The 7 Stages of the Writing Process

Time in a primary classroom is at a premium: there are so many things to try to fit in. Even under the umbrella of English there is handwriting, spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition, reading, and more. […]

Posted on 8 December 2018
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New guidance on working with parents

The Education Endowment Foundation’s latest guidance report - Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning - reviews the best available research to offer schools and teachers four recommendations to support parental engagement. […]

Posted on 7 December 2018
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Literacy Interventions Part 1: Choosing Interventions

Recommendation 7 from the EEF’s Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2 guidance report is as follows: Use high-quality structured interventions to help pupils who are struggling with their literacy. […]

Posted on 1 December 2018
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Three messages to share with students about revision

One of the key focuses of our Maximising Memory and the Science of Learning course is how we support students to revise. […]

Posted on 25 November 2018
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Elaboration: an effective strategy for learning

One of the most important things to know about memory is that whenever we learn new information, it tends to stick better if we can connect it to what we already know. […]

Posted on 18 November 2018
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Developing Scientific Vocabulary

According to the EEF’s Improving Secondary Science report, there are “consistent and strong correlations between pupils’ literacy skills and their success in learning science, and literacy interventions have shown impacts on science outcomes. […]

Posted on 3 November 2018
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