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Celebrate Pi Day 2016 with this quick KS2 Maths activity

Want to use Pi Day 2016 to explore and celebrate Maths at your school? Look no further as we’ve put together an engaging activity for primary teachers to explore the amazing facts about pi

By Ellie McCann

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Teaching bottom set Maths- aiming for outstanding

“Are we bottom set?” is a question that every teacher has heard and is usually followed by other questions such as “how do I move up a set?” and “why is this group so small?”

By Catherine Tighe

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What's next for Third Space Learning schools?

Today we work with thousands of children and hundreds of teachers every week whose feedback has allowed us to learn about how to deliver online teaching in primary schools and, over the last few months, we have been working on some big improvements, which we will be rolling out in 2016.

By Tom Hooper

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New Primary School Guide to Pupil Premium

Given that over 50% of the pupils to whom we provide one-to-one maths support are in receipt of pupil premium funding we are heavily invested in ensuring that our intervention makes a difference. But what about the rest? And how do you report on impact when Ofsted comes calling?

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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Some fun facts and real life leap year activities for your pupils

For those of you who are always wishing for an extra hour in the day, in 2016 you’re in luck! This year we all get an extra day - February 29th.

By Hannah German

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What does value for money look like at Green Park School?

With the new budget looming along with expected cuts, it is important we still focus on best value when evaluating and meeting the individual needs of our pupils over the next academic year.

By Liz Nightingale, Headteacher

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5 safeguarding questions on Safer Internet Day

The internet provides innumerable opportunities for children to learn, opportunities that were not available to previous generations. Children are tech savvy and curious but while it is critical that we allow them to access the power of the internet, we must first ensure that they can explore safely.

By Olly Box

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Pancake Day activities for real world Maths

Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is approaching, so we look forward to many sticky fingers and much spilt sugar. At Third Space we do our best to squeeze every bit of Maths we can from any event celebrated in school and this is no exception.

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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Why we support NSPCC Number Day

This Friday is the NSPCC number Day, a brilliant day aimed at two very important goals – engaging children in maths and raising money for the NSPCC. The NSPCC is the leading Children's charity in the UK, committed to child protection since 1895. 

By Tom Hooper

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How to help primary pupils memorise number facts in Maths

For our pupils to become confident mathematicians in primary school it is essential that they have a bank of key number facts they have learnt stored away, which they can draw on at any time.

By Ellie McCann

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