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Classroom Secrets review by Miss D

Date: 05.05.2022

Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Miss D, Headteacher

  • Rural LA maintained school 221 pupils (oversubscribed) in Lincolnshire
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 19.6%

 

Review rating:

Average rating across all Classroom Secrets reviews: 4/5

This is a very good resource that supports planning and teaching well

 

How well does it match the curriculum?

Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected

The resources available support the classroom learning well and therefore save teachers’ time in planning and preparing lessons

 

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

Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented

 

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

Teachers find the resources enable them to meet the needs of the range of abilities in their classes

 

How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

The resources are engaging

 

How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited

 

How well does it support planning?

Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation

This saves teachers a lot of preparing time

 

How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Reasonably: It could be used at home or independently, but pupils would need some extra support or resources

 

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

Well: It’s worth the money and effort to introduce – more so than many similar resources I’ve seen

 

 

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