|How do we teach Mathematics at All Saints?
At All Saints we follow the White Rose Maths long term scheme of planning. We take on some elements of a Mastery approach in our teaching of the subject, which enables us to ensure children are developing a deep understanding of the mathematical concepts. A strong emphasis is placed on fluency, along with a focus on improving the children’s use and understanding of a range of mathematical language and vocabulary.
|Teaching of Mathematics in the Early Years
Children within the Early Years have opportunities to develop their maths learning daily. This includes daily inputs from the class teachers, along with a range of mathematical opportunities available within the continuous provision. This enables children to apply and practise their taught skills, or developing knowledge, in a range of situations. Children are encouraged to explore their understanding practically and in meaningful contexts.
We have also recently introduced the use of Numberblocks to support in children’s basic understanding of number and key mathematical ideas which are embedded in the episodes. We use Numberblocks alongside the White Rose scheme of learning, and believe using Numberblocks makes the most of the children’s existing enjoyment of watching the programme.
|Teaching of Mathematics in Year 1 to Year 6.
Children in Years 1 to 6 have a taught daily maths session. Each lesson begins with a chance to reflect on the previous lessons’ learning, ensuring that any misconceptions or errors are corrected before moving on to the next series of learning.
Lessons also incorporate a fluency section, where children are able to practise their different number skills (particularly around the four operations) at speed. The fluency section will also sometimes provides children a chance to revisit a previously taught topic. This ensures that their understanding and knowledge is not forgotten over time.
|How do we assess Mathematics?
Pre and post assessments
Staff in Year 1 to 6 will complete a pre-assessment at the beginning of each block of learning. This helps the Class Teacher to know where to pitch the learning, whilst having a clear picture of the children’s starting points. The assessment is then repeated at the end of a block of learning, so that staff will understand the progress made, and any potential gaps remaining in the children’s knowledge.
This is a termly assessment completed in Year 1 to 6. Reception also complete a PUMA in the Summer term. Teachers will use the results of this assessment to identity both gaps in understanding for individual children, but also as a whole cohort.
Ongoing assessments take place throughout each Maths lesson, ensuring that children are constantly able to move forward in their understanding. Teacher’s also respond to children’s learning daily, so that any misunderstanding is identified early. Therefore, children are ready for the next step in their learning.
|What resources are available to help at home?
Children have their own TTRockstars accounts. This app is a great way for children to practise both their multiplication and division skills. The carefully seqeunced programme of times tables enables children to improve their times tables recall (both speed and accuracy). Each Friday in Celebration Worship, we celebrate the top scoring class across the week, as well as the Top Rocker from each class.
MyMaths is the main way we promote Maths learning at home. Teachers will set activities for children to complete independently at home. This is often used as a chance for children to have additional practise of the work they have been completing in lessons. Staff will then be able to see how children have performed in their home learning.
|White Rose Maths Objectives