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2 09, 2014

New Term and a New Curriculum (Part 2)

By | September 2nd, 2014|General Teaching|Comments Off on New Term and a New Curriculum (Part 2)

New Teaching Curriculum in England

The new national curriculum for England will present some exciting opportunities and challenges.  A “rigorous” curriculum is being introduced with Mathematics, English and Science regarded as core subjects with pupils at Key Stage 1 (from five to seven years of age), being introduced to computer algorithms and fractions.  The new curriculum is being rolled out across all state-funded primary and secondary schools.  As with all changes in this field, the aim is to improve educational standards.  Academies will not be required to follow the new curriculum.  State funded schools in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are managed differently but current practices and guidelines are being reviewed in many areas of the United Kingdom.

A New Curriculum in English State Schools

Foundation Stage children excited to be learning about dinosaurs.

Foundation Stage children excited to be learning about dinosaurs.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Why the Changes?

Falling standards in schools and demands from universities and employers are the reasons cited by the Dept. of Education for the changes.  When results in subjects like science and maths are compared to the results achieved by students in other countries, there is a fear that students in England might be falling behind.

Everything Dinosaur’s team members will continue to assist learning support providers, the company’s highly regarded dinosaur and fossil workshops in schools already build in a lot of the new curriculum’s aims and objectives.  The concept of “working scientifically” is at the centre of Everything Dinosaur’s teaching work.  Two years ago, Everything Dinosaur team members reported on the biannual study undertaken by researchers at Boston College (United States of America), which covers the results from two internationally important teaching studies, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and the trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).  In general terms, the United Kingdom had shown good progress in mathematics but standards seemed to be in decline when it came to studying the sciences.

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We would like to wish all the students starting the new curriculum (and their teachers) every success.

2 09, 2014

Dinosaurs Provide Rapid Dispatch

By | September 2nd, 2014|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur Promotes Rapid Dispatch

Our customers know all about our rapid dispatch of parcels, our speedy service has been commented upon over 1,000 times on Everything Dinosaur’s website but we ourselves don’t very often mention it.  It’s not that we are hiding our light under a bushel, but for Everything Dinosaur’s team members, we are just so used to getting things packed and dispatched as quickly as we can.  We appreciate that once an order has been placed, customer communication does not end there.  We always contact customers to let them know that their order has been received and when it is going to be dispatched, we like to give these assurances.  As many of us shop on line as well we know how important it is to be kept informed.

Same Day Dispatch Monday to Friday with Everything Dinosaur

Prompt service and rapid dispatch of orders from Everything Dinosaur.

Prompt service and rapid dispatch of orders from Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Whilst writing this article, we were interrupted by a phone call from a customer (other team members were grabbing lunch at the time).  The customer had telephoned as they were planning a party for their little boy, but they had been let down over deliveries from some mail order companies in the past.  We are always saddened to hear things like this, however, within a few minutes, the customer’s party order had been packed and prepared for dispatch.  It will be on its way this afternoon and the customer should receive her party favours and dinosaur items tomorrow.  An email was sent just to reassure the customer that her order had been prepared and that it was ready to go out.

Everything Dinosaur team members do try their best.  Very occasionally a parcel can be lost in the delivery networks that we use, this can be frustrating but at least our customers know that once having placed an order with us, parcels are rapidly prepared and made ready for dispatch.  Speedy dinosaurs whatever next!

Try us for yourselves visit: Everything Dinosaur for all your dinosaur and prehistoric animal product needs.

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