On Learning Poems By Heart

The National Curriculum for English in Key Stage 2 has, as Statutory requirements, the need for pupils to develop the ability to speak expressively and fluently and to be able to commit poems to memory – to learn them by heart. Whilst I was a big fan of Spike Milligan as a kid, and whilst […]

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From Now Til Christmas

  This post is 10% perspiration and 90% procrastination; even the perspiration is only just because I am wearing a heavy jumper. Sometimes this is just how it is – you wake up, think about doing work, watch Andrew Marr, eat a few sausages, do a bit of speculative betting, buy a coffee and then […]

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