Blog Posts tagged: P1-3

Art and writing come together at Bowmore

James Mayhew's Authors Live event is guaranteed to entertain your pupils. But what to do after you've watched it? Have a look at what pupils in Bowmore Primary were inspired to create! 4 and 5 year olds at Bowmore Primary School were so engrossed in James Mayhew’s stories and his ability to draw...

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Travelling into paintings with St. Columba's

Our Authors Live video with James Mayhew spurred Natalie Young's class at St. Columba's Primary into some fabulous work in writing and art! The class reveals more in this blog. James Mayhew was an author none of us knew. We did not do any work to learn about him. We decided to just watch him live...

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Have fun bringing fairy stories to life!

By making a fairytale character come alive, primary teacher Liz Wyroslawska created a whole imaginary world for her pupils to engage with. Read on to discover an approach which can be used for just about any book! Once upon a time there was a school in Bathgate, West Lothian where the teachers were...

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How Storyline immerses learners in a topic

CFE urges the creation of successful learners , who take ownership of their learning. This week, Emily Tall might just have the answer, in the form of the Storyline approach to teaching a topic. Over the past few years I have taught numerous topics by using a storyline approach through various...

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Claire Harris: Sharing a love of reading at Foulford Primary!

In ‘ How to Create a Love of Reading in School ’, Yvonne Allan, head teacher at Foulford Primary reflected on the process which took her school from having a reading gap in terms of ‘reading for fun’ to a school enriched by a love of books and reading. Here, P7 class teacher Claire Harris shares...

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Writers in Schools: mentoring and being mentored

Liz Niven was a mentor for Stephanie Taylor as part of our Writers in Schools programme. Here she gives an interesting insight into her experience of mentoring an author through the nerve-wracking first few school events! This follows on from an earlier blog in which Stephanie gave her perspective...

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