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Literacy Shed

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Literacy Shed LogoThe Literacy Shed is a huge collection of visual resources which are thematically grouped and suitable for use in KS1 and KS2.

The are a collection of high quality resources that can be used in literacy lessons. Each Shed has videos suitable for use in class with lots of follow-up ideas for how to use the resources and things for children to do. It is the most amazing collection of literacy resources ...

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Motion Artist

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A screen shot from the Motion Artist website

If you are looking for a free comic program during the summer then take a look at Motion Artist. It is in Beta, so still being tested, hence free and it can be downloaded from:

https://motionartist.smithmicro.com/.

It looks great and there are videos to explain how it all works. These could be used with pupils as well.

Why not put ...

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Oktapodi

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Oktapodi
Oktapodi is a delightful short film which is fun on its own but would make a huge contribution to pupil interest in a study of Greece.
 
The film can be seen at:

https://vimeo.com/4352688

Ideas for activities:

  • Describe the characters in the film.
  • What is the story about?
  • Can you sequence the pictures and write a sentence about each one in a PowerPoint or Publisher presentation?
  • Why does ...

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Homework Games for Summer – Literacy and Reading

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A picture of some literacy games

Cbeebies is already a firm favourite in many households as there are so many games and stories to listen to, songs to sing, painting to be done and lots more; it is well worth setting as homework on its own 🙂

Below we have listed other recommended websites which parents can use to reinforce pupils’ literacy skills during the ...

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Fables

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Fables seem to fit into the literacy curriculum for all years, whether listening, writing, making animations or videos they are great fun and very interesting. There are  a huge collection of video, text and picture resources that you can call upon for lessons on this subject.

A picture from a fable

Ivyjoy.com – a  lovely collection of fables and well known fairy tales.

Fablevision.com – has ...

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