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SPaG tests and writing objectives for 11 year olds

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In our previous post we set out the objectives for children’s writing by the age of 7, as outlined in a booklet written by Her Majesty’s Inspectors in the Curriculum Matters series. Our aim is to compare and contrast what … Continue reading

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Wellbeing: Change or Status Quo?

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Three headlines from the BBC Education website – at first glance unrelated but with a possible connection: First headline: “Children’s mental health service cut” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30735370 Second headline: “Parents ‘ignore school league tables’” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30731164 Third headline: “Short-term politics ‘damages schools’” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30711726Continue reading

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Curiosity, Questions and Learning.

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Why? It’s a word that parents are unnecessarily fearful of. Why? It’s a question that a toddler instinctively asks as he is learning about his life, his environment and all the strange, exciting newness that he witnesses every day. Why … Continue reading

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Meeting Needs, Personal Intelligence and Equal Opportunities

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I heard someone say to someone else recently, “Don’t neglect your own needs”, which prompted the thought that not only do many people not know or understand their own needs, they sometimes don’t seem to know or accept that everyone … Continue reading

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An Ologist and a Garden Designer

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. “You could do geology,” they said. “Really?” “Yes – it’s a new course we’re starting this year. We’ve recruited a really keen new teacher to run it.” “Really?” “Yes. You’re one of the best in your class at geography, … Continue reading

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Goldie Hawn, Safe Havens, and Places of Optimism and Joy

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  To return to what we were saying in yesterday’s blog, “10 Mindful Minutes” by Goldie Hawn with Wendy Holden is a book that ought to be read by every parent and every teacher. The Hawn Foundation’s MindUP curriculum ought … Continue reading

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