My courses for 2020-2021 will be going live on my website very soon. Dates at venues are now confirmed. Looking forward to being able to interact with real life teachers very soon.
Just sent this to the assessments department. Wonder if I will get a reply…
I got a reply. The relevant paragraph said this: ‘As you may know, the primary and sometimes (if applicable) the secondary national curriculum references are published in the live test mark schemes to inform the area of the curriculum each item intends to assess. As yet, we do not publish the cognitive domain scores in the mark scheme document. The mark scheme’s primary purpose is to guide markers on how to mark each item reliably. We could bring your suggestion to our expert review panels and consult our curriculum advisors to see what purpose they could serve if we did publish them in the mark scheme document- thank you for your suggestion.‘
Glad to see subitising and patterns in number within the ELGS from pilot EYFS framework.
There is a vast array (in general terms, not an array for demonstrating multiplication and division facts!) of maths courses being advertised on my website that are running in five different locations in 2018-2019. Check them out; there could be one for you!
Remember to keep some Maths ‘spinning’ with games during the afternoons early next week. Dice games like Yahtzee and puzzles like KenKens… dominoes and card games… Good luck everyone.
Make angles facts and missing angles today’s focus. Work out the angles on a clock with the children (each hand goes through 30 degrees when moving from one number to another – when the hands show 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock they represent a 90 degree angle which is a quarter of 360 degrees and the two hands are also perpendicular to each other…). Revise all quadrilaterals (square, rhombus, rectangle, parallelogram, kite and trapezium) and triangles (right-angled, equilateral, scalene, isosceles). Ask: ‘Is it possible to draw a triangle with two right angles?’; ‘ If we drew a right-angled triangle which was also isosceles, what would its three angles be?’
KS2 SAT prep: Order everything today! Ascending & descending. Money, length, time, weight, fractions, etc make sure they are all written in different ways i.e. 3/4 0.4 4/3 30% also order numbers that use same digits in different orders such as: 1.086 1.0086 1.068 1.0608 1.608
Y6: work on the easier content now. Ensure written methods (but not long division at this stage – if not grasped it yet then it is too late for next week). Look at requirements from year 3 & 4. Check out parallel and perpendicular lines (& line symmetry) in capital letters.
Check out the document about instruction questions on my ‘Free Resources’ page.