Changing the Maths Culture in our School

Head Teacher of Yarborough Academy, Hannah Albery, shares the journey of changing the maths culture in her school. “…this was mastery, but it also transcended everything. It was just good maths teaching. And, for me, that’s what mastery is. Teaching for understanding. And, that’s what Numicon gives us.” When the new curriculum came into place, […]

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Turn off teacher SAT nav

Mathematics is an interconnected subject in which pupils need to be able to move fluently between representations of mathematical ideas [1] I have, for some time now, had an obsession with certain elements of the mastery approach to mathematics: Variation Multi-strategy discussions Bar modelling I am not going to attempt to define what mastery is or […]

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6 fun ways to boost grammar skills

We know that giving children strong grammar, punctuation and spelling skills really helps them to communicate clearly, but children often find the rules difficult to understand. Here are some top tips from our resources to help. Brush up your knowledge The National Curriculum includes an extensive list of grammar terms for children to understand. You […]

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4 Super Spelling Strategies

Giving children the skills to become confident spellers has a huge impact across the curriculum – not only helping them approach their weekly spelling tests with ease, but importantly helping them make effective vocabulary choices in all of their writing. Here are some top tips from our resources to help. Make the most of staff […]

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Top 5 comprehension tips from the experts

Good comprehension requires a range of different knowledge and skills. So we’ve gathered together some of our top teaching tips and free resources to support your comprehension teaching. Advice from Nikki Gamble, Series Advisor, Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks Developing vocabulary During reading, children are challenged by words they don’t understand such as words that […]

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