About Primary Texts

Hi – I’m Karen Moncrieffe. Welcome to Primary Texts. I am a primary school teacher, tutor and educational author. I enjoy creating and sharing literacy resources to support the teaching of English in Key Stage 1 and 2.

I aim to produce resources which help instill pupils with a love of reading and writing, and support them in developing the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.

I have almost twenty years of teaching experience. My previous roles include assistant headteacher, EAL and literacy co-ordinator and member of the senior leadership team. My specialism is English and I have worked for a variety of publishers creating resources to support the teaching of reading and writing.  Details of books I have written can be found in the publications section.

I love teaching and writing and plan to keep doing them both.  As a practising teacher,  I am up to date with current teaching methods and expectations. I am able to use my resources with the classes I’m teaching which enables me to see whether they are effective.

Many of my resources are inspired by challenges I face whilst teaching and planning. If I can’t find a resource which is suitable for my requirements, then I’ll create it. Remaining in the classroom means I am aware of new initiatives and the pressures and practicalities of primary school teaching.

I know how many hours it can take to plan lessons and that teachers have a multitide of things to do. I aim to make high quality useful resources which save time. I try to produce flexible, adaptable, easy to use resources which support teachers, meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for English and help pupils to develop their literacy skills.

Above all, I strive to create lessons and materials that will not only help pupils learn, but also challenge them, develop their confidence and help them to develop an enthusiasm for reading and writing.

I hope you find something on site that is useful to you. Thanks for stopping by!




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