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Wellingtons, Mackintoshes and Sandwiches

Wellingtons, Mackintoshes and Sandwiches We have had fun writing our latest set of comprehension worksheets which look at everyday items with a historical background. Did you know that Wellington boots, Mackintosh coats and sandwiches are all named after their inventors? Wellington boots were invented by 1st Duke of Wellington (who famously claimed victory over Napoleon […]

Famous Nurses and The Crimea

Famous Nurses and The Crimea Our latest set of comprehension worksheets look at the lives and work of two very famous women, Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale. Both helped to save many lives during the Crimean War, but with very different approaches. We have written the worksheets at three different ability levels to make it […]

Father’s Day worksheets

Father’s Day worksheets Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the UK. It is a day when we can think of our fathers and grandfathers and many people make a special effort to go and visit their fathers on this day. The origin of Father’s Day is not clear. Some people […]

Acrostic Poems

Acrostic Poems Poetry has been described as putting the best words in the best way and it can be a great way for children to express themselves. We have just added some new ideas to our poetry section, acrostic poems, ideal for young children. In an acrostic poem the first letter of each line spells […]

English Grammar: Verbs

English Grammar: Verbs Our category on verbs is certainly one of our hottest, as many teachers and parents search for high quality worksheets on grammar, and verbs in particular. We have recently renamed all our verb worksheets to include an age guide, for KS1 or KS2, which should help in choosing the most suitable resource. […]

Grammar: More adjectives

Grammar: More adjectives Adjectives form a major part of grammar work in years 1 and 2 and children will be taught that an adjective is a word that describes somebody or something (e.g. old, careful, huge). Children will also be shown that adjectives usually come before a noun, but they can be put after linking […]

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check will begin on the week commencing 12th June 2017. It is designed to show how well children can use the phonics skills they have learned, but perhaps more importantly it identifies those who need extra help. It is certainly nothing for parents to worry […]

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat What is a runcible spoon? Well, it appears in the wonderful nonsense poem written in 1871 by Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat. Voted the nation’s most beloved children’s poem in 2014 (The Guardian), it highlights how traditional stories and rhymes are still being passed down from one generation […]

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day There are some days of the year that we do not want to forget and Mothering Sunday, or Mother’s Day as it is sometimes known, is one of them. It is now a day which honours mothers and other mother figures such as grandmothers, with the giving of cards and presents, but it […]

Fables

Fables A fable is a short story which conveys a moral, often with animals as the characters. Probably the best known of all fable writers is Aesop, a storyteller who lived in Greece around 600 BC. At that time the stories were passed on orally and it was not until several centuries later that they […]