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KS1

21/03/2019
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Improving Numeracy in the Classroom

 “Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.” – Albert Einstein Maths is a tricky thing; a lot of children (and people!) either take to it or don’t. One thing for certain is that if a strong foundation of basic skills is provided at EYFS, KS1 and KS2, children are more likely to grasp more complex concepts in secondary school. Improving numeracy in the classroom is consequently critical. EYFS, KS1 and KS2 curriculums are quite varied. There are a lot of areas to... Read More

British Science Week 2019 blog image 27/02/2019
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British Science Week 2019

The theme for this year’s British Science Week, which takes place between the 8th and 17th March, is journeys. We’ve picked out a few different ways in which the theme can be tied to the national curriculum to help make your British Science Week 2019 activities fun and engaging… Journeys on Earth and Beyond The most obvious journeys are the ones that we do everyday; driving, flying or even walking. Whether it’s teaching children about travelling to different places on Earth or exploring space and beyond – physical journeys are a great... Read More

28/03/2012
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A magical numeracy game!

I have been recently been using the Magic Cauldron Game with some Key Stage One intervention groups and they have loved it! Its simple rules make it easy for all children to follow and it provides plenty of practise at simple mental calculations. The children really appreciated being able to check their own answers too, and the magical appearance of those answers (simply by rubbing the heat sensitive patches on the back of the cards) never failed to excite them. By covering the addition of two or three numbers, simple... Read More