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Descriptive and creative writing task using images

Another brilliant resource to get students using their imagination through a visual prompt.

Myself and Georgina Hooper collated images and chopped them up into packs so students had a choice of which image to select. 83 more words


Vocab word match game

A great little activity to get students using dictionaries, think about word meanings and work together to problem solve.

There are 4 sets of words which need cutting up and mixing up (original word, synonyms, antonyms and homophones). 75 more words

Active Learning

Talk homework - the Borrowers

Last week it was all about goldfish, this week it’s the Borrowers.

Imagine your whole family shrinks down to a tiny size (like the family in the Borrowers).  27 more words

Speaking And Listening

Talk homework

Our first talk homework is to discuss what goldfish dream about….hmmm. Remember to ask the adults at home what they think and be ready to discuss your ideas on Monday.

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Our new topic - the weather

Our new topic is weather. We will be learning about why we have weather, different weather types and even writing and video recording our own weather forecasts using the green screens. 122 more words

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Guest post: learning from "mock" presentations

Welcome to September! And, for those of you reading in North America, happy Labour Day Monday. Just in time for the new school year’s first week of merry bustle, you’ll find below a post by Charlotte Bell, a soon to be new PhD who has embarked on a remarkable first project: this year, rather than sticking to the relative safety of the ivory tower, she will be teaching in an underprivileged grammar school in Birmingham, learning first hand about the strengths and weaknesses of the UK’s education system at a time when it is undergoing profound change. 2,865 more words

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Common Core Learning Modules

We have gotten a lot of requests for the learning modules, matched to the Common Core and the Instructional Shifts, that were developed last summer. You can access them, if you have an Edmodo account, … 78 more words

Common Core