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…

Can your pupils help us to solve some of our problems?

Urgent Appeal We have an abundance of problems, so many in fact that we have three entire books full of them and desperately need your primary school pupils to help us to solve them! Multiplication strategies They are problems of a mathematical nature which is why we are contacting you 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…

Free Speaking and Listening resources

Free: speaking and listening resources for Early Years And before we go any further may I stress that the resources we are offering are completely free of charge.  There is no trickery; no requirement to buy or anything like that. Our aim is simply to show you what is contained 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…

How did it all start?

Why knowing the origins of human communication helps us find better methods of teaching a foreign language. There is much debate as to the way in which human language developed as our species evolved.   But many would agree that an early part of the evolution would have been the calling Read more…