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Providing the highest-quality KS3, GCSE and IGCSE content and assessment, teachers know they can rely on us to reduce their workload and help their students achieve more. That’s why we are the number one choice and trusted by over 1,700 subscribing schools.
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names.
Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Discovery Education, and like-minded organisations captivate pupils, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customised solutions that increase academic achievement.
Why choose Discovery Education for your primary school?
Open doorways to a whole new experience for teaching and learning with exciting real world content, personalisation tools, a unique creation and collaboration space and instructional strategies built for your needs as an educator.
With a fresh new look and the tools you’ve been asking us for, Discovery Education provides everything you need to create an enriching experience for all pupils, wherever the learning is taking place.
- Seamlessly support remote learning for individuals or the whole class with Discovery Education Espresso
- Deliver all requirements of the new RSE guidance with Discovery Education Health and Relationships
- Empower and advance the personal and professional wellbeing of your staff with Pathway
- Develop computational thinking and problem-solving skills with Discovery Education Coding.
Join over 4,700 schools that Kapow Primary helps to teach with confidence!
Kapow Primary provides engaging, knowledge-rich and progressive curriculums for foundation subjects. Each scheme is clearly designed for delivery by specialists and non-specialists alike. We have translated the National Curriculum requirements, and DfE and Ofsted guidance, into flexible plans that work for your class. Allowing your pupils to benefit from the essential knowledge-rich curriculum, while simultaneously developing the skills they require to become successful lifelong learners. With our spiral curriculums, you will confidently cover and reinforce this knowledge throughout the year.
Each curriculum is supported by knowledge organisers, guidance on adapting by length or to mixed-age classes, plus assessment guidance and webinars. Every lesson plan is supported by key vocabulary documents, videos and editable presentations. But, the integrated CPD really sets Kapow Primary apart – bespoke videos develop your subject knowledge, honing your skills and confidence over time.
Kapow Primary offers Art & Design, Computing, Design & Technology, French, Geography, History, Music, and RSE & PHSE.
LearnPhonics! uses an interactive and engaging approach to teaching phonics, ensuring that children are fully participating so that they are able to make rapid progress in their reading and writing. The planning includes multisensory teaching strategies to appeal to all types of learners and to improve memory, and each lesson follows the same routine so that teachers and children know what is coming next. Teacher workload is reduced as there are no resources to prep before the lesson - the ActivInspire Flipchart slides contain everything you need.
The complete scheme comes with 410 lessons spanning over 82 weeks, beginning with simple, single sounds and basic encoding and decoding skill development, finishing with more complex GPCs and grammar rules.
A thorough assessment tool using Excel is also included as well as Keep Up planning and a wide variety of downloadable resources such as displays, worksheets etc. The progression of the scheme matches the Junior Learning Decodable Books.
A free trial of the scheme is currently available - contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.learnphonics.co.uk
The toolkits have been designed to bring contemporary research into GCSE and A-level classrooms in ways that support the current biology curriculum.
The toolkits include:
1. he Cell Explorer: online interactive 3D model allowing students to investigate the structure of eukaryotic cells, their organelles and cellular processes. This online resource includes a 3D model of an animal cell and a plant cell and 3D interactive animations of cell division.
2. Explore Epigenetics: toolkit for teaching epigenetics at A-level (or equivalent)
3. Fruit Fly Larvae Dissection: dissection toolkit for teaching about the size and scale of cells, tissues and organs.
4. Unlocking Genetic Editing: team-based puzzle-solving activity for reviewing transcription, translation, the structures of DNA and RNA and introducing gene editing
(Toolkits 3 & 4 are physical kits that can be rented free of charge subject to availability).
The Gurdon Institute are working with educators to further expand the resources and toolkits available.
In addition to helping teach the required curriculum, we hope these toolkits will enable students to think critically about science, understand the value and relevance of the topics they are studying, and see research as a pertinent and attractive career choice.
Through the co-creation process, we hope we have fostered the development of a professional network between scientists and teachers, allowing scientists to develop a greater understanding of how their research fits in with and is perceived by the education system and enabling teachers to deepen their knowledge of fundamental biology and current research techniques.
This project was funded by Wellcome. Its process and outcomes are being evaluated by the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education. The Gurdon Institute Public Engagement Team coordinated the project.
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