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Primary Magazine - Issue 94

Created on 24 January 2017 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 25 January 2017 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 94'2017' by Brigitte Tohm (adapted), in the public domain

Happy new year, and welcome to our Primary Magazine for the first Spring half term, where we have an article reflecting on the latest round of Shanghai teachers at the front of primary classrooms, and a teacher considers the rationale for what has become known as pre-teaching in maths.

Don't forget all previous issues are available in the Archive.

How Do I Understand Addition? Let me Count the Ways
How would you teach a Year 1 class to add 5 to 27? In this issue we report on how the calculation was approached by a Shanghai teacher from the recent England-China exchange.  We also hear some reflections made by teachers about this lesson and others from the exchange.

Pre-teaching Intervention
This is a teacher’s account of using intervention sessions to help children access a lesson before it is taught, rather than after the lesson as catch-up. He suggests that the difference in timing has had a positive effect on the self-esteem and mathematical attainment of the children in his Y6 class.

And there are a couple of other things to draw to your attention as well:

  • Debbie Morgan, our Primary Director, has played a key advisory role on the new CBeebies series Numberblocks, which hit the screen this week: find out more, and read Debbie's blog about her experience.
  • Debbie has also appeared in a new video which promotes the use of concrete resources to help pupils grasp mathematical concepts, produced by White Rose Maths Hub.
  • We’ve also recently published the first in a series of video interviews with primary school heads on the leadership factors involved in embedding teaching for mastery within all aspects of maths teaching and learning a school. The first one features a school in Cheltenham, in the GLOW Maths Hub area.

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Page header by Brigitte Tohm (adapted), in the public domain



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