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Edu-Tweeters for Primary School Teachers

January 3rd, 2019 / Glen

So who should a primary school teacher follow on twitter? There are of course thousands of great edu-tweeters out there, some with huge following some and well known and some less well known. Below are just a few of our favourites – it was really hard to narrow it down  – and after battling to [...]
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Make It Fun: Ideas on Teaching Prefixes

December 20th, 2018 / Naomi

Grammar can be a dry subject for both teachers and students. Yet it is on the national curriculum and fundamental knowledge students need. So teachers sometimes need to be extra resourceful when trying to make a grammar session as engaging as possible. Below are a few approaches that may make the learning about prefixes more […]

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How Can Maths Games Help Pupils with Dyscalculia?

December 14th, 2018 / Charlie

Dyscalculia is one of many reasons that a pupil may experience difficulties keeping up with maths lessons. What is Dyscalculia? Dyscalculia is a condition that affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. Dyscalculic learners may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers, and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Even if […]

Strategies to Help Cope with End of Term 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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