How do I join a Twitter chat?

Twitter chats are essentially virtual meet-ups for people with common interests and they are BIG in the #edutwitter world! If you're looking to connect with other educators on a wider scale then Twitter is where it's at. With the nation in various states of regional lockdown, making connections is even more important than ever. Twitter... Continue Reading →

#21 Create a miniature book

Not only is this one of the most creative and engaging ideas I've seen online recently, it's also one of the cutest. The British Library is calling on the nation’s children to write their own tiny tales, which will form part of an online “National Library of Miniature Books for the toy world”. I've written... Continue Reading →

#20 Start a Virtual Book Club

When we've watched a brilliant TV show, movie or film, what's the first thing we want to do? Talk to someone about it! Sharing our excitement and enjoyment over books can be a fantastic way to encourage reading at home. As children crave contact with their friends, virtual book clubs can provide an excellent platform... Continue Reading →

#19 Troll Thursday With Radio Blogging

As the week's go on, we're all beginning to crave that human interaction and RadioBlogging is a fantastic way for young writers to connect with an online writing community! Sharing your ideas with others can give children added incentive and purpose for writing as they know their writing will be shared with a wider audience.... Continue Reading →

#18 Shaggy Dog Stories

This is a hilarious game of telling tall tales and crazy stories that have three 'secret' words hidden inside, which the other players try to guess! This was a firm family favourite when I was younger and it's a brilliant game for a number of reasons: It's free! All you need is paper and pencilsIt's... Continue Reading →

#17 Easter Egg Treasure Hunt!

Hooray! It's Easter Weekend - the perfect time to have fun with the whole family! There are lots of things you can do to bring a little magic into your Easter at home and an egg-citing (sorry!) treasure hunt is the perfect way to extend the fun! Today's writing task is to have fun with... Continue Reading →

#16 Easter Recipe Writing!

Easter Weekend is certainly looking a little different this year. We might not be able to go out and visit friends and family, but we can certainly make the most of staying safe at home. One way to do that is to have some fun in the kitchen! My favourite Easter activity as a child... Continue Reading →

#15 Our Heroes

It's time for more good news in the form of thank yous and shout outs to our local heroes. Why? Because they deserve it! This task is inspired by this week’s issue of The Week Junior. The front cover features our wonderful NHS carers, who are working around-the-clock to keep our country safe right now.... Continue Reading →

#14 My Favourite Place (Guest Blog)

This brilliant guest blog is from my awesome friend and colleague Miss E (who you will also find over on Twitter). We share a love of all things literacy and Miss E is full of wonderfully creative writing inspiration. She's hugely passionate about English and has been keen to contibute with exciting ideas and writing... Continue Reading →

#12 Write and host a family quiz!

Quizzes and trivia games are a brilliant way to bring friends and family together. Organising, writing and hosting a 'Zoom Quiz' online can be a great way to socialise whilst staying safe at home! Or you could simply write quiz questions for your family at home. Not only is it a great way to reinforce... Continue Reading →

#11 Verb Charades!

Vocabulary games such as verb charades are a fun and high-energy way to build vocabularies, expand knowledge of synonyms and reinforce comprehension skills. This is a great game to play daily for 10 minutes, or when you have some free time. Activities 1) What is a Verb? To get in the mindset for verb charades,... Continue Reading →

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