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Primary Magazine - Issue 11

Created on 18 May 2009 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 17 April 2013 by ncetm_administrator


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Welcome to the 11th issue of the Primary Magazine.
In Maths to share – CPD for your school, we are focussing on teaching and learning through problem solving with mathematical reasoning.
Our Up2d8 maths provides opportunities for work on number lines and data handling, including finding averages, modes and ranges within the context of Britain’s Got Talent


From the editor
In this issue, we encourage you to have a look at the final report from Sir Jim Rose’s review of the primary curriculum. It was published on 30 April and includes the proposed programmes of learning that are likely to make up the new curriculum.
Up2d8 maths
This issue of Up2d8 is based around the success story of the older star of the future, Susan Boyle, who was discovered when she sang on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, a programme aired on television on Saturday evenings through April and May. It provides opportunities to explore averages, modes, ranges and other concepts. With some careful planning the suggestions given can be adapted for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
The Art of Mathematics
This issue explores the artwork of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch artist born in 1872. He is probably best known for his cubist artwork, which involved a series of paintings around trees and also his neo-plasticism style, which led him to produce paintings using rectangles and the colours of black, white, grey and the primaries. There is plenty of scope for mathematics here, so enjoy! 
Focus on...the royal family
This issue’s Focus on looks at the royal family, particularly the Queen and her two birthdays. There is the opportunity to explore the royal family tree and web links for other fascinating facts about our country’s most well-known family.
Starter of the month
Our Starter of the month follows the theme of this issue’s Focus on, with ideas for activities surrounding birthdays and family trees. These ideas can be adapted to suit most ages and attainment ranges.
A little bit of history
We continue our series of articles on the development of our systems for measuring. We explore the measurement of weight from its origins to our present day systems of both metric and imperial.
Maths to share - CPD for your school
In this issue we consider teaching and learning through problem solving with mathematical reasoning. If you decide to lead a session on this, colleagues will need to read the article by Mike Ollerton.
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