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The new issue of our Primary Magazine is now out!


Created on 26 September 2018 by ncetm_administrator

'Autumn vibes' by Jonah Pettrich (adapted), in the public domain

In the first Primary Magazine of the new year, we take a look at ‘subitising’, a skill that is presently getting a lot of attention in Early Years, but relevant to teachers of all ages. And we are also sharing the delight of some of the schools that are seeing results-based success that they are attributing to a teaching for mastery approach to mathematics. As a third, new feature, we will be signposting an article from our Secondary Magazine, that may be of relevance or interest to primary teachers.

Articles featured in this issue

  • “Subitising”: developing a sense for number in Early Years
    We talk to Viv Lloyd, the NCETM’s Assistant Director for Early Years, about what ‘subitising’ is, why it is important, and why it is making an appearance in the new pilot Early Learning Goals.
  • Schools on Teaching for Mastery Programme report rising attainment
    Although teaching for mastery is not yet sufficiently widespread in Y6 classes to have shown an effect in national SATs data this year, individual schools that have been using the approach for a few years are starting to share very encouraging results stories.
  • Setting for maths in secondary schools: can it work with mastery?
    More and more primary schools are rethinking the practice of grouping children (in tables or classes) by their prior attainment. But how can teaching for mastery work in secondary schools where ‘setting’ is more entrenched? One of our Secondary Mastery Specialists explains how it works at her school, from Issue 148 of our Secondary Magazine.

And here are some other things for your attention:

Don’t forget that all previous editions of the magazine are accessible through our Primary Magazine Archive, where you can find previous articles arranged by type as well as by issue number. Each of our magazines can be downloaded as a PDF document, and you can sign up to an RSS feed for any of our online magazines so you never need miss another issue.


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