No Nonsense Number Facts is a NEW complete programme supporting fluency with number facts by the Babcock LDP Primary Mathematics Team.

The programme provides teachers with a coherent programme for supporting fluency in number facts in line with the aims of both the national curriculum and teaching for mastery.

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No Nonsense Spelling and No Nonsense Grammar No Nonsense Phonics Skills

No Nonsense Grammar is a new complete grammar programme created by the Babcock LDP Literacy Team and published by Raintree Publishing

The programme is easy to use, flexible and comprehensive, providing sufficient guidance to implement an effective grammar teaching programme from Year 1 to Year 6.

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No Nonsense Spelling is a new complete spelling programme created by the Babcock LDP Literacy Team and published by Raintree Publishing

A flexible and easy to use resource that is designed to meet the needs of the 2014 National Curriculum and covers years 2 to 6.

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The latest in the No Nonsense series NO NONSENSE PHONICS SKILLS



Teaching Serial Drama 2018

A new resource developed specifically to support teachers preparing students for AQA GCSE Media Studies on Teaching Serial Drama 2018  written by Sara Mills, an
experienced Media Studies teacher, examiner and author.

The package contains a wealth of material designed to give students a thorough grounding in this subject.  It is a download resource.

Available August 2017

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Poetry by Heart

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This resource will help transform poetry sessions, build teacher confidence and pupil engagement.

  • Includes ‘read-aloud’ recordings of over 50 poems, across the series, for use in class
  • Explores a range of wonderful poems using the detailed, step-by-step teaching notes
  • Encourages children to interpret the poems via warm-up activities, discussion and modelling
  • Develops performance techniques, particularly intonation, tone and volume

Each Poetry by Heart pack includes:

  • A Teacher’s Book with comprehensive notes on each poem, photocopiable versions of the poem itself plus a bank of warm-up games and activities geared to each year group
  • A CD-ROM containing audio files of each poem being read aloud in two alternative styles, a bank of warm-up games with visual and audio plus PDFs of the poems for projection onto the whiteboard
  • Includes permanent whole-school licence

Covers Foundation, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2.  Published by Rising Stars.

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Malborough Road Academy on using Poetry by Heart

Numicon resources

Numicon resources supports the teaching of maths in the primary classroom.  Providing a multi-sensory approach that raises achievement across all mathematics ability levels.

With problem-solving, reasoning and conversation at its heart, Numicon  embodies the aims of the Primary National Curriculum 2014 for mathematics.

Click here for the Dart Education 2015 Numicon details and order form.

Click here for the Dart Education Numicon book details and order form 2015

The latest MFL resource and training

Take Brittany, a new multi media teaching and learning resource for primary schools links with a primary school in Brittany and shows various aspects of life in Brittany to help primary school children develop an understanding of French culture and language. Brittany Ferries has helped to promote and raise awareness of the initiative.

Chris Wakely  who edited the resource says “With languages becoming a statutory part of the primary curriculum in September 2014, schools are looking for exciting and effective learning resources.  Take Brittany is an excellent addition to the Take 10 language resources.”

Click here for details of the teaching resource and more on visiting Brittany at

If you are interested in holding training sessions for Take Brittany and the Take 10 languages resources please contact

The training  sessions run by Chris Wakely include:

  • practical guidance on implementing the new National Curriculum for languages in primary schools
  • specific guidance on how Take10 Languages resources can be used effectively to meet the new criteria.


Coming Soon

New teacher materials for GCSE media studies examination  in 2015 are once again written by Sara Mills, Media Teacher and examiner and  will be available from August 2014.

Following on from this year’s ‘Teaching Gaming – Marketing and Promotion’ the new  resource will follow the successful format and  be user-friendly, ready to use in class, have up-to-date case studies and exam simulations.

The resource includes video clips from two regional newsrooms. and we will let you know as soon as this resource is on sale.