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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 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 2-3 questions per page.
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Plants - Science
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Plants - Science

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. This comprehension is all about plants, covering their life cycle and what they need to survive. Perfect for cross-curricular learning, covering the Literacy and Science curriculum at the same time. It 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 3-5 questions per page. A colour and black & white version of each booklet is included. Answers are also included. PDF file format. All of the documents are in the zip file.
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.
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.
Year 2 Dinosaur Maths - All Topics
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Year 2 Dinosaur Maths - All Topics

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These Year 2 dinosaur 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 would be perfect for a class who love dinosaurs! They could also be used for SATs revision. 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. There is a colour and black and white booklet for each level. No further preparation required. You might also be interested in: Year 2 Dinosaur comprehensions: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-2-sats-comprehension-dinosaurs-3-levels-11852336
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!
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.)
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
Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Food Chains - Science
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Year 2 Reading Comprehension - Food Chains - Science

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This resource is a non-fiction comprehension booklet aimed at year 2. It is all about food chains and lets children look at three different food chains, which are explained by one animal or plant in the chain. 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. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included, so that you can adapt it to suit your class’s needs.
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.
Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet
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Year 2 Seaside Poetry Comprehension Booklet

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This resource is a poetry comprehension activity for year 2. The poem explores the different sights and sounds of the beach, using repetition of verbs and adverbs to describe the setting. 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,’ ‘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.
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.
Phonics phase 5 - The 'aw' sound
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Phonics phase 5 - The 'aw' 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 ‘aw.’ 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 ‘aw’ sound and opportunity to trace the shape of the sound - Spotting the odd one out (the picture without the ‘aw’ sound) - Segmenting and blending sounds in ‘aw’ words - Phoneme counting - Phoneme spotting in sentences - Writing words with ‘aw’ sound - Writing a sentence with ‘aw’ sound - Revision of HFW
French lesson and resources - All About Me Revision
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French lesson and resources - All About Me Revision

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This is a plan and resources for a beginner’s French lesson to use with KS2 or KS3. It is a revision lesson that allows children to recap vocabulary used to talk about themselves. The plan gives details of a whole class starter, an recap of the vocabulary, a whole class listening and reading activity, a speaking and listening activity, a written worksheet and a plenary. 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. These are: Starter template Plan A PowerPoint presentation Resource for reading/listening activity Writing activity Plenary ideas The language covered in the lesson includes saying your name, age and nationality, describing family members and pets and talking about clothes. It would be useful if they have already covered these topics, but not essential.
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.
The story of Pentecost presentation
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The story of Pentecost presentation

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An animated 22 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. This is also available as part of of Lesson unit.
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.
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.
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
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