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Curriculum

What are the Key Stage 2 SATs and how to revise for them

Are you a parent of a year 6 child? Perhaps your child has mentioned SATs at home to you? Have you been wondering how to support your child as they prepare for their SATs?

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Curriculum

Coming soon Rocket Phonics Next Steps

You asked and we delivered! This summer, we're launching Rocket Phonics: Next Steps into the Reading Planet sphere. This new programme will consolidate phonics and develop key literacy skills in Year 2 (P3). 

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Assessment

New longitudinal study of pupil attainment and wellbeing

We’re pleased to announce we have a grant from the Nuffield Foundation to carry out a research project on The longer-term impact of COVID-19 on pupil attainment and well-being.

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Curriculum

Free online phonics events: Meet your local Rocket Phonics school

Find out about Reading Planet Rocket Phonics from the people who know it best... the teachers using it!  No travelling or time away from school required: all sessions are online.  Register your free place now at one of our upcoming events! 

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Curriculum

Implementing Systematic Synthetic Phonics teaching and learning

In Part 2 of her series of blogs, Executive Principal Sam Bailey explains how her phonics teaching changed when she discovered Systematic Synthetic Phonics teaching and learning. Or as she describes her ‘decade long love affair with systematic synthetic phonics’…

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Curriculum

Discover NEW Reading Planet Astro

We’re excited to welcome Reading Planet Astro, a brand-new range of highly engaging and carefully structured reading books for struggling and reluctant readers at Key Stage 2 (P4 - P7). In this blog, you'll learn about some of Astro's important benefits and get insight into what to expect from the range.

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Curriculum

New Reading Planet Rocket Phonics Group

We've created a new online group where teachers and educators can connect, share and get answers to burning questions on phonics and early reading.

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Curriculum

Getting to grips with grammar and supporting children with capital letters - 3 top tips for parents and families

With school closures and disrupted learning due to the pandemic, parents and families are increasingly working with their children at home. This blog gives some simple guidance about supporting your child with grammar. 

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Curriculum

Preparing for the 2022 Reading Tests - 5 Practical Tips

As we enter 2022, schools all over the country are preparing for both the KS1 and KS2 assessments. This blog is focussed on preparing year 6 children for the KS2 reading test. However, other KS2 teachers will also find elements of this useful. Whether you are an experienced year 6 teacher or a new-to-year 6 teacher, we hope that these tips will support you over the next two terms.

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Curriculum

Key Takeaways from the Ofsted History Research Review

Over the summer Ofsted published its long anticipated History Research Review. Rising Stars History author Bev Forrest takes us through the review and pulls out the key takeaways for Primary schools. 

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