On average, one in three children in every UK classroom is dyslexic, which amounts to around 1.2 million. This means that a number of those who come to Inkpots face challenges with reading, writing and comprehension. To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Day, we’ve put together some resources that may help you in supporting your child, particularly […]
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The start of the new school term will be meaning a series of new challenges for families with a young person transitioning from primary to high school. At Inkpots, we said goodbye to a large number of Year 6s at the end of the summer term; they all seemed more than ready to move on […]
If you need something to top up your creativity in the last few weeks of the summer, we’re here to help! Here’s part one of our creative activity ideas, so dive in and get inspired! If you want to be inspired by books… Two worlds collide: key components of a good story are dialogue, characters […]
From time to time at Inkpots, children come to holiday workshops not knowing anybody else, and our way of doing things is new to them too. Over the years, I have developed a few strategies for settling new children in, especially those who are a little anxious. I have pulled some of these ideas together […]
This blog is going slightly off course from the usual subjects I cover, but in the UK it is very pertinent as we are approaching SATS week. If you are in another country, you too may be approaching exams for 11 year olds at school, so this may be relevant too. Over the past few […]
It was a great deal of pleasure that we announce the opening of the Inkpots Writers’ Hut! This is a new group for children in Years 6 and 7 and initially we will meet once a month. Our first meeting is on Saturday 1 October 2016 from 2 – 3.30pm at St John’s Church, Burgess […]
Welcome back! This week it’s been great to hear from some of you and hear all about what you’ve been doing. I’ve also received a book review from Ellen – why don’t you do one too and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org So – here are some more activities for this week. Don’t forget […]
We are thrilled to announce that we’re having an Inkpots summer party!
It’s also going to be a teddy bear’s picnic as we now have our very own bears too!