Using Cornell Notes for better note–taking

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Discover our collection of Cornell Notes templates in the Kami Library. Cornell Notes | Lined Cornell Notes | Purple Cornell Notes | Three Sections See these and more in the Kami Library. Have you ever looked over your students’ notes and wondered how they’ll ever make sense of them? Perhaps while you are teaching, you […]

Spellings for Years 5 and 6

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

To improve primary school students’ spelling, introduce strategies for learning new words. You can create a Key Stage 2 word list for students to practise at home for any in-class spelling tests. The words on the list should cover common spelling errors and important spelling rules. The English language has some difficult words that Key […]

Common Exception Words for Year 2 Students

Year 2 Common Exception Words

Common exception words are words in English that have unusual spelling. They don’t follow the usual phonetic rules or spelling rules. These words are often taught separately, for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students, from regular words because they can’t be sounded out phonetically. Here is a list of common exception words which […]

English Worksheets for Year 1

Year 1 English Worksheet

Where to start? When introducing reading and writing to primary school students it’s best to follow the national curriculum’s guidelines so that your students can: *There are 26 letters in the English alphabet which make 44 different sounds called phonemes. We believe the best way to improve a student’s reading comprehension is to make the […]

Nonverbal Reasoning

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Verbal reasoning vs nonverbal reasoning, what’s the difference? If you read the title of this blog and applied a bit of verbal reasoning, you may have deduced what nonverbal reasoning (NVR) is. If you guessed something along the lines of “nonverbal reasoning is the ability to understand and analyze visual information without relying on written […]

Recycling Lesson Plans for Kids

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In celebration of Earth Day 2023 on April 22, why not set up some good sustainable practices? Part of this can be creating a recycling lesson plan for young children. We’ve already put together some ideas for learning to love our environment in celebration of Earth Day. Hopefully, the lesson plan below will help inspire […]

Sustainability for Kids

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Small changes, even by the smallest people, can make a difference. It’s important that you’re teaching children sustainable practices and sustainable living from a young age. This will ensure future generations live in an eco-friendly way and are passionate about protecting the natural world. You never know, you could be teaching the next Greta Thunberg! […]

15 Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

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Earth Day (April 22) is the perfect time to do some fun activities with kids of all ages to celebrate planet Earth and learn about the importance of environmental protection. What is Earth Day? The first Earth Day was in 1970 and was created to annually commemorate the birth of the environmental movement. In 2023, […]

Funny Comic Strip Ideas

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So, you’ve read our blog on creativity in the classroom. You may have also figured out that your class has more than a few budding cartoonists and writers amongst its ranks. One of the best ways to encourage creativity among students (and adults) is to give them projects that match their interests. Comic books are […]

10 Comic Strip Templates

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Children love stories. Whether they’re telling them or experiencing them, there are real benefits to immersing our young people in a world of stories. Learning to tell a story is a fundamental part of English language arts (ELA) lessons and a child’s education. Kami is here to help you with writing templates to take the […]

6 Butterfly Templates

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Springtime is a really exciting season in nature and a great way to teach your students all about the natural world. We’ve been working hard to put together some fun butterfly craft ideas and this is what we’ve made for you to use in your classroom. 10 Fun Butterfly Facts How to use Here are […]

12 Custom Envelope Templates

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It’s an important life skill to learn how to write a letter. If you’re running a letter-writing tutorial for your students, we’ve created custom envelope designs (which you can find in the Kami Library) to help them make an awesome first impression. All our envelope templates are free and printable and can be customized in […]