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  • May 2020

    Daily lockdown blog with creative ideas for maths and English home-schooling from Jamie Thomas, Kathryn Pennington explains two simple ways of making up stories with children, a lockdown story and activities from Italy, two language games from Pie Corbett , SF Said explains his writing process for Varjak Paw and a free video and teaching notes for the picture book Tell Me a Dragon. Read the full newsletter.

  • April 2020

    Daily radio broadcasts on RadioBlogging, Pie answers your FAQs on YouTube, free Reading Spine Teaching Guide to download, live online body percussion workshops, a new vocabulary game and portable paradise poems. Read the full newsletter.

  • January 2020

    A free video and teaching notes demonstrating how to use short-burst writing. Author Vashti Hardy explains how drawing maps and storytelling inspire her writing. Headteacher Sonia Thompson shares her ten tips to boost reading for pleasure and there’s a new poetry resource based on the Sue Hardy-Dawson poem Where do you get ideas? Read the full newsletter.

  • September 2019

    A reading case study from Burnley Brow School in Oldham, a Top 10 list of Year 6 fiction books from Jon Biddle, two articles on the novel Podkin One-Ear and how to get the most out of the novel. There’s a new free model text & teaching notes from Jamie Thomas, case studies from Coastlands School in Wales and Bromsgrove International School in China, and two resources – one for grammar and one for poetry. Read the full newsletter.

  • May 2019

    Mini Grey, author of Traction Man, writes a super piece on what inspires her as a writer. There’s a new model text and teaching notes from Dean Thompson and a piece from our newest TfW training centre, John of Gaunt Secondary School in Trowbridge. Read the full newsletter.

  • January 2019

    Two great case studies on how to improve reading results from Selby Primary in Yorkshire and Maidwell Primary in Northants, some free hook-ideas from trainer Jamie Thomas and there’s info about the We Are Writers project from Scholastic which provides a free way to publish children’s work. Read the full newsletter.

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