Roald Dahl Day!

Roald Dahl Day!

September 13th is fast approaching and that can only mean 1 thing! Roald Dahl Day!! This year is extra special as schools will also be celebrating 30 years of the BFG… Anyone that knows me, knows what a HUGE Dahl fan I am so I am thrilled to be able […]
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Picture the story...

Picture the story…

The term visual literacy has been used in a variety of ways but I like to use the term simply to mean, ‘Reading a picture.’ What do we want children to do with a text when we ask them to read it? We want them to look at it, comprehend what is going on and then respond to it in a variety of ways. This can simply be for enjoyment, to influence their thinking and encourage questioning or to inspire some writing. This is what we want to happen when we show them a picture.
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Competition Winners!!

Competition Winners!!

Yesterday we reached a HUGE milestone through our Facebook community page… 10,000 likes! I still can’t quite believe it! So to celebrate we did a bit of a give-away… The prizes were… 10 12 month subscriptions to our games and activities website www.activities.tpet.co.uk and one ‘grand prize’ of a school […]
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Phonic Phones!?!

Phonic Phones!?!

Recently I’ve been seeing this same image pop up over and over again on the internet with the word ‘do it yourself – phonic phones’… being the magpie that I am, the bright colours caught my eye and I liked the sound of them, I just didn’t have a clue […]
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Story Writing is Magical!

Story Writing is Magical!

A little while ago I was asked if I could create a story writing display for KS1, using pictures. Somehow, from there, I started to imagine an interactive display, where children could access the ideas displayed and take them to their desks. Then came the tricky part… a theme! Themes […]
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