At Elworth Hall, we use White Rose Mathematics Schemes of Learning to support the teaching and learning of Mathematics across the school. Teachers use the yearly overviews to structure the different concepts and the small steps to sequence and inform daily planning and interventions.
We have an agreed lesson structure across KS1 and KS2. This involves daily opportunities to practise Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving. Every lesson commences with a whole class problem to promote and develop 'talk for maths'.
Alongside the daily Mathematics lesson, we also deliver 'Daily 10' this is a 10 minutes/ 10 question session to recap and consolidate basic number skills e.g. number bonds, multiplication facts.
The NCETM Ready to Progress documents are used to support formative assessment, to ensure the majority of the children are ready to progress within a unit and/ or onto the next concept. We also use Block tests to support teacher assessment, these are used either at the beginning or end of a new concept or both.
We use NFER Assessment Tests as summative assessment at the end of each term. These take place for Y2-6 in the Autumn Term, Y1-6 in the Spring and Summer Term.
Children in KS1 and KS2 are asked to learn a set of Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) each half term. These facts are linked to the objectives covered in lessons for the current half term or the previous half term to embed learning. Children are assessed on their learning of each KIRF at three points during the term, the start, middle and end, to allow teachers to idenitfy any children who need additional support.
KS2 children are also asked to learn the times tables facts up to 12 x 12. This includes the multiplication and division facts e.g. 3 x 4 = 12
4 x 3 = 12
12 ÷ 3 = 4
12 ÷ 4 = 3
All children have access to TimesTables Rockstars to support their learning of these facts. Please ask your child's class teacher for the log in.