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Try This Spelling Game: Ghost

This is a nice game that you can play with your child, or they can play with siblings or...
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Beginning stories: how to create atmosphere

In this article, I’ll show you some simple but effective ways to create atmosphere in your...
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What Questions Did You Ask Today?

If you visit any classroom, there will be many different characters and personalities there. The...
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Learning new spellings, remembering old spellings

Advice for students and parents It isn't always easy learning how to spell new words. It isn't...

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  • What Questions Did You Ask Today? Editor's Pick

    Helen Cowlan Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Swindon) Picture If you visit any classroom, there will be many different characters and personalities there. The confident and the shy, the interested and the disengaged, the child who is always talking, and the child who is nearly always silent unless prompted. Do you ask your child "What did you learn at...
  • Parents, Don't Panic!

    Hayley Symes Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Bristol) Picture I have been tutoring for 4 years now and something i feel that really needs to be said is.. It is perfectly normal to have a tutor. It is now thought that 1 in 4 children will have a tutor at some point. Many parents have contacted me over the years stressing because their child is behind or...
  • Pie Corbett - Jumpstart Literacy

    Jim Asbery Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Wakefield) Picture Pie Corbett - Jumpstart! : Literacy - Games and Activities for Ages 7-14 This is an invaluable book for any parent or teacher. Every page is packed with great ideas for developing just the types of skills that young writers need. Pie is an internationally known authority on English and how it...

 

  • Improving Sentences

    David Cummings Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture Improving Sentences These sentences are really boring and need to be made more interesting! Rewrite each one neatly in your homework book. Think about all the ways we have been learning to improve our sentences in class: use adjectives (but not too many!) to describe the noun use powerful...
  • Helpful English puzzles

    Charlotte Watson Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Sutton) Picture Many exams or tests contain little challenges to show you can think 'outside the box'. We are so used to being drilled for comprehension questions or creative writing essays that we forget that our brain can work in other ways. If you do not exercise your brain with puzzles and challenges that...
  • It has to be relevant!

    Doja Sowunmi Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Enfield) Picture My first term as a teacher was an interesting one. Days went slowly, children sat reluctantly in my classroom watching the clock tick (although not being able to tell the time) hearing every word I was saying but not actually listening to a word. "Repeat what I just said Daniel!" Daniel shrugged...