Monthly Archives: June 2012

INSIGHT

INSIGHT Hint. We didn’t use the laminated drill sheets often over the years. Insight given a modern boost to this. Pupils love being able to print the sheet off, do the questions, get it marked and put their score into … Continue reading

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The scariest moment is al…

The scariest moment is always just before you start.
Stephen King

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A move back to O levels

After completing their work at Kip McGrath last night I was brought in to a very erudite conversation about the impact of any potential change. Erin, Helen and Louise are all at secondary school, (Year9 and Year10) and were worried … Continue reading

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Measuring capacities of containers

Using Insight gets us into more content with the KipME module, and it’s not just for the A* high fliers. This is in Measurement, Length Mass Area and Volume and Ella told me last week she wanted some help with … Continue reading

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Return of the ‘O’ level ?

Education Secretary Michael Gove¬†Gove plans to scrap dumbed-down GCSEs and National Curriculum in the biggest revolution in education for 30 years. Leaked documents seen by the Daily Mail suggest that the most radical shake up in school examinations are being … Continue reading

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Phonics screening test “pass rates”

The first year of the Year 1 Phonics screening test has created a lively debate, across the education world, the parenting world and the literary world. I have been avidly reading Michael Rosen’s blog recently, and would recommend it to … Continue reading

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Maths, a mystery or a method?

I promised a few weeks ago to tell a story about a pupil called Tommy. I knew Tommy from teaching him PE, but nothing prepared me for my first week in the maths world. My year 8 group was an … Continue reading

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Year 1 Phonics Screening Test

Did you know your year 1 child has a phonics screening test from 18th June? No neither did I. However this website explains all and has a good FAQ section. http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/pedagogy/a00198207/faqs-year-1-phonics-screening-check

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