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
Key Stage 2
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.
To celebrate Empathy Day on 10th June, we’re sharing some of our favourite empathy-boosting books that will help your class walk in someone else’s shoes.Read more
As the revision period for the Key Stage 2 SATs is now well underway, Year 6 teacher Sarah Burnham offers a few helpful tips to prepare for the maths tests. Making every minute count Practicing maths facts little and often can be really beneficial in developing fluency. A daily ten minutes focusing on the four […]Read more
Today the DfE published a document called Primary school accountability in 2016. Although it is mainly concerned with the technical aspects of how the accountability measures for 2016 will be calculated, it gives a handy overview for schools about what will be reported in 2016. This includes how progress measures will be calculated, which is very different to the current […]Read more
I hope that you had a really good break over the summer. The holidays are a welcome break from routine and pressure, aren’t they? For a number of reasons we decided not to go abroad this year, one being that I had just returned from two weeks in Germany with the UK German Connection . I was a […]Read more