Let’s talk about data!

Let’s talk about data was first conceived in response to the perpetual problem faced by many science teachers and leaders that we met. How to develop the skills needed for accurate and informative data handling. So often, data handling is taught as an aside to the very important process of developing science enquiry skills, but that...
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Stop, stare, wonder and share with Smart Pickings

Ever looked at your children’s science books and thought ‘I did that when I was at school!’ or ‘That looks familiar!’… sometimes the life and work race we live through on a day to day basis can limit the amount of time we have to stop and stare. Stopping, starring, wondering, sharing and investigating are...
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Countdown to Christmas with Millgate House Education

This advent we wanted to say thank you to our wonderful online community. So, each weekday until the big day we will be giving away our favourite activities and resources. Some will be old classics, some will be brand new, hot off the press. Check back each day and by Christmas Day you should have...
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Let’s talk about evolution.

Evolution and Inheritance has been on the primary school curriculum for over 12 months now, and the biggest concern seems to be how dry the curriculum content can be. But this doesn’t have to be the case - sometimes a new approach can make a real difference. How about teaching evolution through stories? It is...
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Concept Cartoons Blog Series: Using text to promote talk

Jo Moules discusses some tried and tested, and completely new ways to use one of our most well known resources. Last time we talked about the tried and tested way of using Concept Cartoons, give pupils a cartoon to think about, discuss what they think, use the follow up activities to help them find out more. Have...
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Concept Cartoons Blog Series: Misconceptions and Goblins

Jo Moules discusses some tried and tested, and completely new ways to use one of our most well known resources. Hi again, as promised a new post about how to get the most from Concept Cartoons, any of them, Science Set 1, Science Set 2, English, Mathematics or some of the smaller sets. You can't beat...
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Concept Cartoons Blog Series: Discover New Concept Cartoons

Jo Moules discusses some tried and tested, and completely new ways to use one of our most well known resources. You remember the last post we did about dusting off that old copy of Concept Cartoons and reacquainting yourself with an old friend? Did you do it? Are you able to put your hand on a copy...
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Concept Cartoons Blog series: Try a Concept Cartoon today!

Jo Moules discusses some tried and tested, and completely new ways to use one of our most well known resources. Over the years we can all get into a bit of a rut. When you start teaching you are keen to try out new ideas and do things different nearly every time to revisit something....
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The Evolution of Comics in Classrooms

Dan Wright Sarmiento from the Galapagos Conservation Trust, discusses how powerful comics can be when used in the classroom. At the Galapagos Conservation Trust, we lead and coordinate an award-winning international education programme, Discovering Galapagos, to inspire the next generation both in Galapagos, on mainland Ecuador and here in the UK. We believe lasting change...
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