Creative writing is important educationally and emotionally. In this article Jennifer Plastow recalls some of her own experiences of teaching creative writing and offers some insights and ideas
Lets Go Outside
Helen Blackburn tells us about her Outdoor School and explains why escaping the classroom is a vital part of the education
Calling all book critics
All children should have accessto inspirational motivational and life–enhancing books.
Buyers Guide : Mathematics
Primary school teacher Tara Stewart looks at whats hot for mathematics
Tried and Tested
Continuing our Trie and Tested series we look at a new series of interactive readers from Longman
Pupils need to have experience of as many different materials as possible to make sense of their world. Of course the idea of studying different types of materials such as paper wood or metals might seem a little uninspiring.
John Dabell offers multicultural ideas to stimulate the key Stage 2 mathematics lesson
Access to high–quality books can help children develop a life long interest in reading and learning. Books should be seen as essential tools for life – offering support for the development of emotion creativity self–awareness and much much more.