Teaching and Learning


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



At a glance: Latest primary resources

Pupil Premium best practice, a toolkit to help migrant families understand UK education, film resources and asthma training are among the latest free primary school resources to be released


Pupils Profit

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Enterprising year 5 pupils at St Michael’s CE Primary School in Wandsworth are running two very useful businesses in their school – a Healthy Tuck Shop and a Stationery Shop.




The Crunch is here!

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The Crunch is a year of exciting activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet.


The Unistage Show and Tell Classroom

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Unistage Show and Tell Classroom resource is a new and exciting modular stage designed especially for the early years/primary school classroom.


Electricity: Going Totally Unplugged

Could you last a day in school with no electricity? Head Tom Parkin introduces his school’s ‘No Electricity Days’, which teach children to value energy resources and reduce carbon footprints. He is now after other schools to join the initiative...



Roadwise

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With more than 45 children injured on the road every day in the UK, what can teachers do to help every child in the school be safer and wiser on the road?


Solardome

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As a headteacher you know that learning outside the classroom is recognised as important for the personal, social and emotional development of children. But how can you best deliver it? Solardome Industries’ range of outdoor classrooms could be your answer.


Walk to School Week

This year’s Walk to School Week takes place from May 16 to 20. Kathryn Shaw looks at how schools might get involved, including the School Route Audits


Careers advice in primary schools

The free Primary Futures programme offers a way to discuss skills and deliver careers advice with primary pupils. Steve Iredale explains more


Supporting computer science teaching

Free computer science resources are available for primary teachers to help them with aspects of the computing curriculum and boost their confidence in teaching this new subject.

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