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yesitsuptome Sat 09-Nov-19 11:37:28

I am an ex primary school teacher but have not taught in the UK for more than ten years. Because we are about to move abroad, I want to have the resources to teach my kids both English and Maths at home, but I'm out of touch with the UK curriculum and what good resources to use. My kids are 6 and 9, so I need resources with cover almost the entire primary phase (my 6 year old is still very much learning to read so I would like to start again at the beginning with phonics etc). Can anyone suggest some good English and Maths schemes that I could buy and use to teach my kids at home?

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crashcourseinbrainsurgery Sat 09-Nov-19 11:59:02

If you want the program that covers UK NC abroad, best one I can think of is IXL. Covers from reception to yr13.

uk.ixl.com/

yesitsuptome Sat 09-Nov-19 12:15:30

Thanks a lot crashcourse. That's exactly the sort of answer I was looking for. Will check it out.

I don't really need the whole curriculum to be tailored to people who are abroad though, I am happy to use UK based resources too. I just mentioned going abroad to explain the context.

Will check out the link :-)

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yesitsuptome Sat 09-Nov-19 12:22:33

Ok I've had a look at this now. What I was looking for more is a scheme I can teach them myself at home, more like what a teacher would use to guide them in class, rather than an online resource.

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MarchingFrogs Sat 09-Nov-19 18:19:53

The actual programmes of study are here (but you have probably already looked at them?):

www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

Norestformrz Sun 10-Nov-19 05:07:05

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/

yesitsuptome Sun 10-Nov-19 09:46:22

Oh wow! Thanks guys. Yes I have looked at the National Curriculum, but I'm also looking for teaching resources to help me. I want to give the kids the best possible support I can, so looking for some good resources to guide me and them through the curriculum. The White Rose Maths is amazing! Thank you for that. I can see how I could work through that step by step and be sure my DS and DD are getting the right kind of questions and material. Can anyone recommend something for English? I'd be happy to pay for it if it's paid resources, either on or offline. Same for maths, I'd be happy to look at any supplementary resources or paid for schemes too.

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Caaarrrl Sun 10-Nov-19 11:05:28

Class room secrets is great for maths. It follows the White rose small steps. It costs £45 for the year and gives you loads of maths questions and power points. It's differentiated 3 ways too. I highly recommend it. I'm a primary teacher

yesitsuptome Sun 10-Nov-19 14:44:09

Wow that's great Caaarrri. I'll check it out.

Can you or anybody suggest something good for English?

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RamsayBoltonsConscience Sun 10-Nov-19 14:54:22

Classroom Secrets has a load of English (certainly GPS) as well

Norestformrz Sun 10-Nov-19 15:02:04

White Rose have their own resources which are £19.99 per year group as well as lots of free materials

BringOnTheScience Sun 10-Nov-19 15:36:11

Classroom Secrets and Twinkl are your friends. Twinkl is used a LOT in schools, perhaps too much.

yesitsuptome Sun 10-Nov-19 17:52:31

Thanks a lot everyone. It's really helpful. I remember when I was teaching (a looooong time ago) we used to get sets of books to follow for each year group, and in those days there was some publishers or schemes that were clearly much better than others. And I'm so out of touch these days I was wondering what kind of stuff is the best today. I'm loving the White Rose site though, that's incredibly helpful, and thinking about taking out a membership with either Classroom Secrets or Twinkle. Thanks a lot guys for the help.
Can anyone suggest some workbooks that might be good? Or maybe I can just pick up resources online and buy myself a printer :-)

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Norestformrz Sun 10-Nov-19 18:23:06

I'd avoid Twinkl

Norestformrz Sun 10-Nov-19 18:25:57

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Maths-Pupil-Practice-Print/dp/0435189727/ref=sr11?crid=1025MTEGQH2WO&keywords=power+maths+year+1&qid=1573410241&sprefix=Power+maths%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-1 if you want practice workbooks these are aligned with the White Rose Maths. There are three per year group one for each term and are good value

yesitsuptome Sun 10-Nov-19 20:39:30

Thanks, that's helpful norestfrormz, those kinds of books can be useful, especially if they are matched to some planning, much appreciated...

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