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Are we missing a vital ingredient when teaching reading?

Prof. Clare Wood explains what happens when we combine phonics teaching with focussed speech rhythm activities in our everyday teaching.

 

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International Women's Day 2017

The inspirational women of Rising Stars share how they got to where they are today and which women inspire them!

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"But what is mastery?" Join us for a free webinar.

To dispel the myths and get down to nuts and bolts of what mastery is and what it looks like in the classroom, join us for two FREE webinars with experienced maths consultant and trainer, Maria Rundle.

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Reading Planet are thrilled to sponsor Oxford Reading Spree

Here at Rising Stars we are thrilled to be sponsoring Oxford Reading Spree on 1st April this year.

 
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Intervening effectively to support children with mathematical difficulties

This blog post from Eleanor Hick looks at how to intervene effectively to support children with mahematical difficulties, using new resource On Track Maths.

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#WeWillAchieve100 – Read about how other schools are preparing for the 2017 national tests

Have you ever wanted to find out how other schools and teachers are preparing for the national tests? We ran a Twitter competition to find out your tips for success and we thought we’d share some of our favourites with you! Read more »

Differentiation in the classroom

Many thanks to Nick Hart for this blog post, which looks at supporting children who are working below age related expectations.

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Using pupil premium funding for interventions

There’s always something that Ofsted are looking for, and one clear focus of inspections these days is the use of pupil premium funding to ‘diminish the difference’ between the outcomes of disadvantaged children and others nationally.  Not an easy gap to close… or difference to diminish, rather!


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Being an effective maths subject leader

Every teacher will be familiar with the acronym WAGOLL but how does this relate to us as teachers? Whether you are just about managing or whether you are the equivalent of a maths Red Arrow, it’s worth taking a step back as the learning never stops. 

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Reading Planet World Book Day Competition!

Win an author visit to your school from storytelling pair extraordinaire Adam and Charlotte Guillain!


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