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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
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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KS1 Summer Poetry Unit

KS1 Summer Poetry Unit

An enjoyable five day poetry unit to use with KS1 during the summer term. During the unit, children have the opportunity to read, study and learn two poems; one about water and one about the beach. They take a seasonal walk on day 3, in which they gather vocabulary, before spending two days writing their own poetry. All activities are engaging and interactive and allow children to work as a whole class, in groups, pairs and individually. As well as gaining experience of poetry, they also spend time learning about verbs. Everything you need to teach the unit is included in the price. You will find: A detailed plan for each day, including a starter, an introduction, a main activity and a plenary, Curriculum objectives covered for year 1 and 2, A list of resources needed, A simple PowerPoint containing 2 poems and pictures for the activities, Poems to learn by heart, Writing templates. All resources are in PDF file format or Microsoft PowerPoint format.
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Year 3 World Cup 2018 Maths - Addition - Differentiated Levels

Year 3 World Cup 2018 Maths - Addition - Differentiated Levels

These Year 3 World Cup and football themed addition word problems are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 30 questions with answers. The questions cover all areas of the addition 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. An assessment table has also been included which sets out each curriculum requirement and the questions which cover it, so you can assess the progress of your class. No further preparation required.
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Daily Phoneme Revision - phases 3 to 5

Daily Phoneme Revision - phases 3 to 5

A set of 10 PowerPoints to help your class practise all phonemes on a daily basis. Each of the 10 PowerPoints contain every phoneme from phases 2 to 5, with one phoneme per slide. The phonemes are shown in a random order on each PowerPoint. Get the whole class to call out or choose certain children for targeted sounds. Perfect for using instead of flashcards, as it ensures the whole class can definitely see the graphemes. This set of PowerPoints uses an alien theme. Look out for other themes coming soon to Blossoming Minds’ shop.
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Phonics phase 3 filler activities

Phonics phase 3 filler activities

An interactive PowerPoint to help your class revise the first half of phase 3 phonics. The PowerPoint consists of 20 activities that focus on the skill of reading. They could be used as fillers for a whole month, or as part of a phonics lesson. Example activities include: speed reading finding the odd one out, finding as many ‘ch’ words as possible before the timer finishes… …and many more! I have created the PowerPoint to use with my year 1 class throughout the month of September as a revision activity, so some of the activities have an autumn/back to school theme. However, you can easily use them at any point in the year. 14 phase 3 sounds are covered, up to the ‘ee’ sound. This is the first in Blossoming Minds’ new series of phonics filler activities! Follow us to see when we add more.
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10 Phonics PowerPoints - Real and Alien Words

10 Phonics PowerPoints - Real and Alien Words

This is Blossoming Minds’ second set of 10 PowerPoints to help prepare your class for the Phonics Screening Check. Each PowerPoint includes 40 words, one on each slide. 20 words are pretend or ‘alien’ words and 20 are real words. They are organised in the same way as the screening check, starting with four simple phase 2 words, before moving on to phase 3, 4 and 5 and concluding with more complex words. Get your class to call out together or choose targeted children to decode the words. Use throughout the year - fit in during 5 minute gaps or use during a phonics lesson to make sure your entire class are prepared for the screening check!
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Year 2 World Cup 2018 Maths - Addition - Differentiated Levels

Year 2 World Cup 2018 Maths - Addition - Differentiated Levels

These Year 2 World Cup and football themed addition word problems are split into 3 differentiated levels. Each level contains 30 questions with answers. The questions cover all areas of the addition 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. An assessment table has also been included which sets out each curriculum requirement and the questions which cover it, so you can assess the progress of your class. No further preparation required.
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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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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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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 and 4 Summer Poetry Comprehension - Around the World this Summer

Year 3 and 4 Summer Poetry Comprehension - Around the World this Summer

This resource is a comprehension booklet aimed at Lower Key Stage 2 (7-9 yrs). It is based around an entertaining, rhyming poem called ‘Around the World this Summer’ and would be perfect to use before or after the summer holidays as a springboard to children discussing their own holidays or writing their own poetry. There are three differentiated booklets. The higher booklet has two 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. PDF file format.
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Year 2 Football World Cup Pack

