We use the White Rose Scheme to support our planning of Maths from Years 1 through to Year 6. This scheme promotes the development of fluency, reasoning and problem solving and provides a planning structure and sample questions. Teachers then use this overview to plan their own lessons and resources. We encourage the use of ‘low ceiling high threshold’ tasks in order to enable all children to have access to all levels of work and ensure that children are seated in mixed ability arrangements. Children are given the opportunity to ‘grapple’ with Maths tasks and to develop their reasoning through discussion with peers and adults.
To supplement our Math curriculum, all children from Years 3 to 6 participate in a Times Tables Challenge aimed at promoting fast, accurate recall of all times tables facts. This is organised in a clear and structured way and children are awarded badges and certificates as they progress through the challenges. There is also a mathematical Problem of the Month set across the school that children can choose to complete at home.
In May 2019, we launched Maths With Parents, a web-based resource that parents sign up to and which uses short video clips and practical activities to help parents to support their children. The activities each class receives are set by their teacher and link directly to work covered in class, consolidating the learning that takes place in school as well as providing parents with clear information about the approaches and vocabulary used by their children.