Blogs

Cut down teacher workload through SATs disruption

Posted on March 5, 2018

When it came to SATs, Natalie Carry, deputy headteacher at St Edward’s Primary School in Birmingham, had a real problem. “We were finding it difficult to find questions for the pupils to answer,” explains Natalie, “and we were using booklets but these can only be used once.” This is something our research told us was a key challenge for teachers. Finding appropriate resources which didn’t come with a mammoth price tag was a difficult task […]

Key EEF Recommendations for Maths in KS2

Posted on January 9, 2018

Key Maths Recommendations from the EEF The EEF recently published some guidance to support teachers and boost primary and secondary school pupils’ maths skills. The Education Endowment Fun has reviewed the best research and their guidance offers schools and teachers practical tips of what to do to develop great maths teaching. We’ve compiled all the useful recommendations into an easy to read infographic for your reference.  Each of the recommendations is practical and based on lots […]

Dealing with Maths Anxiety

Posted on November 13, 2017 Learning, Maths, parents,

  Dealing with Maths Anxiety I remember the feeling… Palms sweaty, heart racing, stomach fluttering…. Trying not to seem bothered and praying it would be over soon. No- I’m not talking about going on a roller coaster.. I’m talking about how I used to feel during every single Maths lesson. An estimated 2 million children deal with ‘Maths Anxiety’ on a regular basis. It’s not just at primary level either. This feeling can carry on […]

Let’s talk about marking…

Posted on October 23, 2017 Feedback, Marking, Teacher,

Over Marking? Marking is an important part of a teacher’s role. It was however, identified as one of the biggest contributors to teacher stress in the workplace in a recent survey.   Whilst marking is only one form of feedback, research has shown that written feedback provides pupils with well-defined and specific information that can help to improve their understanding and progress.   As a task it is definitely extremely time consuming. The different types […]

Rolling your Numbers

Posted on October 17, 2017 Maths, Numbers, SATs, Teaching, TimesTables,

We love to share and collaborate with fellow teachers. We came across this video from Mr Reddy about rolling your numbers and thought it was fantastic!   Take a look and let us know what you think!         Video from Mr Reddy’s blog . You can reach Mr Reddy via social media. Twitter: @MrReddyMaths Thanks to Mr Reddy for permission to reblog his post. Let us know if you have any tips! Tweet us […]

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