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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 workbooks contain a Language of Maths glossary to develop number vocabulary and three check-ups to 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

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Schofield & Sims Fractions, Decimals and Percentages is a comprehensive programme that supports a mastery approach to teaching and learning this tricky area of maths. Comprising six pupil books and six accompanying teacher’s guides, this structured series helps children to develop a deep, secure and adaptable understanding of fractions, building up to decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion.

Age group: 5 to 11 | Author: Steve Mills and Hilary Koll

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.

Age group: 5 to 11 | Author: Carol Matchett

SATs 10-Minute Tests

The 10-Minute Tests are short, timed tests designed to consolidate skills and build speed and confidence as children approach the SATs. Ideal for independent work sessions at home, the tests provide essential bite-sized practice of key national test topics.

Age group: 6 to 11 | Author: Steve Mills, Hilary Koll

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 supports a multi-sensory approach.

Age group: 4 to 7 | Author: Carol Matchett

WriteWell

Schofield & Sims WriteWell is a complete course designed to guide children from their first steps in mark-making towards the development of secure, fluent and comfortable joined handwriting that can be adapted for a range of purposes.

Age group: 3 to 11 | 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

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

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:

Telling the Time

Telling the time is a vital life skill. Schofield & Sims Telling the Time breaks this difficult topic down into a sequence of manageable ideas that young learners can approach at their own pace. Beginning with child-friendly explanations of times of day and units of time, the series moves on to introduce telling the time on an analogue clock, before progressing to cover a wide range of related topics, including different ways of measuring and representing time, time expressions and everyday time problems. 

Age group: 5 to 9 | Author: Christine Shaw

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

SpellingView Series

Schofield & Sims Spelling is a structured programme designed for Years 1 to 6. 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

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: 6 to 11 | Author: Hilary Koll and Steve Mills

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

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

Learn Your Timestables helps children to understand and memorise essential multiplication facts. Together, the books cover all the times tables required by the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2, including the x11 and x12 times tables.

Age group: 5 to 11 | Author: Hilary Koll and Steve Mills

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 designed to build children's confidence and reinforce learning.

Age group: 5 to 11 | Author: Ann Montague-Smith

Key Stage 1 Science Revision Guide

Closely matched to the National Curriculum, the Key Stage 1 Science Revision Guide helps children to revise what they have learnt at school, in preparation for the end of key stage tests. Clearly presented examples and colourful illustrations help bring revision to life, while targeted practice questions highlight any gaps in understanding.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Penny Johnson

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 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 1 Maths 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: Hilary Koll and Steve Mills

Key Stage 1 Science Revision Guide

Closely matched to the National Curriculum, the Key Stage 1 Science Revision Guide helps children to revise what they have learnt at school, in preparation for the end of key stage tests. Clearly presented examples and colourful illustrations help bring revision to life, while targeted practice questions highlight any gaps in understanding.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Penny Johnson

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

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:

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: