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Orange read me blog banner 19th Mar 2024

The Power of Engagement: Transforming Key Stage One Literacy

Engagement is crucial in literacy learning, especially for Key Stage One pupils. It sets the foundation for future learning and plays a vital role in improving literacy outcomes. However, engaging children in writing can be challenging for teachers. That's where Mighty Writer comes in - a fun and interactive solution that transforms literacy learning into an enjoyable experience. 

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light blue read me banner 14th Mar 2024

Differentiating Teaching for Gifted Readers in Key Stage One: Strategies for Success

Discover effective strategies for catering to gifted readers in Key Stage One with Mighty Writer. Learn how to create a stimulating learning environment and provide advanced resources to nurture their talents.

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Red pencil blog banner 12th Mar 2024

Mastering Spelling: Teaching Spelling in Primary School

Discover effective tips and strategies for teaching spelling in primary school with Mighty Writer. Help your students develop this essential skill for their literacy journey.

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blue read me blog banner 7th Mar 2024

Creating a Balanced Literacy Program for Key Stage One: A Guide for Literacy Leads

Discover the importance of a balanced literacy program for Key Stage One and learn how to engage and motivate young learners with reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities.📚 Find more Here!

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red read me blog banner 5th Mar 2024

Promoting Cultural Diversity through Literacy in Primary Schools

In today's diverse and interconnected world, it is essential for children to develop an understanding and appreciation for different cultures and traditions. By incorporating diverse literature and stories into the curriculum, we can create a more inclusive and welcoming learning environment that celebrates and values the diversity of our pupils. 

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Blue pencil blog banner 3rd Mar 2024

Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Literacy Activities

As educators, it is our responsibility to equip our pupils with the ability to think critically and solve problems. One effective way to develop these skills is through engaging literacy activities...

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Orange read me blog banner 13th Feb 2024

Unlocking the Power of Guided Reading in Primary Schools

In primary schools, guided reading is a valuable strategy that helps enhance key stage one pupils’ reading skills. It involves small group teaching, allowing teachers to provide personalised support to each child. Guided reading is an essential component of a comprehensive literacy program and plays a crucial role in fostering a love for reading. 

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Red pencil blog banner 11th Feb 2024

Promoting Literacy in EYFS: Tips for Teachers & Parents

Promoting literacy in EYFS is crucial for children's overall development and future success. As Dr. Seuss once said, 'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' Literacy opens doors, expands horizons, and empowers children to communicate, imagine, and explore the world around them. 

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light blue read me banner 9th Feb 2024

Why is Literacy Important in Key Stage One?

Literacy plays a crucial role in the educational journey of children, and Key Stage One is a critical period for developing these essential skills. In this article, we will explore why literacy is important in Key Stage One and the benefits it brings to children's learning and overall development.

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blue read me blog banner 7th Feb 2024

10 Ways to Support Your Child's Early Literacy Development

Early literacy is crucial for a child's development, laying the foundation for future academic success. As Emilie Buchwald once said, 'Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.' Reading with your child from an early age not only enhances their language and cognitive skills but also fosters a love for books and learning. In the words of Walt Disney, 'There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.' 

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Blue pencil blog banner 5th Feb 2024

Unlocking the Magic of Literacy in EYFS: A Guide for Parents and Educators

Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is crucial for a child's development. Learning to read and write doesn't happen all at once! It involves a series of stages that lead to the ability to read and write successfully. The first years of a child's life are the most important for their cognitive development. It's during these early years that their brain develops most rapidly, and they acquire the majority of their linguistic and cognitive skills. 

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red read me blog banner 3rd Feb 2024

Key Stage One Literacy: What Should A Child Know?

Key Stage One is a critical period in a child's literacy development. It covers the years of schooling between the ages of 5 and 7 and sets the foundation for their reading, writing, spelling, and grammar skills. By the end of Key Stage One, children are expected to have acquired a range of literacy skills that will support their future learning and communication. 

In this blog post, we will explore the key areas of literacy that children should know by the end of Key Stage One. We will cover reading skills, writing skills, and spelling and grammar, highlighting the important milestones and expectations. 

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"The Year 1 teachers have started using the mats and, in just 2 weeks, we have already seen an improvement in the children's writing - especially the boys!"

Emma Foyle, Deputy Headteacher, Stourfield Infant School, Bournemouth

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