This Guide is meant for Primary School leaders to help make sure they, their staff and their students are prepared for potential school closures. Schools should take their lead from Public Health England and the Department for Education.
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.
Here’s our Comprehensive and Easy Guide to Phonics and the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check for NQTs & parents.
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.
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 have heard of subitizing, I hadn’t until approximately 18 months ago but bear with me for a few minutes and I’ll explain. There is […]
This is a copy of a blog by and with the kind permission of The Teaching Booth. More of the Teaching Booth’s blogs can be read here: https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/blog/ Two or three years ago I spent a weekend thinking about what books I would want my class to read. I whittled it down to 100, threw it […]
This is a copy of a blog by and with the kind permission of Robbie Burns. More of Robbie’s blogs can be read here: https://howthenshouldweteach.wordpress.com/ Stretching over three decades, research conducted by Wubbels (2013) suggests that teachers who combine maintaining high expectations for learning with ‘friendly’ characteristics (such as the ones mentioned previously), achieved some of the greatest […]
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 approximately 2 years for a child to progress through a Level, so schools should expect students to follow the below path: Year 2 – Level […]
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 check up and some of the issues schools have encountered. Schools will administer an on-screen check to assess whether pupils are able to fluently recall […]
What is the Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium? The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard (a scaled score of 100) in reading and/or maths at the end of primary school. What does a School Need to […]