Some users have been experiencing a problem whereby 'starters', 'whole class teaching' and other parts of Maths and Reception English plans appear blank when you download them from our site. The problem is caused by a recent update to Word 2016, which many systems have implemented this month. Read more
New this term: documents to help you gain consistency in teaching maths across your school. We have written new, clear, nicely laid out documents to allow you to see and plan progression in Addition and Subtraction and in Multiplication and Division. They include both mental and written strategies. Read more
Do you know a secondary schools that would be interested in our new bank of numeracy materials? Hamilton are running a one-year trial during which we shall provide free materials designed to sustain/improve numeracy at all levels and in line with the KS3 curriculum, including problem-solving and reasoning. Read more
Hamilton’s new Reception English plans cover all Literacy EYFS outcomes as well as selected outcomes in other curriculum areas. Plans allow complete flexibility: teach them in any order within the term and adapt activities to the individual needs of your children and to include continuous provision. Read more
Mastery: a proper working definition. What does mastery mean? How do we know where children are on their journey towards it? What aspects of understanding enable children to get to mastery? It's not as simple as being able to mimic a particular procedure; there are both skills and metaskills involved. Read more
Are you thinking about maths mastery? Are you talking about using a blocked curriculum for your maths teaching. Are you confused about how to do this with Hamilton plans? Don't worry. You can continue to use Hamilton maths plans and teach in blocks for mastery. Mastery is not new to Hamilton - and we can help your children achieve it. Read more
Each week, inevitably, there are some children who are unable to succeed on the age-related expected objectives. So, Hamilton is providing two extra support activities a week for every whole year group. These can be done by a TA with a small group of children. Read more
Target Tracker is now compatible with Hamilton plans. Hamilton's maths and English objectives are more nuanced and fine-grained than the broad National Curriculum for England's objectives. Now you can apply your judgements of mastery on Hamilton's objectives straight into Target Tracker. Read more
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