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Keeping end points on your radar

The first of the new Key Stage 2 National Tests are fast approaching. If you are planning on a revision programme, or even if you aren’t, it is probably best to be aware of the areas that will be included in the tests that have not been taught in Year 6. Thank to Mathematics Advisor Caroline Clissold for this valuable article on end points.

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Deepening children’s understanding of maths

It is important to say from the outset that depth of understanding of maths should be a goal for all and not just the most able children.  Differentiating for the most able should not necessarily be fundamentally different tasks.  Certainly, those children should have opportunities to deepen their conceptual understanding of an area of maths but why not have that expectation of all children?

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My priorities for this academic year - a deputy head's perspective

We caught up with Deputy Head Michael Tidd at the start of term to ask him what his priorities were for the year ahead and how he intended to tackle them. Here is what he kindly shared with us.

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Your March Fractions Challenge

Following on from the article on fractions, here are some ideas for exploring equivalence.

 

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Approaches to fractions and equivalence

In this month's maths article from Caroline Clissold, we'll be looking at fractions and in particular approaching equivalence. 

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Your Year 5 children - getting them ready for the New National Tests for Maths in May 2016 with a ne

The current Year 5s will be the first cohort to be subjected to the new National Tests in English and maths so we have put together a FREE 'National Test Survival Pack'.

 

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Only half of parents aware of new maths curriculum

Did any of you spot the Press Association article published via the Mail website on 27 October, about survey results which highlighted the lack of confidence many parents have supporting their children with maths? If not, here’s a little recap. 

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