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Twinkl helps keep children reading over holidays with Summer Reading Hacks campaign 

Global educational publisher, Twinkl, has created a set of hacks to help children continue reading over the summer holidays.

To help keep children reading over the holidays, Twinkl Educational Publishing have created a list of simple Summer Reading Hacks. These are designed to be proactively used throughout the day to engage children in the world of reading.

These hacks can be...

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The Week Junior's Summer of Reading LIVE, The British Library, Saturday July 16, 2022.

The countdown is on for our fantastic line-up of children’s authors to come together on Saturday 16 July, 2022 at the prestigious and iconic London location, The British Library.

Take part in an interactive drawing masterclass with Rob Biddulph, join Sharna Jackson to hear about her brand new mystery adventure, or set off on an intrepid journey with M.G Leonard and Sam Sedgman — plus...

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Hundreds of children will have access to additional one-to-one reading support in primary schools following Schoolreaders marathon three month virtual fundraising event .

Race for Reading saw participants clocking up the miles by running, cycling, swimming, litter picking or walking their dogs to help the charity cover the distance around the world in 80 days.

Collectively, everyone...

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Reading is Magic Festival launches inclusive festival with star-studded cast of best-selling authors and illustrators. 

Reading is Magic Festival : Monday 26 – Friday 30 September 2022

“Every child has the right to have a planet to read on and see themselves reflected in a book.” Cressida Cowell

It’s time to step into a world of creativity with the inspirational annual Reading is Magic Festival this autumn!

The Reading is Magic Festival aims to promote creativity and connection through...

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English ‘fundamental’ to pupils’ educational success

Ofsted has published the latest in a series of reviews into different subjects across the curriculum. Today’s review looks at English. 

This review explores a wide and diverse range of research relating to English, to identify factors that can contribute to high-quality curriculums, pedagogy, assessment and schools’ systems for managing the subject. Ofsted’s education inspection framework (...

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Clock up the miles this Easter, and into the Summer term, in Schoolreaders Race for Reading and help more children leave primary school able to read well.

The 80-day virtual Around the World challenge runs until June 19th 2022. Set your distance, go it alone or with friends, family, your sports’ club or book group, and commit to walk, run, cycle, swim or even walk a dog to help cover the...

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Twinkl Phonics: Approved by Teachers, Parents, and now the Department for Education

Long recommended by schools and teachers, Twinkl Phonics is now validated by the Department for Education. After years of trust from the education community, the systematic synthetic whole-school phonics programme was approved by the DfE on 17th December.

Providing activities, guidance and resources for every phase, Twinkl’s proven phonics programme gives educators the resources and...

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The Unmumsy Mum Joins Literacy Charity to Bring Books to Children this Christmas

Author, Sarah Turner aka. ‘The Unmumsy Mum’ and Ambassador of literacy charity UK Reads led a South-West book drop to encourage a love of reading and support children who don’t own a book of their own at home.

Sarah visited a school and refuge centre in Exeter to distribute books and encourage people to donate to the charity’s Big Give Christmas Campaign.

Caroline Burkie, COO said: ‘...

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Chris and Rosie Ramsey to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story

The parenting duo are teaming up to read a story about friendship and being true to ourselves.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories has always been extremely special to me. As a mother it signals the end of a long, full day with your children, snuggles on the sofa and a bit of breathing time. I’m so happy we’ve been given the opportunity to be on the other side and read to the nation’s children,...
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Celebrate the joys of reading for pleasure ahead of National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day is on Monday 6 September

Reading isn’t just for National Read a Book Day, but it’s a great opportunity to focus on the benefits of reading for pleasure, says former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education resource experts PlanBee

Although it may look passive, reading is very much an active pastime. Children can learn and develop so many...