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    By Ruth Merttens - 9 Feb 2024
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    By Julie St Clair Hoare - 1 Feb 2024
  • Are you looking for ideas for Safer Internet Day 2024? Try Hamilton's short blocks of activities for key stage 1 and key stage 2.

    By Julie St Clair Hoare - 24 Jan 2024
  • In the “four stages of competence” learning model, the learning journey starts with unconscious incompetence: you don’t know the things you don’t know that you don’t know! That was me; …

    By Claire Field - 17 Jan 2024
  • On 27 January, Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims of the Nazi and subsequent genocides.

    By Julie St Clair Hoare - 12 Jan 2024
  • The unique challenges of mixed-age classrooms and the benefits they bring to children

    By Ruth Merttens - 6 Nov 2023
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  • If you want to know where each child is on any maths topic, and also have evidence of their progress, the new Hamilton Assessments are just what you need! Easily searchable by skill, each one takes a group of closely related skills and provides a set of assessment tasks taking between 30- and 45-minutes to complete.

  • Learn about the causes and effects of climate change, including the greenhouse effect, global warming and carbon footprints. Research the impact on plants and animals. Explore how children's rights are being affected and what can be done to help.

  • Read a selection of picture books featuring characters facing difficult situations. Look at verb tenses and use adverbials to improve descriptions. Draft, edit and present a descriptive piece inspired by the stories read. Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

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