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Tips for surviving and thriving this summer

Tips for surviving and thriving this summer

It’s June which means we are officially in the last half term of the academic year. Teachers can be heard counting down the weeks and days until the summer break as they frantically work on report writing, collecting final evidence for data deadlines and moderation,...

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Body Image

Body Image

As last week’s Mental Health Awareness Week focused on body image, I wanted to look into the Mental Health Foundation’s (2019) ‘Body Image Report’ to find out more about how this issue impacts on so many people in different stages of their lives, and why. While...

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Teaching spellings

Teaching spellings

I have to say teaching Literacy in Year 2 sometimes made me feel like a broken record. Spellings, spellings, spellings. I was bored of talking about spelling and so were the children, but it was holding them back from being marked as ‘expected.’ That list of common...

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SATs

SATs

With April shortly coming to a close, SATs are creeping ever nearer. Soon pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 will take national standardised tests to assess their reading, mathematics and writing. Year 2 SATs are less formal and are mainly used to support a teacher’s...

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