KS2

National Literacy Trust and RSPB launch new poetry and nature resource for Earth Day 2022

To celebrate Earth Day (22nd April 2022), the National Literacy Trust and the RSPB have come together to create a free resource pack for school years 5 to 9 to inspire writing through nature. The unique poetry and nature resource pack is available nationally, yet also forms part of the …

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The Eden Project encourages UK schools to discover Paradise Pastures on school grounds

The Eden Project has launched Paradise Pastures, a free science programme for teachers designed to bring Eden’s story-inspired learning approach into their schools. Suitable for upper KS2 pupils (aged nine to 11), the series of lessons goes beyond the classroom and inspires children to connect with the biodiversity discoverable on …

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Primary Schools in Enfield become the latest to benefit from a Chase library transformation

Three flagship schools in Enfield, with a further 19 enhanced libraries, have become the latest to benefit from the Chase Rewarding Futures initiative. Underused areas in Hazelbury Primary School, Keys Meadow Primary School, and Churchfield Primary School have been transformed into a space that puts reading and access to books …

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Hampshire primary school taps into NSPCC’s Speak Out Stay Safe programme to support PHSE curriculum

A recent independent evaluation by the NSPCC confirmed an ongoing need for Speak out Stay safe (SOSS). Whilst most primary children have a good understanding of what abusive behaviour looks like and which trusted adults they can speak to, the children’s charity safeguarding programme is designed to boost schools’ relationships …

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Award-winning census resources for schools are now live

A range of fun and engaging teaching resources are now live as part of this year’s award-winning Let’s Count! campaign for primary schools. Together with education resource centre, iChild, the Office for National Statistics has once again created content which will bring census data to life in the classroom. Since …

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The importance of collaboration and a whole curriculum approach to STEM

Ahead of last week’s launch in Paisley of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK ( the free learning programme designed to inspire young people, aged 4 to 19, with its creative projects showcasing collaborations across science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM)), we were delighted to sit down with Dr Anne-Marie …

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UNBOXED puts creativity at the heart of UK-wide learning programme designed to inspire millions of young people

Millions of young people across the UK are set to benefit from a unique schools’ programme that puts creativity and collaboration at the heart of learning based on real-world examples. UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is launching the programme designed to inspire young people, aged 4 to 19, with its …

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New gymnastics programme available to UK schools will make gymnastics more accessible to young children

A new programme has been launched by British Gymnastics to modernise delivery of gymnastics across the UK and improve children’s access to the sport. Rise Gymnastics is a fun and engaging programme that provides children with a progressive journey through recreational gymnastics, whilst encouraging them to develop physically, socially and …

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Spread the joy of compassion in the classroom this Christmas

A free course that teaches primary pupils how to be compassionate and resolve playground disputes themselves – the first of its kind in the UK  – can help add some festive spirit into the classroom in the lead up to Christmas. EVERFI recognises that compassion is a social and emotional …

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Better Health supports Mental Health with inclusive self-care activities for pupils

The topic of mental health and its effects on students is one of the most pressing issues currently faced in the classroom, and Better Health is encouraging teachers to facilitate classroom discussions about mental wellbeing with their Every Mind Matters resources for 10-16 year olds. The resources can be found …

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