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9 questioning strategies to improve your pupils' understanding

Questioning is a great way to check your pupils’ understanding of specific KS2 Maths concepts while also allowing children to participate in their own learning of important ideas

By Pete Richardson

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Turn your school into a model of effective primary teaching

The 2016 Teaching Schools Council report, 'Effective Primary Teaching', carries 4 compelling recommendations for the strategic direction of primary schools across the country

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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What you can learn from preparing 10,000 Year 6 pupils to revise for SATs

Our Key Stage 2 Maths intervention programmes have now helped almost 10,000 Y6 pupils to revise and prepare for their summer term Year 6 National Assessments or SATs

By Ellie McCann

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Get ready for 2017 KS2 SATs Tests with 3 free practice Maths papers

Next year, your Year 6 pupils will be sitting their Key Stage 2 SATs or 2017 National Assessments. Whatever your views on standardised testing, the SATs will be here before you know it

By Wendy Liu

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How to teach times tables so KS1 & KS2 pupils learn instant recall

A recurring theme across Mathematics teaching in primary schools is the lack of instant recall of times tables and multiplication. If it isn't embedded early, Y6 teachers will have challenges

By Pete Richardson

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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

Ability groupings in primary school are extremely common across the country. Even if it’s more often vertical setting than streaming, it became the norm many years ago, especially for Maths

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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3 KS2 SATs Practice Papers

Get ready for 2017 Maths SATs: 1 Arithmetic & 2 Reasoning tests & mark schemes in the set