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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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Teaching additive reasoning

With thanks to Nick Hart, Deputy Headteacher at Penn Wood Primary School in Slough, for this really interesting article on teachng additive reasoning.

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What is the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) approach?

You may have heard ‘the CPA approach’ referenced in the context of mathematics mastery and wondered what it really means. We asked Cherri Moseley, one of our Series Consultants and authors of Rising Stars Mathematics (our brand-new textbook programme) to explain how it works.

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The Commission’s Assessment without Levels report and interim teacher assessment frameworks now publ

The Commission’s Assessment without Levels report and interim teacher assessment frameworks now published!

Today has been a bumper day in the world of primary school assessment. In addition to the final report from the Commission on Assessment without Levels and the government’s response, we have also seen the release of the interim frameworks for teacher assessment at key stages 1 and 2. Here is a quick summary of what you can find in each report along with links for more information.

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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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Voyagers ‘creative gold’ for teaching history and geography

Voyagers, our brand new history and geography resource for Key Stages 1 and 2, had a fantastic review in this month's Teach Primary Magazine! 

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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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