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Guinea Pig Books offer a NEW, fresh and exciting approach to learning. Our range of books will help your child learn vital English and maths skills at key stages 1 – 4 and for those preparing for 11+ entrance exams to Grammar School. Written by an experienced teacher and tutor who is familiar with the needs of today's kids. Guinea Pig books set out to re-educate young learners that reading and writing are not dull, but rather REWARDING and SATISFYING.

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Guinea Pig Books offer a NEW, fresh and exciting approach to learning. Our range of books will help your child learn vital English and maths skills at key stages 1 – 4 and for those preparing for 11+ entrance exams to Grammar School. Written by an experienced teacher and tutor who is familiar with the needs of today's kids. Guinea Pig books set out to re-educate young learners that reading and writing are not dull, but rather REWARDING and SATISFYING.
Androcles And The Lion (Let's Practise Our Reading Comprehension) 6-9 years
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Androcles And The Lion (Let's Practise Our Reading Comprehension) 6-9 years

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17 pages Androcles And The Lion The child is asked to read the text and to answer some questions. The last question focuses on the meaning of words used in the text and the child then writes his or her own version of the fable (story). The child also works through punctuation exercises - putting in capital letters, full stops and question marks. Let’s Practise Our Reading Comprehension Packs are a valuable resource to help the child practise essential reading comprehension skills. Each pack includes an article for the child to read and then a series of questions. They are ideal for use with 6-9 year olds, who have reached some degree of reading fluency. The articles ask the child to retrieve facts, explain information and develop their own ideas as to what the writer is implying. Each pack contains vocabulary exercises, encouraging the child to search for words or phrases with the same meaning. Each pack takes the form of a mini topic or project.
Practise SATS Tests (Bundle 2)  9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (Bundle 2) 9-12 years

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This bundle includes three resources. Between the ages of 9 and 12, children have to complete Standardised.Assessment.Tests (Sats). To help them practise for these tests, we have produced a new series of comprehension booklets. The Standards and Testing Agency states that the child has 1 hour to complete the test, answering the questions in the answer booklet. Read one text and answer the questions about that text, before moving onto the next text. There are three texts and three sets of questions in each booklet. The tests in this booklet are based on the KS2 Reading Assessment sample papers. It is important to try and complete them in an hour, but it is your choice. The more tests you practise the quicker you will get.
Practise SATS Tests (Bundle 1) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (Bundle 1) 9-12 years

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This bundle includes three resources. Between the ages of 9 and 12, children have to complete Standardised.Assessment.Tests (Sats). To help them practise for these tests, we have produced a new series of comprehension booklets. The Standards and Testing Agency states that the child has 1 hour to complete the test, answering the questions in the answer booklet. Read one text and answer the questions about that text, before moving onto the next text. There are three texts and three sets of questions in each booklet. The tests in this booklet are based on the KS2 Reading Assessment sample papers. It is important to try and complete them in an hour, but it is your choice. The more tests you practise the quicker you will get.
We Love Animals: Get Going With Creative Writing (and other forms of writing) (ages 7-11 years)
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We Love Animals: Get Going With Creative Writing (and other forms of writing) (ages 7-11 years)

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95 pages A lively, up to date and action packed series of five themed study books that encourage children to write. Get Going With Creative Writing is a new up to date action packed series of five themed study books that encourage children to write. These books have a lively magazine style format: featuring short stories to read and a variety of non-fiction texts that will impact young readers and provide starting points for writing. Follow up activities will inspire even the most reluctant writers to write stories, poems, play scripts, diaries, reports, persuasive leaflets, letters and more. More than this, the child will learn writing techniques including: simple, compound and complex sentences connectives grammar tips harder vocabulary and punctuation from our guinea pig guide. They are aimed at children between the ages of 7-13 and provide excellent writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.Ts. They will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language. Although the themed books can be used in any order, the subject matter of About Me and We Love Animals may appeal to younger children, who start working through the series. Step-by-step guide to creative and other forms of writing. Fully based on the National Curriculum. Can be used to supplement work done in the classroom by teachers and parents. Packed with helpful hints and tips. Written by an experienced teacher. Titles in the series: All About Me: (9781907733130) We Love Animals: (9781907733161) Likes and Dislikes: (9781907733147) Out and About: (9781907733154) What We Do: (9781907733178)
Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Newspaper Article (GCSE 2017 Exam English Writing Work Pack)
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Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Newspaper Article (GCSE 2017 Exam English Writing Work Pack)

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5 pages Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Newspaper Article (GCSE 2017 Exam English Writing Work Pack) This resource includes three prompts, including two informal newspaper reports, to inform and persuade. The student should read them and then write their own version. There is a page on newspaper language and the use of direct and indirect speech, including facts and opinions. After this, there is a ‘letter to the editor’ to complete. These work packs provide essential creative writing practice for the new 2017/2018 GCSE English exam. They will help GCSE students prepare for their exam, whether they are students in years 9, 10 or 11. The packs provide practise in different forms of writing, for example, articles, blogs and letters. These resources help students to write in a tone appropriate to purpose and audience. They instruct the student how to write from different perspectives or viewpoints and present a balanced argument. As well as, using appropriate tone and language. For example, learning to use: formal or informal register, language devices like rhetoric and groups of three and punctuation, such as variation of sentences for effect.
Write To Persuade: Help The Homeless (9-14 years)
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Write To Persuade: Help The Homeless (9-14 years)

