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Website downtime

Our website will be offline on Sunday 24th September for an essential maintenance update.

We appreciate your patience while we carry out this work, and apologise for any inconvenience.

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Ten oral blending activities

A variety of different activities for the classroom.

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Ten blending activities

These games can be played at most phases if the words are carefully selected.

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Success Criteria in Mathematics

Many thanks to Nick Hart for this blog post, which takes a look at success criteria in mathematics.

 

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Why do we study the Great Fire of London at Key Stage 1?

Bev Forrest thinks it’s time for a fresh look at our study of significant events.

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Ten segmenting activities

A list of useful segmenting activities to use in the classroom.

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Celebrating 15 Sparkling Years

We’ve come a long way since our beginnings in the spare bedroom of founder Andrea Carr, 15 years ago. Over that time, we have had the privilege to work with some of the best teachers, school leaders and educational experts in the world of education, to create innovative, trustworthy resources that make a difference in the classroom.



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Try Assessment Bank for a chance to win an iPad!

Three reasons to try Assessment Bank this September:

  • Save time by creating lesson starters, quizzes and professional-looking tests in just a few clicks
  • Identify and address gaps in children's learning with all new curriculum questions 
  • Unlimited access for every teacher in your school

PLUS - you'll be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win an iPad Air, fully compatible and ready to use with Assessment Bank in your school. *T&Cs apply.

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Implications for Teaching and Learning 2017 - a preview

Every year, Rising Stars commissions a team of experienced teachers and consultants to review the Key Stage 2 national test papers. They provide analysis of the questions, which help schools prepare children for future tests - find out more about the reports here. Read more »

The launch of RS Assessment from Hodder Education

I’m delighted to be sharing news of an exciting collaboration!
 
Over the years, Rising Stars has become the assessment provider of choice for over 11,500 primary schools, whilst Hodder Education has been providing rigorous tests to schools for over 40 years. This term we are pleased to bring together two of the most trusted names in education to launch RS Assessment from Hodder Education, to make it even easier for you to access the support and resources you need.

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