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Whole class catch-up sessions

Ruth Merttens By Ruth Merttens

FREE Teaching and Learning materials for use with the whole class, including tailored PowerPoints.

Prepare your September year group by teaching Key Skills from the year before.

In English, these materials consist of Writing Tasks specifically designed to illuminate the gaps in learning caused by the lockdown. Follow our guidance on How to use English Catch-Up and choose two writing tasks and use each one, with its specially tailored follow-up materials, to address these short-falls. Then move on to the blocks for your year group.

In Maths, the teaching of Key Skills are linked to the DFE Ready-to-progress Curriculum (DfE July 2020). They are to be used, Block by Block, to prepare children for learning in their new year group and provide a solid understanding of key basic concepts and skills from the previous year.
Before teaching the first unit in a Block in your year group, use the Catch-Up materials provided for that topic. Before teaching the second Block, use the Catch-up materials for that topic. E.g. teach Catch-Up Place Value, before attempting the Place Value block in your year group. Use Catch-up Addition/Subtraction before starting that block in your year group. And so on.

Now available:

Catch-up Writing Tasks

Catch-up Key Skills for Maths

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You can download individual copies of each document from Hamilton's Catch-up Packs in our public Google Drive folder. Explore the Google Drive folder.

These Whole Class Catch-Up materials can of course be used by a teacher with large groups of children rather than the entire class, if preferred. However, they should not be confused with the catch-up materials for Tutors which are materials running alongside the main teaching, and are targeted for use by tutors with small groups or single children. The specific individual catch-up Tutor Materials can be found in every Unit of every Block.

Health Warning
In Maths
, these materials draw some sheets from the Learning at Home Packs. It is possible that, if some children have been religiously working through the Hamilton materials at home, some of the practice sheets may have been used. (The teaching PowerPoints are all new.) Obviously, most children will not remember specific examples or worksheets, but if any child recalls doing these, it might be best to use the investigations provided in the Catch-Ups, or draw a practice sheet from the normal Summer Blocks of the year before.