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Speaking and Listening Standards

Listening is so important! And honestly it is a skill that must be taught. This great article pointed out the reasoning and what is meant by the Common Core listening and speaking standards. 64 more words

Shining The Light At School

Making Potions

In nursery we have been making lots of potions for our topic of Magical Me!

In the water tray we have made potions with different coloured waters, glitter and bubbles. 33 more words

Foundation Stage

Self-Inventory: The Key to Realizing Writing Goals

In the freshness of August, everything seemed possible.  A new school year.  Pencils were sharp. Apathy didn’t exist yet.

At that time, my students and I set goals.   431 more words

Creative Writing

Audio Poetics: Listening as a means to fuller understanding, by Luke Haisell

Joy Alexander in her article, ‘Listening- the Cinderella profile component of English’, asks the question: ‘Can there be vital experience of poetry without attentive hearing?” Alexander’s question not only struck me on first reading in our subject studies session, but has since pervaded my thinking about poetry in schools. 531 more words

Speaking And Listening

No Pens Day Wednesday

Tomorrow is ‘No Pens Day Wednesday’ which is an initiative run by The Communication Trust to promote speaking and listening in schools.

They offer more information and resources… 198 more words


Pop Off Piece

As we continue with our study of editorial writing and ranting, it’s time to play reporter.

Your task this week is to interview your parents/guardians/grandparents/uncles/aunts (make sure your interview subject is much older than you) and find out about some of the things that they would like to see changed. 47 more words

Speaking And Listening

Visit from PC Thomas.

We were delighted to see PC Thomas today. He had come to talk to us about rules and why we need them.

We worked in groups to sort pictures. 30 more words