Listen to the latest podcast from NCETM and Nikki Bailey, Deputy Headteacher at Oldfield Primary School, to see how Teach Active and Active Learning has been used in maths across Key Stages 1 and 2, and the benefits this has had for children after a long period of home learning. Nikki Bailey is deputy head and Year 1 teacher at a primary school in Chester. She has long been an advocate of teaching maths through physical activity but has found this particularly beneficial in autumn 2020, with children returning to school unaccustomed to periods of formal, focused concentration. She describes activities and encourages other teachers to have a go.
Early years foundation stage (EYFS)
The changes to the early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework become law today - 1 September 2021. The Department for Education (DfE) says the changes will improve outcomes for all children, but particularly the language and literacy outcomes for disadvantaged children, and reduce teacher workload....Read more
Get Set for September
After a challenging school year, schools are now ready to take a well-earned break and enjoy the Summer Holidays but while Summer is a time to relax, schools are also thinking ahead for how to best provide for their pupils in what fingers crossed will be the post-pandemic world in September 2021....Read more