writing

Teaching of spelling is something that I am always asked about. It seems to make teachers anxious and often schools don’t have a specific policy.Phonics provision lower down the school seems to be very rigorous, with activities and interactivity ‘built in’ –  but then often as they get older childrenContinue Reading

The iPad can be a brilliant motivational tool for children in the classroom. The ease-of-use, coupled with the speed that you can get results means that it can be the perfect tool for integrating into your literacy planning. And, as many schools don’t have 1:1 tablet computers it can alsoContinue Reading

Are you blogging in the classroom already? Blogs are incredibly easy to set up, and there are plenty around to give you inspiration. You could begin here. The question is, why bother?   There seems to be plenty of examples about pupils who would not write, or were reluctant writers,Continue Reading

The Year 6 Sats will include a grammar and punctuation test this year. Whilst the writing tests have always included marks for spelling and grammar this is the first time that a separate paper has been included. Writing, let’s not forget, is still teacher assessed with some LA moderation takingContinue Reading