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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 Comprehensions - Remembrance Day
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Year 1 Comprehensions - Remembrance Day

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This resource contains 4 comprehension activities with answers suitable for using with year 1. They each contain a short piece of text (about 5 sentences) with words that can be sounded out. There are three trickier words which have pictures to help children work out what they say. The text is followed by 5 simple questions. The theme in this pack is ‘Remembrance Day.’ There are four different comprehensions: What is Remembrance Day? The First Remembrance Day Why do we wear poppies? The History of the Poppy There is also a powerpoint included in the pack containing a slide for each text so that you can go through the comprehensions before the children complete them. Each slide also contains 3 words that are trickier to sound out, with sound buttons underneath them.
Year 3 World Cup 2018 Maths - All Topics - Differentiated Levels
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Year 3 World Cup 2018 Maths - All Topics - Differentiated Levels

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

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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.
Year 2 Living in Space Comprehension - Science
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Year 2 Living in Space Comprehension - Science

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. The theme of the comprehension is ‘living in space’ and the booklet covers what it is like for astronauts living in space stations, including what they eat, how they sleep, how they exercise and what they do in their spare time. It would be perfect for using during ‘World Space Week’ in October, during a space topic or during ‘Science Week.’ The booklets are based on the KS1 SATs reading paper. I have included 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘where,’ ‘how’ 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.
KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Subtraction Revision - Differentiated Levels
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KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Subtraction Revision - Differentiated Levels

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These Year 2 SATs style subtraction revision questions are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 20 reasoning and 10 arithmetic 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.
Phase 3 phonics - The 'qu' sound
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Phase 3 phonics - The 'qu' sound

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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 'qu.' It takes 15-20 minutes. This powerpoint is split into different sections: - Revision of phase 2 and 3 phonemes in a random order - Introduction to 'qu' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'qu' sound) - Segmenting and blending sounds in 'qu' words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with 'qu' sound - Writing a sentence with 'qu' sound - Revision of common exception words
International Women's Day Assembly - 8 March - Women's History Month
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International Women's Day Assembly - 8 March - 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 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 2019.
Year 2 Space Comprehension - Neil Armstrong - Science
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Year 2 Space Comprehension - Neil Armstrong - Science

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

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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.)
Black History Month Assembly - October
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Black History Month Assembly - October

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This resource includes an assembly plan and 16 slide PowerPoint for Black History Month in October. It is suitable to use with KS2 or secondary aged children. The slideshow gives the opportunity to discuss why we might focus on black history for a month. It covers prehistory, ancient civilizations and 18th and 19th century Britain. There are 6 slides which outline key achievements of 6 different people of African or Caribbean descent, who have achieved great things in the past few centuries from Nelson Mandela to Mo Farah. (Please note no photos of the people are included owing to copyright restrictions). 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 opportunities for children to discuss ideas, give feedback and reflect.
Year 1 comprehensions - Bonfire Night (Fireworks/Guy Fawkes)
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Year 1 comprehensions - Bonfire Night (Fireworks/Guy Fawkes)

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This resource contains 4 comprehension activities suitable for using with year 1 or lower ability year 2. They each contain a short piece of text with words that can be sounded out. There are three trickier words which have pictures to help children work out what they say. The text is followed by 5 simple questions. The theme in this pack is ‘Bonfire Night.’ There are four different comprehensions: The Gunpowder Plot Bonfire Night Food How to build a bonfire Bonfire Night Safety There is also a PowerPoint included in the pack containing a slide for each text so that you can go through the comprehensions before the children complete them. Each slide also contains 3 words that are trickier to sound out, with sound buttons underneath them. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Fractions Revision - 3 Levels
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KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Fractions Revision - 3 Levels

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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.
Year 2 SATs comprehension - rainforest animals - Science
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Year 2 SATs comprehension - rainforest animals - Science

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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.
Phonics phase 5 - The 'au' sound
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Phonics phase 5 - The 'au' sound

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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 'au.' It takes 15-20 minutes. This powerpoint is split into different sections: - Revision of phase 3 and 4 phonemes in a random order - Introduction to 'au' sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the 'au' sound) - Segmenting and blending sounds in 'au' words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with 'au' sound - Writing a sentence with 'au' sound - Revision of HFW
Year 2 SATs Comprehension - Dinosaurs
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Year 2 SATs Comprehension - Dinosaurs

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is all about dinosaurs! 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.
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 format included in the price.