World Book Day – Thursday 2nd March 2017

World Book Day – Thursday 2nd March 2017

wbd20Next week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day. The World Book Day Website is full of brilliant ideas to support Early Learning and Childcare (ELCC), schools and partners in supporting World Book Day.

For age/stage specific resources, click the images below:




This year’s feature The Imagination Channel can be used alongside the World Book Day resources. Click the image below for the The Imagination Channel.


Let us know what you’re up to on World Book Day by leaving a comment; we’d love to share the work that you’re doing!

Myths, Folktales and Fairytales

Wanting to explore Myths, Folktales or Fairytales as part of your Literacy Workshop? Check out the Scholastic: Myths, Folktales and Fairytales site.


CLICK HERE – Scholastic: Myths, Folktales and Fairytales

On the site you will find links to a number of myths, folktales and fairytales which can be explored and analysed.

Wanting to develop myths through the writing process? Be sure to check out the Myths Brainstorming Machine section of the site.


CLICK HERE – Scholastic: Myths Brainstorming Machine

Future Me Scot

Read, Write, Count‘s new campaign ‘Future Me Scot‘ has been launched across the country.

This is an opportunity for families with children in P1 – P3 to see that their role in learning together is useful and purposeful, supporting their child in their hopes and dreams.

Check out the Future Me Scot video which can be shared with families:

Future Me Scot aims to get families talking with their children about their dreams and sharing these dreams with others across the country on their website. Check out some of the dreams that children have started to share across Scotland.bridge-builder


A Digital Toolkit has been created for schools. This includes information for practitioners on Future Me Scot, activities which can be shared with families and social media posts which can be shared with families on school social media accounts.


CLICK HERE – Digital Toolkit

In addition to this leaflets for all P1 – P3 children will be sent directly to schools to go home with children in P1 – P3.

The four week campaign nurtures the hopes, dreams and ambitions of all children in Scotland by encouraging families to ask: ‘What are your dreams for the future?’

Pen Fifty Words – February 2017

This month’s ’50 Word Fiction’ from the Scottish Book Trust evokes images of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recalled by the hot air balloons and the mysterious kingdom in the background. Using the image below as a stimulus, learners can create a story of no more than 50 words.


The deadline is Tuesday 28th February 2017. The Young Writers category is open to all children and young people under 18.

CLICK HERE – 50 Word Fiction (Picture Inspiration)

Fairtrade Friday

On our travels, we’re always looking for ideas to share to support the development of Literacy, Language and Communication. Thank you to Lauren Nelson from Smithton Primary School for allowing us to share the learning from her classroom.

In preparation for Fairtrade Fortnight (27th February – 12th March 2017), P6 at Smithton Primary School have been looking at all things chocolate. This has taken them down the direction of a learning context around advertising and the use of language to entice and evoke emotion through descriptive vocabulary.

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P6 have been playing around with the names of some of the nation’s favourite chocolate bars to experiment with ideas during the writing process. This will now lead onto some work with creating advertisment brands.

Fairtrade Fortnight is a great opporutnity to support the development of literacy, language and communication and Learning for Sustainability. CLICK HERE for classroom resources for Fairtrade Fortnight.