Homework – what is it and is this what we really want it to be?

      Homework is an increasingly commonplace activity in the UK’s primary schools and thus in homes across the land. In this post, Rachel Lehner-Mear considers how homework is currently conducted and asks whether there might be a better approach. Why are we setting homework? As the new school year gets under way, the …

Let’s talk about oracy

Literacy and numeracy are part of daily life for primary teachers, but in this post Rupert Knight explores what we mean by oracy and considers its possible impact. Put simply, oracy refers to skills related to talk and learning through talk.  Between 1987 and 1993 the work of the National Oracy Project in England led …