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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
Year 1 Comprehension Pack - Autumn

Year 1 Comprehension Pack - Autumn

A collection of 16 short comprehension activities for year 1 on the theme of autumn. All the comprehensions contain a short piece of text with picture clues for tricky words and five simple questions. There are also accompanying PowerPoints for you to read the texts through with your class if you wish. This pack contains: 4 comprehensions on autumn 4 comprehensions on autumn wildlife 4 comprehensions on harvest 4 comprehensions on Bonfire Night Please note, these comprehensions are also available as part of several larger bundles.
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All About Me Transition Booklet - Lower Key Stage Two

All About Me Transition Booklet - Lower Key Stage Two

This resource is a 20 page booklet for children to complete all about their hobbies, interests, friends, families, dreams and school life. It is aimed at Lower Key Stage 2 and could be used to aid the transition process into year 3 or 4. Use during a transition day, send home over the summer or complete during the new term as part of an ‘All About Me’ topic. PDF file format and editable Microsoft Word format included. The booklet is colourful, but also prints well in black and white. If you are looking for a booklet for transition into years 1 or 2 we have created this one: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/all-about-me-transition-booklet-eyfs-and-key-stage-1-11632181
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Suffragettes - 100 years of women voting  February 2018  (Britain) - KS2

Suffragettes - 100 years of women voting February 2018 (Britain) - KS2

6th February 2018 marks 100 years since women over 30 were given the vote in Britain. Celebrate this historic anniversary by teaching your KS2 children about the suffragettes and the Bill in Parliament that allowed women to vote. This resource is a 22 slide detailed, editable PowerPoint, perfect for teaching your children about this important topic. The slideshow covers women's rights prior to suffrage, the actions of the the suffragettes, the arguments on either side, a detailed look at five particular suffragists, women during the war, the Act in Parliament, women in the 20th century and suffrage around the world. It concludes some questions for further conversation. It is suitable for using with KS2 children and could be used for an assembly, a filler or a lesson introduction. I hope you enjoy teaching about this historic event! (Please note: This PowerPoint is adapted from the secondary school version to make it appropriate for primary aged children.)
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Year 3 World Cup 2018 Maths - All Topics - Differentiated Levels

Year 3 World Cup 2018 Maths - All Topics - Differentiated Levels

These Year 3 World Cup and football themed maths questions are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 30 problems with answers. The questions cover all areas of the curriculum and are perfect for celebrating the World Cup with your class! The higher level (Super Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 3 curriculum and some questions from the Year 4 curriculum. The intermediate level (Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 3 curriculum. The lower level (Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum. No further preparation required.
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Suffragettes - 100 years of women voting  February 2018  (Britain) - KS2

Suffragettes - 100 years of women voting February 2018 (Britain) - KS2

6th February 2018 marks 100 years since women over 30 were given the vote in Britain. Celebrate this historic anniversary by teaching your KS2 children about the suffragettes and the Bill in Parliament that allowed women to vote. This resource is a 22 slide detailed, editable PowerPoint, perfect for teaching your children about this important topic. The slideshow covers women's rights prior to suffrage, the actions of the the suffragettes, the arguments on either side, a detailed look at five particular suffragists, women during the war, the Act in Parliament, women in the 20th century and suffrage around the world. It concludes some questions for further conversation. It is suitable for using with KS2 children and could be used for an assembly, a filler or a lesson introduction. I hope you enjoy teaching about this historic event! (Please note: This PowerPoint is adapted from the secondary school version to make it appropriate for primary aged children.)
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Year 2 World Cup 2018 Maths - All Topics - Differentiated Levels

Year 2 World Cup 2018 Maths - All Topics - Differentiated Levels

These Year 2 World Cup and football themed maths questions are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 30 problems with answers. The questions cover all areas of the curriculum and are perfect for celebrating the World Cup with your class! The higher level (Super Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum and some questions from the Year 3 curriculum. The intermediate level (Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum. The lower level (Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 1 curriculum. No further preparation required.
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International Women's Day Assembly - 8 March - Women's History Month

International Women's Day Assembly - 8 March - Women's History Month

This resource includes an assembly plan and 20 slide PowerPoint to use for Women's History Month or International Women's Day in March. No further preparation needed. The assembly is suitable to use with KS2 or secondary aged children. The slideshow provides the opportunity to discuss why we might focus on women's history, before moving on to give details on how women's circumstances changed from ancient times to today. There are 10 slides which outline key achievements of 10 different women, from Marie Curie to J K Rowling. 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 opportunity for children to discuss ideas, give feedback and reflect. Updated for 2018
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Suffragettes Presentation - 100 years of women voting (UK) February 2018 (KS3/4)

Suffragettes Presentation - 100 years of women voting (UK) February 2018 (KS3/4)

