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With revision time well and truly upon us again, understanding the most effective revision techniques is essential to avoid wasting time and increasing stress levels.   Back in the late 19 century a German psychologist, Hermann Ebbinghaus studied how quickly we forget things. The result of his investigations was the 'Forgetting Curve'. This basically demonstrates that, without spaced repetition of information, information really can move in 'one ear and out of the other' and surprisingly fast! Ebbinghaus undertook research using random words and found that without spaced repetition, the memory of the words dropped dramatically.  Half of all information learned...

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'While learning to read, and having good levels of literacy, are undoubtedly important, I don’t believe this is the whole solution,' Bambi Gardiner, Founder of Oaka Books, explains why teaching a dyslexic child to read does not solve the problem.

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We've put together a 'wish list' for teachers given to us by dyslexic pupils over the past year. Not only will this help pupils in the classroom but also some of the many teachers who may have received little or no training in working with dyslexic children. We hope it helps! Happy Dyslexia Awareness Week.  

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Wow! What a great, creative bunch your children are. With over 650 entries for our Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children's Fund Art Competition this year, we were thrilled with not only the number of entries but the quality of them. Our judges made endless comments about the use of colour, movement and detail as well as the brilliantly creative ideas and use of different materials. So, after much discussion, here are our winners and runners up: Overall Winner and Winner in Category: Megan Smith Runner-Up Overall and Winner in Category: Sophia Birch Winners in Category: Charlotte Birch Sofia Curry...

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Here is the latest review from Shelly at Ofamilylearning together. Oaka Digital Posted on April 11, 2018by ofamily A little while ago I wrote a post about one of the Oaka Topic Packs that the kids and I tried out and loved, well Oaka also have a digital library.  The Digital Library is geared for KS3 ages (ie secondary school) but we have had a  look and love it. The kids and I have already learnt about some of the Geography that is included in the Digital library so we spent a bit of time looking around the sections that they were familiar with. [ Just to...

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