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Primary school Maths activities for Heart Month: Topical Maths [1]

Use Heart Month this February to bring context to Maths in your school; first in a series of blogs linking classroom Maths activities and resources to topical events.

By Sophie Bessemer

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Messy Learning: Why you shouldn't aim to be an 'Ofsted Outstanding' teacher

John Dabell talks Ofsted, flashes of excellence, and the exhausting nature of being an 'Outstanding' Maths teacher at Key Stage 2.

By John Dabell

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#HTRT Summit: The Future of Primary Assessment

Anyone feeling despair with our education system should turn towards the beacon of positivity that is the Headteachers Roundtable Group - here we report on their views on assessment.

By Sam Matthews

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5 ways to use topical and contextual problem solving

Pupils often feel disengaged by Maths, especially at KS2. So how do we approach the problem of pupil engagement? Topical Maths.

By Sophie Bessemer

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Maths mastery at Third Space Learning

Primary teacher and member of Third Space's design team, Candida Crawford, travels to La Salle Education's targeted CPD event, discovering new ways to support the mastery approach that many of our 1-to-1 Maths pupils follow in schools.

By Candida Crawford

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Make Year 6 wellbeing and mental health a priority

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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