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Ian Eagleton AWAY FOR A BIT!

Yay! To celebrate the news that our Shakespeare-themed picture book Violet’s Tempest is being published next year, I’ve got a copy of What’s So Special About Shakespeare by to ! Just RT (no need to follow!). I’ll pick the winner on 28.9.20. UK only! https://t.co/lKmdjnCMpj


We look forward to the day when we hear the sound of children singing in classrooms again. That day will come. https://t.co/CctWF4xtJJ


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Martin Robinson

A moving account of a headteacher's week https://t.co/fnNQr0MLZz

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BMAT have a vacancy for an Educational Welfare Officer based at designated academies across Essex. For more information visit -https://t.co/OdgRtVIcYA https://t.co/4PXjm8Pc3P

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Department for Education

If your child develops symptoms, here’s what you need to do. Only book a test if you develop symptoms. This will help make sure people who need a test can get one. For more information visit: https://t.co/wIRNMYE87A https://t.co/pdUn4u5luT

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Philip Ardagh

David McKee - winner of the 2020 - is not only a talented artist & writer, but also an extremely kind & considerate person, which is strongly reflected in his superb body of work; and genuinely humble person, as reflected in today's speech. https://t.co/mIx7vwjSqo


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Cressida Cowell

Sad to hear of the death of Sam McBratney, co-creator with Anita Jeram of 'Guess How Much I Love You'. 'I love you to the moon and back' resonated across the world...A lovely tribute to his 'gentle celebration of unconditional love' here in the Guardian: https://t.co/sMgbAOhqGU

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Anthony Evans

Colleagues - can we get a big shout out to all the school office staff out there. They are currently the unsung heroes of our schools right now. Fielding phone calls, monitoring attendance & having to work like a medical call centre. It's a tough job & they do it well. Please RT https://t.co/VFZQng2ckf

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There are still a few 15-hour funded spaces left in both our morning AND our afternoon Nursery for three-year-old children. Please call the school office for more information and an application form. https://t.co/yvCBJUrUEx

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Forest Hall School

Our virtual open evening is tonight! You can access our live event at 5pm and find more information on Forest Hall School via https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/TJManWsOYe


A beautiful legacy. https://t.co/Br7QpQBdnI

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Anybody like a limited edition print???? Pre-order to get yours! Email 📩 storiesbythesea.com - publication day 15th October. Hardback £8.99 https://t.co/lHuj305DGF


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Always there all day every day for anyone feeling suicidal. https://t.co/e6E6IR7rS1

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Department for Education

A big thank you to teachers and other school staff for helping children get Tag in your child’s school to show your appreciation. https://t.co/bVazd5nKnJ


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Kelly Ashley #WordPower

Did you know that the most common sound in the English language is the schwa? This is the ‘uh’ sound in words like ‘cinema’ and ‘the.’ Interestingly, ‘schwa’ is a German word but meaning comes from a Hebrew word meaning ‘emptiness’ as if the sound isn’t there at all.


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Aunty Malorie Blackman

RIP Chadwick Boseman. Thank you for all the amazing films and good works. And thank you for Black Panther, which made the adult me smile and the child in me rejoice because - at last. Rest in eternal peace and power. 😔 https://t.co/aeQh4iaE7J


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BBC Breaking News

Africa is now free of polio, international body says - the disease once paralysed thousands of children on the continent https://t.co/T6jgEu7WC5


Condolences to Sir Ken Robinson’s family. His work and writing on education has changed children’s experiences and teachers’ practices for the better. What a legacy to behold. https://t.co/0bvk6AWrL7


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Dermot O'Leary

Sadly this was my wedding ring & bag that was stolen. I’m sure I won’t see them again, but I’d really like it if he didn’t have the opportunity to steal yours. Please have a good look at the picture & if you recognise him call 101 ref 6195/21aug Dx https://t.co/esifysCOTM

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Read, Write, Inc. (RWI)

If your child is in Reception or Year 1, they will have a daily phonics lesson. We use the Read, Write, Inc. (RWI) phonics scheme to teach early reading. If your child is in Year 2, they may have daily RWI lessons. If your child is in Year 3, they may have regular phonics interventions.  

