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  The Academy is proud to use Talk for Writing in our English Lessons, from Nursery through to Year 2. We are delighted to share with you, teaching units that Pie Corbett, the founder of Talk for Writing, has devised for home-school learning. 


He explains: The units are age-related but please pick and choose what is right for each child. They all include a model text which is also available as a streamed audio recording. – Pie is presenting a free, daily, interactive literacy show with language games, creative writing, poet of the day and author of the week. Ideal for families and schools.


In Year 1, the Talk for Writing Unit is called Sidney Spider: A Tale of Friendship by Alison Cooper. Please click on this link to access the story and suggested activities. Year 1 Unit

 Another unit of work has been released called Pippety Skycap, a tale of mischief! by Jane Ralphs. A voluntary donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital is suggested if you access these resources; please be rest assured that as an academy, we have made a donation. Please use this link to access the story and suggested activities.  Year 1 Unit 2
The third unit has now been released and is called Sayeeda, the Pirate princess by Alison Cooper. Unit 3. We hope you find these resources useful.
The fourth unit of work is now available. It is a new story called Brian Bear's Picnic by Alison Cooper. Click on the link Brian Bear's Picnic to find the story and lots of activities.  
We hope these resources have been useful to you. This is the fifth and final unit, the story is called Bob, the bubble who wanted to be useful by Jane Ralphs. Follow this link to the story and activity ideas.  Unit 5