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Free activity materials from the Grammar and Punctuation Series Pack

Take advantage of these free activity materials from the Grammar and Punctuation Series Pack

Year 1: Nouns are names

Year 2: Noisy verbs

Year 3: Preposition opposites

Year 4: The Problem of ‘me’ or ‘I’

Year 5: Hyphens

Year 6 Words that help your writing

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The Grammar and Punctuation Series Pack contains six photocopiable books (one for each year group) and teaches grammatical and punctuation concepts in a fun and memorable way which will challenge and stimulate the whole class.

The sheets are designed for the practice, reinforcement and consolidation of grammar and punctuation skills and they address the requirements laid out in the Programmes of Study in the September 2014 National Curriculum.

The books will provide you with the tools you need to teach grammar effectively, including an assessment checklist, and will complement other language and literacy schemes of work.

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From one oxymoron to another

It could be argued that any creative writing that your pupils are required to undertake as part of the curriculum is something of an oxymoron. You must encourage your pupils to think outside the box whilst providing evidence that they can use fronted adverbials, adjective-packed noun phrases, and other grammatical structures.

Moving from one oxymoron to another, the Brilliant Activities for Creative Writing Series Pack will help pupils to understand how to plan their writing whilst allowing their imagination to run freely by encouraging them to talk about their ideas, try out sentences orally, and listen to others’ comments about their work. What could be more of an oxymoron than encouraging children to talk in a writing lesson!?

With meaningful discussion and careful questioning from yourself, your pupils’ writing skills will flourish.

Click here for more information and to see sample pages

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A Systematic Way of Teaching French Phonics

We are delighted that Dr Robert Woore, Lecturer at the University of Oxford, has written the following review of Physical French Phonics. Sue Cave and Jean Haig, the authors of Physical French Phonics, have been developing their scheme for teaching French phonics for many years, so it is wonderful to have such an excellent public endorsement.

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Word of the day #34: hyphen

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘H’. The word is: hyphen.

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Education White Paper Released

Education Secretary, Michael Gove MP

Education Secretary, Michael Gove MP

Wednesday saw the much-anticipated release of the government White Paper on Education. The Importance of Teaching outlines government policy for the foreseeable future, and will have a massive impact on those working in the education sector, from schools to book publishers.

I’m just going to provide a brief run-down of the key aspects of the White Paper. A fuller response will be posted next week after we have had a chance to fully digest the implications of the reforms.

  • backing for blazer and tie uniforms
  • support for prefect and house systems
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Word of the Day #4: Discover

Word of the Day: Discover | Image of search engines Google, Yahoo, MSN and magnifying glass

Word of the Day: Discover

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘D’. The word is: discover. Continue reading

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Word of the Day #2: Broadcast

Broadcast

Broadcast

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘B’. The word is: broadcast. Continue reading

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