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CrossNumber Puzzle
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Cats are not trying to be your best friend, they don’t care where your stick went, and they’re certainly not going to fetch anything for you.

Don't even talk to them about this (click link if you dare) abomination.

Book of the Week
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Holes is a great book for a reluctant reader, in fact it may be THE great book for a reluctant reader. In a situation not unlike The Shawshank Redemption but with kids, we find our hero Stanley Yelnats interred in a children’s hard labour camp for a crime ...

CrossNumber Puzzle
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"You don't make friends with salad," as Bart, Homer and Marge sing to Lisa. This week's puzzle is about all things fatty and shameful in the world of takeaway food and there's guaranteed not to be a hispi cabbage or a watercress leaf in sight.

I don't know about you but I ...

Book of the Week
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When I'm teaching, making resources or preparing for this blog, I'm always picking up and reading children's books. The books I enjoy (and there are plenty I don't) tend to divide up into four main groups:

  1. Books I love due to pure nostaligia: toasty warm blankets of childhood memories, ...
Puzzle
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This week our CrossNumber puzzle has legendary artist Pablo Picasso as its subject. As well as being one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century, Picasso was a true eccentric, notorious for his many relationships, and a genuine global icon in a world that had embraced visual media in ways unimaginable when Picasso ...

The Phantom Tollbooth
Book of the Week
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The Phantom Tollbooth is one of my all-time favorite books. What makes this gem even more special is that it is a gift to the tutor. This book manages to make all learning both ridiculous and relevant in a way that the classroom is seldom able to achieve. Learning, at its worst, is abstract and boring but in these ...

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Website Update
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If you've visited the Torchlight Tuition Resources page before, you should notice plenty of changes but all of the popular activities, tests, games and activities are all still there for you to download at your convenience! If you've not been, then what a treat you have in store!

We have example mock tests ...