The positives we can take since the autumn term are:
Number and place value data has improved from Y2-Y6 for every year group from the MyMaths assessments that have been completed last week.
Pupils have enjoyed new activities like the Enterprise Challenge (smoothies), because we had to work out costs.
Activities such as, coordinates linked to map work and reflection work has also been enjoyed.
TTRS scores continue to increase and the average scores are increasing from Y4-6.
Chillis on a Friday are showing improved scores week-on-week with progress being made by nearly all pupils.
Twitter evidence on #LlanNum continues to show the strengths of foundation phase's approach to the concrete, visual, abstract approach outlined in the calculation policy.
Targets for autumn term 2021:
There is evidence of reasoning on a fortnightly basis in Pod Pry Cop, however we feel this should be made a target to happen on a weekly basis. Continue with this at the back of the book.
Use authentic links such as enterprise more if regulations continue to be relaxed regarding Covid-19, in order to work across other AoLEs and also engage with the wider community.
Maybe have as the final or penultimate IQ before the end of term to allow time to plan, resource and then invite the wider community in, if regulations allow.
Teachers need to focus on covering the skills that have been missed this year due to Covid-19 and cover the core 4 (add, subtract, times, divide), but then ensure progress is made on to the other skills such as, geometry, algebra, shape, measure, money, data etc.
The positives we can take that have improved since we did our review in Autumn 1 are:
Target Met: Pod Pysgodyn and Pod Pry Cop have established routines for speed maths, TTRS and chilli challenges, which build on the basic skills.
Spreadsheet of evidence is also being used, which highlights the improvements being made by pupils. Staff update this weekly.
Target Met: MyMaths has allowed for more optional home learning that pupils can access when they want.
Home learning menu had cooking linked activities in it this term.
Twitter shows use of digit dog activities #LlanNum.
Teachers use chillis regularly and have a range of different ones avaialble for the pupils.
Targets for us to focus on in spring term 2021:
Increase amount of numeracy being evidenced through IQ challenges and EPIC books.
Monitor reasoning activities that build upon skills covered in maths sessions.
What a fantastic and productive meeting we had today.
In today's meeting we set out our mission for the year.
We felt it was important to aim to encourage everyone in the school to challenge themselves and have a growth mindset in maths.
We spent some time looking at our books and reflecting on things that are going well and things which could be improved.
This is the list we came up with:
We are doing numeracy in our EPIC books.
We are independently picking our level and if it's too easy we might get a DIN to challenge ourself more.
Better now we've got the other TTRS sheet on a Friday.
We're being challenged by moving up levels to new chillis.
All pupils enjoy the chilli scale of challenge.
Ideas for teachers to consider:
More optional home learning linked to maths.
More cooking activities in home learning, which also make links to numeracy.
Make our own chilli up and our own questions up.
More chillis: ghost chilli, rainbow chilli, lava chilli, super chilli, gold chilli.
More digit dog maths.