The website below has links to various articles and resources on the new government plan for free schools meals for all state funded schools from September 2014. Find out how schools can take a lead on this.
The DFE has released results of its consultation on assessment (March 2014).
A quick summary follows:
1) On the Government response link below you will find information on assessment requirements and summary of key assessments points e.g. more challenging tests will be introduced to reflect the new more challenging curriculum; scaled scores rather than levels will be used at the end of the key stages; current assessments and tests will remain for Reception, Year 1 and end of Key Stage 1 and 2.
2) Information for schools link below takes you to useful web links on different subjects which will support you and your school in implementing the new national curriculum. You will also find links to on-line tools to help your school review and develop the new curriculum including Teacher Development.
3) These links take you to the primary national curriculum changes timetable from 2013 to 2016 and mandatory timelines for all school types.
Teaching and learning activities on this web site are suitable for all Year groups.
The e-learning page provides links to excellent subject specific websites where you can find free resources for teachers, students and parents and in this respect, it could be considered as an Aladdin’s Cave.
The writing activities have been done successfully with key Stage 2 students (ages 7-11) and can be adapted for younger and older age groups. These can be found on the page links of the website below:
National curriculum links:
National curriculum links and possible topic maps can be found on this page of the website:
Historical evidence information books on Benin Civilisation can be found on this page of the website: http://kingdomofbenin.weebly.com/books.html
The Primary History book provides lots of information and activities which enable complete historical enquiries with classes.
The fiction books use characters to relate everyday life experiences for the Benin people and can be used for Guided reading or comprehension exercises.
This Kingdom of Benin website has a lot of excellent teaching and learning support materials which can be found on the web links on the e-learning page.
Try to find time to go through the pages on the website; you can find sub-links on the main links published on the left hand side of the web site. For example on Teachers, there are 8 separate subsections e.g. lesson plans, Fashion etc. Take care to peruse each page to the bottom.
Download the Horniman Museum Learning pack on the link on the Teachers page: http://kingdomofbenin.weebly.com/teachers1.html
Here you will find biographies of some ancient Benin soldiers and royalty and more stories.
Please contact me via the contact form on the home page if you have any questions and I shall try my best to help.
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