What is phonics? A comprehensive guide for teachers

What is phonics? A comprehensive guide for teachers

Teaching phonics is a method that helps children to decode words by sounds. As part of the system, words are broken down into the smallest form of sound from the word itself. These parts are known as ‘phonemes’ deriving from the Greek word “phonema”, which translates...
8 skills every great maths teacher needs

8 skills every great maths teacher needs

Teaching maths is one of the most fulfilling jobs of a primary school teacher, but there are a few skills needed to be a great maths teacher. Basic maths skills are used throughout our lifetimes. Every day we compute sums, whether it’s the difference between the cost...