Category: Literacy

How to make a ‘Light Fury’ bookmark for kids – Easy

Are you looking for an art activity to promote reading? Well, this little activity is linked to “How to Train you Dragon 3” and is super easy to make!. It’s perfect for promoting reading, both inside the classroom and at home. Check out my easy to follow video on YouTube and make your own! Leave a comment below if you…

The Subjunctive Mood Made Easy

You may have come across the subjunctive mood in a grammar lesson and wondered what it means. In grammar when we talk about moods, we do not mean different moods like the ones below….   Mood refers to a verb form the writer uses to show their attitude towards the content of their words. So depending on what they want…

Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe is a gripping, historical fiction novel about World War II. It is written by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse (now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg).  It is published by Egmont and with recommended reading age 9+ Read the book review below: David and Tucky, two young boys evacuated from London during the Blitz,…

Dyslexia in different languages – Part 2

As seen in Part 1 of Dyslexia in different languages, dyslexia can be very different across languages because of their underlying structure. In this post we look at dyslexia in the following four languages: Polish, French, Italian and Japanese. Polish: It is interesting to note that the Polish language is ending based, which means that the meaning of a word…

Dyslexia in different languages

Genetically influenced peculiarities in the brain anatomy, present in a minority of people, get in the way of a certain kind of information processing. This could be a problem, if a particular writing system strongly relied on this information processing; those born without it, could have a hard time. This explains why dyslexia can be of very little consequence in…

Dora’s Animation: William Shakespeare Biography

Schools can limit creativity, however, when the rigidness of the school system is softened and children are allowed to create freely, they can truly take you by surprise. By giving pupils simple guidelines, then letting them go about things in their own way, individuals will be able to experiment with their creativity and show what they are capable of. Carnival theme this year…

Free resources to teach spelling words with a ‘ce’ pattern ‘soft c’ sound

Learn how to spell words with a ‘soft c’ sound and ‘ce’ spelling pattern, with this fun engaging lesson. I used the spelling words found on the Twinkl PlanIt unit, but came up with a different way to teach the spelling words for the week. For this lesson you will need the PowerPoint to guide you. DOWNLOAD an editable copy…

Grammar practice made easy

Are you revising for a grammar test? Is your child revising for a grammar test and you don’t know how to help? Are you a teacher and are unsure if a word is a particular word class? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this blog post is just for you!  When it comes to Grammar,…

Journalistic Writing

One of the writing genres covered in Year 6 is journalistic writing. Journalistic writing is a type of non-fiction writing where children create newspaper or magazine articles and report on real or imagined events. When teaching journalistic writing, a prompt will give your students reason to write as well as an audience. Here is an effective writing prompt for journalistic writing…

Happy Birthday, Oliver Moon – A book review

The Oliver Moon books, published by Usborne and written by Sue Mongredien are very popular amongst primary school children. They are easy to read, with fun stories children love. Read on for a book review, by Simran (age 10). It’s Oliver Moon’s birthday and Mrs. Moon invites Oliver’s not so good wizardly friends by accident. Bully Bogeywort sneaks around Oliver’s…