How do you create drama with a sentence?

What is the most effective way of helping your pupils create varied, grammatically correct, sentences that convey moods? Her heart pounded! To write a gripping story you need variety – variety of tone, vocabulary, and sentence structure. She gulped in fear as she continued her never ending trail. As a Read more…

What is the biggest worry many parents have about their children during the holidays?

My answer to that question is not going to come from a scientific survey, I must admit, but from my own personal observation. This leads me to believe that many parents are worrying that during the time when schools are not operating their sons and daughters are not active enough.  Read more…

Sing your way through isolation with J’aime Chanter

All the songs from J’aime Chanter are now available to download for FREE from our website (see Sample audio files). We hope you enjoy singing your way through your isolation. https://www.brilliantpublications.co.uk/book/jaime-chanter-207 If you have a spare moment (unlikely we know) we’d love to see how you use the songs. Perhaps Read more…

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…

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…

Speaking and Listening Activities for the Early Years

When children learn to express themselves clearly and to listen to others, they benefit from improved social skills and greater self-confidence. Not only do children’s speaking and listening skills differ tremendously when they start preschool, but children also develop these skills at differing rates.  Fortunately, preschool provides an opportunity to 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…