April 2020

Curriculum

Blubber Away!

Enjoy this free practical science lesson with your class and show them how animals have adapted to their environment.

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Curriculum

Anti-bullying week: 12th - 16th November

Next week is Anti-bullying week. We know it's important to make sure your child feels happy and safe at school and online at home so we've compiled some helpful resources to help you ensure your child's online safety.

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Curriculum

Firework reading comprehension

Celebrate Bonfire night by starting your English lessons with a firework reading comprehension task from Assessment Bank.

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Curriculum

Introducing... Reading Planet Match Funding

This term, we've got a simple mission. We want to ensure that you can access high-quality reading resources for your pupils at the very best value. Order by the 31st December 2018 and we'll match fund any Reading Planet order, pound for pound.

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Curriculum

Celebrate Halloween in your school

Halloween lesson plans, books and poems to celebrate with your little monsters.

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Curriculum

Teaching 'British Values' in Primary Schools

Shona Pye, author of the brand new Wellbeing title Character Education, responds to the challenge of creating and trialling primary school lessons on British Values. Read more »
Curriculum

5 Tips for Teaching Spelling in KS2

We asked Shareen Mayers to share her own tips and strategies for teaching spelling in KS2. As many schools are aware, the spelling aspect of the KS2 curriculum can be particularly demanding and challenging. Notably, many pupils at the end of KS2 were able to confidently answer the KS2 grammar test questions but struggled when it came to the spelling aspect.

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Curriculum

I'm forever blowing bubbles!

Teach your children how to describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials with this fun and free practical lesson plan!

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Curriculum

Designing Your Curriculum Part 3: Impact

How can we measure the impact of our teaching on our students? - In the third and final part of his blogs about designing your school's maths curriculum, Nick Hart discusses how we can measure impact on students.  Read more »
Assessment

KS1 Assessment and Reporting Arrangements

On 15th October 2018, the DfE announced the modification of KS1 teacher assessment frameworks.

 

Teacher assessment frameworks

  • English Reading, mathematics and science frameworks have been modified for use from the 2018/2019 academic year onwards.
  • English writing frameworks will remain the same as those introduced for the 2017/2018 academic year.
  • The 'pupil can' statements have been refined for clarity to ensure they represent the key aspects of the national curriculum and reflect classroom practice.

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