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Joanne Gibbins

Critical thinking with Clicker

11th September 2019
by Jo Gibbins

Use this Clicker resource as a great way of encouraging your pupils to practise their critical thinking skills.

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Pauline Smith

A new start

3rd September 2019
by Pauline Smith

To help your pupils get back into writing after the long summer break, check out our newly published ‘First Day at School’ Clicker Set.

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Joanne Gibbins

Getting students to write confidently within a range of non-fiction genres is no easy task. Our set of WorkSpace planners for DocsPlus could be just what you’re looking for if you have students starting out or struggling with writing non-fiction text types.

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Tania Johnston

Our Clicker Listen and Say sets are great for English language learners, giving children the chance to listen to new vocabulary and practise it themselves.

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Joanne Gibbins

Share a story with Clicker

15th May 2019
by Jo Gibbins

Storytelling is a great way of getting your pupils actively engaged and motivated in sharing stories with others, so if you’re looking for some inspiration, why not take a look at LearningGrids?

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Tania Johnston

Customising Clicker Sentence sets

24th April 2019
by Tania Johnston

Sentence Sets in Clicker give children a great opportunity to share what they have learned and develop fundamental writing skills.

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Joanne Gibbins

Venn diagrams are a great of helping children to identify similarities, differences and relationships between sets of items.

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Joanne Gibbins

500 Words writing competition

30th January 2019
by Jo Gibbins

Get writing for the BBC Radio 2 "500 Words" short story-writing competition this year with our LearningGrids planning resources.

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Tania Johnston

Clicker Board and Sequencing

2nd January 2019
by Tania Johnston

I have created a short video to show how the Build a Snowman Sequencing set can be extended to support instruction writing, making use of the great features in Clicker Board.

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Tania Johnston

Christmas literacy focus

28th November 2018
by Tania Johnston

Using seasonal or topical themes can be a fun way to reinforce important literacy objectives.

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Joanne Gibbins

High-frequency words with Clicker

24th October 2018
by Jo Gibbins

It is really important that children learn how to read and spell the common words (often called high-frequency or sight words) that make up a large proportion of the words they will see and use most often in their everyday reading and writing...

Tania Johnston

Start your day with Clicker

19th September 2018
by Tania Johnston

Why not start the new school year with a fun daily routine that reinforces the days of the week, months of the year and the weather?

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Tania Johnston

Clicker Board story planners

13th August 2018
by Tania Johnston

Clicker Board story planner templates are ideal to use when children are planning their stories before writing them.

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Summer Haiku

4th July 2018
by Tania Johnston

Want to keep learners’ creative juices flowing over the long summer break? Check out the Clicker set Summer Haiku. This Word Bank provides 1, 2 and 3-syllable words...

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Joanne Gibbins

Speaking sets in Clicker

6th June 2018
by Jo Gibbins

Speaking is one of the four essential literacy skills that help children to become well-rounded communicators – not just in school, it’s a hugely important life skill too!