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Implications for Teaching and Learning 2018

Free analysis of pupil performance in the 2018 KS2 national tests for reading, maths, and grammar, spelling and punctuation.  Read more »

Wednesday Words: Year 5 vocabulary teaching activity

This week's Wednesday Words blog, brings you a Year 5 vocabulary teaching activity which uses Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem The Eagle to explore how vocabulary choices change and enhance meaning.

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Dyslexia Awareness Week

Today marks the start of this year's Dyslexia Awareness Week and we will be updating this page with the latests SEN blogs and updates throughout the week.

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European Day of Languages

We're celebrating the European Day of Languages by taking a look at the benefits learning a second language can bring. We're also offering 25% off our Euro Stars resources until the end of September.

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Free Poetry Activities and Resources for National Poetry Day 2018

Celebrate National Poetry Day on the 4th of October with our collection of free poetry resources and activities. 

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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!

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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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