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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.

Subitizing Resources by Ian Addison

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 […]

The New And Slightly Improved 100 Books To Read In Year 5/6 by “The Teaching Booth”

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 […]

Classroom Relationships and The Power of Warm/Strict by Robbie Burns

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 […]

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 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 […]

The Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

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 […]

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