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Teaching Primary Drama
Teaching Primary Drama
by Brian Woolland
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb guide to teaching drama in primary schools, 19 Nov. 2015
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This is a superb guide to teaching drama in primary schools. Clearly laid out and packed with useful ideas, it is divided into four sections.

Part 1, 'Drama in Practice' looks at starting points, working methods and drama techniques. It gives very helpful guidelines for organising drama, including advice on control and discipline, questioning techniques and working with children in the early years. This section would be very useful for teachers beginning to use drama, as well as those with more experience.

Further sections of the book look at the use of drama in an integrated curriculum as well as planning and assessment. Perhaps the most useful section looks at extended examples of drama lessons and units for different age-ranges with links to the National Curriculum and the Primary Framework for Literacy. Despite the updating of the National Curriculum, the material remains relevant, including developing drama from art and narrative poetry, using drama to investigate history and to explore traditional and contemporary stories. Any teacher wishing to use drama to support creativity and learning across the curriculum would benefit from using this clearly written and highly practical book.


A group photograph, before, now & in-between
A group photograph, before, now & in-between
by Andrew Tatham
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book and inspirational family history, 5 Nov. 2015
Although this book was written to accompany an exhibition it very much stands on its own as a testament to the incredible research and personal journey of the author. It makes personal the story of each man in this group photograph and has made me think again about war photography. In addition, Tatham has invented his own version of graphic family trees to bring the stories alive. Beautifully laid out and a book that I will return to again and again.


Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories: Storytelling and story acting in the early years
Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories: Storytelling and story acting in the early years
by Trisha Lee
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy guide to an effective method of learning and playing, 14 Sept. 2015
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A really well-thought out and clearly-explained guide to Helicopter storytelling. It's a simple concept that in theory virtually anyone should be able to do when working with young people, but the author makes sure that you avoid any pitfalls and gives you advice on how to get started. I like the examples she gives so that you have a good idea of what children may come up with. I think this technique should be used much more widely with young children - maybe now it will!


How To Get A Girlfriend: guide to finding out how to get a girlfriend
How To Get A Girlfriend: guide to finding out how to get a girlfriend

1.0 out of 5 stars No Advice Whatsoever, 30 Jun. 2015
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This very very short book gives no actual advice. It repeats a few points over and over in different chapters. These points are about why you want a girlfriend. It doesn't tell you how. It is also very poorly written.


Brooks Adrenaline Asr 11 Gtx W, Women's Running Shoes, Vintage Indigo/Midnight/Purple 5 UK
Brooks Adrenaline Asr 11 Gtx W, Women's Running Shoes, Vintage Indigo/Midnight/Purple 5 UK

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the Job!, 10 Feb. 2015
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Excellent shoes for the winter months. They keep my feet completely dry without overheating. They are slightly stiffer than my usual shoes but you soon get used to that - just the job!


Sony XDRC706DBP DAB+/DAB Digital Clock Radio
Sony XDRC706DBP DAB+/DAB Digital Clock Radio

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars setting alarm is like safe-cracking, 6 Feb. 2015
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Stylish and good radio but setting the alarm is like safe-cracking. It takes 10 presses on three different buttons to switch on the alarm.


The Martian
The Martian
Price: £4.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great if you like physics lessons, 26 Aug. 2014
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All about how to solve scientific challenges on Mars. Not so great if your idea of a good book isn't maths and physics turned into a story.


Thick Brown Sideburns Mutton Chops Old Man Bradley Wiggins Farmer Fancy Dress
Thick Brown Sideburns Mutton Chops Old Man Bradley Wiggins Farmer Fancy Dress
Offered by Theme Fancy Dress
Price: £3.29

2.0 out of 5 stars Good but only one pair, 19 Aug. 2014
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It says as shown in image. The image shows 4 pairs. You only get one pair, brown in this case. They are not felt as another reviewer says, but more hairy so quite realistic.


I Am Pilgrim
I Am Pilgrim
Price: £4.99

7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Racist depiction of non-Americans, 18 May 2014
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Great if you sympathise with the world-view that the American way is the best way and that other cultures are primitive in comparison.


Polar Nike+ WearLink 92043571 Chest Strap M to XXL
Polar Nike+ WearLink 92043571 Chest Strap M to XXL
Offered by SunnyvaleWheels
Price: £45.15

3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work for me, 28 Mar. 2014
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I had wildly varying readings for the first six or seven minutes of running (between 30 and 120 bpm). This was even after I dampened the strap with water. I concluded it was because I have dry skin. I read later that there is some gel you can get to put on the strap but this wasn't mentioned in the instructions. After seven minutes when I started perspiring it worked okay. However this was too unreliable for my use and I returned it.


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