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Parents, School Leaders, Teachers, Technology

The new technology helping children with their reading!

To investigate the impact that COVID has had on children’s learning and literacy, The BBC One Show  sent poet, writer, and musician Benjamin Zephaniah to a primary school in Farnham. Having experienced disruption to his own education, due to moving around a lot as a child, he was able to share his own personal experiences of struggling when it comes to reading…

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Parents, Teachers

Working memory to support learning…

The development of working memory is crucial to pupil engagement and academic success. In order to retain what they are learning; pupils need to develop strategies which support their memory and ultimately improve their ability to retain information and ultimately learn. The following blog post will look at the various areas of memory and suggest strategies and resources which may help.

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Parents, School Leaders, Teachers

Closing the literacy gap and opening the door for learning!

Reading is a life skill which children need in order to thrive in their education and throughout their lives. According to Andrea Welter, assistant head teacher from Pheasey Park Primary School and Early Years Centre, there’s an urgent need to support children in literacy so their life chances are not affected by the Covid-19 pandemic…

Parents, Teachers

A Summer full of reading!

The summer holidays provide the perfect opportunity for children to develop their interest and enthusiasm for reading. However, time away from the classroom can also cause children’s reading skills to slide before their return to school.
But how do you keep children on track with their reading amidst all the distractions the holidays may bring?

Teachers

Reading – a 26 mile marathon!

Becoming a strong reader requires time and patience! In order to fully develop their skills children need to read over 26 miles of text. This corresponds to about 5,000 hours of reading time or 834 days in the classroom, which cannot be accomplished in school alone. To become a strong reader children need to engage with reading outside of school and explore a variety of different material…

Teachers

Don’t forget about the teachers!

Mental Health Awareness Week has brought increasing focus on the alarming rise in numbers of students seeking help from various different services, however, what about the teachers?

Teachers, Technology

AI and Tomato Sauce!

A bit like spaghetti and tomato sauce we cannot have artificial intelligence without algorithms! But, even though we might hear these phrases often you are definitely not alone if you find yourself wondering exactly what people mean when they refer to them. So what are algorithms and how on earth can they be trained to determine reading attainment?

Teachers, Technology

(A)I spy with my little eye!

We all know that the early identification of reading difficulties can transform a child’s whole experience of education. However, the complexity of reading is often underestimated and specific difficulties are not always easy to spot…