- A daily dose of poetry
- Fun Reading Ideas
- Picture books
- Developing a thematic approach
- Texts for supporting outside learning
- The National Strategies units of work
- Cross curricular writing in KS 2
- Interesting resources to support writing
- Winter and Christmas
- Brilliant films to support great literacy teaching
- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
- Cracking blogs and websites!
- Educational visits
- Books of the month
- The day the crayons quit – Daywalt & Jeffers
- The day the crayons came home – Daywalt & Jeffers
- There’s a lion in my cornflakes – Robinson & Field
- Sam’s Sandwich – Pelham
- Little Robin’s Christmas – Fearnley
- Battle Bunny – Scieszka, Barnett & Myers
- Rooftoppers – Rundell
- Circus of thieves – Sutcliffe & Tazziman
- Training and support
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- School Workshops
- Up and coming training courses
- SCHOOL CALENDAR
All posts by Dawn
Welcome to my newly revamped web site.
I created this website a few years ago, when I became a freelance English consultant, but then life side-swiped me and it felt easier to give little sound bites on Twitter (@justdawned). Now, things have changed again and we are all in the middle of very unsettling times. It felt right to try to rebuild my website as sometimes you just want, and need, to say more!Read more…
This is my friend’s little boy writing from his heart. I hope that his wish comes true!
My love affair with poetry has been an extremely long one! Throughout June I am going to start by sharing this wonderful free resource from Books from Scotland specially commissioned for children during lock down. Then I’m going to tweet four poems every day that could be used to help teachers explore themes such as happiness, loss, old age, love, and resilience (these daily anthologies will be shared in the poetry section). Children love poetry and if I can help teachers find some interesting ones that will make June, and this madness we are all going through, just a little more bearable.Read more…
I have so many poetry books, that I use, that it’s always difficult to pick one out and say that it’s my book of the month, but I’m trying to be more disciplined and share my love of this art form so I’m going to try to pick anthologies that we can use right now, whether it’s directly with our classes or on-line with our pupils in the ‘ether’! The poems in A kid in my class, written by Rachel Rooney (winner of the CLiPPA Award) and illustrated by Chris Riddell (former UK Children’s Laureate) offer a wonderful range of different forms and characters that will be loved by your pupils.Read more…
This wonderfully gripping, really well-crafted, text has been one of my favourite ‘lock-down’ books and helped me escape from the madness we’re all going through. Emily Featherhaugh is our eleven year old ‘hero’ who has inherited the ‘family gob’ and has to step-up to the plate when her mother, then her father both go missing.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you will go.