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Reception to Year 1 – How Smooth is Transition?

By now, most early years teachers and practitioners will have arrangements in place to ensure children’s smooth transition from reception into year 1. For those teachers and practitioners who haven’t yet considered what the process looks like, here is a list of possible considerations.

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The Curriculum: If It Ain’t Broke…

The limits of the status quo ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is a common enough phrase. If it was true in all cases I would now be pedalling around the country to visit schools and speak at conferences on my Raleigh Grifter. It was given to me as... View Article

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Doha and Back Again

My experience doing inset abroadOn a grey, wintery day, I was asked, “Would you be interested in some inset abroad in Doha?” I love to travel and see new places, but, having taught in international schools myself, I am also interested in working with the particular needs of these schools to... View Article

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Getting to Grips with Grammar

Why should we teach grammar? Well, we now have an intense focus on grammar within the statutory English curriculum, so that is certainly one reason! Much more than that, however, is that grammar is about language. It is about how words are chosen, how sentences are written, how effective detail... View Article

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Leading Lights in the World of Maths

Euclid, Hypatia, Archimedes. Pythagoras, Newton, Euler. Fibonacci, Pascal, Somerville, Turing. Mrs Emma Lacey from Redbrick Primary School. Every one of them a mathematics pioneer. Every one of them a leading light in the sometimes dark world of numbers. Every one of them a calculating colossus, striding the landscape of three... View Article

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