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

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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National Poetry Day 2017: A Time to be Free...

08 September 2017

National Poetry Day 2017: A Time to be Free...

Discover poems from the Schofield & Sims A Time to Speak and a Time to Listen poetry anthology that fit with this year's National Poetry Day theme, with suggestions for discussions and poetry writing ideas.

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New Telling the Time

12 July 2017

New Telling the Time

Learning to tell the time is a complex process that many children need help to grasp. Schofield & Sims Telling the Time breaks this process down into a sequence of manageable ideas that young learners can approach at their own pace.

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