Guestblogger: bcripps078 Someone recently asked about how schools are using detentions. This led me to consider how far the school I teach in has progressed in the last 10 years. I teach in a high school in Belfast. When I began…

Guestblogger: bcripps078 Someone recently asked about how schools are using detentions. This led me to consider how far the school I teach in has progressed in the last 10 years. I teach in a high school in Belfast. When I began…

Posted in Behaviour, Curriculum, Guest Blogger, Other Subjects, Parent, Teacher Tagged with: detentions

Guestblogger: DoodleMaths I’m delighted to have been asked by the lovely people at Magical Maths to guest blog a little about the thinking behind DoodleMaths. We very much appreciate the opportunity to write a little bit about our motivation for developing…

Posted in Apps, Guest Blogger, Mathematics, Maths Toolkit, Parent, Primary, Product Review, Worksheets

Maths Trick – Learning your 13, 14, 15, 16,17,18,19,20 times table Are you looking to challenge the most able in your class or want to develop mathematical confidence of your learners? This is a great Maths trick to easily remember…

Posted in Lesson plenary, Lesson starters, Mathematics, Maths Toolkit, Number, Parent, Teacher Tagged with: 13 times table, 14 times table, 15 times table, 16 times table, 17 times table, 18 times table, 19 times table, 20 times table

Why use a Times table chart? A times table chart is a resource that should be up in any Mathematics classroom or child’s bedroom. This resource will ensure that learners can refer to the appropriate times table when practising and…

Posted in Mathematics, Maths Toolkit, Parent, Primary Tagged with: times table, times table chart, times tables, times tables chart

How to solve Math word problems? If you are looking for a better way to solve Math word problems, then you have come to the right web page. You might be a pupil looking to develop this skill, or a…

Guestblogger: @EngagingEyes Are you worried about how your child or pupil’s will do in the SATs reading test on Monday? Are you worried they won’t read it carefully, or won’t finish on time? SATs is the only formal way we test…

Posted in English, Guest Blogger, Literacy, Parent, Primary Tagged with: Convergence Insufficiency, Dyslexia, Reading Fluency, Reading Speed

I came across this amazing piece of performance poetry that I think you should watch and share. Forget about the important message it sends out to Mr Gove and his archaic reform ideas but this videos doubles up as a…

Guest blogger: @simonmlewis Comments are FREE. Please leave one below. I think that learning tables off by heart is rubbish. When I say this, it is usually met with general disagreement and in some cases, complete contempt. Typical responses included: There…

Does revision revision revision really work or are the ways to study smarter and not harder ? You may have looked at the top tips for studying and are little frustrated but what if there was a optimal way of study…

GCSE Maths Revision App Here is a great GCSE Maths Revision App for the iphone that focuses on the D to C borderline question material. It is a great way for pupils to quickly revise through the key topics that…

Guestblogger: @EP3577 The Curse of Homework Twitter and the blogosphere are always awash with different educational hot potatoes; Ofsted, (graded) lesson observations, performance related pay, the value of group work are all topics and themes from just the first 3 days…

Advice for the 11 plus So your child is in the process of preparing for the 11 plus exams and you are worried about what to do, when to do it and most importantly how to do it. “11 plus…

Guest Blogger: Janelle@missjsworld It is testing season and many parents and children are overwhelmed with the whole process. Studying is only a part of getting good results on your exam. No matter how hard you study as a student if you…

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