Our intent for Maths, is to ensure that children achieve Mathematical Proficiency. This term captures what it means for anyone to learn mathematics successfully. Mathematical proficiency consists of the following five components, or strands
We implement this in school through a range of different strategies:
- The CPR Model
- Child led challenge
- Early Bird Maths
- Fantasy Tables
The CPR Model focuses around the 5 strands of Mathematical Proficiency, and is a sequence of teaching, which is taught across school. This model is used to ensure that children are given opportunities to develop their own proficiency and are exposed to each area on a constant basis
Child led challenge is used within the teaching of Maths, to ensure there is ‘Learning without Limits’ for all children. This ensures that children are always challenged within Maths lessons.
Early Bird Maths is used across KS1 and 2. This focuses purely on calculations and arithmetic strategies. Children are exposed to this on a daily basis. Misconceptions are addressed during these sessions, to ensure the children are becoming fluent and confident with a range of calculations.
Fantasy Tables is a strategy that is used in every classroom from Y1-6 to ensure children are continually working on their Times Tables and recall facts. This is celebrated by children in Thursday Values Worship.
The impact of these current strategies is there are more children on track to meet ARE across the school. Across school, there is 42% of children on track to achieve GD. The 2017-18 Y2 class were the first year group to have the CPR model from the beginning of KS1 and their Maths Results were: 89% meeting ARE and 42% achieving GD.