Literacy and numeracy

Premier League Writing Stars

The Premier League Writing Stars competition offers schools the chance to harness the power of football to transform your pupils’ poetry writing. Jonathan Douglas explains more



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


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 ...


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





Mathletics helps Birmingham primary to win National Pupil Premium Award

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National winners of the primary category of the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards, Parkfield Community School in Birmingham has been using the Mathletics digital maths resource from 3P Learning as part of its strategy to close the gap. Assistant headteacher, maths lead and specialist leader in education, ...




Shakespeare Week 2015

It is hoped that as many as one million five to 11-year-olds will take part in next year’s Shakespeare Week, which is planned to run from March 16 to 22.





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 PRODUCT: Wordsmith

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.


BOOK REVIEW: Descriptosaurus

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




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