Classroom Secrets review by NicolaDate: 30.04.2022
Review subject: Maths
Reviewer: Nicola, Subject coordinator
- Rural LA maintained school 41 pupils in Oxfordshire
- Ofsted rating: Good
- FSM: 7.3%
Average rating across all Classroom Secrets reviews: 4/5
How well does it match the curriculum?
Well: It covers the curriculum as well as we expected
It links nicely to White Rose Maths
How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?
Well: The content is inclusive and sensitively presented
There are multiple differentiated worksheets
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
It does this really well with its worksheets
How well does it engage and motivate pupils?
Reasonably: We can’t use it too often or for too long
I find it pretty repetitive and doesn't always offer the extra on top of fluency
How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?
Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited
There are some available but I wouldn't go to this site for this anyway as WRM produces its own
How well does it support planning?
Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation
It goes alongside White Rose Maths well
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
It can be sent out to those at hoome
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
It's hard when you work in a very small school to be able to afford all options
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