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Wednesday words: Reception vocabulary teaching activity

This week, we bring you a Reception vocabulary teaching activity which uses the story of Hansel and Gretel to help children to develop an understanding of words to describe different characters.

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Introducing our Parent Hub

We've collated all of our news, advice and free resources to help you keep abreast of what's going on in primary education, as well as the latest resources to help your child reach their full potential.

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Overdue Ofsted report - our expert's predictions

It has taken a lot of hours for Ofsted to discover that the primary curriculum is skewed by SATs, that the foundation subjects are being squeezed and creative teaching is not as widespread as they hoped.  They find that timetabling is conservative, priorities are focused on the acquisition of knowledge and there is a lack of flair in some of the teaching. And, apparently, we don’t know what we mean when we say ‘skills’.

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Muscle making with balloons!

Teach your children about the different functions of our bones and muscles with this fun practical lesson! Read more »

Wednesday Words: Year 3 vocabulary teaching activity

This week's Wednesday Words blog, brings you a Year 3 vocabulary teaching activity which uses Alice in Wonderland to explore adverbs in fiction.

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How to embrace poetry teaching into your daily teaching

To celebrate National Poetry Day on the 4th October, Charlotte Raby (author of Rising Stars Vocabulary) explains why poetry is the quickest way to capture a child’s imagination.

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5 ways Assessment Bank can reduce teacher workload

The recent workload report, the DfE highlights the importance of reducing unnecessary tasks so more time can be spent focusing on teaching.  With instant and unlimited access for every teacher in your school, Assessment Bank makes creating and sharing tests with your colleagues easier than ever.

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Wednesday words: Year 4 vocabulary teaching activity

In this first Wednesday Words blog, we bring you a fun Year 4 vocabulary teaching activity to help children to describe an 'intelligent predator'. In this case, the predator is the octopus.

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How to design your maths curriculum Part 2: Implementation

Now you’ve decided the intent of your maths curriculum, read on for tips about successful implementation planning.

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Tennyson Road Open Day in association with Rising Stars

Come along to a free open day event in Luton and find out more about how other schools are using our resources! Read more »
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