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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 »

Minecraft Education Edition launch event!

Today we are delighted to be attending the UK launch of Minecraft: Education Edition 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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We’ve been shortlisted for ICT Company of the Year!

Since publishing our first revision guides 14 years ago, Rising Stars has grown to be one of the largest and best-loved primary publishers in the UK, with our resources used in over 14,000 schools. We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for ICT Company of the Year in the Bett Awards 2017 and thank our partner schools and companies for their support.

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How Tennyson Road Primary are using Rising Stars resources

Tennyson Road Primary is a 3-form entry, ‘Outstanding’ primary school in Luton. They achieved fantastic results in the 2016 national tests with 100% of Year 6 children getting a scaled score of 100 or more. Of their success, Head teacher Hilary Power told us: “How do we get our results? Yes we have fab teachers, but we couldn't do it without fab resources!
 
The school has been using a broad range of Rising Stars resources, spanning across both curriculum and assessment, for over six years. Carla Gotch, Assistant Head teacher, has kindly shared feedback about some of the school’s favourite resources below.  

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Autumnal Reading Activities for Years 1, 2 & 3

As the Autumnal activities begin to take place – carving pumpkins, lightning sparklers and collecting conkers in the park – perhaps we should look towards sharing some high-quality texts with pupils in years 1, 2 and 3.

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