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WANTED!

I created this lesson for a Year 2 class and it worked really well! Children saw a huge mess and lots of crime Scene tape. A suitcase was left at the scene with lots of items inside. Who could it be? What has happened? Why have they entered school? The children were full of curiosityContinue reading “WANTED!”

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Phonics & Writing with Twinkl Resources

I always start the day off with a morning activity with my class. For this half term most of the morning activities consisted of a focus on reading to help embed any sounds children struggle with. I have used twinkl’s phonics activity to help with this. When you download this from twinkl you will findContinue reading “Phonics & Writing with Twinkl Resources”

Early writing -AP Literacy part 2!

So I recently blogged about my passion and eagerness to get started with all the things I have learnt through the training with Alison Philipson. I feel like our ‘Theme’ subject in year one has had a great turn around. The children have formed simpler sentences and we have spent more time practising and creatingContinue reading “Early writing -AP Literacy part 2!”

Getting children reading …

Getting children to read has been a great debate for many years. There has been so many researchers that have tried and claimed to know how to help children learn to read. To me, a child’s love of reading and a child’s first educator -their parents have a significant influence on a child’s reading development.Continue reading “Getting children reading …”

Writing with Alison Philipson

Teaching early writing skills for children in Year 1 has always been a topic I continued to reflect upon. I didn’t feel 100% sure whether the writing opportunities we offered them really met the potential of all of the children’s needs. I really really wanted to make children much more independent with their writing. AsContinue reading “Writing with Alison Philipson”