Category Archives: A-Z of Learning

Z is also for…. zany facts!

There are about 7,000 languages in the world, but only about half of them can be written down. Just think about that for a moment….no written words means no spelling tests!! English has borrowed lots of words from other languages. … Continue reading

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Y is also for… yoosless information!

Ok, so I cheated a bit here, but I was a bit stuck for Y!  Did you know…. Six of our solar system’s planets, including Earth, rotate anti-clockwise. The odd ones out are Venus, which rotates clockwise, and Uranus which … Continue reading

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X is also for….. X files

If you want to amaze your teachers or friends, here are some strange but true facts about animals. 1)      If Cockroaches give you the creeps you’ll be delighted to know that they feel exactly the same way about us. After … Continue reading

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W is also for…. Water

One of the biggest reasons why people make mistakes in their work – at school or in a job – is because they are not concentrating properly on what they are doing.  There are a number of reasons why someone … Continue reading

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V is also for…Verify

Verify is quite a technical word but it means simply “check”.  And when you are working – at school, at college, or later when you’re at work – it’s really important to check what you have done.  Even if you … Continue reading

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U is also for …. uniform

Love it or hate it, if you go to school you have to wear a uniform. Interestingly, my younger pupils think you should be able to wear whatever you want to school, and my older ones think uniform is a … Continue reading

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T is also for…. trying

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. You’ve probably been told this before, but it is very true. Some people are very lucky and they manage to do things at their first attempt. Most of us … Continue reading

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