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Make KS1 Writing Fun With Our Top Tips

19th Jul 2019

“The most difficult thing about writing; is writing the first line.” - Amit Kalantri.

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The Three Most Challenging Aspects of Primary School Testing

10th Jul 2019

Despite its difficulties, teaching is a great job. However, there are some aspects to the role that simply aren’t designed to be fun – and testing is one of them.

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4 Top Tips For Using Writing Prompts In Primary Classes

27th Jun 2019

“Don’t you know who I am?” 

“Yes. I just don’t care.”

Nope, it’s not the first ten seconds of your lesson from hell – but one of many creative writing prompts that you may uncover with a little basic Googling.

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Teaching Children To Write Opening Sentences

19th Jun 2019

“The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world.” – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson.

The very first line in a book can almost tell a story in itself.

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Inspire Your KS2 Pupils With Our Narrative Writing Checklist

12th Jun 2019

Whether we read them ourselves or have them read to us, enjoying a story is one of life’s simple pleasures. However, when it comes to writing one, it can seem very complicated indeed.

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Exercises To Improve Sentence Structure

16th Apr 2019

As essential as the morning bell, registration and lunch break, we all need structure in order for life to make sense. 

… And our literacy studies are no different.

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Tips For Engaging Primary SEN Pupils With Literacy

12th Apr 2019

We love teaching, but few would deny that it’s a tough gig. With classes of up to 30 children to educate, spanning a variety of backgrounds and ability levels, we often need to be 30 different teachers at once. 

This includes being a teacher of SEN children, whether you chose to specialise or not. 

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Create Self-Sufficient Storytellers With These Independent Writing Tips

2nd Apr 2019

Do your pupils lack the confidence to write independently? Do they daydream and distract each other, instead of getting their heads down to devise their first masterpiece?

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Captivate Your KS1 Class With These Grammar Slammers!

28th Mar 2019

Even for the most passionate of teachers, grammar doesn’t make for the most thrilling of dinner party conversations. If your KS1 class is starting to snooze over syntax, simply throw these grammar slammers into the mix and turn dull lessons into dazzlers! 

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Fun Literacy Lessons For World Book Day

5th Mar 2019

On the first Thursday of every March, we ditch the school uniforms to dress up as our favourite literacy legends. That’s right – it’s time for another World Book Day!

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3 Ways For KS1 To Explore The Stories of Dr Seuss

27th Feb 2019

“I am what I am! That’s a great thing to be! If I say so myself, happy birthday to me!”

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3 Engaging Activities For Teaching Children To Write Complex Sentences

29th Jan 2019

Complex sentences… They’re easy when you know how.

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