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UKLA News

UKA News Summer 2019

In this edition read about teachers participating in the UKLA Book Awards, our UKLA Ambassador to Brunei Malai Zeiti Sheikh Abdul Hamid, new competitions and events across the UK.

Building understanding, sharing identities

This is a chapter from the UKLA publication Literacy and Community: developing a primary curriculum through partnerships. It describes how a class teacher and a literacy consultant in a multilingual school in Birmingham developed a teaching sequence to explore identity and citizenship. The teacher, Katie Palmer, is now Deputy Head Teacher and Curriculum and Assessment Leader, and the school now has 356 children on roll. The book Literacy and Community invites readers to reflect on their own practice and the chapter ends with some prompt questions. If you find this article interesting, why not look in the UKLA bookshop for Literacy and Community for examples of partnerships with homes, parents and communities throughout the primary age range.

It’s Seriously Comic - a Year 2 Case Study

This article is an updated version of a chapter from the UKLA publication Beyond Words: Developing children’s response to multimodal texts where teachers in a multilingual school in Birmingham introduced children to multimodal texts through reading and making comic strip stories. Since this chapter was first written, the school has grown so that there are now 938 children on roll including the Nursery, and the Assistant Head Sarah Abraham is now Deputy Head Dr Sarah Allen.

UKLA News

UKLA News Spring 2019

The latest edition of UKLA News Spring 2019

UKLA Occasional Paper: English as an Additional Language

by Naomi Flynn

Teachers need readily accessible guidance that identifies the ‘how, when and why of EAL’ and this occasional paper goes some way to doing that by presenting the current state of play for EAL according to both research and practice.

English 4-11

The Tsunami project: writing narrative poetry

by Sukhvinder Bhoday, Jane Bednall

In an extended cross-curricular project, Years 3 and 4 create a poem scroll based on a traditional Bengali form of poetic narrative. Through drama, discussion and close examination of the original poem, the children came to understand the horrors of the tsunami and wrote and illustrated their own narrative poem, which they made into a scroll.

No secret: using good models to write narrative in Year 2

by Rebecca Kennedy

In this article, Rebecca Kennedy describes how a year 2 teacher has planned and taught a sequence of literacy lessons for young writers, with cross curricular links to geography and art. 

UKLA Book Awards

About the UKLA Book Awards 2019 Longlists

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Free Resources

UKLA Book Awards 10th Anniversary Film

A film by UKLA to celebrate the UKLA Book Awards 10th Anniversary. UKLA representatives talk about their favourite books from the past 10 years of the award.

UKLA Book Awards

UKLA Book Awards 2018 Shortlists

The only national book awards which are judged by teachers. View the 2018 shortlist.

UKLA News

UKLA News Summer 2018

In this edition, news of UKLA Award Winners, a school visit by illustrator Lucy Letherland, a spotlight on our new Developing a Culturally Inclusive Curriculum materials and a piece from UKLA long standing member Professor Greg Brooks.