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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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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Get Set Mathematics


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

Get Set Understanding the World


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

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

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

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:

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Numbers


The First Numbers books help children to learn basic number skills, including addition and subtraction, correct formation of numerals and using the subtraction, addition and equals signs. The exercises are carefully paced through repetition, allowing children to move easily from one stage to the next.

Age group: 4 to 6 | Author: Anne Evans

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

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

11+ English Rapid Tests


The Schofield & Sims English 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

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

Key Maths


Key Maths activity books reinforce children's understanding of important skills and concepts as required at Key Stage 1. The clear, attractively presented content enables children to solve real-life mathematical problems independently, and covers algebra, measures, money, fractions and data handling.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Andrew Parker and Jane Stamford

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

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

Nursery Numbers


Nursery Numbers reinforces mathematical language and early number skills, including matching, sequencing and counting. The books cover concepts including money, shapes and measures, and feature the appealing character of Scamp the dog (also in Nursery Sounds and Pre-Reading Skills).

Age group: 3 to 5 | Author: Sally Johnson

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

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

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

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 All About


Nursery All About is a series of activity books that uses familiar, cross-curricular themes to reinforce children's conceptual understanding of the world they live in. Each book is designed to develop children's awareness of their environment, helping to sharpen their powers of observation and encourage their enthusiasm for learning.

Age group: 3 to 5 | Author: Sally Johnson

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

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

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

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

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