Missing Words, Rotations & 3 minutes
Although there has been a slight lull as GCSE students are taking a well deserved summer break, it’s good to see a number of year 9 / 10’s coming through. My favourite conversations this week have been:
Mr A (year 10) “I’ve just been moved up to set 1 in both maths & English”
Miss E (year 9) “I get it! — yep, definitely get it!”
Miss A (year 10) “Grade 9 in mocks”
Mr M (year 9 and showing great determination) “Huh, OK, fine … I’ll do it again”
It’s good to see these younger students working hard with their studies, and I’m sure they’ll continue towards some exceptional GCSE results. Just for your information, it looks like paper 1 was the most challenging this year — here’s another brilliantly unscientific straw poll (good job I’m not a statistician):
Key Stage 2
Developing good vocabulary is an important part of primary education, and knowing how to construct sentences will always be useful. Here’s a worksheet on ‘missing words’ — can you make sense of the sentences?
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Along with the final few weeks of GCSE tutoring, came the challenging questions. And, I must admit there’s been a few ‘hmmm’ moments. The questions might not always be popular, but I can’t help admiring the people who write them.
Have a great week!
PS. And, the joke of the day:
What do you call a group of people who really like farm machinery?
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