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Maths Consistencies

Maths  Consistencies – Picture of maths across the school

As a school we use the National Curriculum and the White Rose Maths planning scheme.

EYFS

 

Teacher input happens every afternoon. The week generally focuses on one number or concept each week where the pupils look at each number or concept in a range of contexts.  Each week starts with a maths working wall and this is added to and referred to daily.  Number blocks are also part of this.

The input lasts for approx. 15mins and then there are maths based activities that are in place within the classroom as a follow up

We have the maths continuous provision area available all day, every day.  This consist of a range of resources and manipulatives such as objects for counting, Numicon, number lines, maths related stories, song and rhyme props, tools for measuring, links to shape, shape and measure (SSM).  

Pupils have a maths game every morning where the children are invited to play initially with an adult to model and then encouraged to do this independently as time goes on.

Pupils also have lots of construction materials that support SSM both inside and out.  At the water tray we have lots of opportunities for comparing weight, capacity etc. as part of that continuous provision too. 

Numbers are used at the snack table to indicate what amounts they can have (eg 1 piece of fruit of 10 cheesy shapes ect) 

 

Outside pupils have lots of natural materials that can be used in a range of ways eg weighing, sorting, categorising, positional language, repeating patterns etc..  We have large weighing scales pupils can use along with the giant abacus, games such as skittles and noughts and crosses.  White boards are available for pupils to use for keeping score or representing numbers.

Maths is supported everywhere within our continuous provision and linked language is used all the time by staff.

We are introducing using timers with the children to show they are waiting their turn.  We use phrases when doing hands up for silence to say  Im looking at the clock and its time for………

 

We have links on our class page on the website to help with maths (number blocks, CBeebies ect).  We record our maths learning on Tapestry for parents.)

 

Once baseline is complete we group children based on their next steps to create and tailor the pupils independent maths basics.  

 

We use technology as it fits with the curriculum eg bee bots, I pads, till for role, IWB etc.

 

Key Stage One

  • Maths meetings 4 x a week – Timetabled with a specific weekly focus

         (including calendar, counting stick, place value)

  • Time Keepers – Different pupils wear watches for the week and have a responsibility for telling the time at key points during the day

 

  • Two maths sessions/challenges a week – This entails specific teaching input from the teachers and TAs.

 

  • There is a maths area in continuous provision with weekly/daily activities and resources for pupils to access continuously. 

 

  • Weekly Maths Skill - e.g. “I can count on from a number.” Pupils then need to to demonstrate that skill (in small world, in maths area, art/creative area etc)

 

  • TimesTablesRockstars is available on ipads in classrooms (where available)

 

  • Working Maths Wall displaying number formation, counting in 2s, 10s, 5s and consistently referred to

 

  • numberline 0-100 displayed in room

 

  • Learning Clock in every room

 

Lower Key Stage Two

 

  • TimesTablesRockstars is accessed once a week at least. Pupils also have home logins and are encouraged to access daily at home.

 

  • Big Maths once a week and 4 maths lessons relating to the Long Term Plan

 

  • Regular maths themed early morning daily challenges

 

  • Whole class maths meeting once a week for 15 minutes – specific focus…time, fractions, shape…

 

  • Daily counting stick - focus on multiplication facts up to 12 x 12

 

  • Maths Working Wall linked to the specific teaching focus

 

  • Large numberline for support around the room

 

  • Maths Resources used – (Open access to resources suspended due to Covid-regulations) Teacher supplies specific resources which are sanitised after use.

 

Upper Key Stage Two

 

  • TimesTables Rockstars is accessed once a week during daily maths challenge time. Pupils also have home logins and are encouraged to access daily at home.

 

  • Big Maths sessions once a week involving CLIC and Test-It – Pupils to work on different levels independently.

 

  • Four daily maths lessons (1 hr 5 mins) relating to the Long Term Plan

 

  • Daily maths themed early morning daily challenges – open-ended thinking challenges

 

  • Whole class maths meeting once a week for 15 minutes – specific focus…time, fractions, shape…

 

  • Daily counting stick - focus on multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and related decimals and fractions

 

  • Maths Working Wall linked to the specific teaching focus – pupils and teachers to add to where appropriate – content regularly changed

 

  • Maths Resources used – (Open access to resources suspended due to Covid-regulations) Teacher supplies specific resources related to lessons which are sanitised after use.

 

  • Differentiated “4 in 4” activity carried out 4 x a week. – Pupils encouraged to answer four arithmetic questions correctly in four minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

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