The English National Curriculum -
Letters and Sounds -
In Key Stage One, high quality maths lessons are planned using the Herts ‘ESSENTIALmaths materials’. This supports the teaching of mastery maths with an emphasis on the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach to learning. Across the school, children are encouraged to work practically, using manipulatives to build as secure foundation for future mathematics learning.
" Herts for Learning subject experts have designed an easy to pick up and use set of sequences with step by step guidance covering the entire mathematics curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6. Designed to support teachers, the planning includes examples of how concrete and pictorial representations can benefit pupils’ learning as well as other mastery techniques. The new ESSENTIALmaths planning tool has a wealth of ideas to deepen and extend mathematical thinking for all learners.
The ESSENTIALmaths sequences have been design to benefit schools, teachers and pupils delivering carefully planned progression that ensures consistency. The inbuilt examples of what children should be able to achieve through destination questions allows teachers to keep assessing and informing the children’s learning against age-related expectations. In addition, the fun and easily adaptable games, activities and resources are built in, saving time for teachers enabling them to reinvest their valuable time and focus on the needs of their pupils" www.hertsforlearning.co.uk/news/essentialmaths
For more information about the Mathematics National Curriculum, please visit the website below: