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  • Science - why it's important and how to teach it

    Science Bug: confident teaching based on best practice

    We all know science is a compulsory subject in English primary schools, but many teachers report a worrying trend that this important subject is being squeezed out of the curriculum. With science being less of a priority in recent years, too many schools are struggling to teach the recommended two hours every week.

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  • Avoid the summer reading dip

    Avoid the summer reading dip

    As teachers, parents and carers, you'll know that children's reading can 'dip' during the long summer holidays. This is especially evident in children moving from Year 2 to Year 3, and from Year 6 to Year 7, so we’re encouraging all children to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

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  • Getting to Grips with the Bar Model

    Primary boy and and girl in classroom

    Just like many teachers, we publishers are also getting to grips with best practice from South East Asia. Pearson recently sponsored and attended the White Rose Maths Hub Bar Modelling Conference - here’s what we learned!

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