Category Archives: Primary focus Literacy

Primary 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 … Continue reading

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Sherkey Flatts and Javeira Voltson and the mystery of the reappearing pictures.

What a difficult mystery this proved to be! Mona Lott rang to ask for our assistance. She runs a local coffee shop called Deja Brew next to Bradford University of Art. It is very popular with local students and lecturers … Continue reading

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The game’s afoot!

This week saw the launch of our new interactive multimedia detective adventure based on our detective hero ‘Sherkey Flatts’ and his challenge of solving ‘the mystery of the disappearing iPad.’ This is a web based interactive adventure allowing children to … Continue reading

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Developing cross-curricular ICT skills with Year 3

Yesterday, I spent the the day teaching 30 Year 3 gifted and talented pupils from schools across the Bradford East 1 partnership. The host school was Thackley Primary School and the staff did a great job to ensure we had … Continue reading

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A Podcasting Quest

The year 3 pupils at St James’ CE Primary School, Bradford, spent the morning podcasting movie trailers linked in to their creative curriculum theme ‘Quests’. We started by listening to the persuasive language used in two film trailers – E.T. … Continue reading

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Reading CPD for lunch time supervisors

Lunch time supervisors at Cavendish Primary enjoying training on supporting children with their reading.

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Sound it Out – New to Letters and Sounds CPD

Delegates enjoying the Benny Hill plenary at the New to Letters and Sounds CPD at The Innovation Centre in Keighley yesterday (18.9.12)

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Miriam Lord Primary School – Education Blog Awards 2012

Miriam Lord Primary School received some wonderful news this morning. They have been chosen as winners in not only one, but two categories in the Education Blog Awards 2012. The UK Education Blog Awards celebrate the best in school blogging. … Continue reading

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Phonics training for teaching assistants at Thackley Primary

This week, teaching assistants at Thackley Primary engaged enthusiastically in phonics training delivered by Alison Philipson.  They looked at the principles behind phonics, practised enunciation and phoneme counting and designed some fantastically creative posters to illustrate the phonics phases.

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Challenging High Achievers: with a little help from my friends

Just occasionally I get asked to deliver CPD other than Guided Reading and phonics.  This week I am delivering the second of two, one hour, staff meetings on challenging high achievers in literacy. Whilst preparing for this, it struck me … Continue reading

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