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To Chunk or Not to Chunk?

This article, from the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) publication ‘Mathematics Teaching’, and is taken from MT227. Ian Thompson reviews the evidence of effective practice in the teaching of early arithmetic found by Ofsted and published in the document...

Children challenging industry: a programme that increases the aspirations of school children to become the scientists and engineers of tomorrow

The Children Challenging Industry programme, (CCI), aims to improve the perception of teachers and children to science and industry. The programme combines classroom science lessons led by expert advisory teachers, with visits to industry,...

Cross-curricular hands-on primary science

This document looks at a variety of lessons devised by teachers in fourteen Leicester city schools, who took part in a project developing creative and cross-curricular links to practical science.

Supported by European Commission funding, the project supported European schools to raise standards in...

Learning to Think (Spring 2014)

This edition of the Computing at School newsletter focuses on Computational Thinking, and contains articles covering:

*The importance of computational thinking

*CTillustrated – displays of concepts of Computational Thinking

*Code Club – after-school, volunteer-led clubs for learning computing...

Introducing BBC micro:bit to a wider audience

I have recently run a session for retired engineers and computer professional keen to learn about the micro:bit as a very cheap (£15) tool for their own interest and amusement, but also to be able to support colleagues in schools, academies and colleges to make sensible use of them to support cross-curricular STEM...

HEaTED magazine - Autumn 2016

Building a technicians' network is the leading article of the Autumn issue of the HEaTED magazine. Other articles outline the benefits of professional registration, describe the highlights of the 'Technicians make it happen' campaign and include an interview with the Aerospace Technical Project Manager in the...

Case Study: Manette Carroll ’How formative assessment strategies improve the teaching and learning of science in Key Stage2 science’

Case study approach to assessing primary science. With examples of children slef assessment strategies

Case Study: Robin James (Exeter Road School) ‘Looking for Learning’

A case study exploring the effectiveness of video-stimulated reflective discussion using child-initiated freeze-framing as a tool to promote peer feedback.

Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) presentation from Research conference May16

A presentation introducing the TAPS project and how schools are starting to use the TAPS pyramid school self-evaluation tool.

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