Angela Youngman has found some exciting new approaches to the teaching of maths read more

What if we all looked the same? This was just one of the topics used to get pupils thinking at a competitive event organised by Luton LEA and attended by Peter Leyland read more

John Senior highlights the importance of helping learners to have fun with numbers and develop positive attitudes towards mathematics read more

Mandi Horwood describes how a project to investigate how students saw their learning and how they can have a say in it revealed the vital contribution that they have to make read more

In this numeracy lesson plan Paul Ainsworth describes how learning about probability can provide excellent opportunities for speaking and listening and incorporate plenty of challenge for the most able

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This science lesson plan for Key Stage 2 works on a number of levels, writes Caroline Coxon read more

These classroom activities can help develop grammar skills, particularly syntax and morphology

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Pragmatics refers to the ability to communicate in social situations. These classroom activities will help all children to develop social communication skills

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Gross motor skills are the movements of the large muscles of the body. These activities will help to develop and improve gross motor skills

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A murder investigation, crisis in outer space and stick insects! Peter Leyland reports on a chemistry competition that really gets pupils thinking

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Jo Smith suggests practical ways of building challenge into every lesson

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Our new blogger Libby Reid shares the results of her websearch for nativity ideas read more

The gentoo penguins of Antarctica love to swim in sub-zero temperatures…and they keep warm on land by ‘huddling’ read more

How can teachers ensure that there is appropriate challenge for G&T pupils in every lesson? In the first of a series of lessons plans, Caroline Coxon provides some ideas

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Richard Gould describes the approach for able post-16 students at Villiers Park Educational Trust

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Maggie Parker-Heys urges early years practitioners to appreciate and nurture the skills required to form even the simplest letters

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Staging a murder mystery ‘whodunit’ for gifted and talented children can provide great scope for secondary enrichment, says G&T consultant Bob Cox

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Jenny Fox Eades writes about the Celebrating Strengths project, which uses the Christmas story to explore emotions around hope and spirituality

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This activity is about values, language, futurology, ethics and belonging. read more

Design today for tomorrow: this enrichment activity for G&T students looks at an art movement as a starting point for designing and making a product

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A fun activity to encourage extension and development of vocabulary. read more

Any primary school teachers out there with workshop ideas? I’m organising a few Antarctica mornings for local primaries and I’m trying to work out what to do read more

Phonological awareness is the ability to be aware of sounds within words and to be able to break down words into syllables and into phonemes. The activities listed here can help develop phonological awareness and can be used in lessons for the benefit of all children

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Visual discrimination is the ability to recognise similarities and differences between visual images. The activities listed here can help develop visual discrimination skills and can be used in lessons to benefit all children

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Visual memory is the ability to recall information that has been presented visually. The activities listed here can help develop visual memory and can be incorporated into a lesson for the benefit of all pupils

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Auditory memory is the ability to recall information that has been given orally. The activities listed here can help develop auditory memory and can be incorporated into lessons for the benefit of all pupils

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Semantic knowledge is the ability to understand narrative. This includes the ability to understand the meanings of words in different contexts, as well as a knowledge of the meaning of relationships between words. The activities listed here will help develop semantic knowledge

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Spatial awareness is the ability to be aware of oneself in space. Awareness of spatial relationships is the ability to see two or more objects in relation to each other and to oneself. These activities will help develop spatial awareness skills and can be used in lessons for the benefit of all pupils

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Listening is the ability to attend to sounds across a range of stimuli. Use these activities to help pupils with listening and attention difficulties

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Word finding is the ability to access vocabulary from the long-term memory. These activities can help develop word finding skills and can be used in lessons for the benefit of all pupils

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Auditory discrimination is the ability to detect similarities and differences when listening to sounds. The activities listed here can be used to strengthen auditory discrimination skills and can be incorporated into a lesson to benefit all children

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Educational consultant Mike Fleetham shares some interesting ideas about choosing books and looks at some practical ideas for using stories to develop children’s thinking. read more

This project focused on integrating Fair Trade purchasing throughout the school and raising pupil and staff awareness of global issues

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Visual perception is the ability to recognise, interpret and organise visual images. The activities listed here will help develop visual perception skills and can be incorporated into lessons to benefit all pupils

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Visual comprehension is the ability to listen to information that has been given orally, then remember it, understand it and use the information across a range of tasks. These activities can help develop skills in this area, and can be incorporated into lessons for the benefit of all pupils

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Our Global Citizenship Day was a June event for Year 8s as a follow up to the unit of work they had done on Global Citizenship earlier in the year. read more

When taking part in the Developing Citizenship project,everyone from the youngest Year 7 student to the most experienced members of staff at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls was involved in different global focus activities, ranging from Human Rights Week to an Earth Summit

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Fair trade day formed part of a whole school curriculum enrichment programme at Congleton High School, and was linked into Citizenship, which explores diversity and human rights in a local, national and global context

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Our multi-cultural arts day was aimed at Year 7 students and was one of a programme of stop days around global citizenship in our school. read more

The Trading Game is part of a proactive approach towards Citizenship, including a new Citizenship department and a Human Rights group.

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There are many techniques to develop self-awareness, self-appreciation, self-esteem, but what would be useful to use with sixth formers? Life Coach Lunette Allen discusses some of the exercises she works with, which can be tailored to suit most age groups

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An activity played in a circle, as a kind of visual Chinese Whispers; and an appreciation / observation activity read more

To mark Martin Luther King day, students wrote poems on social responsibility themes

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