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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 6 spag revision activities
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Year 6 spag revision activities

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A collection of 10 worksheets, 10 activities and 10 starters (in the form of a PowerPoint) to use with your year 6 class in the run-up to SATs. The ten topics covered are those that my class were finding difficult, so I decided they needed a bit of extra revision! The worksheets use questions that are based on the SATs SPaG papers, plus a few extras. The activities are perfect for group work and prepare your class for SATs in a more interactive way. The slideshow can be used for fillers, starters or plenaries. You can also put the three together to make 30 minute lessons on these tricky topics! For example, start with the slideshow to recap prepositions, before splitting your class into groups to do the interactive activity. Finish with an individual worksheet to check each child’s understanding. The topics included are: Brackets Hyphens Prefixes Root words The subjunctive Prepositions Pronouns Tenses Adverbs Main and subordinate clauses
International Women's Day Assembly - Women's History Month
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International Women's Day Assembly - Women's History Month

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This resource includes an assembly plan and 19 slide PowerPoint to use for Women's History Month or International Women's Day on 8th 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 2019.
KS2 World Book Day Quiz  - 60 questions
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KS2 World Book Day Quiz - 60 questions

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A fully interactive PowerPoint quiz to use on World Book Day. It contains 60 questions on books and authors suitable for KS2. Use as a starter, an assembly, a filler or a main activity. All questions are multiple choice and focus on popular modern books as well as classics. After you have chosen an answer for each question, click again and the correct answer changes colour. Example questions include: Where does Heidi go to live? The seaside, On a canal boat or In the mountains What sort of animal is Esio Trot? Snake, Tortoise or Toad Who is headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Professor Dumbledore, Miss Cackle or Professor Trelawny The PowerPoint is not editable. Please click ‘Read Only’ to open it. Some of the images only appear when the PowerPoint is played with the animations. A separate answer sheet is included. (Please note: pictures and front cover updated for 2019)
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Habitats - Science
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Habitats - Science

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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 included in the price.
KS2 Romeo and Juliet Literacy Unit - Shakespeare
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KS2 Romeo and Juliet Literacy Unit - Shakespeare

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A 5 lesson literacy unit based around Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The unit is aimed at year 3 and 4 and gives details of the curriculum objectives covered. The children develop reading comprehension, speaking, planning, writing, editing and SPaG skills during the unit. This is achieved through varied, fun and interactive activities. All five lessons include a SPaG or composition starter, which is always linked to *Romeo and Juliet. * The main activity in lesson 1 is a reading comprehension of a simplified version of the play. It is differentiated 3 ways. The main activity in lesson 2 allows children to practise their performance skills. Lesson 3 allows children to begin learning playwriting skills, whilst in lessons 4 and 5, they plan and write their own play or scene, based on Shakespeare’s play. All lessons include details of how to differentiate. All resources needed in the lessons are included. There is also a PowerPoint presentation of the story. PERFECT FOR USING DURING SHAKESPEARE WEEK. (Please note, the presentation and comprehensions are also available separately.)
50 question year 6 SPaG revision PowerPoint
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50 question year 6 SPaG revision PowerPoint

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A great revision tool to use with your year 6 class in the run-up to SPaG SATs. This resource is a PowerPoint containing 50 SPaG questions based on the 2017 test paper. I have used this with my class to revise difficult topics, for fillers and in a quiz format. Revise one question a day or use for one long SPaG lesson. Each slide contains one question, with answers appearing in an animated form. This PowerPoint is included in our Year 6 Spag Revision Pack: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-6-spag-revision-pack-11895533
International Women's Day Quiz - 65 questions - Women's History Month
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International Women's Day Quiz - 65 questions - Women's History Month

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An interactive 74 slide PowerPoint quiz to use for International Women's Day or Women's History Month. It contains 65 fascinating questions on pioneering women around the world, women's history, celebrities and equal rights issues in 2022. Perfect for using with ages 9 - 16. Use as a starter, an assembly, a filler or a main activity. All questions are multiple choice and fit into 6 different categories: Firsts for Women; Where in the World; World Leaders; Suffragettes and Social Activists; Guess Who and 2022. After you have chosen an answer for each question, click again and the correct answer flashes, while the wrong answers fly off the page. Extra facts are included to help your class learn even more. The PowerPoint is not editable. Please click 'Read Only' to open. Some of the images only appear when the PowerPoint is run as a slideshow. An answer sheet is also included.
KS1 Art Plan 5 week Unit - Seaside and Oceans
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KS1 Art Plan 5 week Unit - Seaside and Oceans

