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Pack your school year full of celebrations!
20 September 2016 - 2:05pm
In Celebrations, Hamilton's BRAND NEW Topic for Reception, children learn about special celebrations in the community and in the wider world. Through a series of exciting activities, discover the different ways we celebrate – and the many different things those celebrations can be about.
Changes to Year 2 Maths Plans
31 August 2016 - 1:23pm
Hamilton have changed the structure of Year 2 maths planning to ensure that every part of the Y2 content is covered before the statutory assessments in late May. Thank you to the teachers who suggested this improvement. We hope all our teachers will be pleased that, now that the statutory assessment date is known, our plans enable you to teach to it.
Notable dates for the new term
26 August 2016 - 8:34am
The new school year is upon us, and we at Hamilton are looking forward to supporting the fantastic job that teachers do by continuing to provide high quality teaching and learning resources. Can we start the new term by drawing your attention to a few notable dates and some resources to help you incorporate these into your planning?
Assessment for Mastery - London, 13th October 2016
23 August 2016 - 11:50am
This is a BRAND NEW seminar from Professor Ruth Merttens. How do we know children have mastered or are on-track to master age-related expectations? How do we ensure that children continue to enjoy their learning of mathematics, are excited by maths and can solve problems in their own ways?
Bar models in Hamilton maths plans
2 August 2016 - 1:49pm
Hamilton has added the bar model to the range of models and images used in our weekly maths plans and resources. It is a useful image to show how parts relate to a whole, for example to demonstrate pairs of numbers which add to a given number. You can find it in Autumn plans now, and it will be coming to Spring plans soon.
Comments on the 2016 KS2 SATS
8 July 2016 - 11:36am
Professor Anne Watson has produced highly pertinent comments on this year's Y6 maths tests. We feel that these are of interest to us all. Anne consulted many people, including Ruth, before producing this thoughtful critique and we at Hamilton are very much in broad agreement with her comments.
New and Improved - Hamilton Assessment Tracker
28 June 2016 - 12:18pm
The latest version of the Hamilton Assessment Tracker includes new features as suggested by teachers. There are also behind-the-scenes tweaks to make the Tracker run more smoothly for more users. Please download the new version to use next year. If you haven't tried it yet, why not try it now?
Autumn Term Maths Mastery Training
20 June 2016 - 3:19pm
Mastery – Home or Away? Where does the notion of ‘mastery’ come from and how do we achieve it? Professor Ruth Merttens will address these questions and more in Walsall (28 September) and Newbury (5 October). Further dates to be announced soon.
Special Offer on Abacus Assessment Materials
20 June 2016 - 2:23pm
Pearson already offer a special discount to Hamilton Friends and School Subscribers for Abacus workbooks and textbooks. They have now extended this to include end-of-year tests. These are compatible with the Hamilton plans and will help you assess your children's mastery progress.
Hamilton's new science scheme NOW PUBLISHED!
1 June 2016 - 11:42am
Hamilton are replacing our science planning materials with a completely new, and improved, set. The new scheme is appearing on our website term by term.
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