Tuesday, April 23, 2013
We would like to share Hans Grundin and Elizabeth Hunter-Grundin's comments on the National Curriculum Framework KS1 – Year 1 Programme of Study for Reading. Free to members to download below.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
In UKLA’s statements of principle on curriculum change, available on the UKLA website here we state that language study is a vitally important aspect of learning in English, and that grammar is an important strand of language study, for its own intrinsic interest and for its contribution to communication and the making of meaning. However, if grammatical knowledge, spelling and punctuation are to make positive contributions to children’s writing, they need to be taught and assessed in the context of writing meaningful texts, not as sets of ‘facts’ or ‘rules’...
To read the full UKLA Statement on Teaching Grammar, download the pdf below.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The UKLA Book Awards are the only national awards chosen by teachers, this year from Liverpool, Leicester and Manchester. The shortlists are announced today. Click here to be taken to the Book Awards homepage where you can download the shorltists, what teachers say about the books and the press release.
Monday, March 04, 2013
National charity Beanstalk consulted UKLA to inform its new Charter for Children’s Literacy, calling for a raft of interventions to improve reading standards amongst young people. You can read more about Beanstalk here or download the Charter for Children's Literacy below.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Given the multitude of proposed curriculum changes at all key stages from early years/foundation stage to post-16, we felt it was important to set out some of the statements of principle that UKLA feels are central to our ongoing discussions. The statements are available to download below.
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