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Talk for Writing

  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 Reception, the Talk for Writing Unit is called Mavis the Magical Cat by Jane Ralphs. Please click on this link to access the story and suggested activities. Reception Unit


Another unit of work has been released called The Amazing Adventures of Max by Sue Cove. 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.   Reception Unit 2

The third unit has now been released and is called Mouse's adventure by Jane Ralphs. Unit 3. We hope you find these resources useful.
The fourth unit of work is now available. It is a new story about Max, the black Labrador called Max's Jungle Adventures by Sue Cove. Click on the link Max's Jungle Adventure 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 Rainy-day Rabbit by sue Cove. Follow this link to the story and activity ideas. Unit 5