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KS3 History – Walter Tull – Race, Football and Black Britain 1909

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Historical context is used to teach about continuity and change Walter Tull, black WW1 officer and First Division footballer, is engaging subject matter for Dan Lyndon's Year 9s to explore racism in both 1909 and the...

KS2 English for Pupils – Three Kinds of Writing

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This programme illustrates three different forms of writing Three forms of writing are visually illustrated in this programme. Each section is designed for use as a stand-alone resource for the classroom. In the Per...

KS1/2 English – A Good Read – Varjak Paw

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Author SF Said discusses his work with Year 4 pupils from Croydon 'Varjak Paw' won the Smarties Prize Gold Award; but what makes it such a good book? The author, SF Said, spends an afternoon with Year 4 teacher Carl ...

KS1/2 English – A Good Read – Man on the Moon

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A Year 2 group fall for the picture book Man on the Moon What is it that 'clicks' when a book really works in the literacy classroom? A demanding Year 2 group is won over by the picture book 'Man on the Moon'. Teache...

KS1/2 English – Experiments with Language

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How a new form of the classic game Hangman can benefit pupils Two groups of primary school children test out Developing Tray, a sophisticated hangman game which encourages thinking skills whilst reading and analysing...

KS1/2 English – Learning with Charlie

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How will one lively six-year-old respond to a literacy class? Charlie B is a lively child, not academic but not so lacking in ability he warrants special support. Like many boys studying literacy at primary school le...

KS1/2 English – Reading Recovery: A Whole School Approach

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Improving primary literacy through a Reading Recovery Programme Seven years ago Guildford Grove Primary was struggling; today they feel that the co-ordinated approach to literacy that has been born out of the RRP has...

KS1/2 English – Reading Recovery: One-to-One

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Two primary schools use one-to-one sessions to improve literacy Reading Recovery is an early years intervention reading programme made up of intensive one-to-one sessions that run daily for up to twenty weeks and hel...

KS1/2 English – Literacy and Enjoyment 2

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A teacher encourages pupils to read longer texts via a book talk In this second programme exploring ways of making reading more enjoyable for pupils, we follow Year 6 teacher Matthew Velada-Billson facilitating a boo...

KS1/2 English – Reading Recovery in Schools

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An insightful look at Reading Recovery in practice This programme follows the contrasting experience of two five-year olds at Whitmore Primary School in London. With fifteen weeks of daily one-on-one support from exp...

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