The daily phonics teaching plan below is there if you choose to use it, depending on your own confidence and time. You may choose to watch the daily phonics lesson with your child and you may wish to read the e books which are available for free. You may wish to pick and choose from the activities below. There is no expectation that you will do this; it is here if you want to.


Daily phonics teaching plan

Watch the half hour lessons on the RWI YouTube platform. To access the lessons, click on this link: 


You don’t have to watch the lessons live; they will stay on the platform for 24 hours. Check the table below to know which live lessons your child should watch.

Red group

Set 1 speed sounds

9:30 daily

Green and Purple groups

Set 2 sounds

10:00 daily

Orange, Blue and Grey groups

Set 3 sounds

10:30 daily


Spell the words taught and reviewed in the online lesson – you could also teach other words that have the sound in.


Spell common exception words for your child’s year group – these can be found at https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/.  Scroll down and look at Learning at Home Activities which is split into year groups.


After spellings, choose one RWI book from the free RWI  e books available on Oxford Owl, (some groups currently only have 1 book available) which are noted below. To access the e books, go to https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/, click on Levels, then Read Write Inc Level and choose the colour group your child is in.


  • Ask your child to read the book out loud.
  • They should use a pointer e.g. a pencil or a ruler to read the words. 
  • You could practise reading it together to start with and then ask your child to read. 
  • The book you choose should be read every day, until your child is fluent. 
  • There are guides and questions at the end/back of the e book to work through.


Current RWI e books available on the Oxford Owl site – you should choose the colour that matches the colour RWI book your child brings home. 


Red : Sun, hat, fun, Nog in the Fog

Green : Rag the rat, Go and Play, Let’s Go, Nip and Chip

Purple : Run, Run, Run, Skateboard Sid and the Hat, What is it? Red Ned

Pink : The Big Match, Dragon Bay, Baboons, The Troll in the Pond

Orange : Black birds, We can play

Blue : A hole in my tooth, Save the Whale, Our Incredible Planet

Grey : The Ice and Snow book, A job for Jordan


Practise handwriting through the variety of activity sheets also on the site, under Learning at Home Activities.


YouTube Speed Sounds lessons update

From 1st June:

All lessons will be available at 9.30 am.

Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart.
Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.

New daily films:

  • Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently. 
  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Reception.
  • Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y1.
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 2: reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)

For an updated schedule and further information on our new films, head to www.ruthmiskin.com.

Supporting learning anywhere

Read, Write, Inc. have made even more free resources available which can be recommended for children who are continuing to learn at home.

The new free resources include:

  • Two more Yellow Non-Fiction eBooks, by popular demand
  • More Sound Blending Books – we now have five Sound Blending eBooks to ensure a wider range of words are covered, including CVC, CCVC and CVCC words
  • Fresh Start mapping chart to show how the free Read Write Inc. Phonics eBooks can be used by Fresh Start pupils
  • A video introducing parents to the free resources available on Oxford Owl for Home.

Click here for the free resources.

Reading Eggs is a website which is offering 30 days of free access for parents. Click on this link to read more about it. You may find it helpful if you have pre-school age children as well as children of school age: https://readingeggs.co.uk/


General Reading Opportunities

If children are well, beyond the work packs, they should read as much as they can and those looking after them should read to them, again as much as possible because the benefits are priceless. There are also online storytime sessions, including the following:


Storytime with Nick

From Monday 20th April, you can watch and listen to Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller. See him in action here.
Three stories will be published each week on the RWI YouTube channel and are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. So far, they are filming stories by Jeanne Willis, Tom Percival, Jill Murphy, Cressida Cowell and Claire Freedman.

Most films will be available for the period of school closure.

Astronauts reading stories from space.


The author Oliver Jeffers will read one of his stories and talk about some of the things that went into making it; it will be added to his website.



World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click on the following link to access them.



An increasing number of children’s authors are reading stories online. These can be found here: 



DfE English Resources

The DfE have published an extensive list of resources which are free of charge to support children's education at home. Here are the English resources:


Free access to Collins Big Cat ebooks and worksheets


EasyPeasy app

EasyPeasy is an award winning app with hundreds of game ideas and activities to play with your 2 - 5 year old child at home, keeping them entertained and on track with their learning too!

Try proven games for free until 31st May. Parents and carers can sign up to get EasyPeasy on their mobile phone 
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