Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Talk for Writing resources

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Pie Corbett’s Fiction: Kidnapped:

Literacy Resource For Milepost 2 or 3

Pie Corbett’s Fiction: Kidnapped – Literacy Resource For KS2

Educating Yorkshire: A must see for Senior Teachers

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Educating Yorkshire
Mushy finds his voice

This reminds us how vital it is to help every student find their own voice without which we are nothing. 

Newspaper template

Newspaper generator

Newspaper generator. Very cool -- type in your story, and the website makes it look like a newspaper article.:

The Newspaper Clipping Generator

Brighton and Hove City Council's Learning Platform Hub

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This is an excellent portal, full of resources to support teachers. It is also really easy to navigate. 

School Portal



Online Quizzes and Polls

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10 useful web tools for creating online quizzes and polls

Homework and Online Learning Environments

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Text parents about homework to boost exam results – study

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This article explains the value of parental engagement and suggests good ideas for how to keep in touch through online learning environments like Google Classroom and Class Dojo.

Beyond Levels

Assessment without Levels

Dame Alison Peacock, a National Leader of Education and Headteacher of The Wroxham Teaching School, looks at how losing the old national curriculum levels offers an opportunity to develop outstanding assessment practice.

Alison Peacock

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Paralympic Games

Get ready for the intense excitement of 23 Paralympic sports, including canoe and triathlon for the first time, over 11 days of competition.

For more information about the Paralympic movement, please look at the following websites:

IPC – Official website of the International Paralympic Committee

Paralympic Perspectives – Article about Ann Cody, a former paralympic athlete.

A Chance to Dream – How the Paralympic games have helped countless war veterans achieve their dreams

Paralympic Sport TV – Website with televised paralympic events and videos

Basic Information – History, background, and basic information about the paralympic games.

Athlete Stories – Biographies and stories of some paralympic athletes.

Competition – How one sport has made the games more competitive for a special athlete.

Talk for Writing case study

Case Study: 

St Matthew’s C of E Primary School, Birmingham

The story of how Talk for Writing helped transform St Matthew’s C of E Primary School, Nechells, Birmingham from a disaster into a shining example, by Headteacher, Paulette Osborne, MBE.

The Learning Spy: Formative & summative assessment

20 psychological principles for teachers 
 Formative & summative assessment

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Secret Teacher

‘This year’s students have taken their exams in an educational pressure cooker.’

Secret Teacher: students need to know bad grades aren’t the end of the world

Read on...


Kahoot! is a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn.

Kahoot Tutorial

Join and start creating games:


Literacy Apps

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Literacy Apps is a handy guide for parents and is available from the National Literacy Trust. Get the most out of apps that help young children learn language and communication skills.

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Literacy Apps


Teacher's 'No Homework' letter to parents

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10 Picture Books for Older Children (8-11)

Here is a selection of picture books that will stimulate and challenge older readers. For readers with print disabilities or low confidence, these books open a doorway to complex themes without the burden of lots of text, and there's some stunning and innovative artwork to discuss here too.


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David Crystal and his son Ben talking about how Shakespeare would have sounded.