Posts tagged: KS2

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 spangles mcnasty & the fish of gold

Cornerstones Book Club – review of Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould

Our latest book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of the wonderfully-titled Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold by Steve Webb and Chris Mould. It’s a humorous book perfect for Key Stage 2 children. Here’s what Leilah has to say about the book… 5 gold stars! Spangles McNasty sets out on a… 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

Make reading a pleasure for teachers and children alike

Cornerstones Love to Read features more than 45 teaching guides that help children fall in love with fiction. They help you teach classic and contemporary children’s literature, whatever your literary experience or knowledge. The series is made up of novels that represent a balance of styles, periods and authors to help children experience a range of… Read more