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Archaeology: why we dig it

25th June 2019

Sequencing, developing chronological conceptual frameworks and spotting clues, Primary Times explores how the puzzle of the past enriches primary education Reading about people in the past can be a dry and dusty affair and for primary aged children, it can be limited by their reading ages and abilities....

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Goodbye and thank you Judith!

24th June 2019

Primary Times celebrates the life and works of Judith Kerr OBE, author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea “A brilliantly talented artist and storyteller who gave the world an extraordinary body of work” – a sentiment shared by Judith Kerr’s publisher and echoed with...

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Inspire them to explore science with Professor Brian Cox

21st June 2019

Primary Times teams up with Professor Brian Cox OBE to discuss the importance of science for children, his own childhood inspirations, and his exciting world tour ‘Universal: Adventures in Space and Time’ How did you first become interested in physics and astronomy? Was there a book or...

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4 family favourite holidays and what to do

20th June 2019

With so many people of different ages to consider, family holidays can be hard to perfect. The kids want to have fun while the parents wish to relax, but why can’t you have both? There are plenty of destinations that are sure to excite all members of the family. Check out our four family favourite...

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Bunk beds: Useful space saver or more hassle than they’re worth?

14th June 2019

With an expanding family, space inevitably becomes limited and in order to make room for your impending new arrival, you may decide to invest in bunk beds for your children. On first glance, they’re a great space saver and can create additional floor space with some designs even offering built...

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A toolkit for teaching kids about money-saving beyond the piggy bank

14th June 2019

Emerging research indicates that the UK has some of the lowest rates of financial literacy in Europe, a figure associated with a lack in financial lessons from a young age. As part of an ongoing effort to address the gap in financial literacy, the English national curriculum now mandates financial education...

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Summer Events at Kingsgate

11th June 2019

Everything you need in the heart of Dunfermline There’s lots to entertain the family through the summer at Kingsgate, whatever the Scottish weather! And it’s all FREE. There is soft play, the Kingsgate summer fete, mini golf, kids craft, Birds of Prey, a Dunfermline Defends WWII exhibition...

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Watch the new Spirit Riding Free music video

10th June 2019

TV series Spirit Riding Free, which delights children across the world, follows the adventures of Lucky, a city-turned-country girl, wild mustang, Spirit, and her two best friends, Pru and Abigail. To celebrate Best Friends Day, DreamWorks Animation have brought together three incredibly talented...

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Children's Book Award 2019 Winners Announcement

10th June 2019

The Children’s Book Award 2019 winners – chosen and voted for entirely by children – are announced in a celebratory awards ceremony at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London. And Arree Chung’s Mixed – a book about colour, tolerance and embracing differences - comes 1st! Arree...

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Exciting Kids Club Projects at Scone: 4 Projects for Summer Holidays

6th June 2019

Drop your Kids Off at Scone for 2 hours of creative fun! 10.30am - 12.30 We are offering 4 projects, and you may choose one, two, three or come to them all! These are suitable for all school age children and include Juice, Snack and Thank You Token (collect 3 tokens and hand back for a £5...

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Everyday household chores to teach your child responsibility

28th May 2019

An international study shows that only 47% of young Brits say that they help with household chores. But giving your children responsibility at home can teach them how to manage responsibility throughout life, and prepare them for the real world. And it's never too young to start! Luckily for parents,...

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UK moths battling unfair reputation

27th May 2019

Around three-quarters of the UK population (74%) have some negative opinion of moths, with many people believing the majority eat clothes and are pests, a study has revealed. A YouGov poll for wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation revealed that 64% of people associated moths with eating clothes...

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Fife schools come together to celebrate National Walking Month

17th May 2019

Pupils from across Fife have been heading to their local parks to get active and celebrate all things that are great about walking for Living Streets’ National Walking Month. A number Fife schools have joined together in their local parks for a series of fun activities and to celebrate being...

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Why is art so important for kids?

10th May 2019

There is an important link between taking artistic courses like visual art in middle school, and getting better grades – according to a March 2019 study by researchers at George Mason University. Art is a powerful way for children to connect with their inner world, but also to express...

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