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Spelling

Alphablocks

Educational fun. O has the most extraordinary day ever, with a goat on a boat, a mole in a hole and a magic golden discovery. This episode introduces the long O sound, the digraphs '-oa-', '-oe-' and '-o-e-' and the words goat, boat, float, doe, hoe, toe, hole, hope, rope, mole and home.

Alphablocks

When Alphablock I starts making up new laws, AU are soon on the run, with AW in hot pursuit! This episode introduces the digraphs '-au-' and '-ou-' and the words law, lawn, paw, draw, Paul, haunt and launch.

The Spelling Mistakes Song

Punctuation

Why is punctuation important in news? | English Language - Punctuation Rules

Blue Peter presenter Radzi and a group of young children set out to discover why punctuation is important for clarity in the BBC newsroom.

Punctuation for adverts - brackets, commas and dashes | English Language - Punctuation Rules

Blue Peter presenter Radzi and a group of children visit an advertising agency to learn about the importance of punctuation in advertisements.

Grammar

Verbs and adverbs in sport | English Language - Punctuation Rules

Blue Peter presenter Radzi and a group of children visit Manchester City Football Club to learn about why grammar and punctuation are so important in sports journalism.

Top Writing Tips from Famous Authors

Philip Pullman: Writing a best-selling novel | English Language - How to Write

Philip Pullman describes the workings of a novelist's mind and offers encouragement and advice to anyone daunted by the task of writing a long, continuous piece of work.

Michael Morpurgo: How to write great stories | English Language - How to Write

Author Michael Morpurgo reveals where he finds inspiration and explains how he writes his best-selling stories.

How to write recounts with Michael Rosen | English - Facts about Non-Fiction

Suitable for 5-14s. Author Michael Rosen gives his top tips on how to write an engaging recount. From a series of BBC clips teaching key writing skills.

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