Clayton Brook Primary School

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Mathematics

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Timetables Rockstars Day - Friday 23rd September 2022!!!

 

What a great day we had. The children were all dressed up whilst competing in lots of battles across the day!

 

 

On a weekly basis, in assembly, we celebrate the successes of children on TTRockstars. Certificates are given out to children who are in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and the class leader board is displayed outside of the hall.

Darts

 

We have been using darts as a way to improve our arithmetic. The children are really enjoying it.

Our Maths Working Walls.

 

On a daily basis, our maths working walls are updated to scaffold and support the children's learning, these follow in line with Maths No Problem. Here are a few examples:

As a school we have adapted the Maths No Problem scheme. This has provided us as a school to improve our maths skills and master these skills. When needed, children will participate in rapid recovery to ensure learning is consolidated and sticky.

 

This is what Maths No Problem say:

Whole class moves through content at the same pace

When teaching maths for mastery, the whole class moves through topics at broadly the same pace. Each topic is studied in depth and the teacher does not move to the next stage until all children demonstrate that they have a secure understanding of mathematical concepts.

Time to think deeply about the maths

Students are given time to think deeply about the maths and really understand concepts at a relational level rather than as a set of rules or procedures. This slower pace leads to greater progress because it ensures that students are secure in their understanding and teachers don’t need to revisit topics once they’ve been covered in depth.

Builds self-confidence in learners

In a traditional primary school maths lesson, children are put in different groups and given different content based on their anticipated ability. This means that from an early age children are classed as those who can and can’t “do maths”. Teaching maths for mastery is different because it offers all pupils access to the full maths curriculum. This inclusive approach, and its emphasis on promoting multiple methods of solving a problem, builds self-confidence and resilience in pupils.

Differentiates through depth rather than acceleration

Though the whole class goes through the same content at the same pace, there is still plenty of opportunity for differentiation. Unlike the old model, where advanced learners are accelerated through new content, those pupils who grasp concepts quickly are challenged with rich and sophisticated problems within the topic. Those children who are not sufficiently fluent are provided additional support to consolidate their understanding before moving on.

Manipulatives

During all our lessons, the children have the opportunity to use manipulatives to help them when and where needed. The children are shown lots of different methods to ensure full understanding and to ensure all learning needs are being met.