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8th February 2013 at 00:00

Assembly of the week

- Lead into Red Nose Day and promote the importance of being thrifty in this assembly on money matters. A helpful PowerPoint and a script for a play covering spending, saving, wants and needs have been shared by TES partner Personal Finance Education Group. Ask pupils for examples of what we need and what we would like, and explore why they are different. bit.lySpendOrSave

Whole-school literacy

- Check out jennyannburke's topical whole-school teaching resource to help pupils with literacy basics. bit.lyLiteracyMat

Darwin's birthday

- On 12 February, celebrate 204 years since the birth of the naturalist Charles Darwin, who pioneered the theory of evolution by natural selection. Learn more about evolution at Darwin's home, the English Heritage-run Down House in Kent. bit.lydownhouse.

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