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Post date: 9 October 2017 - 4:03pm
After many years of service, Hamilton will be closing WebLearner at the end of April 2018. Hamilton built WebLearner at a time when there were few protected opportunities for children to build websites. There now exist many excellent alternatives, and we feel it is time to retire our old friend.
Post date: 22 September 2017 - 3:04pm
Were you having trouble with blank areas in plans? If 'starters', 'whole class teaching' and other parts of Maths and Reception English plans appeared blank when you downloaded them from our site, please read more. The problem was caused by a recent update to Word 2016, which many systems implemented in September.
Post date: 6 September 2017 - 4:01pm
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.
Post date: 1 September 2017 - 9:19am
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.
Post date: 29 August 2017 - 12:13pm
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.
Post date: 30 June 2017 - 11:53am
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.
Post date: 30 June 2017 - 11:33am
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.
Post date: 13 June 2017 - 11:58am
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.
Post date: 13 June 2017 - 11:50am
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.
Post date: 5 June 2017 - 10:01am
The last five years of government policy have turned English primary education on its head. Parents, and everyone who cares about education in England, need to understand exactly what we have to lose if this continues, and just how dire the situation is. Plus: 5 cost-free ideas for changes to rescue English primary education.