The Cricket World Cup 2019 is launching a Schools Programme this year to engage one million young people in primary schools throughout England and Wales in the lead up to -and duration of -the tournament.
This March, Night Zookeeper - an education technology website that gamifies writing (www.nightzookeeper.com), will host their third annual World Creative Writing Month. This March, Night Zookeeper - an education technology website that gamifies writing (www.nightzookeeper.com), will host their third annual World Creative Writing Month. This is a global writing competition that invites classrooms of children from around the world to write as many stories as they can. It features a Blue Peter style totaliser where children can watch the number of words tick up!
I don’t know about you, but I have always found that children struggle to answer questions in comprehensions properly and correctly. Sometimes they don’t know how to start finding the answers or what kind of answers they are looking for.
With the new curriculum putting more and more emphasis on comprehension, a lot of schools have been asked to include one comprehension lesson a week.
As it rolls around to this time of year, it certainly seems to be the case that our souls need to be saved from the classroom! The countdown is well and truly on until the Christmas holidays. Personally, I am finding it a slog at the moment with extra-curricular things that are going on around the school, as well as data that needs to be collated and logged and observations taking place…but the end is in sight! We will get there!
When Harlow MP Robert Halfon was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education as part of Teresa May’s July reshuffle, he immediately tweeted his excitement at being given the apprenticeships brief.