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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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Key Stage 1 English Revision Guide and Practice Papers


Closely matched to the National Curriculum, the Schofield & Sims Revision Guides help children to revise what they have learnt at school, in preparation for the end of key stage tests. The accompanying Practice Papers reflect the appearance and content of the national tests, providing further opportunity for revision and test preparation.


 

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Carol Matchett

Key Stage 2 English Revision Guide and Practice Papers


Closely matched to the National Curriculum, the Schofield & Sims Revision Guides help children to revise what they have learnt at school, in preparation for the end of key stage tests. The accompanying Practice Papers reflect the appearance and content of the national tests, providing further opportunity for revision and test preparation.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Carol Matchett

Get Set Literacy


Schofield & Sims Get Set Early Years is a comprehensive and engaging early years scheme that aims to bridge the gap between play and formal learning, helping all children to become school-ready by the end of Reception.

Age group: 4 to 5 | Author: Sophie Le Marchand and Sarah Reddaway

Grammar and Punctuation


Comprising six pupil books and six accompanying teacher’s guides, one for each primary school year, Schofield & Sims Grammar and Punctuation is a comprehensive programme for teaching grammar and punctuation while also building on vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Through structured lessons, stimulating focus texts and engaging practice activities, children not only learn the correct terminology and usage of grammar and punctuation, but also build up the skills, knowledge and confidence to apply them successfully in their own writing

Age group: 5 to 11 | Author: Carol Matchett

Sound PhonicsView Series


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 | Author: Carol Matchett

SpellingView Series


Schofield & Sims Spelling is a structured programme designed 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 6 | Author: Carol Matchett

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

KS2 Comprehension


Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a collection of stimulating texts, together with questions that both build comprehension skills and widen vocabulary. Children are encouraged to pay close attention to literal meaning, make inferences and deductions, observe how writing is structured and identify literary devices.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Celia Warren

English Skills


English Skills provides graded questions that develop pupils' literacy skills at Key Stage 2. Each test is divided into three distinct sections, a 'Warm-up', 'Word work' and 'Sentence work', and key areas are constantly revisited, giving pupils the intensive practice that is essential if they are to become fully literate.

Age group: 6 to 11 | Author: Carol Matchett

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 11 | Author: Carol Matchett

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

First Comprehension


First Comprehension provides an early introduction to written comprehension, developing children’s enthusiasm for reading and their ability to interpret texts. A downwards extension of the award-winning Key Stage 2 Comprehension, First Comprehension is suitable for children who have not previously attempted formal written comprehension.

Age group: 6 to 8 | Author: Celia Warren

A Time to Speak


An illustrated poetry anthology with accompanying Teacher's Guide, structured around the verses beginning, 'There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven'. The 100 poems in the collection give pupils an unforgettable introduction to the richness and variety of poetry as a literary form.

Age group: 7 to 13 | Author: Edited by Celia Warren, Foreword by Wendy Cope

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

Understanding EnglishView Series


Understanding English is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practice of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, making the series ideal for use as preparation for the Key Stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Carol Matchett

Reading Comprehension


Reading Comprehension is a series of teacher's resource packs containing photocopiable units of work, designed to give pupils systematic practice in reading and understanding a variety of written passages, and in answering questions based on their reading.

Age group: 5 to 11 | Author: Kathryn Linaker and Richard Worsnop

Understanding Reasoning


Understanding Reasoning helps pupils to understand and answer the reasoning questions found in the 11+, 12+, 13+ and other school selection tests. The books provide explanations and examples of all 11+ question types, together with 'how to' instructions and workbook-style activities to consolidate learning.

Age group: 9 to 13 | Author: Siān Goodspeed and Rebecca Brant

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

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: 6 to 11 | Author: Christopher Burgess and John Hedley

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: 4 to 6 | Author: Anne Evans

Nursery Activity


The Nursery Activity series is designed to reinforce pre-reading and early numeracy skills through a range of engaging exercises based on colour, shape and number. Each book features the character Eddy the teddy, who also appears in the Nursery Writing series.

Age group: 3 to 5 | Author: Kathryn Linaker

Nursery Writing


Nursery Writing uses the appealing character of Eddy the teddy to help children learn letters, sounds and simple words. The books begin with mazes and joining the dots, and advance through the series to tracing and writing letters independently. The series can be followed with Early Writing.

Age group: 3 to 5 | Author: Kathryn Linaker

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:

Daisy Lane Pre-school


The Daisy Lane Home-School Readers are lively stories for adults and children to enjoy together. Written to support the Foundation Stage curriculum, every book includes stimulating ideas for reading activities which will guide and inspire you as you use the story to nurture children's early literacy skills.

Age group: 3 to 5 | Author: Carol Matchett

Daisy Lane Young Children


The Daisy Lane Home-School Readers are lively stories for adults and children to enjoy together. Written to support the Foundation Stage curriculum, every book includes stimulating ideas for reading activities which will guide and inspire you as you use the story to nurture children's early literacy skills.

Age group: 3 to 5 | Author: Carol Matchett

My Reading Record Key Stage 1


Schofield & Sims reading records help to ensure effective communication between schools and those reading with children at home. Practical notes explain the importance of reading at home and outline the priorities for children's reading at the appropriate key stage, while vocabulary lists and review pages encourage children and adults to take an active role in reading.

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 Reading Record Key Stage 2


Schofield & Sims reading records help to ensure effective communication between schools and those reading with children at home. Practical notes explain the importance of reading at home and outline the priorities for children's reading at the appropriate key stage, while vocabulary lists and review pages encourage children and adults to take an active role in reading.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Carolyn Richardson

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