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Learning Hacks: The bus stop method

What is the bus stop method? The bus stop method is a simple way to divide. Children will usually be taught this method in year 5 or 6. It is sometimes known as short division or short-hand division. Top Tip;... Continue Reading →

What is the Earth’s crust?

What is the Earth's crust? The Earth’s Crust – what’s that about?  I mean, are we talking thin crust, deep crust or stuffed crust?  Well, basically, it’s the outer layer of the planet – the rocks that make up the... Continue Reading →

What is direct speech?

What is direct speech? Direct speech is writing down or reporting the actual words that were said by a speaker; “I’m looking forward to playing football on Saturday,” Max said. What is indirect speech? Indirect speech, sometimes known as reported... Continue Reading →

What are fronted adverbials?

What are Fronted Adverbials? Fronted adverbials, put simply, are the words or phrases at the beginning of the sentence to describe the action that follows; As soon as she could, Tracey ran out to play. (time) Occasionally, Mum would allow... Continue Reading →

EdPlace English, maths and science assessments

Key stage 1, 2, 3, 4 English, maths and science assessments

What is the highest common factor?

What is the highest common factor? The highest common factor of two numbers is the largest whole number which is a factor of both. This can sometimes also be called the Greatest Common Factor (GCF). Factors are whole numbers we... Continue Reading →

What is a Complex Sentence?

What is a Complex Sentence? A complex sentence is a sentence that contains an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence, but a dependent clause even though it has a subject... Continue Reading →

What is BODMAS?

What is BODMAS? BODMAS (or sometimes BIDMAS) is a simple acronym that helps you remember the order in which to solve calculations. Sometimes calculations can get a little more complicated than 2+2! For example, what would you do if you were... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Educational Netflix Shows for Kids

EdPlace's Top 10 Educational Kids Shows on UK Netflix Ah, the 'Netflix babysitter' - Praise be! Technological distractions are sometimes a much-needed godsend. Ever tried to get 3 different dinners ready with 5 kids around your ankles/constantly asking you questions?... Continue Reading →

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