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Phonics Sounds Guidance

5th February 2018 - By 

Guidance for the symbols used with the Story Wizard phonics scheme including the International Phonetic Alphabet, initial mouth positions and variations of phonemes in the English language.

Story Wizard Phonics resources include additional pronunciation and spelling guidance.

These extended consolidation resources include phonemes expected to be learned at the Foundation Stage. This bundle includes all ten sets: (Note these can also be ordered as two smaller sets:…

An English Guide to Spelling Guidance for teachers, teaching assistants, parents and tutors. This guide will help you understand some of the complexities of English spelling conventions and why it…

Help children master split digraphs. Includes detailed guidance notes for teachers with different approaches to explaining split digraphs along with four activities based on active learning games that can involve…


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Spot the Punctuation Marks – Christmas

7th December 2017 - By 

How many hidden punctuation marks can you spot in this Christmas poster?

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How we got to write English in the way we write it today. - Printable book detailing the development of writing and punctuation in English - High quality slides that…

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Forty writing challenges in four workbooks with additional creative challenges. Detailed step-by-step guidance in two sets of slides with additional notes for teachers and parents. Covers all aspects of the…

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Thirty writing challenges in three workbooks with additional creative challenges. Detailed step-by-step guidance in two sets of slides with additional notes for teachers and parents. Covers all aspects of the…


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Spot the Punctuation Marks – Halloween

10th October 2017 - By 

How many hidden punctuation marks can you spot in this spooky Halloween poster?

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Get heart beats and imaginations racing with the Awful Alphabet! A word for each letter of the alphabet that can be used to create a creepy/spooky/scary sentence. Each word is…

Are you brave enough to enter the Haunted House, stare in the Ghostly Mirror and splat a few pumpkins? 130+ sheets including writing challenge sheets and themed display materials: –…

Are you brave enough to enter the Haunted House, stare in the Ghostly Mirror and splat a few pumpkins? 176 sheets including writing challenge sheets and themed display materials: –…


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Letter Shapes – lowercase print

3rd October 2017 - By 

The Magic Shapes handwriting resources break down letters into simple shapes that can be used to practice shape making and as fine motor skill activities. Those shapes can then be combined into individual letters.

This free reference guide groups letters together that use similar shapes. You can use it to assist with lesson planning and to help children identify familiar shapes across different letters.

The Magic Shapes lowercase edition can be ordered here.

Includes two sets of consolidation activities for the expected level at the Foundation Stage. Set 1 covers most basic consonant phonemes and short vowels Set 2 covers consonant digraphs (th.ch.nk.ng)…

Includes two sets of consolidation activities for the advanced level at the Foundation Stage. Set 1 includes: Vowel sounds: ai.e.ea.oi.oo Consonants: d.f.g.h.j.k.l.m.n.p.r.s.t.v.w Split digraphs: a_e i_e o_e u_e Set 2…

EVERY letter of the alphabet in lowercase. Uses fine motor skills and basic shape making as a foundation for forming letter shapes. Each letter has been broken down in to…


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Letter Shapes – Cursive Writing

3rd October 2017 - By 

The Magic Shapes handwriting resources break down letters into simple shapes that can be used to practice shape making and as fine motor skill activities. Those shapes can then be combined into individual letters.

This free reference guide groups letters together that use similar shapes. You can use it to assist with lesson planning and to help children identify familiar shapes across different letters.

The Magic Shapes cursive edition can be ordered here.

Perfect for fine motor skills. Write a letter and then fold the page into an envelope addressed to Santa. Includes: - Santa letter/envelope template - Instructions (including Powerpoint guidance) -…

Includes two sets of consolidation activities for the advanced level at the Foundation Stage. Set 1 includes: Vowel sounds: ai.e.ea.oi.oo Consonants: d.f.g.h.j.k.l.m.n.p.r.s.t.v.w Split digraphs: a_e i_e o_e u_e Set 2…

These extended consolidation resources include phonemes expected to be learned at the Foundation Stage. This bundle includes: Extended 6 Consonant phonemes: b.d.j.l.n.p.r.s.t.x Short vowels: a.e.i.o.u Consonant digraphs: ng.nk.qu.th Extended 7…


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Cursive Writing Joins Grid

3rd October 2017 - By 

This joins grid demonstrates joins for the cursive set of Magic Shapes handwriting letters. As with any handwriting scheme the methods should only be considered as guidance towards supporting children to develop a style of writing they are comfortable with.

You can download the grid for free below.

Magic shapes handwriting resources are also available in lowercase print and UPPERCASE.

EVERY letter of the alphabet in UPPERCASE (capital letters). Uses fine motor skills and basic shape making as a foundation for forming letter shapes. Each letter has been broken down…

Perfect for fine motor skills. Write a letter and then fold the page into an envelope addressed to Santa. Includes: - Santa letter/envelope template - Instructions (including Powerpoint guidance) -…

EVERY letter of the alphabet in lowercase. Uses fine motor skills and basic shape making as a foundation for forming letter shapes. Each letter has been broken down in to…


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Sporty Spellings: Year 3 & 4 Index: Complete Spelling & Writing Activities

2nd October 2017 - By 

High quality spelling and writing activities with a sports theme to provide a context and interest for writing and spelling. Words have been selected for their appropriateness to the theme and include a range of difficulties from simple to very challenging.

Activities include sports based writing challenges along with ideas for Active Learning games to liven up lessons and consolidate learning.

Resources can be found here:
Exception words for Year 3 & 4

Year 3 Autumn Spelling Activities
Year 3 Winter Spelling Activities
Year 3 Summer Spelling Activities

Year 4 Autumn Spelling Activities
Year 4 Winter Spelling Activities
Year 4 Summer Spelling Activities

260 spelling and writing activity sheets. Five different sets, including: 2.16 16 words containing wor/war (24 words) 2.17 17 words containing s as in sure (12 words) 2.18 18 contractions…

221 spelling and writing activity sheets. Four different sets, including: 2.1 Words ending with ge and dge (24 words) 2.2 Words containing ge/gi/gy/j (24 words) 2.3 Words containing ce/ci/cy (36…

211 spelling and writing activity sheets. Four different sets, including: 2.5 5 Words that begin with wr (24 words) 2.6 6 Words that end with le-el (24 words) 2.7 7…


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I Can Spell – Full Index Year 2

27th September 2017 - By 

Index for the I Can Spell series for year 2. Aimed at ages 5-7 years and corresponding to the Year 2 National Curriculum for England.

Units can be ordered here:

159 spelling and writing activity sheets. Four different sets, including: 2.12 12 words containing al-all (24 words) 2.13 13 words containing o as in other (12 words) 2.14 14 words…

Get your class into peak spelling fitness with this elite training programme of sporty themed spelling activities. Huge resource including 108 exception words for Year 3 & 4 in sports…

Are you brave enough to enter the Haunted House, stare in the Ghostly Mirror and splat a few pumpkins? 176 sheets including writing challenge sheets and themed display materials: –…


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