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A Progression in Fractions worth considering

Thanks to Caroline Clissold for this month's maths blog which explores how children can progress in Fractions from Year 1 to Year 6. Read more »

Have you entered the NACE poetry competition?

Our partners NACE are running an exciting new poetry competition for schools - pupils can enter in either the primary or secondary categories and they could be in with a chance of winning an Amazon voucher and having their poem published as an eBook! Read more »

Having fun with grammar and punctuation: Find it, Play with it, Use it.

When teaching grammar and punctuation, we know that there are many different aspects to be covered but what we ultimately want is for our children to see how these different aspects come together as a whole and for them to have a love of writing.  

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Developing growth mindsets at my school

The teaching of growth mindsets has had a huge impact in my school: it has raised standards, built resilience and created a culture of collaborative learning in both the classroom and the staffroom.

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20% off New Curriculum Spelling Tests and New Curriculum Dictation Tests!

We have a special promotion for the final few weeks of term with 20% off New Curriculum Spelling and New Curriculum Dictation tests. Read more »

Sport and the More Able

Join us at NACE's Sport and the More Able event - a one-day conference for primary and secondary schools that explores the identification and development of talented young people in sport, and the impact of sport on raising the achievement of all more able students. Read more »

Minecraft: Education Edition launches!

We will be live blogging from the event so you don’t miss a thing! Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest updates @risingstarsedu  Read more »

Rising Stars is very proud to support the Read on. Get On. Campaign!

According to research*, one fifth of all children in England and close to a third of disadvantaged children are unable to read well when they leave primary school. Read on Get on aims to change that with their new strategy to get all children reading well by the age of 11 by 2025.

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Making sense of computer networks in Year 6

Thanks to Computing teacher, Neil Rickus, for this blog post which looks at a recent lesson on networks he carried out with his Year 6 class.

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Foundation subject assessment – that perennial problem

If you are anything like us, you are still getting to grips with assessment without levels. The idea of working towards, meeting and exceeding is as easy as 3a, b and c. That’s just for English and maths so what about the other subjects? How can you effectively implement and manage a system that is workable but allows leaders to monitor attainment? There are solutions out there and it is definitely worth remembering that just because a child excels in maths does not mean this is true across the range of subjects studied!

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