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Using Adverbs with Speech

Using Adverbs with Speech Adverbs are the subject of our latest set of fantastic English worksheets. This set concentrates on using adverbs with speech and the verb ‘said’. Children can choose an appropriate adverb from our list to make more descriptive sentences, for example: “I think I know something you don’t,” said the wizard mysteriously. […]

Nouns with the suffix ‘er’ or ‘or’

Nouns with the suffix ‘er’ or ‘or’ When to add the suffix ‘er’ and when to add ‘or’ is a tricky question to answer. The suffixes ‘er’ and ‘or’ can be added to some verbs to make nouns that mean ‘a person or a thing that does something’. Unfortunately, there do not seem to be […]

More on conjunctions

More on conjunctions Conjunctions form an important part of the new primary curriculum and we have just published two excellent sets suitable for middle primary children. The first looks at because, so and so that; known as conjunctions of cause or reason. These words introduce the reason for an event. e.g. The road was blocked […]

Direct and Indirect Speech

Direct and Indirect Speech The famous fable, ‘The Wolf and the Lamb’ is the subject of our latest English worksheets, suitable for KS2. There are two parts to this work. The first has the tale written in indirect speech and children are asked to rewrite it in direct speech. For those who are competent with […]

Mesolithic Britain

Mesolithic Britain Imagine a world with no cities, no shopping centres, no T.V. or internet, not even schools, paper or pencils. Welcome to our latest sets of worksheets on Prehistoric Britain. Our brand new sets of worksheets look at the Mesolithic era, or middle stone age period, from around 10 000 BC to about 4 […]

English grammar: Pronouns

English grammar: Pronouns Our writing would be terribly tedious without the help of pronouns. When a noun has been used once it can then be replaced by a pronoun, saving endless repetition. e.g. John ate some crisps. Then he drank a can of cola. The pronoun (he) stops us having to keep repeating the name […]

Adverbs: a fun introduction

Adverbs: a fun introduction Teachers are expected to introduce adverbs in Year 2, to children aged 6/7. Most adverbs used at this age will be adverbs of manner, which describe how a verb is done. It is also important to keep the language simple and the activities fun, which is just what our latest set […]

More on hyphens

More on hyphens Since publishing our first sets of worksheets on hyphens we have had several requests for even more, and here they are! Our latest sets look at hyphens as suffixes and as prefixes. Often these are used to stop confusion in meaning, but there are some other instances of when they should be […]

Comprehensions: water voles

Comprehensions: water voles Our comprehensions on British Wildlife are one of our most searched for categories and we are delighted to be able to add a further set of pages on water voles. In rapid decline, despite being one of our most ancient species, they are creatures few of us have seen. At three levels […]

Hyphens

Hyphens Hyphens are used to connect words. One of their main functions is to reduce confusion in the meaning of words. In the past they were used far more often than we use them today and some words lose their hyphens through common usage, so there are no longer hard and fast rules (e.g. co-ordinates […]