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See The Gruffalo Story Sack in TP at 428.6

 

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This White Paper outlines the steps necessary to enact such whole-system reform in England. It encompasses both profound structural change and rigorous attention to standards. It includes a plan for attracting and training even better teachers. It outlines a direction of travel on the curriculum and qualifications which allows us to learn from, and outpace, the world’s best.

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As current print and online subscribers to both Child Education Plus and Nursery Education Plus, we have access to all 7000+ resources (with more added each month). These include downloadable worksheets, posters, activities, interactive games and interactive whiteboard resources.

To access these resources, visit http://education.scholastic.co.uk/ and login with the following details: 

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Now in stock in the Teaching Practice area are a selection of sport books located mainly  in the 796’s and 613’s in TP- http://wptie1.wlv.ac.uk/TalisPrism/doSearch.do?storedSearchName=NewSEDbooks&storedSearchTarget=talislms

September the 13th is Roald Dahl Day, and a display has been put together in the Teaching Practice Area, it includes a selection of the wide range of Roald Dahl books we have in stock.

Selection of some of the new books

Selection of some of the new books

Owing to the big sort out of all the fiction stock I mentioned earlier, I noticed we could do with some more variety in the fiction section.

Recent additions to the collection have therefore focused on developing this area and include picture books, early readers, phonics books, junior fiction and teenage fiction (including the popular book The Hunger Games which I donated myself after reading it – unusual topic but gripping story!). There’s a combination of fiction books to use for teachers/teaching assistants to read in the classroom, as well as books for children to read themselves ranging right from beginners to accomplished readers. They are all available to borrow from TP FICTION (on the back wall).

I’ve also ordered copies of all the children’s books on the shortlists for the 2010 CILIP Carnegie Medal (for young adult fiction) and the 2010 CILIP Kate Greenaway medal (for picture books) – they should hopefully be arriving soon.

Hope you all had a relaxing Easter break and are feeling fully replenished for the new school term.

Just a short post to keep you up-to-date with activity in the Teaching Practice room. As you may have noticed, the fiction books along the back wall are being changed to a new classification. They will now all be shelved together (picture books and junior fiction) under the TP FICTION classification with the first three letter of the author as the suffix, so for example TP FICTION DAH for the books by Roald Dahl. Hopefully this will make them easier to find, but please bear with us whilst we are changing them as some will be on the new scheme and some on the old. We hope to have them all sorted in the next few weeks. If you’re struggling to find any, come to the information helpdesk and we’ll give you a hand.

Great to see so many of you in there recently taking advantage of the extra study space for assignments and lesson planning! 🙂

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