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What strategies can be used to improve students’ Problem-Solving skills?

Rationale:   In the new Maths GCSE higher tier paper, 30% of marks include a problem-solving element.  In my experience, this is something students noticeably struggle with as they are unsure how to tackle this style of question.  However, problem-solving as a concept is far reaching.  The Education Endowment Foundation’s report, ‘Improving Maths at KS2 …

How can we challenge the “engagement myth” and increase motivation

Why did you decide to undertake this project? What was it designed to achieve? With a continued whole-school focus on praise and a personal interest that I had in this matter, engagement was an area that seemed necessary to focus on in relation to student well-being and outcomes. GCSE results showed that girls out perform boys by around 12% (5 GCSE’s of …

Art resources January 2021 Lesson 4

KS1 Express yourself with drawing KS1 Lesson 4 Lower Key Stage 2 Applying Tone to a Line Drawing Applying tone to a line drawing Movie Lower KS2 Applying Tone Lesson 4 Upper Key Stage 2 Applying Tone to a Line Drawing Applying tone to a line drawing Movie Upper KS2 Tone Natural Form Lesson 4

Art resources January 2021 Lesson 3

KS1 Express yourself with drawing KS1 Lesson 3 Dove Template Lower Key Stage 2 Lower KS2 Applying Tone Lesson 3 Lower KS2 Applying Tone Lesson 3 Dove Template Upper Key Stage 2 Upper KS2 Applying Tone Lesson 3 Upper KS2 Tonal Shading Lesson 3 Upper KS2 Activity Lesson 3 Extension

Art resources January 20201 Lesson 2

KS1 Express yourself with drawing KS1 Lesson 2 Lower Key Stage 2 Lower KS2 Tone Drawing Techniques Lesson 2 Lower KS2 Tone Shading – Drawing Techniques Lesson 2 Activity Upper Key Stage 2 Tonal Shading Activity Upper KS2 Upper KS2 Tonal Shading Lesson 2

Art January 2021 Week 1

January 2021 KS1 Lesson 1 Express yourself with drawing KS1 KS1 Mark Making Lesson 1 Activity 1 KS1 Mark Making Lesson 1 Activity 2 KS2 Lesson 1 KS2 Tone Lesson Overview Tonal Shading Lower KS2 Using Tone Lower KS2 Lesson 1 Upper KS2 Using tone Lesson 1 Worksheet Upper KS2 Using Tone Lesson 1  

Art Remote Learning Resources

Weekly remote lesson plans for Art click HERE Bubble closure art resources Below are art resources for remote learning which will cover two weeks of learning (two hours per week). Two of the lessons are based on the same theme (1 per week). Click below to view the resources. EYFS Art Home Learning KS1 Art …

Bulletproof your work

Pupils can use this proof reading checklist to independently check their work for spelling accuracy, punctuation and grammar. Bulletproof version 1

Popplet

A simple mind mapping app that is brightly coloured, easy to navigate and allows you to add images as well as text. Ways to use Popplet in your teaching Summary of a topic that is then linked to different areas of curriculum Key information for modules – verbs, by vocab, opinions, connectives An exam question …