Brian Asbury looks at Darwin’s life and work and suggests classroom ideas for studying the man and his theories in a primary science context

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Anne de A’Echevarria looks at three practical ‘creative thinking tools’ for classroom use

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Improvement in PE and sport can have cross curricular benefits across a pupil’s school career. Lisa Symonds looks at how a rejuvenated look at sport had a positive impact on SEN and G&T students, as well as on PSHE and self-confidence, at three schools across the UK

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PE lesson plans are offered here by Crispin Andrews, who believes that striking and fielding activities can develop children’s thinking skills. The lesson plans for sport (cricket) are aimed at primary students in years 3 to 6

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Justin Irwin talks to Britain’s most famous table tennis player, Desmond Douglas, about his history with table tennis and its place in schools

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Mini-basketball — basketball for young children — is a school sport played by millions of primary PE pupils across the world, under the age of 12. It was was introduced internationally in 1964

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How can you create an exciting series of citizenship lessons that will develop knowledge and understanding amongst your key stage 3 students? Catherine Johnson discusses her successes

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This free resource provides activities to monitor learning and teaching to middle leaders, and also department and subject teams

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This free teaching activity for primary school children will encourage their thinking skills, specifically encouraging active thinking and imagination

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The free SEN resource for early years professionals and primary school teachers offers a number of observation sheets for individuals and groups. Each sheet is offered as a blank and as a filled-in example

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This free geography resource for secondary school teachers concentrates on disease to be taught as a self-contained unit or as part of wider unit of work such as world development goals, urbanisation, inequality or controversial issues

Mike O’Neill offers the first of a series of teaching activities for leading gifted and talented coordinators to use in the classroom with G&T students and share with colleagues

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A key person has special responsibilities when working with small number of early years children. They are an important part of good early years practice, for which Early Years Update offers a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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Supporting learning is an important part of good early years practice with babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. Early Years Update offers a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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Robert Sinclair offers some ideas on how to introduce climate change lessons into the primary classroom, as part of the KS2 geography curriculum

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Switching the classroom for the seaside can be a refreshing change for teachers and pupils when the weather is warmer. Brian Asbury suggests some ways to link the primary science curriculum to seaside lesson plans for KS2

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Cricket games can offer a lighthearted approach to PE and sport that can really reach out to primary school children. Crispin Andrews devises some interesting primary cricket games and activities

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What are the origins of the Olympic Games? PE & Sport Today explores Dr William Penny Brookes’ involvement in the first modern olympic games, the Wenlock Olympic Games

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Newly-crowned European diving champion, teenager Tom Daley, talks about preparing for the Olympics and how he juggled school and sport

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The Life Project provides transformational tools and practical skills to parents, educators and teens in the areas of life, work and relationships. Erica Sosna, director of The Life Project, describes three of the facilitated exploration techiniques they use

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Jenni Clarke offers some practical suggestions on how to encourage young children to think

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The importance of your relationship with parents of babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children is the focus of this article from Early Years Update. This is part of a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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This pack of free Christmas maths activities are suitable for primary school children of all abilities

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Would you like to improve your school’s G&T provision?

This resource offers a number of theoretical case studies where child protection could be a concern, intended for staff discussion. It then follows each scenario with suggested points for consideration

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Early Years Update focuses on the importance of respectful relationships in environments with babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. This is part of a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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This chapter from Thinking Through Primary Teaching is an excellent resource for primary school teachers to help develop pupils’ skills in writing and structuring their written responses

This e-bulletin focuses on thinking tools for promoting emotional engagement and ownership – again focusing on the first of the six areas of the QCA’s Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills framework, developing ‘independent enquirers’

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This free 11 page literacy resource focuses on creative thinking in literacy, art and design

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This free teaching resource is a day-long enrichment activity taken from our recent publication, Enriching Science

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This free maths resource provides two maths games for ages 7 to 11

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This free maths resource provides two maths games for Key stage 3 pupils

With the 2008 Olympics being based in China, many schools have been turning their attention to the country for inspiring lessons and lesson plans. Robert Sinclair offers some ideas

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Maths is either a subject that pupils love or hate, explains Lorraine Barber, so how can we support those learners who don’t have a natural aptitude for it?

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In the run up to the Beijing Olympics, PE & Sport Today spoke to Sharron Davies about being a child sports star and lessons she has learned

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This sequence of four lessons, one of our many free geography teaching resources, is based around the enquiry question ‘Should people be allowed to destroy the Amazon rainforest?’

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Ideal for those teaching geography in schools, this free downloadable resource is a card game that will encourage pupils to think and role-play on the issues of waste disposal

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For key stage 3 geography: embedding logovisual thinking skills in your classrooms. This tried and tested lesson plan will help teachers to help students gain an understanding of environmental change and sustainable development

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For key stages 3 to 4, this free geography activity, available to download, helps teachers to improve students’ skills in information processing, reasoning, enquiry, creativity and evaluation

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This exciting free resource focuses on the theme of myths and legends and provides two numeracy projects for use in the classroom

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This free geography teaching resource can be used with primary and secondary school students, and is one of the many games and activities available for teachers in Using Games in School Geography

Early Years Update focuses on the importance of health and well being with babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. This is part of a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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Teaching primary languages is easy and fun when using fairy tales, activities and illustrations

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Nicola Adams talks about becoming the first female to box for England at 18 years old, in the first of three interviews with women in amateur boxing who are at the top of their game

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Early Years Update focuses on the importance of the personal and physical safety of babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. This is part of a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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Early Years Update focuses on the importance of inclusion with babies, toddlers and three- to five-year-old children. This is part ofa range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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Early Years Update focuses on development and learning as part of a range of practical ideas to underpin the information in the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles into Practice cards

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Key stage 2 lesson plans for exploring the Beijing Olympics to meet learning objectives in geography and citizenship, particularly for gifed and talented pupils, provided by Caroline Coxon

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Storyteller Taffy Thomas provides games and activities to stimulate children’s and younger people’s capacity to tell stories

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Sonia O’Sullivan – Ireland’s middle distance runner and most crowned sportswoman – speaks to Tina Ryan about her days as a young athelete and her journey since

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