Be a Word Collector!

Establishing and maintaining an excitement about vocabulary in the primary classroom must begin with books.  Whether delving deep into the nuances of a few words with explicit teaching, or playing with a plethora of words to stretch and create breadth, choosing tier two words from a quality text provides an essential anchor and context for […]

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Learning to love challenge

Why Do Some Children Relish Challenge While Others Crumble, And What Can We Do About It?   I’m in the unusually privileged position of having spent most of my career at either end of the primary school. I’m often asked which I prefer, Reception or Y6? My answer is usually along the lines of, “You […]

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