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Bring English alive for your more able pupils

Rising Stars are delighted to be sponsoring NACE's English for the More Able conference where you will hear keynote speaker Anne Fine discuss how to help your more able fly in English and you can attend a wide range of thought-provoking workshops.

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How St Margaret's Academy are using teaching and assessment resources at KS1

Following the introduction of the 2014 national curriculum, as a school we wanted to ensure we were covering the requirements of the curriculum as well as delivering lessons which were interesting and fun for the children.  

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Getting the basics right: Number bonds

This term, we are focusing on the fundamentals of mathematics and this month, the focus is on number bonds! Read more »

Rangefield children dazzle fans in new kit!

The wonderful children at Rangefield Primary School recently helped us by trying out some questions for our new curriculum assessments. As a thank you, we sponsored their new football kit. 

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Reclaim some ‘you time’ with Rising Stars Assessment Bank

At the start of the new school year you may not feel like time is on your side. However, this year it will be possible for you to spend less time searching for suitable questions for your class and building appropriate assessments. How’s this possible? With the help of Rising Stars Assessment Bank!

Try out Rising Stars Assessment Bank for FREE this September and you could be in with a chance of winning a luxury hamper (worth £100), to help you relax in that time you get back!

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Launching new Mastering Maths

We are delighted to announce the publication of Mastering Maths - the latest addition to our suite of maths resources for the new curriculum. Read more »

Key stage 2 progress measures: what do schools need to know?

From today, primary schools will be able to log on and check their key stage 2 progress data on the Tables Checking website. This data will show how a school has done in the new progress measures following this summer's key stage 2 national tests.

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Using a high-quality text to teach a range of reading and writing objectives

After the launch of this year’s Great British Bake Off, it seems timely to share David Melling’s latest Hugless Douglas classic, ‘Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake.’ This resource demonstrates how a high quality text can be used to teach a range of NC objectives spanning across both key stages. Many thanks to Maddy Barnes for the fantastic ideas. 

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