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Kindergarten Literacy

Full day Kindergarten has a transformative potential to ready our young students for lifelong learning. A play-based/inquiry learning environment will not do this alone.  Our Kindergarten students need to be immersed in play/inquiry, self-regulation/social emotional learning, and an environment rich in Literacy instruction. 113 more words

The spelling bee for adults: Literacy London’s fun fundraiser

If you want to help to raise London’s literacy rate, this non-profit is ready to spell out how.

It’s a spelling bee, but this time it’s not for kids. 264 more words


Quest-style story example

This half term, the homework project is based around planning and writing a quest-style story. Below is an example of the sort of story we would expect to see at the end of the 8-week process. 47 more words


Tweets Inspired by Donalyn Miller

By Mal Keenan

On Monday, I had the awesome opportunity to spend the day learning with Donalyn Miller at Judson University. She shared her knowledge of reading with 200 teachers and had so many great things to say. 108 more words


Once upon a story...

“Children need to be immersed in a listening and storytelling culture where their voices are valued and heard.” – Lucy Calkins

From the beginning of my teacher training, I have been in love with and identified with the works of Vivian Paley.   681 more words


In Reception Class this week (WB 20/10/14)

This week the children did lots of fun, seasonal learning about autumn and Halloween. On Monday we had a lovely nature walk in Rosemary Gardens where the children enjoyed noticing signs that autumn is well and truly here. 109 more words

Communication And Language