Year 2 Football World Cup Pack

This resource is a bundle of activities perfect for using with your year 2 class during the 2018 football World Cup. All activities are football and World Cup themed. The bundle contains: Spag Booklet x 3 Maths Booklet differentiated 3 ways Footballers comprehension booklet differentiated 3 ways PDF file format
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Seaside Poetry Comprehension Bundle - Year 2

Seaside Poetry Comprehension Bundle - Year 2

A collection of three enjoyable poetry comprehension activities for year 2, all with the theme of the seaside. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions. The following poems are included: S…S…S…seaside The Beach A trip to the sea The perfect way to bring the seaside into your classroom this term! PDF file format. Please note: These comprehensions are also available in a larger summer bundle.
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Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension - A trip to the sea

Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension - A trip to the sea

This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 2. The poem tells the story about a disastrous trip to the beach, before a funny event turns the day around. 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 ‘which’ 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.
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Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet - Year 2

Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet - Year 2

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.
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Summer Poetry Comprehension Bundle - Year 2

Summer Poetry Comprehension Bundle - Year 2

A collection of six enjoyable poetry comprehension activities for year 2, all with the theme of summer. Each booklet comes in 3 differentiated levels. They are based on the reading SATs paper, containing a similar style of questions. The following poems are included: Holiday Postcards S…S…S…seaside Barbecue Day The Beach A trip to the sea Water The perfect way to bring summer into your classroom this term! PDF file format. Please note: Poetry units are also available through the Blossoming Minds shop, using these poems as the focus.
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Year 2 Summer Poetry Comprehension Booklet - Barbecue Day

Year 2 Summer Poetry Comprehension Booklet - Barbecue Day

This resource is a summer poetry comprehension activity for year 2, based around a poem called ‘Barbecue Day.’ The poem tells the tale of a disastrous barbecue that turns out to be the perfect summer day The resource includes 3 differentiated levels of booklet, which use different layouts and slightly altered content and questions to make them suitable for a whole range of abilities. 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 ‘who,’ ‘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 summer into your classroom this term! PDF file format.
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Summer poetry comprehension - Year 2 - Summer Postcards

Summer poetry comprehension - Year 2 - Summer Postcards

This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 2, based around a poem called ‘Summer Postcards.’ The poem tells the story of one boy’s wild adventures on the run with an elephant over the summer holidays, so would make a perfect activity before or after a long break. The resource includes 3 differentiated levels of booklet, which use different layouts and slightly altered content and questions to make them suitable for a whole range of abilities. 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 ‘who,’ ‘what,’ ‘how,’ ‘where’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are included. A Blossoming Minds original poem. PDF file format.
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Year 2 Poetry Unit - Summer Holiday Poem

Year 2 Poetry Unit - Summer Holiday Poem

A 3 day summer poetry unit, perfect for using with year 2 before or after the summer holidays. The unit is based around a poem called ‘Summer Postcards,’ which tells the story of a boy’s crazy travels with an elephant over the summer holidays. During the unit, the children complete a reading comprehension, gather ideas and write their own simple poem, imagining a bizarre trip of their own. The unit contains: A detailed plan for each of the three lessons Curriculum coverage Starter activities Writing and planning templates Differentiated comprehension booklet The comprehension is also available to purchase separately. PDF file format and Microsoft PowerPoint.
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Year 2 Football World Cup 2018 Reading Comprehension

Year 2 Football World Cup 2018 Reading Comprehension

Celebrate the 2018 Football World Cup with this year 2 comprehension booklet about the world’s top footballers! The booklet is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of ‘what,’ ‘where,’ ‘who’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a booklet form, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format.
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Summer Poetry Comprehension - Year 2 - Water Theme

Summer Poetry Comprehension - Year 2 - Water Theme

This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 2. The poem explores the different places you find water in the summer, such as the garden and the beach. The resource includes 3 differentiated levels of booklet, which use different layouts and slightly altered content and questions to make them suitable for a whole range of abilities. 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,’ ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. Answers are included. A great way to bring the summer into your classroom this summer! PDF file format.
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