Orange read me blog banner 30th Jan 2024

Year One Literacy Expectations: What Should Your Child Know?

Year One is an important milestone in a child's literacy journey. During this crucial stage, children build on the phonics skills they have acquired in Reception and begin to read and write more independently. Let's explore the expectations for Year One literacy and what children should know by the end of this academic year. 

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Red pencil blog banner 28th Jan 2024

How to Create Phonics Flashcards for Your KS1 Children

Create engaging phonics and sight-word flashcards for your key stage one children with this step-by-step guide. Explore classroom benefits, discover engaging activities, and cater to diverse learners for an enriched teaching environment.

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light blue read me banner 26th Jan 2024

Creating a Literacy-Rich Environment: Fostering a Love for Reading and Writing

A literacy-rich environment is crucial for fostering a love for reading and writing in children. By providing access to a diverse range of age-appropriate books, writing materials, and engaging literacy-related activities, we can create an atmosphere that nurtures their literacy skills and encourages them to explore the world of words. In this blog, we will discuss how to create a literacy-rich environment both in the classroom and at home. 

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Blue pencil blog banner 24th Jan 2024

Transforming Literacy Learning: How Mighty Writer Can Help Children

Imagine a classroom where learning to write is no longer a chore, but a fun and engaging experience. A place where children are excited to pick up their pencils and unleash their creativity. This is the world of Mighty Writer, a revolutionary resource that is transforming the way children learn literacy. 

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Orange read me blog banner 22nd Jan 2024

The Power of Phonics: Boosting Literacy Skills in Key Stage One

In this blog post, we will explore the importance of phonics instruction in Key Stage One literacy. Phonics plays a crucial role in helping young learners develop their reading and writing skills. By incorporating phonics into daily lessons, teachers can create a solid foundation for literacy achievement. 

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blog-2 28th Dec 2023

10 Engaging Literacy Activities for Early Readers

Our top 10 activities to engage your class of early readers!

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blue read me blog banner 26th Dec 2023

Unlocking Creativity Through Storytelling

In this blog, we will explore the power of storytelling in unlocking creativity among Key Stage One pupils. We will discuss the importance of storytelling, its benefits, and provide you with practical techniques and activities to incorporate storytelling into your classroom. 

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orange pencil blog banner 24th Dec 2023

The Benefits of Using Tactile Resources in the Classroom

In this digital age, it's important not to overlook the power of hands-on learning experiences. Tactile resources provide students with a tangible way to engage with and retain information, making learning more interactive and enjoyable. 

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blue read me blog banner 22nd Dec 2023

The Importance of an Inclusive Writing Environment

Creating an inclusive writing environment is crucial for Key Stage One children as it helps foster a sense of belonging, promotes diversity, and encourages every child to reach their full potential. Inclusivity ensures that no child feels left out or marginalised, and it allows for a safe and supportive space where everyone's ideas and perspectives are valued. 

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red read me blog banner 18th Dec 2023

Top 10 Tips for Teaching Children to Write

Writing is an essential skill that children need to develop, as it helps them communicate effectively and express their thoughts and ideas. Teaching children to write can be a challenging task, but with the right approach and a little bit of creativity, it can also be a fun and rewarding experience. Here are our top 10 tips for teaching children to write.

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Light Blue Pencil blog banner 30th Oct 2023

4 Sentence Formation Exercises for Your Year One Class

Sentence formation exercises are a vital component of Year One literacy teaching. They help young learners develop essential language skills, including grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. These exercises foster creativity, critical thinking, and effective communication. In this blog, we'll explore some exercises you can use in your Year One classroom, highlighting their role in shaping confident communicators and learners for life. 

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Light Blue Pencil blog banner 27th Oct 2023

Instruction Writing Exercises for Key Stage One Classes

Instruction writing is an important skill for young learners to develop, as it helps them to communicate clearly and effectively.  

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