The Antlered Ship: A Voyage Into Whole Class Reading

This year, in June and July, my final six whole class reading sessions with my Year 2 class focused on a profoundly moving, exciting picture book called ‘The Antlered Ship’, written by Dashka Slater and illustrated by The Fan Brothers. It’s published by Beach Lane Books. I had read Rob Smith’s review and blog about…

Grandad’s Island: Exploring new worlds and mobilising memory

“To read the artist’s picture is to mobilise our memories and our experience of the visible world and to test his image through tentative projections…It is not the ‘innocent eye’, however, that can achieve this match but only the inquiring mind that knows how to probe the ambiguities of vision.” (Gombrich, 1962: 264 cited in…

I Am What I Am: My Reading Journey

Jon Biddle’s work on ‘Reading Rivers’ on the Research Rich Pedagogies website run by @OpenUni_RfP  and AF Harrold’s moving look back at the books which have shaped his life, inspired and encouraged me to reflect upon my own reading journey and the books which have shaped my life.  As a child, I hated reading. That…