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Developing a love of books and reading in the Early Years

A few weeks ago, I delivered a training day on developing early reading skills. It was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to share their ideas and there was such a love of reading at the heart of the day that … Continue reading

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Will it be the hattiest party ever?

I have fallen in love with this recently published picture book cleverly written by Simon Philip and humorously illustrated by Kate Hindley. It is a quirky text all about what happens when a young boy receives an invitation to a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday

It is Roald Dahl’s 100 birthday on 13th September 2016.  There are some wonderful resources and texts to help bring this celebration to life and help pupils enjoy the work of this amazingly, creative writer! If you want to learn … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Topic Ideas

Lots of the schools where I’m working at the moment are thoroughly enjoying doing Dinosaur based topic, so I thought that I would share some of the texts and resources that we have been using. Initially, the Year 1 pupils … Continue reading

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Prejudice, isolation and alienation

Picture books that explore the issues of prejudice, isolation and alienation When I am going into schools at the moment lots of heads and teachers are asking me about texts to use to explore complex issues such as the plight of … Continue reading

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The Day the Crayons Came Home

I have been really anticipating Daywalt and Jeffers sequel to ‘The Day the Crayons quit’, as I enjoyed using the original book so much and at last here it is! The premise is that a pile of postcards arrive for Duncan … Continue reading

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Hope you have had a good half term holiday!

Hi, I hope you have had  a great week off. It seems ages since I have done my blog. Sorry about that, but I was ill the week before half term and am just getting back to old self. It … Continue reading

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February is here!

Hi, well now February has arrived, and is it me, or does it seem decidedly colder? I’ll be wrapping up this week and hoping to avoid frosty mornings. I have had a really busy week and been teaching Key Stage 1 … Continue reading

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Where has January gone?

Hi, Hope you have had a good week. Time seems to be whistling past! I have been working with a couple of schools this week on developing their curriculum, so that it meets the requirements of the New Curriculum and … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year! I hope that you have had a wonderful break and really recharged your batteries!  I actually managed to completely switch off and eat, drink and be very merry over the Christmas holidays! I had some wonderful presents … Continue reading

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