Maths Curriculum at Anglesey

In our daily Maths lesson, we seek to provide children with the mathematical content they require in an exciting, relevant and achievable context. We support our children to become confident mathematicians through a 5-part Mastery Flow Model. At each stage, the level of challenge increases. We want our children not just to know the maths but apply their knowledge in order to really master the curriculum.

We want our pupils to understand and remember the mathematical knowledge, concepts and procedures. The AET Mastery Flow Model is based on research and is designed to develop long term retention of learning and improve understanding.

The Mastery Flow Model is explained in more detail below:

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Mastery Flow Model - The 5 Part Process Explained

  • During the Representation (Show) stage we aim to activate children's prior knowledge and enable them to establish an understanding of new concepts. During this stage, the teacher leads the learning with pupil participation. In the Representation (Show) stage, teachers check children fully understand the concepts taught before applying their understanding.
  • During the Fluency (Do) stage, children complete a variety of different questions independently to fully secure their understanding of the concept being taught. They should be able to complete these independently because the teacher will be delivering a well structure and modelled Representation (Show) stage, which will include lots of opportunities for children to be actively engaged in the learning.
  • During the Probing Questions (Think) stage , children answer probing questions that require them to justify, reason and convince. These help children to gain a deeper understanding and retain the knowledge. Children should be encouraged to refer back to the representations to support their answers.
  • In the Further Extension (Explain) stage, children independently apply their knowledge in familiar contexts or explore different misconceptions to further deepen their understanding of concepts taught.
  • In the Rich and Complex Tasks (Solve) stage, children demonstrate their mastery of the concept taught by applying their understanding to unfamiliar contexts.

Aims

  • Use accurate assessments to inform planning and ensure common errors and misconceptions are addressed.
  • Ensure all children develop and demonstrate a clear understanding of what is being taught through representation and explanation.
  • Ensure children make progress through well-planned 'mastery flows', 'live marking' and verbal feedback during lessons.
  • Build fluency and nurture mathematical independence so that children can make links across the maths curriculum and solve problems.
  • Deepen children's understanding through a clear focus on reasoning and the expectation that children will demonstrate their understanding using representations, models and equipment.
  • Communicate our high expectations, enthusiasm and passion about mathematics to learners.

Home Learning

Every week, children are set maths home learning activities to complete on Eedi. Please click here to login - children have a username and password. Details how to login and access the Eedi maths resources can be found on our home learning page.

In order to further develop children’s effective recall and retention of times tables facts, we use Times Table Rock Stars (TT Rockstars) to provide pupils with an engaging platform in which to develop their times tables skills. Each year focuses on different times tables that are appropriate for that age:

    • Year 2 focus on 2s, 5s and 10s
    • Year 3 focus on 3s, 4s and 8s as well as consolidate 2s, 5s, and 10s
    • Year 4 focus on 6s, 7s and 9s, build up to 11s and 12s and consolidate previous times tables.
    • Year 5 and 6 focus on 6s, 7s, 8s 9s, and 10s and consolidate previous times tables.

For further information, please visit the TT Rockstars website here.

In addition to home learning set by your child's class teacher, these sites may also be useful to use at home with your child. Just click on the links below for a range of maths activities, games and ideas your child can access online:

BBC Bitesize for KS1

BBC Bitesize for KS2

Maths is Fun

Primary Games Arena

Nrich Maths Games and Activities

Updated November 2019