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Reading Planet Competition Time!

Want to know how you could win 72 banded reading books from our new reading programme for your school?  We have a wonderful twitter competition running for the launch week of Reading Planet running from Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November 2016! 

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Reading Rocks 2016!

On October 1st, Rising Stars were thrilled to sponsor Reading Rocks 2016. A one-day spectacular reading festival for primary school teachers whose aim is to make reading rock for every pupil!

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Planning a successful series of lessons

Thanks to Caroline Clissold for this month's maths blog which explores the methods she uses to plan a series of maths lessons. Read more »

Get your teeth stuck into Python at Year 6

It’s probably fair to say that in the world of primary programming, Scratch rules – or its way up there at the very least! And why wouldn’t it be? It’s free, it’s a visual coding language, which is great for beginners, but equally you can do some powerful things with it. However, when I saw a new Switched on Computing Year 6 programming unit, involving learning some Python (a text-based coding language), I was excited to get stuck in. 

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How Yew Tree Community School used Achieve 100 for national test success

At Rising Stars we love hearing from schools about how they are putting our resources to work in the classroom. Dawn Saxena, Assistant Head, Maths Leader and Year 6 Leader at Yew Tree Community School, talks about how her school has been using Achieve for national test success!

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Getting the basics right: Counting up!

We are continuing our Getting the basics right theme this term with a series of posts on calculation. This blog post from Nick Hart looks at strategies for counting up, helping children to move from heavily scaffolded jottings to mental calculation. Make sure you look out for Part 2 of this blog post coming in January! Read more »


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