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The Purpose Of The EY Foundation Stage Curriculum

Critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to...
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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 beginning stages of writing

I remember my young sister getting into trouble for using her new set of felt tip pens on the...
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Please don't stop reading to your child!

When your child starts learning to read, most schools will send reading books home. Listening to...

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  • Why is English so difficult?

    Gillian Crimp Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Exeter) Picture In my day to day work as an English tutor, I find myself astonished at the wide range of variants in both pronunciation and spelling of our language. Using phonics to teach reading is useful, but how many times do I need to explain that although a word looks the same, it sounds different, or,...
  • Developing A Love Of Reading

    Key Stage 1 English Tutor (East London) Picture Good readers make fantastic writers - there’s a clear connection between the two. But how do we instil a love of reading that children will take through to adulthood? Reading records are used in most schools in a variety of ways. They are a way of children recording what they are doing and it...
  • The Purpose Of The EY Foundation Stage Curriculum Editor's Pick

    V Kondou Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Sunderland) Picture Critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to what extend it is appropriate in developing and educating the young child. In order to critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to assess to what extent...

 

  • Learning To Write Simple Sentences Editor's Pick

    Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture Is your child struggling to write in sentences? Do they use capital letters and full stops incorrectly? What your child needs is to grasp the concept of a simple sentence. Read the tips and activities below. Tips and Activities:Encourage your child to talk in sentences when responding to...
  • The Tutor’s role in SATs Editor's Pick

    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.'

    Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Brighton) 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,...