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Engage children with our educational resources covering a wide range of topics and areas of life.

All the resources below are available in Special Words Plus and Special Spelling Plus as word lists and Special Stories Plus as single word flashcards. You can download these through a Membership to Special iApps, which gives you access to both apps! We have new resources added every month.

Early Years Vocabulary

Alternative default 96 word list

Alternative Default 96 Word List

Stories - Fairy Tales

Stories - Creative Writing

Fairy tale characters - fairy godmother

Fairy Tale Characters

English - High Frequency

Reception High Frequency Words

Reception High Frequency Words

Years 1-2 High Frequency Words

Years 1-2 High Frequency Words

Years 3-4 High Frequency Words

Years 3-4 High Frequency Words

Years 5-6 High Frequency Words

Years 5-6 High Frequency Words

English - Letter Patterns

double letters

Double Letters

silent letters

Silent Letters

ing suffix words

'ing' suffix words

ed words

'ed' suffix words

ful words

'ful' suffix words

ly words

'ly' suffix words

er words

'er' suffix words

est words

'est' suffix words

English - Sounds and Vocabulary

Lowercase Alphabet

Lowercase Alphabet 

Uppercase Alphabet

Uppercase Alphabet

English - Vocabulary

100 High-Frequency Words

First 100 High-Frequency Words

200 Most Common Words

Next 200 Most Common Words

KS1 Common Exception Words

KS1 Common Exception Words

KS2 Common Exception Words

KS2 Common Exception Words

Numeracy - Money

American Dollar

American Dollar

Australian Dollar

Australian Dollar

British Pound

British Pound

Canadian Dollar

Canadian Dollar

Euro

Euro

New Zealand Dollar

New Zealand Dollar

Numeracy - Numbers

Roman Numerals (Digits) 1 to 20

Roman Numerals (Digits) 1 to 20

Roman Numerals (Digits) 1 to 20

Roman Numerals (Digits) 1 to 20

Roman Numerals (Words) 1 to 20

Roman Numerals (Words) 1 to 20

Roman Numerals (Words) 1 to 100

Roman Numerals (Words) 1 to 100

Time - Calendar

Days of the Week

Days of the Week

Months of the Year

Months of the Year

Telling the Time

Telling the Time

Time of the Day

Time of the Day

Time

Colours and Shapes

Science - Biology

Parts of a Plant

Parts of a Plant

Parts of a Cell (Arrows)

Parts of a Cell (Arrows)

Parts of a Cell (Highlighted)

Parts of a Cell (Highlighted)

Parts of a Plant Cell (Arrows)

Parts of a Plant Cell (Arrows)

Parts of a Plant Cell (Highlighted)

Parts of a Plant Cell (Highlighted)

Parts of an Animal Cell (Arrows)

Parts of an Animal Cell (Arrows)

Parts of an Animal Cell (Highlighted)

Parts of an Animal Cell (Highlighted)

Parts of the Body

 Parts of the Body

Parts of the Body, Hair Types

Parts of the Body, Hair Types

Parts of the Body, Internal

Parts of the Body, Internal

Parts of the Eye (Arrows)

Parts of the Eye (Arrows)

Parts of the Eye (Highlighted)

Parts of the Eye (Highlighted)

Teeth

Teeth

Science - Chemisty

Beaker

 Laboratory Equipment

Types of Metal - Objects

Types of Metal - Objects

Warning Symbols

Warning Symbols

Science - Physics

Changes of State

Changes of State

Energy

Energy

Forces and Motion

Forces and Motion

Magnetism

Magnetism

Materials

Materials

waxing crescent moon

Phases of the Moon

Uranus

Planets

Astronaut

The Solar System

Geography - Animals

Animal classes

Animal Classes

Birds

Birds

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Insects

Insects

Reptiles 

Reptiles

Geography - Natural World

Geographical Features

Geographical Features

Parts of a Tree

Parts of a Tree

Polar Regions

Polar Regions

Rainforest

Rainforest

Tree Identification

Tree Identification

Tree Identification (Leaf)

Tree Identification (Leaf)

Tree Identification (Tree)

