August 2013

Curriculum

Reading Planet Book of the Month: Journeys: The Story of Migration to Britain

Our Reading Planet September Book of the Month is Journeys: The Story of Migration to Britain ((Saturn/Blue-Red band) by Dan Lyndon-Cohen. The book uncovers the stories of people who migrated from their own countries and settled in Britain. In this blog piece,  Dan explores what led him to writing the book and explains how schools are using it to teach the topic of migration.

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Beyond the “recovery curriculum”: 10 steps for primary schools

While much attention has focused on “recovery” in recent weeks, the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) is calling on schools to look beyond this – prioritising wellbeing alongside an ambitious, creative, collaborative approach that allows young people to not only recover, but truly thrive.

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eduu.school: supporting remote and in-school learning for teachers, students and parents

Today, key partners announced that they are to expand eduu.school, a regional pilot funded by Nesta that supported nearly 2000 pupils in the Midlands after lockdown. The expansion of eduu.school will ensure schools can deliver high quality  remote teaching  and apply a comprehensive blended learning approach, on and offline.

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Supporting your children with the return to school

Let’s face it, the return to school this academic year will be like no other. Earlier this year, our children experienced lockdown; being unexpectedly ‘cooped up’ with close family and siblings and suddenly shifted from school to home-school. Dr Kathy Weston shares her top tips on how to support your children with the return to school this autumn term.

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Wellbeing activities for back to school

Settling into the new school environment may feel overwhelming for some pupils after months of home learning, so we've put together some resources to help pupils develop the skills they need to overcome any challenges they may face in their learning, as well as outside the classroom.

 
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DfE announce £8 million programme to boost pupil and teacher wellbeing

Created in collaboration with health partners, mental health experts and local authorities, the £8 million scheme is designed to provide schools all over England with access to resources and knowledge to help support the emotional response both teachers and pupils may be facing as a result of the pandemic.

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Curriculum

Teach Primary Awards 2020

We're excited to announce that three of our resources have been shortlisted in 2020 Teach Primary Awards!

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Curriculum

Switched on Computing for the classroom and beyond

The third edition of Switched on Computing is now available for schools to access.  Now in its tenth year and in 6500+ schools in the UK and overseas, the Switched on Computing series has undergone considerable updates and enhancements to reflect current technologies and in response to user feedback, making it more accessible for use in the classroom and beyond. 

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Curriculum

To read or really read: that is the question…

Over the past few months, teaching children to read, and more importantly to really read has been more difficult than usual. Teachers have endeavoured to deliver a reading curriculum through remote learning and pupils who have been able to attend school have had some reading lessons. However, long-term; medium-term and short-term plans for reading have been adapted and re-shaped to meet the needs of the current climate.

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Preparing children to be brave when things are continuing to change

During this time of lockdown and social distancing many things have come to light, certain qualities in particular, such as optimism and hope for the future are some of the character qualities we as a family have been discussing. Hope that things will become easier for everyone and that we will return to some kind of normality.

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