Literacy and Numeracy

Catch-up for low-level numeracy and literacy

Catch-up learning is the order of the day – with students three months behind on learning, and some students have fallen up to 12 months behind where they should be.

Literacy and numeracy are essential skills for everyday life in adulthood – this means it is critical that these skills are taught as a matter of urgency.

But how can catch-up learning be supported in core subjects? This blog post explains.

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5 Simple strategies…to encourage reading for pleasure

Reading for pleasure is starting to feel like a lost art. It is something that every primary school student is encouraged to do but they often find other pastimes more appealing as they grow up.

Whether this is due to lack of motivation at home or at school is often down to individual cases. Reading is an important tool for every child and adult, as it keeps the imagination active and also helps to further learning in general – deepening cognitive ability.

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How to make maths more fun

Maths + Fun = An impossible equation? Not necessarily.

Whether you’re a teacher or parent, attempting to engage an unwilling child in maths can sometimes be difficult.

Here are some simple and effective ways to make mathematics fun (for motivated kids and learning that sticks).

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5 ways to help teach students with dyslexia

More than 1.2 million children in the UK have dyslexia, a disability which results in difficulty reading and understanding the meaning of the words in front of them. Many children who have dyslexia have said that the words they see do not stay still. Instead, they move around the page, affecting their ability to read them.

Unsurprisingly, dyslexic students can find themselves falling behind others in the class, resulting in performance issues.

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