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Celebrate Safer Internet Day 2017

Today, we are joining together with hundreds of thousands of young people and thousands of organisations around the world to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children.

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How St John’s Catholic School are using Assessment Bank to stretch and challenge children in mathematics

St John's Catholic School used the maths questions in Rising Stars Assessment Bank with a group of 'more able' children in Year 6 in order to ensure more challenge.  Find out their thoughts and experience using Rising Stars Assessment Bank.
 

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Browse our online catalogue

Many schools will have already received their copy of the shiny new Rising Stars 2017 Catalogue. If you haven't yet managed to get hold of a copy, or you prefer to read online, you can now browse and share our full catalogue of resources by following the link below. 

Browse the 2017 Rising Stars Catalogue here.

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Using Computing Assessment Tasks for formative assessment

Computing Assessment Tasks are now published! To celebrate the launch, we asked author John Woollard to tell us a little bit more about this exciting new resource and how it can support teachers in the classroom.   
 

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Using Achieve to help support national test booster groups at my school

Thanks to Michael Tidd for this pre-national tests blog post all about getting the most of revision and practice in the months leading up to the tests! Read more »

Getting the basics right: Counting up, Part 2

This blog post from Nick Hart looks at strategies to develop children's conceptual understanding and help them to think with increasing efficiency.

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The 12 days of Christmas calendar of books

On the 1st Day of Christmas …

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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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