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Idea 249: Writing a Narrative with ‘The Pixar Formula’ including FREE RESOURCES!

Have you heard of the Pixar formula? Apparently, any story that is to be developed by the massively successful movie studio Pixar must follow a simple but incredibly effective formula. The formula is just six sentence starters: 1. Once upon … Continue reading

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Idea 153: Introducing a New Topic Activity

This was something that I saw used whilst at university, and I immediately knew I’d give it a go with my class. I was introducing the topic of El Salvador to my Year 6 class for Geography. I started by … Continue reading

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Idea 152: Collaborative Elicitation Activity

I needed to do an elicitation activity in Science recently at the start of a new topic. Previously I’d tried just having the children writing down on a blank piece of paper everything they knew about a topic. I found … Continue reading

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