In order to ensure uniformity, high standards of teaching and learning in Maths and
depth of reasoning, the Maths No Problem approach is utilised in Years 1 to 5.
Foundation Stage follow the statutory framework for EYFS, using ‘Development
Matters’ and ‘Birth to Five’ in order to prepare the children for Year 1. Year 6 continue
to build on prior learning and tailor their approach to individual needs, addressing
gaps in knowledge and ensuring the children are secondary ready.
The Maths No Problem approach ensures progression in reasoning and number skills
and a uniform teaching approach, using the same models across the years. The
approach follows the Concrete Pictorial Approach and provides opportunities for all
children to progress at their own pace.
End-of-unit Maths No Problem assessments are carried out in years 1 to 5, to identify
gaps and any intervention needs. Year 6 also carry out assessments at least halftermly, or at the end of a teaching unit. Assessments in all year groups help to identify
gaps in learning and provide opportunities for precision teaching and interventions.
Extra teacher-led interventions are carried out with small groups of children to
narrow any gaps.
All year groups carry out Maths lessons daily, with extra arithmetic sessions being
planned in, to ensure there are opportunities for fluency.
The TT Rock stars program is used from Years 2 to 6, to encourage independent
learning and practise times table facts. Teachers set up tournaments between classes
and year groups, to add excitement and motivation.
Each year group sets appropriate homework for Maths, to encourage independent
learning. Parental involvement is expected: there may be open lessons, to which
parents are invited, so that parents are aware of the strategies being adopted and
can support their children at home. Additional parent workshops will be arranged as
required, according to the needs of individual year groups.
Staff professional development will focus on pedagogical knowledge, cognitive
science research to support fluency and retrieval, peer coaching and further Maths
No Problem support, depending on the needs identified during monitoring.