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The Dam Busters

The Dam Busters The night of May 16th marks exactly 70 years since one of the most famous episodes of the Second World War; the bombing of three German dams, by the ‘Dam Busters’. Barnes Wallis, an eccentric scientist and inventor, who had designed the Wellington Bomber, (one of the most important aeroplanes during the […]


As children progress through the upper primary school they are expected to understand syllables. A syllable is unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word: e.g. the word robin has two syllables: rob and in. The key to this is that the […]

The importance of words

The words a child uses, or their vocabulary, will speak volumes on how well educated or clever, we think they are.  Developing vocabulary is rather like filling the fridge with a wide variety of food to eat. A full fridge gives us choices on what to eat and what foods we can combine. A good […]

New spelling worksheets

Our collection of spelling worksheets is really turning into an incredible resource which many teachers and parents are using on a weekly basis. Our latest set of published pages takes the total to over 70 sets in total! This week we have concentrated on word endings, including ‘ary’  and ‘al’ words. There are some quite […]

Halloween maths and english worksheets

Although summer barely seems to have come and gone we are only a couple of weeks away from Halloween. The date is celebrated more in America than here, but every year it does seem to be more popular with pumpkins, apple bobbing, dressing up in witches costumes and trick or treating becoming very familiar to […]

New comprehension worksheets on The Second World War

Comprehension worksheets on World War II Our resident historian, Jo, has been working hard to develop our range of comprehension pages and we are delighted to announce the arrival of our first ten resources all on the theme of World War II. From evacuees and the Blitz to Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, each […]

The Titanic: new comprehension worksheets

There has been a great deal of interest in the Titanic during the last few weeks, as the 14/15th April 2012 approaches, exactly one hundred years after the disaster. The Titanic was built by Harland and Wolff for the White Star Line as the largest passenger ship in the World, and was thought to be […]

New resources: English spelling lists

Great news this week as we launch more of our English worksheets for the lower primary age range. Firstly, there are a set of word lists which can be used to help prepare children for the words they will encounter on the Letters and Sounds pages already published. There are nine or ten words in […]

More reading and spelling worksheets

We have begun to extend the range of superb English worksheets to cover some of the sounds used in reading and spelling for the lower primary age range. These sounds are represented by more than one letter and include ‘ai’, ‘ee’, ‘oa’, ‘oo’ and many others, as well as ‘ea’ (long ‘e’ sound in words […]

Early years worksheets on graphemes

We have now published a great series of English worksheets to help with learning some of the basic graphemes (written representations of phonemes or sounds), covering up to Stage 5 of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme. The sounds covered include: ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘th’, ‘ng’, ‘ai’, ‘ee’, ‘igh’ ‘oa’ and ‘oo’ Using the worksheet is just […]