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Musical Note Value Snap
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Musical Note Value Snap

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Improve your beginner music students' note value recognition skills with this game of musical snap. It includes: - Quavers/eighth notes - Crotchets/quarter notes - Minims/half notes - Dotted minims/dotted half notes - Semibreves/whole notes Each card contains a series of notes adding up to 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 beats. Players can snap any two cards that add up to the same number of beats. Each card has an exact duplicate as well as cards with other combinations that add up to the same number of beats. Once they can play this game successfully, pupils will have a solid grounding in note values and their equivalents. Note Value Snap can be played as a quick 5 or 10-minute game during lessons or your pupils can spend longer playing it at home as part of their practice time. Encourage children to reinforce their knowledge by showing their sibling or parent how to play - they'll love taking on the role of teacher. These cards can also be used as flashcards with adults. The pack includes two versions. Version one has a patterned back. Fold over each card and laminate it for a hardwearing copy that can be used in every lesson. Version two has no back so you can print it directly on to card.
Definition Bingo! (Year 6 grammatical terms)
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Definition Bingo! (Year 6 grammatical terms)

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Encourage your children to remember key grammatical terms with our take on the classic game of Bingo! It includes the important terminology that pupils will need to succeed in the Year 6 SATs. Terms included: active, adjective, adverb, adverbial, ambiguity, antonym, apostrophe, bracket, bullet points, capital letter, clause, cohesion, colon, command, conjunction, dash, determiner, direct speech, ellipsis, full stop, hyphen, modal verb, noun, noun phrase, object, parenthesis, passive, past tense, plural, possessive pronoun, present tense, pronoun, prefix, preposition, relative clause, relative pronoun, semi-colon, singular, speech marks, subject, subordinate clause, suffix, synonym, question, vowel, word family. The pack contains 32 boards so there are enough for the whole class. Give definitions of a grammatical terms or ask a child to give a definition. Pupils with the matching grammatical term must cross it off and the first person to cross off all their terms wins.  To assess and reinforce understanding, ask a child to give the answer after each term has been described. Suitable for whole class or small group work.
Year 6 Comprehension Pack
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Year 6 Comprehension Pack

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Value your time, and smash your progress targets with our comprehension packs. With a range of text types, dedicated grammar and vocabulary tasks, textual analysis and comprehension questions, you will be all set for any reading block. And for those of you who need to track each child’s progress, our handy 7-page tracker will allow you to identify the reading skills taught and give you the evidence you need for your folder. Aimed at Year 6 (or Grade 5), these packs can be used for reading intervention students in higher years. 20 texts *Please note, you will need to extract/unzip the files after downloading to ensure they all open correctly.
Spelling Snakes and Ladders
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Spelling Snakes and Ladders

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Make your way to the top of the board without treading on any of those treacherous snakes. Land on a spell square for the chance to get ahead by proving your spelling knowledge. The game includes word sets for Years 1 to 6 based on the National Spelling Appendix with 40-54 words per year group.
Year 4 Comprehension Pack
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Year 4 Comprehension Pack

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Value your time, and smash your progress targets with our comprehension packs. With a range of text types, dedicated grammar and vocabulary tasks, textual analysis and comprehension questions, you will be all set for any reading block. And for those of you who need to track each child’s progress, our handy 5-page tracker will allow you to identify the reading skills taught and give you the evidence you need for your folder. Aimed at Year 4 (or Grade 3), these packs can be used for reading intervention students in Years 5 and 6. 10 texts *Please note, you will need to extract/unzip the files after downloading to ensure they all open correctly.
Reception to Year 6 Comprehension Sample Pack
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Reception to Year 6 Comprehension Sample Pack

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Value your time, and smash your progress targets with our comprehension packs. Download the sample pack for free. This contains examples of our comprehensions from Reception to Year 6. With a range of text types, dedicated grammar and vocabulary tasks, textual analysis and comprehension questions, you will be all set for any reading block. And for those of you who need to track each child’s progress, our handy 5 and 7-page trackers will allow you to identify the reading skills taught and give you the evidence you need for your folder.
Sentence Types PowerPoint
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Sentence Types PowerPoint

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This resource can be used at the start of the year as a quick revision of the four different sentence types. Towards the end of the year use it to consolidate the year’s teaching.
Year 3 Comprehension Pack
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Year 3 Comprehension Pack

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Value your time, and smash your progress targets with our comprehension packs. With a range of text types, dedicated grammar and vocabulary tasks, textual analysis and comprehension questions, you will be all set for any reading block. And for those of you who need to track each child’s progress, our handy 5-page tracker will allow you to identify the reading skills taught and give you the evidence you need for your folder. Aimed at Year 3 (or Grade 2), these packs can be used for reading intervention students in Years 4 to 6. 10 texts *Please note, you will need to extract/unzip the files after downloading to ensure they all open correctly.
Year 5 Comprehension Pack
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Year 5 Comprehension Pack

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Value your time, and smash your progress targets with our comprehension packs. With a range of text types, dedicated grammar and vocabulary tasks, textual analysis and comprehension questions, you will be all set for any reading block. And for those of you who need to track each child’s progress, our handy 5-page tracker will allow you to identify the reading skills taught and give you the evidence you need for your folder. Aimed at Year 5 (or Grade 4), these packs can be used for reading intervention students in Year 6. 10 texts *Please note, you will need to extract/unzip the files after downloading to ensure they all open correctly.
Parts of Speech Triangles (puzzles)
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Parts of Speech Triangles (puzzles)

