Our Position Statement for Recovery September 2020
At the end of the summer term, class teachers will use government guidance to identify specific areas of the curriculum that were not covered due to school closure.
This information will be passed onto the next teacher, so they are aware of missed units. Teachers will begin in September as normal, focusing on place value and number during the first term. Pre assessments will be used before new units are introduced, to gauge understanding in their class. These will inform the planning and coverage of the next unit. Interventions will be set up later in the first half term, with a focus on children who are not making their expected progress to reach either age related expectations or greater depth within maths, as well as addressing any significant gaps identified in children's learning. Teachers will follow the maths overviews planned for the year. Years 1 to 5 will use the Singapore maths chapters to select appropriate lessons, being aware that not all lessons will need to be taught from the textbooks. Some units in Singapore maths include many lessons, which we do not feel are always necessary for the children in order to grasp a concept. Our planning and lessons are based on children's understanding, not following a scheme to the letter and teachers will use their judgement as to which lessons are most appropriate to cover. At the beginning of the Autumn term, we will remind staff of Maths CPD from this school year, to ensure all staff are fully aware of the expectations for maths. This includes teachers planning one lesson a week which is separate from the Singapore maths lessons. During these lessons, the teacher may work with a particular focus group of children, while the rest of the class work independently on tasks which consolidate the learning done that week, or challenge and deepen their understanding further. Resources such as manipulatives will be set out on tables for children to use as and when appropriate. Children will have access to independent resources such as hundred squares and times table grids, but manipulatives such as base 10 and multilink will be shared in pairs and cleaned before being shared with other children. Assessment will take place from week 4 onwards, in order to plan interventions and inform parents and pupils of next steps.