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Welcome to the Schofield & Sims blog, featuring news, information and advice about primary education in the UK.

Free National Poetry Day resource

02 September 2019

Free National Poetry Day resource

Get ready to celebrate National Poetry Day with a free downloadable poetry resource on this year's theme of 'truth' by Schofield & Sims author and poet Celia Warren.

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Tailored 11+ practice for CEM and GL

29 August 2019

Tailored 11+ practice for CEM and GL

Meet the newest members of our growing family of 11+ resources, 11+ Practice Papers, providing realistic exam practice for both the CEM and GL tests.

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Top tips for setting the perfect primary school homework

03 June 2019

Top tips for setting the perfect primary school homework

At Schofield & Sims, we strongly believe that homework can have enormous benefits at the primary level; it’s all about finding the right kind.

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Build speed, fluency and confidence with SATs 10-Minute Tests

02 June 2019

Build speed, fluency and confidence with SATs 10-Minute Tests

Joining our popular SATs series this June are the brand-new SATs 10-Minute Tests. These rigorous, yet child-friendly, tests enable short, timed practice of exam-style questions – perfect for squeezing into a busy school day or for independent revision sessions at home.  

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Start right, write well: laying sufficient foundations for handwriting

17 April 2019

Start right, write well: laying sufficient foundations for handwriting

Occupational therapist and handwriting specialist Michelle van Rooyen explains the importance of laying secure foundations for each child’s writing.

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New WriteWell Handwriting Programme

31 January 2019

New WriteWell Handwriting Programme

Find out about WriteWell, our brand new handwriting programme designed to guide children from their first steps in mark-making to the development of clear, confident and speedy joined handwriting that can be adapted for a range of purposes.

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Schofield & Sims Primary Catalogue 2019

17 January 2019

Schofield & Sims Primary Catalogue 2019

The world has spun for another year and it is once again time to reveal our shiny new catalogue, packed with exciting resources to support children’s learning.

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National Poetry Day Assembly Plan: A Time to Change

20 September 2018

National Poetry Day Assembly Plan: A Time to Change

Celebrate National Poetry Day with our fantastic A Time to Change Assembly Plan, featuring poems from our A Time To Speak and a Time to Listen poetry anthology.

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Get ready for school with Get Set Early Years

01 May 2018

Get ready for school with Get Set Early Years

This spring sees the publication of Get Set Early Years, a new Reception programme designed to help children master the essential knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed in Year 1.

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Prepare to pass the 11+ with Rapid Tests and Progress Papers

18 April 2018

Prepare to pass the 11+ with Rapid Tests and Progress Papers

Preparing for 11+ exams can seem like a daunting process. Schofield & Sims Rapid Tests and Progress Papers build confidence by familiarising children with the key 11+ question types, including those featured in the CEM and GL exams.

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