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19 pages Write To Persuade: Help The Homeless Persuasive Writing & Argument Theme Work Packs save preparation time when planning writing tasks for 9-14 year olds. Easy to follow, each pack provides specimen planning sheets and essays in non fiction writing topics. The model essays contain information that will give children starting points to develop their own ideas. Children will learn fundamental skills in non fiction writing. Persuasive Writing & Argument Theme Work Packs teach children how to write from different points of view and how opinions can be used to make articles biased. Children will learn the basic principles of discursive writing, including how to set out an argument. They will learn different forms of writing - for example, articles, letters, leaflets, brochures and holiday brochures. They will become familiar with using literary or stylistic techniques, such as, repetition, similes, metaphors and groups of three, to make their writing persuasive.
Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Leaflet (GCSE 2017 Exam English Writing Work Pack)
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Prompts For Writing A Persuasive Leaflet (GCSE 2017 Exam English Writing Work Pack) This pack includes four prompts for GCSE creative writing. The form is to produce a leaflet. The purpose is to inform and persuade. The intended audience is parents or people looking for self catering holiday accommodation. There are four examples included, plus two pages on how the student should structure their work and the use of literary techniques These work packs provide essential creative writing practice for the new 2017/2018 GCSE English exam. They will help GCSE students prepare for their exam, whether they are students in years 9, 10 or 11. The packs provide practise in different forms of writing, for example, articles, blogs and letters. These resources help students to write in a tone appropriate to purpose and audience. They instruct the student how to write from different perspectives or viewpoints and present a balanced argument. As well as, using appropriate tone and language. For example, learning to use: formal or informal register, language devices like rhetoric and groups of three and punctuation, such as variation of sentences for effect.
Practise SATs Tests (Looking At People's Lives) 9-12 years
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Practise SATs Tests (Looking At People's Lives) 9-12 years

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42 pages in length Between the ages of 9 and 12, children have to complete Standardised.Assessment.Tests (Sats). To help them practise for these tests, we have produced a new series of comprehension booklets. The Standards and Testing Agency states that the child has 1 hour to complete the test, answering the questions in the answer booklet. Read one text and answer the questions about that text, before moving onto the next text. There are three texts and three sets of questions in each booklet. The tests in this booklet are based on the KS2 Reading Assessment sample papers. It is important to try and complete them in an hour, but it is your choice. The more tests you practise the quicker you will get.
The Kingfisher (Let's Practise Our Reading Comprehension) 6-9 years
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The Kingfisher (Let's Practise Our Reading Comprehension) 6-9 years

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15 pages The Kingfisher The child is asked to read the text and to answer some questions. The last question focuses on the meaning of words used in the text and the child then writes his or her own non fiction piece. The child also works through punctuation exercises - putting in capital letters, full stops and question marks. Let’s Practise Our Reading Comprehension Packs are a valuable resource to help the child practise essential reading comprehension skills. Each pack includes an article for the child to read and then a series of questions. They are ideal for use with 6-9 year olds, who have reached some degree of reading fluency. The articles ask the child to retrieve facts, explain information and develop their own ideas as to what the writer is implying. Each pack contains vocabulary exercises, encouraging the child to search for words or phrases with the same meaning. Each pack takes the form of a mini topic or project.
Cut Out And Write A Story: The Gingerbread Man (Let's Imagine And Write A Story)
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Cut Out And Write A Story: The Gingerbread Man (Let's Imagine And Write A Story)

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15 pages Plan And Write The Story Of The Gingerbread Man. How To Use Cut out the pages along the dotted lines and muddle them up. Now, ask the child to sort them back into the right order, so the story has a beginning, a middle and an end. Get the child to read the story. Then, cover it and ask them to re-write their own version, putting in more detail. This series provides starting points to get young children, of 6-9 years, writing their own imaginative stories. Traditional tales like ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ are used as examples to look at the characters, the setting and the plot and to show how to structure a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. Children will learn how to brainstorm their ideas, how to put them in a plan and then set out their story. Each pack provides writing challenges, asking the child to continue writing the story, developing their own ideas and to cut up stories to put in order.
The Day I Met A Dinosaur: Write The Story (SATS And 11+ Essential Writing Practice) (9-13 years)
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The Day I Met A Dinosaur: Write The Story (SATS And 11+ Essential Writing Practice) (9-13 years)

