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I'm forever blowing bubbles!

Teach your children how to describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials with this fun and free practical lesson plan!

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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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Switched on Science Launch Week - FREE TOPIC

This week, to celebrate the launch of Switched on Science Second Edition, we're giving away a free topic from Year 1 in which pupils explore their local environment to help them find out more about the plants and animals that live in their locality.

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To Meat or not to Meat

Sue Evans, science coordinator at Phoenix Primary, details a fun outdoor activity for you to try with your pupils. Get them running around neighing like horses or baaing like sheep whilst also learning how to identify a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

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A Bloody Investigation!

In this blog post Sue Evans, science coordinator at Phoenix Primary, explains how she had fun teaching her class about what's in our blood through a fun practical lesson. 

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14th December - Room for a Little One

Martin Waddell's Room for a Little One is the basis of today's free English lesson plan!

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Keeping end points on your radar

The first of the new Key Stage 2 National Tests are fast approaching. If you are planning on a revision programme, or even if you aren’t, it is probably best to be aware of the areas that will be included in the tests that have not been taught in Year 6. Thank to Mathematics Advisor Caroline Clissold for this valuable article on end points.

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9th December - The Lion Inside

Behind the door on Day 7 of our advent calendar is a great lesson plan using Rachel Bright's The Lion Inside. 

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8th December - The Frog Olympics

Our advent calendar is bursting with fantastic lesson plan ideas for you to use in the classroom! Today's is based around The Frog Olympics by Brian Moses. 

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3rd December - The Queen's Handbag

For the 3rd day of December, we're sharing a great lesson idea based on Steve Antony's The Queen's Handbag,  focusing on prepositions and composition. 

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