Spring Term Overview
For Maths we use White Rose Maths Hub and base planning around these units. It is a sequential programme of study that is underpinned by promoting fluency in number. It progresses in small steps and builds on previous knowledge. It emphasises that all pupils must have a thorough grounding in the four basic rules of number before progressing on to the next level. This complete understanding gives pupils more confidence in dealing with number activities and in turn, leads to mastery of the four operations. We use a range of resources to develop the problem solving skills of our pupils.
At the centre of the mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics is the belief that all children have the potential to succeed. Rather than being extended with new learning, they should deepen their conceptual understanding by tackling challenging and varied problems. The use of concrete and pictorial representations helps to deepen the understanding of mathematical concepts taught across the school.
All of the children have their own TT Rock Star login so that they can practice their times tables at home. Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practiced every third week or so. This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils worldwide.