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Make Year 6 wellbeing and mental health a priority [FREE RESOURCE]

It is widely understood that positive health and wellbeing – including mental health – contribute to a child’s ability to flourish, thrive and achieve. Find out how to ensure your Year 6 make the most of their final primary year.

By Sophie Bessemer

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75 KS2 SATs questions on place value, fractions, addition and subtraction

3 newly created free downloadable KS2 SATs Maths Tests, each focused on a specific strand of the curriculum, following the same style of questions as in the National Assessments

By Wendy Liu

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How to teach subtraction for KS2 interventions - Maths Bootcamp [2]

KS2 Subtraction Bootcamp provides intervention recommendations to help tackle subtraction problems in Year 5 and Year 6 such as partitioning, use of the column method and how to exchange.

By Pete Richardson

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Why your KS2 SATs interventions should not start in Y6

When a primary school receives good KS2 SATs results in Maths, the whole school celebrates. However, it is not uncommon for Year 6 teachers to feel a pressure that teachers in other year groups don't.

By That Boy Can Teach

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Help! I’m New to Year 6! Countdown to the 2017 SATs

Find out exactly what it takes to be a Year 6 primary teacher, and how to prepare pupils for KS2 SATs with expert tips from Headteacher Gaz Needle and the ‘Year 6 Avengers’.

By Gaz Needle

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How was week 1? School feedback on Third Space Learning

At Third Space Learning, we’ve been busy, beginning 2017 with over 500 schools, our largest amount to date meaning more than 6000 pupils have started their weekly 1-to-1 Maths lessons.

By Sam Southwell

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How to use bar models to ace the 4 operations and word problems

How to use bar models for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Maths, and for word problems in KS2 SATs.

By Pete Richardson

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What you should know about mastery in mixed ability Maths

In a typical Year 6 there is likely to be a seven year gap between achievers in Maths. As more schools embrace mastery and a return to whole class teaching, find out how you can manage this gap.

By John Dabell

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How to teach addition for KS2 interventions - Maths Bootcamp [1]

This is the first in our new KS2 Bootcamp series on common Maths misconceptions. Help your Year 5 and Year 6 pupils achieve their age related expectations in KS2 by going deep into how to work through all stages of addition problems.

By Pete Richardson

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35 ways to make best use of your primary school pupil premium funding

For some primary schools pupil premium funding is a large proportion of their budget, but how can you ensure you are making the most effective use for your disadvantaged pupils.

By Sam Southwell

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