Tried & Tested: Gears! Gears! Gears! Space Explorers Building Set

Name: Emma from Me and B Make Tea

Age of child: 3 years

Product Testing:  Gears! Gears! Gears!® Space Explorers Building Set

“Emma is a mum of one very inquisitive boy. He is very nearly four and loves anything to do with science. She blogs over at Me and B Make Tea and loves trying anything science related! Her blog started out as a way to document healthy eating but it quickly grew to cover all things parenting and life.” read more

Defying Gravity: The Archimedes Screw

Who was Archimedes?

Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physician, inventor and engineer, born in Syracuse, Sicily, in 287BC. He was the son of an astronomer and mathematician named Phidias.

In the third century BC, Syracuse was a hub of commerce, art and science. Archimedes developed a natural curiosity and affinity for problem solving. He travelled to Egypt to study in Alexandria before returning to Syracuse, where he dedicated his life to research and experimentation across multiple fields. read more

Maths Mastery: Insights from a Year 3 Maths Leader

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Name: Miss Emma Suttle

Title: Maths Leader, Year 3 Teacher

School: Alderman Jacobs School

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What is Mathematics Mastery and why is it important?

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Maths mastery: a key buzz-word in current education. But is it just the latest fad, or is there some merit to this initiative?

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It is visual, it is practical, and it is something that I have found can build strong foundations in the classroom from which to build greater things. And most importantly, ALL children can access a mastery curriculum. read more

Tried & Tested: Counting Cows

Product testing: Snap-n-Learn™ Counting Cows

Name: Jade from Raising the Rings

Age of children: Three and one years old

Jade is a mid twenties, West Norfolk mum to two boys Toby and Teddy. Raising the Rings covers parenting, lifestyle, family and much more.

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What were your first thoughts when the product arrived?

It’s hard enough trying to find suitable storage for toys so when the cows came in their own tub I was pretty happy! I thought they looked really appealing and knew that the boys would want to get them out straight away. read more

Tried & TestedMagic Moves® Electronic Wand

Name: Debby Elley

Title: Co-editor AuKids magazine

Age of children: Twins aged 13

Product Testing: Magic Moves® Electronic Wand

“Debby is the co-editor of AuKids magazine, a parenting magazine for children on the autism spectrum. She is also mum to twins Bobby and Alec, 13, who have autism. Alec also has complex learning difficulties as a result of an acquired brain injury he had when he was two. She writes a column about Bobby and Alec in AuKids magazine.” read more