Mathematics in Year 1, 2 and 3.
In Key Stage 1 and Year 3, Mathematics is taught following the MathsNoProblem scheme which stems from the Singapore maths model. This focuses on, what we call a ‘Maths Mastery’ approach.
We have truly embraced the mastery approach in our teaching and we believe this approach is creating curious mathematicians who are confident in their ability as they have gained a secure understanding of key mathematical concepts.
The theory of teaching mathematics through mastery is to ensure that topics are well developed. By following the Maths No Problem scheme, pupils will spend enough time fully exploring a concept before moving on to a different topic. An idea is well formed then reinforced by practice through different approaches.
New knowledge is then used in subsequent lessons so that all ideas build on top of each other and pupils have numerous opportunities to develop relationships between the topics.
Ideas are revisited in a spiral as pupil’s progress through the years, each time at a higher level.
You can see more about Maths No Problem below.
Times table rock stars.
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 practised every third week or so.
This format has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed and is a lot of fun! Every child has a login for this from the school.
Click on the photo below to login or to read more information on the website.