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World War One heroes

World War One heroes One hundred years ago we were in the middle of probably the worst war ever known to mankind and we continue to remember this time with a series of comprehensions looking at three heroes of the war: The Red Baron, Edith Cavell and Lawrence of Arabia. The Red Baron was Germany’s […]

Comprehensions and fact sheets on bridges

Bridges are the subject of our latest set of comprehension worksheets. There are many interesting and spectacular bridges but we have chosen four really quirky bridges, one from each of the four countries making up the United Kingdom; Clifton Suspension Bridge in England, the Menai Bridge in Wales, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland and […]

Nursery rhyme comprehensions

Nursery rhyme comprehensions Many of the nursery rhymes we know today originated in the 18th century and have evolved over the last 300 years. Teachers have used them in many ways, including to sing, to help with reading and for acting out. Nursery rhymes can also provide a rich source of material for helping children […]

Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo

Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo It is 2015 and we are fast approaching 18th June, which is exactly 200 years after the Battle of Waterloo. This is one of the most famous of all battles in British history and, although only lasting one day, brought an end to years of fighting and the final […]

Comprehensions on pets

Comprehensions on pets and writing up notes As a nation we are great pet lovers and as many children are given pets at quite an early age it is a subject which interests them. Hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and rabbits form the subjects for our most recent sets of comprehension worksheets. Our comprehensions on pets […]

World War One Comprehensions

World War One Comprehensions We continue with our series of comprehensions on World War One with two sets of pages on the trenches and the Battle of the Somme. Whilst the First World War was fought on land, sea and in the air, the most dangerous position to be in was at the Front Line. […]

World War One worksheets

World War One worksheets Many of our great gardens such as Wisley and Rosemoor are growing poppies this summer to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. One hundred years ago was a time of great hardship and suffering for many young people across the world. The First World War was […]

D Day worksheets

Tomorrow is June 6th, one of the most important dates in our history. Britain and her Allies had been at war for five years against Germany and her Axis alliance when the biggest invasion in history took place on June 6th 1944. Codenamed Operation Overlord, it began with what is now known as D Day, […]

May Day worksheet

English worksheet for May Day. May Day has been celebrated in Britain for many years, certainly for over two thousand years, taking us well into pre-Christian times.  May 1st  is often thought of as the first day of summer and many towns and villages still have traditional rites and celebrations, including Morris dancing, crowning of […]

Comprehension worksheets on British wildlife

Comprehension worksheets on British wildlife We are pleased to announce the publication of a brand new collection of comprehension worksheets on British wildlife. Red squirrels, grey squirrels, hedgehogs, foxes and badgers are the fascinating subjects of our first five sets. For each of these lovely animals we have 3 comprehensions; an easy one with limited […]