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Purple Mash review by Maths lead

Date: 07.07.2022

Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Maths lead, Subject coordinator

  • City LA school 236 pupils in Oldham
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 20.6%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Purple Mash reviews: 4.2/5

How well does it match the curriculum?

Reasonably: It’s good enough for the money, but needs some additional resources

Tasks are very similar and development in tho would be beneficial.


How well does it support adaptation for different groups of pupils?


Work is either too easy or too hard. Links to learning objective and then differentiated up and down.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

Well: Pupils generally enjoy using it and tend to welcome doing so

Some of the games are engaging.


How well supported is it by any included formative assessments?

Badly: There isn’t any / enough formative assessment or what there is, isn’t very useful

Again it is the clear links to age expected attainment that isn't clear.


How well does it support planning?

Reasonably: Mostly we can use it without an unreasonable amount of effort or additional resource requirement


How well does it support home use / independent learning?

Well: Pupils could be expected to use this at home or independently, with a minimum amount of support or additional resources

During lockdown the children were able to access this easily.


How would you rate it for value for money compared to similar resources?

Reasonably: It represents about the same value for money as similar resources I’ve seen.


Would you recommend it to a colleague in a similar school to yours? 7/11


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