Posts tagged: KS1

Reading comprehension in KS1 and KS2 – help your children prepare for the new SATs papers

In the 2016 SATs, only 66% of pupils met the expected standards for reading. The content, question wording and time constraints all placed extra pressure on children and teachers. Though this increased to 71% in 2017, standards are still significantly lower in reading than in SPaG and Maths.  Schools need quality tests with tools to… Read more

Eek! It’s my assembly tomorrow!

Ever had that feeling when you realise it’s your assembly tomorrow and you’ve nothing prepared? Cast that feeling aside, as you can now just log on to The Hub and visit the SLT guidance and support area and find a range of grab-and-go-assemblies.   Each month we’ll be posting a selection of assemblies based on… Read more

review of oi frog!

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field

The latest title to be reviewed as part of the Cornerstones Book Club is the picture book Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field. It’s perfect for Foundation Stage and KS1 children and it links with our Nursery ILP, Are eggs alive? Here’s what Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton had to say about the book… Look at this book! This… Read more

review of the day the crayons quit

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

This week’s book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. It’s a delightful picture book that would suitable to read to a Key Stage 1 class or to provoke deeper discussion or writing with Key Stage 2 children. Here’s what Leilah has to… Read more

review of the colour thief

Cornerstones Book Club – review of The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo

In this week’s book review, Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton gives her verdict on The Colour Thief by Gabriel Alborozo, a picture book suitable for Key Stage 1 children. Let a Colour Thief steal your heart! The Colour Thief combines beautiful illustrations in engaging spreads with a quietly effectual message about greed, the nature of happiness, consideration… Read more

The Rochford Review: 10 recommendations for statutory assessment in primary education

The independent Rochford Review group has completed its review of the statutory assessment arrangements for pupils at the end of key stages 1 and 2, with the final report setting out 10 recommendations regarding those pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests. We’ve read the report and collated the recommendations for you below.… Read more

Prepare your children for the new style SATs with Cornerstones Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar tests

Cornerstones brand new Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) tests are designed to be used as a summative test at the end of every term. They support classroom assessment and provide a suitable challenge for your children while maintaining their self-esteem and confidence. Each test mirrors the style of the 2016 SATs papers and has full… Read more