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Wednesday Words: Year 5 vocabulary teaching activity

This week's Wednesday Words blog, brings you a Year 5 vocabulary teaching activity which uses Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem The Eagle to explore how vocabulary choices change and enhance meaning.

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Wednesday Words: Year 3 vocabulary teaching activity

This week's Wednesday Words blog, brings you a Year 3 vocabulary teaching activity which uses Alice in Wonderland to explore adverbs in fiction.

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How to embrace poetry teaching into your daily teaching

To celebrate National Poetry Day on the 4th October, Charlotte Raby (author of Rising Stars Vocabulary) explains why poetry is the quickest way to capture a child’s imagination.

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New KS1 Samples available for Rising Stars Vocabulary

Rising Stars Vocabulary provides everything you need to embed key strategies and deliver fun activities to improve vocabulary across the school. We've uploaded some new sample activies for you to download and use for free in your classroom! 

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Ten oral blending activities

A variety of different activities for the classroom.

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Ten blending activities

These games can be played at most phases if the words are carefully selected.

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Ten segmenting activities

A list of useful segmenting activities to use in the classroom.

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Embedding Writing Skills in History

Stuart Tiffany and Bev Forrest discuss how to build on core writing skills and encourage reluctant writers with imaginative and engaging history lessons.

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