Author Archives: Alison Marshall

Extreme measures

A thought-provoking article considering the Prevent strategy but also how to moderate classroom discussions on terrorism has been published in the latest Teach Secondary magazine.

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Filed under Key Stage 3, PSHE, Radicalisation and Terrorism, Secondary school

Understanding Science: activities and worksheets

Some pupils can find it difficult to grasp the concepts in the primary Science Programmes of Study. They want answers to questions such as: Why is the sky blue? How can the universe be infinite? Why don’t planes fall out of the sky?

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Filed under Key Stage 2, National Curriculum, Science, Teaching Ideas

Celebrate National Poetry Day with your younger pupils

National Poetry Day is tomorrow, Thursday 8th October. The theme this year is ‘light’.

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Filed under Early years, English, Key Stage 0, Key Stage 1, Nursery and Preschool, Poems and poetry, Teaching Ideas

National Poetry Day – 8th October

The theme for this year’s poetry day is ‘light’. Why not use activities around our Sun Candle poem to mark the day.

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A fresh way to learn times tables

Why is it that children struggle with their times tables when the concept is one of simplicity?

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Filed under Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Mathematics, Primary school

What do schools have to do to ensure they are abiding by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act?

Following the introduction of the new Counter Terrorism Act (which received its Royal Assent in February this year) it is a requirement for all schools to work in preventing young people from being drawn into terrorism.

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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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Filed under French, Key Stage, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, National Curriculum, Teaching Ideas