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Literacy Tree Blog

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  • June Literature Review

    1st Jun 2017

    As always, we have been spoilt for choice in selecting texts for this month’s review and were delighted to find, among the many newly-published children’s books, that two authors we already adore have new works on the bookshop shelves: Neil Gaiman, with Cinnamon and Peter Bunzl, with Moo...
  • May Literature Review

    5th May 2017

    We’ve been absolutely spoilt in putting together this month’s literature review- there is such an array of wonderful books that have just been published and we’ve greedily inhaled several in order to whittle down our selection to three: Tidy by Emily Gravett, Out of Heart by Irfan ...
  • April Literature Review

    18th Apr 2017

    We’ve selected three very different books for our April Literature Review: the first is about a triangle; the second – a rabbit; and the third is a non-fiction work of art about animals. We hope reading these you feel inspired to go and seek out these lovely, new books…   Pic...
  • Learning to Love the Language of Grammar

    18th Mar 2017

       We love listening to the radio when we're in the office, and when the band London Grammar came on the other day, it got us thinking about grammar not just in London but across all the land: how is the 'subject' of grammar going now that we're a few years in with the not-s...
    Grammar work embedded using the sequence on 'Can we save the Tiger?'
  • Adapting to Adaptations

    2nd Jan 2017

    We've all been there. You read a book and you fall in love with the characters. You imagine the character's looks. You see the scenery. In some cases you even become the characters!  And then you go to see the film version and the bubble bursts because S/HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THAT! I had that e...