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We provide a wide range of high quality primary resources to enhance learning opportunities and save teacher's time! They have been trialled in school before publishing to test how effective they are. We are delighted with the results and hope you will be too!

We provide a wide range of high quality primary resources to enhance learning opportunities and save teacher's time! They have been trialled in school before publishing to test how effective they are. We are delighted with the results and hope you will be too!
Bonfire Night Pack

Bonfire Night Pack

Have you ever wondered how London would have changed if the Gunpowder plot had been successful? Did you know the queen still has the cellars of Westminster checked by a guard before she arrives? A range of fact-filled Bonfire Night themed resources for years 2 - 4. Great opportunities to create a class display. Resources include 3 chatterbox templates, two reading comprehensions, a lesson to create a wonderful fire poetry display and 2 themed word searches.
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Christmas Pack

Christmas Pack

A wide range of resources for those last weeks of school. Educational and fun activities that link to the Science, Numeracy and Literacy national curriculum. Activities include word problems, chatter boxes, animal fact files, paper chains, word searches and a reading comprehension. Enjoy!
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KS1 SATs Maths Checklists

KS1 SATs Maths Checklists

A range of whole class and individual checklists to assist with the collection of evidence and assessment of children's achievement throughout the year. Both checklists follow the interim framework criteria which is used for SATs assessments and moderations. Whole class checklists allow the teacher to have an overview of the whole class and identify gaps to cover further. They include working at, working towards and greater depth checklist. Individual checklists for pupil books allow children to identify how well they are doing and what they need to work on next. Checklists are available using the exact language of the interim framework and a 'child speak' version.
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Fire Poetry

Fire Poetry

A flexible Literacy lesson that uses the topic of fire to generate ideas of a poem. This is an excellent lesson for the end of a poetry topic. Children are encouraged to use their senses as well as simile and onomatopoeia to create a poem all about fire. this would fit in very well with Bonfire Night, the Stone Age, Fire of London or Halloween. Children can write their poetic phrases onto flames and build up their poem like a real bonfire. This makes for a wonderful class display. Alternatively, there is writing paper for the children to use instead.
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Weekly handwriting

Weekly handwriting

Running through the alphabet to revise handwriting. Children can copy into their books from the board or print out and they can copy onto the page. Good for morning work, extra home learning or as practise of key letters.
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KS1 SATs assessment checklist

KS1 SATs assessment checklist

EDITED TO WORK WITH THE 2018 INTERIM FRAMEWORK A range of whole class and individual checklists to assist with the collection of evidence and assessment of children's achievement throughout the year. All checklists follow the interim framework criteria which is used for SATs assessments and moderations. Whole class checklists allow the teacher to have an overview of the whole class on one page and identify gaps to cover further. They include working at, working towards and greater depth checklist. Additionally, there is a spelling checklist of a shortened version of the common exception words, contractions and some suffix words. Individual checklists for pupil books allow children to identify how well they are doing and what they need to work on next. Checklists are available using the exact language of the interim framework and a 'child speak' version.
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KS1 Living Things Pack

KS1 Living Things Pack

This pack contains plans and resources for 9 sequential lessons covering most of the new science national curriculum objectives for living things in KS1. The aim of this pack is to provide fun engaging activities while being easy to prepare for the teacher. Content includes lessons on: Living and non living things, what living things need, life cycles, food chains, classifying, habitats, nature in artwork (Monet). A colour in sheet and word search are also included.
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KS1 SATs Reading assessments

KS1 SATs Reading assessments

SUITABLE FOR THE 2018 INTERIM FRAMEWORK A range of whole class and individual checklists to assist with the collection of evidence and assessment of children's achievement throughout the year. Both checklists follow the interim framework criteria which is used for SATs assessments and moderations. Whole class checklists allow the teacher to have an overview of the whole class on one page and identify gaps to cover further. They include working at, working towards and greater depth checklist. Additionally, there is a spelling checklist of a shortened version of the common exception words, contractions and some suffix words. Individual checklists for pupil books allow children to identify how well they are doing and what they need to work on next. Checklists are available using the exact language of the interim framework and a 'child speak' version.
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KS1 Maths investigation Truffula Trees

