Tag Archives: KS2

Teaching Algebra – it’s just like fractions!

I wrote a while ago about teaching basic algebra to children and taking away their fear. But what do you do when it becomes a little more complicated? When working with a pupil recently we came across this problem: and … Continue reading

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K is also for… Killers

By “killers” I mean phrases that kill your writing. NEVER start your story with “One bright, sunny day”, because about half your class will have started in the same way and your teacher will think, “Oh no! Not another one!” … Continue reading

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Z is for…

Z is for…Zzzzzzz.  You need several hours sleep each night to be able to concentrate properly at school. The time you should go to bed will depend on how old you are and whether it’s a school night or a … Continue reading

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Algebra? It’s Just a Box!

Algebra is a scary word. I know because it scared me when I was younger. I hated maths at school. I didn’t understand it, I didn’t want to understand it and I have no idea how I managed to get … Continue reading

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Y is for…

Y is for…You. That’s right.  The A-Z of tips for learning is almost finished so this is a reminder that the only person who can decide whether to try them again is you. There are lots of people around you … Continue reading

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Maths with spaghetti

I love these ideas for practical maths lessons with spaghetti – wish we could have had maths lessons like these when I was at school.

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Getting Children Speaking in the MFL Classroom

How do you get your class speaking more of a language? I came across these great books recently which are packed with interesting ideas. There is a KS2 and a KS3 version of the book, but the blurb on them … Continue reading

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