photos to print out and use in displays and for discussion of different night scenes and nocturnal animals 5. A colourful display border to print out as many time as you need for a display board of any size 6. Writing sheets with decorated borders- these look lovely on displays with the childrens’ work on them or great to use in the writing area 7. Colouring pictures of different nocturnal animals 8. A set of sorting pictures and base boards to sort the animals into nocturnal and diurnal 9. Face masks in colour and black and white of an owl, badger, mouse, moth, bat, hedgehog and a fox 10. Finger puppets to make of different nocturnal animals 11. A PowerPoint about each of the different nocturnal animals: owl, badger, mouse, moth, bat, hedgehog and fox 12. A PowerPoint about nocturnal animals 13. An interactive PowerPoint where children are asked which animals are nocturnal and which are diurnal 14. Acrostic poem worksheets 15. A nocturnal animal bingo game to make and play 16. Word searches 17. An A4 word mat- great to use when writing about nocturnal animals 18. Topic word cards for use on your displays or in the writing area 19. A colourful matching pairs game 20. Worksheets about different nocturnal animals and about nocturnal and diurnal animals
robbyn
New Zealand Birds – Postage Stamps - Black and White

New Zealand Birds – Postage Stamps - Black and White

10 native NZ birds on postage stamps. Colour, cut and display. The Birds: ♦ Kākāpō ♦ Kea ♦ Pīwakawaka (Fantail) ♦ Pūkeko ♦ Tūī ♦ Weka ♦ Kererū ♦ Ruru (Morepork) ♦ Kiwi ♦ Hoiho (Yellow-Eyed Penguin) Blank Templates: Two blank templates are also included for your students to design their own NZ Bird stamp. ♦ Completely blank – just the outside frame. ♦ With the word AOTEAROA and $1 inside the frame. Made on A4 size paper. Each stamp is slightly smaller than full A4 size. Orientation: ♦ 6 portrait ♦ 4 landscape This set of stamps is also available in COLOUR. Head to my store to view these. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Birds – Postage Stamps

New Zealand Birds – Postage Stamps

10 native NZ birds on postage stamps. These will look fabulous on your classroom wall. The Birds: ♦ Kākāpō ♦ Kea ♦ Pīwakawaka (Fantail) ♦ Pūkeko ♦ Tūī ♦ Weka ♦ Kererū ♦ Ruru (Morepork) ♦ Kiwi ♦ Hoiho (Yellow-Eyed Penguin) Blank Templates: Two blank templates are also included for your students to design their own NZ Bird stamp. ♦ Completely blank – just the outside frame. ♦ With the word AOTEAROA and $1 inside the frame. Made on A4 size paper. Each stamp is slightly smaller than full A4 size. Orientation: ♦ 6 portrait ♦ 4 landscape This set of stamps is also available in BLACK & WHITE. Head to my store to view these. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Māori Myths and Legends - Fantail Craft

Māori Myths and Legends - Fantail Craft

The fantail (pīwakawaka) features in many Māori myths and legends. This craft activity can be used for any of the stories (or alternatively, for a study on New Zealand birds). Students write or draw on the tail fan and then attach it to the bird. You can add as many tail fans as you wish. Two Options: ♦ Attach the tail fan(s) to a bird that has been cut out. ♦ Attach the tail fan(s) to a bird that is on a sheet of paper (you will probably need a long-armed stapler for this option). Two Sets of Templates: ♦ Fantail facing right. ♦ Fantail facing left. Writing / Drawing Suggestions: ♦ Write facts about fantails. ♦ Draw your favourite part of the story. ♦ Give the story a rating out of 10 and give a reason. ♦ Write about the story (plot, setting, characters, message, etc). ♦ Draw a fantail and add labels. ♦ Write about where you’d like to fly to if you were a fantail. ♦ Write vocabulary from the story (English / Te Reo). The tail fans are completely blank (no lines for writing). If you would like lines, then I suggest you draw some before photocopying. Designed on A4 size paper. Approximate size when cut out is 23cm by 16cm. The Templates (right and left facing): ♦ Bird with page border, tree branches and the word ‘pīwakawaka’. ♦ Bird. ♦ 1x feather tail fan and 1x blank tail fan. ♦ 2 x feather tail fans. ♦ 2 x blank tail fans. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Kiwi Craft – Flip Flap

New Zealand Kiwi Craft – Flip Flap

A fun kiwi bird template that can be used for a wide variety of learning activities. Write or draw whatever you wish on the body ‘flaps’. Add as many flaps as you’d like. Two Options: ♦ Kiwi – on paper with a border. Staple the flaps to the body. Less cutting so this option may suit younger students. ♦ Kiwi – cut out and staple the flaps to the body. Two Orientations: ♦ Kiwi facing right. ♦ Kiwi facing left. Two Options for Stapling: ♦ At the neck – turn the pages sideways. ♦ At the top – lift the pages up. Included: ♦ Kiwi – with page border, tree branches and the word ‘Kiwi’. ♦ Kiwi - body (for cutting out). ♦ 1x feathered body piece and 1 x blank body piece. ♦ 2x feathered body pieces. ♦ 2x blank body pieces. ♦ 2x lined body pieces. Some Examples of Use: ♦ Reading response activity (eg Māori myths and legends). ♦ Facts about kiwis / New Zealand / New Zealanders. ♦ Poetry. ♦ Art – make a background and glue the kiwi onto it. ♦ Conservation topics. Made on A4 size paper. Approximate size when cut out: 27cm x 17cm. A fairly basic shape to cut out. The only tricky part is cutting around the whiskers. I highly recommend just cutting them off. Please note that this resource is similar to a kiwi template that I have for the story How the Kiwi Lost its Wings. Head to my store to view. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Types of Flies Animals Insects Wordsearch Sheet Keywords KS3 Settler Starter Cover Lesson

Types of Flies Animals Insects Wordsearch Sheet Keywords KS3 Settler Starter Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Flies'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean