Literacy and numeracy

Improving literacy in key stage 2

Updated guidance has been published to help teachers and school leaders to maximise the quality of their key stage 2 literacy provision.




My Twist On A Tale: Our Tomorrow

The popular My Twist On A Tale writing and creativity challenge has been given a sci-fi makeover for 2021 with the theme of Our Tomorrow.


Literacy: Bite into Writing

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Bite into Writing is NFER’s new resource for year 6 teachers, designed to help you teach and assess writing with confidence.




Bite into Writing: Year 6 resource

Bite into Writing, a resource supporting year 6 teachers with the teaching and assessment of writing, has been launched by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).






Christmas card design competition

A Christmas card design competition with award-winning illustrator Dapo Adeola has been launched by the National Literacy Trust (NLT).



Tackling fake news: The Happy News Project

?The Happy News Project – set up to tackle the scourge of fake news seen during the Covid-19 pandemic – has been made available free to all UK primary schools this year.


Writing competition: My Twist on a Tale

A writing competition encouraging pupils to create tales based on their “everyday heroes” has been launched, with the winning entries set to be published in a book.








Short, structured language skill sessions prove effective

Undertaking short sessions to discuss everyday topics with young children has been found to boost their language skills and is being recommended as “a promising way” to help children catch-up when they come back to school after lockdown.


Home education: Resources for schools, teachers and parents: Part 3

This is the third edition of the SecEd compendium of home schooling and remote education resources for schools, teachers and parents. We cover a range of subjects, as well as exercise and keeping fit, mental health and wellbeing, cultural and arts activities, and whole-school support


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