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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 […]

Times Tables

Times Tables Why learning times tables is important. Knowing times tables is very important for children for many reasons. Perhaps the most obvious is that it saves time when calculating. If a child has to count up in fives and count on fingers to know how many lots have been counted (i.e. 5, 10, 15, […]

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 […]

Year 5 weekly programme

Year 5 weekly programme The final six weeks of the year 5 weekly programme are now available and there is plenty of tricky work for these last weeks. Week 31 takes a look at large numbers, percentages, money problems, graphs and angle, as well as formal written methods of multiplication and subtraction. Week 32 concentrates […]

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 […]

Early Reception Counting Worksheets Updated

Early Reception Counting Worksheets Updated The ability to calculate mentally lies at the heart of success with number and the importance of a good start cannot be over emphasised. Some children will only be four when they start in Reception, others will only have two terms before moving on to Year 1. Some will have […]

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. […]

Year 4 Measurement

Year 4 Measurement Measurement is a subject that can be easily overlooked but is very important for developing real life skills. Within the National Curriculum measurement includes measuring length, mass, temperature and volume/capacity. But it also includes money and time. For several year groups we have separate categories for money and time as they are […]

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 […]