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Author Archives: mschamber

Bar modelling 

Mrs Chambers and Miss Bartley attended some great bar modelling training last week, exploring how we can draw different bars as a pictorial tool to support us answering more complex problems. Try using them in your class to support conceptual understanding!

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Maths Help Desk Impact?

How is your Maths  Help Desk supporting learning in your class? How is the teacher Maths Help Desk supporting you?  What’s the impact folks? Add your thoughts to the padlet below.  Be adventurous too, feel free to add images, videos or even a ditty!

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Maths SDM: Exploring Fluency, Mathematical Reasoning & Problem Solving

Staff development meeting today got everyone thinking about the difference between fluency, reasoning and problem solving and how we can find more opportunities to develop these skills as part of our everyday Maths diet. Also folks, remember to check out the Twitter Mastery Maths daily question at @MathsMastery. Will you be able to solve it? … Continue reading »

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Logical Consequences 

As part of our restorative approach to managing behaviour, WCPS have been trying to use more  logical consequences to support learners understanding why the behaviour was wrong and reduce reoccurrence.    Positive research data shows that logical consequences are 70% effective;  they are directly linked to the behaviour and teach a valuable lesson.   A group … Continue reading »

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A great Teaching and Learning NPQSL training day, led by Kate Davis and Jaimie Holbrook. #Team Common and Team Darton collaborated to change the poetic words of Bobby Robson to fit our school.  Check out our work… It really has brought a sense of pride. 

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School Direct D&T Twilight 

Well done and thank you to all the School Direct Trainees who participated and got stuck into our TASC wheel project. After being set a challenge to design and make a moving resource to hook learners in to a new teaching concept, there was some great collaboration and capitalising taking place, as links were made … Continue reading »

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 Developing Mastery Maths

WCPS are collaborating with the South Yorkshire Maths Hub and embarking on a maths project to develop mastery understanding. Our twilight staff development meeting has certainly stretched our making links and meta-learning muscles. Look out for these new techniques being used in classrooms…    Created with Padlet

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1st September Staff Inset

Following the summer break, the WCPS family all returned to work, full of excitement and enthusiasm, ready for the challenge ahead! As we explored our aims and goals for the next academic year, the team created some fantasic newspaper headlines/ story ideas to support our development. Check our ideas… Here we are getting creative as … Continue reading »

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Blog Enquiry Review


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Mrs Chambers visits Year 3


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