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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 »

Rising Stars Reading Planet Summer Challenge Launch!

We're super excited to tell you all about the launch of the Rising Stars Reading Planet Summer Challenge!

In this blog we'll tell you all about how you and your child can get involved and be in with a chance of winning a £50 book voucher. We'll also take a look at why and how you should be encouraging your child to read for pleasure.

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Character Education - the Star Awards Challenge (Part 2)

In part 2 of this series of blog posts from the authors of our brand new title Character Education: The Star Awards Programme for Primary Schools, Geoff Smith explains his motivations behind writing Character Education and describes the process of its implementation in his own school in Cornwall.

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2018 SATs results - subject expert analysis

The DFE have just published the 2018 KS2 SATs results. Read initial thoughts on this year's National Test scores from our subject experts ...

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The 2018 Key Stage 2 SATs results are in

64% of children achieve the “expected standard” in reading, writing and maths.

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Football's coming...to your maths lessons ⚽

To celebrate England reaching the World Cup semi-finals we have created some quick football themed maths quizzes for you to use with your class.

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