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Register for FREE Working Scientifically CPD course

Join Rising Stars and the National Science Learning Centre for a free online science CPD course on Working Scientifically!

We are delighted to invite you to a free online science CPD course hosted by Rising Stars and the National Science Learning Centre. 

This course will explain what working scientifically means in the new curriculum and will provide practical activities to support you in the classroom. All attendees of the complete course will receive a CPD certificate of attendance from the NSLC.

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Computer programmers - watch out!

We love to hear how schools are using Switched on Computing in the classroom - many thanks to Ian Rokey for this guest blog post on how he used Units 1.1 and 1.2 in his school.

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Ark Academy Primaries are Champions schools!

Ark Conway and Ark Bentworth Primary Academies in West London have been using Champions - see how they got on!

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Free Progression Framework for computing now published!

Rising Stars has worked with the author of Switched on Computing, Miles Berry, to produce a rigorous Progression Framework which helps teachers cover the requirements of the new computing curriculum and ensure children are on track to meet end-of-key-stage expectations. 

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Why should children be doing Pilates?

Our guest blogger Dan King, Head of Physical Education at Corpus Christi Primary School, discusses the benefits of teaching Pilates in school. 

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Hot off the press: Special guests from the DfE to speak at Rising Stars’ National Test Conferences!

It’s the start of a new school year and with a challenging new curriculum, a level-free approach to assessment and the new national tests around the corner we know there is a lot on the minds of primary school teachers at this time. That’s why we are hosting three conferences this term, designed to help primary schools get ready for the new national tests. 

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E-safety competition - the winner!

Last term, the Switched on Computing team challenged primary school children up and down the country to design their own e-safety poster. There was a fantastic response with over 800 entries. We received a huge variety of designs and e-safety messages and we would like to congratulate everyone who entered! 

It was a difficult decision to make, but we are delighted to announce that the winner is...

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