I'm a massive fan of teaching guided reading (in facct, besides Maths, it's actually my favourite thing to teach). Finding that book that just ignites the passion and love in a class is exceptional. I'm also incredibly lucky to work in a school where my opinion matters and they trust that what I'm teaching is … Continue reading Guided reading – it’s not all about questions!
Hello! How are you all? Today, I thought I would share some of the books my class are reading… cause they’re all reading some absolute corkers and I’m so impressed that they’re embracing the range of books that are available to them! Starting this academic year, I really wanted to get my kids excited about … Continue reading What we’re reading: September
Reading Recharged: an invaluable book filled with incredible ideas for reading! Reading Recharged includes a wide range of creative ideas, top tips and photocopiable activities for KS1 and KS2. The book is designed to spark a love of reading for pleasure alongside covering all seven reading skills from the National Curriculum (vocabulary, inference, summarising, predicting, commentating, … Continue reading Reading teachers? Look out for Reading Recharged
Ten Delicious Teachers: a hilarious story of peril (don’t walk through the woods guys!) Ten very foolish teachers have missed the last bus home. But LOOK - a shortcut through the forest! They'll be back in time for tea! Off they skip, unaware that in the woods a hungry horde of mischievous and hilariously goofy … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: Ross Montgomery and Sarah Warburton
Arctic Star: bravery, friendship, duty and the cold! Winter 1943. Teenagers Frank, Joseph and Stephen are Royal Navy recruits on their first mission at sea during the Second World War. Their ship is part of an Arctic Convoy sailing to Russia to deliver supplies to the Soviets. The convoys have to navigate treacherous waters, sailing … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Tom Palmer
Morning everyone! As part of World Book Day celebrations, I have created some "digital library" resources that a few people expressed an interest in having! A massive massive thank you to Miss S Says on Instagram for the inspiration and the template (which you can find here if you want to have a go at … Continue reading FREE RESOURCE: Digital library!
Good morning everyone! I'm back again with another free resource for you all - I hope it is useful! People on Twitter seemed very keen, so I figured I'd share! It's just a very simple "menu" of activities to do on World Book Day to celebrate books and reading - in a few different ways! … Continue reading FREE RESOURCE: World Book Day menu
The Invisible: the kind of book that floors you and will stay with you for a long time "The Invisible is the story of a young girl called Isabel and her family. They don't have much, but they have what they need to get by. Until one day, there isn't enough money to pay their rent … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Tom Percival
Vi Spy: an absolute winner from cover to cover! "Divorce is tough for any kid. But when - like Vi's parents - your mum is ex-secret service and your dad is a retired bad guy, 'till death do us part' takes on a whole new meaning. And with her parents' focus on each other, the … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Maz Evans
Morning everyone! I'm here with some picture books today. I am a massive massive fan of picture books and I have QUITE the collection! I haven't spoken about picture books for a little while, so I'm going to try and dedicate some more time on here to some incredible picture books I've received, read and … Continue reading Perfect picture books: mini reviews