6th February 2018 marks 100 years since women over 30 were given the vote in Britain. Celebrate this historic anniversary by teaching your students about the suffragettes and the Bill in parliament that allowed suffrage for women. This resource is a 24 slide detailed, editable PowerPoint, perfect for teaching your children about this important topic. The slideshow covers women's rights prior to suffrage, different suffrage organisations, their actions, the arguments on either side, a detailed look at five particular suffragists, women during the war, the Act in Parliament, women in the 20th century and suffrage around the world. It concludes with 10 questions to elicit conversation and debate. It is suitable for using with secondary aged children. I hope you enjoy teaching about this historic event! (Please note: There is an adapted, age-appropriate version for KS2 also available from the Blossoming Minds shop.)
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KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Fractions Revision - 3 Levels

KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Fractions Revision - 3 Levels

These Year 2 SATs style fractions revision problems are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 20 reasoning and 10 arithmetic questions with answers. The higher level (Super Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 and Year 3 curriculum and is in the style of a SATs paper. The intermediate level (Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum and is based on past SATs papers. The lower level (called Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 1 curriculum. No further preparation required.
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension Pack

Year 2 Reading Comprehension Pack

A collection of non-fiction comprehension activities for year 2. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels and includes answers. They are all based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions. They are also laid out in the same way as a SATs booklet to provide the children with greater experience. These are the 5 different topics explored in the comprehensions: Dinosaurs Castles Animal Superpowers The Human Body Living in Space
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Phonics phase 5 - The 'wh' sound

Phonics phase 5 - The 'wh' sound

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 'wh.' 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 'wh' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'wh' sound) - Segmenting and blending sounds in 'wh' words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with 'wh' sound - Writing a sentence with 'wh' sound - Revision of HFW
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Phonics phases 3 to 5 lesson bundle (81 interactive lessons)

Phonics phases 3 to 5 lesson bundle (81 interactive lessons)

*GET READY FOR A WHOLE YEAR’S PHONICS* This resource contains 3 giant interactive PowerPoints with interactive lessons for ALL phase 3 - 5 phonemes. That’s 81 sounds! Simply click on the sound and you will be taken to the appropriate lesson. Each lesson takes 15-20 minutes and is split into the following sections: - Revision phonemes in a random order - Introduction to new sound 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 tricky words Simply open the PowerPoint each day and you are ready to teach!
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Year 2 SATs comprehension - rainforest animals - Science

Year 2 SATs comprehension - rainforest animals - Science

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 ‘who’ 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 rainforest animals. I hope you find it useful. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
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Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Florence Nightingale - History

Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Florence Nightingale - History

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' 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 Florence Nightingale. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Habitats - Science

Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Habitats - Science

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension booklet for year 2. It is all about habitats and covers what a habitat is, followed by a short look at deserts, oceans, cities, rainforests, woodlands and seashores. The booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘how,’ 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.
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KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Time Revision - Differentiated Levels

KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Time Revision - Differentiated Levels

These Year 2 SATs style revision questions on time are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 30 SATs style problems with answers. The higher level (Super Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 and Year 3 curriculum and is in the style of a SATs paper. The intermediate level (Super Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 2 curriculum and is based on past SATs papers. The lower level (Challenge) contains questions covering the Year 1 curriculum. No further preparation required.
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Year 2 Space Comprehension - Neil Armstrong - Science

Year 2 Space Comprehension - Neil Armstrong - Science

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2 on the astronaut, Neil Armstrong. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what’ and ‘when’ and ‘where’ 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.
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Beginner Spanish - Greetings and Introductions - 5 lesson bundle

Beginner Spanish - Greetings and Introductions - 5 lesson bundle

This is a 5 lesson Spanish unit for total beginners to use with KS2. It teaches children greetings, feelings, how to say their name and how to talk about where they live. The plans give details of a starter, how to teach the new vocabulary, followed by a combination of listening activities, speaking activities, reading/writing activities and plenary. Each lesson is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. All resources needed for the lessons are included in the price. This includes a PowerPoint for each containing the new vocabulary.
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Macbeth - Lower Key Stage 2 Reading Comprehension - Shakespeare

Macbeth - Lower Key Stage 2 Reading Comprehension - Shakespeare

This resource is a comprehension booklet aimed at Lower Key Stage 2 (7-9 yrs). It is a story adapted from Shakespeare’s play of Macbeth. The story is a tragedy and covers the themes of ambition, fate and guilt among others. The story has been adapted so that is is suitable for ages 7-9. There are three differentiated booklets. The higher ability booklet has three pages of text for the children to read before they complete a range of questions based on a mixture of the KS1 and KS2 SATs. The middle and lower ability booklets have the text split into separate pages with questions on each page. Perfect for using during** Shakespeare Week** (12th March) or for a Shakespeare or playwriting topic. PDF file format.
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