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5 Reasons Why We Should Never Forget D-Day.

Early on the 6th June 1944 D-Day began. It was the beginning of Operation Overlord. This was the military operation that would ultimately bring about the defeat of Hitler’s Nazi Germany and the end...

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How to Teach Your Child Phonics

Why do we use phonics? Phonics is one way of teaching young children to read. It is a very important step in the process of learning to read, particularly for children aged 5-7 yrs....

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7 Children’s Books for Easter

As well as the chocolate eggs and Easter treats, why not pick up a book and read it with your child? Buy them a book to go with their chocolate eggs? There are plenty...

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Top Tips for Exam Revision

It’s that time of year again, when students are starting to revise and prepare for their exams. It can be a worrying and stressful time for a lot of students, but it needn’t be...

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How To Be A Better Writer

Whether you’re writing something creative like a story, or something more formal like a letter, good writing is an invaluable skill. There are hundreds of ways you can improve your writing, and the internet...

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Making Books

Today is World Book Day! One of the highlights of the school calendar for teachers and students alike. Its magic is two-fold, because we all get to indulge in dressing up (I have been...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27th marks Holocaust Memorial Day. On this day we remember the millions of Jews that were murdered in the concentration camps by the Nazis during World War II. It is very important that each...

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New Year Resolution – Pick up a Book!

January is here again! Once again we will all be looking to become better people. Be it slimmer, smoke-free, alcohol refraining, multi-lingual, kinder or less-stressed. The list goes on. For many, these admirable aims...

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Blackhen’s Book List for Children

What would you like to read next? As a tutor for Blackhen Education, parents ask for my suggestions about books. Sometimes they are for further reading around a topic, but more often than not...

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7 Tips for Reluctant Readers

  How can I get my child to read? This is probably the most frequent question an English teacher gets asked. Actually, it is usually ‘How can I get my son to read?’ That’s...