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Travelling by train to a holiday

Travelling by train to a holiday Earlier this year I was sitting in one of my favourite spots, watching the trains move to and from St Ives, across the magnificent Cornish beaches, when it occurred to me that this was an excellent starting point for some writing. So here it is, a great addition to […]

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms and antonyms Two of my favourite books by the brilliant Scottish writers, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott provide the material for our latest sets of worksheets on synonyms and antonyms. Extracts from Treasure Island and Ivanhoe have some of the key words missing. Can the correct words be placed in the correct […]

Nouns in Year 1

Nouns in Year 1 We have already produced some great sets of worksheets on common and proper nouns and some fun pages on collective nouns, all aimed at older children. However, nouns are now considered to be part of Year 1 work. With this in mind, our latest resources on nouns have been written for […]

Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms and antonyms Tricky words for two easily understood ideas! A synonym is a word that has the same, or nearly the same meaning as another word. Happy and joyful are synonyms. An antonym is a word opposite in meaning to another word. Happy and sad are antonyms. We have just published seven sets of […]

Palaeolithic Britain worksheets

Palaeolithic Britain worksheets Our latest comprehension worksheets focus on the Stone Age. We go back nearly 1 million years to 800 000 to 10 000 years BC and look at Palaeolithic Britain and the people living here. At that time Britain was still connected to mainland Europe and it is thought that humans came here […]

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. […]