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Curriculum design in primary computing, geography, history, and science

A guide to curriculum design and planning in primary computing, geography, history and science.

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Key Takeaways from the Ofsted History Research Review

Over the summer Ofsted published its long anticipated History Research Review. Rising Stars History author Bev Forrest takes us through the review and pulls out the key takeaways for Primary schools. 

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Switched on Science Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact

Rosemary Feasey, author of Switched on Science Second Edition has written a new document as part of the programme outlining the Intent, Implementation and Impact of Switched on Science

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Choosing Geography Case Studies Carefully

Following on  from his blog "Things to consider when designing your primary geography curriculum, following the Ofsted Research Review" Rising Stars Geography author Anthony Barlow takes us through how to choose your case studies carefully.  

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Things to consider when designing your primary geography curriculum, following the Ofsted Research Review

A process of curriculum review is usual at this time of the year; what has gone well and what are your next steps? To ensure pupils get access to the breadth of the curriculum in geography and in the light of the Ofsted Research Review and recent Blog, this will be more important than ever. What can you do that will make an impact?

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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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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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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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Remote Learning with Switched on Computing

With school closures continuing and schools looking for resources to help teachers and students cope, Adam Chase, author of our Switched on Computing digital resources has put together some suggestions for ways that Switched on Computing can help you and your pupils, no matter where they're learning. 

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What's New in Switched on Computing 3rd Edition

The new edition of Switched On Computing includes some significant new content. The Teachers’ Guides have been substantially rewritten to make the scheme more accessible than ever to non-specialist teachers, whilst retaining the flexibility that expert computing leads might look for to make the scheme their own. Alongside the new lesson plans, extensive online support now includes step-by-step teaching slides and lesson walk-throughs, CPD videos and online quizzes to check pupils’ understanding at the end of each unit. 

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