Printing versus Joined Writing

Teaching the formation of letters and how to join remains as important today as it was back in 1958 when Marion Richardson and Dr. Fletcher, in the manual ‘Quick and legible handwriting’ made the following comment: “Basic letter shapes used in print script do not lend themselves to speed and legibility. By making use of […]

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Now the tests are over …

Well that’s that over for another year. But what now? Amongst the class trips, leavers’ plays and special assemblies, here are some ideas for making the last few weeks as enjoyable and valuable as possible for everyone involved. With the children: Get the class outside – extra PE sessions, studying the natural world, drawing plants […]

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Ideas for the European Day of Languages to inspire lifelong language learning

There have been a lot of interesting articles about the teaching of languages in the news recently. If you are looking for something new to use on the  European Day of Languages  (26th September), then you might consider  this article  from the Guardian. I’m sure you’ll agree that inspiring lifelong learning is really important. Extracts from this article could be used to […]

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