Teaching and Learning

Into Film Festival 2017

The annual Into Film Festival takes place in November with 3,000 free screenings and events. It is the world’s largest film education festival. Sam Wilson looks at what’s on this year



SEND, oracy & literacy resources

A new set of SEND resources is being published, while research into the effectiveness of oracy and literacy interventions has also been released



Tapestry extends to include key stages 1 and 2

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The Early Years Foundation Stage Forum (FSF) is proud to announce that Tapestry (conceived, delivered, refined and watched over by the FSF) now includes progress monitoring and tracking throughout key stages 1 and 2.



CUPPA growth mindset competition

A recent Headteacher Update competition to win free copies of the growth mindset publication The Amazing Journey Of CUPPA – His Quest to Find the Five Secrets of the Confident Mindset has closed and the winners have been unveiled.


Videos offer creative science ideas

A set of six videos and written resources aimed at key stage 2 students have been launched to help teachers introduce creative and experimental science into their lessons.


Improving Literacy in Key Stage Two

A seven-step plan to boost reading and writing skills for key stage 2 students has been made available by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) – the charity behind the well-known Teaching and Learning Toolkit.


Premier League Primary Stars

The Premier League is aiming to offer curriculum support to 10,000 primary schools in the next two years with the launch of its Primary Stars programme. The initiative offers free curriculum-linked teaching resources for pupils aged five to 11 and free-to-download lesson plans, activities and video ...


Formula 1 in Schools

The Formula 1 in Schools STEM Challenge kicks off its new season in the UK with registrations now open.



Self-funding children’s enterprise

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Healthy Tuck Shops and Stationery Shops in primary schools give children an opportunity to practise enterprise skills and to make a small profit.



British Science Week 2017

British Science Week is a national celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring a range of events and activities across the UK. It is run by the British Science Association (BSA) and will take place from March 10 to 19.



Reading and writing: Making it REAL

The Making it REAL project offers some food for thought as to how we can encourage a child’s first steps in reading and writing. Joyce Connor explains


Healthy enterprise

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Drive up “5-a-day” with a child-led healthy tuck shop. Healthy tuck shops are popping up nationwide, delivering far-reaching benefits.


Kites for Schools: A brilliant multicultural day

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What activity is part of almost every culture on Earth?Kites come in different shapes, sizes and colours, but they all fly in the same sky. This is a fantastic starting point for seeking similarities and not differences.


Outdoor learning turns it around for Rowanfield

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Rowanfield Infant School in Cheltenham appointed HAGS to revive their dilapidated play area, offering limited play value. The existing play area was significantly underused as the original trim trail surfacing was extremely muddy during winter months.


Mount Everest inspiration

Two British explorers are aiming to connect with more than one million students aged six to 16 via live stream from the slopes of Mount Everest.


Red Nose Day 2017

Red Nose Day is back on Friday, March 24, and Comic Relief has launched its resources and education packs to help schools with their planning.




Into Film Festival 2016

The Into Film Festival takes place from November 9 to 25 with more than 3,000 free screenings for schools as well as a host of workshops and other activities. Key themes this year include diversity, wellbeing and anti-bullying. Festival artistic director Sam Wilson explains more

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