January 2019

Curriculum

Supporting Year 6 transitioning to Secondary School

The last day of Year 6 is always bittersweet; the joy and elation at “growing up” versus the fear of change and stepping out of a comfort zone. However, this year, more than ever, parents have an increased responsibility to prepare and support their children for transition.

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Assessment

Supporting pupils’ social, emotional and mental health in the return to school

As children and young people return to school after the Covid-19 closures, it will not just be a process of ‘picking up where we left off’. The lockdown will have been experienced differently by pupils. What is certain is that they will all have had to cope with a loss of some kind. It could be the loss of their familiar structure and routine that school provided, or the loss of being with their friends.

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Curriculum

Supporting Our Children’s Wellbeing at Home – Caring for our family, friends and community

In our ever-changing world, we want our children and young people to be equipped with the understanding and belief that they have what it takes to deal with life’s different situations and challenges. Supporting children to identify when they have used particular character qualities and to recognise the impact these have on themselves and other is a strong way to help children build their confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing.

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Assessment

On Falling Behind, Catching Up and Broadening the Focus

Monitoring and supporting children’s wellbeing and attitudes to learning is going to be such an important aspect of the new normal. Professor Clare Wood, from Nottingham Trent University, discusses.

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Curriculum

How do teachers plan on measuring understanding when pupils return to school?

Schools have now been closed for a number of weeks and it’s hard to predict exactly when we will see their doors re-open to all pupils. In light of this, we’ve been talking to teachers about the transition back to school from June through to September and how they'll evaluate their pupils' knowledge and understanding.

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Curriculum

Learn to Code activities for parents

Learn to Code author Adam Chase offers some ways that parents can support pupils wiht Coding from home. 

“I found it so easy, I just followed the steps and I could do it- I didn’t think I was that good at programming but now I want to do that when I’m older.”
Max, 8.

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Curriculum

Free Computing Activities for Your Kids

Computing specialist and consultant James Fraser shares his tips for free computing activities you can do with your kids at home. 

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Curriculum

The Best Educational Shows For Homeschooling Children

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, parents up and down the country are currently homeschooling their children for the first time. Here are some brilliant TV shows, podcasts and YouTube channels that can help to support your child’s independent learning at this time.

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Curriculum

Top tips to help your children improve their grammar, punctuation and spelling

When the Key Stage 2 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling papers were introduced in 2016, everybody was surprised by the subject knowledge expected from year 6 children. However, over the years, schools have developed detailed units of work to ensure that children have the knowledge and understanding of this key area.

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Curriculum

Supporting children's wellbeing at home - Gratitude activities

It can be too easy to start thinking about all the things we can’t do or the people we can’t to see, but when you turn it around and think about the positive it has a really strong effect on how positive you feel and really helps us to feel happy.

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