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Key Stage 2 (7 - 11 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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Mental Arithmetic


Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated series of graded workbooks proven to raise children's attainment in maths. Based on ability, rather than age, each book practises the four basic number operations, challenging children to do more complex problems involving logical thinking and to apply knowledge introduced previously.

Age group: 6 to 11 | Author: T R Goddard, J W Adams and R P Beaumont

Mental Arithmetic Answers


Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated series of graded books proven to raise children's attainment in maths. Based on ability, rather than age, each book practises the four basic number operations, challenging children to do more complex problems involving logical thinking and to apply knowledge introduced previously.

Age group: 7 to 9 | Author: T R Goddard, J W Adams and R P Beaumont

11+ English Progress Papers


Aimed at children aged 9 to 12 years, the Schofield & Sims English Progress Papers provide rigorous and flexible practice for the 11+ and other school selection tests.

Age group: 9 to 12 | Author: Patrick Berry, Susan Hamlyn

11+ Maths Progress Papers


Aimed at children aged 9 to 12 years, the Schofield & Sims Maths Progress Papers provide rigorous and flexible practice for the 11+ and other school selection tests.

Age group: 9 to 12 | Author: Patrick Berry, Rebecca Brant

11+ Non-verbal Reasoning Progress Papers


Aimed at children aged 9 to 12 years, the Schofield & Sims Non-verbal Reasoning Progress Papers provide rigorous and flexible practice for the 11+ and other school selection tests.

Age group: 9 to 12 | Author: Rebecca Brant

11+ Verbal Reasoning Progress Papers


Aimed at children aged 9 to 12 years, the Schofield & Sims Verbal Reasoning Progress Papers provide rigorous and flexible practice for the 11+ and other school selection tests

Age group: 9 to 12 | Author: Patrick Berry

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

My School Diary


My School Diary helps to ensure strong home–school communication and encourages children to take ownership of their work. Diary pages include space for children to record their homework throughout the year, while a structured Reading log allows an
adult to keep track of the child’s reading at home, recording the pages read and making any appropriate notes for the teacher.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author:

Written CalculationView Series


Written Calculation provides simple instruction, worked examples and structured practice in the aspects of written calculation that pupils need to master by the end of Key Stage 2. The series comprises six Pupil Books, six Answer Books, a Teacher’s Guide and a Teacher’s Resource Book and uses methods recommended in the National Curriculum.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Hilary Koll and Steve Mills

11+ Non-verbal Reasoning Rapid Tests


The Schofield & Sims Non-verbal Reasoning Rapid Tests are short, timed tests designed to build speed and fluency in preparation for the 11+ and other school selection tests.
 


 

Age group: 6 to 12 | Author: Rebecca Brant

11+ Verbal Reasoning Rapid Tests


The Schofield & Sims Verbal Reasoning Rapid Tests are short, timed tests designed to build speed and fluency in preparation for the 11+ and other school selection tests.

Age group: 6 to 12 | Author: Siān Goodspeed

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:

KS2 Problem Solving


Key Stage 2 Problem Solving is a series of graded activity books helping children to sharpen their mathematical skills. It encourages them to apply their maths skills to a range of 'real-life' situations, such as shopping and keeping score in games.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Anne Forster, Paul Martin and Ann Montague-Smith

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

11+ Maths Rapid Tests


The Schofield & Sims Maths Rapid Tests are short, timed tests designed to build speed and fluency in preparation for the 11+ and other school selection tests. 

Age group: 6 to 12 | Author: Rebecca Brant

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding MathsView Series


Understanding Maths is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practice of key subject areas. Each book 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 tests.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Hilary Koll and Steve Mills

Understanding ScienceView Series


Understanding Science is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing comprehensive coverage of key subject areas. Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, together with structured practice.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Penny Johnson

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

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

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

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

Key Stage 2 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: 7 to 11 | Author: Hilary Koll and Steve Mills

Key Stage 2 Science 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: Penny 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 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:

Number Puzzles


The Schofield & Sims puzzle books have been specifically written for children to work through independently. Carefully graded and challenging, the books help children to develop the literacy and mathematics skills that they need in school, as well as the thinking skills that are valuable in every aspect of life.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Ann Montague-Smith

Word Puzzles


The Schofield & Sims puzzle books have been specifically written for children to work through independently. Carefully graded and challenging, the books help children to develop the literacy and mathematics skills that they need in school, as well as the thinking skills that are valuable in every aspect of life.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Celia Warren