In advance of any maths unit being taught, all of the children complete a pre test on the unit they are about to study. The results are analysed and any child who does not have the appropriate knowledge of the unit is placed into a pre teach group. The pre teach groups, are an intervention designed to allow support staff to work with the selected children, to ensure they have an improved knowledge and skills base to access the quality first teaching.
Classroom maths is taught using the Same Day Intervention Method. The majority of maths lessons will be delivered in 2 parts. Part 1 will be a formative based teaching session. Children will be taught in whole class/mixed ability pairs or mixed ability groups, based on an ‘I do, you do’ structure. Activities may be practical using representation and will be mainly completed on whiteboards. At any point the teacher will direct individuals/small groups or even the whole class to complete 6 varied fluency questions. Children who have excelled in pre assessment may even start this work without any teacher input. The fluency questions will then be self-marked, giving the children the ownership of their learning. Under guidance from the teacher the children will choose where to take their learning next in Part 2.
There will be three choices available.
• Hot (Same Day Intervention SDI) the teacher/support staff will model/guide the work to those children.
• Spicy (fluency variation) Children will complete further varied fluency questions to hone in on the skills acquired.
• Super Spicy (Reasoning/Problem Solving) This allows the children to apply their knowledge and skills acquisition.