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A Fairytale Writing Competition

A Fairytale Writing Competition is being launched by Pearson Education – see quote below taken from an email sent from TeachIt: “We will soon be launching a nationwide competition to recreate famous fairy tales, fables and regional folk stories of old with...

Encouraging Creative Writing

Encouraging Creative Writing is a website created by Oxford Owl offering help and advice in how to inspire children to write enthusiastically and willingly. “Is your child always making up stories about their favourite book characters, or characters they’ve invented?...

The Literacy Shed Great Animations

The Literacy Shed, Great Animations section would be a good site to introduce the theme of animation to a classroom carrying out a project on the topic.  There is a whole set of animations, with free downloadable lesson plans; or, if preferred, discussion points and...

Once Upon a Picture

Once Upon a Picture, or Images to Inspire, is the creation of Sam: sam@onceuponapicture.co.uk. It is the most amazing set of inspirational images, I just love it and can imagine using it endlessly! The discussion and writing  prompts are wonderful, the images are...

Roy of the Rovers

in an attempt to engage more children and get them enthusiastic about reading, Roy of the Rovers and, just as importantly, his football playing sister, Rocky, are being brought to life in a new, up to date version of the old comic favourite. The comic book format has...