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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 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 a past 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: Year 6 Spag Revision Pack
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
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 past test papers. 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
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 (pdf) 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. The PowerPoint and plan are in the zip file. The PowerPoint is not editable. Please click 'Read Only' to open. Some of the images are only revealed when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations. Updated in February 2024.
Pentecost Assembly
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Pentecost Assembly

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This is a plan for an assembly on Pentecost. There is an optional powerpoint on Pentecost story 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 a modern day scenario where the events of Pentecost might occur and allows the entire assembly hall to get involved by acting out the story and discussing the themes. There is also an example prayer/reflection to finish with.
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
The story of Pentecost presentation
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The story of Pentecost presentation

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An animated 21 page PowerPoint presentation retelling the story of Pentecost, which comes 50 days after Easter. The presentation is not editable. Please click the ‘Read Only’ button to open it. Some of the images only appear when the PowerPoint is run as a Slideshow with the animations. This could be used as part of a lesson or for an assembly for children aged 4 -11.
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!
RE - Pentecost 3 lesson plan and resources
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RE - Pentecost 3 lesson plan and resources

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This resource is a 3 lesson unit on Pentecost, suitable for using with key stage 2. There are details of activities and differentiation for each lesson. The first lesson involves children writing a poem, the second focusses on drama and the third allows for a more detailed piece of reflective writing, so it is perfect for extending literacy skills into RE. There are three powerpoints included in the price. One tells the story of Pentecost and the other two help with the introduction for Lessons 1 and 3 . The learning objectives covered are: Do I understand the symbols of Pentecost? Can I understand how people celebrate Pentecost? Do I understand the symbols of Pentecost? Can I understand how people celebrate Pentecost? Can I understand how the Christian Church began? Do I understand the events of Pentecost? The powerpoint presentation of the story is also available on its own.
French Greetings lesson and resources
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French Greetings lesson and resources

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This is a plan and resources for a beginner’s French lesson to use with KS2. It would be perfect to use as a first French lesson, as it involves children learning the most basic vocabulary. The lesson plan gives details of a group starter, how to teach the ‘greetings’ vocabulary, a whole class game, a speaking and listening activity, writing activity and plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. There is a PowerPoint which includes an audio version of each French word or phrase to make it easier for anyone to be able to teach the lesson. You can also play the PowerPoint without the audio. All the resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. They are in the zip file. These are: 4 page PDF Lesson Plan 10 Slide animated PowerPoint presentation (This is not editable. Click the ‘Read Only’ button to open. Some of the images are only revealed when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations.) 1 PDF page for the Starter activity 3 PDF pages for the reading and writing activity (A colour and black & white version of the worksheet and answers are included.) No further preparation needed. This is lesson 1 of Unit 1 French designed by Blossoming Minds. Unit 1 French is available here: Beginners French - Greetings and introductions lesson bundle Unit 2 French is available here: French 5 lesson bundle - All About Me - Age and Appearance
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. The higher and middle ability booklets each have five pages of pictures with short written extracts to read and 4 questions per page. The lower ability booklet has five pages of pictures with simpler passages and 3-4 questions per page. Answers are also included. There is a colour and black & white booklet for each of the three levels. PDF file format You might also be interested in: Year 2 Dinosaur themed Maths: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-2-dinosaur-maths-all-topics-differentiated-levels-colour-and-black-and-white-12125325 Year 1 comprehensions on dinosaurs: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-1-comprehensions-dinosaurs-3-levels-colour-and-black-and-white-11852530
May Day Presentation
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May Day Presentation

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This resource is a powerpoint presentation for teaching children about why we have May bank holiday and the various traditions linked with this celebration. 12 slides of fascinating facts and pictures, perfect for using for an assembly or lesson for KS1, KS2 or KS3.
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.
Year 2 Castles Reading Comprehension
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Year 2 Castles Reading Comprehension

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is all about castles! The booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘how,’ ‘who’ 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 3-4 questions per page. Answers are also included. All of the PDF booklets are in the zip file. There is a colour and black & white version for each level.
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 2 Habitats Reading Comprehension
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Year 2 Habitats Reading Comprehension

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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. It is split into 3 differentiated levels. There is a different booklet for each level. Each booklet contains a title page with helpful words, followed by four pages of pictures with short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘how,’ ‘which’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are also included. I have included colour and black & white versions of each of the 3 levels. The preview pages show the title page and one of the comprehension pages, from the middle ability booklets. PDF file format.
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.)
French lesson : Emotions and Feelings
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French lesson : Emotions and Feelings

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This is a plan and resources for a beginner’s French lesson to use with KS2. It would be perfect to use as a second French lesson, after children have learnt to say hello. 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. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. There is a PowerPoint which includes an audio version of each French word or phrase to make it easier for anyone to be able to teach the lesson. You can also play the PowerPoint without the audio. All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. They are in the 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. Some of the images are only revealed when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations.) 5 PDF sheets for the speaking activity 2 PDF sheets for the paired game 3 PDF sheets for the Reading/Writing activity (colour and black & white versions and an answer sheet) No further preparation needed. This is lesson 2 of Unit 1 French designed by Blossoming Minds. Unit 1 French - Greetings and introductions lesson bundle is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11631397 Unit 2 French - All About Me - Age and Appearance is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-11707339
Year 2 Living in Space Comprehension / World Space Week
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Year 2 Living in Space Comprehension / World Space Week

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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. There is a title page with helpful words followed by four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 4 questions per page. Each differentiated level contains 16 questions in total. There is a colour and black white PDF version of the booklet for each level and answers are also included.