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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Key Stage 2 Writing Criteria

Revised criteria for assessment of writing – 2013.  Useful document for teacher assessment of writing at Key Stage Two.  Click the image below:    

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Gastronaut – inspiring children through graphical grossness!

An amusing, inspiring, gross and generally entertaining journey through some weird and wonderful ‘foods’.  Stefan Gates was very engaging at the Big Bang Science & Engineering Fair; he took the audience through his weird and wonderful experiences...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Shared Writing – a great way to engage children

A great piece about shared writing.  Some great tips on keeping pupils focused and I particularly liked the ABC idea- pupils can ADD, BUILD UPON or CHALLENGE what has been written. Click on the image below to...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Is boredom always bad?

Does boredom help to stimulate creativity?  Switch off the iPad/CBBC, cancel those back to back outings and play dates and find out … if you dare! An interesting article which rings true during the holiday season.  Also...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

George Bernard Shaw

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Dalai Lama

When educating the minds of our youth we must not forget to educate their hearts.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr.

Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Maya Angelou

When you know better you do better.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright

You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.

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