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Staffordshire County Show 2022

11th May 2022

The Staffordshire County Show will be held on our traditional dates of Wednesday 1st June and Thursday 2nd June. This year’s Show will be held during Jubilee Week. In order to mark this special event and to honour those organisations that supported the County during the Pandemic there will be a...

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If you are feeling anxious you are not alone!

11th May 2022

At the Parenting with Anxiety Project at the University of Sussex, we are focused on finding ways to help parents and children navigate the world with confidence. If you feel anxious you may find yourself feeling worried about your children. Our research shows that with the right support parents can...

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The importance of sports for children

10th May 2022

According to the NHS, children should aim to be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day, with 30 minutes of this being outside of school times. Regular exercise is crucial for primary school children to not only improve and maintain their physical health, but also for their mental and social...

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20 Things to do during May half term

9th May 2022

Summer is nearly upon us! The gloriously long, sunny days ahead mean heaps more time to have fun and get active. Primary Times takes a look at things to do during May half term. 1. Do a pond study  Get down to the local pond and see what bugs and beasts you can spot! 2. Pick a language  Learn...

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Cressida Cowell's Life-changing Libraries campaign

8th May 2022

Primary Times chats with Cressida Cowell, bestselling author of How To Train Your Dragon, about her Life-changing Libraries campaign and the effect it has had on children so far. Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2019-2022 and bestselling author, launched the Life-changing...

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Quietly and firmly on setting boundaries by Danyah Miller

4th May 2022

When I was growing up my parents set clear, unshakable boundaries which they maintained even as I became a teenager. I knew I couldn’t step over the line and their rules and expectations were so resolute that I struggled to find my freedom and my own voice. My relationship with my mum was, at best,...

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New musical adaptation of children’s book ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ Touring this Platinum Jubilee year

3rd May 2022

You are invited to this royal romp of a musical celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. TaleGate Theatre Productions are working with Bafta1 winning author, Nicholas Allan, on a new musical adaptation of his best selling book ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ (Copyright, 1993)...

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Take advantage of Kumon’s Free Trial

26th April 2022

With over 60 years of experience, the Kumon Maths and English Programmes help children of any age and any ability to develop into confident, independent learners with strong study skills. An independent research study revealed that Kumon students are over a year ahead of the national average and over...

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How social media is changing kids’ fashion

26th April 2022

We’re all aware of the influence of social media on our wardrobes. Whether it’s celebrity red-carpet moments on Instagram or our own friends’ fresh fits on Facebook, it’s easy to be inspired online. But how does social media influence our kids’ collections? How is...

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Innovative Hub Showcases 100 Years of Children's Literature

26th April 2022

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS LAUNCHES ONLINE SHOWCASE OF ‘STORIES BEHIND THE STORIES’ IN ITS COLLECTION What did the initial Gruffalo illustrations look like? What does Phillip Pullman write his books on? Who was the inspiration for George in the Famous Five books? What...

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Sir David Amess National Children's Parliament For 7-11 Year Olds Launches New Topic: "How Do I Make The World A Safer Place?"

25th April 2022

David Davis MP To Continue In Role Of Parliamentary Champion, after originally stepping in for Sir David Amess And Will Discuss His Days In The SAS With The Children. The next Wakelet Microsoft 365 Sir David Amess National Children's Parliament in association with The Express has launched to primary...

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BBC’s ‘The Split’: Why The New No-Fault Divorce Law Will Make Separation Easier

19th April 2022

Dramatising divorce, BBC drama ‘The Split’ showcases that even divorce lawyers can’t guarantee a mess-free divorce! Following the lives of the Defoe family who all work in family and divorce law, ‘The Split’ showcases the realities of unnecessary distress, delays and...

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Education won’t cost the earth with a bursary for Our Lady’s Abingdon Lower School

19th April 2022

Research has shown that between the ages of seven and eight, children develop the attitudes, abilities and relationships that help them to succeed in education. We are offering bursaries for Year 3 children until they complete Year 6 – a real opportunity for an independent education in the primary...

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Fabulous Facts

19th April 2022

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in print, Primary Times has teamed up with Bloomsbury to create some Fabulous Facts about the book. Test your knowledge and read about the top 10 facts you never knew! 1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone...

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James Acaster, Romesh Ranganathan and Lolly Adefope announced as the voices of Roald Dahl Audiobooks

13th April 2022

Puffin is excited to announce comedians James Acaster, Romesh Ranganathan and Lolly Adefope as the narrators of three new audio editions of Roald Dahl’s beloved stories, James and the Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Witches, to be released on 9th June this year. The...

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