Maths at Pudsey Waterloo
In maths lessons, children are taught a range of strategies to develop their fluency and calculation skills. A mastery approach is adopted by the school to challenge pupils and develop their confidence so that they are able to use mathematical reasoning to solve problems efficiently and effectively.
As Pudsey Waterloo, we follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work. This ensures that there is clear small step progression and lessons are built upon whilst allowing children access to a range of fluency, reasoning and problem-solving questions.
Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)
Due to the nature of the WRMH scheme, it is important that children are confident with their recall facts. Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) is delivered at the start of each mathematics session and are aligned to the children's cohort (covering objectives from their year group or previous year groups). This takes place as a focused starter and aims to promote the core recall facts needed to succeed within the mathematics curriculum.
To ensure that taught skills are not forgotten, Maths Revisit sessions take place in KS1 and KS2 classes. These sessions (approximately 4 per week) are planned separately to the main maths teaching and reflect question-level analysis following assessments at the end of specific blocks and terms. Maths Revisit provides a 'distance from learning' opportunity for children and are used as an assessment tool by teachers. Objectives are selected appropriately from topics covered earlier in the academic year or previous year groups.
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