The Rocky Road of Maths

visual maths kit

The teaching of maths should be age appropriate, systematic, and engaging: everything that the current teaching of maths in England is not. . . . There is vast international expertise about how to teach mathematics to young children to achieve the best results. The most effective way to improve the teaching of maths in England is to look at this expertise seriously. . . . → Read More: The Rocky Road of Maths

Didsbury Girls Football

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Didsbury Girls Football offers a unique opportunity for local girls age 4-11 to have a go at girls only football. Group runs every Tuesday evening 5-6pm, in the main sports hall at Barlow RC High on Parrswood Road. . . . → Read More: Didsbury Girls Football

Does your intelligent and creative child struggle with maths?

at the lesson: solving maths problem

Children often miscalculate when bored or under pressure. I would not call such mistakes serious. Serious mistakes take place when children do not understand the meaning of mathematical operations and get confused when a standard problem is slightly modified. Such mistakes are signs of misconceptions. They require diagnostics and corrections as soon as possible. . . . → Read More: Does your intelligent and creative child struggle with maths?

11 Plus and beyond: Russian maths anyone?

Russian Maths Lesson with Dr O. Kiseleva

After his 11 plus exam my son told me ‘Mum, thank you for the Russian Maths’. As we learned later he scored within the top 5% at the Altringham Grammar School for Boys. . . . . → Read More: 11 Plus and beyond: Russian maths anyone?

Didsbury Arts Festival 2015

Didsbury Arts Festival 2015 Logo

Didsbury Arts Festival is back with a nine-day programme packed full of fun and surprises for all the family! With more than 100 artists involved in 80 events and exhibitions at venues all over Didsbury, there will be something to entertain festival-goers of all ages. . . . → Read More: Didsbury Arts Festival 2015

Giddy Goat Gives Santa a Hand

Toys and Presents at Giddy Goat, Didsbury, Christmas 2014

Christmas comes but once a year, which is lucky because it’s normally a manic whirlwind of buying, wrapping, baking, decorating and excessive festive fun. I adore Christmas, but I hate being buffeted about in big shops and queuing for hours at the till. I love small, independent shops like Giddy Goat Toys in Didsbury. . . . . → Read More: Giddy Goat Gives Santa a Hand

New school with 400 years of history

Didsbury CofE Primary

The new free school, West Didsbury CofE Primary, will be open in West Didsbury in September 2015. It has grown out of a successful free school Didsbury CofE Primary and will run alongside… The application for September 2015 entry begins in September 2014. . . . → Read More: New school with 400 years of history

Any child is a mathematician

Teaching Children Mathematics

Would you like your children to enjoy maths and be able to use it in the future whether they choose to be academics or business people? I believe that the foundations are laid in primary school. Later may be too late. . . . → Read More: Any child is a mathematician

What Giddy Goat Got at the Toy Fair

Giddy Goats Toys Shop (Didsbury, Manchester) Logo

The last few years have been tough on the high street with retailers and small businesses really struggling. In South Manchester, we are lucky enough to have a brilliant range of small, independent retailers on our doorstep, but just how are they fairing in the current climate? Jane Arschavir visited Giddy Goat Toys owner . . . → Read More: What Giddy Goat Got at the Toy Fair

Belonging, Believing, Becoming

Didsbury CofE Primary

Most schools in South Manchester are massively oversubscribed. The answer? Open more schools. Rev Dr Nick Bundock of St James and Emmanuel Didsbury, with his team is doing just that. | Interview on opening new free school in Didsbury. . . . → Read More: Belonging, Believing, Becoming