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Autism Awareness Week: Raising Money Through Art
Autism Awareness Week: Raising Money Through Art
The Key Stage Two and Three students at NAS’s Thames Valley School have collaborated artistically to create a vibrant installation which displays their favourite buildings in Reading, real or imagined. Their community consists of a Bongo Cat Sphinx, Banana Factory (taken over by King Kong), a Rolls-Royce seven star hotel, Tesco Extra, ASDA, KFC and a range of other imaginative, unique and c
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02/04/19
What's The Point Of Poetry: World Poetry Day Special
What's The Point Of Poetry: World Poetry Day Special
“What’s the point of poetry?” said the starling to the bat.” - Michael Palin That line is taken from a poem from the very first poetry book I bought as an eleven-year-old. Admittedly, my main reason for buying it at the time was that Tom Baker, former Doctor Who and my idol, was on the front cover, but I fell in love with that book. Up until that time I was a reluctant re
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20/03/19
World Book Day Activities For Your School And Classroom
World Book Day Activities For Your School And Classroom
Tomorrow is World Book Day and this is a great opportunity to celebrate reading and books, beyond dressing up for the day… bring a taste of literature and the pleasure of reading to your school and classroom with some of these activities. School Wide Activities:• Arrange a series of assemblies throughout the week leading up to World Book Day, or have one fabulous assembly that reall
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06/03/19
Stress-Free Day Trips In The UK
Stress-Free Day Trips In The UK
Need a break from the hustle and bustle of your city? There are still a few days left of half term, so take your mind off the ongoing pressures of being a teacher and take some of these amazing UK day trips that are just a short journey away from London.  Henley-On-ThamesWith a journey under an hour by either public transport or a car, Henley-On-Thames is the perfect destination for th
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19/02/19
National Storytelling Week: Using Stories to Engage Learners
National Storytelling Week: Using Stories to Engage Learners
Using stories to engage learners across the curriculum, not just English. Practical ideas and opinion piece about placing knowledge and curriculum content in context. (***Warning: ‘Of Mice and Men’ spoiler alert***) - Paul ‘Oh. My. God.’shrieks one student loudly and skids her book across her table, as other reading books drop and hit desks and there are outtakes of breat
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30/01/19
5 Ways Solo Travel Helped Me Grow Into the Person I Always Wanted to be
5 Ways Solo Travel Helped Me Grow Into the Person I Always Wanted to be
April travelled to Spain after winning a trip through Contiki. She discovered herself on this solo journey. I’m not a confident person. In fact, unless I’m a few drinks in, I’m that girl who baulks at social situations with strangers and prefers to spend weekends at home binging the latest series on Netflix. I’m really picky when it comes to food, I rarely get drunk,
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23/01/19
Make Every Week Anti Bullying Week
Make Every Week Anti Bullying Week
It’s Anti Bullying Week! But what does that mean for the classroom teacher who sees their students for maybe less than an hour a week? Or for the supply teacher, teaching new students for the first and perhaps only time? With the pressures of modern day classroom teaching and the ever increasing amount of curriculum content to deliver, we might not feel we have the time to support the init
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15/11/18
4 Last Minute Autumn Activities for Teachers
4 Last Minute Autumn Activities for Teachers
Autumn... the most beautiful time of the year. Autumn can be a tough time for teachers though as the nights grow longer, mornings colder and students grow ever more restless in the run up to... whisper it... Christmas. So how to harness that change in weather for the better? Here are some seasonal activities Paul enjoyed doing with his students over the years. 1. Leaves instead of pape
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08/11/18

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