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Battle of the Somme Reading Comprehension
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Battle of the Somme Reading Comprehension

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This resource commemorates the 100th anniversary of one of the biggest battles of WW1. The battle lasted five months and, in total, over a million soldiers were injured or killed. The resource supports a BBC Newsround text that explains what happened during the battle. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3 and supports aspects of learning in SMSC. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.
Who is Banksy - reading comprehension
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Who is Banksy - reading comprehension

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This reading comprehension uses a BBC Newsround text about the street artist 'Banksy'. The resource contains a version of the text formatted for easy printing, 3 sets of questions differentiated for use with pupils across KS1 and KS2. The resource contains content domain references for the SATs reading test and would also be suitable for supporting readers in KS3.
Tsunami Comprehension
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Tsunami Comprehension

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Scientists believe that a collapsing volcano 73,000 years ago caused a giant tsunami that engulfed a nearby uninhabited island.  This reading comprehension resource explains the discovery.
Egyptian Pyramid - reading comprehension
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Egyptian Pyramid - reading comprehension

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This resource supports a BBC Newsround text which explains how scientists have used the latest technology to find a large void within the Great Pyramid at Giza. The resource contains 3 sets of questions and is differentiated for use throughout KS1 and 2 - it would also be suitable for supporting reading at KS3. Answers and content domain references for each question are included.
Chinese New Year - reading comprehension
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Chinese New Year - reading comprehension

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In Chinese communities all over the world, people are celebrating the new year. This reading comprehension resource supports a BBC Newsround text which explains how the new year celebrated and why it is on a different date each year. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.
Stonehenge - reading comprehension
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Stonehenge - reading comprehension

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30 years ago Stonehenge was recognised as one of the first World Heritage Sites in the UK. This reading comprehension resource supports a BBC Newsround text that explains why. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.
Ruby Bridges - reading comprehension
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Ruby Bridges - reading comprehension

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This reading comprehension supports a child friendly biography of American activist Ruby Bridges. After segregated schools were banned in the southern stated of America, Ruby became the first black child to attend what had previously been a whites only school. The biography explains what school was like for Ruby. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3 and supports aspects of learning in SMSC. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.
Hurricane Irma - reading comprehension
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Hurricane Irma - reading comprehension

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This reading comprehension supports a BBC News text which compares Hurricane Irma to other hurricanes that have occurred in the past. The resources contains 3 sets of questions differentiated for use in KS 1-2. It is also suitable for supporting readers in KS3. Answers and content domain references for each question.
Red Arrows - reading comprehension
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Red Arrows - reading comprehension

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As the Red Arrows return from a two month foreign tour, this reading comprehension supports a BBC Newsround text about the RAF display team. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.
Food Wastage
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Food Wastage

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This reading comprehension investigates the shocking problem of food wastage in the UK.  Driven by supermarket cosmetic standards and cheap offers to encourage consumers to buy more than they need, millions of tons of food are thrown away each year. This reading comprehension uses a BBC News report which investigates the issue and contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2.  It could also be used to support readers in KS3.  Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.
Hurricane names - reading comprehension
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Hurricane names - reading comprehension

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With hurricanes and other storms currently in the news, this resource supports a BBC Newsround text which explains why storms are given names. The resource contains links to the original text where video links can be found to support a lesson, a version of the text formatted for easy printing and 3 sets of questions differentiated for pupils throughout KS1 and 2 (the resource is also suitable for supporting readers in KS3). Answers and content domain references are also included.
In Game Purchases - reading comprehension
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In Game Purchases - reading comprehension

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This resource supports a BBC Newsround text which explains why many people are concerned about in game purchases within electronic games. The resource contains 3 sets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and 2. The resource is also suitable for supporting reading at KS3. Answers and content domain references for each question are included.
Oranguatans Comprehension
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Oranguatans Comprehension

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This reading comprehension supports a BBC news report of a recent discovery that orang-utans, which were previously thought to be herbivores, do on occasion eat meat.  Since humans and orang-utans share a common ancestor, this has led scientists to speculate about the diet of our early ancestors. The resource contains 3 differentiated worksheets, with content domain references and answers.
Fidel Castro - reading comprehension
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Fidel Castro - reading comprehension

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Following the death of Fidel Castro this reading comprehension supports a BBC Newsround text explaining who he was and why he was important. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question. The resource is also available as part of our reading comprehension subscription.
Elephants and Ivory - reading comprehension
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Elephants and Ivory - reading comprehension

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Following the meeting of international leaders in Johannesburg to discuss whether to implement a worldwide ban on the trade in ivory in an attempt to protect the elephant population, this comprehension resource supports a BBC Newsround text which examines problems faced by Africa’s elephants. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3 and supports aspects of learning in SMSC. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.
Paralympic Athletes
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Paralympic Athletes

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This reading comprehension supports a BBC Newsround report about some of Britain’s young paralympic hopefuls.  In addition to supporting reading this text will promote SMSC themes and disability awareness. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2.  It could also be used to support readers in KS3.  Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.
Conflict in Syria
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Conflict in Syria

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This reading comprehension uses a BBC Newsround article to investigate the human side of the conflict in Syria.  A twelve year old girl explains why her family left Syria and what it was like to live in a refugee camp before they were able to move to the UK. The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2.  It supports learning in SMSC and could also be used to support readers in KS3.  Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question
Holocaust Memorial
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Holocaust Memorial

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A reading comprehension using texts telling the life story of holocaust survivors.  Contains differentiated texts and questions with content domain references.