Our aim is for our Gilmorton Chandler mathematicians to become:
- Confident and able to recall and apply mathematical knowledge in different contexts.
- Able to explain their methods and thinking processes and apply skills in context.
- Fluent in different areas of maths.
- Efficient in applying problem-solving and reasoning skills.
- Independent thinkers.
- Making number work fun Maths.
- Aware of the Maths/ concepts/ process they are doing.
We primarily use the White Rose Maths Scheme to support our maths teaching but in addition, we use other resources to ensure that our curriculum is rich and varied. These include NCETM, NRich, Gareth Metcalfe resources and PixL resources. We use 'Muscle Memory' to allow pupils to remember and revisit previous learning; this strengthens their memory and allows them to apply their learning with confidence. X factor is used to ensure quick and accurate recall of number bonds and times tables facts. When needed, children are given time to review a task in a following lesson , we do aim for our sessions to not be 'compartmentalised' sessions but 'fluid' to meet the needs of the pupils.
This is how we know how well our pupils are doing:
- Live marking and feedback
- Use of White Rose Unit Assessments - pre and post unit
- Pupil progress meetings
- PixL Question Level Anyalais data
- Targeted use of Teaching Assistants - noting and recording observations of individual children.
This is how we use intervention:
- Small group additional teacher support for reteach of identified areas.
- Quick response intervention (reteach in books), following marking/ assessments with identified children.
- Pre-teaching to specific groups of children.
This is how we challenge the rapid graspers:
- Problem solving in different contexts
- Deepening reasoning and justification
- Generalising and testing rules