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Top 10 Bonfire Night Maths activities to engage your KS2 pupils

Traditionally Guy Fawkes and fireworks means a round of Art and History activities, finding appropriate Bonfire Night Maths activities for your class can be tricky

By Ellie McCann

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Maths activities to use with mixed ability groupings in primary

You’ve read the research, you’ve talked to your colleagues and you know that mixed ability grouping is probably the next step, but how will it work in Maths lessons?

By Jodie Lopez

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So you think your KS2 primary pupils need a Maths intervention?

This post draws on my own experience and the findings from hundreds of primary school leaders and teachers about how to choose the best Maths interventions for your primary school

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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Mixed ability vs ability grouping in the primary school classroom

Mixed ability groupings are less common in primary schools than ability setting. Ability grouping has been the norm for many years, but this is changing. Where do you stand?

By Jodie Lopez

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Maths Showcases in KS2: the way forward for sharing best practice

This term saw the launch of our new Ambassador Scheme whereby a select group of 100 primary schools were asked to celebrate their relationship with us

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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Place value made easy: a practical KS1 or KS2 activity that never fails

Whether you teach KS1 or KS2 (and even KS3 many say) place value activities which actually work to embed these crucial concepts can be difficult to track down. Not any more!

By Jodie Lopez

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Talking in Maths [Part 2] 5 tested ways to engage lower ability pupils

Do you sometimes struggle to engage lower ability or bottom set pupils in Maths talk and expressing their reasoning? You’re not alone if you do.

By Ellie McCann

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How AI can support teachers, tutors and the future classroom

We’re very excited that The Times has recognised our work in an extensive feature on AI for their ‘Future of Learning’ report, based on AI research to support learning and classrooms in future

By Sophie Bessemer

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Why follow Mastery in Maths at KS1 and KS2? 6 real benefits

Sceptical of mastery in Maths? This post outlines 6 benefits of adopting a mastery approach in a UK context, even when you’re not following an entire Singapore or Shanghai Maths approach

By Pete Richardson

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Quick and easy guide to Place Value in KS1 and KS2

Doesn’t it seem like every term starts with place value work? There’s a reason for that. It underpins everything. Let's break down place value in the new(ish) primary national curriculum

By Jodie Lopez

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