May Newsletter

Recently the CEO of a major UK publishing house said in a radio interview that his company published a broad selection of views and it wasn’t their role to espouse a particular view. The same can’t be said for Brilliant Publications, at least when it comes to education. We have Read more…

Be calm. Hold the vision. Breathe.

Many primary school children are suffering from anxiety and stress. Not only does this condition have a negative effect on the child’s wellbeing, but it also impacts on their ability to learn.  For, as anyone who has ever experienced anxiety and other stress-related issues will attest, in such a situation Read more…

To MTC or not to MTC?

This year, that IS the question as schools are given the option whether to administer the multiplication tables check (MTC) or not. Whatever your school’s decision, you know how important a pupil’s understanding of times tables is for future success in maths. Even if pupils are spared the test in Read more…

Art lessons promote creativity – obviously

They also promote reflection, self-criticism, visual-spatial abilities, and the willingness to learn from mistakes and to experiment. Which makes art sound like one of the most important subjects in the curriculum, especially as it is closely linked to maths, history and RE and can be used to reinforce knowledge in Read more…

The more senses, the better the learning

What is the simplest way of enhancing the speed of learning a foreign language? It is a simple but powerful observation, that the more senses a child engages while learning, the more embedded and meaningful that learning will become.  Which inevitably means that what is learned becomes more and more Read more…

Learn the skill; practise the skill

What is the most effective way of enhancing the artistic skills of all primary school children? Visual art like so many other aspects of life, consists of skills that can be learned – and as they are learned they need to be applied and practised. And improving children’s artistic skills Read more…

Are you stuck for ideas?

Kate Heap, one of our authors, gives insights into why she has started blogging and which books have inspired her since childhood. Talking about her new resource books Kate, gives insights into the reasons why she is passionate about introducing children to classic literature and poetry. Her mission is to Read more…