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Reading for pleasure: inspiring children to read

November 30, 2021

Reading is not just something that children should do in school, it needs to be an everyday part of our lives and something we choose to do at all...

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11 Plus vocabulary – How to build a rich vocabulary

November 15, 2021

We have supported over 50,000 children through their 11 Plus exams over the last 18 years. One of the elements that benefit children the most is...

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Guide to handwriting styles: The big handwriting debate – to join or not to join?

October 19, 2021

  A recent article in the TES about handwriting styles has reignited debate amongst the educator and parent community over the benefits of...

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Helping your child to read: Ways to engage!

March 16, 2021

Create a reading culture that inspires and changes their mindset from seeing reading as a chore. Looking for tips for parents to help with reading at...

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Explore Learning Writers' Awards Shortlist

Explore Learning Writers’ Awards Shortlist 

November 6, 2020

Explore Learning Writers’ Awards has come to an end and our judges have certainly been inspired by all of your glorious talents fuelled tales!...

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Greg James shares his writing wisdom

October 9, 2020

Greg James, Explore Learning Writers’ Awards 2020 judge, is here to share his pearls of writing wisdom. Not only is he a Radio DJ, but he’s also...

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Top Writing Tips for Young Authors from David Walliams

October 2, 2020

Explore Learning Writers’ Awards is here! So we thought we’d re-share 2018 judge David Walliams’ pearls of wisdom writing tips, just in case you...

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Explore Learning Writers’ Awards 2020 judged by Greg James

September 25, 2020

Everyone has a talent; anyone can be a writer. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that our Explore Learning Writers’ Awards 2020...

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How parents can help with writing at home

April 21, 2020

We’ve brought together some of our favourite ideas that support fearless writing that parents can use to help children write at home. Whether it’s...

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Finding the funny: Advice on writing a comedy

June 4, 2019

How do you write a comedy? Jeff Norton is the best-selling author of nine novels for young people – read his advice for finding the funny…...

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