“Okay, everyone… It’s time to pick up our pencils and….”
“CAN I GO TO THE TOILET, MISS!”Read more
“What did the ghost teacher say to her class?”
“Look at the whiteboard, and I’ll go through it again…”Read more
“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookcase on the wall.”
– Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
No matter what the academic subject, strong foundations in literacy are the building blocks. An early grasp of reading and writing in childhood can often make the difference between success and struggle, throughout primary education and beyond.Read more
The school gates are open, the coffee mugs are filled, and children are scuttling through the door wearing baggy jumpers with plenty of ‘growing room’.
The first day of term is here.Read more
The early years foundation stage (EYFS) is a pivotal time in the development of a child’s literacy.Read more
The simple answer is yes!
You can use Mighty Writer alongside any other resources or strategies you already use. It is also designed to be used as a standalone resource.Read more
A better question is why does Mighty Writer work with Talk for Writing when – on the surface at least – they appear to be fundamentally different approaches to literacy.Read more
There are so many fantastic resources available to use with children to enable them to make progress in their literacy skills.
You can mix and match them depending on your focus and the children you are working with.Read more
The process of learning to write involves a wide range of skills.
Children need to acquire them and apply them. They need to become adept at combining them effectively.
It is our job to make this journey a simple one!Read more
I love it when a plan comes together!
The times when I literally couldn’t wait to teach what I’d planned.
I knew the children would be inspired. I could see the outcome in my mind’s eye and I was confident in how my class would achieve it.Read more
Where there is creativity there is always mess!
I like to try and keep most things organised and with that sometimes come the assumption that I can be bossy!
But children are curious and creative. Their play and exploration is always purposeful but it can be messy!Read more