Tag Archives: KS3

Teaching Algebra – it’s just like fractions!

I wrote a while ago about teaching basic algebra to children and taking away their fear. But what do you do when it becomes a little more complicated? When working with a pupil recently we came across this problem: and … Continue reading

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Getting Children Speaking in the MFL Classroom

How do you get your class speaking more of a language? I came across these great books recently which are packed with interesting ideas. There is a KS2 and a KS3 version of the book, but the blurb on them … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

It’s the summer holidays. Hopefully everyone is enjoying the time off, but if you or your young ones are getting bored, why not have a look at these books? For KS1: Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat by Ursula Williams. This is … Continue reading

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Grandma

I’ve lost my Gran. She’s still there, I see her every Sunday. She still sits in her favourite chair by the fire, which is always on, even in summer, because she says she’s cold. Sometimes when she sees me, she … Continue reading

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Leaving Home

I’m in my room doing homework. and I hear raised voices in the kitchen, glass shattering, the radio being turned up, footsteps on stairs, wardrobe doors opening, clothes hangers scraping on rails, zipper on suitcase, thud of case hitting wooden … Continue reading

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Dad

My dad didn’t come home from work today. Two men in dark suits knocked our door, and mum cried. The newspapers said he was a hero. They said he was brave, saved lives. They said he should have a medal. … Continue reading

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Grandad

My Grandad died. I only saw him last week. The doctor said he was getting better. His newspaper is still open on the table, and the air still smells of his pipe tobacco. It’s as if he’s just gone out … Continue reading

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