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Hi, We are Sally and Amanda from Guinea Pig Education. We present a range of complimentary teaching aids and workbooks to use in your classroom or as homework – in both print and digital format. We aim to raise reading standards and to develop literacy skills, with our ‘fun for kids’ phonic reading resources. We also offer support for pupils aged 4-16 years. We highly recommend our comprehension and creative writing resources - which build confidence and develop imagination.

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Hi, We are Sally and Amanda from Guinea Pig Education. We present a range of complimentary teaching aids and workbooks to use in your classroom or as homework – in both print and digital format. We aim to raise reading standards and to develop literacy skills, with our ‘fun for kids’ phonic reading resources. We also offer support for pupils aged 4-16 years. We highly recommend our comprehension and creative writing resources - which build confidence and develop imagination.
Practise SATS Tests (Changes) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (Changes) 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. www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.
1 Week Literacy Distance Learning: PACK ONE (age 8-10 years)
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1 Week Literacy Distance Learning: PACK ONE (age 8-10 years)

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One week of distance learning work for children 8-10 years. Give your children an hour of literacy work every day. Each pack includes 5 activities - one for every day of the week. This includes a reading comprehension, a story to plan, write and reinvent and a letter or diary entry to write. I have also added some spelling activities as a bonus. There are 6 different packs (weeks) of work for this age. This pack includes (and suggested order): Mon- Plan & Write A Story: The Dragon Kite & The Stunt Kite Tues- Comprehension Dinosaur Discovery Wed- Write A Formal Letter Thurs- Learn Spelling Rules Frid- Write An Informal Letter Bonus vocabulary work pack - to teach children to use more advanced vocabulary Written by a teacher and tutor. Is your child off school? Teachers and parents…Be prepared for SCHOOLING AT HOME. Guinea Pig Education are supporting schools where closures are taking place, by supporting parents to access educational resources from home. As teachers with many years experience, we have assembled some home learning packs that children will enjoy working through at home, independently or with an adult. There are work packs available for every age and year group. Age ranges are based on the ability of the average child in a year group. If your child is working at a higher or lower ability, in comparison to their age, you may need to go up or down a scheme. Simply, print each activity out on paper, using your home printer and your child can immediately start working. Our packs are very good value - they are heavily discounted and jam packed with work. At Guinea Pig Education, we want all children to have access to education, at this difficult time. www.guineapigeducationshop.com
Feather World: Write A Persuasive Leaflet (SATS And 11+ Essential Writing Practice) (9-13 years)
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Feather World: Write A Persuasive Leaflet (SATS And 11+ Essential Writing Practice) (9-13 years)

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6 pages Feather World: Write A Persuasive Leaflet (SATS And 11+ Essential Writing Practice) (9-13 years) Write a persuasive leaflet persuading people to visit ‘Feather World’, using the fact and opinion prompts 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.
Coronavirus Discursive Argument: Should Kids Be Concerned About A Pandemic?
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Coronavirus Discursive Argument: Should Kids Be Concerned About A Pandemic?

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This resource will help students practise writing discursive arguments (9-16 years). Includes two questions for kids to consider: In light of recent media reports, are newspapers and news channels responsible for causing widespread panic about the coronavirus outbreak, Covid-19? (9-16 years) Should we do everything we can to stop the spread of coronavirus or should we let the virus just run its course? We prepared this resource, in order to help young people, deal with the sensitive and frightening issues around coronavirus. By discussing these issues, it will help young people to deal with the crisis. This resource can be used as a starting point for writing your own discursive essay, as well as for class discussions around this topic. A plan and sample essay is provided and a second thorough plan (with many points for and against) is provided, so the young person can write a second essay on the topic. 18 pages www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.
Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest (7-13 years)
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Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest (7-13 years)

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9 pages Write An Information Leaflet About The Amazon Rainforest Use the prompts and illustrations to produce an information leaflet about the Amazon Rainforest. The child should arrange their leaflet under the headings: Where is the Amazon rainforest? What is the climate like? What is life in the canopy like? What is the shrub layer like? What is it like on the forest floor? Next, the child can fill in the rainforest chart This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language. www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.
Highly Recommended: Learn Comprehension Skills ‘Changes’ 9-12 years
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Highly Recommended: Learn Comprehension Skills ‘Changes’ 9-12 years

