By Matt Ellis, Assistant Headteacher and Maths Lead at Eastfield Primary School. Teaching new areas of maths, especially fractions, can be a printing nightmare in schools, as we teachers often use images to support understanding. But do all these printed visuals actually support and scaffold learning for all children? At our school, we believe that […]Read more
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Get your Year 1 students ready for the phonics screening check(PSC) with confidence using the Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS). Our blog shares top tips for consolidating code knowledge, providing reading opportunities, and targeted teaching interventions. Say goodbye to testing anxiety and hello to PSC success with ELS.Read more
Johanna Aiyathurai, CEO of Learn and Thrive, talks about inclusivity in the classroom and how Numicon can help.Read more
I’ve taught Year 6 many times in my career and memories of SATs week are all too fresh in my mind. Three hours and fifty minutes of silence will produce a snapshot of where our 11-year-olds are in reading, writing, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling all summed up neatly as a scaled score. The […]Read more
Johanna Aiyathurai, CEO of Learn and Thrive, writes about how you can use Numicon in teaching maths to children with Down’s syndrome.Read more
Whether you’re new to Read Write Inc. Phonics or have taught it for years – there’s plenty of great advice and guidance in this blog for you.Read more
Fresh Start is a catch-up and intervention programme for 9- to 13-year-olds who are struggling to learn how to read.
Here are four reasons to try Fresh Start in your primary or secondary school.
Rachel Hussain explains how to explore key EYFS maths ideas through stories and rhymesRead more
This blog summarises the closing panel in our Maths Adventure webinar series where our teacher panel considered the impact of independent learning and home teaching on students’ confidence in maths.Read more
We summarise Dr Helen J Williams’ webinar on key priorities for early maths and the predictors of later achievement, part of our Maths Adventure series.Read more