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How can maths games help dyscalculic pupils?

December 14th, 2018 / Charlie

Dyscalculia is one of the cause that a pupil experiencing learning difficulty in maths. Children with dyscalculia may have difficulty in understanding simple number concepts and have problems learning basic arithmetic skills. In everyday life, they may also feel frustrated when doing simple arithmetic tasks such as telling the time, calculating prices, handling change. Differ […]

Strategies to Help Cope with End of School Year Stress.

December 11th, 2018 / Charlie

We are getting to the last few weeks of 2018! Yeh! But with everything in school and at home at Christmas, you might find yourself a touch stressed. Below are a few suggested strategies to help cope with the end-of-school-year stress and problems. 1. Strategies! What are the sources of your stress? Is it behavioural […]

3 Amazing Tips for Teaching Times Tables and Spelling

November 23rd, 2018 / Charlie

As we are getting to the end of 2018, it is the best time to prepare for a new year. As a primary school teacher, you have spent the whole year working hard to help your students discover a love of learning. (This can be particularly hard for some areas like times tables and spelling.) So today I’m […]

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A FREE Roman Numerals Resource for Schools?

November 21st, 2018 / Glen

Roman numerals appear on the UK National Curriculum in key stages 1 and 2 (in measurement). They are a touch isolated from other parts of the curriculum and there aren’t many engaging activities or worksheets available. Following the take up of our other Emile resources, we have been able to create a resource covering Roman […]

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Key Stage 2 Multiplication Tables Check – MTC

November 20th, 2018 / Glen

The Key Stage 2 multiplication tables check (MTC) assessment framework has been published (here)! We've worked our way through the document and now know what the check is going to be like. So the MTC will be an online check in a three week period June each year for pupils in year 4. Schools can decide [...]

The best way to make your children rockstars at times tables, spelling, and more!

November 15th, 2018 / Charlie

The literal meaning of a rockstar means that you need to be a star in rock music. But to my understanding, being a rockstar means that you are a star in your area, you rock. And the courage and confidence you get from being a star will help you accomplish more in your life. When […]

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Tips on Teaching Fractions in Key Stage 2

November 9th, 2018 / Glen

Teaching Fractions so early in the UK national curriculum relative to our European neighbours brings some interesting challenges. Below are some ideas, hints and tips about how to introduce fractions to your pupils. Fractions Walls A fractions wall helps children to visualise how fractions relate to each other in size. It's a great tool to [...]
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Games Based Learning (GBL) and Erasmus+

November 2nd, 2018 / Glen

We were excited to find out we were part of a successful Erasmus+ bid in August to make a brand new games-based learning resource with 5 academic partners from across Europe. Erasmus+ is an European Union scheme to stimulate co-operation across Europe mainly between Universities. We’re obviously not a university but have been hired due […]

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My First Half Term as a Deputy Headteacher

October 31st, 2018 / Glen

This blog has been reproduced with the kind permission of (interim) Deputy Headteacher Stephen Mitchell. To read more of Stephen’s blogs please visit his Blog. I’ve tried numerous times to get into blogging, but never too much success.  Life takes over, something important comes up and it leaves little time to process thoughts let alone […]

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UK Business Tech Awards 2018 – EdTech Company of the Year!

October 29th, 2018 / Glen

The UK Business Tech Awards celebrates the UK’s finest tech businesses and rewards innovative and exceptional application of technology to transform and grow businesses. Being shortlisted alongside the superb firms of DigiDentistry, One File and Synap for EdTech Company of the Year is a huge endorsement of the Emile resources. For more information about the shortlisted companies please […]

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