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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
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.)
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 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.
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.
International Women's Day Quiz - 64 questions - Women's History Month
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International Women's Day Quiz - 64 questions - Women's History Month

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An interactive 73 slide PowerPoint quiz to use for International Women's Day or Women's History Month. It contains 64 fascinating questions on pioneering women around the world, women's history, celebrities and equal rights issues in 2020. 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 2020. 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.
Year 2 SATs Reading - Castles Comprehension
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Year 2 SATs Reading - Castles 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.
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
KS1 Pentecost Unit - May/June
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KS1 Pentecost Unit - May/June

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This resource is a 3 lesson unit on Pentecost, suitable for using with key stage 1. There are details of activities and differentiation for each lesson. The first lesson involves children creating a Pentecost hat, the second focusses on drama and the third allows for a more detailed piece of writing, so it is perfect for extending literacy skills into RE. There are two PowerPoints included in the price. One tells the story of Pentecost and other helps with the introduction for lesson 3. The templates needed for activities are also include. An enjoyable, interactive unit. 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 for £2.
Phonics phase 5 - The 'ph' sound
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Phonics phase 5 - The 'ph' 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 ‘ph.’ 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 ‘ph’ sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the ‘ph’ sound) - Segmenting and blending sounds in ‘ph’ words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with ‘ph’ sound - Writing a sentence with ‘ph’ sound - Revision of HFW
Jesus rises into heaven (ascension) presentation
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Jesus rises into heaven (ascension) presentation

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An animated 20 page PowerPoint presentation retelling the story of the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, which comes 40 days after Easter. It could be used as part of a lesson or for an assembly for children aged 4 -11. The PowerPoint is not editable. Please click ‘Read Only’ to open.
KS2 RE Lesson Plan and Resources - Jesus's Miracles - Jesus heals a blind man
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KS2 RE Lesson Plan and Resources - Jesus's Miracles - Jesus heals a blind man

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This is a lesson plan with accompanying resources focussing on the miracle of Jesus healing a blind man. It is suitable for using with key stage 2. It is an interactive, thought-provoking lesson. The plan gives details of a starter, an introduction to the story, a drama activity, written activity and plenary. Lesson objectives and cross-curricular links are also included in the plan. The lesson allows children to improve literacy and speaking and listening skills within an RE lesson. It also encourages philosophical thinking skills. There is a PowerPoint of the Bible story included in the price and all resources that are needed.
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)
A Midsummer Night's Dream Reading Comprehension - Shakespeare - Year 3 and 4
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A Midsummer Night's Dream Reading Comprehension - Shakespeare - Year 3 and 4

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This resource is a comprehension booklet aimed at Lower Key Stage 2 (7-9 yrs). It is a playscript adapted from Shakespeare’s play of** A Midsummer Night’s Dream**. The story is a romance and comedy and covers the themes of love, mistaken identities and magic. The story has been adapted so that is is suitable for ages 7-9. There are three differentiated booklets. The higher 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.
Phonics Phase 3 - The er sound
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Phonics Phase 3 - The er 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 ‘er.’ 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 ‘er’ sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the er sound) - Segmenting and blending sounds in ‘er’ words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with ‘er’ sound - Writing a sentence with ‘er’ sound - Revision of common exception words
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
Year 1 Reading Comprehension - Spring
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Year 1 Reading Comprehension - Spring

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This resource contains 3 comprehension activities 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 questions, containing ‘what’ ‘who’ and ‘when’ questions and some multiple choice questions. The theme in this pack is spring. The three topics are: What can I do in the spring? What happens in the spring? Spring animals 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. Answers are also included. PDF file format. These comprehensions are included in our Year 1 Easter End of Term Activity Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-1-easter-end-of-term-activity-bundle-11848125
Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Materials (Properties and Uses)
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Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Materials (Properties and Uses)

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2, with a focus on the science topic of ‘materials.’ It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘which’ 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.
Phonics phase 4 - The 'st' sound - Consonant blends
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Phonics phase 4 - The 'st' sound - Consonant blends

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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 reviseprevious phonemes and learn or revisit the sound ‘st.’ 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 ‘st’ sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the ‘st’ sound) - Segmenting and blending sounds in ‘st’ words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with ‘st’ sound - Writing a sentence with ‘st’ sound - Revision of tricky words
Phonics phase 5 - The 'wh' sound
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Phonics phase 5 - The 'wh' 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 ‘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
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Microhabitats - Science
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Microhabitats - Science

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A FREE resource from Blossoming Minds! This resource is a non-fiction comprehension booklet aimed at year 2. It is all about microhabitats and looks at the definition of a microhabitat, followed by a short look at three focus microhabitats. Perfect to cover the English and Science curriculum. The booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels and answers. The PDF booklets are all in a zip file. Find many more great value comprehensions and many more resources at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/blossomingminds