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Learning together in the early years

As soon as I found out I was expecting my son, I started to read to him. This might seem a...
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Listening to children reading - simple or not?

  One of the most regular activities that primary schools ask parents to do is to listen to...
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The Tutor’s role in SATs

SATs are a hot topic of political debate and media speculation at the moment. Everyone has an...
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Supporting your child's reading at home

Most primary schools ask children to bring home their reading books, and ask parents to help by...

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  • The Tutor’s role in SATs Editor's Pick

    Rebecca Dack Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Brighton) Picture SATs are a hot topic of political debate and media speculation at the moment. Everyone has an opinion about SATs and it seems we can’t escape them. The government believes the rigorous testing will raise standards, teachers know they are to measure the school’s progress and parents worry about...
  • Extract - Teacher's Pack for Unicorn's 'Baddies.'

    Emma Higham Key Stage 1 English Tutor (South East London) Picture SECTION ONE: THE COUNCIL OF BEDTIME STORIES INTRODUCTION Baddies: The Musical transports the audience into a world where fairytale characters move in and out of their stories. These pre-show activities provide pupils with the opportunity to draw on their existing knowledge about fairytales,...
  • Creative writing

    Lisa L Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture Staring at a blank page can often be quite daunting. There are many different writing strategies out there to support children's independent writing. Offering children different ways to access the writing curriculum is important. First of all, it is very important that children understand the...

 

  • Supporting your child's reading at home Editor's Pick

    Rebecca Snell Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Bristol) Picture Most primary schools ask children to bring home their reading books, and ask parents to help by supporting their child with reading at home. For some parents this can seem a daunting task. Does it really make any difference? The first thing to do is to understand how the school teaches reading....
  • Advice to Parents – Reading is key to success

    Val Law Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Birmingham) Picture Parent input and encouragement are vital to learning any language, beginning long before a child first walks in through the door of a nursery or school. School curricula provide structure and a learning journey; teachers and tutors can enrich and fill out that framework, but parents and...
  • Learning together in the early years Editor's Pick

    Liz Masino Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Dorchester) Picture As soon as I found out I was expecting my son, I started to read to him. This might seem a little extreme, but I was very determined to create a nurturing environment which was conducive to learning, so I began immediately! Learning to read begins before a child even speaks. It starts with...