Teaching Maths at Mitton Manor Primary School
Our maths units are planned using The TEAM Mitton Curriculum following the age related expectations.
Weekly maths consists of;
*Arithmetic Monday - a session based purely on Arithmetic objectives which are then revisited at regular intervals throughout the year;
*Practical Tuesday - This is a session where children are encouraged to 'have a go' and explore new skills. It will be a practical session using whiteboards/pens and a range of equipment. The session is very 'chatty' with the children actively encouraged to talk about what they are doing so that they are learning from each other;
*Prove it Wednesday and Thursday - the children are able to try and apply their new skills during mid-week. Those children who are taking a little longer to secure their understanding are given extra support and intervention. In a similar way, children who have securely grasped the concept, will be given challenges to deepen their understanding;
*Reasoning Friday - children have the opportunity to apply their learning to a range of situations and are encouraged to explain, and reason, about what they have done.
Rainbow Maths takes place 4 times a week from Y1 – Y6 progressively. This is a 10 minute, mental maths, session that is designed to improve children’s basic skills. Children complete a coloured sheet each day, working on a specific skill set. If children answer all 50 questions correctly every day during the week, they can move to the next staged colour.
Olympic Maths takes place once a week from Y1 – Y6 progressively. This is a 10 minute time tables test followed by ‘teaching’ of multiplication. The children move through the time tables as they complete them. If they need more practice, the children are encouraged to take the sheets home to share with parents.