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Reading comprehension: THE DRIVER AND HIS HORSES
Read this story about a driver and his horses and then see if you can answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: THE CROW AND THE JUG
Read this story about the crow and the jug and then see if you can answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: THE BOYS AND THE FROGS
First read this story about the boys and the frogs and then answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: THE BOASTFUL MAN
Read this story about a boastful man and then answer the questions.

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Reading comprehension: A TRIP TO THE MARKET
Read the story about a trip to the market and then answer questions.

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KS2 creative writing toolkit
Does your child long to write stories? Our KS2 creative writing toolkit is packed with writing prompts to inspire them and gorgeously-illustrated pages to write on.

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KS1 creative writing toolkit
Help your child harness their imagination and share their stories in writing with our KS1 creative writing learning pack. Bursting with fill-in prompt sheets and inspiring ideas to get even the most reluctant writer started, it's the perfect way to encourage children aged 5 to 7 to put pen to paper.

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Y1 phonics screening check 2016 past paper
The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check, administered in June, tests children's knowledge of phonics with a mixture of real and nonsense words. Look through the official past paper for 2016 to see what sort of words children are asked to read as part of the assessment.
Key Stage 1 - 2016 English SATs Papers
Help your child prepare for the English KS1 SATs, taken at the end of Year 2, with some at-home practice. These complete 2016 Y2 SATs past papers are the official papers from the Department for Education, used in schools.
Key Stage 2 - 2016 English SATs Papers
Help your child prepare for the English KS2 SATs, taken at the end of Year 6, with some revision and at-home practice. These complete 2016 Y6 SATs past papers are the official past papers from the Department for Education, used in schools.
Motte and bailey castles: reading comprehension
Can you read this text carefully and then answer the questions below?

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King Alfred and the cakes: reading comprehension
Read this text about the legend of King Alfred carefully then see if you can answer the questions.

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Writing simple, compound and complex sentences worksheet
Look at each of the following pictures. Can you write a simple, compound and complex sentence to go with each one?

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Writing main clauses worksheet
A main clause can stand on its own and make complete sense. It is a simple sentence. A subordinate clause depends on the main clause to make sense. The following sentences are all missing their main clauses. Can you write them in where you think they should go?

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Using adverbs to connect clauses worksheet
A subordinate clause contains a subject and a verb, but it needs to be attached to a main clause because it cannot make sense on its own. Clauses can be linked by conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs. Adverbs are used to show sequence (eventually, finally, meanwhile), contrast (however, on the other hand) or cause and effect (therefore, subsequently). Which of the red adverbs from inside the brackets above would fit into the sentences below?

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Synonyms in a non-fiction text worksheet
Synonyms are words that have similar meaning. When we write a non-fiction text, we often need to use synonyms so that we do not keep repeating the same word. Read through this passage. Every underlined word can be paired a synonym (also underlined) in the text. Can you find all the pairs of synonyms?

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Synonym or antonym worksheet
Synonyms are words that have similar meaning; antonyms are words with opposite meanings. Each of the following sentences contains either a pair of synonyms or a pair of antonyms. Underline each pair of words and then write in the box beside it whether they are synonyms or antonyms.

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Superlative adjectives worksheet
Adjectives have three forms: positive, comparative and superlative. The comparative is used to compare one person or thing to another. The superlative form is used to compare one thing to all the others like it. Look at these sentences. Can you change the word in the box to its superlative form?

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Subordinating conjunctions worksheet
A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinate clause (a clause that does not make sense on its own). Can you put each of these conjunctions into the gaps in the sentences below?

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Simple, compound or complex sentence worksheet
A simple sentence consists of just one clause. A compound sentence consists of two main clauses of equal weight joined by a conjunction. A complex sentence is made up of a main clause and one or more subordinate clauses. Conjunctions such as because, although, until are usually used to link the subordinate clauses to the main clause. Look at these sentences. Can you tick the right-hand column to show whether they are simple, compound or complex?

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