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This resource is a set of 5 Art lessons based around the theme of the sea, oceans and water for KS1. The key skills that are taught include creating different tones and shades with paint and pencil, using shapes, patterns and lines and experimenting with different materials. There are 3 different artists used as inspiration, all of whom have painted the sea or water using very different techniques. The children have the opportunity to work alone for 4 lessons and part of a collaborative group project for the final lesson. They have lots of opportunity to choose what materials they work with. The 15 page pdf lesson plans are very detailed and include a list of any resources you will need to get out of the cupboard. There are also details of curriculum links and examples of work from my classes. I have included the simple 7 slide PowerPoint I used for the series of lessons, which contains examples of the artists’ work around which the lessons are based. I hope you enjoy the lessons! They are great fun!
Year 2 SATs SPaG revision - 50 starters
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Year 2 SATs SPaG revision - 50 starters

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This resource is a powerpoint containing 50 short SPaG starters or morning activities. They are all based on last year’s SATs SPaG paper and sample paper. Example starters include spotting nouns in a sentence, adding missing punctuation and recognising which sentence is a command. Perfect for the lead up to SATs.
Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet  : S..S..S seaside - Year 2
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Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet : S..S..S seaside - Year 2

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This resource is a seaside poetry comprehension activity for year 2. The children read a descriptive, repetitive poem describing the sights and sounds of the seaside, before answering comprehension question. The resource includes 3 differentiated levels of booklet, making them suitable for a whole range of abilities in your class. The middle ability booklet is laid out in a similar way to the KS1 SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short verses to read and 3-4 questions per page. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘where’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are included. A great way to bring the seaside into your classroom this summer! PDF file format.
French Lesson : Paris
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French Lesson : Paris

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This is a plan and resources for a French lesson to use with KS2. It involves children learning about tourist sites around Paris and how to describe in French places they would like to visit e.g I would like to visit the Eiffel Tower. There is also a bit of information in English about each of the eight places that are mentioned. The plan could be used for an individual lesson, or as part of a longer unit on France. The plan gives details of a starter, how to teach the vocabulary, a whole class speaking and listening activity, a reading task, a writing activity and a plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. Resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. They are in the zip file and are: Lesson Plan - 4 pages (PDF) An animated PowerPoint presentation - 21 pages (This is not editable. Please click ‘Read Only’ to open.) Resource for speaking and listening activity - 1 page (PDF) Resource for reading task and answers - 3 pages (PDF) Templates for writing activity (colour and black & white) - 2 pages (PDF) No further preparation needed. This is Lesson 4, Unit 12 French by Blossoming Minds, but can be used as an individual lesson. You might be interested in Units 1, 2 and 3: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11769397
Reading Comprehension - Inventors (materials) - Science - Year 2
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Reading Comprehension - Inventors (materials) - Science - Year 2

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, with a focus on the science curriculum topic of ‘materials.’ The booklet covers the three inventors covered in the science curriculum: John McAdam, Charles Macintosh & John Dunlop. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘where,’ ‘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. Answers are also included. PDF file format.
Beginners Italian - Greetings and Introductions Bundle
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Beginners Italian - Greetings and Introductions Bundle

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This is a 5 lesson Italian 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. Lesson 1 - Greetings In this lesson children learn to say ’hello’ and ‘goodbye.’ The lesson plan gives details of a group starter, how to teach the ‘greetings’ vocabulary, a whole class game, a speaking and listening activity, simple reading/writing activity and plenary. It is highly interactive and allows the children to practise a range of language skills. All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. The resources include: a 4 page PDF lesson plan; a 10 slide animated PowerPoint presentation containing the vocabulary to act as a visual aid (This is not editable. Click ‘Read Only’ to open.); a sheet for the starter; and colour and black & white versions of the reading activity. Lesson 2 - Feelings and emotions The focus in this lesson is on how to ask 'how are you’ and reply. The plan gives details of a starter, how to teach the ‘feelings’ vocabulary, a speaking and listening activity, paired game, reading/writing activity and plenary discussion. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. They are in a zip file. These are: The 4 page PDF Lesson plan A 21 Slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is not editable. Click the ‘Read Only’ button to open it. Some of the images only appear when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow.) 5 PDF pages of resources for the speaking activity 2 PDF pages for the paired game 3 PDF pages for the Reading/Writing activity. There is a colour and black & white version of the worksheet and an answers sheet. Lesson 3 - Greetings for different times of day The focus in this lesson is on how to greet people at different times of the day. The plan gives details of a starter whole class game, how to teach the ‘greetings’ vocabulary, a whole class game, a speaking and listening activity, reading/writing activity and plenary whole class discussion. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. All the resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. They are in a zip file. These are: The 5 page PDF lesson plan A 15 slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is not editable. Click ‘Read Only’ to open it. Some of the images only appear when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow.) 3 PDF pages for the game 3 PDF pages for the Reading/Writing activity. There is a colour and black & white version of the worksheet and an answers sheet. Lesson 4 - Introducing yourself/Saying your name The focus in this lesson is how to ask someone their name and to reply. The plan gives details of a starter, how to teach the ‘name’ vocabulary, a whole class game, a speaking and listening activity, reading/writing activity and plenary discussion. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. All the resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. They are in a zip file. These are: The 4 page PDF lesson plan A 10 slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is not editable. Click ‘Read Only’ to open. Some of the images only appear when the PowerPoint is run as a slideshow.) 1 PDF sheet for the speaking/listening activity 2 PDF pages for the Reading/Writing activity ( a worksheet and answers sheet) All you need to take with you is a ball or beanbag for the whole class game. Lesson 5 - Where you live The focus in this lesson is how to ask someone where they live and reply. The plan gives details of a starter, how to teach the ‘countries’ vocabulary, a whole class listening activity, a speaking activity, writing activity and plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practice a range of language skills. All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. They are in a zip file. These are: The 4 page PDF lesson plan A 14 slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is not editable. Click ‘Read Only’ to open.) 3 PDF sheets for the speaking activity 2 PDF pages for the writing activity (A worksheet and answers) This is Unit 1 Italian designed by Blossomingminds. Unit 2 is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12516804 You might be interested in Units 1 and 2 together: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12518073
Year 6 Spag Revision Pack
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Year 6 Spag Revision Pack

