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1 - 3) Imaginary Skeletons
Students were given five minutes to create an imaginary creature's skeleton from the shapes given and then had to describe their animal using creative language. Older students focused on thesaurus skills and effective use of conjunction words and younger pupils enjoyed the challenge of using colour vocabulary effectively.
4) Tower Building
There are numerous ways to use wooden blocks; creating a tower to measure is a great way to build key mathematics skills.
Using conjunctions (connecting words) effectively is a key skill and it is important students practise joining their sentences in every lesson. Writing about food is always a popular way of practising any grammar skill!
6) Arithmetic Game
At Bedford Tutor, we love taking an old game to transform into something new. Here, a second-hand board game has been modified to ensure it is suitable for slightly older mathematicians.
7) Creative Spelling
There, their and they're are frequently confused so it is important they are taught in a visual and memorable way. Here, a student was provided with many different crafty materials and this masterpiece is the result.
8) Seeing Stars Programme
We are lucky enough to use the 'Seeing Stars' programme which is especially useful for those who are dyslexic or have similar difficulties with reading and/or spelling. This month, the program has helped a number of students grow in confidence and ability.
Here's for a fabulous July!
What a fantastic week we've had exploring poetry and, in particular, onomatopoeia. Our verses have all been centred around 'sounds in the city' and the standard of work has been particularly high this week. Below, you'll find a selection of poems from children ranging in age from 6-11. We hope you enjoy reading these fabulous poems and are inspired to pen your own!