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Deconstructing The New John Lewis Christmas Advert

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It is that time of year!!
We've been waiting all year in anticipation for the new John Lewis Christmas Advert and I love this year's effort.
I know not everyone is a fan. Personally, I think it is more about people possibly not liking Elton John but the message of the advert is brilliant. If you're not a fan, you can always use the adverts I have previously blogged about here:


Here is this year's advert:

As always, I would start with the text, What text I hear you cry? The song! One of my favourite songs, I just love it!
YOUR SONG
Why do you think the song has this title? Who is this song going to be about?
It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside I'm not one of those who can easily hide I don't have much money, but boy if I did I'd buy a big house where we both could live
If I was a sculptor, but, but then again, no Or a woman who makes potions on a traveling show I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do My gift is my song, and this one'…

Reading Comprehension through Disney Villain Songs

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A couple of months ago, we released this eBook:


The feedback from the eBook has been fantastic! You can get a taste of what is included in the eBook by clicking here.
Building on this, I have now written and released another ebook, this time looking at Disney Villain Songs. 
Click the picture to download a copy.
This eBook is exclusive to the supporters of my Facebook page. This video explains all about the Facebook supporter page. 

Here is a taste of what is included in the Disney Villain Comprehension eBook:
Tangled - Mother Knows Best

You want to go outside? Why, Rapunzel...!
Look at you, as fragile as a flower
Still a little sapling, just a sprout
You know why we stay up in this tower
Rapunzel: I know but...
That's right, to keep you safe and sound, dear

What does Gothel compare Rapunzel to? A flower
What is a sapling? A young tree
What is a sprout? It can either be the shoot of a plant or describe a young plant growing.
Which word shows Gothel thinks Rapunzel is too young? Still
Why doe…

Completely innocent but dodgy children's drawings Vol. 1

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Over a week ago, I was sent a message on Instagram from a teacher who had a pupil create a rather amusing card for the local librarian who had been stung by a wasp. I shared the post:


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Thank you Gemma for sending this, it made me crease 😂😂😂 #teach #teacher #teachersfollowteachers #education #teachersofinstagram #teacherlife #school A post shared by Lee Parkinson (@ict_mrp) on Oct 20, 2018 at 9:36am PDT

Once published, I was then inundated with other messages from teachers who wanted to share pictures their pupils had drawn that were completely innocent but looked rather dodgy. Here are a selection of some of the favourites I have shared: