Many of you reading this blog will be grateful of the Spring holidays arriving when they have. Working in Dubai, we have had no February half term either so it has been a 13 week slog with a yearly government inspection, reports to parents (yes... spring reports!!), parent consultation meetings, assessment weeks, sports day and so on! You name it, it happened in the spring and yet again, very little change or addition to the site. I hang my head at the shame. I added a little to The Highwayman page and have also added a huge number of your suggestions for the Scenario Zone in the Early Morning Work section.
Despite the lack of care and dedication, the site continues to gain more followers, both through hits on the site and through the Facebook group (which now stands at 128 members)! The site now receives approximately 5000 - 6000 unique hits each day and regularly features in the top three returns on a Google search for Key Stage 2 Literacy. To be up there with the BBC and the TES is a massive compliment. The site is also a testament to the fact that anyone can have a go on the internet if they choose to. I am incredibly grateful to Weebly for giving me the chance to create this site and offer a number of tools to help those who teach, who are taught at school or home, and to advise a multitude of parents who aren't quite sure about what a subordinate clause or an opener is! Trust me when I say that we are bringing up a world of children who know their connectives from their metaphors. Just how useful it will be to them later in life is up for discussion, but I know that the basics are essential in creating writers who have all of the tools they need in order to be as creative and as formal as they wish to be in their writing.
I won't make promises to write again in a given time as no doubt school will get busy again, but I just wanted to reassure you that this is site will only continue to grow and will not be left to fester in the dark recesses of the world wide web. Take care.
Hi there! I am Mr Birch, a full time primary school teacher and creator of 'keystage2literacy.co.uk...' This website is currently dedicated to Literacy in the curriculum and hosts a collection of ideas that I have used with classes in the early years of my career.