Emotional Literacy

Please support my class with their #StopDirtyPalmOil campaign – Education Article

In Year 4, we have been inspired by the latest Greenpeace Advert – There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom. The advert tells the story of Rang-Tan, a young Indonesian orangutan that has been forced out of her home by humans. It is a beautifully animated video with a very powerful message: We decided to look at the text used in the advert in more detail: There’s a Rang-tan in my bedroom and I don’t know what to do. She plays with…

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Continuing our Journey with the #StopDirtyPalmOil campaign – Education Article

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a project my Year 4 class had started, inspired by the recent Greenpeace advert – There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom. To read that blog post, which includes original questions linked to the advert, please click the picture: The response we received from the video the class created where they wrote in role as a helpless Orangutan, seeing their home destroyed was so positive and empowering.  Again you can read more about this…

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Reading Comprehension through Disney Villain Songs – Education Article

A couple of months ago, we released this eBook: The feedback from the eBook has been fantastic! You can get a taste of what is included in the eBook by clicking here. Building on this, I have now written and released another ebook, this time looking at Disney Villain Songs.  Click the picture to download a copy. Here is a taste of what is included in the Disney Villain Comprehension eBook: Tangled – Mother Knows Best You want to go…

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Deconstructing The New John Lewis Christmas Advert – Education Article

It is that time of year!! We’ve been waiting all year in anticipation for the new John Lewis Christmas Advert and I love this year’s effort. I know not everyone is a fan. Personally, I think it is more about people possibly not liking Elton John but the message of the advert is brilliant. If you’re not a fan, you can always use the adverts I have previously blogged about here: Here is this year’s advert: As always, I would start…

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