Above and Beyond: Rising Stars

Read and Watch Lists

Welcome to the ‘Above and Beyond: Rising Stars’ section of our website.

‘Rising Stars’ is the KS2 branch of our school ‘Above and Beyond’ programme. This programme encourages independent learning and promotes academic progress by using Retrieval Strategies to help pupil know more and remember more.

Please watch the ‘How to… complete Read and Watch lists’ video to find out how to complete and submit pupil work while you are in Year 5 and Year 6, and how you can receive rewards for this! (Please note – parental consent is required for us to showcase work on our website and social media accounts.)

Every department’s ‘Read and Watch list’ can be found on the bookcase in their virtual classrooms.

To help you, there is a ‘How to…’ guide to explain Retrieval Strategies that explains the rationale behind our ‘Above and Beyond’ programme, and a ‘How to…’ guide to Thinking Maps which demonstrates how and when to use each of our downloadable templates.

If you require any support or guidance on how to join our ‘Rising Stars’, please contact Miss Metcalfe at transition@longfield.swiftacademies.org.uk, or via school reception on (01325) 380815