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Literacy blog

Welcome to our Literacy blog.  Here you'll find posts about a range of English topics from ways to boost your spelling to authors sharing their inspiration for their stories.  Plus a load more besides...

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  • Author in the Classroom

    Published 17/11/20, by S Hancock

    Inspire brilliant writing and a real passion for books in your children, by bringing the authors they love into their classroom & homes!

    Especially recorded to be played in school but also can be enjoyed at home.

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  • Poetry

    Published 25/06/20, by S Hancock

    Recently we've been looking at quite a few poems reflecting on what we've all be experiencing in 2020.  This one struck a chord with the children who heard it and discussed it.  We wanted to share it here incase you've not come across it yet.  A bed time story of how it started, and why hindsight’s 2020.

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  • The Reading Realm

    Published 14/06/20, by S Hancock

    Journey into a world where stories come to life...

    Through their range of resources and articles explore a huge selection of engaging children's texts.

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  • Sir Linkalot on Youtube

    Published 03/05/20, by S Hancock

    Join Sir Linkalot and Susie Lexicographer for the best way to learn spelling and grammar!  Daily videos at 2.00 p.m. on the Sir Linkalot Youtube Channel.  Then go further and discover the future of spelling with the Sir Linkalot app, covering rules and patterns, etymology, homophones, punctuation and grammar.

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  • Online Children's Stories

    Published 08/04/20, by S Hancock

    Looking for free online children's stories then why not have a look at these two sites.  Magic Keys offers illustrated stories for children of all ages. They offer a selection of short online stories simply illustrated.  Or try Free Children's Stories, their site separates their limited offering into categories providing children's stories for kids of all ages for FREE.

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  • Sir Linkalot

    Published 02/04/20, by S Hancock

    Recently I've been thinking about ways to further support and improve children's skills in spelling.  At this year's BETT show in London back in January, I investigated an app called Sir Linkalot.  Its aim to help children learn to spell using quick, memorable animations and quizzes. Using perfect bitesize animations to work through bundles of specifically grouped words the app aims to offer a boost for school spelling tests and SATS revision. Now it's FREE for the next 12 weeks so why not consider getting the Award-winning App!  Further info on how below.

     

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  • Funbrain

    Published 29/03/20, by S Hancock

    FunBrain is an educational browser game website for children and adults. It was on this site that Diary of a Wimpy Kid was first published before being turned into a successful book series and movie franchise.

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  • Once upon a Picture

    Published 28/03/20, by S Hancock

    Once upon a Picture.  Image prompts to use in the classroom or home that can be used to teach reading skills, prompt creative writing and much more.

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  • Oliver Jeffers

    Published 28/03/20, by S Hancock

    Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance and sculpture.  He's also one of my favourite authors!

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  • Book Trust

    Published 28/03/20, by S Hancock

    Looking for something fun as a family? 

    Enjoy storytime with the Books Trust for free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters

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  • Storynory

    Published 28/03/20, by S Hancock

    FREE audio stories for kids, including fairytales, original stories, myths, poems, music, history and audiobooks all read beautifully by professional actors.

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