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Coronavirus – A Guide for Primary School Leaders

This Guide is meant for Primary School leaders to help make sure they, their staff and their students are prepared for potential school closures. Schools should take their lead from Public Health England and the Department for Education.

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Awards

The Edtech 50 – 2020

The Edtech 50 was launched in 2018 by the effervescent Ty Goddard. It is a fantastic publication that highlights the best in Edtech (including Emile)!

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Awards

Educate North Awards 2020: Emile has been Shortlisted!

On April 23rd, 2020, representatives of the North’s leading University, Higher Education, FE and Sixth Form insititutions will come together to celebrate the winners of the Educate North Awards, picked by a panel of academics, business people and experts from across the UK.

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Events

GESS Dubai 2020

We are exhibiting at GESS Dubai 2020 this week. Come and see how Emile is impacting learning outcomes for schools!

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Grammar

How to Teach Prepositions and Some Class Activities

Prepositions are words governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause. But to make your pupils understand the idea, explain to them that prepositions are words which link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence.

Teaching Connectives
Grammar

7 Easy Activities to Help Teach Connectives in the Classroom

Connectives represents the logical connection between two sentences, and they are crucial for understanding basic meaning of English.

Children in KS2 are expected to use them in sentences or paragraphs, and by Year 6 children will need to have good sense of them, why and how to use them, and be prepared for the KS2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test.

The final goal is for the children to be able to separate connectives into conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs.

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The Importance of Unstructured Play in Your Child’s Life

You may have heard of unstructured play; it’s also commonly called free play, and it’s something that’s important for your child to experience in order to develop their cognitive and physical abilities. The rules for unstructured play are simple: there aren’t any.

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The 7 Essential Features of Every Maths Mastery Approach

Teaching new material to students that haven’t grasped the fundamentals is a recipe for disaster. Yet that was what traditional teaching methods almost always encountered. This blog describes what a maths mastery approach is and the 7 essential features of teaching using a maths mastery approach.

GESS 2020 Awards
Awards

Emile Shortlisted for a GESS 2020 Award!

We are delighted to announce that Emile has been shortlisted for a GESS 2020 Award!

It’s a fantastic recognition of the impact Emile is having on children around the world.

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Grammar

Apostrophes for Primary School Teachers

The apostrophe is a punctuation mark that is often misused.
It is one of the common grammatical mistakes that irritates people on Facebook and Twitter, and that parents love to highlight if a teacher gets wrong!

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Tips and Tricks

Teacher Personalities You Meet in Every School!

10 Teacher Personalities You Meet in Every School. Here’s our humorous list of 10 Teacher Personalities you meet in every school. Do you recognise yourself or your colleagues? The Rookie

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Numeracy

Subitizing Resources

This is a copy of a blog about Subitizing by and with the kind permission of Ian Addison. More of the Ian’s blogs can be read here: http://ianaddison.net/subitizing-resources/ You may not

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Emile news

Emile Review by Mr Hunt – Teaching from the Front Line –

The excellent Mr Hunt from Tottington primary School trialled Emile with his class and made this video unprompted! https://emile-education.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Tottington-primary-school-spelling-app.mp4 About Mr Hunt  Mr Hunt is a primary school teacher at

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BETT Awards Finalist

The Bett Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education.  The awards form an integral part of Bett each year, the world’s leading showcase

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Tips and Tricks

Reduce Teacher Workload by Banning Homework

“Reduce teacher workload by taking a different approach to homework.”  Charlie Liu argues here that homework can be more effective and dramatically reduce teacher workload if a few changes in

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