Could we be seeing a rise in mixed ability classrooms?

Why it is more important than ever to ensure that you are using teaching resources that are suitable for mixed ability classrooms

An increasing number of school leaders have reported that replacing teachers is becoming less viable in the light of the recent budget cuts to education. Thus, not only could we be seeing an overall increase in class sizes, but we could also be seeing an increase in the number of mixed ability classrooms.

Which is what makes it so important to ensure that you are using teaching resources that can readily be adapted not only to an array of abilities, but also to an array of age groups.

Brilliant Publications has published an extensive range of resources which are ideal to use in mixed ability classrooms, including The Maths Problem Solving Series Pack which contains differentiated and progressive maths problems for your pupils to solve.

The Maths Problem Solving Series Pack is not only split by year group with six books covering years one to six, but each book is also split into three ability levels for further differentiation.

Furthermore, The Maths Problem Solving Series Pack covers the ‘solving problems’ requirements from the Mathematics programmes of study for KS1 and KS2 in the National Curriculum. The flexible format of the series means that it can easily be integrated with other schemes of work.

For more information or to order the Maths Problem Solving Series Pack, visit

Alternatively, you can place an order:

  • by phone on 01449 766629
  • by fax on 01449 768047
  • by email to
  • or by post to Brilliant Publications, Mendlesham Industrial Estate, Norwich Road, Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5ND.

Brilliant Publications,
Mendlesham Industrial Estate,
Norwich Road,
IP14 5ND.


phone: 01449 766629
fax: 01449 768047

“Since Tom started using Education Quizzes, he has really started to sparkle.”

We have made Education Quizzes free for a whole year so that students like Tom can sparkle too

Despite all the revision tips, tricks and techniques, the best way to help your pupils to retain the knowledge that they have learned in their RE lessons is by presenting them with the opportunity to use this knowledge on a regular basis.

However, since there is more than one topic area to cover in RE, it can sometimes be a long period of time until a topic is revisited, by which time your pupils will have forgotten much of what they had previously learned.

Which is why we have produced an extensive library of RE quizzes and made them free to use for a whole year, so that your students can test and revise their knowledge as frequently as they need and want to.

What’s more, Education Quizzes is ideal to set as homework tasks as it involves little to no PPA time – giving you more time to focus on planning and preparing future lessons and assessing the work of your students from lessons which have gone before.

To get a better idea of what Education Quizzes is all about, simply visit And to sign your school up for Education Quizzes for free for a whole year, go to

If you have any queries, you can easily contact us by sending an email to

Have you got your activity days and summer fete sorted?

With the summer term approaching fast our circus fun days are extremely popular as well as our drop in workshops at fetes and fairs. Fantastiko circus skills sessions are brilliant fun for all ages and abilities and offer an excellent educational experience, whether exploring the “circus topic”, exploring forces in science, as an activity day, a reward, or part of your school fete or fair.

Looking for something fun, educational, and inclusive?

Fantastiko’s workshops are designed to help pupils, teachers and parents feel energised and positive as they work together and learn new things, we also offer personalised certificates to add to a sense of achievement.

Skills range from simple feather balancing and bucket stilts to the more advanced tight wire and unicycle, we even have a trapeze rig that we can bring along.

Want something tailor made without a lot of fuss and hassle?

We adapt our workshops to suit different settings and events for reception all the way up to year 6 – and adults love in joining too.  Fantastiko provide a complete circus package and our offers include everything from; a one hour visit, circus days, ongoing schemes of work, circus science sessions and even a range of themed entertainment.

Prices start from £210+Vat for a half day.

The founders and facilitators at Fantastiko Circus Workshops have been sharing their skills for over 15 years and pride themselves on delivering the best circus package to suit each school and their pupils.

If you would like to bring the magic of circus straight in to your school (or our circus tent marquee) then take a look at our website:

Contact us for more details about the different workshops and entertainment we offer.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Drew Hewett  (Creative Director)


T: 01707 527160 or 07539229256