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Usborne Key Skills to support school learning

Usborne Key Skills to support school learning

Usborne Key Skills is a new series of wipe-clean books that support and consolidate the English and maths that children learn at school. The series is organised by age, and the activities in each book will build confidence in understanding the maths and written English studied by each age group.

Notes for grown-ups explain the concepts that are presented and practised in each activity. Colourful characters illustrate the laminated pages, which can be wiped clean so children can practise the activities again and again. There are different animals for each age group: woodland animals for 5-6, jungle animals for 6-7 and wildlife park animals for 7-8.

Look out for many more books in this range coming soon, including practice pads and Key Skills science books.


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This is a great book for introducing addition, it feels like it's pitched perfectly at my son and moves on gradually to increase his skills. Toppsta reader review of Wipe-clean Adding 5-6
Fantastic book, can be used again and again. Really helps with learning as there are no fears of making mistakes. Toppsta reader review of Wipe-clean Grammar and Punctuation 5-6

Supporting the National Curriculum

Usborne Key Skills books support the UK National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

They explain the concepts and rules of maths and English and also provide plenty of practice in calculation, reading and writing. In the back of the books there are answers (for maths books), a glossary (for grammar titles), a quiz (based on SATS tests) and a practice page.

Click on the 'Extras' tab on each book page to see the contents.

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Secret notes for parents

The back of each book has secret notes for grown ups with explanations about each activity and suggestions for further practice with your child.

Usborne Key Skills secret notes
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