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Creativity and the Arts in Education

"The role of education is to prepare children for a world that hasn't been invented yet." Karen Kirkland 2017 When I was at school, the role of a web designer or computer programmer didn't exist. The world is so different now. We have 24/7 mobile technology that keeps us in touch with the world. Good…
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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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Karen Kirkland explains why schools should get singing

Singing and games were the highlight of my school week but then I loved music and sport. I remember singing in assembly. What a great way to start the day! Singing songs with a bit of humour and a tale to tell. Young minds absorb information very quickly. Singing must be a vital tool in…
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