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Launching Chatterbox Challenge 2015: Garden Adventures with Ben & Holly!

Today, we are delighted to launch Chatterbox Challenge 2015: Garden Adventures with Ben & Holly. Now in its 14th year, Chatterbox Challenge is the annual early years sing-along event that takes place across the UK for children under 5. Chatterbox Challenge Week will be taking place 9-15th February 2015 but groups can take part in the Challenge at any time …

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No Pens Day Wednesday 2014 – the new resources are here for you!

By Jo Bolton, Project Officer, The Communication Trust. Yesterday (10th September) we launched our biggest package of new resources for No Pens Day Wednesday since it started back in 2011! With brand new lesson plans for every year group in primary and secondary settings, lesson plans and activity ideas for the first time ever for early years and specialist provision, …

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I CAN joins the fights to boost children’s language and literacy

Today I CAN is proud to join Save the Children, the National Literacy Trust, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), Teach First, Achievement for All, and other partners, as a founder member of the Read On. Get On. campaign. Together, our mission is to ensure that, by 2025, every 11 year old reads well. To achieve this, we are …

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New School Year, New Primary Curriculum

The start of the new term brings changes every year for schools, teachers, pupils and parents alike. However in addition to the usual information that teachers and school staff will need, this September will see the start of one of the biggest changes for a generation as the new Primary Curriculum for schools is introduced. Whilst some schools will have …

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What’s in a name? By Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN CEO

‘What’s in a name?’ is the question Juliet asks Romeo, partly to justify herself, a Capulet, and her love for a member of the rival Montacute clan. Her conclusion is that names don’t matter. The newly published special edition of the International Journal of Language and Communication comes to the opposite conclusion. While quoting the famous exchange between the star …

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