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!
"Miss, can we do writing again?" NOW THERE'S A PHRASE I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HEAR. But hear me out... So I love teaching writing. I think, alongside reading, that writing is one of my favourite things to do. I will never be an author - I have huge amounts of respect for authors but … Continue reading “Miss, can we do writing again?”
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?
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
UKYACX is coming soon to Newcastle and I can not wait!! It is going to be amazing. I am lucky enough to be involved in the blog tour! Today is my turn to introduce the amazing Gabrielle Kent! We had a discussion and decided to fuse our worlds together - mine as teacher, hers as … Continue reading UKYACX blog with Gabrielle Kent!