July 2019

Curriculum

WIN a free author visit!

To celebrate the launch of our new books for age 7-11/Key Stage 2, Reading Planet is going on the road! Next term, our team of top children's authors will travel the UK visiting schools from Scotland to Southampton, to share their love of reading and writing. Enter our competition now and your school could win a spot on our author tour. Read more »
Curriculum

The Rising Stars Headliner: Summer Sale!

Save up to 25% on our summer line-up of Rising Stars curriculum and Franklin Watts and Wayland when you buy online this 10th June - 5th July.

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Curriculum

Empathy Day 11th June 2019 - Your Free 'Acts of Kindness' lesson

Empathy Day was founded by Empathy Lab in 2017. On Empathy Day, Emapthy Lab want everyone to read 'because stories and book characters build our real-life empathy.' Celebrate empathy day with our free 'Acts of Kindness' lesson taken from Character Education: The Star Awards Programme

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Curriculum

Reading Planet on Sunday Brunch!

Reading Planet author and actress Nina Wadia recently appeared on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch talking about her book Bionic T1D.

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Assessment

2019 Key Stage 1 National Test Materials

On 3rd June 2019, the DfE publicly released the test materials from this year’s Key Stage 1 National Tests.

The test papers and mark schemes for all subjects can be found here:

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Assessment

Statements of SEN and EHC plans 2019

On 30th May 2019 the DfE published data on the number of children with an education, health and care (EHC) plan or statement of special educational needs.

Summary

  • As of January 2019, 354,000 children have EHC plans maintained by local authorities.
  • The number of EHC plans has increased by 11% from 2018 to 2019.  34,2000 young people had EHC plans in 2018.
  • Children aged 11-15 account for the largest percentage of young people with EHC plans (36%).

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Assessment

2019 Key Stage 2 National Test Materials

On 28th May 2019, the DfE publicly released the test materials from this year’s Key Stage 2 National Tests.

The test papers and mark schemes for all subjects can be found here:

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Curriculum

Education Secretary Damian Hinds Announces Character Panel

The Education Secretary has announced a Character panel to find ways to help young people develop character and resilience. Find out more with our blog and see how Character Education: The Star Awards Programme can help your school. 

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Curriculum

It's all about the book: how studying a whole text is the key to greater depth reading and writing in English

In this blog, Maggie McGuigan (Series Editor and author of Read in to Writing), explains why studying a whole book is key to raising attainment in English and achieving that all important 'greater depth'.

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Curriculum

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Five

Maintaining a healthy body can help promote a healthy mind. Our award-winning whole school PE, health and fitness programme Champions includes strategies and activities for developing children’s mental health and wellbeing. Scroll down to download sample lesson plans from Champions Year 6 unit ‘Healthy mind: healthy body’ to try with your class this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
 

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