At Dalestorth our Long Term Maths Planning follows the principle of the White Rose Maths Scheme with areas of maths blocked together so that children are taught topics ‘in depth’. For Short Term Planning, staff use a combination of Power Maths and White Rose planning.
KS1 have a daily maths lesson.
The lesson will always start with some counting work, before moving onto a mental starter. There will then be a main teaching input before the children complete challenge activities. The lesson will end with a plenary which may assess the children’s learning from that lesson, introduce a new concept or recap previous learning. The daily lessons will combine a mixture of reasoning and arithmetic activities. Number bonds and tables tests will be given as and when appropriate.
From February, Year 2 will have additional maths lessons in the afternoons.
KS2 have a daily maths lesson.
The lesson will always start with a mental starter. There will then be a main teaching input before the children complete challenge activities. The lesson will end with a plenary which may assess the children’s learning from that lesson, introduce a new concept or recap previous learning. In KS2 at least one of the maths lessons each week is dedicated to times tables, arithmetic and reasoning practise (see below):
Years 3 and 4
Have one lesson per week, which consists of a tables test, arithmetic test and a reasoning problem solved in their maths books linked to problem of week. This practice will take place during the Autumn Term. From the Spring Term, years 3 and 4 will alternate arithmetic and reasoning tests with times tables tests and reasoning problem of the week continuing.
Year 5 and 6
Have one lesson per week which is a times tables test and arithmetic test, plus reasoning problems solved in books. From January, year 5 will alternate arithmetic and reasoning tests with times tables tests and the extra reasoning problems continuing. From the Spring Term, year 6 will teach extra maths lessons in afternoons in preparation for the SATs tests in May.
Last year, as a school we trailed and loved using CLIC maths; CLIC is an additional 20 minute maths session based on improving children's fluency and calculation skills.
CLIC stands for:
It's Nothing New and
This year each class will have 3 CLIC sessions a week as us and the children loved it so much!
KS2 - 5 in 5 arithmetic
In KS2, we are also using 5 in 5 arithmetic tests to revise and practise the important calculation skills needed for our arithmetic tests.
Reasoning Explanation – This year, as a school, we are working on reasoning explanations. At times your child may be asked to write an explanation of why they know an answer is correct e.g. I know the missing angle is 65° as the angles of a triangle always add up to 180° and the other 2 angles total 115°. This is something you could do at home when helping with maths homework and/or talking about maths: ask your child questions like how do you know that is the bigger number? Can you prove your answer is correct? How? etc.
What should my child be learning in Maths in their particular year group?
What should they be able to do and how can I help?
Have a look at the Year Group Target Booklets at the bottom of this page and they will tell you what Maths objectives your child should cover and what they should be able to do by the end of the year. Our calculation policies will also help you see how we teach the four operations..
Dalestorth Times Table Progression and timings
Based on the 2014 National Curriculum
Number bonds to 10
Number bonds to 20
x 5 no time limits in KS1
x8 4 minutes for all single times tables tests
Bronze – x2, x5, x10, x3, x4 – 10 minutes
Silver – x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x8, x6, x7 – 8 minutes
Gold – All up to 12x12 – 5 minutes
Square numbers – 5 minutes
Cube numbers – 5 minutes
Multiply and divide whole and decimal numbers by 10, 100, 1000 – 10 minutes
Order of operations and brackets e.g. 2 + 1 x 3 = 5 and (2+1) x 3 = 9 – 10 minutes
Add and subtract fractions, e.g. ¼ + ½ = ¾ and ¾ - ½ = ¼ – 10 minutes
Multiply and divide fractions, e.g. ¼ x ½ = 1/8 and 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6 – 10 minutes
Percentages, e.g. 15% of 50 = 7.5 and 3% of 60 = 1.8 – 10 minutes
Algebra, e.g. 2a + b = 15 a=6 b= and 54 – (7c ÷ 3) = 40 c = – 10 minutes
Ultimate test - a mixture of all of the above - 10 minutes
For KS2 tests children MUST achieve full marks twice in a row to achieve
Times Tables Rewards
When a child achieved their number bonds to 10, 20 or their 2, 5 or 10 times tables they will receive a certificate in praise assembly.
When a child achieves a single times table from 2 to 12 they receive a sticker. Once a child has achieved all their single times tables up to 12 x 12 they receive a certificate. When a child achieves the bronze times table test within the set time they receive a certificate and a badge in praise assembly. These rewards are then continued for the silver challenge and above.