FREE Creative Homework Tasks for Year 5 and Year 6

Follow this link to get a FREE 84-page e-book, Creative Homework Tasks for 9-11 Year Olds. The activities are ideal for English or maths homework as they reinforce literacy and numeracy skills. The tasks link to other subject areas including science and technology, art and design and PSHE But more Read more…

FREE Creative Homework Tasks

Follow this link to get a FREE 84-page e-book, Creative Homework Tasks for 7-9 Year Olds. The activities are ideal for English or maths homework as they reinforce literacy and numeracy skills. The tasks link to other subject areas including science and technology, art and design and PSHE But more Read more…

Request a FREE copy of the Tips for Writing reference booklet!

How much support should you give your pupils for creative writing tasks? Supporting pupils with creative writing tasks is something of a balancing act. Too much support and it affects pupils’ creativity. Too little support and it affects pupils’ writing. To add to this, each pupil is likely to need Read more…

Why do we have creative writing?

The imaginative use of words within a story goes back to the earliest days of humanity.  And it still serves a purpose today. Humankind has always told stories.  Everything from cave pictures to monuments like Stonehenge, from tales told around the flickering fire to the greatest cathedrals tell us about Read more…

Proven ways of improving your children’s creative writing

The Boost Creative Writing series of books teaches the Programmes of Study for writing composition in the 2014 National Curriculum for England. The activities provide additional reinforcement of key skills for slower learners. We all know that SEN pupils and slower learners need extra support to help them to become Read more…

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 Request your free worksheets The Grammar and Punctuation Series Pack contains six photocopiable Read more…

The trouble with reading …

Reading incorporates two activities. But what is the most successful way of pulling these two elements together? Most of us working in primary schools will have witnessed children who have the ability to decode texts at an appropriate level for their age, but who find it hard to grasp and Read more…

Multi-Sensory English Literature

What is the most effective way of helping reluctant readers to study a set text? Over the past 100 years the multi-sensory learning approach pioneered by Maria Montessori has been shown to be a highly effective way of teaching – especially for students who do not respond strongly to single-sense Read more…

Get talking about bullying

Use this free resource to develop your childrens’ spoken language skills by highlighting a topic they will have been hearing about this week. ‘Some people suggest it is best to give in and do what the bully wants. But that won’t stop the bullying. You shouldn’t just put up with Read more…