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Dictionaries and word books

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. Focusing on the core subjects of maths, English and science, many of our books are suitable for whole-school use.

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The Complete Primary Dictionary


The Complete Primary Dictionary is a completely new dictionary aimed at pupils in Key Stage 2 and above, containing over 75 000 words, definitions and examples. As well as offering precise definitions written in clear and accessible language that children will easily understand, The Complete Primary Dictionary provides a wealth of additional information, displayed in more than 3000 information panel.

Age group: 9 to 11 | Author: Michael Janes

First Thesaurus


The First Thesaurus contains more than 2000 headwords and a further 10 000 synonyms, as well as a special children's introduction to the thesaurus. The thesaurus can be used alongside the First Dictionary, and both are supported by the First Dictionary & Thesaurus Activities.

Age group: 5 to 9 | Author:

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:

First Dictionary


The First Dictionary helps to widen children's vocabulary and develop their reading, writing and spelling skills as they transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2.

Age group: 5 to 9 | Author: Schofield & Sims

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 9 | 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 9 | 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