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Assessment

Fun tips and tricks to help make working from home a little easier

Remote working for a longer period of time than anyone is used to or was prepared for, has and will continue to create challenges, so the team at RS Assessment from Hodder Education have put together some of their own simple tips and tricks that have helped them at home and might help make things a little easier for you too:

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Curriculum

Top tips for helping pupils improve their reading skills at home

Although the SATs may not be taking place this year, while children are continuing their education at home, we’ve compiled our top tips to help pupils improve their reading skills. This will not only allow them to continue improving their skills but will also prepare them for progression to year 7.

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Curriculum

Practical maths tasks for your pupils to try at home

Although the Key Stage 2 SATs may no longer be taking place this year during to the Covid-19 outbreak, it’s still great practice to continue with revision while your pupils are at home. Not only will it mean pupils can continue their learning journey but they will also be ready and prepared for year 7 when they return to school.

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Curriculum

Coronavirus Update: Supporting Schools

We are monitoring the situation regarding school closures on an ongoing basis so we can ensure our customers have appropriate support and resources. If you’d like to speak to someone now please get in touch with our Customer Service team, our Sales team or our Digital Support team.
 
Please note we are still able to supply print books to schools and individual addresses as requested.

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Curriculum

KS2 History - Free Ideas for Parents

Bev Forrest, the author of Rising Stars History has put together a list of activities and ideas that parents can do with the KS2 children at home to help keep them engaged with the history curriculum.

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Curriculum

KS1 History Free Ideas for Parents

Rising Stars History author Bev Forrest has put together some handy free resources and ideas that you can share with parents to help them naavigate this time at home, along with a letter template you can use when you contact parents. 

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Curriculum

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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Curriculum

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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Assessment

What one teacher in China has learned from the past few months

Holly Wood, a primary teacher living and working in China, has been distance teaching since January. Here she offers tips and advice on what she’s learned since the coronavirus hit.

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Curriculum

Part 1: New PiRA and New PUMA - A behind the scenes look at our Autumn trialling

Based on feedback from teachers like you we’re happy to be publishing brand new editions of PiRA and PUMA in Autumn 2020, otherwise known as New PiRA and New PUMA! When creating these assessments we trialled them on over 10,000 pupils per test suite, and we thought you might like to take a behind the scenes look at the process that the papers go through before they reach you. Read more »
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