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 […]
SEN Funding We all know schools are short of money in general, but there is particular confusion around SEN funding. I read many times (from parents): “If your child is on the SEN register the school gets £6000 they have to spend on them, demand it!” And equally as many times from SENCOS: “The LA […]
Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) refers to students with learning disabilities or difficulties. It means that it is more challenging for them to learn than their peers. The disability or difficulty may be associated with with schoolwork, communication or behaviour. They might also have additional sensory or physical needs, that affect their performances in […]