The Benefits of Reading Poetry For Children

The Benefits of Reading Poetry For Children
World Poetry Day is a chance to reflect and celebrate the benefits of reading and reciting poetry for children. In this blog we outline these benefits and provide handy resources for teachers to help their students get the most out of reading poetry. Read More...

Resources for British Science Week

Resources for British Science Week
When it comes to teaching science, educators can have a big influence on shaping the thoughts and opinions of young people. Here are resources you can use in your classroom to celebrate British Science Week. Read More...

Teaching Resources for Harry Potter Book Night

Teaching Resources for Harry Potter Book Night
Calling all Potter Fans! The 2nd February is Harry Potter Book Night and the perfect way to share the magic of J.K.Rowling's novels with your pupils. Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate the Professors of Hogwarts and the enchanting school with your class. Read More...

National Share a Story Month

National Share a Story Month
Storytelling is a fun, highly interactive and creative activity which helps to support children’s learning, raise their attainment and bring literacy to life. National Share a Story month during May is an annual celebration that aims to bring children and stories together. The theme this year is ‘A Place for Stories’ which encourages children to read a story in a range of unusual places, providing they are safe and comfortable areas. Here are some resources... Read More...

Online Mental Health Resources for Families

Online Mental Health Resources for Families
**This is a press release from MindEd who have launched an online training portal for families to help promote understanding of and positive response to mental health and wellbeing issues in children and young people. I am sharing this because I think it will be of interest to many in my network. I was a MindEd author on the original project and a keen supporter of this incredible mine of information and support** Read More...

Mental Health Awareness Week – Resources

Mental Health Awareness Week – Resources
“Depression isn’t always obvious... Everybody is fighting their own battles”. Mental Health Awareness week (16th-22nd May) this year focusses on relationships and aims to increase recognition on the importance of strong and healthy relationships with family, friends and/or partners. Can you spend more time being present with and listening to friends, family, partners and colleagues? Read More...

Resources for Teaching the Works of William Shakespeare

Resources for Teaching the Works of William Shakespeare
Shakespeare Week is a fantastic celebration of the renowned literary pioneer William Shakespeare. Moreover Shakespeare Day, celebrated on the 23rd of April each year, is another perfect opportunity to place Shakespeare at the centre of your teaching. There are plenty of resources out there for teachers and parents to plan some fun and informative lessons; here is a list of our top resources to make lesson planning easy. Read More...

5 Minute Lesson Review Template

5 Minute Lesson Review Template
After an interesting discussion during our staff meeting about the role of subject leadership in critiquing the quality of teaching and learning and reflecting on the recent OFSTED inspection where feedback was devoid of judgment grades; we asked the question of the teaching staff, “Would you prefer to have feedback without grades?” Read More...
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