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I am Mrs Tunnicliffe and I am a teacher at Riders Junior School. I work across Riders Infant and Junior School as an English leader (among other things). This means that I work hard to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening of children at Riders Infant and Junior School. I work with the children, teachers and support staff in both schools to make sure that children are getting better at English every day.


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Friday 28th November 2014


Today we looked at identifying feature of a discussion text and we did a spelling sentence and we relooked at an old SATs tests and discussed our level ๐Ÿ™‚ I was selected as star of the day because I was flexing my absorption and listening muscles. Katherine

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Biographies – could you help us?


This week we are trying to apply our knowledge and write a biography of our heroes: someone we look up to and admire. This might be a famous person; it might be someone in our family. We have researched our famous person today using search engines on the Internet but there are some facts that […]

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Nelson Mandela biography text map


This is the text map we have been using in English this week to learn about the life of Nelson Mandela, our current learning hero. Next week, we are going to start innovating this text to write a biography about Jub, the main character in the book ‘The lost happy endings’.

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Which is the most powerful synonym?


Have a go at this ‘Diamond Nine’ activity to order the synonyms in order of their effectiveness. When you’ve finished, explain your reasons in the box to the right.

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Our work on sentence openers

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Have a look at our padlet!

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How we ‘do’ writing targets at Riders


One of the things we have been working ย on this year is our writing targets and how we help children to know what they have to improve on to make progress in their writing. More now than ever in the age of social media, we need to learn to be clever with our words: we […]

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Writing exciting sentences


Today in year six we wrote some ‘exciting sentences’ based on the popular app, Temple Run. ‘Writing exciting sentences’ is a book from Alan Peat (@alanpeat) which gives models and examples of amazing sentences.   Today we ย looked at two sentence types: When; when; when, then. and Tell: show 3 exampes;__.   We wrote on […]

Accelerated Reader Stars – 28/02/14


This week’s reading stars are: 1st 100% Ben D โ€“ 3O Riley D โ€“ 4BL Chelsea H โ€“ 4BL Leonie โ€“ 4A Hayden C ย – 3O           5th 100% Lewis M โ€“ 5p Josh N โ€“ 4a Kerry B โ€“ 3O Tyler B โ€“ 3O Callum โ€“ 4A       […]

Amazing Work at Riders Page


I have set up a new page to showcase the amazing work I see at Riders. I was inspired by Mercedes in year six when she brought in the first chapter of her soon-to-be story. I was so impressed, I had to share it! Check it out by clicking HERE. More work coming soon!   […]

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