Literacy

UK Festival of Robotics 2021: KS1 & 2 robot drawing and story competitions now open for entry

The organisers of the annual UK Robotics Week celebration – now the UK Festival of Robotics – have announced the return of their robot drawing and story competitions, inviting primary schoolchildren nationwide to share their robot-inspired creativity with a team of top judges. The inaugural competitions in 2020 attracted an …

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The National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House launch a review into national primary school library provision

The National Literacy Trust, supported by Penguin Random House UK, has launched a nationwide review of primary school library provision, including a call to evidence to gather perspectives from key stakeholders who work in education as well as directly from families. The project will look at how COVID-19 has impacted …

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National Literacy Trust and Premier League team up to distribute nearly 25,000 free books to primary school pupils across England and Wales

The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League are working together to distribute nearly 25,000 books to five to 11-year-olds who need them most this World Book Day (Thursday 4 March). Pupils taking part in the Premier League Primary Stars education programme, delivered by professional football club community organisations across …

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NFER and EEF publish interim findings on impact of Covid-19 on school closures

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published the interim findings from a study assessing the extent to which Key Stage 1 pupils’ attainment in reading and maths were impacted by partial school closures during the first national Covid-19 lockdown, and particularly the effect on disadvantaged pupils. This paper focuses on …

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The Scottish Football Association launches “Learning Through Football” initiative

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke and penalty-save hero David Marshall have given their backing to a new initiative which will enable thousands of children across the country to add Scotland’s UEFA EURO 2020 adventure to their studies. Learning Through Football, a classroom-based teaching resource, was launched at Miller Primary School …

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National Literacy Trust launches new digital platforms for parents and teachers to support literacy of children most affected by COVID-19

The National Literacy Trust has enlisted the support of its Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and leading children’s authors to launch two new digital platforms for parents and teachers to support the literacy of children who have been most adversely affected by COVID-19. School closures as a result of …

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