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Jennifer Jenkins, Literacy Co-ordinator at St Paul’s CE Primary School in Nuneaton, finds the drama of Space Story an irresistible starting point for some out of this world writing.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… lift off! Louise Dobson, teacher and educational writer, shows you how to get your topic off the ground by exploring Space Story with your class.

Paul Mason, author of Sports Day on Mount Olympus, has lived all around the world and is currently writing and teaching in New Zealand. He answers our questions on behalf of your class.

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Lee Parkinson, of Davyhulme Primary School, Manchester, explores what being a champion really means and retells a story that is guaranteed to make you.

If ‘love sport, hate writing’ is a common theme in your class, try out some of children’s author, Tom Palmer’s inspirational scenarios.

Take a closer look at the characters in Sports Day on Mount Olympus and develop them through drama and writing. Based on ideas by classteacher Corrina Burge.

Sports Day on Mount Olympus provides heaps of opportunities for exploring language in a fun and engaging way. The story is full of colourful expression, simile and hyperbole – and children will enjoy being language detectives and identifying the different writing techniques that the author uses.

Author and poet Brenda Williams talks to us about her writing and how she found inspiration for A Thumping Great Rabbit right on her doorstep.

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Give your class all the tools they need to become master influencers with this excellent lesson on persuasive writing.

It's always a good time to hunt out some special stories and celebrate the magic of storytelling in school.

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