“Linking different ways of thinking…”

LinkyThinks provides students, educators and parents with fresh, innovative ideas for supporting learning at school and at home. Through innovative resources, dynamic workshops and inspirational training, LinkyThinks’ philosophy of ‘linking different ways of thinking’ has been adopted across UK schools and more recently, across the globe.

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 HeadteacherChat’s Review of: LinkyThinks

Hello! My name is Jonathan Coy, and I am CEO of HeadteacherChat™. I am delighted to have been given access to the LinkyThinks Word Wheel Books – Elementary, Advanced & Pro Editions, to see what they have on offer to support schools, and I thought you would be interested to know what I discovered. 

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What are LinkyThinks Word Wheel Books?  

LinkyThinks Word Wheel Books are great vocabulary reference tools for pupils to use in school and or at home, to help improve vocabulary, and to give pupils the freedom to explore new ambitious words and phrases when completing work. They were nominated as finalists for Classroom Teaching Aids and Primary resources of the Year at the Educational Resources Awards 2022:

Elementary Word Wheel Book (ages 6-9):  Whether looking towards SATs or future 11+ entrance exams, the ‘ELEMENTARY’ Word Wheel Book allows students to independently discover new words & phrases to add to their repertoire. A perfect tool for children struggling to grasp/engage in class.

Advanced Word Wheel Book (ages 9-13): Suitable for children working towards SATS, 11+, 13+ exams or simply for enriching literacy & writing style (roughly between ages 9-13 years). A useful tool that works alongside existing teaching methods & resources to maximise learning outcome. 

‘Pro’ Word Wheel Book (age 13+): Suitable for teenagers and adults, from 13+, GCSE and A-level preparation, through to university and even for professional articulacy in the world of work. The 'PRO' book is an excellent resource for improving eloquence and promoting clear, elegant communication.

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‘I definitely feel that the children I teach have produced some wonderful writing which shows quality, variety and a richness which reflects the effectiveness of the LinkyThinks resources.’ Year 3 class teacher, Manchester

‘LinkyThinks Advanced Word Wheels has really helped some of my tutees. I can see a big improvement, not only in creativity, but in their confidence too.’ Sara, Specialist tutor 

LinkyThinks has the HeadteacherChat™ Stamp of Approval because:   

LinkyThinks Word Wheel Books incorporate the core writing statutory requirements of the English Curriculum for KS2 through to KS4. They cover the necessary skills needed, in a more accessible and digestible way, for students so they can develop curriculum requirements more independently. For example:

  • Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling and understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically
  • Distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused
  • Spell words with ‘silent’ letters
  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them
  • Use a thesaurus
  • Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing
  • Learn to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command

‘We love the LinkyThinks Word Wheel Books, and we know that pupils will not only enjoy using them, but that they will also help to develop their vocabulary and writing skills. LinkyThinks resources are tried, tested and loved by teachers and parents, with the LinkyThinks Descriptionary winning the Educational Book Award 2022 at this year’s Educational Resources Awards.’

Jonathan Coy  

CEO, HeadteacherChat™ May 2022  

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