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Tips for engaging your child with their Key Stage 2 English education. Download resources for reading comprehension and spelling.

11 plus creative writing topics

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11 plus creative writing topics

Wondering what your child could be asked to write about in their 11 plus exam? Here's a list of topics that have been used in real-life entrance exam papers. This is a guest post from Bright Light Education.

Chinese New Year activities

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Chinese New Year activities

These themed worksheets will help kids in Years 3–6 practise their maths and reading comprehension skills. They’re ready to download and print for easy use at home or at school!

Top educational board games

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Top educational board games

Board games can help children develop their problem-solving, logic and creativity, all while having fun. Try these top picks for your next family games night!

Festive reading list for ages 7–11

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40 best festive reads for children

There's something for everyone in our recommended festive reading list for children aged 7–11. Explore our suggestions and give your child the gift of reading!

Cloze tests in the 11+: Free practice questions, tips and techniques

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Cloze tests in the 11 plus

Everything you need to know about cloze tests on 11+ verbal reasoning exams. See cloze examples and download a free practice question pack for your child here.

11 plus challenging topics series: English

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11 plus challenging topics: English

In this free webinar series, discover which areas of 11 plus English that students struggle with the most, and learn techniques to help your child prepare.

Free halloween worksheets for kids

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Free Halloween worksheets for kids

October is a spook-tacular time for learning with these Halloween-themed activities for Key Stage 2 English and maths. Designed for children aged 7–12.

11 plus vocabulary: 500 essential words for your child to learn

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500 essential words for your child's 11 plus vocabulary

Download a list of the 500 most important words your child should know for the 11 plus and find out how you can help expand their vocabulary for exam success.

Key Stage 2 English: Synonyms. Resources and activities for your child

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Key Stage 2 English: synonyms

Free resources for your child to build their knowledge of synonyms! Download a handy helpsheet, try some questions, and watch the video with Ato the monster.

Free 11 plus worksheets for English, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning

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Free 11 plus worksheets

We're sharing as many free downloads and resources as possible to help make 11 plus exam revision a breeze, so you and your child feel fully prepared.

Key Stage 3 explained

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Key Stage 3 explained

Is your child starting Year 7 this autumn? Find out what subjects they'll be studying and get free resources to help them prepare for English, maths and science.

How to get ahead for Year 7

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How to get ahead for Year 7

Learn the top academic skills your child will need for Year 7 and how to give them a head start as they transition to secondary school!

Reading comprehension exam skills

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How to develop your child's reading comprehension exam skills

Build your child's practical skills to ace their reading comprehension exam! Free 11 plus comprehension worksheets, vocabulary checklist, example questions, and exam techniques for your child.

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How to help reluctant readers: a parent's guide

Do you find that your child is reluctant to read? Introduce your child to the wonderful world of books with our guide on how to help reluctant readers.

Creative writing guide for parents

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Creative writing in the 11 plus: parents’ guide

Download your free 11 plus creative writing pdf, learn which schools have a creative writing entrance exam, and get techniques to help your child prepare.

Creative writing guide for kids

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11 plus creative writing guide for kids

Discover the planning framework to help you ace creative writing exams. Learn to write brilliant beginnings, captivating characters and excellent endings. Plus, the features of fiction that examiners will be looking out for.

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5 ways to introduce Shakespeare in your classroom

Introduce Wiliam Shakespeare to your primary school classroom with these top tips for KS2 and take part in Atom Learning's true or false Shakespeare quiz.

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6 everyday phrases invented by Shakespeare

Discover six everyday phrases invented by Shakespeare and watch Atom Learning's lesson 'Stress-Free Shakespeare' with your child.

How to prepare for Year 6 SATs English

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What to expect from the Year 6 SATs English exam

Your guide to the 2023 Key Stage 2 SATs English exam, including the test content, question formats, how it's marked, and how to help your child prepare.

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