Now That’s Primary Blogging Volume Six

The weekly mix tape of primary and primary-related posts. Please retweet / blog and help to share much of what is current and brilliant in primary education:

1. To Grade or Not to Grade, via @Mishwood1: http://maryisherwood.wordpress.com/

2. The need for a coherent narrative in topic planning, via @ethinking: http://peteyeomans.me/2012/02/10/gems-for-the-classroom-2-planning-a-themed-unit-of-work-with-authentic-narrative/

3. Flipped planning, also courtesy of @ethinking: http://peteyeomans.me/2013/06/21/flipping-school/

4. Curriculum Design, courtesy of @michaelt1979: http://michaelt1979.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/the-importance-of-curriculum-design/ and hidden feedback: http://wp.me/p29wxK-qr

5. Breaking out of boxes through topic-based learning, via @ChrisChivers2: http://www.inclusionmark.co.uk/index.php/learningteaching/learning-and-teaching-ideas/classroom-practice/topic-work-taking-the-long-view

6. Teaching the concept of a sentence, courtesy of @MrsPTeach: http://www.mrspteach.com/2014/02/sorting-out-sentences.html?m=1

7. Some of the problems associated with topic planning, courtesy of @imagineinquiry: http://www.imaginative-inquiry.co.uk/2014/02/some-problems-with-topic-planning/

8. More on cross-curricular / topic teaching from @misshorsfall: http://misshorsfall.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/creative-cross-curricular-contexts/

9. @nancygedge on not making or accepting excuses: http://notsoordinarydiary.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/excuses-excuses/

10. In praise of TAs, courtesy of @diankenny: http://theteachingnut.blogspot.com/2014/02/classrooms-without-tas.html?spref=tw

11. Spacing, interleaving and retrieval practice in primary maths, from @MrNickHart: http://wp.me/p2Gk92-dF

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