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Getting the basics right: Counting up, Part 2

This blog post from Nick Hart looks at strategies to develop children's conceptual understanding and help them to think with increasing efficiency.

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A Progression in Fractions worth considering

Thanks to Caroline Clissold for this month's maths blog which explores how children can progress in Fractions from Year 1 to Year 6. Read more »

A place for everything and everything in its place

Place value is very often one of the first units of work for maths in most year groups and is absolutely fundamental to a good understanding of number.  By getting this right and giving children the opportunity for deep conceptual understanding, we can lay solid foundations for the year.

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Telling the time

Thanks to Deputy Head, Nick Hart, for the latest maths blog where he looks into learning how to tell the time and the crucual bits of knowledge children need to know from the beginning!

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Maths and Art - making connections

Last month we considered how to plan mathematical activities with a geography flavour. In this blog we will explore mathematical links with art. All art is mathematical so making up activities that enable the children to use and apply the skills and understanding they have achieved in their mathematics lessons is quite straightforward.

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Andrea Carr MD and Founder of Rising Stars is delighted to announce the launch of Achieve Online Mathematics

The first two resources ever published by Rising Stars were two revision guides: Achieve Level 5 English and Achieve Level 5 Maths, edited in the spare bedroom of my house in Bromley and published with much trepidation in 2002. I can hardly believe that was fourteen years ago! I’m fortunate enough to have brilliant colleagues and they have spent the last year or so developing the latest generation of Achieve resources – Achieve Online Mathematics which will launch in July 2016.

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Welcome to the launch of Rising Stars Mathematics

Rising Stars Mathematics is a brand new maths scheme written specifically for the new curriculum which we are delighted to be launching today!  Read more »

14th December - Room for a Little One

Martin Waddell's Room for a Little One is the basis of today's free English lesson plan!

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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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Rising Stars Advent Calendar

To celebrate the holidays we've created our very own Rising Stars advent calendar, and each day we'll share a fantastic English lesson plan with you!

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