Climate change is the Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2023. Find out about children’s evolving use of language and analysis from Oxford University Press.
Blog posts for: English
Headteacher Tracey Smith shares her ideas for fun and easy games you can play to build your toddler’s vocabulary and boost their confidence with words.
From storytelling games to alternative Christmas stories, encourage your child’s creative writing during with our top tips for creative writing at Christmas.
It might seem strange to spell the same word differently. Is it -ise or -ize at the end? Which is right? Is it American or English? Find out here!
Coming up with a great story idea can be tricky, so we’ve gathered together four fun activities to inspire your child’s creative writing as we celebrate creativity and imagination this September.
Queen is the Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2022. Find out about children’s evolving use of language and analysis from Oxford University Press.
Anxiety is the 2021 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year. Find out about children’s evolving use of language and analysis from Oxford University Press.
Win copies of Big Words for Little People: Celebrate and Our World, for great ways to introduce new vocabulary to children aged 3+ (January 2022)
Win copies of a Roald Dahl book bundle, to broaden vocabulary and have fun with language (September 2021)
Find out how using dictionaries and thesauruses can expand your child’s vocabulary and help them enjoy learning.
A recent report highlights the link between children’s early language skills and their life chances. We look at simple everyday activities to boost your child’s communication, language and reading skills.
Finished a first draft of your short story and not sure what to do next? Read Christopher Edge’s top tips for polishing your story to perfection.