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How to get started on a Christmas story

How to get started on a Christmas story

How to get started on a Christmas story It’s that magical time of year again. Christmas is nearly here and impossible things become possible. Christmas stories often bring magic into everyday life. Have you seen the classic, The Snowman? A boy does something...
New Feature: free PDFs for annual subscribers

New Feature: free PDFs for annual subscribers

New Feature: free PDFs for annual subscribers 26/11/22 update: China (including bonus packs), World Cup, and Christmas topic pack pdfs now live.  31/10/22 update: Space, Greek Mythology, Caribbean, Minibeasts, Pirates, and Fireworks topic packs pdfs now live.  We love...
Supporting reluctant writers

Supporting reluctant writers

Supporting reluctant writers Many children are reluctant writers, but that doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Often it’s a result of the context in which they have had to write. Since the Education system puts such a premium on writing this can create a lot of...
What is growth mindset and how does it work?

What is growth mindset and how does it work?

Growth mindset is rapidly growing in popularity in schools and other places of education. It is something I have looked at in depth and I believe has a huge part to play in helping children (and all of us) in learning. But I also think there is a danger of not getting...
How a measurement-driven system is silencing children

How a measurement-driven system is silencing children

This is the second part of a post looking at the effect a culture that measures and compares learning has on Literacy and the voice of the child. The first part focused on the problems Literacy faces in this system. This second part will look at what this culture...