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Introducing RIsing Stars Assessment Online

We are delighted to announce the launch of Rising Stars Assessment Online - Find out how to unlock your FREE access and download your free guide! Read more »

Using a high quality picture book to inspire poets at Upper KS2

Many thanks to our guest blogger Maddy Barnes for this fantastic article discussing how you can use a high quality picture book to inspire poets at Upper Key Stage 2. 

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Prepare your assessment system for inspection

We've not got long to wait for our Primary Assessment 2016 Conference, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Headteachers, Deputy Heads and Subject Coordinators from across the country. For those of you who haven’t yet registered, here’s a summary of all that we’ll be covering on the day.

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Andrea Carr MD and Founder of Rising Stars is delighted to announce the launch of Achieve Online Mathematics

The first two resources ever published by Rising Stars were two revision guides: Achieve Level 5 English and Achieve Level 5 Maths, edited in the spare bedroom of my house in Bromley and published with much trepidation in 2002. I can hardly believe that was fourteen years ago! I’m fortunate enough to have brilliant colleagues and they have spent the last year or so developing the latest generation of Achieve resources – Achieve Online Mathematics which will launch in July 2016.

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Welcome to the launch of Rising Stars Mathematics

Rising Stars Mathematics is a brand new maths scheme written specifically for the new curriculum which we are delighted to be launching today!  Read more »

What we can learn from the KS1 English Reading mark schemes.

Following the release of the KS1 English Reading mark scheme, Maddy Barnes provides a handy analysis of the content domain coverage.  Read more »

Reading Planet to make little phonics stars!

Rising Stars new Reading Scheme, Reading Planet is featured today in the Sun newspaper. Read the full article here. 

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Inspire a life-long love of reading with Rising Stars Reading Planet

Children's author Tamsin Murray disusses the importance of inspiring children to read from a young age.  Read more »

Implementing the new computing curriculum

One of the hardest challenges faced by coordinators is getting staff (and pupil) buy-in to new curriculum changes. Guest blogger, Sarah Brown from Wilbraham Primary School in Manchester,  shares some of her experiences regarding implementing the new computing curriculum which will hopefully give you some ideas to use in your approach. 

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A brand new approach to inspiring reluctant readers - New Star Soccer G-Story

This week Hachette UK launched a new and innovative approach to story-telling, helping inspire reluctant readers with the launch of New Star Soccer G-Story: a book and a mobile game.

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