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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.
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? Looking ahead to the Autumn term, 22 September in Cardiff has been added to Ruth's FREE twilight Mastery seminars in Devon, Bedfordshire, West Midlands and Berkshire. Where does the notion of ‘mastery’ come from and how do we achieve it? Come find out...
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's brand new science scheme is now on our website. We have replaced the science planning materials with a completely new, and improved, set. The National Curriculum for England is now fully covered in regular 6-session blocks to fit into half-term slots.
Preserving What We Love In English Education
31 May 2016 - 10:29am
Teachers have let us know that they, like us, are deeply concerned to preserve what we love in English Education. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for persevering with a creative curriculum in the face of the spiraling workload and overwhelming pressures that Hamilton's recent survey revealed.
Teacher Workload & Retention: STARTLING RESULTS
25 May 2016 - 2:23pm
Many thanks to the 7602 teachers who completed the Hamilton Survey on teacher workload. Alarmingly, 94% of of you said that you were considering leaving the profession due to the pressure of inspections and the time spent collecting and reporting data.
Tracking Pupil Outcomes
24 May 2016 - 1:47pm
Hamilton's Pupil Outcomes Sheets for English and maths facilitate quick, regular recording of progress against mastery outcomes. They can be used to complement Hamilton's Assessment Tracker or any other tracking system or as a stand-alone record of skills mastery.
16 May 2016 - 1:24pm
Hamilton's Numeracy and First Number Passports are all about improving memorisation and fluency in key skills. Each passport contains lists of basic facts and fundamental skills that need to be secure for the teaching and learning of the new maths curriculum to run smoothly.
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