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Poetry activities for National Poetry Day 2017 - Part 1

Celebrate National Poetry Day on the 28th September with activities perfect for KS1 children.

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How preparing for the SATs is like training for a marathon

Thanks to Cerys Hadwin-Owen, Assessment Publisher for RS Assessment for Hodder Education, for the following article.

On the face of it, training for a marathon and preparing for SATs might seem like completely different experiences. However many assessment experts have recognised the similarities between sport and assessment in the past (including Daisy Christodoulou in her latest book). Here at RS Assessment from Hodder Education, we find it really helpful when explaining to schools and teachers how our wide range of assessment resources work together, and amidst the very valid concerns around over-testing that face both primary and secondary schools in the current climate, we feel it’s an analogy worth sharing.

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Website downtime

Our website will be offline on Sunday 24th September for an essential maintenance update.

We appreciate your patience while we carry out this work, and apologise for any inconvenience.

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Ten oral blending activities

A variety of different activities for the classroom.

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Ten blending activities

These games can be played at most phases if the words are carefully selected.

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Success Criteria in Mathematics

Many thanks to Nick Hart for this blog post, which takes a look at success criteria in mathematics.


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Why do we study the Great Fire of London at Key Stage 1?

Bev Forrest thinks it’s time for a fresh look at our study of significant events.

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Ten segmenting activities

A list of useful segmenting activities to use in the classroom.

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Celebrating 15 Sparkling Years

We’ve come a long way since our beginnings in the spare bedroom of founder Andrea Carr, 15 years ago. Over that time, we have had the privilege to work with some of the best teachers, school leaders and educational experts in the world of education, to create innovative, trustworthy resources that make a difference in the classroom.

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Try Assessment Bank for a chance to win an iPad!

Three reasons to try Assessment Bank this September:

  • Save time by creating lesson starters, quizzes and professional-looking tests in just a few clicks
  • Identify and address gaps in children's learning with all new curriculum questions 
  • Unlimited access for every teacher in your school

PLUS - you'll be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win an iPad Air, fully compatible and ready to use with Assessment Bank in your school. *T&Cs apply.

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