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What are SATs... and why do our children do them?

The first in our series of SATs-themed posts.

Is your child in Year 6? In a state school? If so, it is likely that they will be sitting SATs next month. 222 more words

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Year 5 Stories

Amelia, Jess and Vito recently created their own thrilling stories from another culture. Miss Mann was very impressed. Keep up the good work!

Key Stage 2


A few months ago I was checking out a parents’ forum and saw a message from a very worried mother: her little boy was not a reading aficionado. 187 more words


KS2 2016 Assessment & Accountability Summary

Reform of Primary Assessment and Accountability

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DFE Link : https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/new-national-curriculum-primary-assessment-and-accountability

I have decided to try and save people reading the copious pages of the recent DFE KS2 consultation findings in terms of accountability and assessment. 595 more words


Circuit Scribe: Draw Circuits

Circuit Scribe is for Makers, STEM Educators, Artists, Kids, & Life Hackers. We wanted to make it easier for Makers to Make.
No shaking, no squeezing, no goop, no smell, no waiting for ink to dry. 17 more words


What are your children / grandchildren doing in school?

From september 2014, computer programming will come back into the school curriculum right from key Stage 1.  I wholeheartedly endorse this.  It is such fun to code and the success when it works is like a buzz that fills you even if you have struggled with problems along the way.  489 more words


Hillendale Science Challenge

We’re delighted to have run the Hillendale Science Challenge alongside local schools in Pendle and in Association with Flash Bang Science. With over 50 entries into the competition we were blown away by the time and effort the schools and Key Stage 2 students had put in to the design and building of these working model vehicles. 92 more words

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