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Start with the answers

The common errors children make are mixing up the answers 63 and 64, and 56 and 54. If your child has a tendency to confuse the answers to 7x9 and 8x8 or 7x8 and 6x9, you can sometimes help them sort it out by working from the answer back to the factors.

Posted on 06/05/2015 — Read full post


Patterns to make times tables easier

Some of you may find the pattern of the 4x table that I’m about to highlight so obvious that you wonder why I’m writing about it. Others will say “Wow I never noticed that” and the rest will probably think “But how could that help?”

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Spelling - Why is it so tricky?

Read the following paragraph and reflect on your reading.

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When reading predictions don't make sense

Read the following paragraph and reflect on your reading.

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Fostering a Love of Learning

Below are some ideas for questions to ask at parent-teacher interviews. If your child is in year 9 or above you could repeat the first five questions with each subject teacher, and the last three with their form teacher or dean.

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