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A bundle of SPaG papers, worksheets, interactive whole class activities, group activities and more to help prepare your year 6 class for SATs. Included in the bundle are: 3 original SATs SPaG papers 50 question PowerPoint covering ALL SPaG topics A collection of 10 worksheets, 10 activities and 10 starters (in the form of a PowerPoint) covering some of the trickiest SPaG topics. All answers are included.
Phonics Screening Test Papers and PowerPoints
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Phonics Screening Test Papers and PowerPoints

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A selection of three phonics practice papers to use with your year 1 class in preparation for the screening test. The papers contain original content, but are all based entirely on past papers, progressing from simple cvc phase 3 words to more complex phase 5 words. There is an accompanying PowerPoint presentation with each paper, so that you can choose to work with the whole class or individuals. An answer sheet and tick sheet are also included. PDF file format.
End of term Summer themed Year 2 Maths - all topics
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End of term Summer themed Year 2 Maths - all topics

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This is a set of fun summer themed maths word problems for the summer term in year 2. There are 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains reasoning questions with answers covering all topics of the curriculum. There are 59 pages of questions in total. The higher level (called Super Super Challenge) contains questions based on the year 2 and year 3 curriculum. The intermediate level (called Super Challenge) contains questions based on the year 2 curriculum. The lower level (called Challenge) contains questions based on the year 1 curriculum. PDF file format No further preparation required.
Florence Nightingale's Diary - Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Women's History Month
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Florence Nightingale's Diary - Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Women's History Month

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This resource is a fictional comprehension activity for year 2. It is a fictional diary entry written in character as Florence Nightingale. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of 'what' 'where' 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. Answers are also included. PDF file format. These comprehensions are also available as part of the Year 2 five lesson literacy plan: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/florence-nightingale-year-2-literacy-5-day-plan-history-12199874
KS1 SPaG SATs revision papers
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KS1 SPaG SATs revision papers

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A collection of 3 practice SATs SPaG papers for year 2. All three activities are based on past SPaG papers. Each practice paper contains 18 questions focussing on a range of punctuation and grammar. This includes tenses, sentence types, commas, question marks, full stops, apostrophes, nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. The questions are formatted in the same way as the SATs papers, so the children are asked to circle, tick, fill in the missing gap, match up words and write full sentences. Perfect for giving children experience of a SATs style SPaG booklet.
Year 6 SPaG papers
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Year 6 SPaG papers

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A collection of 3 practice SATs SPaG papers for year 6. All three papers are based on the 2017 SPaG paper 1. Each practice paper contains 50 questions focussing on a range of punctuation and grammar. Answers are also included. This includes tenses, sentence types, semi-colons, colons, brackets, hyphens, commas, subordinate clauses, prefixes, word classes, apostrophes, pronouns, synonyms and antonyms. The questions are formatted in the same way as the SATs papers, so the children are asked to circle, tick, fill in the missing gap and write full sentences. Perfect for giving children experience of a SATs style SPaG booklet. These papers are also included in the Year 6 Spag Revision Pack: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11895533
Advent Assembly - Preparing for Christmas
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Advent Assembly - Preparing for Christmas

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This is a plan for an assembly on Advent, with a focus on preparing for Christmas. There is an optional simple PowerPoint on Advent traditions included. The plan is easy to follow and requires no resources, so is perfect for using at the last minute! I like leading assemblies that are interactive, engaging and relevant to the children’s lives. So this assembly involves using an anecdote about a December when you prepared for Christmas in all the wrong ways. You can use the example in the plan or use an anecdote from your own childhood. The children are then encouraged to think about how they can prepare for Christmas by thinking about others. There is a lot of opportunity for children to think about their own experiences and to feedback. There is also an example prayer/reflection to finish with. (The PowerPoint and the plan (pdf) are in the zip file.)