April 2020

Curriculum

Intent, Implementation and Impact in Switched on Computing

This summer saw the publication of the third edition of Switched On Computing, a comprehensive scheme of work for primary computing. Since its first publication, the scheme has proved to be popular with teachers in England and further afield, through its emphasis on practical, hands-on computing activities, the focus on free and low-cost technologies readily available in schools and the ease with which it can be adapted to align with whatever other topics pupils are studying.
 

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Our Rising Stars History Journey

Find out how one school have used and adapted Rising Stars History to deliver an outstanding History curriculum at their school. 

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Reading Planet Book of the Month: Fatama and Mami Wata’s Secret

Our October Reading Planet Book of the Month is Fatama and Mami Wata’s Secret (Galaxy - Turquoise) by Marcelle Mateki Akita. The book follows Fatama, a young girl who lives with her family in Freetown, Sierra Leone and is fascinated by stories about Mami Wata, a water goddess from African legend. In this blog, Marcelle explains the significance of Mami Wata in African culture and explores how children might study the book in the classroom.

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Spotlight on: Read in to Writing's Oi Frog! teaching unit

Emma White explains how and why she created the Oi Frog! teaching unit and how it can be used to achieve high-quality reading and writing skills.

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Teach Primary Award Winners 2020

We are excited to announce that three of our resoruces were winners at this year's Teach Primary Awards. 

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SEN activities for back to school

We've teamed up with Jessica Kingsley Publishers to share some activities to try with your SEN pupils as they return to school.

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How can schools deliver effective remote learning this autumn?

At a free professional development webinar forming part of a pilot scheme for eduu.school, we asked teachers whether they thought an online school environment was important to support students in the COVID context. Here’s what they had to say.

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SNAP shorlisted for a NASEN Award

We're delighted to announce that our Special Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP-SpLD) has been shortlisted in this year's NASEN Awards!

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Switched on Computing and a Catch Up Curriculum

"We know many teachers will be concerned that pupils will have fallen behind in English and Maths during school closure, and catching up here is understandably going to be a priority for many. Fortunately, many of the Switched On Computing units can be used to help support pupils in rebuilding their skills in Reading, Writing and Maths, whilst simultaneously developing their skills, knowledge and understanding in computing."

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Spreading happy news in your school

To help spread some positive news in your school, we've teamed up with The Happy Newspaper to send newspapers full of uplifting stories from around the world into 10,000 schools for pupils and teachers to read

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