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Adventures in writing

By |2013-01-22T09:27:57+00:00January 22nd, 2013|KS2 writing lessons, Writing, Writing advice|

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-VBV5DWHdQ&w=560&h=315] Last week, I led a trip to Arvon's Lumb Bank centre for 14 10-year-olds. A week away from games consoles, mobiles and TV - just us, a stack of good books, paper and pens (oh, and two fantastic authors - Gillian Cross and Steve Voake - who led the children on the first [...]

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 [...]

Great teaching ideas

By |2012-04-13T13:28:56+00:00April 13th, 2012|KS2 writing lessons|

Teaching ideas blogger Rob Smith has some English lesson ideas around the use of visual literacies as a stimulus for writing. Great teaching ideas blog Among the fantastic posts are lessons based on Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7kEXUN68HU] More based on Tan's The Arrival [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToRVZZeYLoQ] A great idea for using props and [...]