Tree Identification (Tree)

Safari

Safari

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Geography - Seasons and Weather

Spring

Spring

Summer

Summer

Autumn

 Autumn

Winter

Winter

Weather

Weather

History - Civilisations

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

Greek Alphabet

Greek Alphabet

Egyptians

Egyptians

Roman Empire

Roman Empire

History - World History

Castles

Castles

Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens

History - British History

Henry VIII

Henry VIII

History - American

Wild West

Wild West

Native American

Native American

Around the Home

House

Around the Home 

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

clothing

Clothing

garden

Garden

fridge

Kitchen

Living Room

Living Room

toys

Toys

Food and Drink

Breakfast Food

Breakfast Food

Condiments

Condiments

Desserts

Desserts

Drink

Drink

Food

Food

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Fruit

Fruit

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Herbs and Spices

Vegetables

Vegetables

People and Emotions

Emotions

Emotions

Early Years

Our Early Years category contains a vocabulary set of over 500 images for children to work with. The 70+ resources available can all be personalised to children's learning needs and interests. If you used one of the native editions of Special Words, some of this artwork will be familiar to you. 

 

Animal Vocabulary

Cat

Animals

budgie

Birds

Garden wildlife

Garden Wildlife

Little Critters

Insects

Pets

Pets

polar bear

Polar Regions

crocodile

Reptiles

elephant

Safari

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Around the Home

bath

Bathroom

bed

Bedroom

Garden

Garden

Home

Home

Kitchen

Kitchen

television

Living Room

Toys

Toys

Celebrations

Colours and Shapes

red

Colours

Shapes

Shapes

English Short Stories

This is sam

 This is Sam

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man 

Food and Drink

Drink

Drink

Food

Food

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Fruit

Fruit​

Vegetables

 Vegetables

History

Castle

Castles

Pyramid

Egyptian 

Great Fire of London

Great Fire of London

caveman

Stone Age

Numbers and Money

3 ladybirds

 Counting Objects 1 to 20

one penny

British Money

one to ten

Counting from One to Ten (words only)

one to twenty

Counting from One to Twenty (words only)

one to hundred

Counting in Tens (words only)

Personal Care

Jumper

Clothing

Parts of the Body

Parts of the Body

People and Emotions

Emotions

Emotions

playing

Friendship

Wedding

 Life Events

People Who Help Us

People Who Help Us

Taking turns

Positive Behaviour

eye colour

What Makes Us Unique

Places and Events

Barn

Farm

Park

Park

Rainforest

Rainforest 

Sandcastle

Seaside

Woodland and Forest

Woodland and Forest

Monkey

Zoo

School

Nursery

Nursery

Classroom

 School

Science

Life cycle of a butterfly

Life cycle of a Butterfly

Life cycle of a flower

Life cycle of a Flower

Life cycle of a frog

Life cycle of a Frog

Solar System

Solar System

Seasons and Weather

Spring

Spring

Summer 

Summer

Autumn

Autumn

Winter

Winter

Weather

Weather

Sounds and Letters

aeroplane

Words Starting with A

crying

Listening Sounds

S' Sounds - singing

S' Sounds

Things That Go Together

Things That Go Together

Transport

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Coloured Cars

Taxi

Transport

To download these free resources, please follow these steps:

For Special Words Plus

  1. If you have disabled editing in the app, re-enable it via the Settings.
  2. Open the app, go to Word List. Tap the action button (top right) and select Import Word List > Download > Special iApps.
  3. You will then see a list of different catagories: first select the collection, and then the add-on.
  4. When download has completed, choose Add new profileNOT any of the Replace options.

For Special Stories Plus

  1. If you have disabled editing in the app, re-enable it via the Settings.
  2. Open the app, tap the action button (top left) and select Import Story > Download > Download from Special iApps.
  3. You will then see a list of different catagories: first select the collection, and then the add-on.
  4. When download has completed, choose which collection of stories you'd like to add it to, then choose Add new storyNOT any of the Replace options.

Note: Add-ons are currently available with text and audio in British and American English, Spanish and Italian. However you can easily personalise the resources to use in any other language.

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