Getting pupils to learn French is easy …

… it’s getting them to remember what they’ve learnt that’s the hard part!

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What is the most effective way of preparing young children for primary school and beyond?

Introducing regular drama activities to young children is a highly effective way of developing the self-confidence, social skills, and understanding of the world that will prepare them for primary school and beyond.

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Pupils with earworms typically perform better in French

How can we give pupils earworms in order to ensure that the French they learn will be remembered forever?

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Encouraging reading by exploring the traditions

The requirement that pupils should develop pleasure in reading by becoming familiar with, among other things, fairy stories and traditional tales has long been with us.

Fairy tales and traditions feature in the KS1 English Programmes of Study which is why we have published Understanding Traditional Stories: a photocopiable teacher resource book containing a range of fairy tales, fables and folk stories from around the world. Continue reading

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Games to make your sports day outstanding

Does your sports day include the same games every year? Are you in need of some new ideas? Try these easy-to-follow activities that require minimal equipment.

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Counter-extremism lessons should be part of National Curriculum

Today on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme Dr Muhammed Tahir Al Qadri, a Pakistani politician and Islamic scholar, called for British Muslims to be taught ‘peace’ in school to tackle radicalisation.

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Helping schools to tackle extremism

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (February 2015) makes it compulsory for schools to implement anti-radicalisation measures to help prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism. As the increasingly frequent press stories of school children being radicalised show, teachers urgently need a resource that enables them to recognise, debate and disrupt extremist narratives within the context of the classroom.

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