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Post date: 19 February 2018 - 3:26pm
Whether you are new to Hamilton or an old hand, there is still so very much to discover on our website. We know from talking to users that not everyone has found all of the materials that would help them in their classrooms. These might be maths Extra Support materials, Group Readers, or writing opportunities in science. Our welcome pages will help you explore.
Post date: 12 January 2018 - 1:21pm
If you are a Year 6 teacher, we urge you to have a look at our new Harry Potter revision unit. We love it, and we think you will too! Use the whole scheme or just select the 5-minute grammar PowerPoints to practice for SPAG on SATs. Either way, you can inspire your children this term, at the same time as revising.
Post date: 18 December 2017 - 9:37am
Do you ever need access to number squares? Number grids? Number lines? Landmarked lines? Fraction walls? If so, then have a look at the new Generic Maths Resources on Hamilton's Player site. You will find a mix of downloadable and interactive maths resources to support teaching specific concepts and skills in primary maths.
Post date: 20 November 2017 - 1:03pm
BRAND NEW seminar from Professor Ruth Merttens launching in January 2018. What is a pedagogy for Mastery? Is a Blocked Curriculum essential for Mastery? What are the upsides and downsides? Find out the answers to these questions and much more at new venues across the UK.
Post date: 9 October 2017 - 4:03pm
After many years of service, Hamilton's WebLearner will close at the end of April 2018. We built WebLearner at a time when there were few protected opportunities for children to build or contribute to websites. There now exist many excellent alternatives (Pobble amongst them), 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
Hamilton's Calculation Strategy documents can 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.