Last year, Tui Team tried cross grouping for basic facts knowledge and saw great progress among our students. This term, the Tui Term is trialling cross grouping for addition and subtraction, along with basic facts.
Students are split into ability groups which have been determined through pre-testing. There is fluidity between groups, as once students shows competency at the stage they are working on, they may be moved to another group. Similarly, if a student shows the need for additional support, they can be moved to a group which can cater for this.
At the beginning of the year it is important that students feel comfortable and are given the opportunity to build confidence. The Tui Team teachers know that cross grouping will be new for some of the students, and we will make sure to speak to children about all of them having their own learning journey and the importance of being in a group which best meets their needs.
Please feel free to contact your child's classroom teacher or our team leader, Michelle, via her email firstname.lastname@example.org