At Wyndcliffe Primary School we follow the White Rose Maths programme of learning. At each key stage, the White Rose curriculum covers the whole of the content of the 2014 National Curriculum. More than this, the programme is designed to support the development of reasoning and problem solving alongside fluency to ensure challenge and ambition for all pupils.
Our staff plan their lessons by following the sequential unit blocks and teach each lesson tailored to the needs of their pupils. Often referred to by the NCETM as “intelligent practice” they carefully construct and sequence question sets to teach, extend and challenge pupils to ensure progress is made. Pupils can make connections between questions and can begin to form expectations and make predictions. No matter what their starting points, the pupils receive levels of challenge to shape happy, assured and resilient mathematicians. The use of Ready, Steady, Go in each lesson allows pupils to become more independent, reflective thinkers who relish the challenge of maths.
Ready, Steady, Go provides progressive level of challenge using the headings (of Ready, Steady, Go) to make the challenge clear. After the teacher has modelled and taught the skills and knowledge through guided practice, pupils are given the option of what level they wish to start their independent work. All levels may have fluency, problem solving and reasoning but they progressively get more challenging.
Some Examples of Ready, Steady, Go:
Times Tables 99 Club at Wyndcliffe Primary school...
The 99 Club is a fantastic scheme which aims to raise standards in maths through encouraging children to improve their mental calculations when attempting quick-fire multiplication and division problems.
The idea is that with repeated practice, the scheme should result in increased speed and confidence when tackling mental maths problems without relying on written workings and methods.
Children start on the 11 club and are given 10 minutes to complete the maths problems, if they manage to get them all correct within that time they move up to the next club (22).
Work is carried out quietly during the 10 minutes, calculators cannot be used, the aim is that children develop fluency and can confidently recall multiplication and division facts. Success is celebrated through the award of Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum awards.
11 Club - 11 questions (doubling numbers 1 to 10)
22 Club - 22 questions (repeated addition 1 to 10)
33 Club - 33 questions (2x, 3x, 5x, and 10x tables)
44 Club - 44 questions (1x, 4x, and 6x tables)
55 Club - 55 questions (7x, and 8x tables)
66 Club - 66 questions (9x, 11x, and 12x tables)
77 Club - 77 questions (inverse division facts)
88 Club - 88 questions (mixed multiplication and division facts)
99 Club - 99 questions (mixed multiplication and division facts)
Useful Maths links