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Help! I need a cracking class reader…

The revised National Curriculum is coming to a school near you in 2014. The good news is that the English strand encourages more reading for pleasure but the bad news is teachers will be so bogged down teaching the ‘word’ parts, affectionately known as SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) that they might forget the pleasure […]

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Guided Reading and other curriculum mysteries

The mind plays strange tricks on people. Recently, even though I know I’m way past my sell-by date (I haven’t taught full-time since 1987), I’ve been thinking it would be great to go back to the classroom. Not as a visiting author; as a class teacher. I’d like a nice Year 5 or Year 6 […]


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