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If you are very patient, or simply lucky, you may spot The Beryllium Baboon in its natural habitat - the Cambridge primary school. When the BB is not teaching, eating cake or sleeping, it can occasionally be found creating short stories (along with questions and yes - even answers) for guided reading and English comprehension lessons in its school. The target age range of these offerings is therefore Yr6 and perhaps a bit older - let's say 11-14.

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If you are very patient, or simply lucky, you may spot The Beryllium Baboon in its natural habitat - the Cambridge primary school. When the BB is not teaching, eating cake or sleeping, it can occasionally be found creating short stories (along with questions and yes - even answers) for guided reading and English comprehension lessons in its school. The target age range of these offerings is therefore Yr6 and perhaps a bit older - let's say 11-14.
The Aubergine - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Aubergine - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 15 in a series of 24 This short story - The Aubergine - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. [This story may also be useful as part of a PSHE lesson or an Inclusion/Anti-Bullying discussion.] The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 20-Pack
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 20-Pack

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This bundle contains twenty short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Glass Eye - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Glass Eye - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 8 in a series of 24 This short story - The Glass Eye - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Volcano - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Volcano - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 24 in a series of 24 This short story - The Volcano - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Cheesecake - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Cheesecake - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 7 in a series of 24 The Cheesecake is a short story written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 5-Pack (A)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 5-Pack (A)

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This bundle contains 5 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Bug - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Bug - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 6 in a series of 24 This short story - The Bug - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Robot - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Robot - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 22 in a series of 24 This short story - The Robot - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 5-Pack (B)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 5-Pack (B)

5 Resources
This bundle contains 5 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Le Savon D’Or - A Short Play in French: Year 6+
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Le Savon D’Or - A Short Play in French: Year 6+

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This short play was written to introduce a bit of novelty into year 6 French lessons. The children on whom I tested it did seem to enjoy the chance to tell a simple and rather silly story in a different language. It tells the story of Bruno and his quest to find the Magic Golden Soap, which of course is owned by the King who lives in the Big Pink Castle. On the way, Bruno meets the customary assortment of motley but helpful characters (actually, I gave up after two - but you can extend it as much as you like) who give him the usual advice and point him in the right direction. Discover what Bruno hopes to do with the Magic Soap, and what on Earth has happened to his grandmother. A word of caution - I am not a native French speaker, but I did get my erudite French friend to check the text and so(with any luck) there should be no mistakes. If you should find one, please let me know.
The Jump - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Jump - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 16 in a series of 24 The short story - The Jump - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government’s expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author’s school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Life Jacket - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Life Jacket - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 11 in a series of 24 This short story - The Life Jacket - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Sausage Roll - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Sausage Roll - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 13 in a series of 24 The Sausage Roll was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (B)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (B)

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This bundle contains 3 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Golden Soap - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Golden Soap - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 9 in a series of 24 This short story - The Golden Soap - was written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (A)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (A)

3 Resources
This bundle contains 3 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
The Ice Cream - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+
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The Ice Cream - A Short Story for English Comprehension or Guided Reading: Year 6+

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Number 10 in a series of 24 The Ice Cream is a short story written to appeal to children of Year 6. It is used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. The story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (D)
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Guided Reading and English Comprehension: 3-Pack (D)

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This bundle contains 3 short stories (along with suitable questions and suggested answers) written to appeal to children of Year 6. The stories are used in guided reading sessions, for developing English comprehension skills and enhancing vocabulary. The material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2. It is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful. Each story comprises two distinct pages with a mini-cliff hanger at the end of the first page. Each page is designed to be used in either i) a single longer discrete lesson or ii) a series of shorter sessions. To accompany each page of the story, a set of example questions and suggested answers is provided. In the author's school, three half-hour sessions are devoted to each page. In the first session, the children are introduced to the story and some of the questions are answered in a group setting. In the second session, the children answer the remaining questions independently. In the third session, the group reconvenes and the group discusses their answers and receives feedback.
Decisions, Decisions - A Maths Investigation or Discussion Framework: Year 6+
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Decisions, Decisions - A Maths Investigation or Discussion Framework: Year 6+

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This mathematics investigation was designed for use by children of Year 6 - under the guidance and encouragement of a suitable mentor. It was not intended to be a 'fire and forget' worksheet, but rather a framework for discussion and exploration. The theme is using mathematics to guide (almost) real life decision-making. The focus is on using ratio and fractions to establish probability. Although the material is designed to be challenging but accessible to children working within the government's expectation for children at the end of Key Stage 2, it is possible that teachers of children in KS3 may find the resources useful.
Propping up an Ice Core - A Maths Investigation or Discussion Framework: Year 11+
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Propping up an Ice Core - A Maths Investigation or Discussion Framework: Year 11+

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This mathematics investigation (in the field of static mechanics) was designed for use by (very) able GCSE maths students or those just beginning an A level in maths or physics. I anticipate its use in helping to introduce the topic, or as formative assessment/revision. The investigation is a light-hearted look at using trigonometry and other basic mathematics to establish and solve equations describing the balanced forces on a body in equilibrium - in this case an ice core propped up carefully against an ice cliff. The intention is that enough explanation of the underlying physics is provided so that only a knowledge of the relevant mathematics is assumed. (The investigation will be continued and extended with more material when I have time to write it.)