Teaching and Learning

BOOK REVIEW: Active Writers: Year 3

With raising standards in writing often at the forefront of many discussions in education, new resources designed to help children become more confident writers are always welcome.

SPONSORED SERVICE: Scout Activity Centres

Do something different with Scout Activity Centres. The thrill of being away from home, the anticipation of the midnight feast and the sheer adrenaline of new experiences. Overnight residentials rank among the most potent and positive memories of school.


With the final draft of the new national primary curriculum for England due to make an appearance very soon, and the new academic year winking slowly into existence beyond the ephemeral summer break, your thoughts may well be turning to change and transition.

SPONSORED PRODUCT: Kites for Schools

What makes my kite fly? Does the tail matter? What is the best shape for a kite? Kites for Schools, who have been making and flying kites for around 40 years, answer some commonly asked questions from the kite-flying pupils and schools they work with.

RESOURCE: Energy Club hits 500

More than 500 schools are now signed up to the Energy Club, an extra-curricular physical activity scheme for children aged from four to 11. It is free for all schools across England and comes in the form of a before and after school club.

BOOK REVIEW: Descriptosaurus

Descriptosaurus is a brilliant creative writing resource which will definitely expand children's descriptive vocabulary.

BOOK REVIEW: Creativity in the Primary Classroom

This book is aimed at those seeking to develop creativity in the classroom. It begins by outlining the key elements of creativity and the background to creativity before moving on to examine how children can be creative in their learning. It then explores how to develop as a creative teacher and ...

BOOK REVIEW: Raspberry Pi (A Haynes Manual)

The Raspberry Pi computer is very much in fashion. Politicians and others have bemoaned the ICT curriculum and the movement away from computer science – this book itself refers to the “dark years" of the 1990s where computer users used programs simply to complete tasks, not concerning themselves ...

Chinese teaching resources

Chinese education packs have been sent to 9,000 UK primary schools in a bid to improve understanding of China.


“We contacted Hens for Hire and discussed our ideas with them and within a few weeks our hens had arrived, staff trained and we had our first eggs! We have now had our two chickens for nearly a year, and I have to say how fantastic an experience this is for our children."

Latest resources and lessons plans from Hopscotch

If you are looking for lesson plans that are appealing, clear and time-saving, Hopscotch provides primary school teachers with skills-based, differentiated resources, that can help you teach with confidence cutting down on planning time.

SPONSORED RESOURCE: The Outdoor Environment

With “Nature Deficit Disorder" becoming more prominent in the public consciousness, schools, governments and charities have been studying the importance of outdoor learning for children.

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