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Go crazy with colour this half term

I have been putting together some activities for the Inkpots’ half term workshop which is all about ‘Under the Sea’ and have been looking at some lovely pictures of mermaids and coral reefs. Although spring is tantalisingly close, there are still many dull days and when I was doing the research I was struck at […]

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The boy who sailed

Inkpots books of 2015

A little late in the day, I have gathered our collective thoughts together about which books inspired, delighted and comforted us here at Inkpots in 2015. One of the delights of running Inkpots is that it is a gathering place for those of us who simply adore reading. Many of us grownups trace our love […]

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A winter reading list

Even though the weather has been unseasonably warm, I am feeling the need to hunker down with a good book. It’s the literary equivalent of closing the curtains, lighting candles and lamps and stoking a fire. Maybe it’s the fact that I have just celebrated a birthday, but I’m also feeling nostalgic. So my winter […]

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The importance of reading

Last week, I had a conversation with a nine-year-old at one of our Inkpots workshops, about the number of books she had at home, waiting to be read. This particular child – along with many others who come to Inkpots – is an avid reader and she reeled off the titles that were waiting for […]

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Autumn activities

The recent lovely autumn weather here has inspired us at Inkpots to do lots of creative things around the theme. We are sharing some of the children’s illustrations and poems on social media using the hashtag #awesomeautumn. Here are a few more ideas: Write an acrostic autumn poem. There are no tricky letters to start […]

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Back to blogging

Over the summer months, the work of Inkpots slowed down considerably as we only had two workshops over the school summer holidays. However, it’s an ideal time to do some sorting, organising and planning. Quieter days have meant a period of quiet reflection and it was an ideal time to give some thought to how […]

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BLOG POST: Final tips for Year 6

Relax! Some ideas for preparing for exams   It isn’t all about revising and working really, really hard (although these things are important). You need to look after yourself as well! Food is your friend! Make sure you eat plenty of food which is good for you, to keep your energy levels up. Try to […]

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BLOG POST: Tips on organisation at SATs time

The Inkpots Guide to Getting Organised One of the easiest and best ways to help yourself prepare for your SATs is to get organised! If you think you are already very well sorted, then give yourself a big pat on your back. But, most of us actually need a bit of support from time-to-time. Being […]

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