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Key Stage 1 (5 - 7 year olds)

Schofield & Sims resources are written by experienced teachers to support the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for key stages 1 and 2. Suitable for use at home or school, our books focus on the three core subjects taught in schools: English, maths and science.

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First Mental Arithmetic


First Mental Arithmetic provides carefully graded questions that develop children's essential mathematics skills. A downwards extension of the Schofield & Sims bestseller Mental Arithmetic, the books contain a Language of Maths glossary to develop number vocabulary and three check-ups assess understanding.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Ann Montague-Smith

First Mental Arithmetic Answers

First Mental Arithmetic provides carefully graded questions that develop children's essential mathematics skills. A downwards extension of the Schofield & Sims bestseller Mental Arithmetic, the books contain a Language of Maths glossary to develop number vocabulary and three check-ups assess understanding.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Ann Montague-Smith

Sound Phonics


Sound Phonics prepares children for full fluency in reading, writing and spelling through intensive phonics practice. A comprehensive phonics resource, fully compatible with Letters and Sounds, Sound Phonics reinforces early literacy skills through listening and speaking, and support a multi-sensory approach.

Age group: 4 to 7 / 4 to 7 | Author: Carol Matchett

My Reading Record Key Stage 1


Schofield & Sims reading records contain reading vocabulary checklists and structured fill-in pages for teachers and parents, helping schools to ensure effective home-school communication. Practical notes explain the importance of reading at home and outline the priorities for children's reading at the appropriate key stage.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Carolyn Richardson

Handwriting Practice

The Handwriting Practice books are fully compatible with any school handwriting scheme and work methodically through letters and joins. The simple format of the books enables children to work independently, and workbook-style exercises, such as copying items onto a menu, consolidate learning.

Age group: 5 to 7 / 7 to 11 | Author: Carol Matchett

My Homework Diary

My Homework Diary provides structured pages for noting each homework task, the due date, and a spelling rule for the week. The book includes diary pages for the whole school year, grids for timetables, class rules and individual targets, as well as tips on how to tackle homework.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author:

Spelling


Written for the National Curriculum 2014, Schofield & Sims Spelling is a structured programme for Years 1 to 6. Comprising six pupil books and two books for teachers, it is suitable for all pupils who have basic understanding of letter-sound relationships. This accessible series, ideal for whole-school use, gives pupils extensive practice in using their phonic knowledge to spell words and encourages them to become effective spellers.
 

Age group: 5 to 7 / 7 to 11 | Author: Carol Matchett

Times Tables Tests

The Times Tables Tests series helps to secure children's knowledge and application of essential multiplication and division facts and to develop their understanding of number vocabulary. Tests are similar in format to those in Mental Arithmetic and may be used in conjunction with this series or independently.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Steve Mills & Hilary Koll

Times Tables Tests Answers

The Times Tables Tests series helps to secure children's knowledge and application of essential multiplication and division facts and to develop their understanding of number vocabulary. Tests are similar in format to those in Mental Arithmetic and may be used in conjunction with this series or independently.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Steve Mills & Hilary Koll

Early Comprehension


Early Comprehension develops children's ability to make sense of pictures and text through activities such as story sequencing, reading for meaning and traditional comprehension work. Exercises are put in a 'real-world' context and texts include advertisements, book covers and speech bubbles.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Anne Forster and Paul Martin

Key Maths

Key Maths activity books reinforce children's understanding of important skills and concepts as required at Key Stage 1. The clear, attractively presented content enables children to solve 'real-life' mathematical problems independently, and covers algebra, measures, money, fractions and data handling.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Andrew Parker and Jane Stamford

First Numbers

The First Numbers books help children to learn basic number skills, including addition and subtraction, correct formation of numerals and using the subtraction, addition and equals signs. The exercises are carefully paced through repetition, allowing children to move easily from one stage to the next.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Anne Evans

Early Writing

Early Writing is a series of graded activity books designed to help children learn correct letter formation and develop a clear, flowing handwriting style. Exercises progress through the series, beginning with line drawings based on writing patterns, and eventually introducing joined-up handwriting, letter clusters and words.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Anne Forster and Paul Martin

KS1 Problem Solving

KS1 Problem Solving is a series of graded books which help children to sharpen their mathematical skills by applying their knowledge to a range of 'real-life' situations, such as shopping and telling the time. Exercises include addition and subtraction, shapes and their properties and concepts of time.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Anne Forster and Paul Martin

Learn Your Times Tables

The Learn Your Timestables and Division Facts series includes all the multiplication and division facts that children are expected to know in Key Stages 1 & 2. Each book contains hints for remembering the first 10 multiples in each table, consolidation using the 'look, cover, write' method and practice flashcards to cut out.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Steve Mills and Hilary Koll

Mental Maths

The Mental Maths series develops children's ability to understand number problems and to use their knowledge to resolve these problems confidently and logically. Clear, carefully structured exercises build children's mathematical knowledge and mental agility, focusing particularly on number, shape, measures and time.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Anne Forster and Paul Martin

