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15
Apr

The 3Ms of times tables

The three factors within the extraordinary 3M method of teaching times tables There are indeed three factors that need ...
15
Apr

Creative Writing: Cracked

What is the most effective way of encouraging all children to explore and experiment with creative writing? The aim is ...
14
Apr

Art lessons promote creativity – obviously

They also promote reflection, self-criticism, visual-spatial abilities, and the willingness to learn from mistakes and t...
06
Apr

Learn the skill; practise the skill

What is the most effective way of enhancing the artistic skills of all primary school children? Visual art like so many...
06
Apr

The more senses, the better the learning

What is the simplest way of enhancing the speed of learning a foreign language? It is a simple but powerful observation...
17
Mar

Easter eggs taste the same in any language

Chocolat, Schokolade, chocolate – whatever language you are teaching, Easter eggs are bound to get your pupils' in...
04
Mar

When is Poisson d’avril, and what should we do about it?

Europe has festivals and traditions, lots of them. Many of these play a significant part in the lives of people across F...
24
Feb

How to create a whole-school Grammar and Punctuation Programme

What is the most effective way of creating a whole-school Grammar and Punctuation programme? Schools that adopt a wh...
22
Feb

Music is the food of knowledge

What is the most efficient way of teaching French words and phrases? Just as there is an inbuilt propensity for youn...
08
Feb

La Chandeleur, Pancake day: free French teaching resource

What are the differences between Pancake Day in Britain and La Chandeleur? Let your pupils explore the different traditi...
08
Feb

Saint-Valentin wordsearch: free French teaching resource

It snowed at about this time last year. Does anyone remember? It was at a time when we could all just go out and have sn...
29
Jul

Make an electric quiz board - free creative teaching resource

We love quizzes, especially if they come with bells and whistles. Click here to download a worksheet showing how to mak...
29
Jul

Calculators can help children become better at problem solving

According to a recent report on the BBC, the Education Endowment Foundation has found that calculators can help students...
25
Feb

A story about jealousy for anti-bullying week

Katherine’s Story How do people react to others’ successes? Some people are pleased for others; others are ...
25
Feb

Have you seen our apps for Luc et Sophie?

Our new series for teaching French to primary children (7-11 years old) comes with apps which work on computers, interac...