Monday 26th June 2017 marks twenty years since the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In this blog, Michelle Nicholson celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the release of JK Rowling’s fabulous book, with some ideas for bringing the story to life in the classroom.
Martin Galway completes his series of blogs on the Greater Depth writing standard for year 6 writing and makes good on his earlier promise to return to the subject of “Selecting verb forms for meaning and effect”.
Michelle Nicholson offers some timely advice on writing in KS1.
This blog aims to unpick the STA guidance around bullet points one and two of the KS1 ITAFs for children writing at the expected standard or at greater depth within the standard.
In this blog, Kathy Roe looks at the invaluable role that high quality texts can play in supporting children’s knowledge and understanding of grammar.
Penny Slater is Deputy Lead Adviser for primary English at Herts for Learning.
Shared writing scaffolds the writing task, and when done well, leads a child towards becoming a more reflective, confident and skilled writer. When done very well, we engender more engaged writers who feel empowered and inspired to put pen to paper.
Penny Slater is Deputy Lead Adviser for Primary English at Herts for Learning
There are many moments in my working day when I stop and consider how lucky I am to be working amongst such committed, enthusiastic and inspirational people. When I was classroom-based, this inspirational often stemmed from the children whom I taught. Now, as an advisor, I find that I am inspired on a daily basis by the creativity of the teachers whom I have the joy of supporting.
Martin Galway is a Teaching and Learning Adviser for English at Herts for Learning.
(This blog is lightly adapted from our most recent newsletter, available for free download here)
Grammar is not your enemy but you probably already know that. There are far bigger things to worry about. What, then, is the point of this article? It stems from two inspiration points:
- Fear of grammar
- An apparent belief that the teaching of grammar is damaging children’s writing and must be stopped
Here we are again. A new term. A new year. We hope that you have had a lovely Christmas break and that the new term has begun as smoothly as possible for you all. With this in mind, we thought we’d share our latest-hfl-primary-english-newsletter-spring-2017as swiftly as possible, especially as it is such a short half term.
Sabrina Wright is a Teaching and Learning Adviser for English at Herts for Learning
After reading my colleague’s recent blog (Writing at ARE might be Simpler than you thought!), I found myself tempted to unpick the KS1 ARE exemplification materials in the same way.