Primary schools

New loan scheme gives more children access to computer programming kits

Children in primary and secondary schools across England can access the latest technology to learn how to control objects by computers, thanks to a new initiative from the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and its supporters. Teachers can now borrow classroom technology kits which enable them to teach innovative …

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Keep pupils active this summer with Public Health England and Disney’s 10 Minute Shake Ups

Evidence suggests that regular physical activity can have a positive impact on pupils’ mental wellbeing. Increasing activity, both at home and in school, has been shown to make pupils feel better, help improve their performance at school, and develop important skills. Yet over the past year, we’ve seen evidence to …

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LEO Academy Trust pupils get creative with Big Arts Week

Sutton-based LEO Academy Trust has launched its annual ‘LEO Big Arts Week’ which encourages pupils to get stuck into an exciting range of music, dance, art, drama and creative writing activities, in a celebration of arts and culture. LEO Academy Trust, which serves over 3,500 pupils across six primary schools …

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New class resources will help empower young people to take control of their online privacy

The UK’s data protection regulator is helping children and young people understand the power of their personal data as they learn, play and socialise online. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a suite of lesson plans and worksheets aimed at teaching primary and secondary school pupils how to protect …

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Oxford University Press joins Lit in Colour to help schools create a more representative reading experience in the classroom and beyond

The UK’s leading educational publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP), has joined Penguin Random House’s Lit in Colour campaign to positively reach and engage with primary school teachers and parents to encourage more representative and inclusive reading experiences in classrooms and beyond. Launched last year by Penguin Random House, alongside race …

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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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Work to commence on new Discovery Academy in Sheffield

Work is set to begin on the new Discovery Academy in Sheffield, designed by HLM Architects working with construction specialists Tilbury Douglas Construction. The free special academy will cater for 80 special education needs (SEN) pupils and is being delivered via the Department for Education Framework on behalf of Sheffield …

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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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