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 will be provided with support when required.
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 or tablets.
In part 1 in KS1, once they confidently understand the concept, they will be asked to use their White Rose Workbooks and work independently, receiving same day intervention when required.
In part 2 in KS2, children use the online platform Learning By Questions to independently answer fluency questions to determine if they are confident enough to start independently. Those who need further input will work with the teacher, receiving same day intervention to ensure they have the required knowledge. Children begin answering fluency style questions to ensure they have a secure grasp of the taught concept. Children then have the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge by completing problem solving and reasoning style questions. Throughout the lesson, staff use instant formative assessment to ensure children receive same day intervention either 1-1, in small groups or as a whole class.
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.