23rd October 1998 at 01:00
My Year 2 class has been "big book" mad since we began trialling the literacy hour - a new one every week. We've even looked at poems blown up to A3 size, highlighted rhyming words and covering up adjectives with Post-Its.

It's 9.30am and we're all sitting on the mat reading aloud from the shared text. It's now 9.45am and it's going well.

"Where is today's story set?" I ask.

Eager hands shoot up and Ben is chosen to reply.

"It's set on the new big book stand you bought, Miss."

There's not a lot more you can say about the literacy hour.

We pay Pounds 30 for each Soundbite we publish. Send yours, of about 150 words, to Sarah Bayliss, 'The TES', Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY. Fax: 0171 782 3200

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now