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Festive fun activities for KS2
With Christmas lists to write, present-delivery schedules to work out, Grotto problems to solve and light and dark experiments to try this bumper pack of festive learning activities will keep your child engaged over the Christmas break.

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Festive fun activities for KS1
Write letters to Santa, help the elves by counting presents, build a Christmas model village and more with our collection of festive learning activities for children in Year 1 and Year 2. Guaranteed to keep kids engaged with learning in the run-up to the celebrations!

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Book reviews activity pack
Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.

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Writing an informal letter worksheet
Have a look at this text message from Jamie to his mum. Does the language sound appropriate? Then see if you can re-write this message as an informal letter. Think about including slang (but no text-speak!), different punctuation and first names.

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Writing in the present tense worksheet
This story should be written in the present tense to tell the reader that the events in the story are happening now. Can you look at the underlined verbs and change them to the present tense?

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Writing in the past tense worksheet
When we write a story, it is important to describe all the events using the same verb tense. This story should be written in the past tense to tell the reader that the events in the story have already happened. Can you look at the underlined verbs and change them to the past tense?
Formal letter-writing worksheet
In the letter below a child is writing to his head teacher to demand justice. Do you think his head teacher will be impressed? Would the writer be more likely to be listened to if he wrote in a more formal style?

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Were or was worksheet
When there is more than person or thing doing something, we say were. When there is just one person or thing doing something, we say was. Can you put either were or was into the following sentences?
Using verb tenses: past, present and future worksheet
Can you cut out these sentences and sort them into three tense groups (past, present and future)?
Using pronouns worksheet
Can you add the pronouns below into the gaps in this passage from The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter?

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Using formal and informal language worksheet
A formal letter and an informal letter has been cut up into pieces. Can you cut out the pieces and piece them back into two letters?

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Subject and verb agreement in the past tense worksheet
This is a passage from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Look at the past tense verbs in the box below. Can you insert the correct ones in the gaps in the text?

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Revise subject and verb agreement and verb tenses worksheet
This passage is about how and why the ancient Egyptians mummified dead bodies. Some verbs are in bold. Look at the subject of each of these verbs and also think about the tense they should be in (you may want to read the passage a few times first). Can you change the verbs so that they agree with their subjects and the tenses are correct?

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Replacing nouns with pronouns worksheet
In the following passage from The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter, can you replace the nouns (in bold) with any pronouns?
Putting a text into the present tense worksheet
This is a passage from The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. Look at all the underlined words. These are verbs (doing or being words) that are in the past tense, which means they are describing events that have already happened. Can you write the present tense of the verb above each one?
Present tense and past tense jumbled-up sentences worksheet
We use the present tense to talk about things that are happening now, in the present. We use the past tense to talk about things that have already happened. Can you cut out these sentences and sort them into two piles to show which use the present tense and which the past tense?

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Formal and informal language worksheet
In everyday life we often to choose to write in formal or informal language, depending on what we’re writing and who we’re writing to. Look at the two letters below. Discuss which bits of each letter are formal and informal with an adult. Can you underline and label certain features?

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Changing verb tenses worksheet
Look at the following sentences. Each one needs to be rewritten into different tenses. Are you ready?

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Am, are or is worksheet
Look at the gaps in the following sentences. Can you write one of the following words in each gap to make the sentence correct?

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Adding was / were to a sentence
Look at the gaps in the following sentences. Can you write one of the following words in each gap to make the sentence correct?

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