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Alphabet Animals
Tania Johnston

Alphabet Animals

29th September 2021
by Tania Johnston

Have you met the Alphabet Animals, Clicker’s newest characters on LearningGrids?

US lets learn about money with clicker
Pauline Smith

Let’s learn about money with Clicker!

8th September 2021
by Pauline Smith

Visit our Money category on LearningGrids to find a variety of resources that support children’s understanding of basic money concepts.

Maths and reading (keeping up with Clicker)
Joanne Gibbins

How Clicker can close the attainment gap in reading and maths for disadvantaged pupils.

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Tania Johnston

Clicker K-W-L Chart

21st July 2021
by Tania Johnston

We’ve recently added a K-W-L chart on LearningGrids. These are a great way to engage pupils in a new topic – helping them to recall knowledge, develop a purpose for learning, and track their progress.

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Joanne Gibbins

As schools close for the summer break, there is an air of anticipation of how we can all use this time not just to reflect and refresh, but to keep developing minds working and growing. Let’s help children to feel calm and settled, and most importantly inspired and ready to face all the challenges of the new academic year.

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Joanne Gibbins

There’s been much talk lately of switching on television subtitles to boost children’s reading skills which is a great idea. Here at Crick, we are number one fans of the multi-sensory approach to literacy.

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Tania Johnston

Euro 2020 and Clicker

15th June 2021
by Tania Johnston

Find lots of fantastic football resources for Clicker on LearningGrids to kick off Euro 2020.

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Joanne Gibbins

We were recently asked about using DocsPlus to support students in Vocational subject studies. With Wordbars to support structured written work and WorkSpaces to organise ideas and plan for writing, it’s certainly a great program to support your students.

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Pauline Smith

Florence Nightingale

10th May 2021
by Pauline Smith

We have recently published some differentiated Florence Nightingale sets that are a fantastic resource for supporting students to read, write, and talk about this famous nurse and how she improved hospital conditions.

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Pauline Smith

Using traditional tales as a starting point for learning is a fantastic way to engage children of all ages. I have highlighted a few of our recently published sets based on the Norwegian folktale the Billy Goats Gruff.

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Tania Johnston

Clicker is great for a multisensory approach to learning. Here's how using pictures and speech helps children to learn new words and concepts.

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Pauline Smith

As children return to the classroom, they will be buzzing and wanting to share news with their friends, peers and school adults. Let’s utilise this enthusiasm and channel it to recap and improve their vocabulary, sentence structures and writing stamina.

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Joanne Gibbins

It’s hard to ignore the gloomy headlines about “lost learning” and “Covid gaps” caused by the pandemic over the last 12 months, but Clicker is a fantastic tool for helping children to revisit key concepts and reinforce gaps in their learning.

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Alex Willcox

We’ve published some great new Clicker resources that are designed to encourage children to reflect on how their lives have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has made them feel.

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Pauline Smith

At the start of a new year, many of us look for ways to lead healthier lives and we often encourage children to do the same. There are a variety of resources on LearningGrids to encourage children to talk, read and write about the importance of making healthy choices.