Hamilton has always been attentive to the unique challenges of teaching mixed age classes, and we are pleased to announce that mixed age flexible and short maths blocks are coming for 2019-20.
We have been delighted with the popularity of our new maths blocks. The good news is that the benefits of Hamilton's maths blocks will soon be available to mixed year group teachers too. Mixed age maths blocks for Years 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 will be appearing on our website from summer 2019.
We liked seeing the shape of the whole year, the choice of both group activities AND practice sheets for differentiated abilities and the uncluttered, user-friendly presentation of the blocks.
Oxford teachers reviewing a preview of blocks
Autumn Term flexible and short blocks for mixed age teaching will start appearing in June, and they will be fully available from the end of July — ready for you to use in September. Spring Term will appear from late October and Summer Term will appear from late February.
Our long flexible blocks allow you to choose how to structure your term's teaching, while our short maths blocks provide all the inbuilt advantages of the weekly plans and more. Find out more about the benefits of short maths blocks.
Like our single year blocks, the mixed age blocks will include units organised around a specific objective or set of closely related objectives. Each unit will contain everything you need to teach mastery of the relevant skills and concepts to children in both age ranges:
We plan to add mixed age maths blocks for years R/1, 2/3 and 4/5 in due course.
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