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Holy Ghost Primary School

We had a fun packed afternoon with Miss Baker and her children in Year 2. Vlad was able to answer lots of interesting questions and talk to the the children.…

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What are they really taking from the fire?

Whenever the Great Fire of London topic comes round, teacher forums start discussing setting fire to models of Tudor houses. Colleagues comment on how excited the children become, and my…

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When you are 6 years old it is almost impossibly difficult to understand 350 years ago. I regularly told my pupils I was one hundred and eighty three on my…

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How books build bridges

If you are reading this, you are probably already a fully-fledged advocate of supporting young children to read.  You already know the importance of nurturing pleasurable reading experiences and how…

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What colour is history?

This week the Museum of London announced that the second century bodies they were studying had Chinese ancestry, so adding another layer to our constantly growing  knowledge of London's diverse…

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Two languages are better than none

In the course of your professional development there are moments when you listen, hear but don’t really believe something. If that something is from a colleague that you respect and…

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There’s a book for that…

Inevitably my husband was out when my sons asked about babies. I was pretty gutted as I had thought that having boys meant I could hand them over for a…

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Which fuelish test should go?

As the Department for Education considers adding more tests to their list, it is perhaps time to consider whether the current ones have any value.  My vote would be to scrap…

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