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Each set of mini triangles fits together to create one large triangle. This pack contains 3 sets. Fantastic for consolidating parts of speech knowledge. Use as: - Morning registration starters - Lesson starters - Plenaries - Intervention activities Perfect for Years 5 and 6, or as a challenge activity for Year 4. Top tip: These triangles work brilliantly in conjunction with our grammatical terminology game, Definition Bingo!
Parts of speech posters
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Parts of speech posters

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Liven up old displays with these parts of speech posters covering common and proper nouns, abstract and collective nouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, interjections and conjunctions.
Dictionary Conqueror
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Dictionary Conqueror

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Master the dictionary, collect the most books and race to victory in this 2-6 player board game. Dictionary Conqueror has been designed to students the practice needed to be competent dictionary users. In this game, they are challenged to locate words, give dictionary definitions and use the words correctly in sentences. Special race cards give students the chance to be the first to find a word, earning them extra points. Words have been chosen to expand their vocabularies as well as improving their dictionary skills. For an added level of difficulty, Dictionary Conqueror can be played against the clock. Level 1 – Players are given two words and they must say which would come first in the dictionary (frog/egg, hat/hello) Level 2 – Players find simple words in the dictionary (apple, happy, bird) Level 3 – Players find more difficult words in the dictionary (carpet, tulip, sword) Level 4 – Players find tricky words in the dictionary and put them into sentences to expand their vocabularies (haggard, proprietor, cower) Contains 44 pages.
Poetry Bingo
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Poetry Bingo

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Challenge your pupils to recognise poetry themed definitions with this bingo game. There are 30 different boards; enough for every child in your class. Definitions: acrostic, alliteration, assonance, ballad, couplet, free verse, haiku, half-rhyme, internal rhyme, kenning, limerick, metaphor, narrative poem, onomatopoeia, personification, rap, repetition, riddle, rhyme, rhyme pattern, shape poem, simile, sonnet, syllable, stanza The set includes a definition answer sheet for the teacher. This resource is also available as part of the complete Poetry Pack at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-pack-11817993?theme=1
Musical Snakes and Ladders (notes and rhythms)
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Musical Snakes and Ladders (notes and rhythms)

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Make sight reading fun with Musical Snakes and Ladders! The game is great for young piano pupils to taking their first steps in rhythm and note sight reading. Move your counter to the top of the board to reach the final square. If you’re lucky you can climb up a piano ladder but watch out for those slippery snakes! Each time you land on a music square, correctly play or clap the tune or rhythm on the game card to earn yourself a bonus move forward. Level 1 – Quaver, crotchet and minim (Eighth, quarter and half note) rhythms with the words coffee, tea and cake written underneath as a guide. Level 2 – Quaver, crotchet and minim (Eighth, quarter and half note) rhythms without words Level 3 – Crotchets (quarter notes) with middle C, D and E in the treble clef Level 4 – Quavers, crotchets and minims (eighth notes, quarter notes and half notes) with middle C, D and E in the treble clef Level 5 – Quavers, crotchets and minims (eighth notes, quarter notes and half notes) with middle C, D, E, F and G in the treble clef Level 6 – Crotchets (quarter notes) with middle C, B, A, G and F in the bass clef Level 6 (alternative) – Crotchets (quarter notes) with 2nd space C up to 4th space G in the bass clef Level 7 – Quavers, crotchets and minims (eighth notes, quarter notes and half notes) with middle C, B, A, G and F in the bass clef Level 7 (alternative) – Quavers, crotchets and minims (eighth notes, quarter notes and half notes) with 2nd space C up to 4th space G in the bass clef This game is also available as part of the Young Beginners’ Piano Activity Pack: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/young-beginners-piano-activity-pack-11780863
Hilarious Headlines game
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Hilarious Headlines game

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A fast-paced and fun game suitable for a variety of lessons. Teach children sentence structure, the importance of subjects and verbs, discuss parts of speech, or just compete against others to create the most ridiculous headlines.
The Gerbil’s Adventure Comprehension Pack
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The Gerbil’s Adventure Comprehension Pack

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This amusing tale, featuring Chika the gerbil, offers pupils the opportunity to enjoy a class story and develop their understanding through targeted questions. Specially written to enhance comprehension skills and put together in a handy PowerPoint format, it contains a story following the adventure of the young gerbil, who thinks he has found the ideal owner but ends up in a noisy Year 3 classroom! There is a new chapter for each lesson, along with discussion points and comprehension questions. It could be used in whole class settings, group interventions or with your children at home.
Crash Landing – a space themed comprehension pack
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Crash Landing – a space themed comprehension pack

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A perfect accompaniment for those KS2 children studying space, Crash Landing is a five-part comprehension pack, which includes pre-reading questions as well as discussion and comprehension activities. Use either in your daily reading block or use it over a number of weeks to supplement work in English lessons.
Syllable Search
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Syllable Search

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Use your detective skills to find the syllables and complete this match game in record time. Syllable Search contains 9 words with 3-6 syllables and matching syllable number cards. This resource is also available as part of the complete Poetry Pack at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/poetry-pack-11817993?theme=1