Shows and conferences · Special Education

Patoss (virtual) conference 2020

If we're connected on social media or you've been reading my blog for a while, you may know my time has been limited over the past couple of years while I'm undertaking my doctoral study. This has sometimes meant I've had to miss a course or conference I'd otherwise have attended due to study commitments… Continue reading Patoss (virtual) conference 2020

Executive Function · Skills for school · Special Education

Working Memory

Often, the first time parents hear the term Working Memory (WM) is when their child undergoes assessment for learning difficulties. Teachers generally understand that a student's WM dictates the relative ease or difficulty with which they 'hold' information for short periods of time, say to follow classroom instructions, write and spell accurately or complete a mathematical… Continue reading Working Memory

Raising awareness · Shows and conferences

DCD/Dyspraxia

A short report on recent training, some useful links and an infographic interactive factors framework for DCD/dyspraxia

Language and literacy skills

Any questions?

Finding ways to demystify the spelling of question words.

Shows and conferences

patoss conference 2018

Another week, another dyslexia and SpLD professionals' event! This weekend marked the annual conference for the Professional association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (patoss). It was another early start, this time travelling by train. The morning was glorious; as we travelled to Newport, the huge, pale lemon sun rose into a cloudless,… Continue reading patoss conference 2018

Raising awareness

Autism Awareness

As the social media spotlight moves on from autism even before April finishes, there is much to be done to raise awareness year-round in schools and other educational settings.

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Letters and sounds

A downloadable infographic and downloadable resources to promote alphabet skills

Special Education

What’s the point?

A few thoughts on targets to start the new calendar year

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

Tricks and tips for six

Support ideas for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie - Beacons Unique Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Download… Continue reading Tricks and tips for six

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

9th day tricks

Support ideas for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie - Beacons Unique Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Download… Continue reading 9th day tricks

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

8th day tricks

Support ideas for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie - Beacons Unique Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Download… Continue reading 8th day tricks

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

Maths made easy

Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted support for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie… Continue reading Maths made easy

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

More number facts

Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted support for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie… Continue reading More number facts

Early Years · Mathematics and problem-solving skills

5 maths games

Reposted to coincide with the fifth day of twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted support for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As usual, this can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie -… Continue reading 5 maths games

Early Years · Mathematics and problem-solving skills

Number facts

Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted support for mathematical development for use at home or at school. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie… Continue reading Number facts

Early Years · Mathematics and problem-solving skills

Old fashioned counting rhymes

Reposted to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted support for mathematical development for use at home or at school. I've written about how number rhymes can support early maths development here. As usual, the infographic can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page.… Continue reading Old fashioned counting rhymes

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

12 ideas for a 100 square

Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted support for mathematical development for use at home or at school. There's a downloadable 100 square here. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely… Continue reading 12 ideas for a 100 square

Early Years · Mathematics and problem-solving skills

12 days of Christmas

Originally published to coincide with twelvetide (12 festive days 2017-18) Just a bit of lighthearted fun As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie - Beacons Unique Download a copy here More infographics here… Continue reading 12 days of Christmas

Mathematics and problem-solving skills

Maths manipulatives

A few ideas to support maths confidence and skills development