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Writing word banks: Why and how you should use them

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 19, Oct 2021
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Writing word banks: Why and how you should use them

In my previous role as a HLTA supporting SEN and EAL learners at an Enhanced Mainstream School, a huge priority was placed on using word banks because of their huge potential when supporting young wri...

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Save time and simplify technology in the classroom

Imagine wasting a third of every lesson!… “Miss, I can’t remember my password!” “Sir, my username isn’t working!”

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How to use challenging times to develop essential life skills in children

I feel sorry for children right now. Their routine is shattered, they are penned in at home while it’s sunny out and they are missing their friends. COVID-19 has brought tough times for the next gener...

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Free Writing Friday

At Pobble, writing is our passion. Everything we do is about making writing exciting! That’s why, when we heard about Cressida Cowell’s Free Writing Friday campaign we just had to get involved.

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15 simple strategies to improve your class’ writing

We know the struggle is real. Getting your class to continuously hone and improve their writing skills is tough. We’ve got your back though. Here are a few practical and simple strategies to improve y...

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Seven splendid spelling strategies

Parents and teachers alike try all sorts of ways to get their kids to remember their spellings. I was speaking with a fellow parent the other day who changes the password on the family iPad to one of ...

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How to motivate handwriting-haters

To do it right, you need to hold the pencil correctly, coordinate your shoulder, wrist and elbow, focus on the paper, remember how all the letters are formed, and decide what to write. Phew! No wonder...

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The importance of staff wellbeing — 7 top tips

We don’t need to tell you how important it is for you as teachers to look after yourselves and the rest of your team. We can’t look after our pupils properly if we aren’t mindful of our own health and...

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9 productivity tips to make teachers’ lives easier

Do you feel like you work constantly, but never get anything done? Being a teacher is often wonderful, but all-consuming. The workload is huge and it’s very easy for things to feel like they’re gettin...

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5 inventive literacy games for EYFS

As a teacher, you’re always on the lookout for short and effective activities. Your pupils just want to have fun. So, let’s combine the two, shall we? We love discovering inventive ideas that fellow t...

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