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Chris Riddell: New Children’s Laureate 2015-2017

We would like to say congratulations to Chris Riddell who was announced as the new Children’s Laureate for 2015-2017. Chris is an amazing illustrator and author who has collaborated with the likes of Neil Gaiman, Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake to … Continue reading

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Year 1 Cracking texts to support GROWTH topic!

This is the time of year that I am asked about finding really good texts related to the topic of GROWTH! Everyone knows about Jack and the Beanstalk and The Enormous Turnip, both of which are really effective stories, but I … Continue reading

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Getting ready for KS 1 Sats!

Hi, I have been asked for advice about finding good texts that can be used to support Year 2 pupils in preparation for their SATs, so here are a few that I use. Wonderful characters to help children’s descriptive skills: … Continue reading

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A few great books!

Here are three fantastic books that I would like to share with you – ‘Whiffy Wilson’ by Caryl Hart and Leonie Lord for Key Stage 1, ‘Big Bad Owl‘ by Steve Smallman and Richard Watson (a wonderful picture book that … Continue reading

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Using picture books in Upper Key Stage 2

I love using picture books to really challenge older children. There are some authors who just keep on producing thought provoking text that I think all children should experience before leaving primary school. Shaun Tan:  An Australian artist who illustrates … Continue reading

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Shakespeare week!

Hi, Congratulations William Shakespeare! Happy Birthday! All primary school children should experience Shakespeare and be confident about exploring his language and themes. He has endured 400 years and can still conjure up magic in his writing. He is able to … Continue reading

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Poetry is in the air!

Hi, In my last blog I started to wax lyrical about the power of poetry, so I thought I would carry on this week by sharing a few of my favourite poets and looking at a few classic poems that … Continue reading

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20th January

Hi, Well, another week into the term and it already feels like Christmas was months ago! I hope that your children are back into the swing of things and you are enjoying yourself. I have got a few ideas to … Continue reading

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Looking for Ideas for the New Curriculum 2014?

Our next information event for the new curriculum with Cornerstones Education is on Tuesday 4th March 2014 at the Book Centre. Please contact us to reserve your place. Telephone 0161 683 4400 Email books@madeleinelindley.com          

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We’ve survived until the last week of term. Hoorah!

Hi, I hope you still have the Christmassy spirit and haven’t collapsed under the mound of tinsel and nativity costumes! I have been doing lots of talking to teachers this week – evaluating their curriculum and trying to come up … Continue reading

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