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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 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 […]

English: Singular and Plural

English: Singular and Plural Rewriting sentences written in the singular to make them plural can involve changing nouns, pronouns and verbs, so a lot of care has to be taken. Our latest sets of English worksheets take a detailed look at this. They can be found in our Words and Sentences category but don’t forget […]

English: direct speech

English: direct speech This week we have published two sets of worksheets which introduce direct and indirect speech in a clear and easy way. Direct speech quotes the exact words spoken, whilst indirect speech is usually used in the past tense to report what has been said. Speech bubbles are a great way to introduce […]

Writing more complex sentences

Writing more complex sentences A great collection of pages has just been added to help children write more complex and interesting sentences. Starting by simply adding adjectives and adverbs, we move on to expanding sentences using, ‘who, what, when, where and why’ to write really imaginative sentences. Finally, we have a great set of worksheets […]

Grammar: brackets

Grammar: brackets There are curly brackets and square (or straight) brackets as well as round brackets, which all can be used in different ways, but today we have published two sets of worksheets on round brackets. The main purpose of round brackets (or parentheses) is to provide further information to a sentence, although it is […]

Mary Rose worksheets

Mary Rose worksheets This October we can celebrate 35 years since the raising of the Mary Rose. King Henry VIII’s favourite warship was built in Portsmouth in 1510 but sank in 1545. In 1982 the fragile remains of the ship were lifted out of the sea and a restoration programme has continued ever since. Find […]