Maths Strategy

At Belmont, we believe you can never stop getting better. As such, we will be making this academic year our Year of Maths. It is our aim to improve outcomes in Maths for all of our pupils and to foster a love of number and problem solving. We will be launching our new Calculation Policy this term and we hope that parents will join us for a number of workshops and curriculum events over the coming months, as well as supporting Maths learning at home.

 

Our core priorities for 2017-18

  • Develop a consistent approach to the teaching of calculation and reasoning
  • Buld on good teaching to ensure more is consistently outstanding across the school
  • Further improve differentiation so all pupils can make good progress from their starting points; especially the more able and those with SEN
  • Further accelerate progress for disadvantaged pupils
  • Secure consistently effective use of Assessment for Learning

How will we achieve our core goals?

Priority 1: Develop a consistent approach to the teaching of calculation and reasoning

  • Embed the use of White Rose Maths Hub planning resources
  • Participate in Math Mastery Programme and disseminate learning with all staff
  • Deliver a programme of CPD around the use of the Singapore Bar; including workshops and information sharing for parents

Priority 2: Build on good teaching to ensure more is consistently outstanding across the school

  • Ongoing qaulity assurance
  • Teachers to receive professional development through Maths Mastery Programme and LA consultant
  • Implement a programme of peer observations to share best practice

Priority 3: Further improve differentiation so all pupils can make good progress from their starting points; especially the more able and those with SEN

  • Targeted intervention; especially girls in KS2 and boys in KS1
  • Audit and update resources to further support teaching using concrete apparatus

Priority 4: Further accelerate the progress of disadvantaged pupils

  • Introduce No Nonsense Maths intervention programme in KS1 & KS2
  • Introduce Numicon intervention in KS1
  • Deliver targeted booster sessions for Year 6

Priority 5: Secure consistently effective use of assessment for learning

  • Review marking policy
  • Provide assessment training for new teachers
  • Moderation of maths in all classes across a cluster of local schools

 

 

November is Barvember at Belmont!

This month, Belmont is taking part in the November - Barvember Singapore Bar Maths Challenge. Every day we are sharing problems that can be solved using the bar method being taught across the school. Have a look at the problems and have a go at home!