January 2019

Assessment

New partnership between our standardised tests and Arbor's cloud-based MIS

 

We are delighted to announce the new partnership between our standardised tests for primary schools and Arbor's cloud-based MIS for schools & MATs.

Our standardised tests for primary schools

Our standardised tests, PiRA and PUMA, are a key component of many primary school improvement strategies, helping key stakeholders to track pupils’ in-year progress and benchmark against age-related expectations.

 

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Curriculum

Top Tips for Writing & Grammar Intervention

Catherine Casey, co-author of On Track English: Writing and Grammar, take us through her top tips for writing and grammar intervention. Read more »
Assessment

The effects of age, gender and school type of primary maths and reading attainment

 

From Katie Blainey, Publishing Director, RS Assessment from Hodder Education

Thousands of primary schools are now using PiRA and PUMA to get rich termly data that highlights pupils’ strengths and weaknesses, which helps support tailored teaching and learning throughout primary school years. In the last few years MARK (My Assessment and Reporting Kit) has become an increasingly popular support for schools to enter their test results and quickly analyse data for pupils, classes and the whole school. As the number of results in the MARK database increased we wanted to see if any trends were emerging at an aggregated level, as we know large data sets of this size are rare.

 

 

 

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Assessment

The effects of age, gender and school type of primary maths and reading attainment

RS Assessment from Hodder Education have worked with SchoolDash to provide a high-level analysis of over 1.5 million anonymous termly standardised test results from the MARK database.

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Curriculum

Top Tips for Teaching Comprehension

Dee Reid, author of On Track English: Reading Comprehension, take us through her top tips for teaching reading comprehension and encouraging a love of reading in children. Read more »
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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