Blue pencil blog banner 10th Jul 2024

Unlocking the Power of Audiobooks: Enhancing KS1 LiteracyĀ 

In today's digital age, audiobooks have become increasingly popular, and their value in promoting literacy skills cannot be underestimated. While traditional reading remains essential, incorporating audiobooks into the Key Stage One curriculum can offer numerous benefits to young learners. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of incorporating audiobooks into your literacy classes, and a few ideas on how to do so.

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orange pencil blog banner 8th Jul 2024

Fun and Engaging Literacy Homework Ideas for Key Stage OneĀ 

Explore fun and engaging literacy homework ideas for Key Stage One pupils! From creative storytelling to practical word hunts, these activities make learning exciting and boost writing skills. Encourage parental involvement and transform homework into an adventure!

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light blue read me banner 5th Jul 2024

5 Creative Literacy Display Ideas for your ClassroomĀ 

Literacy displays play a crucial role in creating an engaging and stimulating environment for young learners in Key Stage 1. Here are a few ideas for your literacy display you can use for your classroom! 

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Red pencil blog banner 3rd Jul 2024

Summer Adventures in Grammar: Exciting Activities for KS1 ChildrenĀ 

As the school year comes to an end and the sunny days of summer approach, it's the perfect time to engage children in fun and educational activities that will boost their literacy skills. In this blog, we will explore a range of exciting grammar activities with a summer twist.

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blue read me blog banner 1st Jul 2024

Fun in the Sun: Summer-Themed Literacy Activities for KS1 ChildrenĀ 

As the summer break approaches, it's important to recognise the value of continuous learning for children. Summer can be an opportunity to reinforce and further develop literacy skills, ensuring that children are prepared for the upcoming school year. In this blog, we'll discuss a few fun summer-themed literacy activities for your KS1 children!

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orange pencil blog banner 13th May 2024

Mastering Punctuation in Key Stage 1: A Guide for Teachers

“Punctuation is like the traffic light for reading; it tells the reader when to pause, when to stop, and how to proceed.” ā€“ Lynne Truss

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light blue read me banner 11th May 2024

Understanding the Difference: Key Stage 1 vs Key Stage 2 Literacy

Understanding the difference between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 literacy is crucial for educators. As pupils progress through their primary education, their literacy skills evolve and require different approaches and resources. In this guide, we will explore the key differences between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 literacy and highlight the importance of this understanding.

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Blue pencil blog banner 9th May 2024

Supporting Your Child's Writing Journey in Key Stage One: 10 Tips for Parents

Supporting your child's writing in Key Stage One is crucial for their educational development. By providing the right guidance and resources, you can help foster a love for writing and improve their literacy skills. Here are some tips on how you can support your child's writing journey.

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Light Blue Pencil blog banner 7th May 2024

Key Literacy Skills for Year One Pupils

Literacy skills are crucial for a child's overall development, and Year One is a critical stage for laying the foundation of these skills. By the end of Year One, children should have acquired a range of literacy skills that will serve as building blocks for their future learning. In this article, we will explore the key literacy skills that a child should have at the end of year one.

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blue read me blog banner 5th May 2024

Transforming Key Stage One Literacy Learning with Technology

As educators, we understand the importance of literacy learning in Key Stage One. It sets the foundation for a child's lifelong learning journey and plays a crucial role in their overall academic success. However, statistics show that literacy rates in primary schools are not always where we want them to be. This is where technology comes in, offering innovative solutions to enhance literacy learning and engage young learners.

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Orange read me blog banner 3rd May 2024

Supporting Reluctant Writers in Key Stage One

Reluctant writers in Key Stage 1 often face challenges when it comes to developing their writing skills. It can be difficult for them to find motivation and enthusiasm for writing, which can lead to low literacy results and a lack of progress. As teachers, it is important to understand these challenges and implement effective strategies to support and motivate these students.

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Red pencil blog banner 1st May 2024

Enhancing Learning in Key Stage One: Integrating Literacy Across the Curriculum

Literacy skills form the foundation for all other subjects and are essential for a child's overall academic success. Integrating literacy with other subjects in Key Stage One can enhance learning outcomes and provide pupils with a holistic understanding of language and communication.

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