Schoolzone | Classroom Secrets review by Daniel

Classroom Secrets review by Daniel

Date: 26.04.2022

Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Daniel, Subject coordinator

  • Rural Academy 191 pupils in Redcar and Cleveland
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 19.8%

 

Review rating:

Average rating across all Classroom Secrets reviews: 4/5

Brilliant resource used by all in my establishment.

 

How well does it match the curriculum?

Brilliantly: There is more content (eg support / extension activities) than we expected

Matches White Rose SoW

 

How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?

Brilliantly: The content stands out as being particularly positive in this regard and would be welcome in any school like mine

All work is differentiated. Children's names used are diverse.

 

How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?

Brilliantly: There is a wide enough range of resources to provide a good range of options for all pupils

All activities are divided by wts, exs and gds

 

How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so

Questions are in a sats style and follow a fluency problem solving and reasoning format. Sometimes the style of question is very repetitive.

 

How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Well: We could (or do) use it for monitoring individual pupil progress

Could do with an end of unit assessment in the same style as White Rose SoW

 

How well does it support planning?

Brilliantly: It has everything you could need and is straightforward to use with classes

PowerPoint helps teachers plan and as it follows White Rose, their documents also support.

 

How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Brilliantly: We’d have very few reservations about using this extensively to support home learning

The additional area for children supports home learning.

 

How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?

Brilliantly: It’s possibly the best value for money of any similar resources I’ve seen

Used frequently so value for money

 

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