Hello and welcome back to Bay Primary School’s Maths blog.
White Rose Maths
We have had an action packed half term which has included the introduction of the Mastery Maths Scheme, ‘White Rose Maths’. At the beginning of the term, all of the teachers and most of the support staff here at Bay Primary School took part in a Mastery Maths refresh and a White Rose training morning where we shared best practice and even took part in a ‘White Rose Maths’ style lesson. The lesson demonstrated not only a ‘Concrete, pictorial and abstract’ approach to Maths but also involved lots of Varied fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving which is the foundation of our Maths programme of Study.
At Bay Primary School, we have adopted the same mind-set as those teachers who have produced the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning which is:
‘Together, we’re building a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. No matter what their starting points, we help teachers and learners everywhere to achieve excellence.
Our mantra is simple:
‘Everyone can do Maths: Everyone can!
As we prove this to pupils and teachers alike, we’re shaping assured, happy and resilient mathematicians who relish the challenge of maths. They become independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills not only liberate them in maths but also support them across the curriculum.
Please see below examples of the Maths which has taken place this half term at Bay Primary School.
After looking at the ‘Stats Dashboard’ and having discussions with teachers, there is clear evidence that there is an overall improvement in children’s recall speed around Bay Primary School. Please see some examples below.
The data above represents the 'paper data' that takes place within classrooms weekly. Additionally, the blue bars indicate where a full progress check has taken place for all times tables with the red bars showing data for specific times tables.
This half term, we will be focusing on encouraging children to access TTRS online more with the aim of improving accuracy.
TTRS Maths club
The Year 4 and 5 Maths Clubbers have been full of resilience, enthusiasm and a desire to improve. We have taken part in Battle of the Bands as well as playing solo. Overall, children have improved their speed of Times Tables by an average of 15.32 seconds per question and in most cases; accuracy has improved with the largest increase being an improvement of 47%. Well done Maths Club!
Next half term, we have a Maths Day to look forward to which I cannot wait to be involved in.
Thanks for reading,