June Reading List: Marvellous Magic

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Happy June, everyone! We hope you’re all having a magical summer so far. This month’s reading list is all about – you guessed it – marvellously magical tales to keep the little ones reading over the summer months. So, let’s take a (magic) wand-er through this spell-binding book list that will capture any child’s heart! […]

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May Reading List: Superb Superheroes

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Welcome to the first of our monthly recommended reading lists! Between exams, end-of-year preparations and more sunshine than we know what to do with, we hope your month hasn’t been filled with too much ‘may-hem’. The May reading list is kicking off with our top ten superhero tales – guaranteed to help children’s imaginations soar. […]

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The power of debating

Given the number of recent politically related international and national events, I would be safe in saying that as a British public we are more aware than ever of ‘political policy’ and its impact.  Brexit; Presidential elections; general elections – to name but a few – have given rise to a wealth of conversations about […]

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500 Wondercrump Words: How young writers use Roald Dahl’s language

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From Agent Wonka to Big Friendly Zombies, snozsprouts to puckleberries, this year’s entrants to the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition show how Roald Dahl’s language continues to inspire them. At the end of Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale of The BFG, the eponymous giant is inspired to take up storywriting, and generations of Dahl’s young readers have done likewise, using […]

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