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December Newsletter 2015. watch the videos as well
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Try making this no added sugar recipe for Peanut butter biscuits and also How to become a super Speller now
Peanut butter biscuits
130g organic, smooth peanut butter, supermarket's own brand
Mix the above thoroughly in a bowl with a metal spoon until all the wheatgerm is absorbed.
Place the mixture on the left side of a piece of baking parchment 50cm by 38cm. Fold the right half over the left and press down firmly, until the mixture is flat and stuck together. Cut the flattened mixture into squares 5cm by 5cm and place in a preheated oven (fan 150) for twenty minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Place the biscuits in an airtight plastic container to store and consume within a week.
Key points to becoming a super speller...Please watch the video by clicking here.
- Children and pupils need to believe that they are good spellers.
- They have to value the importance of spelling in their life at a level of 8 out of 10.
- It is essential they make spelling interesting and fun for themselves.
- Once the above is in place, the technique to become a super speller will be far easier for children and pupils to learn.
- Break the word up into chunks.
- The children then need to choose their favorite cartoon character and colour.
- They have to imagine their favorite cartoon character up on a blank wall, slightly to their left or imagine the cartoon character on a screen in their mind's eye with their eyes closed.
- It is vital that the children then say the sounds or letter names out loud, tracing the letters as they are putting them on this imaginary screen, letter by letter in their favourite colour.
- When they can say the letters correctly, they can write the word down and then they can have a go at spelling it backwards verbally. This is just to show that they are using their visual memories in the learning process.
- Do not get the children to spell backwards once you know that they are using their visual memories, just remind them of the process.
If you have missed previous newsletters, you can read them online by following the links below.
- Autumn 2015 - How to become a super speller
- November 2013 - I often get asked by parents: “Why does my child forget words they have read on one page when they come across the same words on the next page?”
- February 2013 - Exam Preparation Advice
- August 2012 - The lauch of Izzy's e-book and this website