Article, English Teaching, OAA (Outdoor & Adventurous Activities), Reading, Writing

Learning Beyond the Classroom with Literacy Inspired Outdoor Education

There is so much scope for imagination when children are given opportunities to learn beyond the four walls of their classroom and explore the wider world through outdoor learning. The Michael Morpurgo novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom, is an engaging story which can be linked to many fantastic cross-curricular units in Upper Key Stage Two. “Journeys”, “The… Continue reading Learning Beyond the Classroom with Literacy Inspired Outdoor Education

Article, English Teaching, Reading

ABC of Children’s Literature – Leeds Year of Reading

Leeds has declared September 2019 - September 2020 a Year of Reading! The aim is develop a love of reading across the city with the aim of raising achievement in both primary and secondary schools. Leeds hopes to engage children, families and whole communities with a wide variety of wonderful reading activities. #LeedsLovesReading Follow the… Continue reading ABC of Children’s Literature – Leeds Year of Reading

Article, Book Review, MG Fiction (8 - 12 year olds), Twins

Brightstorm and the Power of Boy/Girl Twins

Brightstorm written by Vashti Hardy and published by Scholastic is a part of the resurgence of high quality middle-grade (age 8-12) literature in the United Kingdom in recent years. Children, parents, teachers, all lovers of timeless stories are absolutely spoilt for choice when looking for their next great read. It is the story of twelve-year-old… Continue reading Brightstorm and the Power of Boy/Girl Twins