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This bundle includes two resources. Guinea Pig Education highly recommend this bundle. If you want your children to be successful in their SATs or 11 plus exams, we highly recommend these practice papers, which mirror actual tests. They teach children comprehension skills, retrieving information, inference skills and exploring vocabulary. Each bundle has a companion book, which uses the same texts to explore creative writing.
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.
Plan And Write A Story Called 'Trapped' (Creative Story Writing Work Pack) 9-14 years
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Plan And Write A Story Called 'Trapped' (Creative Story Writing Work Pack) 9-14 years

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28 pages in length Creative Story Writing work packs cut down preparation time when planning creative writing tasks. Easy to follow, each pack includes an example of how you can build on a title, to first plan a story for 9-12 year olds and then write it. How To Use Your Work Pack: Make sure the child/children know that stories must be planned Read the model story in the pack Ask the child/children to write down the names of the characters in the story Ask the child/children to write down where the setting takes place Ask the child/children to write down what the plot is Identify the most exciting part of the story (the climax of the story or suspense) Ask the child/children to plan a similar story - with a beginning, a middle and an end Ask the child/children to rewrite their own version of the story Ask the child/children to read their version of the story aloud Creative Story Writing work packs are essential for all students wanting to develop their literacy skills and improve their grades in English assignments and examinations. The work packs will guide students through the story writing process, as if they had a tutor by their side. Each pack is designed to help the child with thinking up ideas, providing starting points for writing, structuring and organizing their writing into paragraphs. It features writing a good introduction with characters, setting and plot, building up suspense and winding up the plot with a suitable resolution. Attention is given to making writing more interesting by varying sentence types, using punctuation and good grammar. The student will investigate different narrative structures for writing stories, exploring various viewpoints so they can decide if they write in first or third person. They will learn to evoke mood and atmosphere by using good vocabulary. Each pack includes an exciting range of model answers and sample texts written by children and provides practice questions to test them. Common errors made by students are highlighted and corrected. Each pack contains vital hints and tips on gaining those top grades. www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.
100 Pages Of Writing Prompts And Ideas For Creative Writing (7-11 years)
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100 Pages Of Writing Prompts And Ideas For Creative Writing (7-11 years)

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FREE for a short time only. A new free resource will be added each week - so keep an eye on my shop. I’d be grateful if you could leave me feedback and maybe a follow! Otherwise please feel free to use it and share it with your students as you feel fit. 99 pages of creative writing ideas and writing prompts to inspire children to get writing. A great resource for home learning. Stay safe everyone. Amanda x www.guineapigeducationshop.com This book is part of the Get Going With Creative Writing series - 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)
How To Write To Persuade In Newspaper Articles (9-14 years)
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How To Write To Persuade In Newspaper Articles (9-14 years)

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17 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. www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.
Cut Out And Write A Story Called 'The Day The Horses Escaped' (7-11 years)
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Cut Out And Write A Story Called 'The Day The Horses Escaped' (7-11 years)

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Write A Story Called ‘The Day The Horses Escaped’ Cut up the story prompts. Muddle them up and get the child to arrange the story in the right order, with a beginning, a middle and an end. Ask the child to rewrite the story, adding their own ideas. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
Prepare For Home Learning (6-7 years) Year 2
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Prepare For Home Learning (6-7 years) Year 2

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Schools out! Teachers and parents…Be prepared for SCHOOLING AT HOME. As teachers with many years experience, we have assembled some home learning packs that children will enjoy working through at home, independently or with an adult. There is a pack available for every age and year group. Age ranges are based on the ability of the average child in a year group. If your child is working at a higher or lower ability, in comparison to their age, you may need to go up or down a scheme. All resources are available for immediate download. Simply, print each activity out on paper, using your home printer and your child can immediately start working. They can work at their own pace. Activities for younger children, could be laminated and filled out with washable felt tip pens. The resources included in each pack of work are designed to keep children busy for approximately a month. We hope that our packs will help children progress and compensate for any loss of schooling, that may arise. Our home learning packs are very good value and they are heavily discounted, with at least 50% off RRP. At Guinea Pig Education, we want all children to have access to education, at this difficult time. Contains 300 pages approx www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.
Prepare For Home Learning (12-14 years) Years 8-9
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Prepare For Home Learning (12-14 years) Years 8-9

