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Teaching Connectives
Grammar

7 Easy Activities to Help Teach Connectives in the Classroom

Connectives represents the logical connection between two sentences, and they are crucial for understanding basic meaning of English.

Children in KS2 are expected to use them in sentences or paragraphs, and by Year 6 children will need to have good sense of them, why and how to use them, and be prepared for the KS2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test.

The final goal is for the children to be able to separate connectives into conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs.

unstructured play
Tips and Tricks

The Importance of Unstructured Play in Your Child’s Life

You may have heard of unstructured play; it’s also commonly called free play, and it’s something that’s important for your child to experience in order to develop their cognitive and physical abilities. The rules for unstructured play are simple: there aren’t any.

Maths mastery approach
Numeracy

The 7 Essential Features of Every Maths Mastery Approach

Teaching new material to students that haven’t grasped the fundamentals is a recipe for disaster. Yet that was what traditional teaching methods almost always encountered. This blog describes what a maths mastery approach is and the 7 essential features of teaching using a maths mastery approach.

GESS 2020 Awards
Awards

Emile Shortlisted for a GESS 2020 Award!

We are delighted to announce that Emile has been shortlisted for a GESS 2020 Award!

It’s a fantastic recognition of the impact Emile is having on children around the world.

incorrect apostrophe 6
Grammar

Apostrophes for Primary School Teachers

The apostrophe is a punctuation mark that is often misused.
It is one of the common grammatical mistakes that irritates people on Facebook and Twitter, and that parents love to highlight if a teacher gets wrong!

teacher personalities
Tips and Tricks

Teacher Personalities You Meet in Every School!

10 Teacher Personalities You Meet in Every School. Here’s our humorous list of 10 Teacher Personalities you meet in every school. Do you recognise yourself or your colleagues? The Rookie

Subitizing Resources
Numeracy

Subitizing Resources

This is a copy of a blog about Subitizing by and with the kind permission of Ian Addison. More of the Ian’s blogs can be read here: http://ianaddison.net/subitizing-resources/ You may not

tottington primary school
Emile news

Emile Review by Mr Hunt – Teaching from the Front Line –

The excellent Mr Hunt from Tottington primary School trialled Emile with his class and made this video unprompted! https://emile-education.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Tottington-primary-school-spelling-app.mp4 About Mr Hunt  Mr Hunt is a primary school teacher at

Bett Finalist 2020
Awards

BETT Awards Finalist

The Bett Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education.  The awards form an integral part of Bett each year, the world’s leading showcase

Reduce Teacher Workload
Tips and Tricks

Reduce Teacher Workload by Banning Homework

“Reduce teacher workload by taking a different approach to homework.”  Charlie Liu argues here that homework can be more effective and dramatically reduce teacher workload if a few changes in

Year 1 Maths Vocab Word Cloud
Numeracy

Maths Vocab for Year 1

We’ve pulled out the below vocabulary from the maths national curriculum. We hope you find it useful! We’ll be doing this for other years in the coming weeks.    Download

Tips and Tricks

Assessment Frameworks & Levels

National Curriculum Levels were brought for primary schools in 2014. In Years 2 and 6, children take SATs exams and given a “level” in Reading, Writing and Maths. It takes

times table speed test
Numeracy

MTC Guide

Table of Contents MTC Guide Overview With the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) coming in next June, we’ve put together a little MTC guide due to the complexity in setting the

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