Guest Blogger: @MrJPWalton ‘Rate my Focus’ – an idea to help children activate their understanding of, and take ownership of their focus in lessons. This term I have decided to challenge my wonderful Y6 Maths class to develop the amount of time…

Guest Blogger: @MrJPWalton ‘Rate my Focus’ – an idea to help children activate their understanding of, and take ownership of their focus in lessons. This term I have decided to challenge my wonderful Y6 Maths class to develop the amount of time…

Posted in Assessment, Behaviour, Extension Task, Funny, Guest Blogger, Learner, Mathematics, Maths Toolkit, Teacher, Twitter Tagged with: focus, futuresmart, learning excel in Maths., MrJPWalton, Rate my Focus, Simister

Guest Blogger: @mr_g_walton Using Twitter In The Classroom So we all use Twitter, right? It’s a great place to share ideas, collaborate in a virtual staff room, find out about events, etc. But in the run up to the last…

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Guestblogger: @TeachYOUMatter Why Teaching Needs You – Teacher, YOU Matter! Advice on Becoming a Teacher! Teachers are some of the most amazing people on the planet. After our parents, our teachers have the most impact on us, one so profound that…

Guest blogger: @tambotaylor Level 6 Maths Two years ago I took over as headteacher of Park Hill Primary school in Coventry and like all schools it had its strengths and areas for development. One particular area that needed fine tuning was…

Posted in Algebra, Algebra, Books, CPD, CPD, Curriculum, GTP, Guest Blogger, Learner, Mathematics, Maths Toolkit, Number, OfSTED, PGCE, Primary, Uncategorized Tagged with: algebra, CPD, Level 6, level 6 maths, mathematics at primary, Mathematics at primary school explained, maths, maths at primary, primary, resources

Below are a list of Key C grade topics that have links to lessons and revision pages on MyMaths and BBC Bite Size. Obviously you will need a MyMaths login to access their pages but the BBC resources are free.…

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Here are some great ideas that I am not going to take credit for to make sure that you set high expectations right from the start of the year. Setting expectations and boundaries are key to ensuring that behaviour for…

Practice makes perfect! Ask any sports person. Practice re-enforces concepts, decreases reaction time and improves confidence. The feeling of “I have done this before” is a powerful one. The tenet applies as much to basic math as it does to…

When I was in the classroom, I used to tell students that if two students had exactly the same answers to a GCSE paper, some right, some wrong, then the one who showed their working out would get the better…

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This is a great video that triggers great discussion during a form session. What do we actually know! Gravity. The stars in day. Thoughts. The human genome. Time. Atoms. So much of what really matters in the world is impossible…

Before a Calculator lesson as a starter I like getting learners to have fun with their resource. I get them to enter the following into their calculators and watch their amazement when they see the answer. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =…

What does SEN mean? The acronym, which appears to have arisen from the DfES in the UK: SEN simply mean “Special Educational Needs“.

Ken Robinson views on Creativity This is arguably one of the best TED videos that I have ever watched and is a MUST WATCH and share for any avid teacher. It illustrates how as a society we really need to…

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