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Inspire children’s writing with real-life examples from their peers

Do you know a child that struggles to put pencil to paper? Motivating them and getting their imaginations fired up is often the hardest part. We can offer them hooks, prompts and story starters, but s...

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5 creative strategies to get children storytelling

Storytelling is an ancient art form, crucial for life. Stories support cultural education, instil moral values and develop imagination. In our classrooms, embellishment, improvisation or simply readin...

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Writing prompts and story starters for every genre

We all have an innate love of stories. They spark magical thoughts and improve willingness to communicate feelings, thoughts and experiences. A good story stays with you and can shape understanding, l...

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6 ways to improve writing across your school

The Pobble platform has opened up a whole world of possibilities for schools to improve writing, both in school and when teaching remotely. Pupils find inspiration in other children’s texts, they lear...

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25 non-screen activities that support writing

We're an edtech company at heart, but we're also aware that too much screen time can have a negative effect on children's well-being. Our previous non-screen activities proved really popular. With tha...

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Our top 3 blog posts to support parents with literacy home learning

We regularly share tips for teachers and parents over on the Pobble blog, some have never been more relevant than they are now. We’re huge advocates of parents and teachers working together to support...

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Overcoming adversity: Building a reading rich curriculum to support pupils to thrive in challenging times

A recent article in the TES, highlighted the Education Endowment Foundation’s view that a high-quality, reading-rich curriculum can offer the means for pupils to thrive after their time away from the ...

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Alternative festive homework ideas for the school Christmas holidays

We think school Christmas holidays should be a time for reflection, relaxation and ridiculously fun activities — for teachers and children alike! With this in mind, we’ve created an alternative list o...

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A writing adventure - from Headteacher to published author

Dennis Richards was Headteacher of St. Aidans CE High School from 1989-2012. In retirement he has worked as a French Language assistant at St.John Fisher RC High School. He was awarded the OBE for ser...

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10 Christmas writing ideas for the classroom

Whether you're looking for classroom ideas to get you in the festive spirit or for Christmas writing ideas to help you to teach a particular writing genre, we've got you covered. As always, a quick se...

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