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Why is primary education important?

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Primary education fulfils the needs students due the first few years of school life. 

It aims to ensure the development of children – in order to develop their social, cognitive, cultural, emotional and physical skills to the best of their abilities.

Primary education overall improves children’s awareness, opens opportunities and reduces inter-generational poverty. Ultimately access to higher standards of education has more of an impact on academic progress than other factors, including social/economic family background and gender.

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What are the four ways of learning?

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It can be a challenge for teachers to quickly identify the ways of learning in which their pupils work best.

Teachers often compare how best to educate their pupils. But there are four ways of learning which each child will fall under.

The four types of learning are visual, auditory, kinetic and logical.

What do these mean and how can it impact how you teach your learners? This blog post explains.

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Why is game-based learning important at home?

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Game Based Learning plays an important role in teaching and learning.

Gaming creates a dynamic that can inspire learners to develop skills and build an emotion connection to learning and subject matter.

Why is it important to engage with learning at home and how can games based learning help achieve this?

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5 ways children and parents can stop cyberbullying

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There are reports that cyberbullying may be on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic. 

According to Sameer Hinduja, professor of criminology and criminal justice at Florida University, “When smartphones and social media became ubiquitous for students, cyberbullying rates went up. This makes sense, of course, because there was now an almost limitless number of potential targets and aggressors.”  

But if increased cyberbullying is inevitable, what can parents and children themselves do about it?

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Things they teach you in PSHE to help you during isolation

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PSHE could be fundamental to people’s physical and mental wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Many of the subjects dominating the newsfeeds and timelines concerns subjects that were studied during PSHE lessons in primary and secondary school.

But what can we learn from PSHE during isolation? How can our learning help us pass the time and maintain our mental health?

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Top 10 educational games to keep children occupied

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Many parents are unsure how to entertain their children following school closures announced on Wednesday.

The decision has crated an uncertain time for parents and pupils. Many parents do not want education to cease.

But how should you keep children occupied during the period, and how can you ensure education continues? This blog post is the top 10 educational games to keep children occupied.

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