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Top tips for helping your children practise their reading at home

The level of difficulty in the Reading section of the Key Stage 2 curriculum has increased significantly over the past five years. While schools are closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, here are some top tips to support your children in improving their reading skills.

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How to help your pupils work on their grammar, punctuation and spelling at home

As schools have now closed due to Coronavirus, Madeleine Barnes shares her top tips on how teachers can continue to help their pupils work on their grammar, punctuation and spelling at home.

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Parents, our time has come!

As someone who passionately believes in the power of parental engagement to transform children’s outcomes, this COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity for all of us. I know it can feel daunting to suddenly and unexpectedly be in charge of home learning, so here are some easy guidelines to follow that may make it easier:

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Anti-Bullying Week 2019: 11th-15th November

Next week is Anti-bullying week, an annual campaign run by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2019 is ‘Change Starts With Us' and will run from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November. We know it's important to make sure children feel happy and safe at school and online, so we've compiled some helpful resources to help start the anti-bullying conversation and promote kindness this Anti-Bullying Week.


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The Positives of Reading Non-fiction this #NonFictionNovember

This month is #NonFictionNovember - a national celebration that aims to promote reading non-fiction for pleasure, to allow young readers to indulge in their fascination for facts and to celebrate the breadth, depth and richness of non-fiction writing. In this blog, On Track English author Catherine Casey explores the positives of reading non-fiction.

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Reading Planet is going on tour... winners revealed!

Last term, we launched a nationwide competition for schools to win a visit from a Reading Planet author. We received hundreds of entries from across the country. After much deliberation, the winners have now been chosen and the tour kicks off next week in Scotland.  

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How to help your child prepare for spelling tests…

Catherine Casey gives her top fun tips for parents in supporting their children with spelling. Read more »
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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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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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Tips to engage parents with reading

How can teachers encourage parents and carers to engage in reading with their child? Here are some different ideas and tips for promoting reading - whether you’re looking to host an event, offer a few words of advice or create a positive collaborative reading ethos, there may be an idea for you…


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