Strange isn’t it that once children have learned – and learned to use – the alphabet, it rarely gets looked at again. It just gets absorbed into the larger matters of literacy and isn’t seen as an item in its own right. That seems a shame, especially given […]
Ghoti and Chips Anyone? The playwright George Bernard Shaw had a bee in his bonnet about spelling, and vigorously promoted reform of, not only the spelling system, but the whole written alphabet. He wanted, not 26 letters, but 40, in a totally new set of symbols. It is […]
Who is the Roman who did something for us? I’ll tell you who that is later. For now – let’s look at spelling. There will be a connection, I promise. How often do we adults urge youngsters to look carefully at particular words in order to fix a […]
In this post we are going to be looking at an amazing poem by June Crebbin called, ‘Cows Moo, Cars Toot’. Our poet in residence, David Horner, has a host of ideas showing you how you might use the poem with your class.
Are you looking for fun and engaging activities to get your children writing their own poetry?
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Can you think of 13 things to do with a poem? Read on to find out more…
Think of all the things that go wrong on a school trip and turn them into a recipe!
Children love playing with alliteration. This post looks at the natural world around us for inspiration.
Anagrams can be fun to decipher. In this post we give you a set of Task Cards that use anagrams to help your children learn their spellings.
In this post we give you some ideas to try out with your children based on the poem, ‘The Land of Counterpane’ by Robet Louis Stevenson.
In this post we give you a set of Task Cards that your children can use to help them reinforce those essential punctuation skills.