October 2014

Curriculum

World Read Aloud Day 2021

Each year, every first Wednesday in February is marked as World Read Aloud Day. Founded by Lit World, a charity dedicated to ensuring access to storytelling for young people around the world, World Read Aloud Day encourages us to unite in celebration of the importance of global literacy and the power of reading aloud.

In keeping with the spirit of the day, we’ve chosen a short story from the Caribbean to share with you - why not read aloud with friends or family?

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Curriculum

Philip's Atlases 2021 Relaunch

Philip's Atlases are set to relaunch in Autumn 2021 with news of a rebrand being published in The Bookseller and BookBrunch this morming.The rebrand includes the 100th edition of the Philip's Modern School Atlas

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Curriculum

Ofsted's Remote Learning Report and eduu.school

Last week Schools Week published an article detailing the main points from Ofsted’s latest report, giving their findings about remote education, and the effects on teachers, pupils and parents. 

We’ve broken down some of these points and come up with helpful ways that eduu.school, a flexible, time-saving online learning platform can help save you time and stress. 
 

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Curriculum

Children's Mental Health Week

This week we’re celebrating Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week to shine a spotlight on the importance of children’s mental health.

This year’s theme is ‘expressing yourself’ so we have put together a selection of blogs, resources and lesson plans that can be used to help children to express themselves either in the classroom or at home.

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Curriculum

BETT Awards 2021

We're excited to announce that three of our resources have been shortlisted in 2021 BETT Awards!

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Assessment

Ensuring pupil's voices are heard during SEN assessments

Assessment isn’t a process of an expert testing someone with a problem.  It's a process of drawing together the existing understandings, a process where the ‘non-experts’ (Sam, his mum and his home network) contribute as much, maybe more, than the ‘experts’ (the school staff and the package authors).  It can be a game-changer…..

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Curriculum

How can you express yourself by being creative?

Creativity can come in any shape or form. Your child can use their imagination or creativity in an amazing Lego construction, or use the recycling to make a robot, drawing a beautiful picture, planting seeds in the garden or baking a cake.  How do you use your imagination and creativity to express yourself?

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Curriculum

How can reading and writing help children to express themselves?

Getting lost in a great book is an experience like no other.  High-quality stories transport children to lands that their imaginations have not even dreamt of yet. However, more importantly, experiencing these stories empowers all readers (and listeners) to feel the confidence to express themselves.

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Curriculum

The ‘Coronacoaster’ and Lockdown Learning

It’s time for parents to dust off those lockdown manuals and set about preparing family life for that dizzying mix of work and home learning. Dr Kathy Weston shares her top tips and practical advice.

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Curriculum

Exploring today's world through story with teacher Rosie Bloom

Last year, teacher Rosie Bloom contacted us with something very special: a book that she wrote and illustrated (with design from Paula Aubury) during the first lockdown period. We are thrilled that Rosie has allowed us to share the story, Hedgehog Wants a Hug, on this blog.

 

 

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