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Daily News Summary
1 June 2018

image Year 12 student reflects on the reformed GCSE exams
image English teacher details ways to tackle the classroom vocabulary gap
image How to help pupils settle into their new classrooms
image MPs call for pupils to learn about organ and blood donation
image School refugee project builds empathy in the classroom
image Report highlights 'instability' of care system
image Ofsted chief warns of children starting school unable to speak properly
image National Spelling Bee - can you spell the winning words?

Year 12 student reflects on the reformed GCSE exams

 

Kristina Wemyss, who was one of the first students to sit the new GCSEs, discusses the reforms and concludes she has benefitted from the changes. Tes.

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Tes

English teacher details ways to tackle the classroom vocabulary gap

 

Alex Quigley writes for Schools Week looking at how vocabulary development can become a part of school planning.

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Schools Week

How to help pupils settle into their new classrooms

 

Year 5 teacher Rachel Lopiccolo writes for Tes about the different ways to support children as they move up into a new class at school.

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Tes

MPs call for pupils to learn about organ and blood donation

 

A group of Labour MPs believe schoolchildren should be taught about organ and blood donation in a bid to help combat an ethnic minority donor 'crisis'. By Alex Therrien, BBC News.

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BBC

School refugee project builds empathy in the classroom

 

A Year 6 teacher writes in The Guardian about how an empathy, literature and social action programme for 4-11 year olds has changed children’s attitudes and improved their emotional vocabulary and comprehension. By Jon Biddle.

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The Guardian

Report highlights 'instability' of care system

 

A study by the Children's Commissioner, which measures the stability of life for children in care, has found that 4,300 young people moved school in the middle of the year - and warns that instability puts them at greater risk of exploitation, gang membership and exclusion from school. This news story has attracted widespread coverage in the media.

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The Independent

Ofsted chief warns of children starting school unable to speak properly

 

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted's chief inspector, has used a speech to nursery leaders to highlight an increase in the number of pre-school children who are not taught basic speech or hygiene. By Eleanor Harding, Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

National Spelling Bee - can you spell the winning words?

 

The Guardian is challenging readers to spell the words that won the Scripps National Spelling Bee in previous years. Take the test and see how you fare...

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The Guardian

 

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