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New KS1 Samples available for Rising Stars Vocabulary

Rising Stars Vocabulary provides everything you need to embed key strategies and deliver fun activities to improve vocabulary across the school. We've uploaded some new sample activies for you to download and use for free in your classroom! 

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Do boys learn differently to girls?

Up and down the country in 1000’s of schools there are improvement plans with some variation of the phrase ‘raise boys’ achievement.’  For most schools this is a yearly target because year on year the difference between boys’ and girls’ attainment either continues to grow or remains stagnant.  Very rarely does this gap close.

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Closing the word gap

You may have heard of the “word gap” it refers to the gap of 30 million words between different groups of children before the age of 3. Charlotte Raby (author of Rising Stars Vocabulary) explores the meaning of  the 'word gap' and explains how your school can tackle the problem. 

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Bridging the disadvantaged gap in maths for good

 
The gap between the attainment of disadvantaged children and all children may be narrowing but remains a concern. How can that gap be closed more rapidly and for good?

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10 texts to spark a lifelong love of reading

Author of our English for the More Able series, Vicky Burrill, picks out 10 books to engage and inspire your students.

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SATs Reasoning Blog 1: Tackling Selected Response Questions

In this first blog article, out of a series of two, Sarah-Anne Fernandes discusses the 'selected response' type questions that pupils will face in their maths reasoning paper.

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Should maths be real life?

In this blog article, Nick Hart discusses the effectiveness of using real-life problems in maths.

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Out of the hat! Magic with maths

In this blog article, John Dabell demonstrates how maths can be combined with magic tricks to bring numbers to life.

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FREE KS2 lesson starters every day in March

Every day in March, we will be sharing Year 6 questions from Assessment Bank on Twitter and Facebook which you can use to test your class' knowledge ahead of the National Tests.

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e-Assessment Awards 2018 Finalist

We are excited to announce that RS Assessment from Hodder Education has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Best Use of Formative Assessment’ category for the e-Assessment Awards 2018!

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