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
I have always been intrigued and amazed at the way children can learn from one other.
I can recall teaching a Polish child in my Year 3 class. He had very little English but all the children in the class communicated well with him and they understood each other.
One day we were doing a writing activity that involved lots of discussion. What I observed will always stay with me and was a lesson to me in how capable and insightful children are.Read more
What does effective teaching of writing look like?
Every teacher is different and brings their own personality and unique style to the role of teaching children.
This is important. It makes learning a vibrant and interesting journey for children.Read more
When it comes to teaching it is important to inspire all children, always.
Mighty Writer engages all types of learners in the way it is designed and used. It allows children to become confident and accomplished writers, supporting, challenging and motivating them along the way. It does this in 5 key ways.Read more
Children are active learners.
They need to be able to ‘have a go’ – to explore and practise so the things they learn are meaningful and have lasting significance.
They need opportunities to consolidate their learning, to be shown new things in interesting and appealing ways – so they’re actively engaged in the way they learn.Read more