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Discussion in 'Primary' started by shenshah, May 16, 2012.

  1. shenshah

    shenshah New commenter

    Hi, just wondering if any schools focus on just on number for first term back/half term back in sept? Has it proven useful?
    Thanks in advance :)
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Sounds a good idea...But no, never done it.
  3. After optional SATs are analysed we focus on any of the 'non-negotiables' (key objectives - mainly number stuff) that haven't be achieved. We also do the same in the first half term of Autumn. (not really mithered if the angle questions are missed at the mo!) We think it works really well. It's what they need . . . lots of calculations, written method stuff, understanding of FDP etc. Our premise is that those key facts are what they children should have, and need to cope with the following year's work (and their life!). They're the building blocks.
  4. We do for low ability children. We tend to work on place value and basic calculations for at least a term, and yes, I believe it works. They need a good understanding of the value of number, before moving on.
  5. shenshah

    shenshah New commenter

    Thank you for your replies :)
  6. upsadaisy

    upsadaisy New commenter

    Yes we do! We save the other strands for short weeks and before we break up at the ends of terms.
  7. modgepodge

    modgepodge Established commenter

    My school did this in sept, I wasn't there then but assessments now show their number understanding is excellent. So it seems to have worked. I believe this was a whole school initiative.
  8. shenshah

    shenshah New commenter

    Any other offers?

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