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Key Stage 2 English

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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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: 7 to 8 | Author: Carol Matchett

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: Carol Matchett

SATs Revision Guides

The SATs Revision Guides are designed to boost children’s knowledge of key topics and skills as they approach the SATs. Clear explanations, worked examples and colourful illustrations ensure that information is presented in a way that is easy for children to understand and remember.

Age group: 6 to 11 | Author: Hilary Koll, Steve Mills, 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: 7 to 8 | 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

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

Complete Comprehension

Complete Comprehension is the essential companion for teaching reading comprehension in your school. Written by a team of expert authors, it provides you with everything you need to develop the individual comprehension skills identified in the National Curriculum, alongside the broader vocabulary and background knowledge required for effective reading comprehension.

Age group: 5 to 11 | Author: Jo Gray, Laura Lodge, Jane Sowerby

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

SATs Practice Papers

The SATs Practice Papers provide up-to-date practice material for pupils preparing to sit the maths and English national tests in 2020 and beyond. Closely matched to the National Curriculum test frameworks, the papers mirror both the appearance and content of the real tests and offer realistic practice of test-style questions. 

Age group: 6 to 11 | Author: Hilary Koll, Steve Mills, Carol Matchett, Sarah-Anne Fernandes and Giles Clare

KS2 Comprehension

Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a collection of stimulating texts, together with questions that both build reading 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

My Spelling Book

My Spelling Book allows children to record and practise spellings using the strategy, ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’. Perfect for weekly spelling practice, the book contains space for 40 sets of 15 spellings. 

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Schofield & Sims

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

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

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