An exciting venture for my Year 6 writers

By |2015-05-05T15:04:15+00:00October 8th, 2012|KS2 writing lessons, Writing|

I'm not quite sure what it was about the Arvon course I took in August that caused the step-change. I'm not sure whether it was the intensive nature of the week (I certainly got more words on paper than I have for a long time), the rural location (off grid from mobile and t'internet) the [...]

An audit of your current classroom writing practice

By |2012-10-08T11:29:08+00:00October 8th, 2012|Writing|

Below are a few questions you could ask yourself about integrating your writing practice at home with your teaching of writing in school: Are you a writer in the classroom as well as outside school? – do your children know you write? Do they know you enjoy writing and consider it important in your own [...]

Why teachers should be writers – what the research says

By |2012-10-08T11:27:13+00:00October 8th, 2012|Writing, Writing advice|

Developing as writers is important because: Writing is an activity in which we can develop alongside the children. Writing isn’t like other activities which get easier the more we do them; it always remains challenging, whether we are facing the challenges of learning to write a story in Year 2 or whether we are putting [...]