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Guest Post - Painting Dotty Butterflies

Guest Post - Painting Dotty Butterflies

I have always enjoyed using butterflies in art activities. They are the perfect subject because you get them in so many different colours and patterns and you really can do almost anything with them.

Brand New Islands and Bridges Puzzles

Brand New Islands and Bridges Puzzles

My family love puzzles, so I have always had a stock of printable puzzle pages on hand ready for a train or plane journey, a wait at the dentist, a rainy afternoon or just for some quiet thinking time.

New Phase 2 Phonics Resources

New Phase 2 Phonics Resources

We've added lots of new resources to support your teaching of Phonics Phase 2 of the DfE's Letters and Sounds document. Even if you are not following their guidance, our resources are a fun, colourful way to support early readers.

Pre-Reading Skills

Pre-reading Skills Phonics Robot Game

Whether your child is starting school in September or you are starting your home education journey, there are lots of fun activities and games that you can play with them to help to prepare to learn to read.  

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Will you be participating in the Summer Reading Challenge? You can sign up at any library for free. All the children need to do is to visit the library three times during the summer holidays and read six books.

New Tiger Worksheets

New Tiger Worksheets

It is International Tiger Day on 29th July. Sadly, tigers are endangered and their numbers are declining. 

Summer Activities... On a Budget!

Budget Summer Holiday Activities

I don’t know about you but we’re really feeling the pinch at the minute! So, I’m busy compiling a list of activities and ideas for things to do over the summer that won’t cost a lot of money.

Ice Cream Worksheets

Ice Cream Worksheets

Hello Sunshine! It's suddenly getting warm again, hooray! It's the perfect time to eat ice cream and, of course, learn about ice cream.

Animal Topic Planning

Animal Topic Planning Mind Map

We love learning about animals and often include animal studies in our home education. Here is a general plan of how we make sure that we are covering lots of different subject areas when we do an animal topic.

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