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A lesson in mathematics lessons - update from Project IMPULS

Thanks to Belle Cottingham for this guest blog post on her recent trip to Japan. Belle is a participant of Project IMPULS 2017 and one of the authors of Rising Stars Mathematics.

I have just come back from Japan having been lucky enough to be selected to take part in Project IMPULS, a two week immersion programme designed to give an insight into the learning practices adopted in Japan and methods utilised to enhance learning experiences for all participants. Read more »

DfE publishes Character Education report, outlining provisions for Character Education in schools

The DfE have published a report on developing character skills in schools. The report, which can be found on the DfE’s website, provides a summary of the key findings on research into the provision of character education in schools. The research carried out included a national survey and a number of case studies.

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Primary PE & Sport Premium to double from September 2017

The DfE have announced that they will be doubling the PE & Sport Premium funding available to primary schools, starting this Autumn. 

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Dear Doctor...An activity for overcoming misconceptions in maths

This post from teacher and inspector, John Dabell, addresses key misconceptions in maths and suggests an effective activity to overcome them.

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Getting back to basics: area

With the pressures of curriculum coverage, topics such as area can sometimes be raced through.  However, lingering with these topics and squeezing out as much mathematical thinking as possible can help children to make links to other areas of maths and experience success which then breeds motivation to master other aspects of maths. In this blog post, Nick Hart takes a look at getting the basics right for this key topic.

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Watch our Assessment Bank Webinar

Last month we held a webinar to show you just how simple Assessment Bank is to use, and how you could save hours of time creating tests, quizzes and lesson starters to support day-to-day formative assessment.

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Key Stage 2 SATs results: the national picture

The key stage 2 SATs results are out! And overall, children have performed well - with 8% more children achieving the expected standard nationally in all subjects compared with 2016.
 

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Summer Sale 4th-17th July

To celebrate the end of term, we are offering fantastic discounts across our curriculum and assessment resources.

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Hodder Education Voluntary Scheme supports school in Tanzania

Hodder Education operates a voluntary leave scheme where staff can take two days away from the office to volunteer for a great cause. Gemma Aukett has just returned from her long weekend volunteering at Glastonbury Festival to support a school in Tanzania.

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Your Year 3 Punctuation Homework Sheet from Assessment Bank

It's the final week of our Assessment Bank summer giveaway, and this week we're sharing a FREE Year 3 Homework Sheet.

Download your FREE Year 3 Punctuation Homework Sheet here. 

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