Making maths fun to improve pre-schoolers’ skills

A series of number games proven to boost pre-school children’s confidence and ability in maths in just five weeks has been produced for nurseries and parents by a leading child psychologist from Kingston University in London. Dr Jo Van Herwegen created the games as part of a research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation examining … Continue reading Making maths fun to improve pre-schoolers’ skills

Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

LEGO Education, which offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO system of bricks, now also offers resources designed for teachers and students to explore coding – including free lesson plans and online courses for teachers. “The job market for careers requiring coding skills is growing faster than nearly any other sector, … Continue reading Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

A significant area of concern, with respect to my role as a primary school class teacher, is literacy. I must be effective in delivering SPaG – spelling, punctuation and grammar. With respect to grammar, I must be clear about two other acronyms, which represent important areas for lesson planning, provision and progression. SOAP is similes, … Continue reading SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

Stocksigns advises summer safety sign audit

British signage provider Stocksigns recommends that the summer holiday is the ideal time for schools to carry out their safety sign audit whilst buildings, grounds and car parks are easily accessible. The company has been working with schools for over sixty years, building up an understanding of the unique challenges faced by teachers and local authorities. Danny … Continue reading Stocksigns advises summer safety sign audit

Stan Levenson’s first multicultural children’s book about fundraising

Juan and Gwen’s Big Fundraising Surprise, Stan Levenson’s first children’s book about fundraising, is available as an e-book and a paperback on Amazon.com and other places. Levenson has been involved in K-12 fundraising for more than 40 years. A K-12 fundraising writer, based in America, he is well-known as an author of books and articles on fundraising … Continue reading Stan Levenson’s first multicultural children’s book about fundraising