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Using WW1 paintings to develop inference and summary skills in reading - one down. A few more to go #primaryrocks #readingrocks

During our shuffle-up morning last term, my new Year 6 bunch produced these lovely little self-portraits in the style of Armadeo Modigliani. I’ve done them a few years now because they always turn out so well. It also makes a great display to welcome them back in September...

Why You Should Use Cataloged Folders

Cataloged folders in ON1 Photo RAW allow you to find, organize, and edit your photos quickly. Cataloged folders inside ON1 Photo RAW will also enable …


Garden photographer of the year: macro winners – in pictures

International photographic competition, which runs in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, awards special prize for the best close-up images


Thanks to @klbwood and Jasmin Kay-mole for their templates on @TesResources I’m looking forward to using my selfie board in the autumn term to celebrate students written and practical work in science! @EA_TL1 @elizabethanac #sciencerocks #eascience #teachingandlearning

A few notes on what teaching grammar to 9-11 year olds could be like (in my dreams!)

Grammar.<br>What could a reasonable, helpful grammar course in Key Stage 2 look like - if it wasn't dominated by a test that was introduced for the sole …

To all of the amazing teachers starting their teaching career in September, here are my top tips that I shared at a NQT conference last year! I hope you find them useful! #NQT #NQTadvice

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

Year 4 have enjoyed using DADWAVERS this morning to help write exciting sentences. @LiteracyShed @redgierob

#EALideaoftheday Mini Challenge Sticks - perfect little time fillers to build vocab. Keep a jar of these, add new one each week, link to topic work etc. Children pick a stick and complete the challenge. #EAL #ELL #ESOL #primaryrocks

ON1 Tutorial - How To Create A Pencil Sketch

Chris Burkard Photographs Landscapes with Adobe Lightroom

Our @HeyPobble sessions have had a HUGE impact on the children’s language and has enhanced their use of vocabulary in so many ways. Some of today’s WOW words blew me away- my favourite was ‘exhausted’ ✨✨💜💜 #Pobble365 #pobblepower #EYFS #earlyyears #EYtalking #EY #pobble

Staff meeting DADWAVERS #GrowingGreaterMindsTogether #literacy

Reception are trying so hard with their writing. Thank you for your fantastic story Lemar. 👏

8 landscapes that’ll make you want to get outside, stat

Natural landscapes are a universal source of inspiration, but it isn’t easy to convey a physical sense of awe with a photo.<p>For our Landscapes Quest, …

Is this Finnish school the perfect design?

The walls are coming down in Finland’s schools – but not just the physical barriers between classrooms. Also going are divisions between subjects and …


A Language of Calm: The Photography of Michael Schauer

What Fads Have Teachers Wasted Their Time Doing? by @TeacherToolkit

Reading Time: 10 minutes<p>Over the past 20 years, what fads do you think teachers have wasted their time doing most?<p>Good teachers don’t need fads, …

CPD Picks of The Week

Are you struggling with differentiation? This week our CPD Spotlight is on differentiation with some fantastic blogs to help you


Free Online Safety Videos And Lesson Plans

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VIPERS reading comprehension Y4

Check out @humberclass response to The Red Tree by Shaun Tan @PieCorbett . Power of the picture book in Y6! #readingrocks #readingforpleasure


Amazing vocabulary session to start off a unit on setting description; very happy with the results!

@PieCorbett Dressed as monks, we created some incredibly powerful poetry about the aftermath of a Viking raid @TalkforWriting Year 4 #talent #t4w @alanpeat @MrWalkerKPPS

Co-constructed toolkit ready to apply during shared writing tomorrow with Y6 @watermoorpri. Innovating The Great Kapok Tree 😁 @Talk4Writing @JoPearce @PieCorbett

Here's my #500words Tip Number 2 - collect the set!

#primaryrocks don’t shoehorn vocabulary. It needs to come from reading first. Lots of talk around vocabulary. This is fantastic.