The summer seems to have gone so fast. It’s been great to catch up with maths leads both face to face and remotely. The summer term agenda for the primary network meeting covered:
Revised WRM reception SoL
Fluency materials: WRM Fluency Bee materials, Number sense maths – times tables
KS1 and 2 SAT papers published
Maths leads have been keen to discuss how children are progressing with fact fluency and the pros and cons of any programme they have chosen to implement.
At this time of year, it is always useful to look back as well as forward to the new academic year. The two slides to the left may give you pause for thought and support your thinking in action planning in 2023-2024.
During the spring term 2023, I delivered a number of face to face as well as on-line sessions for maths subject leads. It’s always so lovely to meet up with subject leads and guide them through what’s been happening in the world of primary maths.
These questions from NCETM caused much discussion about different approaches and what is really means to be mathematically fluent (Q3 is outside of the KS2 curriculum but still an interesting one to discuss).
How do you ensure pupils are developing their mental methods alongside their written methods?
How are all KS2 teachers developing flexibility as well as accuracy?
The MTC looms large with the guidance document for 2023 now available. This timetable below might support your thinking and planning for the coming term.
Key Questions posed were:
How are Y4 progressing? How do you know?
Who will not be completing the MTC?
When will you use the try it out?
Which access arrangements might be needed?
Our next on-line meeting is in June. Do email me if you’d like to join us; the sessions are recorded so can be watched at a time and place to suit you.