Review: Plastic shapes for teaching 3D shapes

A box of plastic shapes can be an excellent resource to teach three-dimensional shapes for the 11-plus.

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Opinion: 11-plus exams are likely to go ahead

For any parents of children taking the 11-plus this autumn the pandemic has thrown into question whether the tests will actually take place.

The Latymer School’s recent announcement that assessments will go ahead with social distancing is the first indication that grammar schools in England at least are unlikely to alter this year’s arrangements.

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Barnes Children’s Literary Festival goes online

The Barnes Children’s Literary Festival (9-14 June) is online this year. It’s all free and includes top children’s authors Emma Carol (To the Lighthouse), Caroline Lawrence (Roman Mysteries), SF Said (Varjak Paw), Lisa Thomson (The Goldfish Boy), Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Millions) and Andy Griffiths (Treehouse series).

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Ex-Spalding Grammar pupil to share experiences of racism at school, NI grammars cancel test

A former student has been invited back to Spalding Grammar School to share his experience of racism as a pupil there while two more NI grammars abandon transfer test. 

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