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June story starters

This month we are sharing some ideas for stories to help young writers start their stories; we know that some like to look at a picture for inspiration and others prefer the actual start of stories to get them thinking – so here are both. (Hope you like the spooky castle!)   Here are some […]

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Responding to news of terrorist attacks

After the Manchester Arena bombing a few weeks ago, I considered writing a post about the steps I take whenever a terrorist attack is in the news and may affect the children and young people who come to Inkpots. With 24-hour news and access to phones, children are much more aware of world events, and […]

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Inspired by Michael Rosen and David Walliams

I am a devoted BBC Radio 4 listener and one of the absolute joys is Michael Rosen on Word of Mouth on Tuesday afternoons. I catch this as I am driving home from Inkpots and it’s always a delight to hear such interesting discussions about words, language development and the importance of being playful with […]

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