February newsletter highlights

Our top picks from February's newsletters

Freya Smith

February Newsletter Highlights

In this month’s newsletters, we highlighted our favourite resources for Valentine’s Day, and also included some helpful assessment-related activities, plans and guides.

Early years and primary

Introduce early years learners to Valentine’s Day with this engaging assembly plan, which includes music, stories and visual stimuli. Pupils can develop their numeracy skills with this love-themed counting and writing numbers worksheet, which could also be used as a display.

Look at the history of Valentine’s Day with primary students using this informative PowerPoint presentation, containing accessible information on St Valentine himself. You can encourage children to think about their progress and personal development with these self-assessment sticky labels, which they can use to indicate their level of understanding.

Secondary English

This lesson on love poetry challenges students to think of similes and metaphors that encapsulate love, using well-known poems as inspiration. Use this colourful self-assessment mat to help learners to evaluate their work, and to set targets for the future.

Secondary maths

Maths pupils can consolidate their understanding of Pythagoras’ theorem with this detailed investigation, which they can work through over several lessons. Help KS4 pupils to evaluate their knowledge of algebraic graphs and equations with this thorough unit of work, including lessons and activities on linear graphs and finding the equation of a line.

Secondary science

These well-presented assessment flowcharts contain clearly set-out structure guidelines to support learners preparing for their GCSE controlled assessment. Finally, A-level physics pupils can hone and appraise their essay writing skills with these extended writing tasks, covering topics including space, radiations and moments.

We also send secondary newsletters to other subject teachers, from art and design, MFL and PE, to DT, RE and history. Geography and computing teachers, you’re in too!

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