Tag: strategies

Mental Maths Questions for Children

The mathematics curriculum in primary schools, requires that mental maths strategies are taught to children from an early age. I have been teaching mental maths strategies for many years now and every year I see the struggle that children face. I do my best, each time, to improve my teaching and increase students’ engagement. I believe that the key to…

Conquering the Marking Mountain!

Teaching upper Key Stage 2 is so much fun but also very challenging. One of the greatest challenges is keeping the marking under control. The older the children get, the more work they produce thus making the marking overwhelming. At times it inevitably eats up all your non-contact time as well as precious time at home. In order to avoid…

Reading with your kids

Spending quality time together as a family is great!  Make reading part of your family’s fun times! Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are, instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and…