Category Archives: Literacy

Self Directed Learning and Role Play

Two blog posts (here and here) and a local authority exhibition that I attended tonight have inspired me to think about the use of role play in the classroom (and out) to develop language and literacy skills. What I noticed … Continue reading

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Mario Kart Week 1

This is a follow-up to last week’s blog post where I say where I stole lots of my ideas from 🙂 So… Year 4 (and me!) have had so much fun this week starting our topic all about Mario Kart. … Continue reading

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Wiinspiration – Wild Worlds and Wacky Races

Ever since last summer, after reading inspiring posts about using MarioKart as a basis for learning here and here by @primarypete_ and @dawnhallybone, I have wanted to do a project using the Wii game as the focus as I thought it … Continue reading

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QR codes – my take

The first QR code I ever saw was earlier in the year on the side of a coke bottle where they were used as a gimmick. Although very cool, I didn’t see the potential use for them in education. However, … Continue reading

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Typing skills

This post has come about due to the experience I had with my year 4 class today, but also relates well to the post I wrote about handwriting a couple of weeks ago. It also links quite well with this … Continue reading

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One week down…

Wow, what a week! I just about managed to croak my way to the end of it – I’m hoping my voice returns by Monday! I have to admit to feeling a little overwhelmed at times this week. Starting at … Continue reading

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Handwriting

Handwriting, and whether it is taught in schools, seems to be a bone of contention at the moment. There are several articles that have appeared in the media over the summer about handwriting in general, one here from the Guardian … Continue reading

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