Primary news

  • Engaging Places New Resources

    2nd September 2010

    New school year, new ideas Engaging Places helps take the stress out of planning for your new school year. With lesson plans, teaching activities and resources for a range of key stages and subjects, it helps you create unforgettable lessons.Lesson plans for KS2 EnglishYour local environment can help produce great...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2010 Winners!

    29th August 2010

    This initiative has been celebrating the achievements of young historians in schools for over twenty years. It is largely funded by the Historical Association and the Spirit of Normandy Trust. It has an annual award scheme and also funds some special events, such as the annual Young Historian Day at...

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  • My Name is Nero. Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2010.

    20th July 2010

    Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2010. As part of this competition the winners were invited to have their stories published on the Historical Association website. In the best stories pupils deliberately drew upon the historical fiction writer's devices to write well. They had clearly been explicitly taught how to...

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  • Young Quill Awards shortlist 2010

    26th June 2010

    The Historical Association announces the shortlist for the inaugural Young Quills Award   The Historical Association, in association with BBC History Magazine, are delighted to announce the selected shortlist for the inaugural Young Quills award for children's historical fiction. This new prize has three separate categories; Young Fiction (for under 7...

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  • The future of the curriculum, 2010

    10th June 2010

    The Department for Education has announced the following:  Q and A - curriculum When will the next steps be announced? We will announce the next steps shortly. What will the new curriculum look like? We intend to restore the National Curriculum to its original purpose - a minimum national entitlement for...

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  • Celebrate Anne Frank Day in an Assembly

    6th June 2010

    Each year, on or around the 12th June, we celebrate Anne Frank Day on what would have been her birthday. This year, our annual Anne Frank Day assembly looks at the difference made by Anne's father, Otto Frank, 50 years after the doors of the Anne Frank House opened to...

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  • Postcards from World War II

    21st May 2010

    32 Postkarten retells the story of a German-Jewish family from the outbreak of the Second World War to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. It is a story of the end of two love affairs, the one between Liesbeth and Walter, and the one between Germany and its Jews.  The...

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  • Cambridge Primary Review: policy priorities, April 2010

    27th April 2010

    Details from the Cambridge Primary Review's invitational seminar on 1 April: At the seminar we discussed a draft set of post-election policy priorities for primary education. The priorities have now been firmed up in light of these discussions and are presented in the attached briefing paper. The briefing will be...

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  • Ofsted Report, October 2009

    28th October 2009

    An Ofsted report published today showcases 20 primary schools in very challenging circumstances that have been rated 'outstanding' at least twice. The 20 schools, from across England, defy the association of disadvantage with low standards. They serve communities where pupils come from poorer urban backgrounds and an above average proportion...

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  • The National Archives Education Services

    28th September 2009

    This website replaces the award-winning Learning Curve, with all the same resources for teaching and learning history, but in an exciting new design and a structure that should make resources much easier to find and use.They have added in additional topic websites from The National Archives, covering subjects as diverse as the...

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