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Overcoming barriers in mathematics – helping children move from level 4 to level 5

Publication date:
Dec 2009
Education adviser, Headteacher, Inclusion staff, National Strategies consultant, NS (National Strategies) employees, Senior leadership team (SLT), Subject leader, Teacher
Assessment resources, Continuing professional development (CPD), Guidance, Leadership, Management resources, Planning resources, Progression, Training materials, Initial teacher training (ITT), Teaching and learning
Booklet, Key document, Key resource


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These materials are designed to help you build on the success in increasing the numbers of children who achieve level 5 in mathematics by the end of Key Stage 2. Some children still meet barriers in their learning that slow or block their progress but, with additional support, they could achieve level 5. The materials provide teaching resources and ideas upon which you can draw when planning additional support for these children. This is one of a set of focused materials that have been developed for mathematics. Materials to support moving children from level 1 to level 2, level 2 to level 3 and from level 3 to level 4 are already available (Refs: 00021-2009CDO-EN, 00149-2008PCK-EN and 00695-2007PCK-EN). We hope that you will find these materials useful when planning your teaching to help children working around the level 4 to level 5 border to make good progress.

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