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Schools out! Teachers and parents…Be prepared for SCHOOLING AT HOME. As teachers with many years experience, we have assembled some home learning packs that children will enjoy working through at home, independently or with an adult. There is a pack available for every age and year group. Age ranges are based on the ability of the average child in a year group. If your child is working at a higher or lower ability, in comparison to their age, you may need to go up or down a scheme. All resources are available for immediate download. Simply, print each activity out on paper, using your home printer and your child can immediately start working. They can work at their own pace. Activities for younger children, could be laminated and filled out with washable felt tip pens. The resources included in each pack of work are designed to keep children busy for at least 1-2 weeks. We hope that our packs will help children progress and compensate for any loss of schooling, that may arise. Our home learning packs are very good value and they are heavily discounted, with at least 50% off RRP. At Guinea Pig Education, we want all children to have access to education, at this difficult time. Contains 300 pages approx www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.
Tips For GCSE Students On Structuring And Writing An Argument (GCSE English Writing Work Pack)
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Tips For GCSE Students On Structuring And Writing An Argument (GCSE English Writing Work Pack)

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10 pages Tips for GCSE students on structuring and writing an argument (GCSE 2017 English Writing Work Pack) This resource includes: - Tips on using topic sentences - Tips on varying sentences - Tips on use of literary devices to persuade the reader 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 (The New Headteacher) 9-12 years
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Practise SATS Tests (The New Headteacher) 9-12 years

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43 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. www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.
Assessment Test 7 (Improve Your English Work Pack) 9-14 years
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Assessment Test 7 (Improve Your English Work Pack) 9-14 years

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9 pages Assessment Test 7 Improve Your English Work Packs teach the child good English. They help improve the child’s punctuation, spelling and grammar skills. There are a wide range of packs to choose from, providing practice in sentence writing, use of connectives and parts of speech. The child will also be introduced to literary techniques - similes, metaphors and other stylistic devices. The format of each pack is so simple. The pages are quick and easy to work through, so the child will learn fast and remember skills taught easily. Each pack includes a lesson plan, with structured exercises, including answer pages. Improve Your English Work Packs save hours of time when preparing lessons or homework tasks. Included in this series, there are eight structured assessment tests, to test vocabulary, capital letters, punctuation, spelling and use of English language with answers.
Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears (7-13 years)
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Write An Information Leaflet About Polar Bears (7-13 years)

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7 pages Use the prompts to produce an information leaflet about polar bears. The child should write under the headings: where I live, what I am like, my babies and why I am endangered. This lesson will take approximately 1 hour. This resource is featured in the book ‘We Love Animals: Get Going With Creative Writing’ series. This series provides prompts to encourage children to write. It provides starting points, to encourage even the most reluctant writers. Written in a lively magazine style format, each pack provides a step by step guide to teach children how to plan and write an animal themed story. The packs also provide starting points to write e-mails, letters, play scripts, diaries, reports and other non fiction texts. The child will learn writing techniques; simple, compound and complex sentences, connectives and spelling, punctuation and grammar tips. There is an emphasis on improving vocabulary - looking at lots of better word choices: harder adjectives, more powerful verbs and adverbs. This series is recommended for use with children between the ages of 7-11 and provides writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.s. The packs will also benefit children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
Write A Story Robin Hood (6-9 years)
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Write A Story Robin Hood (6-9 years)

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Cut Out And Write A Story Of Robin Hood 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. 15 pages
Prepare For Home Learning (4-5 years) Reception
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Prepare For Home Learning (4-5 years) Reception

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Schools out! Teachers and parents…Be prepared for SCHOOLING AT HOME. As teachers with many years experience, we have assembled some home learning packs that children will enjoy working through at home, independently or with an adult. There is a pack available for every age and year group. Age ranges are based on the ability of the average child in a year group. If your child is working at a higher or lower ability, in comparison to their age, you may need to go up or down a scheme. All resources are available for immediate download. Simply, print each activity out on paper, using your home printer and your child can immediately start working. They can work at their own pace. Activities for younger children, could be laminated and filled out with washable felt tip pens. The resources included in each pack of work are designed to keep children busy for approximately a month. We hope that our packs will help children progress and compensate for any loss of schooling, that may arise. Our home learning packs are very good value and they are heavily discounted, with at least 50% off RRP. At Guinea Pig Education, we want all children to have access to education, at this difficult time. This bundle of resources are for children who are 4-5 years. Children who are learning to read three letter words, such as, cat and fun. Contains 300 pages approx www.guineapigeducationshop.com Browse our website, to view our full range of educational resources.