Author: D. Drake

Support lessons

Use the games and quizzes below to develop your literacy knowledge, understanding and skills.

Please note that Flash Player is required for some of these games and quizzes. If you have problems loading them, try this:


  1. Punctuation – Bitesize quiz
  2. Conjunctions game
  3. Sentence Clubhouse – Build a house with the correct SPaG
  4. Grammar Blast 1 – Capitalisation and punctuation
  5. Grammar Blast 2 – Capitalisation and Punctuation
  6. Ending punctuation quiz
  7. Sentence unscramble – Level 4
  8. Sentence unscramble – Level 5
  9. Word endings – Online wordsearches
  10. Punctuation: Entry Quiz – Levels A, B and C  – Basic skills
  11. Punctuation: Level 1 Quiz – Levels A, B and C – Essential skills

Good luck!

Mr Drake

Comparing fractions

Play a game to see if you can compare fractions with different numerators and denominators

You will need 2 players

Print and cut out the fractions playing cards (click on the image to download the cards)

fractions game image

Play the game:

  • Place the cards face down on the table.
  • Player One turns over one card.
  • Player Two turns over a different card.
  • Use the fractions wall below, to see which fraction is bigger.
  • The player who turned over the card with the biggest fraction, wins both cards.
  • Repeat this process.
  • Once all the cards have gone, each player counts their cards
  • The player with the most cards is the winner


Fractions wall

Year 7 Slave trade project

Use the information below to help complete your project after our trip to the M Shed slavery exhibition:

Video clips:

Who benefited most from the slave trade? Watch the presentation here

Read more from the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool:



Hannah More:

hannah more

William Wilberforce


Additional resources for booklet: map, slave ship and viewpoints table

Year 8 English – Term 5: Holes

During lessons in Term 5, we will be studying the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.

The book focuses on Stanley Yelnats who, at the age of 14 is sent to a juvenile imprisonment and disciplinary facility at Camp Green Lake for a crime he claims he did not commit. Once at the ‘lake’, Stanley embarks on period in his life that he will never forget. From the scary warden and daily hole digging to the deadly lizards and uncomfortable truths, Stanley has quite an experience.

You can read more about it here.

A film was also made of the book and can be viewed here