Implementation of Maths at Bedgrove Junior School
At Bedgrove Junior School we deliver a maths curriculum that is accessible to all and will maximise the development of every child's ability and academic achievement. Because we recognise the importance of English and Maths as the basis for all learning, our pupils are taught daily in dedicated sessions. Maths teaching and learning at BJS strives to provide every child with the skills, knowledge and understanding required in order for them to achieve their full potential in the modern world. We emphasise the importance of developing secure mental maths strategies alongside formal written methods in order to provide a sound basis for calculation. We also focus on using and applying mathematical skills in practical problem solving situations within real and meaningful contexts. By offering a wide range of mathematical challenges across all ability ranges, we are able to ensure that every child is challenged to extend their knowledge and skills. Where possible, children have the opportunity to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum.
We follow the 'White Rose' maths Mastery programme, although this is adapted slightly to allow us to meet the needs of a high achieving school. We recognise the importance of embedding maths skills across the curriculum and we are currently exploring methods used in 'maths mastery'. We are part of the BBO Maths Hub looking at 'mastery in maths'. We implement mastery methods across the whole school in maths but fully engage in the mastery approach in Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5. For this reason maths is taught in class groups in Year 3, 4 and 5 and in sets year 6.
To ensure that all children are engaging in learning experiences that meet these expectations we monitor progress carefully. We also believe that pupil voice is a useful tool for assessment; we ask children questions about their learning in order to assess and improve learning experiences.
All children now have individual logins for Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars. Please use these to log into Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars to improve your maths skills.
Links to the websites are on the year group pages. If you have any issues with logging on please speak with your class teacher.
We have adapted the 'White Rose' overviews for each year group in order suit the needs of our children, fit into our school calendar and ensure a broad and balanced curriculum. See the attached link for an outline of the areas that are covered at each point in the year for each year group.
Keep an eye out for stickers in your child's planner. This will inform you the level they are working at on our times table challenge (BTC).
Keep working on Timestable Rockstars to help your child to work through the levels and further improve their times table knowledge.