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Top tips from NACE on keeping children's brains in gear over the summer holidays

Do  your parents ask for ideas to keep their children’s brains in gear over the summer?
NACE have written a useful crib sheet of ideas for teachers to share.

 
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Introducing Reading Planet Lift-off!

Gill Budgell author of Rising Stars Reading Planet Lift-off introduces this unique pre-literacy strand aimed to help get children reading-ready. Read more »

Geometry and the National Curriculum

The geometry specifications in the national curriculum give children the opportunity to work on some of the big ideas in maths and make connections while still working on number and underlying structure; that is the idea that in additive reasoning a whole is made up of two or more parts. Read more »

Making connections between mathematics and geography

Linking mathematics to other curriculum subjects is something that a lot schools do very well but there are many that don’t consider planning possible, tangible and real-life connections. Science is quite an obvious link but what about other subjects such as art, geography and history? Making links enables children to use and apply the mathematics skills they have mastered in a variety of contexts. Read more »

Using a high quality picture book to inspire poets at Upper KS2

Many thanks to our guest blogger Maddy Barnes for this fantastic article discussing how you can use a high quality picture book to inspire poets at Upper Key Stage 2. 

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Prepare your assessment system for inspection

We've not got long to wait for our Primary Assessment 2016 Conference, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Headteachers, Deputy Heads and Subject Coordinators from across the country. For those of you who haven’t yet registered, here’s a summary of all that we’ll be covering on the day.

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Andrea Carr MD and Founder of Rising Stars is delighted to announce the launch of Achieve Online Mathematics

The first two resources ever published by Rising Stars were two revision guides: Achieve Level 5 English and Achieve Level 5 Maths, edited in the spare bedroom of my house in Bromley and published with much trepidation in 2002. I can hardly believe that was fourteen years ago! I’m fortunate enough to have brilliant colleagues and they have spent the last year or so developing the latest generation of Achieve resources – Achieve Online Mathematics which will launch in July 2016.

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Welcome to the launch of Rising Stars Mathematics

Rising Stars Mathematics is a brand new maths scheme written specifically for the new curriculum which we are delighted to be launching today!  Read more »

What we can learn from the KS1 English Reading mark schemes.

Following the release of the KS1 English Reading mark scheme, Maddy Barnes provides a handy analysis of the content domain coverage.  Read more »

Reading Planet to make little phonics stars!

Rising Stars new Reading Scheme, Reading Planet is featured today in the Sun newspaper. Read the full article here. 

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