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I have been trying out whole class reading for a while now and have delivered it to my Year 2 class since January 2018, and for a year or so before that in Year 3. We would never go back to carousel reading now...

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It’s early in the term and I’m sure you, like me, have some pupils who are writing with little, if any, spaces between their words. So - what do you do?? 

First - check the pupils know what a word is... this may sound strange but don’t ever assume! I was amazed that a Y...

I have a partner!  What an addition to the team - Mrs Tracey Parton, former English Consultant for Staffordshire and former Headteacher, is now working alongside me to produce a range of new courses for the next academic year. 

We decided to start by looking at two...

So many people ask me what reading evidence they can use for KS1 Moderation, but it can be really easy and nobody should have to start getting stressed about it.  I have put together a list of items I use myself in my own Year 2 classroom and have shared these on my re...

August 21, 2017

I've had a lot of teachers ask me during teacher training, about how to reach those Greater Depth standards in writing in Year 6, in particular, managing shifts in formality. A method is wanted. Texts to use, situations to develop those elusive shifts.  It has recently...

Judith Kerr - I have used and loved her books for years and was thrilled to see it back 'in fashion' at Christmas time. I remember reading these books to my girls when they were little and they loved them.  In school, I have used Mog books to focus on spellings! With Y...

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