Contact us Our service We provide access to a broad range of resources to support the curriculum and reading for pleasure. The SLS virtual learning environment provides support to nearly teachers and school librarians each term We organise 20 'Meet the Author' events each year, inspiring students to read, write and engage with fiction More than 20, pupils take part in our book awards each year. Advice and support from the SLS team Hampshire School Library Service provides an advisory service to schools on all library and literacy matters. Subscribers receive advice and practical support to promote and embed literacy across the curriculum.
Stories with familiar settings Use the story of Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems, to inspire children to write a story about their favourite soft toy.
Practise forming upper and lower case letters. Use capital letters for names and to start sentences. Friendship Friendship is rewarding to have, but can be difficult to understand! They learn how to write correctly punctuated statements about activities they enjoy doing.
They orally prepare and write questions to find out information about new friends, discovering new information about people familiar to them. Children will know how to join clauses together using a conjunction, so they can design a wanted poster for a new friend.
Children plan, write and publish a book about friendship. They rehearse strategies to read independently and write a book review.
Labels, lists and signs Imagination and mystery are the key to engaging children in writing lists and designing signs. Children become detectives and find information from other people's writing.
Information texts Use simple information texts, The Usborne Book of Big Machines, to find out all about big machines and what they can do. Begin to learn about the structure of non-fiction texts and how they are different to fiction.
Make up a fantasy vehicle and write labels and captions to describe it.
They rehearse orally, composing questions, statements and commands, and write them using appropriate punctuation and neat handwriting. Children edit and improve their writing and read it aloud to adults and their peers.
Children work collaboratively to discuss texts and to share their ideas. Songs and repetitive poems Squishy squelchy worms get the children really enjoying poetry in this unit. Read The Worm by Ralph Bergengren, and get the children to write their own worm poems before creating list poems about what they love and hate.
Children take part in skipping, chanting poems and compose their own verses to poems that include repetition. This culminates in children performing their own chorus of Batman's Exercise Video.
Funny rhymes Funny poems are enjoyable to read and exciting to write.A useful little booklet for your children when writing about a book review. Writing reviews - An extensive collection of teaching resources for KS3 English writing, including letters, stories, autobiography & persuasive writing.
With free PDFs. Our unique oracy programme for state secondaries in England, run with the PiXL schools group, is now into its fourth year.
A richly-resourced scheme of work introduces debate at KS3, and our ‘Debating Across the Curriculum’ book gives a wealth of ideas for all subjects and age groups.
Learning how to evaluate and write a review or a book is an excellent foundation for the critical thinking skills that a child will continue to draw on and refine throughout his or her life.
Help a Child Write a Book Review - ReadWriteThink. Sep 22, · To write a book review, take thorough notes as you read the book you're reviewing, which will make it easier to write about. When you're done with the book, ask yourself what the major themes and ideas of the book are, and then judge whether the author did a good job presenting them%().
Children need to learn phonics in a fast, fun systematic way. In order to learn the skills of blending and segmenting and to learn phoneme-grapheme correspondences, they should have worked through the six phonic phases in order.