Category: Literacy

Literacy related activities

Digital Leaders: What makes a good presentation?

As part of our Digital Leader Academy we have online badges accredited to Digital Leaders for effective presenting. In order to achieve the Presenter Level 1 Badge the children need to be able to plan, create, deliver and review an effective presentation(s). In order...

Garageband for Writing

Creating a short, spoken word audio performance is a great way to encourage writers. It’s exciting to see writing can be shared through the format of a professional sounding recording that is easy to create. In these examples year three children from Thornbury...

The Raspberry Pi and the book monster

The Raspberry Pi and the book monster

The Curriculum Innovation team was contacted by Dan Copley, the Headteacher of St Francis Catholic Primary, to discuss an idea he had on creating a man size book monster. The book monster would be located in the library and children would ‘feed’ the...

The legend of the book monster

The legend of the book monster

A long time ago in a land far far away….. Well not that far away! Actually, just over the hill past the old empty house. There lived a creature of great magic. Some called it a monster, but only because they did not...

Reading iBooks on a computer

Reading iBooks on a computer

One of the most effective, powerful apps to use in class is Book Creator. It’s a versatile app that can be used from reception to year six to produce ebooks. Children pick up the key features in minutes. On a basic level you...