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The Witches

The Witches

Vocabulary from Roald Dahl's popular story 'The Witches' is added to our Vocab module

Musings on the Word Gap

Musings on the Word Gap

CEO Jamie Fries explores the role that the world outside the school gates plays in the word gap, and what schools might do about it.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Vocabulary

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Vocabulary

Vocabulary and word list from the 2006 Holocaust novel 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne is added to our Vocab module

The Lottery - Vocabulary

The Lottery - Vocabulary

Vocabulary from Shirley Jackson's famous short story 'The Lottery' is added to our Vocab module

Wonder - Vocabulary

Wonder - Vocabulary

Vocabulary from R.J. Palacio's debut story 'Wonder' is added to our Vocab module

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - Vocabulary

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - Vocabulary

Vocabulary from C.S. Lewis's classic book 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' is added to our Vocab module

Primary Maths - Vocabulary

Primary Maths - Vocabulary

Maths vocabulary has been added to our Vocab module

Reading is a Superpower

Reading is a Superpower

In May it’s Children’s Book Week, which is an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children of primary school age. This year’s theme is absolutely brilliant (and true): Reading is a Superpower. We thought we’d ask some of ReadingWise’s primary school friends how they feel about superpowers and reading.

The House with Chicken Legs - Vocabulary

The House with Chicken Legs - Vocabulary

Vocabulary from Sophie Anderson's popular book 'The House with Chicken Legs' is added to our Vocab module

Vocab Update: Tier 2 and Academic Word List

Vocab Update: Tier 2 and Academic Word List

A massive resource of tier 2 words to support your school's vocabulary development

4 components of highly effective vocabulary development in schools

4 components of highly effective vocabulary development in schools

CEO Jamie Fries explores key components of delivering highly effective vocabulary development in schools.

International Children's Book Day

International Children's Book Day

The ReadingWise team is big on reading. Their aim is to help children who are struggling readers. To celebrate International Children's Book Day we’ve interviewed the ReadingWise Community team to find out about what books they loved to read as children and how reading fits into their lives now.

Overcoming the Forgetting Curve

Overcoming the Forgetting Curve

Our Vocab programme reinforces words that teachers are bringing to life in the classroom. You provide context - we help embed the words in learners' long-term memories. CEO Jamie Fries explores lessons learned from Hermann Ebbinghaus’ experiments and how they’re applied to aid vocabulary acquisition.

League Table

League Table

The league table offers schools another way to engage learners

Progress Bar Update

Progress Bar Update

A new feature to improve learners' sense of progress in Zip and Vocab

Avatars Are Here

Avatars Are Here

A new feature to spark joy in your learners.

The Hill We Climb - transcript

The Hill We Climb - transcript

Catch Up Funding 2020 - 2021

Catch Up Funding 2020 - 2021

The government has released updated details of the payments to support catch-up activity. Here is a summary.

Phonics Check for Year 2 Autumn Term 2020

Phonics Check for Year 2 Autumn Term 2020

UPDATED 8th SEPTEMBER. Schools are being asked to deliver the phonics screening check to pupils who missed it due to COVID-19. ReadingWise Zip provides a simple, effective resource focusing on either the 2017, 2018 or 2019 content.

Home Learning with ReadingWise: Comprehension

Home Learning with ReadingWise: Comprehension

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