Maths is taught daily and is differentiated between abilities to ensure appropriately challenging work. Open the following files to view the long term plans:
From November 2014 we have started to use ‘Big Maths’ to teach key skills in maths. The children work through ‘Progress Drives’ where they follow a natural sequence of progression in particular skills. The lessons involve a lot of repetition to ensure that the children learn all of the skills and are able to confidently move up the progress drives. Each daily maths lesson begins with a Big Maths session which is taught following the structure of CLIC:
Counting: Children learn to count forwards and backwards and to ‘count on’ from any number.
Learn Its: This involves the recall of basic number facts including all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
It’s Nothing New: The children have the opportunity to apply what they have learned to acquire new skills.
E.g. if they know 7 + 3 = 10, then ‘its nothing new’ to learn that 7p + 3p = 10p.
Calculation: In this part of the session, the children use and apply facts and knowledge from CLI to all four operation calculation methods