September 2014

Curriculum

Why we love using the Online Library at home

Daniel (age 10) and Bella (age 7) have been using the Reading Planet Online Library during school closures. In this video, they explain why they enjoy using the resource and how it supports them with their reading at home. 

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Curriculum

Moving forward at the Victorious Academies Trust

Children will be returning to the classroom full time on 8th March. For everybody this is an exciting time as well as one filled with questions. Bev Allford, School Improvement Officer at Victorious Academies Trust, shares her Trust's approach to supporting thier community’s safe and comfortable return.

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Curriculum

5 ways to use Read in to Writing in a blended way

4 minute read: Blended learning represents an opportunity to personalise learning, but teachers need resources that are easily adaptable to meet the needs of all children.  Series Editor Maddy Barnes explains how flexible reading and writing series Read in to Writing, can be used in a  blended way.

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Curriculum

Introducing the NEW Rocket Phonics Teaching & Learning Programme

We're thrilled to announce our new Rocket Phonics teaching and learning programme which launches in May. Author Abigail Steel explains why it's the perfect time for schools to try something different in phonics and gives an insight into what to expect from the new programme. 

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Assessment

Pupil wellbeing and the pupil voice in the return to school

In the return to school, when pupil wellbeing will be more important than ever, what can teachers do to build a picture of how their pupils are feeling and identify those who might need further support?  The Westborough school share how they have assessed pupils attitudes to learning before and during lockdown.

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Curriculum

Geography Games - Doorstep discovery alongside capitals, continents and your compass!

We asked Rising Stars Geography Author Anthony Barlow to put together some Geography games that parents can play at home to support their children's geographical understanding and take them out into the wider world even if they can't physically go far. 

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Curriculum

Hachette launches new partnership with the National Literacy Trust

Hachette have unveiled a three-year partnership with the National Literacy Trust today that puts inclusion at its heart and provides essential support for primary school children disproportionately affected by COVID-9. 

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Curriculum

Reading Planet Book of the Month: 5 Writing Tips from Ross Montgomery

Our February Reading Planet Book of the Month doesn't just celebrate one book, it celebrates a whole series! In this blog, award winning author Ross Montgomery explains how he wrote The Finney Island Files and gives his top writing tips for children creating their own stories. 

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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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