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20 February 2015
Write Away Again

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Write Away Again is a series of ten radio programmes for Lower Key Stage 2 pupils on the subject of English, within a local context. Fiction, factual writing, drama, poetry, local place names, jokes, cartoons and writing for a particular audience will all be analysed and discussed, illustrated with a wide variety of stories, poems and factual writing. There will be a major contribution made by local P4 and P5 pupils.

There is a particular emphasis in the series on encouraging reading and creative writing and the programmes will ask the children to listen, to question what they hear, to make judgements and to explore and enjoy words

Although the series has finished, you can still search for programme information, teacher notes and worksheets in website. Programmes are still available to borrow or purchase from the Audio Visual Recording service at SELB. Just quote the SELB number that can be found on the programme page in your correspondence with the unit.

You can download and print the extensive notes and worksheets by clicking on the icon to the right.
SELB code: RF 0321
SELB code: RF 0322
SELB code: RF 0323
SELB code: RF 0324
SELB code: RF 0325
SELB code: RF 0326
SELB code: RF 0327
SELB code: RF 0328
SELB code: RF 0329
SELB code: RF 0330
NI Curriculum - English:
Pupils should have opportunities to engage in a range of activities including:-

Talking and Listening
  • listening and responding to a range of fiction, poetry, drama, media texts and audio-visual materials.
  • improvising a scene based on experience, imagination, literature, media and curricular topics.
  • listening to live and media presentations and discussing these with the teacher.
  • describing and talking about real and imaginary experiences.
  • taking part in group and class discussions for a variety of curricular purposes.
  • reading aloud a text which they have prepared.
  • listening to and understanding a range of texts including those presented on tape or radio.
  • re-creating stories and other texts through individual and group dramatisation.
  • representing stories and information texts in a range of visual forms and diagrams.
  • discussing features of language.
  • Discussing texts, exploring the way in which word meanings can be manipulated in order to persuade or amuse the reader or engage attention.
Pupils should know for whom they are writing and be aware of the needs of the particular audience.
Pupils should have opportunities to write in different forms including:
  • creative and imaginative writing, poems, comic strips, letters, description, dialogues, reports and instructions.
  • experimenting with rhymes, rhythms, verse structure, all kinds of verbal play and dialect.

Schools taking part:
P2/5/6 Mallusk Primary School
P4/5 St Patrick's, Legamaddy

Mark Mulholland
Carol Scanlan
Noel McGee
Natasha Basheer
Joseph McGee
Susan McElmurray, Mallusk P.S. NEELB
John McGrath, Principal, Legamaddy PS SEELB
Jim Craig, Literacy Co-ordinator, Steelstown PS WELB
Kate Murphy, NEELB
Marie Devine, Assistant Advisory Officer of Primary English, NEELB

Tuesday 11.40-11.55
From 18 September to
27 November

BBC Radio Ulster
Medium Wave 1341 KHz
North West 792 KHz
Enniskillen 673 Khz

Series Producer:
Bernagh Brims
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