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14th December - Room for a Little One

Martin Waddell's Room for a Little One is the basis of today's free English lesson plan!

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Keeping end points on your radar

The first of the new Key Stage 2 National Tests are fast approaching. If you are planning on a revision programme, or even if you aren’t, it is probably best to be aware of the areas that will be included in the tests that have not been taught in Year 6. Thank to Mathematics Advisor Caroline Clissold for this valuable article on end points.

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Rising Stars Advent Calendar

To celebrate the holidays we've created our very own Rising Stars advent calendar, and each day we'll share a fantastic English lesson plan with you!

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11th December - Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf Who Wouldn't go to Bed

Today's free lesson plan uses Caryl Hart's Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf Who Wouldn't go to Bed. 

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10th December - Finders Peepers

Another day, another free lesson plan! Behind door 8 on our advent calendar is another great lesson plan based on Ruth and Neil Thomson's Finders Peepers. 

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7th December - The Power of Sloth

For the 7th day of December, we're using The Power of Sloth by Lucy Cooke for our lesson plan inspiration! We're focusing on retrieving and recording information, as well as making inferences from the text.

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Deepening children’s understanding of maths

It is important to say from the outset that depth of understanding of maths should be a goal for all and not just the most able children.  Differentiating for the most able should not necessarily be fundamentally different tasks.  Certainly, those children should have opportunities to deepen their conceptual understanding of an area of maths but why not have that expectation of all children?

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4th December - How to Hug with Hugless Douglas

Today's free lesson idea is based on David Melling's How to Hug with Hugless Douglas. This lesson focuses on skimming and scanning techniques, developing positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing, as well as teaching pupils to consider what they are going to write before they begin. 

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2nd December - Mapping Europe

For the 12 days of advent, Rising Stars are bringing you a fantastic English lesson plan idea to use with your pupils. Today's is based on Paul Rockett's Close-up Continents: Mapping Europe. Our thanks to Maddy Barnes, Assistant Head Teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic School and English Consultant, for her superb lesson plan!

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