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Socks, Shocks and Secrets Book Review

Socks, Shocks and Secrets is a children’s novel written by Leila Rasheed. It is the second book in the series: The Fantastic Diary of  Bathsheba Clarice de Trop. 140 more words


Can you learn maths by playing card games?

We asked some children what they thought of Deck Ahoy. Here are just a few of the things they had to say:

“Deck Ahoy is much better than watching TV and cartoon shows because it shows different ways of how to do maths.” Angelica, age 8… 246 more words

Key Stage 2

A Time to be Free ...

Freedom can be seen as a basic human right, but none of us is wholly free all the time. We may be prisoners of fate or illness, commitment to others, the school classroom or the workplace, or prisoners of our own conscience or through the result of our own misdeeds and the law of the land. 613 more words

Poems & Extracts

Starting the Year - Team Building

So our department likes to start the year with team building. I love it! Designated time to get to know the students, set the tone and expectations for the year and the freedom to be able to choose which activities I deliver. 725 more words

PE Resources

Whole-class reading: an example lesson and a menu of approaches

In primary schools recently, there has been a lot of interest in ways to approach whole-class reading lessons. The imperative to raise standards in reading is leading many to question the dominance of small group guided reading, in which – at any one time – most pupils are not being taught by the ‘expert’ in the room. 2,351 more words


Moving Key Stages - The Outcome

Way back in January, I wrote about my anxieties regarding moving down to Year 1 (age 5-6), having worked in Key Stage 2 (KS2, age 7-11) in some capacity for the last 4-5 years. 750 more words


English BOOST - Primary

Ever read a friend’s Facebook post or colleagues email and been shocked that they couldn’t spell ‘where’ or ‘their’ or ‘two’ correctly? Did their misspelling leave a bad impression… 674 more words