Classroom Secrets review by HayleyDate: 29.04.2022
Review subject: Maths
Reviewer: Hayley, Teacher
- City LA maintained school 711 pupils in Redbridge
- Ofsted rating: Good
- FSM: 12.6%
Average rating across all Classroom Secrets reviews: 4/5
I like that the sheets are split in half as they can be stuck into books easily.
How well does it match the curriculum?
Brilliantly: There is more content (eg support / extension activities) than we expected
It covers everything that White Rose covers and in the same order.
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
How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?
Well: A large majority of resources are suitably differentiated for pupils
Resources are differentiated well: 4 ways.
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so
Children can complete the tasks in a sufficient time and engage with them well.
How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?
Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited
I have not used formative assessment. Not sure where to find it.
How well does it support planning?
Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation
Does not need adjusting
How well does it support home use / independent learning?
Well: Pupils could be expected to use this at home or independently, with a minimum amount of support or additional resources
They provide home learning activities alongside school resources.
How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?
Reasonably: It represents about the same value for money as similar resources I’ve seen
Costs are in line with other resource companies.
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