The new phonics-based app, designed to teach children to read through play
With September now upon us, both parents and teachers alike are on the lookout for new and innovative learning tools. Once which has recently caught our eye, and is designed to help children learn to read in a fun and engaging way, is Norwegian app, Poio. As such, QA Education is giving away an access code (worth £18.99) and the accompanying physical storybook to one lucky winner!
It's around this time of year that we are thinking of sending our loved ones off to college and uni - and what better product to provide
than the Silentnight Complete Bedset?
The handy packed set contains all you need for a cosy night's sleep in a new bed - The range includes one pillow and a single 10.5 tog duvet, or two pillows and a double, king or even king size 10.5 tog duvet. With prices starting from just £20 from Asda, it's the perfect bedroom
BIC LAUNCHES NEW GEL-OCITY® QUICK DRY PEN IN THE GELS AND ROLLERS MARKET
Major new product development set to reinvigorate the category sales
Leading stationery manufacturer BIC has announced the launch of an ultra-fast drying gel pen in the stationery category. The BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry range is expected to drive retailers’ sales and reinvigorate growth in the second largest writing instruments category.
Richard Cutmore, Director of TFH Gazebos gives his best advice to promote your school at a fair.
Here at QA Education we are also hosting a comptition to win a tablecloth to promote your school, find out more below.
QA Education has two I'm Going To Big School Starter Kits from My Busy Bots to give away – two lucky readers will receive one each. I'm Going To Big School Starter Kits are a selection of flashcards with questions such as: "What do you do in your day?" and "Can you think of any words that rhyme with these pictures?" – great to spark conversations about a range of subjects and help develop language and communication skills in time for primary school.
Even though anxiety is the most common mental disorder in children, often they keep the source of the problem to themselves and continue to worry. How To Keep Safe…is a book for 4-9- year olds and their teachers/parents to share. Written by teacher, blogger, and parenting expert Jo FitzGerald, it’s a gentle, illustrated rhyming story of a boy (Cal), a dog (Pal) and his family. Together, they talk about what to do in case of getting lost, being in a home fire, or getting caught up in a dangerous event.
A book created to actually show young school children the bacteria which lurks on their hands is helping to visually reinforce the important hygiene message of handwashing.
The book, A Germ’s Journey, is the brainchild of microbiologist Dr Katie Laird and education expert Dr Sarah Younie of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). As parents themselves they knew the importanceof handwashing in preventing disease and communicating it at a young age.
Successful Difficult Conversations in School: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success
by Sonia Gill (£14.00, John Catt Educational Ltd)
Most heads have been there – when it comes to discussing those difficult issues with staff, parents and pupils you sometimes wish someone could have the conversation for you.
Luckily, QA Education has five copies of this useful how-to book to give away.
We've teamed up with storage and accessory providers Plastic Box Shop to offer one lucky reader the chance to turn their chaotic classroom into an organisational haven with these smart storage solutions. All the containers in this prize are made from durable plastic and brightly coloured, making them the perfect storage solution for any classroom that needs streamlining.
The Age of Revolution national educational project has teamed up with historian, broadcaster and author Dan Snow to launch an animation competition for primary and secondary schools.
Open to entries until February 14th 2020, the Age of Revolution invites schools to submit a short animation using the title ‘What Does Revolution Mean to Me?’
Thanks to publishers Featherstone, Bloomsbury and Button Books, we have five brand new classroom books to give away which will make a great addition to any primary school.
The classroom books cover everything from PSHCE to gardening and span age ranges from Early Years to KS2. They are all brand new titles in the bookshops and have a combined value of over £65.
The classroom books we have to give away to one lucky winner are:
Winter of the Wolves, by Tony Bradman (£5.99, Bloomsbury)
Learning Resources is the number one manufacturer of educational toys in the UK toy market.
Founded in 1994, Learning Resources UK provide high-quality educational toys and games to schools and homes.
The range supports both academic learning and learning through discovery, play, and exploration.
Their mission, to help kids love to learn.
We've teamed up with Learning Resources® to give away a fantastic bundle of education toys especially for you and your classroom!
Here at In The Book, we like to consider ourselves book specialists. To encourage little ones to become keen readers, we are giving three lucky kids to the chance of having their own personalised book! We believe that one story is enough to change a child's view of the world. From favourite stories read in childhood or a classic fiction tale, the memorable adventures last a lifetime.
But, with a personalised twist, we write your child into the story.
Are you a bright spark with a brilliant educational technology idea that could change the way we teach and learn in schools and drive up educational outcomes? If so Cool Initiatives wants to hear from you! Cool Initiatives, premier early stage investor in education and edtech, has just launched The Cool Initiatives Education Challenge 2019 .