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‘Proof Homework Is Good For You’

Homework research for 15 year olds across 65 countries concluded more hours spent on homework results in higher grades. The Sunday Times again makes stark and bizarre declarations that ‘more homework is ‘good’ for teenagers.’ Quoting Alan Smithers ‘These findings should finally silence sceptics who have argued homework is bad for youngsters’.

With the report comparing 13.8 hours […]

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“7 Ways Schools Kill The Love of Reading”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/12/06/seven-ways-schools-kill-the-love-of-reading-in-kids-and-4-principles-to-help-restore-it/

“Think about the last time you read a book you loved. Imagine how you would have felt if you had been required to write a book report” For myself, that would have been enough to turn me off to reading the book”
Don’t Focus on skills. “Children grow to love reading when it’s about making meaning, when […]

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“Technology to Automate A Third of UK Jobs Over Next 20 Years”

Scared or excited?

Films from the 90s probably haven’t helped the technology phobia circulating a generation which perceives it as alien.

However, on close reading, the research doesn’t state robots will take over a third of jobs and our future generation will be unemployed.

Rather it comes as a warning to us immigrants of technology. Let the natives explore this […]

By |August 15th, 2015|Blog, children, Education|0 Comments

Independent vs State School Education

“An Inner-City state primary, where most of the pupils speak English as a second language, is outperforming nearly all the fee-paying preparatory schools in The Sunday Times league tables”. The Sunday Times
Surprisingly, state Primary schools can work better for a number of pupils for a number of reasons. A great Head in a great Primary has the flexibility to utilise […]

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“Mental Health of Children and Young People ‘at risk in digital age'”

It is without doubt young children today face a rise in mental stress, resulting in depression, anxiety, self-harm and anorexia like never before.

There are 101 reasons young children are ‘stressed out’! Let’s put the digital age in context with exam pressure, peer pressure, advertising & the fast paced competitive world we spend chasing.

Digital media obviously brings an added stress […]

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“Faith Schools Must Teach Gay Rights”

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Education/article1478678.ece

Finally! Prejudice existing in ‪Faith schools across the country is being identified and rooted out. Why should Muslim schools face public scrutiny whilst some Christian schools continue to ignore children of other faiths until they have spent 3 years being taught the Christian doctrine.

‘Schools have a duty to protect young people and ensure they leave school fully […]

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Pope Francis Denounces Outdated Religious Theories

Religious Studies GCSE Students and Parents of Listen up!

Wake up! How can you be bored of RS lessons when we have such modern declarations from the Pope denouncing outdated theories you are made to study.

Argue, discuss, argue more and if not, rant with me. …

You will get it off your chest and get an A* in RS.

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League Tables

League Tables: Enter Postcode and Check it out.

“The secondary school league tables in England allow parents to rank schools according to the results of tests and examinations taken by pupils the previous summer and by a range of other criteria.

The way in which such data is published is controversial and divides opinion.

Supporters and politicians say […]

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Victory for Parents!

Finally the Government have accepted that attending funerals, weddings, visiting unwell relatives and other important family events are as important to a child’s understanding of the world as their school attendance.

We really need to break down this Victorian wall of learning at school and play at home. Life is 24/7 and surely life is a […]

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Time Games

 

Clocks go back tonight! Exciting!

The topic is relevant to children just as much as it is to us, so let’s learn about time together and how it impacts our lives.

Here are top Time games to play together:

http://www.maths-games.org/time-games.html
http://www.primarygames.com/time/start.htm
http://resources.oswego.org/ga…/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/…/fun-games/what…

Embed their understanding of time by pointing out clocks around the house, analogue or digital. Note important times […]

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