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Required practicals

I have discovered that the practical skills of many of our students are not as good as I would like them to be. This has led us to think more carefully about the practical work that we do in KS3 … Continue reading

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Nurture1617

When I sat down to write this I realised that I didn’t write one last year. Oops. 5 things from 2016. Y6 SATS and secondary school applications. This was probably the biggest change that happened to us as a family. … Continue reading

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Hang in there.

The ‘On this Day’ app on facebook has been reminding me recently of how I was feeling 5 years ago as I reached the end of my PGCE. As we are often reminded about how many teachers leave teaching in … Continue reading

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Maths in science exams

My year 10 class complain bitterly every time they are given a question that has some maths. When I was marking their mock exams earlier this year I noticed that many of them didn’t attempt the maths questions at all. … Continue reading

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Making students think.

A while ago I saw this tweet from Jasper Green (@sci_challenge) and as I was in the middle of teaching my Y7 class about particles I thought I would take a closer look. I spent quite a long time looking … Continue reading

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Knowledge Organisers

  A while ago I read this blog post about the use of knowledge organisers and this blog post about their use in science. I like the idea of knowledge organisers but I did have some reservations about their use. … Continue reading

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Exam Feedback Tool

I’ve always looked through the tests that are completed in class trying to find out whether any questions in particular caused problems for students. When I saw this post by Kristian Still I realised that the Exam Feedback Tool would do … Continue reading

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