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What to recommend to a budding author?

I have a few children in my class who want to be writers, they are writers. They have already started practicing their craft, bringing in their work in progress for me to listen to. How to help and support them? … Continue reading

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Fairy tales in Key Stage 2

Do we need to read and work with fairy tales in Key Stage 2? After my recent experience I say YES WE DO! I have just finished delivering a cross curricular topic based on fairy tales. A bit reluctantly at … Continue reading

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True life stories in narrative form

  Sad Book by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake ISBN-13: 978-0744598988 Written about a particularly difficult period in the author’s life. Few words but powerful in their conveyance of the emotions the author experienced a very difficult period in his … Continue reading

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War-A Point of View

Guernica a painting by Pablo Picasso, in response to the bombing of Guernica, Basque Country, by German and Italian warplanes. Some of our children have experienced war directly or indirectly through a family member or friend. Many children will experience … Continue reading

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