Schoolzone | Classroom Secrets review by Hayley

Classroom Secrets review by Hayley

Date: 29.04.2022

Review subject: Maths

Phase: Primary

Reviewer: Hayley, Teacher

  • City LA maintained school 711 pupils in Redbridge
  • Ofsted rating: Good
  • FSM: 12.6%


Review rating:

Average rating across all Classroom Secrets reviews: 4/5

I like that the sheets are split in half as they can be stuck into books easily.


How well does it match the curriculum?

Brilliantly: There is more content (eg support / extension activities) than we expected

It covers everything that White Rose covers and in the same order.


How well does it support your school’s inclusion/diversity/equal opportunities policy?

Brilliantly: The content stands out as being particularly positive in this regard and would be welcome in any school like mine


How well does it support differentiation for the full range of the classes you use it with?

Well: A large majority of resources are suitably differentiated for pupils

Resources are differentiated well: 4 ways.


How well does it engage and motivate pupils?

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

Children can complete the tasks in a sufficient time and engage with them well.


How well supported is it by accompanying formative assessments?

Reasonably: There is some formative assessment included, but its usefulness is a bit limited

I have not used formative assessment. Not sure where to find it.


How well does it support planning?

Well: It’s fairly self-contained and can be used with minimal preparation

Does not need adjusting


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

They provide home learning activities alongside school resources.


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

Costs are in line with other resource companies.


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