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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 - Dinosaurs
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Year 1 Comprehensions - Dinosaurs

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This resource contains 4 comprehension activities all about dinosaurs. They are 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. There are four different comprehensions: What were dinosaurs? Diplodocus Triceratops Tyrannosaurus Rex 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
French lesson and resources - KS2 - Daily Routine
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French lesson and resources - KS2 - Daily Routine

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This is a plan and resources for a French lesson to use with KS2. It involves children learning the vocabulary for their daily routine in French. The plan could be used for an individual lesson, or as part of a longer schools unit. The plan gives details of a starter, how to teach the vocabulary, a whole class listening game, a group speaking game, a reading activity and a plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills. Resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. These are: Plan A PowerPoint presentation Speaking resource Reading worksheet (This plan is Lesson 5, Unit 7 by Blossoming Minds, but can be used as an individual plan.)
KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Division Revision - Differentiated Levels
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KS1 Year 2 Maths SATs - Division Revision - Differentiated Levels

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These Year 2 SATs style division 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.
KS1 Epiphany RE lesson - The Wise Men Visit Jesus
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KS1 Epiphany RE lesson - The Wise Men Visit Jesus

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This is a plan for a Christmas RE lesson, with a focus on the end of the story, when the Wise Men visit Jesus. It is suitable for using with Key Stage 1. The plan includes a starter, a preparation activity, a simple written activity and a plenary. The theme for the lesson is differences and similarities. There is a PowerPoint presentation of the story to use and a template for written activity included in the price. The lesson could be used individually or as part of a Christmas RE unit. (The PowerPoint is also available without the lesson plan for £3 on Blossoming Minds’ shop.)
KS2 Epiphany RE Lesson - The Wise Men visit Jesus
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KS2 Epiphany RE Lesson - The Wise Men visit Jesus

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This is a plan for a Christmas RE lesson, focusing on the end of the story when the Wise Men visit Jesus. The theme for the lesson is similarities and differences. It is suitable for using with Key Stage 2. The plan includes a starter, a discussion activity, a written activity and a plenary. There is a PowerPoint presentation of the story to use. Perfect for using individually or at the end of a Christmas RE unit.
KS2 5 day Literacy Unit - Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare
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KS2 5 day Literacy Unit - Romeo and Juliet - 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 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 2 SATs style comprehension - Florence Nightingale - History
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Year 2 SATs style comprehension - Florence Nightingale - History

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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' and 'how' 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. Answers are also included. This comprehension is all about Florence Nightingale. PDF file format. These comprehensions are also available as part of the year 2 five lesson literacy unit: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/florence-nightingale-year-2-literacy-5-day-plan-history-11538860
KS2 Christmas RE lesson - The birth of Jesus
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KS2 Christmas RE lesson - The birth of Jesus

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This is a plan for a lesson about the birth of Jesus, with a focus on the journey to Bethlehem. It is suitable for using with Key Stage 2. The plan includes a starter, a drama activity, a written activity and a plenary. There is a PowerPoint presentation of the story to use. A fun, interactive lesson with a focus on refugees, which could be used individually or as part of a Christmas RE unit. (The PowerPoint is also available without the lesson plan for £3 on Blossoming Minds’ shop.)
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.
3 lesson RE unit -Jesus' Miracles - KS1
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3 lesson RE unit -Jesus' Miracles - KS1

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This bundle contains 3 RE lessons aimed at 5-7 year olds on the theme of Jesus’ miracles. Lesson objectives, cross-curricular links and detailed descriptions of activities are included in the plan. All resources are included in the price, as well as PowerPoint versions of the Bible stories. The miracles covered are: Jesus calms the storm Jesus heals a paralysed man Jesus feeds the 5000 An interactive, thought-provoking unit perfect for introducing young children to Bible stories and their meaning.
Year 2 Literacy Unit - Christopher Columbus (explorer) - 5 Lessons
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Year 2 Literacy Unit - Christopher Columbus (explorer) - 5 Lessons

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This is a 5 lesson Literacy unit all about explorer Christopher Columbus. The plan is aimed at year 2 and gives details of the year 2 curriculum objectives covered. The children develop reading comprehension, writing, editing and SPaG skills during the unit. All five lessons include a SPaG starter which is always linked to Christopher Columbus. The main activity in lesson 1 is a non-fiction reading comprehension, which helps children to learn about Christopher. It is laid out in a SATs style format, containing similar questions to a SATs paper and is differentiated 3 ways. The main activity in lesson 2 is a fictional diary comprehension, written from the point of view of Christopher Columbus before the crew has found the New World. Again it is in a SATs style and is again differentiated 3 ways. Lesson 3 allows children to gather vocabulary using a drama activity and lessons 4 and 5 allow children to write and edit their own diaries as Christopher Columbus. The following documents are included: A detailed 12 page pdf document containing 5 lesson plans. Each lesson includes a SPaG starter, introduction, main activity and plenary. A Powerpoint presentation containing the SPaG starter activities. When you open the PowerPoint click the ‘read only’ button. A set of differentiated non-fiction comprehensions on Christopher Columbus. Each level contains 4 pages of text followed by questions. A set of differentiated comprehensions containing a fictional diary entry written as Christopher Columbus on his voyage. Each level contains 4 pages of text followed by questions. (The comprehensions are also available separately from my shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks1-sats-comprehension-christopher-columbus-history-11530886 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-2-comprehension-fictional-diary-christopher-columbus-11643238)