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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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One to One Maths and the value of peer mentoring

08 February 2016

One to One Maths and the value of peer mentoring

One to One Maths is an innovative peer-mentoring programme which works jointly with prisons and educational staff to encourage and empower prisoners with good numeracy skills to mentor prisoners who lack basic numerical ability.

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Schofield & Sims partners with Forward Arts Foundation for National Poetry Day

23 July 2015

Schofield & Sims partners with Forward Arts Foundation for National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Schofield & Sims author and poet Celia Warren has created a free assembly plan for schools to adapt and enjoy, on behalf of Forward Arts Foundation.

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Updated reading records for the new National Curriculum

10 July 2015

Updated reading records for the new National Curriculum

Key features of the revised reading records include more space for adults’ comments, book review templates and phonics, spelling and vocabulary checklists linked to the new programmes of study for English.

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Schofield & Sims partners with Springboard for Children

25 March 2015

Schofield & Sims partners with Springboard for Children

Schofield & Sims is pleased to announce a new partnership with Springboard for Children, a charity providing one-to-one, multi-sensory literacy teaching for children and young people who are struggling to learn to read, write, speak and listen.

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National Poetry Day collaborative resource

02 October 2014

National Poetry Day collaborative resource

To celebrate National Poetry Day Schofield & Sims has contributed to a free collaborative resource on behalf of Forward Arts Foundation on this year's National Poetry Day theme of 'Remember'.

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Teach Primary Sound Phonics review

25 March 2014

Teach Primary Sound Phonics review

High praise for Schofield & Sims Sound Phonics in review by John Dabell for Teach Primary magazine.

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Free poetry resource for Shakespeare Week

18 March 2014

Free poetry resource for Shakespeare Week

To mark the first ever Shakespeare Week, we’ve uploaded a FREE poetry resource on one of Shakespeare’s most notable works, his Eighteenth Sonnet.

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National Curriculum 2014

13 January 2014

National Curriculum 2014

With curriculum change just around the corner, Schofield & Sims has a number of new resources available that fully meet the requirements of the 2014 primary curriculum. Our editorial teams are also hard at work revising popular existing titles to reflect changes in content and the removal of levels.

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New lower school price for dictionaries

08 January 2014

New lower school price for dictionaries

With the importance of using dictionaries for checking both the meaning and spelling of words emphasised in the new National Curriculum, the Schofield & Sims dictionaries are now available at a new lower price for school orders.

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Schofield & Sims to publish revised Maths Progress Papers

17 June 2013

Schofield & Sims to publish revised Maths Progress Papers

Due to an unprecedented level of demand for Schofield & Sims Maths Progress Papers, which were taken out of print in 2000, we are pleased to announce that a revised edition of this series will be available from February 2014.

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Teach Primary review of A Time to Speak and a Time to Listen

02 May 2013

Teach Primary review of A Time to Speak and a Time to Listen

A new review of the A Time to Speak and a Time to Listen poetry anthology and Teacher’s Guide has been featured on the Teach Primary website.

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50% match funding available - on Schofield & Sims Sound Phonics

12 January 2012

50% match funding available - on Schofield & Sims Sound Phonics

Sound Phonics is the Schofield & Sims phonics resource for the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, fully compatible with Letters and Sounds and with any incremental phonics programme. We are now offering all UK schools 50 per cent match funding on the retail price of every Sound Phonics book purchased.

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Super-jumbo size British History Timeline poster now available!

05 May 2011

This huge wall chart is a highly visible and easily legible 84 x 119cm - so the key timeline dates and the sequence of historical events are easy to see, even from the other side of the classroom.

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