Maths Consistencies – Picture of maths across the school
As a school we use the National Curriculum and the White Rose Maths planning scheme.
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
(including calendar, counting stick, place value)
Lower Key Stage Two
Upper Key Stage Two