Reading

Book Review: The Little Black Sheep

by admin on 19/04/2017

I reviewed “The Little Black Sheep” by Elizabeth Shaw. I enjoyed reading it very much. It would appeal to children in First and Second class. It might be a bit easy for older children – it didn’t take me long to read it. It was an interesting story and the illustrations stood out and added to the story. I found it easy to read. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: Time After Time

by admin on 12/04/2017

Summary

This book is about Molly and Beth, two 12 year old girls who are best friends. They go through a doorway and accidentally travel back in time to July 1984! Beth decides that she has to go and meet her mum who died when Beth was a baby. Together Molly and Beth go on an adventure to find Beth’s mum. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Clubhouse Mystery

by admin on 09/03/2017

This fun adventure by Erika McGann was reviewed by our Third Class pupils.

The story is about a girl called Cass and her friends, Nick and Lex.

To escape her annoying younger twins, Cass sets up a club and they build a fort. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Making of Mollie

by admin on 13/01/2017

This book was about a girl called Mollie and her friend Nora. Mollie has an ordinary life until she discovers that her sister, Phyllis, is a suffragette. Mollie’s world changes in ways she couldn’t have imagined as she discovers the lengths that women have to go to for their basic human rights. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: Run For The Hills

by admin on 22/12/2016

run_for_the_hillsThe Story

The book is set in Glensinna, a place inhabited by red foxes only. They have all heard about the legend of Sionnach the Great White fox which is said to have looked after the land in times of great danger and lived in the Valley of Gleann an tSionnaigh (the valley of the white fox) which is now known as Glensinna. No one has ever seen the white fox and his history has turned into legend. [click to continue…]

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Cloze Sentences 03

November 20, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is made up of cloze sentences with one word missing in the middle. The missing words are all verbs. The pack contains a base board, the missing words and sixteen sentence strips. The pupil has to decide which of the sixteen words best […]

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Peg The Colours

November 19, 2016

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior/middle classes or SEN pupils. Its aim is to help pupils who are beginning to learn the colour words. There are eight cards, each with the word of one colour and four coloured circles as answer options. Laminate both pages in the resource. Cut up the eight cards. Give the […]

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Opposite Words 02

November 15, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils working on the topic of opposite words. The opposite words may need to be taught in advance and this resource could then be used as a form of assessment or it could also be used for independent work. Laminate the three pages […]

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Book Review: Kings of the Boyne

October 27, 2016

I have recently finished the historical novel, Kings of the Boyne, by Nicola Pierce. The book was mainly about the famous battle, Battle of the Boyne. The chapters switched between four groups of people: – Gerald O’ Connor and his French friend, Jacques, fighting for King James II; the brothers Robert and Daniel Sherrard, fighting […]

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Cloze Sentences 02

October 18, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is made up of cloze sentences with one word missing in the middle. The missing words are all verbs. The pack contains a base board, the missing words and twelve sentence strips. The pupil has to decide which of the twelve words best […]

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Resources For “George Speaks” Novel

September 26, 2016

“George Speaks”, a novel by Dick King Smith (author of “The Sheep Pig” and “The Hodgeheg”), is about a baby called George, sister to Laura and son to Mum and Dad. However, George is no ordinary small baby. He does all the usual baby things like sleep a lot, drink milk, wear nappies – however […]

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Alphabetical Order Ladder 05

September 26, 2016

This resource is aimed at giving pupils practice of ordering words by alphabetical order. The vocabulary used are in groups eg. colours, numbers, rooms in the house etc. There are six different sets of words to place in order, with seven words in each set. Laminate all pages in the resource. Leave page 1 intact and cut up […]

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Word Analysis 01

July 29, 2016

This resource deals with looking at and analysing language. Pupils should have a prior knowledge of consonants, vowels and syllables. The resource requires pupils to read the words and then count the letters, consonants, vowels and syllables in the word, recording their answers in the table.

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ORT Character Flip Flop Matching

June 23, 2016

This resource is aimed at younger pupils who are using the Oxford Reading Tree set of graded readers. Its aim is to help pupils to learn and recognise the names of the eleven main characters in the series. The resource is a matching activity with a summer flip-flop theme.

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Comprehension Book 02

June 1, 2016

This literacy resource book is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils, with the focus on reading comprehension. It is made up of ten pages, each page containing a strong image (from the My Cute Graphics website) and a sentence placeholder. The ten sentences that go with each page are at the end […]

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