Category Archives: English Ideas

Encouraging writing with Story Starter Cubes

One of our areas of focus at the moment is story writing.  My oldest is not a fan of writing stories, she says she never knows what to write.  And when she does write she tends to write facts, not … Continue reading

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Little Acorns eBook and Calligrams

My kids love reading eBooks on the computer.  We have download a bunch of traditional stories for them but they also love “new” stories.  So this past week I download the Little Acorns ebook from the Twinkl Resources website. It … Continue reading

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Jack and the Beanstalk Colouring Story

One of the reasons I love home educating the kids is the ability to adjust our schedule to suit the family needs.  We don’t stick to school holidays, rather we take breaks as we think the kids need it and … Continue reading

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Usborne Young Reading Series

I am a huge fan of the Usborne Beginners series.  We have a large collection of the Beginners books and I have found them to be perfect for read alouds as well as brilliant beginner readers.  My daughter used a … Continue reading

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Real or Nonsense Ingredients for the Cauldron

I have been looking for a fun phonic activity to do with my son (aged 6) but never really thought of the real vs nonsense word activities I have seen until I stumbled upon the witch/wizard version by Twinkl.  The … Continue reading

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Sh, Th, Ch sound train (free)

I remember doing a lot of activities around sh, th and ch with my daughter but for some reason they mostly seemed to be flower based (and that just does not have the same appeal for my son) so I … Continue reading

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Digging for words

I love it when we get to use and reuse the cards and goodies that I laminate and cut out for the kids.  The free what’s in the box cards from Twinkl have been one of these that we have … Continue reading

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