Maths is taught throughout school including early development and as appropriate areas of number, shape/space and measures and using and applying.
Key elements that delivery is based on include:
- The school has collated key skills and knowledge progression for all pupils working from early stages of development upwards so there is a progressive sequence.
- The teacher will base each pupils works and next steps on their previously assessed knowledge and skills.
- The teacher may break down skill and knowledge into smaller steps or decrease scaffolding and support.
- The teacher may need to widen or consider the next steps carefully based on each pupils learning needs, engagement and access to the curriculum as some pupils may not follow the usual sequenced development.
- Engagement is key to the learning process.
- Cross curricular outcomes are agreed with parents at annual reviews/outcome review meetings for pupils at early development level or a number outcome for pupils working at subject specific level towards or within pre-key stage standards.
- Maths may be taught in daily functional skills sessions and in time-tabled maths lessons. Functional skills enables repetition and reinforcement.
- Application across the curriculum when relevant and in every day situations of skills and knowledge that have been learned.
- Teachers use personalised strategies to engage pupils.
- Whole school consistency e.g. Makaton, consistent symbols, Numicom.
Photographs and work to illustrate the range of maths activities are being updated and will be refreshed shortly. Examples include, use of Numicom, Maths Circle time, Maths drama games and songs, IT programs, use of sensory rooms, Sensology sessions, use of Resonance boards, Story Massage, use of everyday situations etc.
Outcomes are personal to each pupil and are reported on within the review of outcomes within the annual review and within reports to parents/carers. In secondary, all pupils access accreditation.