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Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge

On Wednesday 24th June the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon housed the Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge. The competition has been going for 15 years, but the 2015 event was the first ever World Final, open to primary and secondary schools from around the globe. Organiser Brian Richardson was thrilled to see so many schools from around the UK attending, and expressed surprise and delight that teams had come from as far as China and Australia to participate, with Harrow International School in Beijing and Kingston Primary School from Perth Australia flying in to take part (the latter accompanied by a kangaroo mascot).

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Flipped Learning; A subtle shift in pedagogy that transforms learning for all

A guest blog post from Jen Devaney, Mathsflip Project Manager on flipped learning and the response from students. 

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A fun and exciting poetry workshop from Brian Moses

After their winning entry for our Poetry by Heart competition, pupils at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School recieved a visit from poet Brian Moses. Igor and Sofia, Year 6 pupils at the school, reported on the event. 

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Insight into working scientifically

Interested in attending a free CPD event on working scientifically? Want to collaborate with other teachers and hear from a primary science expert? Join the National STEM Centre and Rising Stars for Insight into Working Scientifically!

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Test fitness at primary schools to diffuse the ‘ticking time bomb’ of health problems, says ukactive

To celebrate National School Sport Week 2015, Rising Stars will be looking at PE in primary schools, and some of the great things that schools have planned for this week! Today, we're looking at the recent report 'Generation Inactive' from ukactive, which has suggested that primary pupils be tested for fitness, just as they would for maths and English skills.

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E-safety – it’s a whole-school issue!

Across schools, E-safety is a real concern affecting day-to-work work.  Issues with 18 rated games and social networks are at the forefront of comments emanating from conversations had with Head Teachers, computing leaders and teaching staff.  Tackling these issues in an informed manner is of the utmost importance. 

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The new Ofsted framework - inspecting safeguarding

The computing programme of study and Ofsted produce clear guidance outlining what they expect from schools in terms of e-safety provision. We have put together a quick overview of their objectives and expectations.

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E-safety week!

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Why Schools love Switched on Science

Want to know why schools love Switched on Science? Check out this video from Barrow Hedges Primary School on how Switched on Science helped their children. 


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Nasen Live 2015: Only a few days to go!

We are delighted to be attending this year's Nasen Live show on the 20th and 21st May at the Macron Stadium, Bolton. This year's show focuses on “9 months into reform – early indicators of impact and planning for the year ahead”. 

Find out more about our New Curriculum resources and pick up your FREE sample of one of our new series WordBlaze at Stand H3.

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