Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in primary teaching, with insightful articles and videos from top education experts.
Simon Benn, March 2017
How mindfulness can strengthen both your pupils' and your own resilience in the lead up to the SATs.
Russell Timmins, February 2017
A step-by-step look at how and why the formal column method of multiplication works using Dienes.
Shareen Mayers, January 2017
Teaching grammrar in context is essential! Follow these four quick steps to get started.
Rachel Clarke, November 2016
Experienced Primary English consultant, Rachel Clarke, discusses how solving questions about a text is like being a detective solving a crime.
Shareen Mayers, October 2016
In the first of her video series on teaching grammar, Shareen shares her expert insight into the latest papers.
Keen Kite, October 2016
We sat in as Mrs Sheen’s Year 5 class got to grips with multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 using the Ready, Steady, Practise! Mental Arithmetic pupil books.
Sarah-Anne Fernandes, September 2016
One important way to support pupils in developing a deepened and more secure understanding of mathematics is to provide them with regular opportunities to reason and problem solve.
Russell Timmins, August 2016
Key points to consider when teaching KS2 mathematics, from embedding concepts to assessing fluency.
Shareen Mayers, August 2016
5 tips to support teachers based on the results of this year's test.
David Reedy, August 2016
Watch a short video from the General Secretary of the United Kingdom Literacy Association stressing the importance of teaching in context.
Caroline Clissold, August 2016
A practical example of how an activity can be extended through variation to help children make connections and see the underlying structure of the mathematics they are learning about.
Caroline Clissold, August 2016
Shareen Mayers, May 2016
Essential reading for all Year 6 teachers! Shareen Mayers shares a detailed overview of how your pupils can achieve the greater depth standard in writing at the end of KS2.
Each statement has been exemplified through using the writing exemplification files so that you can be clear about what is expected.
Shareen Mayers, March 2016
Shareen Mayers shares some ways of teaching exclamations and some examples of how these have been used within the KS1 writing exemplification materials.
Shareen Mayers, February 2016
Shareen Mayers unpicks some of key differences between the easier and harder questions in the 2016 sample reading paper to support teachers with understanding how pupils are challenged in the KS2 reading test, especially as the Level 6 test has been removed.
Paul Broadbent discusses the way that multiplication should be represented and modeled to children. How do you see 2x3? Is it two 3s or three 2s? More importantly, how do your class see it?
Shareen Mayers unpicks some of the changes to terminology and focuses on subordinate and relative clauses.
English Adviser, Shareen Mayers, shares an overview of the new assessment framework, with a particular focus on reading and writing.
English Adviser Shareen Mayers shares some quick top tips and ideas to support Year 6 teachers.
Our publishing is about you, the teacher and what you need right now. Our first series, Ready, Steady, Practise!, focuses on differentiation in core skills at KS2, an area that you have told us meets immediate requirements and supports some of the challenges of the new curriculum.