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Summer maths quizzes from Assessment Bank

Inspired by the warm weather over the weekend we have created some summer themed quizzes to use with your class, including questions about ice creams, beaches and holidays to get your pupils in the summer spirit.

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Thoughts on the 2019 SATs - Mathematics

Each year many of us (hopefully not just me!) wait in anticipation of the latest national test for Year 6 pupils to see how it compares to previous years. And despite the 2019 Key Stage 2 Test being the fourth set of papers aligned with the ‘new’ mathematics curriculum, we are still keen to drill down, dissect and find out exactly what our Year 6 pupils across the country are being tested on.  

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Thoughts on the 2019 SATS - Reading

This time last year, we ‘celebrated’ the return of poetry in the 2018 KS2 Reading Test. So, what are the headlines of the 2019 KS2 Reading Test? Were there any surprises? After 4 years of this suite of tests are we still surprised by the ingredients or have we identified enough patterns and trends? Do we get excited by expecting the unexpected? 

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WIN a free author visit!

To celebrate the launch of our new books for age 7-11/Key Stage 2, Reading Planet is going on the road! Next term, our team of top children's authors will travel the UK visiting schools from Scotland to Southampton, to share their love of reading and writing. Enter our competition now and your school could win a spot on our author tour. Read more »

The Rising Stars Headliner: Summer Sale!

Save up to 25% on our summer line-up of Rising Stars curriculum and Franklin Watts and Wayland when you buy online this 10th June - 5th July.

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Empathy Day 11th June 2019 - Your Free 'Acts of Kindness' lesson

Empathy Day was founded by Empathy Lab in 2017. On Empathy Day, Emapthy Lab want everyone to read 'because stories and book characters build our real-life empathy.' Celebrate empathy day with our free 'Acts of Kindness' lesson taken from Character Education: The Star Awards Programme

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Reading Planet on Sunday Brunch!

Reading Planet author and actress Nina Wadia recently appeared on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch talking about her book Bionic T1D.

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds Announces Character Panel

The Education Secretary has announced a Character panel to find ways to help young people develop character and resilience. Find out more with our blog and see how Character Education: The Star Awards Programme can help your school. 

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It's all about the book: how studying a whole text is the key to greater depth reading and writing in English

In this blog, Maggie McGuigan (Series Editor and author of Read in to Writing), explains why studying a whole book is key to raising attainment in English and achieving that all important 'greater depth'.

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Five

Maintaining a healthy body can help promote a healthy mind. Our award-winning whole school PE, health and fitness programme Champions includes strategies and activities for developing children’s mental health and wellbeing. Scroll down to download sample lesson plans from Champions Year 6 unit ‘Healthy mind: healthy body’ to try with your class this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

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