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Engaging children effectively with language

4th May 2022

What an audience we have in the children we are fortunate enough to teach. An audience who are inquisitive, energetic, full of awe and wonder at the world around them – as well as instinctively wise and capable.

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How Do Children Learn?

23rd Mar 2022

As teachers, we have the opportunity to discover each child’s uniqueness; what they are passionate about, what they enjoy doing and how they interact with and explore the world around them.

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How Does Reading Aloud Help Children Develop Literacy Skills?

7th Feb 2022

Reading aloud to and with children has an enormously positive impact on every area of a child’s development. Why is reading aloud to children so beneficial? Let's find out...

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5 Reasons Why Primary Teachers Should Engage in Virtual Training

9th Nov 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has changed teaching as we know it, in ways we could never have imagined. This also includes some important discoveries.

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7 Techniques for Generating Story Writing Ideas in KS2

16th Feb 2020

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. 

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Activities for Teaching Writing Genres in KS1 & 2

2nd Feb 2020

Understanding genre will help primary pupils to make the most of their budding creativity. Here's some activities to help them on their way.

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5 Fantastic Free Write Ideas for Primary Classes

20th Jan 2020

‘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.

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5 Benefits of Writing a Book Review in KS2

5th Jan 2020

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.

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Creating Clever Character Descriptions in your Primary Class

29th Dec 2019

A good character description is all about feelings – and not just that of the character themselves, of course.

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Can Creative Writing Be Taught?

16th Dec 2019

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.

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Make Instruction Writing Fun in KS1

27th Nov 2019

Instruction writing teaches children to think carefully and literally. In contrast to other writing activities where we encourage their minds to wander.

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