Teaching resources

Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir inspires new teaching resource to boost secondary students’ literacy skills and confidence

Penguin and the National Literacy Trust have teamed up to launch a free teaching resource inspired by Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming, to boost secondary students’ literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence: literacytrust.org.uk/becoming. Literacy levels and confidence amongst England’s young people is worryingly low. Last year, a third (36%) of …

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Schools to teach pupils about cutting back on sugar in maths and English lessons

New Change4Life teaching resources will support teachers to use English and Maths lessons to help children cut back on sugar. This comes as Public Health England (PHE) reveals the average 10 year old has already consumed at least 18 years’ worth of sugar. While children’s sugar intakes have declined slightly …

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Primary schools invited to create an extraordinary school play with National Theatre’s Let’s Play programme

The National Theatre is inviting primary schools looking for inspiration for their end of term play to take part in its Let’s Play programme. Let’s Play provides everything that teachers need to create an outstanding piece of theatre and inspire creative learning across the curriculum. Schools signed up to the …

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There But Not There and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission launch new First World War education resources

There But Not There, the First World War centenary campaign led by former Chief of the General Staff, General The Lord Dannatt, has launched a new series of educational resources to assist teaching today’s generation about one of the defining periods of the UK’s history. Developed in partnership with the …

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School students to become Earth Observation researchers through UK Space Agency funded project

Currently in its pilot phase and set to roll out to other schools in Spring 2018, the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) has launched MELT, a project that offers students the chance to contribute to the understanding of our planet’s environmental changes. The UK Space Agency has provided a …

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120,000 children set to benefit from £1.6 million investment in Heritage Schools programme

The Department for Education yesterday (Tuesday 10 April 2018) announced £1.6 million for Historic England’s award-winning Heritage Schools programme, allowing the scheme to continue for the next two years. Thanks to Heritage Schools, half a million children have already taken part in a range of stimulating projects including creating local …

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