Hello! Today, I'm sharing July's version of the writing calendar. I know that this has been a popular resource and I've been asked to make a July one, so here it is! It's been wonderful hearing about how people are using this resource for children of all ages - it doesn't have to be a … Continue reading FREE DAY: Writing for pleasure July resource
Hello! Last month, I started to post some calendar/a prompt a day type resources and people seemed to like them, so I thought I'd create some for June! This is a writing one which could be used for children of all ages - it could be used as a writing or oracy based thing! However … Continue reading FREE DAY WRITING: A word a day for June!
Hello! Yesterday, I posted some 'calendar maths' resources and while I was in the groove, I got on with a writing one which is similar, but I think this one is one you could use across the age ranges! I've tried to keep all of the prompts as varied and fun as possible - for … Continue reading FREE-DAY: Writing!
As you saw the other day, I was very very lucky to be able to share the exclusive cover of Aisha Bushby's new book A Pocketful of Stars (if you missed the announcement, check it out here!) It got me thinking about using blurbs in the classroom and how much we really learn about a … Continue reading Using blurbs in the classroom
Last week (Wonderful writing?) I talked about using Once Upon A Picture to inspire my Year 4s to write detailed setting descriptions and I was SO proud of them. This week I decided to try and add more depth to their descriptions by getting them to think about using their settings to deepen their descriptions, … Continue reading Use your senses?!
I've been working on expanded noun phrases with my Year 4s recently and the CT noticed that one of the dips they have in their independent writing is their setting descriptions lack detail. I decided we would use some visual stimulus from Once Upon A Picture to add some sparkle to their writing. We talked … Continue reading Wonderful writing?
I am going to start a 'BOOK INSPIRED LESSONS' blog post series. It will only be as and when for the minute, then once there's a few ideas in the blog I might make it a real thing! For a long time I've wanted to learn how to sign, properly. But it's just not something … Continue reading Book inspired lessons
So for my recent SCITT interview and observation I wanted to show off my skills, to show them that I had a skill set already. I've worked for 7 years honing these skills so why should I not "show" them off? Since I was using The Tunnel by Anthony Browne (which is an incredible story, … Continue reading Curriculum maps
Last year we started to introduce Talk4Writing into the classes... and I have to say on the whole I love it! Initially it was brought in as part of one of our deputy's leadership projects to help improve boys attainment, but it helps everyone! I'm going to be very specific in this blog post about … Continue reading Talk4Writing
Teaching speech marks can't always be the most interesting thing. But when you start to think outside of the box there are some absolutely amazing things you can come up with! Last year, whilst thinking of interesting ways in which we have conversations it dawned on me that the most prominent way I have conversations … Continue reading Free-day: Speech marks ideas!