KS1 Maths investigation Truffula Trees

An exciting Maths investigation based on the book 'The Lorax' by Dr Seuss. This lesson explores the possible colour combinations that can be created by joining different coloured tufts to the trunks of the Truffula trees. This is a complete lesson with flipchart, lesson plan, recording sheet and photocopy sheet for children to make the combinations before recording them. Children are extended to explain how they solved the problem and consider what they would need to do in a new colour is added.
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Anagram Egg Hunt

Anagram Egg Hunt

A set of 20 eggs to laminate and hide around your classroom. Children collect the letters under each egg and switch them around to reveal an easter phrase. A fun way to challenge your class. The recording sheet and answer included.
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Living Things Chatterbox

Living Things Chatterbox

A different type of activity to consolidate children's learning about different types of living things: mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects and plants. Children will love to play with these fun chatterboxes. They cover key objectives in the national curriculum.
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KS1 problem solving investigations Maths

KS1 problem solving investigations Maths

Three exciting investigations to get your children using and applying their mathematic skills to a real life problem. Children are encouraged and modelled how to find solutions by work systematically to solve a problem.
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KS1 SATs Writing Checklists

KS1 SATs Writing Checklists

NEWLY EDITED VERSION FOR THE NEW 2018 INTERIM FRAMEWORK A range of whole class and individual checklists to assist with the collection of evidence and assessment of children's achievement throughout the year. Both checklists follow the interim framework criteria which is used for SATs assessments and moderations. Whole class checklists allow the teacher to have an overview of the whole class on one page and identify gaps to cover further. They include working at, working towards and greater depth checklist. Additionally, there is a spelling checklist of a shortened version of the common exception words, contractions and some suffix words. Individual checklists for pupil books allow children to identify how well they are doing and what they need to work on next. Checklists are available using the exact language of the interim framework and a 'child speak' version.
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KS1 Building problem solving investigation

KS1 Building problem solving investigation

Children use their mathematical understanding of shape to generate as many different ways of organising 5 squares. They are asked by a building company to find all the different ways of laying out 5 rooms for a new block of flats. Fits in well with 'Houses' topic in Geography. Lesson plan, photocopy pages and flipchart included.
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KS1 Seasonal Writing Paper

KS1 Seasonal Writing Paper

A range of decorated lined paper to make writing activities special. An excellent way to display children's writing for parents evening or writing folders. There are 14 unique seasonal designs and some are also available in black and white or different colours. All designs come in fully lined paper and half lined paper to allow space for a drawing. Topics include: - Spring - Christmas - Easter - Bonfire night - Halloween spiders - Birthday balloons - Patterns - Bunting - Winter
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New vocabulary

New vocabulary

A set of 15 word searches and 12 cloze paragraphs to help children practise using new vocabulary. An excellent activity for Guided Reading, extra home learning or as early morning work. Children will practise putting interesting words into sentences, as well as link words with a similar meaning together so they can use them in their own writing. Words include: calculate, majestic, sneaky, petrified, glide, glisten, soothing, magnificent and many more.
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Year 2 Bundle

Year 2 Bundle

A wide range of resources to set up for year 2. Pack includes: - KS1 SATs assessment checklists suitable for 2018 interim framework. - Christmas activities - Year 1 and 2 spelling word searches - Spelling for year 1 and 2 - Bonfire Activities - Mathematical investigations - Writing paper
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KS1 SATS Arithmetic Egg Hunt

KS1 SATS Arithmetic Egg Hunt

A fun way to introduce and discuss SATs arithmetic questions. A set of 20 Easter eggs to laminate and hide around the classroom. Each egg is linked with an arithmetic question from a previous tests. When children find the egg, they can work in pairs to solve the question and record it on the included recording sheet. Answer sheet also included.
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Spring and Easter

Spring and Easter

A selection of activities linked to the theme of Spring and Easter. Activities include a range of egg hunts, word searches, reading comprehension and chatterbox templates.
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Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes Reading Comprehension

Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes Reading Comprehension

Did you know Guy Fawkes was actually born a protestant? Did you know the Queen still has the cellars checked for gunpowder before she enters Westminster? 2 fact-filled reading comprehension sheets with a full description of the fascinating history leading up to the plot and modern day traditions. One comprehension on the story of the Gunpowder Plot and one about Bonfire Night celebrations. Both have two versions of the reading text with worksheet questions or 'write out in your book' questions and sentence starters.
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