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Writing Worries Away: Literacy Lessons for Anxious Children

24th Sep 2019

Literacy can be an excellent tool to help pupils release their burdens.

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International Day of The Girl Child (11th October) - Five Awesome Girls In Children’s Literature

18th Sep 2019

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.

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Pack A Punch With These Primary Punctuation Games

21st Aug 2019

Getting to grips with punctuation often involves a lot of correction, which nobody – teacher or pupil – particularly relishes. However, help is at hand!

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The Five Best Short Stories For KS1 Retelling Activities

18th Aug 2019

Asking your primary class to retell a story has a host of benefits.

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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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