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6 pages The Day I Met A Dinosaur: Write The Story (SATS And 11+ Essential Writing Practice) (9-13 years) Write a story called ‘The Day I Met A Dinosaur’. Read the example and use your imagination to write your own version. There is a planning sheet included to jot down ideas on character, setting and plot. An essential series of themed prompts to help children aged 9-12 years to practise their creative writing skills for 11 plus entry exams or S.A.T.S. The packs include an outline to help the child plan his or her own story, article, letter or play script and examples to build on, using harder more challenging vocabulary to stretch more able pupils.
Practise SATS Tests (The Present) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (The Present) 9-12 years

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45 pages in length Between the ages of 9 and 12, children have to complete Standardised.Assessment.Tests (Sats). To help them practise for these tests, we have produced a new series of comprehension booklets. The Standards and Testing Agency states that the child has 1 hour to complete the test, answering the questions in the answer booklet. Read one text and answer the questions about that text, before moving onto the next text. There are three texts and three sets of questions in each booklet. The tests in this booklet are based on the KS2 Reading Assessment sample papers. It is important to try and complete them in an hour, but it is your choice. The more tests you practise the quicker you will get.
Practise SATS Tests (The Space Age Bag) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (The Space Age Bag) 9-12 years

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47 pages in length Between the ages of 9 and 12, children have to complete Standardised.Assessment.Tests (Sats). To help them practise for these tests, we have produced a new series of comprehension booklets. The Standards and Testing Agency states that the child has 1 hour to complete the test, answering the questions in the answer booklet. Read one text and answer the questions about that text, before moving onto the next text. There are three texts and three sets of questions in each booklet. The tests in this booklet are based on the KS2 Reading Assessment sample papers. It is important to try and complete them in an hour, but it is your choice. The more tests you practise the quicker you will get.
Practise SATS Tests (The Cup Cake) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (The Cup Cake) 9-12 years

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39 pages in length Between the ages of 9 and 12, children have to complete Standardised.Assessment.Tests (Sats). To help them practise for these tests, we have produced a new series of comprehension booklets. The Standards and Testing Agency states that the child has 1 hour to complete the test, answering the questions in the answer booklet. Read one text and answer the questions about that text, before moving onto the next text. There are three texts and three sets of questions in each booklet. The tests in this booklet are based on the KS2 Reading Assessment sample papers. It is important to try and complete them in an hour, but it is your choice. The more tests you practise the quicker you will get.
Practise SATS Tests (The Art Gallery) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (The Art Gallery) 9-12 years

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44 pages in length Between the ages of 9 and 12, children have to complete Standardised.Assessment.Tests (Sats). To help them practise for these tests, we have produced a new series of comprehension booklets. The Standards and Testing Agency states that the child has 1 hour to complete the test, answering the questions in the answer booklet. Read one text and answer the questions about that text, before moving onto the next text. There are three texts and three sets of questions in each booklet. The tests in this booklet are based on the KS2 Reading Assessment sample papers. It is important to try and complete them in an hour, but it is your choice. The more tests you practise the quicker you will get.
Write To Persuade: Let's Book Up A Holiday (9-14 years)
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Write To Persuade: Let's Book Up A Holiday (9-14 years)

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15 pages Persuasive Writing work packs are essential for all students, of 9-14 years, wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. Persuasive Writing work packs teach children how to write from different points of view and how opinions can be used to make articles biased. This series of work packs will enable the student to write convincingly in letters, leaflets, brochures and newspaper articles for example. The packs include a lively collection of writings, poems and a play to inspire the pupils. These are designed as starting points, ideal for the student who finds it difficult to think up ideas for writing, challenging them to recreate their own persuasive pieces. In addition to this, the packs teach organisational and literary devices in persuasive writing, including, figurative language, emotive words, repetition, connectives and use of good vocabulary. The student will learn how to consider writing for the appropriate audience, how to vary sentence types in order to make writing more interesting, and the importance of using good spelling, punctuation and grammar. Each work pack includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by students and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. They are packed with vital hints and tips to enable the pupil to be successful and gain good grades. The work packs are ideal for home study and will reinforce the work done in school. They may be purchased in any order. There are a number of titles to choose from. By working through the packs, the student will grow in confidence and will learn to enjoy writing. The packs are also a useful resource for teachers and save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks.
How To Get A Good Grade In Paper 1 Of The New 2017  GCSE English Exam (grades 1-9)
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How To Get A Good Grade In Paper 1 Of The New 2017 GCSE English Exam (grades 1-9)

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How to get a good grade in paper 1 of the new 2017 GCSE English exam (grades 1-9). These pages contain helpful hints on how to answer the questions to gain top grades in the new 2017 English exam. Many students may fall into the trap of writing good answers for the first three questions and then losing focus or running out of time on the last two questions. If students read these pages, they will see it is very important to know how the paper is organised, to time themselves and to write a well structured answer for questions, such as question 4, that are worth 20 marks. In other words, these pages teach exam technique.
Make A Lollipop Stick Nativity Scene
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Make A Lollipop Stick Nativity Scene

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Keep your kids entertained this Christmas with this fabulous craft pack. You will learn how to create your very own simple nativity scene using lollipop sticks. It's a wonderful activity for crafty little fingers!