There are many teachers, particularly in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and the Wirral, who have contributed to this manual through discussion of draft material and by sharing their experience. Particular thanks should go to all the members of the Advanced Diploma in Language and Literature at Homerton College, Cambridge, who have worked with much of the material. There are also individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the manual. My especial thanks to Jane Brooks, Jill Pauling, staff and class 5/6 at St Philip’s CE primary school, Cambridge, Jo Russell, Marie Stacey and Sally Wilkinson. Thanks also go to all the people whose work is represented here:
Sue Bailey and children from Town Lane infants school, Wirral
Ian Eyres and children from Bar Hill school, Cambridgeshire
Anna Lofthouse and children from the Queen’s School, Richmond
Jackie Lucas and children from Burwell village college primary school, Cambridgeshire
Caroline Luck and children from Reddings county primary school, Hertfordshire
Jenny Reynolds and children from Thorndown junior school, Huntingdon
I would also like to thank Oxford University Press for permission to reproduce illustrations from Christmas Adventure by Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta (1994), by permission of Oxford University Press.