Times Tables Practice

Times Tables Practice gives children extensive practice in the times tables relevant to their age group, providing enjoyable activities with attractive illustrations that will hold their attention throughout. Both books end with number problems and 'What I know' pages, which build children's confidence and reinforce learning.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Ann Montague-Smith

Times Tables


Times Tables helps children to practise essential multiplication facts using puzzles, join the dots exercises and quick fire 'Record Breaker' progress tests. Each book in the series contains hints for learning tables, activities, time challenges and a times tables summary. A pull-out answer booklet is also included.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author:

Basic Skills

Basic Skills provides well-structured language practice and reinforces key aspects of literacy such as vocabulary, dictionary skills, reading comprehension and punctuation. The workbook exercises feature everyday events and objects, as well as texts by authors including Roald Dahl and Jill Tomlinson.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Andrew Parker and Jane Stamford

Early Spelling

Early Spelling helps children to learn key spelling patterns through puzzles, labelling pictures and completing sentences. Designed to give children a firm grounding in the spelling of common words, this series covers vowel sounds, consonant blends and other single sounds made by more than one letter.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Anne Forster and Paul Martin

First Phonics

First Phonics is a series of Early Years activity books that progress from letter-sound recognition to blending sounds to form more complex words, helping children to learn the basic sounds and spelling patterns required for reading and writing in Key Stage 1.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Anne Evans

Number Vocabulary

Number Vocabulary is a series of activity books that reinforces key mathematical language such as the names of 2-D and 3-D shapes and position and direction words. Fun illustrations, featuring the character Scamp the Dog, help children understand the vocabulary necessary for developing early numeracy skills.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Sally Johnson

Sound Practice

Sound Practice is a series of graded activity books that help children to learn the sound and spelling patterns necessary for reading and writing. Easy to follow exercises begin with work on initial sounds, progressing to end sounds, medial sounds, initial blends and double vowel sounds.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Andrew Parker and Jane Stamford

Springboard

The Springboard activity books are designed to build the functional English skills required at school and work. Illustrations support the wide variety of activity types included, ranging from simple word reading and letter formation exercises to complex writing tasks requiring precision and attention to detail.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: John Hedley

Starting Science

Starting Science provides workbook-style exercises alongside simple investigative experiments and suggestions for further discussion. Working with an adult, children using this series will gain first-hand experience of scientific techniques such as observation, exploration, prediction and recording and evaluating evidence.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Andrew Parker and Jane Stamford

Number Book

Number Book is a series of graded activity books designed to help children learn basic calculation skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, eventually working with numbers up to 100.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Andrew Parker and Jane Stamford

Key Stage 1 Maths Revision Guide

These Revision Guides help children to revise for national tests by guiding them through what they have learned on a topic-by-topic basis, while the Practice Papers are similar in both appearance and content to the national tests and give children a valuable opportunity to prepare for them.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Steve Mills and Hilary Koll

Key Stage 1 English Revision Guide

These Revision Guides help children to revise for national tests by guiding them through what they have learned on a topic-by-topic basis, while the Practice Papers are similar in both appearance and content to the national tests and give children a valuable opportunity to prepare for them.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Carol Matchett

Key Stage 1 Science Revision Guide

These Revision Guides help children to revise for national tests by guiding them through what they have learned on a topic-by-topic basis, while the Practice Papers are similar in both appearance and content to the national tests and give children a valuable opportunity to prepare for them.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Penny Johnson

My Reading Record Key Stage 1


Schofield & Sims reading records contain reading vocabulary checklists and structured fill-in pages for teachers and parents, helping schools to ensure effective home-school communication. Practical notes explain the importance of reading at home and outline the priorities for children's reading at the appropriate key stage.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Carolyn Richardson

Picture Dictionary

The Picture Dictionary features over 500 headwords, with high-frequency words shown in bold type, and provides an alphabet strip on every double-page spread. Attractive illustrations indicate the meaning of each word, and separate lists of verbs, opposites, colours, days, months and numbers to 20 are also included.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author:

My Word Book

My Word Book includes over 800 words arranged alphabetically, and a further 300 arranged by word type or theme, alongside spaces for children to add their own words. Colourful illustrations provide attractive reminders of word meanings, and space is provided for the teacher to note the child's specific targets in writing.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Sally Johnson

First Dictionary & Thesaurus Activities

This workbook has been specially written for use with the First Illustrated Dictionary or First Dictionary and with the First Thesaurus. The activities encourage effective use of both dictionary and thesaurus, focusing on word meaning, spelling and synonyms.

Age group: 5 to 7 / 7 to 11 | Author: Carol Matchett

First Illustrated Dictionary

A progression from the Picture Dictionary, the First Illustrated Dictionary contains more than 2000 headwords, as well as short forms, irregular plurals and pronunciation. Lists of colours, months, days and numbers are also given, and the dictionary is supported by the First Dictionary and Thesaurus Activities.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author:

Famous People Posters

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Geography Posters

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History Posters

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Numeracy Posters

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Science Posters

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Literacy Posters

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French Posters

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German Posters

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Spanish Posters

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General Interest Posters

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