Watch this video of a gnome reading a poem, written by our very own David Horner, all about a long lost town.Continue reading “Nobody Lives Here No More”
Have you ever heard of Hint Fiction? Read on to find out more about a brand new daily writing challenge.Continue reading “Daily Story Writing Challenge”
Have you ever sat down and made a list of different, whacky things you could do with a poem?
That is what we are going to encourage you to do with your children. Here’s how.Continue reading “Thirteen Amazing Things To Do With A Poem”
How well did your last school trip go?
Imagine taking all those nerve wracking calamities and turning them into a recipe!
Here is how you can do it.Continue reading “Here Is A Recipe For A School Trip”
Alliteration is simply the repetition of words beginning with the same letter/sound.
Its hold on our senses begins as soon as we are made aware of language in childhood, with rhymes such as ‘Sing a Song of Sixpences’ and ‘A ring, a ring o’ roses’. Plus a host of alliterating characters from ‘Little Boy Blue’ to ‘Wee Willie Winkle’.
How can you use the power of alliteration in your clasroom?Continue reading “How To Have Fun With Alliteration and Tongue Twisters”
The children will love this quick writing exercise all about collective nouns.Continue reading “Have Fun With Collective Nouns”
In this post, we are going to look at a poem by Shel Silverstein and give some ideas as to how it might be used.
This gives the children a chance to read some excellent poetry and then study it in detail and use what they discover to write poems of their own.Continue reading “If The World Was Crazy, What Might It Look Like?”
Armed with a dictionary, a thesaurus and, of course, an atlas you are going to take your children on an exciting journey round the world in exactly 26 letters!Continue reading “Round The World In 26 Letters”
Here is an intriguing game for you to play with your class. It’s all about words and sentences and is great fun!Continue reading “The Game With No Name”
Here is a bunch of fascinating facts about the alphabet for you to share with your class. How many did you or they already know? My favourite is the letter ‘B’ being a nuisance letter!Continue reading “26 Interesting Facts About Our Alphabet”
Rhyming teaches children how language works. It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words. In this post we will show you 10 ways you can explore rhyming with your children.Continue reading “10 Great Ideas for Using Rhyming With Younger Children”
What Is Semaphore?
This is a way of sending messages using flags.
These flags are usually square, each one divided diagonally, with each half in two contrasting colours, normally red and yellow.
The name comes from two Greek words: sema, meaning ‘sign’ and phero, meaning ‘to bear’ or ‘to carry’. So, put together, they mean a sign carrier.Continue reading “How To Write Messages In Semaphore”