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Planning the perfect leavers’ gifts

If you’re looking for a practical and meaningful present for your Year 6 pupils to take with them to pastures new, a dictionary is an ideal choice. The Oxford Mini School Dictionary & Thesaurus is consistently our most popular product among customers looking for the perfect leavers’ present. A handy two-in-one tool, it’s an excellent …

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8 Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Reader

Reading is a vital building block to success when it comes to so many things in life and especially in terms of the subjects that your child will encounter as part of the school curriculum. In fact, research has shown that reading is one of the best ways in which a child can improve their …

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Whole Class Guided Reading – What You Need To Know

Reading is the most important thing a child can do at school, and to enjoy it makes it even more magical. There has been a shift from the classic carousel guided reading to whole-class guided reading in recent years, due to a better learning experience for the students.  So, What Is Whole-Class Guided Reading? Whole-class …

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Best Educational Books for Primary School Kids

Reading a book is just magical, isn’t it? Whether it is 10 pages, or 200 pages, the power of reading is phenomenal for a child’s development.  Let their imagination run wild with a fiction book, or educate them about a subject to instil passion with a non-fiction book.  Keep their passion and engagement alive during …

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Laburnum House Educational Reading Survey

At Laburnum House Educational, we have created a short survey, where we would love you to voice your opinions about us, this survey will not take you long and there is also a chance to win an amazing prize! All you need to do is take away a few minutes of your time for us. …

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Top Tips For Working From Home

Working from home is quite popular, but in the last few weeks it has become the only option for a lot of people. Working from home may sound like a luxury, however, every job is different and the amount of work you are able to achieve will vary.  We have created an infographic to help …

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Celebrities Help During The Pandemic

COVID-19 is the dreaded subject that is being talked about so much recently, and it is clear to see it is having a massive impact on everyone’s day to day lives. If you had to take a positive out of the situation we are in, it is how everyone is working together as a team. …

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The 5 Benefits Of Non Fiction Books For Children

Let’s See The Benefits That Make Non Fiction Books So Amazing These days, children read a good amount of non-fiction stories, they are particularly important for the progress of their education within schools. Students love facts and information, and whilst it is important to teach them to read, it is also very important to help …

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7 Of The Best Learning Styles

Learning is an extremely important and personal experience for people of all ages. Years ago, there was an assumption that everyone learned new material in the same way. Research has shown that there are several different types of learning styles and different ways that humans retain and process information.  If you can identify a learning …

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4 Ways To Make Teaching Phonics Easier

Let’s Find The Best Ways To Teach Phonics Phonics is a method of teaching children to read by linking sounds (phonemes) and a symbol to represent them, which is a group of letters.  In this blog, we are going to go through the 4 following techniques to help you teach phonics easily: 1. Using different …

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How to Keep Your Child Motivated During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Keeping a child amused for longer than 5 minutes is a challenge. Think about the 6 weeks holiday, the first few weeks are great and then the “I’m bored” starts setting in. So as parents, how can we keep our child motivated and productive during this time of uncertainty?  Make sure you are instilling a …

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Horrid Henry: Facts & Book Collection List

Created by the accomplished author, Francesca Simon and uniquely illustrated by Tony Ross, Horrid Henry is known to be one of the most successful children’s literary characters in the UK, runner up to Harry Potter. But with over 16 million book sales and counting, what made Horrid Henry the success that it is today?  In …

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Meet The Author – Roald Dahl

Born in Wales in 1916, Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children’s authors but since he is best known for his short stories, engaging storylines and poems, the rest of his amazing life is often overlooked.  Before taking the path to become one of the world’s greatest writers, Roald Dahl was a pilot, …

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How Fiction Books Can Help Children’s Imagination

Stories are perfect for helping to develop a child’s imagination by introducing new ideas into their world. The beauty of stories is they can either be super realistic or incredibly fantastical. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of reading fiction books.  Helps With Creativity  Fiction books are great for developing children’s creativity. …

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Reading Activities for Pupils

Research has shown the importance of reading and all the benefits it has from such a young age. However, if a child has a negative association with reading or there are barriers in place, such as a lack of support from home or learning difficulties, there are several strategies that teachers can adopt to make …

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What You Need to Know About Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a widely used computer program to help teachers understand the level at which children can read independently. It is a simple program that gets the true ability of each individual student through careful analysis, while saving teachers time. Renaissance provides students with a wide range of books to choose from, they then …

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Primary School Book Bands and What They Mean

Many primary schools use book bands for age groups to help easily identify both fiction and non-fiction books for specific reading ability. As well as being beneficial for teachers, it is also good for the pupils as it means they have free choice to independently choose a book they want to read from the specific …

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The History of Schools in London

As well as being the capital of England, London is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. The education sector is massive in London with a lot of historic schools and colleges. In this infographic, we have gathered interesting information and facts about some of the oldest schools in London. We hope …

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Daily Tips to Help Teachers Stay Happy and Healthy

Education Support Partnership’s 2018 Teacher Wellbeing Index found that 67% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. A teacher’s primary role is to look after their students, but it is more important to make their mental well-being the number one priority. Teaching unions are warning of an “epidemic of stress” which has lead to 3,750 …

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Top 6 Homework Tips For Parents

In times gone by it was usual for families to gather around the dining table in the early evenings to enjoy a meal together and talk about the day’s events. It was also the perfect opportunity for a parent to answer any questions their child had about school homework. This blog discusses the top homework …

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Why is Planning so Important For Effective Learning?

Lesson planning is at the heart of being an effective teacher. A successful lesson plan includes learning objectives, learning activities, an assessment to check for student understanding and the allocated time for each activity. A lesson plan allows for teachers to be truly pupil focused resulting in optimum learning and understanding. Creating lesson plans days …

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Refocusing Your Students After the Holidays

As many schools get ready for the start of a new term, teachers of all levels will be resigning themselves to that fact that after 5 or even 6 weeks of summer holidays when routines have slipped, getting their students to focus in class will be something of a challenge. Pupils, especially youngers ones will …

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Using Praise Effectively In The Classroom

In either a classroom or any child-rearing situation, there comes a time where teachers and parents must decide which technique they’ll adopt when it comes to teaching the young people in their care; but discipline, or praise, can be more than a carrot or the stick scenario. Used effectively, praise can be one of the …

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Reasons to Buy From Laburnum House Educational

Laburnum House Educational has been providing books to schools for over 25 years, our core business model revolves around fast and thorough customer service. We have vast experience within the education sector and have worked very closely with teachers to satisfy orders. Amongst our range, you can find a huge range of books specially designed …

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