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What the best schools do to make effective use of their teaching assistants

John Dabell discusses managing TAs (or 'the unsung heroes') for vibrant, coordinated partnerships that help Primary pupils make progress most effectively.

By John Dabell

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How to teach place value for KS2 interventions - Maths Bootcamp [4]

Step by step guidance to help you run KS2 interventions for Year 5 or Year 6 fixing common Place Value misconceptions such as carrying and exchanging, estimation, and faulty mental Maths.

By Pete Richardson

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Get to grips with KS2 Maths problem solving: The Ultimate Guide...

Are your KS2 Maths pupils struggling with problem solving? Here are the key problem solving and reasoning techniques to try, all aligned to Ofsted strategies.

By John Dabell

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Bar modelling techniques to solve multi-step SATs problems at KS2

How one teacher is starting to use Singapore style bar modelling techniques to tackle multi-step SATs problems in Key Stage 2 Maths lessons.

By That Boy Can Teach

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Holi - the festival of colours (and numbers!): Topical Maths [6]

Bring purpose and context to Key Stage 2 Maths in your primary school with our Holi investigation; sixth in a series of blogs linking classroom KS2 Maths lessons and resources to topical, calendar-based events.

By David Leighton

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Winds of change: KS2 Maths for British Science Week - Topical Maths [5]

British Science Week activities to bring purpose and context to Key Stage 2 Maths in your primary school; fifth in a series of blogs linking classroom KS2 Maths lessons and resources to topical, calendar-based events.

By David Leighton

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5 reasons why new summative times tables tests won't help pupil's progress

Why standardised times tables tests at KS2 primary level will only reinforce a fixed mindset and negatively impact pupil progress.

By James Clark

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Get set for International Women's Day: Topical Maths [4]

International Women's Day Maths lessons and activities to bring purpose and context to Key Stage 2 Maths in your primary school; fourth in a series of blogs on calendar-based events.

By Ellie McCann

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The myth of expected progress: Life after levels in my primary school

How one school uses assessment principles supported by Ofsted to focus on actual progress, not levels or expected progress, to improve attainment at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

By PrimaryY6Teach

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Activities for World Book Day: Topical Maths [3]

Use World Book Day activities this March to bring purpose and context to Maths in your school; third in a series of blogs linking classroom Maths activities and resources to topical events.

By David Leighton

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