Teaching creative writing may not always produce the outcomes you were hoping for. Here's some ideas to help inspire your primary class during story writing tasks.Read more
Understanding genre will help primary pupils to make the most of their budding creativity. Here's some activities to help them on their way.Read more
‘Free writing’ is a task whereby the class are expected to write continuously for a set amount of time, but without focusing on any particular skill. It’s the ideal opportunity for children to be creative, without constraint!
Here’s five ideas to help your class embrace free writing and use it to their advantage.Read more
Contrary to popular belief, writing a book review isn’t a test of knowledge – nor should they be used to ‘prove’ that a book has been read. If you’re not sure of the wider benefits that writing book reviews can bring, don’t worry – we’ve summarised our top five.Read more
A good character description is all about feelings – and not just that of the character themselves, of course.Read more
Once children have a grasp of literacy, they can make their first steps towards becoming the next Philip Pullman or Jacqueline Wilson – but as with all subjects, some children find this easier than others.Read more
Instruction writing teaches children to think carefully and literally. In contrast to other writing activities where we encourage their minds to wander.Read more
The hardest part of any task is getting started.
We all know the feeling.Read more
“The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – William Butler Yeats.Read more
From name-calling to physical altercations, bullying is far from a new phenomenon – but that doesn’t mean we should regard it as ‘part of growing up’.Read more
Literacy can be an excellent tool to help pupils release their burdens.Read more
On the 11th of October, the world will observe International Day of the Girl Child. Here are our five favourite girls in children’s literature.Read more