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Introducing... Reading Planet Match Funding

This term, we've got a simple mission. We want to ensure that you can access high-quality reading resources for your pupils at the very best value. Order by the 31st December 2018 and we'll match fund any Reading Planet order, pound for pound.

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Celebrate Halloween in your school

Halloween lesson plans, books and poems to celebrate with your little monsters.

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Rising Stars Reading Planet Summer Challenge Launch!

We're super excited to tell you all about the launch of the Rising Stars Reading Planet Summer Challenge!

In this blog we'll tell you all about how you and your child can get involved and be in with a chance of winning a £50 book voucher. We'll also take a look at why and how you should be encouraging your child to read for pleasure.

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Football Freebie!

It's the start of the World Cup! Could this be England's year? You might not be getting your hopes up but the team should at least get to their matches on time, unlike Tess in this latest Comet Street Kids free eBook. 

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10 texts to spark a lifelong love of reading

Author of our English for the More Able series, Vicky Burrill, picks out 10 books to engage and inspire your students.

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Teaching Key stage 1 reading - Using John Lewis’s Moz the Monster to teach reading comprehension

Thanks to Shareen Mayers for creating these teaching resources and planning ideas. These reading resources and guidance for key stage 1 teachers that will support teachers with their teaching, learning and assessments.

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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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Using trinkets in phonics teaching

Abigail Steel, EYFS teacher and educational consultant, looks at how we can use trinkets to enhance phonics teaching, adding a sensory, kinesthetic dimension to lessons.

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