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Testing times

Sadly, the fronted adverbial raised its ugly head again this week, and prompts me to blog again about teaching children to use language. Cathartically, I imagine the fronted adverbial as a long necked carnivorous dinosaur, head waving from the primordial swamps in search of food. 1,321 more words

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Our response to: How 'knowledge about language' for schools could be so much better, by Michael Rosen

Response to: How ‘knowledge about language’ for schools could be so much better, by Michael Rosen

Michael is right when he says the government and the DfE should have spoken to practitioners like us. 1,644 more words

Gove’s legacy: the destruction of creativity in primary schools

Yesterday my aunt shared a picture from Michael Rosen’s Facebook page of some typical KS2 homework (aimed at kids aged 10-11) on my timeline with the comment “Have you seen this?” 979 more words

Creative Writing

The YouTube Files - The Silly World Of Michael Rosen.

I have always been overawed by celebrities. Although there have been a lot people in showbusiness whose work I have greatly admired over the years, I have never really had any desire to meet any of them in person. 755 more words

Poetry Ideas For The Classroom​

Poetry Ideas

This is the second post (check here for the first one) where we get our very own  David Horner from Goodeyedeers to suggest a number of ways you might work with your class on some well-known poems. 491 more words


Week 1 Book of the Week!

Every Sunday, T will be choosing his favourite book from that week’s reading!

This week involved little deliberation. After a quick look back over what we had read, he declared, “bus one!” 22 more words