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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 comprehension - Spain
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Year 2 comprehension - Spain

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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 ‘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. This comprehension is all about Spain and covers Spanish landmarks, food and traditions. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in price.
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 and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
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.)
Year 1 Reading Comprehension - Spring
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Year 1 Reading Comprehension - Spring

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This resource contains 3 comprehension activities suitable for using with year 1. They each contain a short piece of text (about 5 sentences) 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 questions, containing ‘what’ ‘who’ and ‘when’ questions and some multiple choice questions. The theme in this pack is spring. The three topics are: What can I do in the spring? What happens in the spring? Spring animals 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. Answers are also included. PDF file format.
Florence Nightingale - Year 2 Literacy 5 day plan
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Florence Nightingale - Year 2 Literacy 5 day plan

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This is a 5 lesson Literacy unit all about Florence Nightingale. 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 Florence Nightingale. The main activity in lesson 1 is a non-fiction reading comprehension, which helps children to learn about Florence Nightingale. 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 reading comprehension, written from the point of view of Florence Nightingale. Again it is in a SATs style and is again differentiated 3 ways. Lesson 3 allows children to gather vocabulary through drama and written activities. Lessons 4 and 5 allow children to write and edit their own diary accounts as Florence Nightingale. All resources are included that will be needed for the lessons. They are in 3 zip files. The following documents are included: A 12 page detailed plan for 5 lessons (PDF); A 5 slide PowerPoint presentation with Florence Nightingale themed SPaG starters (This is not editable. Click the ‘Read Only’ button to open.); A 7 slide PowerPoint presentation covering Florence’s childhood, early career, work during the Crimean War and ongoing legacy. (This is not editable. Click the ‘Read Only’ button to open.); Differentiated Comprehensions about Florence Nightingale. Each of the three levels contains four pages of text followed by questions (PDF); Differentiated comprehensions on a diary entry written by Florence Nightingale. Each of the three levels contains four pages of text followed by questions (PDF); (The presentation and comprehensions are also available separately from my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/florence-nightingale-history-presentation-11900339 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-2-sats-style-comprehension-florence-nightingale-history-11511636 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/florence-nightingale-s-diary-year-2-sats-style-comprehension-history-11538559)
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.
Phonics phase 5 - The 'ph' sound
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Phonics phase 5 - The 'ph' sound

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This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound ‘ph.’ It takes 15-20 minutes. This powerpoint is split into different sections: - Revision of phase 3, 4 and 5 phonemes in a random order - Introduction to ‘ph’ sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the ‘ph’ sound) - Segmenting and blending sounds in ‘ph’ words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with ‘ph’ sound - Writing a sentence with ‘ph’ sound - Revision of HFW
French lesson and resources - Fruit and Vegetables
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French lesson and resources - Fruit and Vegetables

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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: Plan A PowerPoint presentation 2 x resources for reading activity Written activity 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, but can be used individually.)
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - L.S. Lowry
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - L.S. Lowry

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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. The booklet is all about L.S. Lowry. Perfect to use as part of a KS1 history or art topic or just for general interest for comprehension practice. There are a range of 'what,' 'when,' 'where' 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.
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.
Phonics phase 4 - Initial Consonant blends lesson bundle
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Phonics phase 4 - Initial Consonant blends lesson bundle

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This resource is a selection of 20 interactive lessons aimed at whole class or group phonics. They are PowerPoint presentations that allow children to learn or revisit initial consonant blends from phase 4. Each lesson takes 15-20 minutes. The PowerPoints are split into different sections: - Revision of phase 3 and 4 phonemes in a random order - Introduction to consonant blend and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Spotting the odd one out - Reading words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with sound/filling in missing words - Writing a sentence - Revision of phase 4 tricky words
Year 6 Spag Revision Pack
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Year 6 Spag Revision Pack

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A bundle of SPaG papers, worksheets, interactive whole class activities, group activities and more to help prepare your year 6 class for SATs. Included in the bundle are: 3 original SATs SPaG papers 50 question PowerPoint covering ALL SPaG topics A collection of 10 worksheets, 10 activities and 10 starters (in the form of a PowerPoint) covering some of the trickiest SPaG topics. All answers are included.
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Staying Healthy - Science
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Staying Healthy - Science

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension booklet aimed at year 2. It is all about how to stay healthy and covers exercise, food, sleep and hygiene. Perfect to cover the English and Science curriculum. The booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels and answers. There are a range of ‘what,’ when’ and ‘how’ questions as well as some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included, so that you can adapt it to suit your class’s needs.
Epiphany RE Lesson - The Wise Men visit Jesus - KS2
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Epiphany RE Lesson - The Wise Men visit Jesus - KS2

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This is a plan for a Christmas RE lesson, focusing on the end of the story when the Wise Men visit Jesus. The theme for the lesson is similarities and differences. It is suitable for using with Key Stage 2. The plan includes a starter, a discussion activity, a written activity and a plenary. There is a PowerPoint presentation of the story to use. Perfect for using individually or at the end of a Christmas RE unit.
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.
Christmas Around the World Advent Calendar
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Christmas Around the World Advent Calendar

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An interactive animated PowerPoint advent calendar to use throughout the month of December. Just click on the date and you will be taken to a fascinating fact about Christmas in one of 25 countries! (The advent calendar is not editable. Please click ‘Read Only’ to open.) Some of the images only appear when the PowerPoint is played with the animations. A great start to the Christmas season. Perfect for all ages!
Christmas story presentation - Angel Gabriel visits Mary
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Christmas story presentation - Angel Gabriel visits Mary

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An animated 22 page Powerpoint presentation retelling the first part of the Christmas story, when Angel Gabriel visits Mary (the annunciation). It could be used as part of a lesson or for an assembly for children aged 4 -11. The PowerPoint is not editable (Please click ‘Read only’ to open.) You can also buy the PowerPoint with our KS1 and KS2 lesson plans on Angel Gabriel visiting Mary: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/christmas-re-lesson-ks1-angel-gabriel-visits-mary-11730741 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/christmas-re-lesson-ks2-angel-gabriel-visits-mary-11730652 You might also be interested in our presentations that cover the whole Christmas story: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/christmas-story-the-birth-of-jesus-presentation-11729139 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/christmas-story-presentation-the-shepherds-visit-jesus-11729266 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/christmas-story-presentation-three-wise-men-visit-jesus-three-kings-epiphany-11729975 These presentations are also available as part of a bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/christmas-story-presentation-pack-11730775
Phonics Phase 3 - The 'ure' sound
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Phonics Phase 3 - The 'ure' sound

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This resource is an interactive lesson aimed at whole class or group phonics. It is a powerpoint presentation that allows children to revise phonemes and learn or revisit the sound ‘ure.’ It takes 15-20 minutes. This powerpoint is split into different sections: - Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order - Introduction to ‘ure’ sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Segmenting and blending sounds in ‘ure’ words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with ‘ure’ sound - Writing a sentence with ‘ure’ sound - Revision of common exception words
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Microhabitats - Science
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Microhabitats - Science

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A FREE resource from Blossoming Minds! This resource is a non-fiction comprehension booklet aimed at year 2. It is all about microhabitats and looks at the definition of a microhabitat, followed by a short look at three focus microhabitats. Perfect to cover the English and Science curriculum. The booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels and answers. The PDF booklets are all in a zip file. Find many more great value comprehensions and many more resources at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/blossomingminds